Seven Lords Wood

Details for this wood

Guide price: £57,000 - Freehold
Size: Almost 4½ acres

Location: Sigford near Ashburton, Devon
OS Landranger: 191
Grid ref: SX 777 728
Nearest post code: TQ13 7EX

Contact: Bob Liles
Phone: 07793 140 010
Email: [email protected]

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Description   Seven Lords Wood is a beautiful piece of mixed deciduous woodland, with stunning beech trees bordering two sides.  The wood has great access all year round along a stone track which ends at the clearing.  It has the advantage of being a fairly dry wood being in a elevated position.  Because both the southern and western edges are onto open fields and a single track road, the wood is very light with the sun streaming through the trees.    Both Haytor and Saddlestones Tor are a 10 minute drive away, as is the town of Ashburton.

The woodland structure is a classic coppice with standards. The coppice part is the hazel that grows in the 'shrub layer or understorey' and it can be cut back low every 5-10 years as the hazel thrives and grows back with more shoots from the stumps when cut. This gives a sustainable supply of firewood both for home and for camp fires in the woodland as well as useful poles for den building and to replace bamboo in your garden for trailing broad beans and peas. The "standards" refers to the mature larger trees under which the hazel grows.  Part of the woodland has been coppiced in the past few years and a small deer population shares the woodland. 

There are many mature broadleaved species include oak, ash, beech and birch, accompanied by the occasional Douglas fir.  Ash, sycamore, beech, hazel and holly make up the understorey.  Honeysuckle, ash, beech, hazel and holly seedlings, ivy, male fern, dog mercury and bluebells are found covering the ground. Within the woodland there are a couple of well defined tracks and most of the woodland has a favourable topography, gently sloping at the northern side. There are some small open areas, the result of trees falling, the wood is surrounded by open land on two sides, a mature conifer plantation to the north, and another section of the same broadleaved wood to the east.

In Medieval times located on moorland nearby was a place called Seven Lord's Land as it was where seven Lord's boundaries met. Seven stones were erected here, one to represent each of the land owners. In fact the site was originally a Prehistoric cairn and is now a moss covered collection of large stones and is just inside the Dartmoor National Park.

The access track is good enough to get a camper-van to the woodland year-round, the first part is shared with the adjacents owners.

Boundaries   The northern boundary with an adjacent stand of conifer is an old hedgebank.  The wood has a distinct boundary to the road on its southern side, with a bank, and a row of large boundary beech trees; its western boundary to a field has a Devon hedgebank, with a continuation of the line of large beech. The northern boundary is an old hedgebank and to the east is a line of posts.

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Covenant   There is a covenant, click here to read, on the woodland designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodland.

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Seven Lords Wood is about 25 miles down the A38 from Exeter and just 3 miles up the A38 from Ashburton, in Devon.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode, entrance coordinates are already entered, and click on the "Directions" box.  This will take you to the entrance gate,  park here for viewing.

Travelling down the A38 go down to Ashburton and tak the exit then travel back up the A38 to the exit to Caton just before the Newton Abbot exit.

Satnav: the postcode TQ13 7EX is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Coordinates for satnav are: N50.540772, W3.724783


Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

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Contact Bob Liles on 07793 140 010 or use the form below