Croft Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £38,000 - Freehold
Size: Almost 4 acres

Location: Between West Stow and Culford, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
OS Landranger: 155
Grid ref: TL 826 698
Nearest post code: IP28 6DY

Contact: Richard Scholfield
Phone: 07811 818 277
Email: [email protected]

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Description   Croft Wood is an attractive well managed woodland suitable for a variety of uses, set on level ground and with good access.

Trees found here include Scots pine  Pinus sylvestris  which is one of our three native conifers along with yew and juniper and it forms the backbone of this woodland.  A good timber tree with a reddish colour and being slow growing the timber is strong and easily worked. Planted almost 50 years ago, see annual rings in the tree section photo, they have grown straight and even, are now well-thinned to encourage girth growth.  

Side-by-side are the faster growing Corsican pine Pinus nigra maritima  (aka laricio) introduced into this country in the mid 18th C from southern Italy as a timber tree and can be distinguished by their longer needles and grey bark. 

Broadleaved trees include oak and sweet chestnut both thrive here as can be seen from their growth.  Looking for tree seedlings would be well-rewarded but any found would need a tree shelter to protect them from the inquisitive deer frequenting the woodlands. 

The sandy soil is ideal for year-round access and is perfect for getting new trees established.

Early history of the area can be seen from the West Stow Anglo-Saxon village nearby, more recent history is linked with Culford Hall and Park, at one time Croft Wood was integral to the park and has a Historic Park designation.

Boundaries: Are shown by turquoise markings on trees and posts and are, northeast - a post and wire fence, the northwest a line of free-standing posts and the southeast and west it's the track edge.

Mineral Rights Are retained by a previous owner but these cannot be exercised without the land owner's agreement.

Sporting Rights Are in hand and included.

Access is off the public highway along the forest track with a full right of way, the shared maintenance is according to the use made.

Covenant The purchasers of this woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands. Click here for details.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Giant Games Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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CroftWood lies about 5 miles north of Bury St Edmunds and 12 miles south of Thetford within easy reach of the A12, A14 and M11.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the main entrance gates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the parking by the double gates.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is IP28 6DY as shown by the red dot on the maps.

  • From the A14 at Bury St Edmunds head for the Fornhams
  • at Fornham St Genevieve take the B1106 towards Culford and Thetford.
  • fork left signed West Stow, the wood entrance is about ½ mile on the right by the double wooden gates
  • park to one side
  • walk round the gates follow the track, then take the left track and Croft Wood will be seen ahead and on the right, with turquoise markings. 


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.