Freyas Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £25,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 2 acres

Location: Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex
OS Landranger: 168
Grid ref: TL 845 128
Nearest post code: CM8 3NQ

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

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Situated approximately in the centre of part of a much larger woodland known as Chantry Wood, Freyas Wood is a stunning woodland offering a compact and easily managed woodland to enjoy. Set on a very gentle slope with a seasonal stream at its eastern end, the wood is perfect for the family looking for a forest bolt hole.

Absolutely amazing Coastal redwoods stand at the edges of the wood with beech, oak, silver birch and hornbeam making up some of the other variety of trees to be found here. The entrance is located to the side of one attractive rides that surround the wood, whilst the eastern boundary is formed by a seasonal stream. The wood has a variety of habitats, some very dense whilst others with very little understory, these being an ideal place to picnic or just sit and relax.

The understory and stream appear to be an ideal habitat for woodcock who migrate here each year, these can be seen during the winter months if you are quiet.

As Freyas Wood is surrounded by private woodland it benefits by being part of a much larger woodland wildlife habitat. Muntjac deer, hares and squirrels can be found here along with over 30 species of bird.

Conveniently located - just ten minutes from the A12 and 30 miles from the M25. There are excellent local services including pubs and a village store within a short drive.

Because the woodland is so special it has a tree preservation order on it and is protected by the local authority. This simply protects the woodland and does not prevent woodland management - free guidance is available from the Forestry Commission and other organisations.

Note: The vendor is happy to donate his Shogun 4x4 to a purchaser. M reg MOT 'til October 2015.

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


Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

Our Maps


Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the entrance are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the 2 sets of double gates, the see * below. 

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode CM8 3NQ is for the point shown with a red dot on the location map.  Coordinates are N 51.782243 and E 0.668850

From the exit of the A12 sign posted Witham go past the petrol station then straight over the roundabout onto Hatfield Road and then after about a quarter of a mile turn right into Maltings Lane. Continue straight over the round about until you stop at the 'T' junction of Spring Lane.

Turn right and continue under the bridge until you come to some part time traffic lights turning left into Blue Mills Hill sign posted Wickham Bishops / Golf Club.

Carry on over the narrow river bridge and up the hill with woodland on your left. Just before the no overtaking sign there is a wooden five bar gate with our sign attached. Go past this gate and park at the third gate. This is a double wooden gate with a double metal gate 10 metres behind it and runs alongside the first house.

*  Please park to one side of the gate so as not to block the access and please watch your safety on the road. Climb over the gates with care and walk up the ride. After 50 metres you will reach a hard standing on the left. Carry on up the main ride and after 200 metres you will reach a major + junction. Turn right and follow the ride for 100 metres. Freyas wood will be on your left. The entrance is 50 metres before the next major junction. The wood boundaries are indicated in purple.



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.