Fynch Wood and Siric Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £102,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 3½ acres and about 5 acres

Location: Alresford, near Colchester, Essex
OS Landranger: 168
Grid ref: TM 076 720
Nearest post code: CO7 8AP

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

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Two adjacent woods available as a whole or in separate lots.

  • In total about about 8¾ acres - as a whole £102,000
  • Fynch Wood, about 3½ acres - £42,000     
  • Siric Wood, over 5 acres - £60,000

Fynch Wood, about 3½ acres, freehold - £42,000 is an attractive level woodland consisting of a wide array of mature trees. This woodland offers its owner not only enormous variety but enormous amenity value. It also has a hard standing parking place directly in front of the woodland off the main track. This means this is the perfect woodland for those not wanting to have to drive down woodland rides and negates the need for a 4x4.

Bluebells can be found in the northern edge of the woodland in spring and the array of trees throughout the wood make it very special. Oaks, silver birch, wild cherry, poplar, beech, cedar, cyprus, sweet chestnut, hazel, holly can all be found within the woodland.  With 3 sides of the woodland surrounded by fields and paddocks the woodland gets plenty of sunlight and catches both the sunrise and set.

Siric Wood, over 5 acres, freehold - £60,000 behind a private parking bay to one side of the access road and as you walk up the bank into the woodland you feel you leave the outside world behind you: this is a special place. The woodland is believed to be Ancient and forms part of the original woodland that belonged to Alresford Hall. Set well away from noisy roads this truly is a forgotten haven.

A highly diverse woodland, the area beyond the entrance is thick with mature cedar trees these give year round cover and are a particular favourite of the transient Fallow deer population who enjoy couching up under the low canopy. These Cedar trees protect and surround some magnificent oak trees who are now fully mature.

The woodland opens up in places and has an almost park like feel to it as the trees are well spaced mature and open. Stands of beech trees fill this central compartment along with poplar sweet chestnut, holly and hazel.

As you reach the southern boundary of the woodland you cross an old track which dissects the wood east to west. Past this track stands mature ash coppice. These tall trees have an understorey of bramble which is home to rabbits, deer and woodcock in winter and provides a valuable food source for the wildlife as well as blackberries for us in Autumn. Patches of bluebells bring colour to the woodland in the spring and the woodland becomes much more shaded in the summer as the trees are fully in leaf and shafts of dappled light criss cross the wood and bring a whole new dimension to it.

General    The soil in the area contains a lot of stone and gravel and the woodlands are level and well drained so don't get too wet underfoot even during the late winter months.  They are woodlands so special they are covered by a tree preservation, this simply protects the woodland and does not prevent woodland management - free guidance is available from the Forestry Commission and other organisations.

Access   Is off the B1027 Tenpenny Hill road just south of and opposite Bridge Farm Stables. There is a full right of way along the stoned track which runs up between rows of trees.

Covenant   There is a covenant click here to read designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.




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The woods are about ¼ hour's drive from the centre of Colchester, between Alresford and Thorrington.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, location coordinates are already entered, and click on the "Directions" box.

  • Travelling south, pass the postcode location then pass Brook Farm Stables on the left, soon after turn right (there is a central lane for this) into the unmarked stone track.
  • Going north then the track is on the left, well before the postcode and stables, on a gentle left bend.

The track runs between close rows of trees, continue abit further and the entrance to the woods is on the right, park near the gate, where is a 'For Sale' sign.

Satnav: the postcode CO7 8AP is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.

Coordinates for satnav are: N51.844970, E1.015310,  these are for the start of the woodlands.


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.