Vixen Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £65,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5¼ acres

Location: Orlingbury, Kettering, Northants
OS Landranger: 141
Grid ref: SP 832 718
Nearest post code: NN6 9TB

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

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It is not often that we are able to offer to market such good examples of classical English woodland.

Vixen Wood forms part of a larger ancient woodland known as Withmale Wood. The main section of the wood was thinned about 15 years ago to allow the coppice understorey to flourish. Thus Vixen Wood now has well spaced mature oak and ash trees that dominate the woodland with mixed coppice below. The coppice would supply materials for green wood craft, bush-craft or a sustainable wood source.

At the southern end of the woodland an there is an area with a very different feel with more open space beneath large oak and ash trees. Bluebells and wood anemone can be found blooming in the woods in April. These are indicative of the ancient aspects of this woodland: careful exploration of the ground flora will also reveal the herb paris and patches of wild garlic. The plant life in this wood has been deemed such a good example it is registered with Natural England whose experts are able to advise and give guidance to any new owner.

Whilst you might assume that gems such as this are normally inaccessible, Vixen Wood is an exception being easily reached from the regional conurbations. A large locked gate ensures only woodland owners have access which keeps the area quiet and undisturbed. No public access or footpaths cross the land. The woodland is home to an amazing variety of wildlife including roe and muntjac deer, hares, badgers and foxes. Also buzzards and tawny owls can be found here. Woodcock are evident during the winter months and all of these animals benefit from the protection this woodland gives them.

Open farmland lies across a ride to the west of the woodland and you may see deer and hares move out to feed on these fields at dawn and dusk. The wood gets extra sunlight along the western boundary yet is still protected from winds by a hedge on the far side of the ride. Bordered on all other sides by further areas of private woodland; Vixen Wood is both accessible and private.

Because this is a special woodland it is protected and recognised as a SSSI (site of special scientific interest) which should give a new owner the satisfaction of knowing that they will be the guardian of a quite special woodland. Full details can be found here...

Ordnance Survey  maps are here

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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Our Maps


Vixen Wood at Withmale is within easy reach of Kettering, Wellingborough and Northampton.

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

Satnav: the postcode NN6 9TB should take you to the Shell petrol station on the A43.  Coordinates for satnav are: N52.337783, W0.781440

  • From the A14 head towards Kettering. Exit the A14 at Junction 8 and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A43 (Kettering road) After 3 miles turn left onto Redhouse Road. (Beside a shell petrol station postcode NN6 9TB.)
  • The junction is marked Hannington right and Orlingbury left. The wood is 300 metres on the left hand side of the road by the woodlands sign.
  • Please climb through an opening in the hedge on the right hand side of the gate.
  • Walk down the ride for 70 metres and the entrance for Vixen wood is on the right hand side.




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.