Swan Intake Woodland - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £80,000 - Freehold
Size: About 9 acres

Location: Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria
OS Landranger: 90
Grid ref: NY 343 083
Nearest post code: LA22 9RL

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

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Trees and landscape with private and commercial amenity potential at the centre of the "Lakes" in Wordsworth and Wainwright country.

Swan Intake Woodland is set on the eastern side of the valley of the river Rothay, in the centre of the Lake District National Park, in probably the most desirable landscape in the British Isles. At the back of Grasmere, described by Wordsworth as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found" the woodland climbs the western flanks of Fairfield, one of the region's most popular walking destinations. It's named after the local inn The Swan, 200m down the road.

There is a steep gravel track that zigzags up through the woodland giving access to most of the land by 4WD vehicle and tractor, through the imposing mature spruce of good saw log dimension, to the fenced plantation of Blue Nordman fir, that have been sold regionly, perfect for Christmas trees of a size appropriate for banks, hotels and town centres. Beyond this there is very high quality noble fir planted for their foliage, which has been sold to local florists and craftsmen for wreath manufacture and festive displays, producing about £6000 over the last three seasons.

Higher is a rocky outcrop amongst an area of naturally regenerating silver birch and beyond is a more open area that has had recent planting of native species including Scots pine and oak with a dense unthinned border of medium mature spruce which provide excellent screening for the camping areas. The boundaries are well fenced and walled and these are in good repair.

Flat areas accessed from the gravel track can accommodate several good size tents, potential for a modest holiday venture. There are views of Grasmere Lake, Helm Crag with the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' boulders on its summit and amazing ridge views from Silver How to Steel Fell and Dunmail Raise.

"Intent" to build a forest machinery barn of 4m x 12m was accepted by the Lake District National Park in August 1995, click here to see planning letter and map. The site was excavated and there are 3 years remaining to complete the project (for further information on this speak to Kim Tullet of Hough & Tullet Planning Consultants 01539 444051). There are currently two sheds that have been used for storage and to house chickens. Mains water is present in the first shed.  There are also two bee hive stands .

Access gates from the top of the wood lead directly onto paths that lead up on to Fairfield and Alcock Tarn. This woodland has excellent amenity potential. The current owners have enjoyed many long weekends camping over the last few years. It provides a unique private wild camping experience.

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Swan Woodland will be found on the east side of Grasmere in the centre of the Lakes.

Sat Nav: The post code LA22 9RL is for the point shown on the location maps by the red dot.  N54:27:54  W3:01:00

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (entrance gate coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the parking area in front of the entrance gate.

Travelling north along the A591 at Grasmere turn right by the low stone church. Heading south take the left turn a short distance after the Swan Hotel and before the church.

Continue along the street (past Benfield), a short distance after following the left bend the wood entrance will be seen on the right with double wooden gates set well back.  Park to one side - please don't block the gates - and walk up the track.  



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.