Headstone Copse - Waterlooville

Details for this wood

Guide price: £165,000 - Freehold
Size: About 11¼ acres

Location: Hambledon, Hampshire
OS Landranger: OS No 196
Grid ref: SU 63696 15069
Nearest post code: PO7 4RQ

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Headstone Copse is a wonderfully spacious well mixed woodland situated in the South Downs National Park. If accessing the wood from the south across the field you are first greeted by spectacular Monterey pines that tower over the main entrance.

The copse gets its name from a historic event that took place 200 years ago. There is a grade II listed memorial stone in recognition of this which is located at the entrance to the field on Cams Hill.

Numerous clearings throughout allow lots of light into the woodland. Underfoot, grasses cover the wider open areas making it a fantastic space for group woodland activities. There is a clearly defined camping area with a fire pit, compost loo and also storage container currently in place, which is included in the sale. 

The wide open glade (approx 1 acre) attract a range of butterflies and birds including firecrests. Roe deer and rabbits are often seen. Wildflowers include ragged robin, foxglove, yellow archangel and primrose. Other flora that can be seen in older areas of the wood include anemones, 4 face clock, Solomons seal and others such as bluebell, pignut and stitchwort. There is also an impressive, historic flint quarry in the north east corner of the wood overlooked by mature beech.

Headstone Copse is located on the hill above the popular village of Hambledon giving it far reaching views out across the countryside in all directions. The Isle of Wight is visible from the entrance on clear days. The village with a great local pub, small shop and popular vineyard are all within easy walking distance across the field to the east.

District is Havant and the County Council is Hampshire

Boundaries are fenced along the southern side and border fields to the east and west. A historic woodbank also marks the boundary to the west. The northern boundary is marked with stakes painted orange.

Access There is excellent vehicle access through the field to the south and parking is possible inside the woodland itself via a well laid track. 

Click HERE  to see free OS maps and scroll out for a wider view.

Viewing:  You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download and print a map showing the location of the woodland and ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you. Many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Headstone Copse, Green Lane, Hambledon, Waterlooville

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode, and click on the "Directions" box.

  • For viewing purposes, park near the entrance to the field on the corner of Cams Hill, please don't block the gates.
  • To enter the wood, follow the sign posted public footpath, pass by the gate on your right and follow the track marked in green on the map. 
  • When you get to the top, turn left and follow the track along the edge of the field. After approx 100m you will reach the south east corner of Headstone Copse. There will be an entrance to the woodland on your left. 

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is PO7 4RQ as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access and parking are: 50.928827, -1.095517W3W: ///medium.economics.chatted

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.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.