Priory Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £39,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4 acres

Location: East Moor, Old Basing near Basingstoke, Hants
OS Landranger: 186
Grid ref: SU 686 523
Nearest post code: RG24 7LJ

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

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Priory Wood, just by the remains of the old Priory, has plenty of firewood, ponds suitable for enlargement and surprisingly despite its proximity to the M3 a wealth of wildlife.  Oak and ash are the main broadleaved trees and in equal numbers larch and Norway spruce, the conifers. Silver birch and alder are present too, hazel is the main species in the shrub layer. Primroses and plenty of bird life, some of the herons fly over from the adjacent heronry and muntjac deer graze.    

Nearby, England's largest private house, the palace of the Marquess of Winchester, is now a ruin of Old Basing. Unfortunately the Marquess was on the wrong ‘side’ in the Civil War and Oliver Cromwell and his followers converted this large abode into the ruin it is today.

Covenant  The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

Full-scale maps  Click HERE to download and print a map showing the location of Priory Wood.

Access   From Greywell Road the byway leads down to the main gate and from here there is a private right of way as far as the entrance to Priory Wood. Vehicles may be parked in the open area just before the entrance and in dryer weather they can be taken as far as the wood.

Boundaries   Are shown by blue markings on free standing posts and on boundary trees. They are as follows: along the western side a line the edge of the track; to the north there are free-standing posts up to a bank, then along the bank where there are marked trees; along the eastern side the boundary is a bank topped by marked trees - and to the south blue marked posts.

Please note, none of these woods are suitable for residential development, other uses such as summer camping may well be suitable.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please 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/tablet/laptop. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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

Our Maps


Priory Wood is about 5 miles east of Basingstoke off the M3.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, entrance coordinates are already entered and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the entrance to the track off Greywell Road, just before the motorway bridge. Use these coordinates in your SAT NAV to get to the same place. N51.264569  W1.027001

  • Use this postcode RG24 7LJ  in your SAT NAV, this will take you to Conkers Garden Centre off the A30 at the start of Greywell Road, continue along this road and just before the motorway bridge is a track on the left leading to the woodland. Park at the junction and walk down the track.
  • There is a red post at this point to help with parking identification
  • You will come to the new metal field gate with a For Sale sign, squeeze past and walk down this track.
  • Please note the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access.
  • Continue down this track by the field-side, at the end you will enter woodland.
  • Bear left, go over the stream and follow the internal track as far as the open area - for parking and turning.
  • Priory Wood is on the right, opposite the open area.

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.

We hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of interest in the land being sold.