Abbery Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £45,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5¼ acres

Location: Kilkampton, Cornwall
OS Landranger: 190
Grid ref: SS 266 114
Nearest post code: EX23 9RP

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

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Abbery Wood is roughly triangular in shape, with its own gated access in the eastern corner. The southern and northern boundaries consist of mature hedgebanks. There is an established track running along the southern side and a stream along the northern side. Included in the sale is a useful storage shed.

Over the last 7 years many individual tree specimens have been planted in the wood, often for their future food value. New trees (some already fruiting) include: apples, sweet chestnut, almond, medlar, quince, fig, oak, ash, alder etc. In addition, there is a row of grape vines.

A “secret” clearing has been made in the middle of the spruce plantation, which has a spring and a number of alders.  A small pond has been dug in the willow glade and a small shingle “beach” gives access to a year round supply of water from the stream which skirts the boundary of the wood.

The woodland is mainly spruce, providing several options for the future development of the wood. For example, the trees could be progressively thinned and mature specimens allowed to develop, or a continuous cover regime could be established. Alternatively, timber could be extracted over time and the land restocked with other species. With a young wood like this, the owners have ample opportunities for shaping the wood to their own liking. But of course, there is always the option of simply enjoying your wood and letting nature take its course! Already established is a semi-circular glade, with mixed tree varieties around its perimeter. The woodland slopes gently down towards the northern side and the lower third of the land is of a quite different character, being open flat ground which is dotted with mixed species including willow, blackthorn and beech. Wildlife is much in evidence, roe deer being regular visitors and foxes, badgers, and rabbits being seen. Otter spraints (droppings) have also been found by the stream. Birdlife is equally varied. The village of Kilkhampton is just half a mile away  The nearest market towns are Holsworthy (10 miles) and Launceston (19 miles).

Covenant   There is a covenant, click here to read, on the woodland designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodland.

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Our Maps


Abbery Wood is less than a mile east of Kilkhampton and about 4 miles from the west coast of Cornwall at Steeple Point.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the wood entrance gates coordinates are already entered) and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the access gate.

Satnav: the postcode EX23 9RPis shown by the red dot on the location plan. These coordinates in your satnav will take you to the entrance gate -  N50.876454, W4.464507


From Launceston : take the B3254 road to Bude, passing through the villages of Yeolmbridge and Whitstone to the Red Post crossroads. Go straight across at the crossroads (signed to Kilkhampton) and on through the village of Grimscott. About 3 miles further on the roads bends sharply to the left and there is a turning to the right, signposted to Tamar Lakes. The woods are directly in front of you, identified by a ‘Woodlands For Sale’ board. Take the turning to Tamar Lakes. After about a quarter of a mile turn left - signed Aldercombe Barton. After a further quarter mile there is a small bridge. Park by the gate on the left, immediately before this bridge. Go over this gate and you are in Abbery Wood.

From Holsworthy : take the A3072 Holsworthy – Bude road to Red Post crossroads. Turn right for Kilkhampton and proceed as above.

From the A39 : at Kilkhampton take the B3254 (East Road). After about half a mile the road bends sharply to the right and there is a turning signposted to Tamar Lakes to your left. The woods are at this junction, as described above.

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.