Bobbin Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £50,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4¼ acres

Location: Forton Chard, Somerset
OS Landranger: 193
Grid ref: ST 346 070
Nearest post code: TA20 4HB

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

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There is everything here that the woodland enthusiast could wish for. Arriving at Bobbin Wood it is clearly a unique place that offers enormous scope for family forestry and supports a great diversity of wildlife and plant species.

On the woodland fringes mature western hemlock conifers, thought to date from the 1950s give way to the established broadleaf specimens in the secluded heart of Bobbin Wood. In parts a dense under-canopy of flowering rhododendron sits beneath mature beech, oak and ash, shielding numerous hidden clearings awaiting discovery by the woodland explorer.

The pond at Bobbin Wood is of particular note, full of wildlife and providing unique appeal to the visitor. Near this is the recently established willow plantation, the several species are ideal for basket weaving. This area is fenced to keep rabbits out!

The immediate area surrounding Bobbin Wood is made up of other private woodland and the rich farmlands of south Somerset characterised by sleepy villages and charming market towns. Nearby is the market town of Chard that centuries ago thrived as a wool town and then as a production centre for bobbin lace.

Included with the woodland the owner is leaving a self composting toilet.....ideal for camping trips.

Because this woodland is considered special a tree preservation order covers this and the surrounding woodlands, this does not prevent normal woodland management.

Access   is off the public highhway along a woodland track.

Full-scale   Click here  to download and print a map showing the location of Bobbin Wood.

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

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.

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.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2019 OS Licence no.100057987

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Bobbin Wood at Forton is about 5 miles east of Chard, in Somerset.

Click here for Bing Maps Directionsenter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the entrance gate where you can park.  From here climbn the gate and walk down the track, Bobbin Wood is on the right hand side.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TA20 4HBas shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.86008,W2.92965

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.