Cairn and Ducksmoor Woods, Devon - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £87,000 - Freehold
Size: About 10 acres in all

Location: Bridford, Near Moretonhampstead, Devon
OS Landranger: 191
Grid ref: SX 788 856
Nearest post code: TQ13 8SJ

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

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Cairn and Duckmoor Woods are in a wonderful sheltered location on the eastern side of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by the amazing beauty of Dartmoor, it is a perfect location for family forestry and camping. Easily accessed from a council-maintained road.

The woodland is a mix of spruce, Douglas fir and pine with the occasional young rowan tree. A most amazing curving windswept oak is a pleasant surprise within the woodland. Flora include a large number of ferns and many different fungi – ideal for a forage! A number of  granite rock formations are within the wood, giving a real feel that you are deep in the heart of historic Dartmoor.

Ducksmoor Wood was recently harvested in order to add biodiversity, the conifers being clear-felled and the ground replanted with hundreds of native broadleaved trees including oak, ash and cherry. Additionally wild grass and native flower seeds have been sown. 

Numerous tracks show the presence of red deer, roe deer and badgers. From the south-western side you will find breathtaking views of Blackingstone Rock and Dartmoor beyond.Situated close to the small hamlet of Westcott, it is near the Moor village of Bridford. The moorland town of Mortenhampstead lies only 4 miles away. This town has plenty of shops, a school, and numerous pubs!

It is only a 20-minute drive to Exeter for supplies as well as links to the M5, Exeter airport and also via the A30 at Whiddon Down to Cornwall. Nearby is the local feature of Blackingstone Rock which is a great viewing point offering 360° views of the surrounding moorland. On the summit there are water-filled rock basins which can be reached by climbing the iron ladder. Blackingstone Rock is a typical example of Dartmoor granite found in this region.

The vendor is willing to sell in two parts if required.

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There is a covenant click here to read designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

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.

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The woods are 14 miles west of Exeter and Moretonhampstead is less than 3 miles.

Click here for Directions from Bing maps, enter your own postcode, (wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to parking at the main entrance gate.

For Satnav, Coordinates are best, these N50.658758, W3.712926 will take you to the entrance gate where you can park.  Walk up the track with the replanted wood on the right and the conifer ahead.

Nearest postcode is TQ13 8SJ for Blackingstone Quarry, you will find a carpark next to the quarry entrance and is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.



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.