Church Town Wood, by Cheriton Bishop - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £49,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4¾ acres

Location: Cheriton Bishop
OS Landranger: 191
Grid ref: SX 759 945
Nearest post code: EX6 6JD

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

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Church Town Wood is nestled in a glorious valley near the village of Cheriton Bishop close to the borders of Dartmoor National Park. On the main access track is a parking area and a further private parking area through the entrance gate that it shares with two neighbouring woodland owners.    

Access from the public highway suits most vehicles in the drier months and 4x4 use in the winter. When dry you can drive from your home into the heart of the woodland between the well-spaced mature fir and spruce trees.

Magnificent mature fir trees at the entrance give way to a denser mix of broadleaf further down the slope until you reach the north western boundary next to an attractive stream.

Proceeding down the slope you go through a changing tree structure: look out for a track that leads into the part of the woodland that has mixed broadleaved trees and follows the route of a stream. There are a number of tree species here including oak and hazel. Located on the western side of this track, near the boundary, you will see a bench by the stream. Sit here and listen to the many species of birds that use the woodland. You may even catch a glimpse of the secretive red deer that move through the woodland.

The eastern boundary is indicated by a line of posts, this area is a favourite place for butterflies such as silver wash fritillaries and the peacock butterfly often seen resting on the brambles here.

Church Town Wood is located on part of a gently sloping valley on the edge of Dartmoor in this beautiful part of rural Devon. The location is tranquil yet it is conveniently located within a 5 minute drive of the A30.

Access   is along A-B a farm track where there is a right of way for Church Town Wood, shown dashed green on the plan.

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

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

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.

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.

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Church Town Wood is about 3 miles north of the A30 and  about 12 miles west of Exeter.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the track signed as a bridleway.

Use these coordinates in your SAT NAV to get to the same place  N50.735208, W3.751169

Nearest postcode is EX6 6JDas shown on the location maps.

  •  look for a 'Public Bridleway' sign and a small sign saying 'Haven Lea' . Turn in here and continue down the hill until the lane splits.
  • Take the right hand narrow track. After 100 metres park in the first shared parking on your left. You will see an arrowed 'woodlands for sale' sign here pointing you along the track.
  • Continue along the track and down hill for around 200 metres until you see a gate on your left hand side with a 'for sale' sign on it.
  • Climb carefully over or around the gate, past the second shared parking area on you right. Walk along the track for around 100 metres and you will see the entrance to the woodland on the right defined by a ride stop with a 'Church Town Wood' name sign on it.

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.