Dart and Gloyns Wood - Devon

Details for this wood

Guide price: £128,000 - Freehold
Size: About 8 acres

Location: Tiverton, Devon
OS Landranger: 181
Grid ref: SS 88552 19915
Nearest post code: EX16 9EY

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

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Dart and Gloyns Wood is an exceptional plot with the perfect mix of both meadow and woodland.

The pleasant valley setting in the heart of rural mid-Devon is hugely enhanced by the large stream hugging the banks of the northern end of the woodland. It would be hard to find a better place to create a camping area, perhaps with a wildlife watching hide and rope swing. This valley stream is a tributary of the River Exe and is spectacularly deep and surrounded by woodland in places. The combination of the valley and thick woodland around create an atmosphere which is quiet, secretive and secluded. The name Dart Wood comes from the Saxon meaning of 'oak tree river'.

To the south, the gently sloping meadow has fine views and would be ideal for family camping. A young fruit orchard was planted around six years ago and is progressing well, a deer fence has also been installed for protection. The meadow would be an ideal space for other smallholding uses or indeed a woodland fringe. A metered water supply is available.

The sessile oak woodland including some hazel coppice provides a good supply of firewood and scope for small scale forestry projects.

Many species of bird inhabit the woodland including long tailed tits, woodpeckers, buzzards, owls, cole tits and tree creepers. Bats inhabit some of the oak trees, roosting in holes or under any loose bark. Red deer are a spectacular site within the woodland, grazing on the bilberries in the summer months. The ground flora is varied but is dominated in areas by bilberries, also known as whortleberries. They are closely related to the blueberry, being slightly smaller in size but equally tasty!. If you love wildlife there is an amazing opportunity to learn about badgers as an official badger watching centre is located nearby.

The woodland is surrounded by beautiful wooded valleys. Nearby is Stoodleigh Beacon (over 980 ft.) which is the highest point between Exmoor and Dartmoor. It is said that a beacon was lit on this hill on the order of Edward II when he doubted the return landing of his Queen Isabel. The southern end of the meadow included with this woodland shares some of the fine views from this standpoint.

The name Gloyns originates from a local place name with Cornish links meaning barrow or lamb. This is relevant to the historic management of the top, southern edge of the woodland as this was previously grazed by sheep.

The village of Stoodleigh with a pub that offers quiz nights, live music and Sunday roasts is within walking distance and the popular town of Tiverton is just a short drive away. To the north, Exmoor national park and the coast are both within easy reach. 

Ward is Clare and Shuttern and the County Council is Mid Devon

Access: There is excellent vehicle access all year round via a hard track and locked gate.  

Covenant: There is a covenant on the wood designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

Click HERE to see free OS maps.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download the details showing the location of the woodland and 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 or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Dart and Gloyns Wood, Spuryway Mill, Oakford, Tiverton

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the entrance gate are already entered). This will take you to the parking area by the access gate.

Continue past the first gateway and look out for the second gateway after this on the left. Park carefully outside this gate and with care climb over the gate. A key will be provided for the purchaser for vehicular access.

  • To access Dart Wood head straight over the car park where you will see a metal gate on your left and a track going downhill straight in front of you. Take this track, heading down the hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill on the right you will see the entrance to Dart Wood indicated by a ride stop with the 'Dart Wood' name sign on it.
  • Continue along the main track, after 25m the start of Gloyns Wood will be on your left. 

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is EX16 9EY​ as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access are: 50.968361, -3.583663. W3W ///divider.defend.unpainted

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.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.