Holnest Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £28,000 - Freehold
Size: About 2⅔ acres

Location: Farway, Honiton, Devon
OS Landranger: 192
Grid ref: SY 182 944
Nearest post code: EX24 6JL

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

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Holnest Wood is a mature woodland set in the mid-Farway valley: a beautiful part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The woodland is a mix of well managed, straight-growing conifer timber with many broadleaved trees and a traditional hedgerow. The woodland is well thinned with numerous clearings that provide good areas for camping, family forestry, bushcraft and other activities. An impressive ravine forms the southern boundary with a natural spring flowing through it. This not only provides a good source of water but also the atmospheric sound of the running stream. There is a good entrance track into Holnest Wood and if you follow this you will find a bench where you can sit and relax enjoying the natural beauty of the woodland.

As the wood is set in such a tranquil location, there is much wildlife you can spot whilst exploring. Buzzards have nested nearby and butterflies enjoy the grassy ground flora in the warmer months. Fallow and Roe Deer can be observed in and around the woodland. To the east of the wood there are good views.

There is a well-made stone track leading to the wood from the road side giving potential for timber extraction should you wish to harvest.

Holnest Wood is located in a beautiful area near Ball Hill, which is convenient for the Jurassic coastline. The coastal towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are both nearby. The market town of Honiton is just a ten-minute drive providing a good range of shops and a train station. The Hare and Hounds pub is within a couple of miles and has an excellent beer garden with lovely views - a good place to restore your energy after a day spent in your own woodland!

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Satnav: the postcode EX24 6JL is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map. Sat /nav coordinates N50:44:52 W3:10:06

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to a parking space. 

Directions:  From Honiton, take the A375 towards Sidmouth. Continue for about 2 miles and turn left opposite the Hare & Hounds Public House, signposted Seaton. Carry along this road and take the second left at Roncombe Gate Cross. Proceed for a short distance and take the first left signposted Farway.

Follow the road down the hill for nearly half a mile where you will see a track to your right with 'Woodlands for sale' signs. Park here leaving access to the gate.

Go through the gate and follow the track until the next metal gate. Climb carefully over this gate (the buyer will be provided with a key for the padlock) and follow this track onto the wood for about 200 metres, until you see the 'Holnest Wood' sign on the entrance to the wood on your left. Enter the wood here and enjoy exploring!


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.