Oakley Wood, Thorndon Cross - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £49,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4 acres

Location: Thorndon Cross, Devon
OS Landranger: 113
Grid ref: SX 514 927
Nearest post code: EX20 4NQ

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

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A haven of peace and tranquility, somewhere to enjoy nature, grow your own food, nuture wildlife, work/rest/play/sleep in the comfortable well-made hut.

Oakley Wood is borded by old banks, a relict of its previous use as grazing by sheep and cattle. About 25 years ago the then field was planted up with oak and ash with hazel, willow and alder.  All have grown well and the field is now a woodland. Open areas were left unplanted one where the path meanders centrally and the other at the far end which  is now a productive garden. Surrounded by deer fencing fruit trees are established, vegetable beds formed with a polytunnel to the side. Water comes from the stream running along the boundary.  Tucked away in another location is a secure tool store.

The Hut is central to the wood's enjoyment and use. Electricity is supplied by a battery bank and solar panels. It is well insulated, cool in summer and warm in winter. The small woodstove would only be needed on the coldest of days. Water comes either from the roof or the stream.

The oaks to the east of the woodland create a habitat which contrasts with the new planting in the central area (of oak, ash, alder and more) and are especially popular for roosting songbirds, owls and buzzards, whilst a woodcock erupting a few paces in front of you can be as big a surprise for the visitor as for the bird!  One particular oak along the northern boundary-bank has graceful boughs extending out into the woodland, creating a lovely area of shade and shelter beneath, a great spot to sit a while, look and listen to all there is around you.

The variety and contrasts between the different habitats in Oakley Wood will provide endless interest as you explore and get to know the woodland throughout the seasons. The habitats also offer the opportunity for a range of activities; from firewood gathering among the mature trees to nurturing the younger plantings and perhaps coppicing some of the hazel within the woodland and along the boundary banks.

All of the above is complimented with the views out towards Dartmoor which provide a wonderful backdrop.

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

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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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Oakley Wood is about 6 miles west of Okehampton, not far off the A30.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is EX20 4NQ as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.713548, W4.107762

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where you can park. 

  • Park by the gate, taking care not to block the gateway (the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access)
  • To the left of the main deer gate,  go over the fence and cross the small footbridge over the ditch
  • Follow the stone track up through the woodlands, bearing right at the green container (keep it on your left)
  • Oakley Wood is ahead, through the metal gate.

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.