Spry Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £43,000 - Freehold
Size: About 3¾ acres

Location: Sprytown Cross, Lifton, near Launceston, Devon
OS Landranger: 112
Grid ref: SX 412 858
Nearest post code: PL16 0AU

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

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One thing the owners of Spry Wood will never be short of is firewood. With so many ready-felled trees, even those for whom wood is their main fuel source will have no need to fell further trees for several years at least.

Having been managed for fuel wood by the previous owners, Spry Wood is already thinned in some areas. This, together with clearings linked by a network of tracks and a high canopy, give the woodland a light, airy and open feel whilst still having more enclosed areas for privacy and shelter. The woodland sits on a gentle west-facing slope, giving views out across the River Thrushel valley and surrounding farmland.

The dominant tree species are sweet chestnut, oak, ash and sycamore. There is evidence of coppicing activity, although this was quite a while ago. But these old coppice areas could be brought back in time. The under-story is mainly holly, with a nice stand of hazel near the south-west corner of the woodland. This combination of sweet chestnut and hazel, together with ash, could be of particular interest to the green woodworking enthusiast.

Roe deer, foxes, badgers and rabbits have all been seen crossing the woodland and songbirds are regularly flitting around in the canopy or turning over the leaf-litter at ground level.

Boundaries:   Are on two sides the edge of the tracks; there is a line orange topped posts to the west; at the south the eastern part is the centre of the stream and the western bit is a shallow bank just back from the stream.

Access: Is off the public highway, through the metal gate, then it curves right to the entrance to Spry Wood.

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

Please note, none of these woods are suitable for residential development, other uses such as private summer camping may well be suitable.

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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The wood is about 1½ miles off the A30 between Okehampton and Launceston some 40 mins from Exeter in West Devon.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, ( the location coordinates are already entered), and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the roadside gate.

Satnav: the postcode  PL16 0AU is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.

Coordinates for satnav are: N50.651046, W4.247820 these are for the metal access gate.

Park in front of the gate, climb and follow the track round to the right, Spry Wood is ahead.

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.