Stowell Wood - Somerset

Details for this wood

Guide price: £115,000 - Freehold
Size: About 6¾ acres

Location: Forton, Chard
OS Landranger: OS No 193
Grid ref: ST 34857 06727
Nearest post code: TA20 4HE

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

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Stowell Wood is a diverse woodland of two parts nestled between the Blackdown Hills AONB and the Dorset AONB.

To the left of the main access track as you enter the woodland sits approximately half an acre of conifer woodland. The main woodland, at the far end of the track, is over six acres and contains a broad mix of species.

In the central area felling has taken place in recent years and planted with eucalyptus nitens, now around 3 years of age. Eucalyptus nitens is a fast growing hardwood which is used for construction in many parts of the world but also makes great firewood.  

Around the fringes of the woodland mature beech and impressive oak still stand. Birch, sycamore, hemlock, larch, holly and also rhododendron are also present. 

The woodland is level and easy to navigate as woodland paths lead you to and around the site. There is a wide clearing to the west of the site, ideal for camping and woodland activities and a pleasant brook has cut various channels through the site running from east to west. A small pond can be found near the main entrance. 

Locally, the market towns of Chard and Crewkerne are just a short drive. With easy access to A358, the coast is just over 20 minutes away. 

Ward is Blackdown & Tatworth and the County Council is Somerset

Boundaries: The boundary is open to the west and borders neighbouring woodland which is marked with blue paint and then orange further north. To the east and south the boundary is fenced and meets field and farmland.

Access: There is excellent vehicle access all year round via a hard track and shared locked gate. Parking is possible within the woodland itself. 

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.

Maps: OS OpenData © Crown copyright and database rights 2023 & OpenStreetMap

Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

Our Maps


Stowell Wood, Forton, Chard

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions click on the "Directions" box and enter your own postcode. 

  • For viewing purposes, park on the verge at the main entrance as marked on the map. Please don't block the gate.
  • Pass to the side of the gate and follow the track marked blue on the map. 
  • As you follow the track a small part of Stowell Wood will be on your left. After approx 100m you will reach the main parking area and the main woodland on your right. 

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TA20 4HE as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access are: 50.856134, -2.929763. W3W ///hero.poems.mirroring

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.