Trethowel Woodland, at Trethowel, St Austell - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £57,000 - Freehold
Size: About 9¼ acres

Location: Trethowel by St. Austell, Cornwall
OS Landranger: 200
Grid ref: SX 011 534
Nearest post code: PL25 5AG

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

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Description  Like many of the woods of Cornwall, Trethowel Wood covers an east facing side of the combe running from the granite and china clay hills down to the sea at Pentwan.  Fully stocked with oak and beech with sycamore, hornbeam, chestnut and the widespread hazel.  Firewood is plentiful, open areas in the upper parts are suitable to camping and woodland activities. Rhododendron affords shelter and privacy and of course has beautiful flowers in early summer. In spring there is a magnificent display of bluebells.  The woodland is covered by a TPO (tree preservation order) but this does not prevent normal woodland management which is best implemented through a Foresty Commission approved management plan.

Access  There is a sharp turning off the Bodmin Road in Trethowel. This is the road down to Beech Lodge Residential Home. The entrance to the wood is through a wooden gate straight ahead. The road up to the residential home twists back on itself.   For viewing there is space to park by the Menacuddle Well, a local landmark, on the right.

A track runs up the wood giving access to the upper parts. This track was the old route (but no longer) to Trethowel Farm on the hill. This track is suitable for walking but too overgrown for anything else. It could be cleared to give access into the woodland.

Boundaries  These are mostly wood banks.

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

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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Trethowel Wood at Trethowel is just north of St. Austell in Cornwall.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates the entrance gate are already entered).  Park in front of the gate which leads into the wood but please leave the field gate unobstructed.

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For Satnav: the nearest postcode is PL25 5AG as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.344933, W4.796002

Travelling south along the B3274, the Bodmin Road,

  • pass through the village of Trethowel, note the Waterwheel Restaurant and B+B on the right
  • the woods can be seen on the hill above the Guesthouse
  • after about 300 metres there is a very sharp right turn - either do a 3 point turn into the lane or better is to continue along the Bodmin Road until you can do a U turn and approach from the St Austell direction.
  • But please see below. While the road closure is in place there should be enough room to do the turn.

At present the road is closed south of the access point, there is a diversion in place. 

CLICK HERE to access roadworks site and type in Trethowel, this will give details of the road closure and the diversion if coming from St. Austell from the south.

Travelling north from St Austell go under the railway bridge/viaduct and look out for the lane to Beech Lodge Residential Home on the left.

  • drive down the lane and there is parking at the Menacuddle Well.
  • to access the woods walk along the track, the woodland is on the left
  • the entrance is a little further on the left.


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.