Grace Wood, Shropshire - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £99,000 - Freehold
Size: About 6¾ acres

Location: Puleston, Shropshire
OS Landranger: 127
Grid ref: SJ 737 239
Nearest post code: TF10 8AQ

Contact: Sandra Colley
Phone: 07769654392
Email: [email protected]

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Description: Grace Wood is a broadleaf woodland with great biodiversity. There are many native tree species here, as well as a great diversity of wildlife and plants. Grace Wood is a relative rarity: almost completely level.

Starting from the shared parking area,  there are numerous routes through the wood, but many of the paths are overgrown with bracken and bramble at the moment.  It is still quite easy to walk around the wood, however. In the middle of the wood there is an extensive natural clearing, containing some mature oak trees. Scattered in the clearing are also small oak saplings. Within the clearing, there is a bench which is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. On the outskirts of the clearing there is a mix of plants and trees. Due to the size of the clearing, this area is perfect for camping, green woodworking or using as a base for woodland activities.

There is a diverse mix of broadleaf trees present at Grace Wood, including willow, rowan, oak, silver birch and holly. Due to the wide spacing of these trees, there is a great deal of potential to further enhance the biodiversity of the woodland by using the space to plant more native broadleaf trees.  The spacing of the trees also makes this woodland much more accessible. The open feel of this woodland goes on to encourage exploration.

The ground vegetation mainly consists of a variety of bracken and ferns, together with a variety of lichen and fungi, with other plants establishing throughout.

Access: The access to this woodland is ideal. From a large, shared, parking and timber stacking area at the entrance, accessed straight off the road, there is a ride stop at the entrance to the woodland.

Public access: None. Despite the name of this woodland area - "Puleston Common" - this is not common land, and there is no right of public access.

Sporting rights: Understood to be included.

Mineral rights: Included, except as reserved by statute.

Shelter:  the structure in the wood, made by ancient methods using wood and bracken based around a Scots Pine, is included in the sale. This provides robust and beautiful shelter from the elements and is ideal for watching the wildlife and deer without disturbing them.

Boundaries: The western boundary is where open farmland begins. The boundaries to the north and south are marked by purple paint on trees. Note - this paint is very faded, so "neon orange" tape has been added to make the boundaries clearer (see photograph). The eastern boundary is the public highway (except for the short section around the parking area).

Wildlife: The animals which are present here include fallow deer, fox, rabbit, badger and pheasant. Different species of birds are also found in this wood, with many nesting in the wood, such as woodcock, buzzard, sparrow hawk, owls, jay, turtle doves, woodpeckers and cuckoos: this woodland would be excellent for watching wildlife. There are also seasonal wetland areas, that further encourage a diversity of wildlife.

Covenant: in common with the neighbouring woodlands, there is a covenant designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

Local area and history:  This woodland is a stone's throw from Newport and 13 miles from Telford, and 12 miles from the M6 at Stafford (J14). Nearby there is the Lilleshall Abbey ruins and the Aqualate Mere National Nature Reserve.

Photographs: were taken in October 2021 and August 2022.

VIEWING: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself.  Please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you: we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop before you go. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.


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Our Maps


Travelling from the south.

Travelling from Newport take the A41 north.

Continue along this road for 2 miles until you see a right hand turning signposted for Cheswardine and Knighton.

Continue along this road for 1 mile until you see our ‘For Sale' sign on a wooden gate on the left hand side of the road. Please park in front of the gate which is the entrance to Barlow Wood and Grace Wood.

Traveling from the north.

Take the A41 south.

Continue along this road until you reach Chetwynd.

Just after Chetwynd you will see a left hand turning signposted for Cheswardine and Knighton.

Continue along this road for 1 mile until you see our ‘For Sale' sign on a wooden gate on the left hand side of the road. Please park in front of the gate which is the entrance to Barlow Wood and Grace Wood.

  • Nearest postcode for SatNav:          TF10 8AQ
  • Coordinates for the entrance gate:  52.81192,-2.38979

Please note: if navigating by SatNav, using the postcode, do not take the turn into Whitley Manor.  Grace Wood is 0.4 miles north of the Whitley Manor entrance.

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.