Sundew Meadow is an engaging mix of predominantly grassy heath with areas of woodland at the fringes. This varied habitat is home to a great variety of plant types from the wildflowers that thrive in the open areas to the fragile woodland species that prefer the shelter of the woods, including bluebells and wood anemones in spring. The common spotted orchid in particular is found here in unusually high numbers. The presence of this delicate flower is good indication of the private and unspoilt character of this grassland.
Sundew Meadow also has the interesting feature of two substantial ponds. These, although originally man made are now a valuable part of the natural environment, providing important habitat for the many birds, insects and plants that live in the immediate vicinity.
This area of the country is steeped in royal history and the power, patronage and politics of the Middle Ages, having first come to prominence with the designation of the New Forest as the royal hunting reserve of William the Conqueror and most recently as part of the Crown Estates until shortly after World War Two. Now in more stable times the area has been reclaimed by nature and surrounded by other privately owned woodland.
There is plenty of scope here for replanting of native species on open ground and regeneration of the existing established wooded areas where there is plentiful ash and hazel coppice amongst more mature birch, oak and beech. These areas of woodland are the perfect complement to the open areas and provide plentiful space for family camping trips and a base from which to explore.
Nearby Fordingbridge is a thriving market town which grew up around the medieval bridge that was built there to span the Avon at this point. The surrounding area has a history stretching back to Roman times when Salisbury was an important regional centre. The remains of a Roman villa at Rockbourne, just a couple of miles from the wood, were discovered in 1942.
Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Daniel Sharp
The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.
Boundaries are indicated with blue markings.
This meadow is no longer available. For more meadows in the area, please see the regional page or contact our regional manager. To be notified as soon as new woods become available, please subscribe to our regional mailing lists, or subscribe to notifications in one of our apps for iPhone and Android.
OS Landranger: OS No 196
Grid ref: SU 117 152
Nearest post code: SP6 1QD
From the north follow the A38 from Salisbury and from the south the A38 from Ringwood as far as Fordingbridge. Pass through the town centre and follow Station Road as it heads out of the town towards Sandleheath. After only a mile or so you will pass through Sandleheath with the village shop on your left. Continue through the village until after a further 600 metres you will see the 'Woodland For Sale' board on your left just before a lay-by where there are some bottle recycling containers. You will see here a padlocked gate across a track leading into the woods.
To gain access for viewing please call Daniel for the code for the combination lock on the gate. Please note the purchaser will be provided with vehicular access to the wood.
The entrance to Sundew Meadow is to the left of the track after about one hundred and fifty metres where there is a cleared area for car parking.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SP6 1QD is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
Boundaries are indicated with blue markings.
Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on his or her mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.
Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.