SOLD: Meon Wood £55,000 Freehold
- Durley, Bishopstoke, Hampshire
- about 3 ¼ acres
- Central England
A sunny clearing
Parking clearing at the entrance
The track to the wood
The ancient boundary bank
Looking through the wood
Bluebells and saplings
Towering beech trees
An excellent track provides easy access to a captivating woodland environment, where a rich variety of mature deciduous trees thrive.
Meon Wood presents an unusual opportunity in this part of the country to experience the joy of woodland ownership at a manageable scale but still with plenty here to explore and enjoy. Numerous sunny glades provide an open air workshop for forest crafts amongst the spring bluebells; and there is abundant seasoned timber on the forest floor for the wood burner. The ground here is level and there are inspiring views across neighbouring woodland.
The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.
This is a mixed broadleaf woodland where large sycamore have shed their seed along the boundary tracks to create thick screens of saplings competing for the light in the race to maturity. Occasional sweet chestnut and large beech preside over the wood and birch and hazel populate the understory. Clumps of thick green rhododendron provide cover for wildlife and create delightful clearings as the character of the wood changes the further it is explored.
The mellifluous sound of birdsong is a striking feature of a walk through Meon Wood. This once commonplace cacophony is an increasingly less common marvel as progressive loss of heathland and hedgerows makes suitable habitat scarce.
Access, tracks and footpaths
There are no public footpaths running through the wood or along the tracks that provide clearly defined boundaries to the north and east.
Local area and history
Meon Wood is named after the local Meon Valley, characterised by pretty villages in a delightful rural setting yet within easy reach of the south coast. The tranquillity of the wood belies the fact that the large population centres of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Bournemouth are within such easy reach or that the motorway network is so readily accessible for visitors from London and the home counties.
Boundaries are indicated by orange markings on posts and trees running through the wood along the western boundary. The access track defines the boundary to the north and east and there is an old earth bank to the south.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 185
- Grid ref: SU 516 176
- Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
- GPS coordinates: 50.9556, -1.26612
Leave the M27 at junction 7 and take the first exit from the roundabout into Charles Watts Way and then left at the next roundabout into Tolbar Way. Follow the road straight over a series of roundabouts through the retail park. Continue for a couple of miles, passing a car sales forecourt and Durley Primary School. The road then bears to the left and after a further 500 metres the turning into the woods is on your left where there is a locked gate.
Before viewing you can contact Daniel for the code for the red combination lock or park further along the road and walk along the track on foot.
Follow the woodland track straight on for approx 500 metres until taking a turning right. Continue along the track for 300 metres and you will see the orange coloured boundary markings and name sign for Meon Wood on your left.
Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO32 2AB is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.
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 their 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.
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.