SOLD: Nettlebed Wood £49,000 Freehold


A crisp bright day is an enchanting time in the winter woods. The last of the golden autumn leaves retreat into the woodland floor and provide refuge for the insects and small mammals from the ravages of the coming winter.

There is however still plenty of life to be discovered in this mature beech woodland as woodland creatures make preparations and feed up on provisions of seeds and berries. The moist air is now perfect for the fruiting fungal blooms on the deadwood of last year's fallen trees.

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.


Bright red berries of evergreen holly are in sharp relief against the monochrome woodland landscape and the drooping boughs of the giant beech trees are relieved of their summer growth. The bare trunks and boughs allow the winters light to penetrate deep into the woods. And so the process begins again...the roots and bulbs lie dormant, covered in the deep leaf litter in readiness for spring, of which the snowdrop will be one of the first to appear.


Roe and muntjac deer are often seen whilst the trees above host a wide variety of birds.


Nettlebed Wood is a true refuge from the frantic pace of modern life. Located near the end of a long private woodland track it enjoys a peaceful spot at the edge of open fields. For centuries the seasons have come and gone and the woodland has seen the passing of many generations. They have supported both animal and human life in many different ways; as a source of wood fuel and building material and as well as a vital food supply. In more recent times they have also become a place of recreation and education.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Nettlebed Wood is available freehold and there are no public rights of way through the wood.


Local area and history

The surrounding area is characterised by its rural beauty and extensive agriculture; including a nearby farm after which the wood is named. A number of large towns and cities along the south coast are within easy reach and there is good access to the motorway network and the capital. This connectivity makes the privilege of preserving and and enjoying the natural woodland environment within reach for many.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative boundaries are marked in red on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and south and by a ditch along open fields to the west. To the east the boundary is the edge of the access track.

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 513 165
  • Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
  • GPS coordinates: 50.9554, -1.27013

Location map


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 750 metres until reaching a large clearing where there is a portacabin. Turn right past this container and then continue along the track for a further 250 metres and you will see the red coloured boundary markings and name sign for Nettlebed 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.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A classic English beech wood teaming with wildlife and interest as a place to preserve and enjoy the natural world.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk