SOLD: Ostler Wood £39,000 Freehold


It is difficult to equate the tranquility of the woodland environment at Ostler Wood in this delightful area of Gloucestershire with the pace of modern life that can consume us. Such easy access to seclusion and nature just a few miles from the main road network and our daily human existense seems a stark contrast made more obvious once enveloped within the wood.

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.


Ostler Wood is easily accessible along a newly renovated length of woodland track suitable for most vehicles that leads directly to the entrance to the wood. There is plenty of space to park here within the boundary of the wood. Continue the exploration into the inviting tree cover beneath the generous sheltering canopy of predominantly mature oak trees that are such a classic symbol of English woodland. Further interest and diversity is added by the occasional conifer.

Once within the wood the ground is well drained and firm underfoot. Level ground makes for easy access throughout and the gentle mounds of ancient banks and ditches can be made out at various points running through the wood between clusters of holly and hazel coppice that provide important diversity at various points throughout Ostler Wood.

The keen eyed will also notice the unlikely presence of the crab apple tree in Ostler Wood. A symbol of love and fertility, its fruits are ideal for making jelly but also as a natural source of pectin for jam making.


The rural setting of Ostler Wood provides a home to a variety of wildlife that forages across surrounding open fields and shelters in the privacy of the wood during the daylight hours or when the weather turns.


Even in winter when the woodland is in its dormant state it is easy to appreciate the beauty of this natural environment and sense the joy of anticipation for the spring reawakening when the woodland will burst into colour and life.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A rural footpath runs along the track outside the western boundary of the wood

Local area and history

Fertile Gloucestershire farmland provides an idyllic backdrop for the sheltered woodland but provides easy access to extensive services and supplies available in the cathedral city of Gloucester. The Kings Head in Birdwood is located conveniently close to the wood for well earned refreshment and the wood is named after the stable groom that in times past would look after the horses for travellers staying at the Inn.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by blue coloured markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the east and south. To the north and west the boundary is marked along the edge of the access tracks into the wood.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 732 185
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8652, -2.38918

Location map


From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles upon entering the village of Birdwood you will see the Kings Head on your left and after a further one hundred metres there is a left turn at the bottom of the pub car park, where, set back from the road is an access gate into the woods and a Woodlands.co.uk 'For Sale' board. Follow this track to the gated entrance to the woods for a few metres as it passes the chicken houses on the left. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

Turn right through the gate and follow the main track for 30 metres then take the left fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 200 metres until you come across the blue markings and name sign for Ostler Wood on your left.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF 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.

Well drained, level and secluded, this delightful mixed broadleaf woodland has much to offer as a nature lovers retreat.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk