SOLD: Rosebay Wood £65,000 Freehold


Follow the cleared pathways through the wood as they wind beneath the tree cover and enjoy the still and quiet of Rosebay Wood, where there is little interference from humankind. The winter wood affords tantalising glimpses of rolling Somerset hills beyond the cover of bare trees, standing ready for the first warming spring sunlight to reawaken the dormant wood from its wintery slumber.

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.


Thick areas of maturing oak and birch populate Rosebay Wood. In parts more recent planting is beginning to take hold and in established areas a sea of vivid green moss flourishes in the clean air of this unspoilt woodland environment, clinging to the tree trunks and woodland floor.

Elsewhere occasional conifer and hazel coppice punctuate the forest of oak trees.


Open clearings at the top of a private track offer an attractive habitat for various flowering shrubs and wildflowers that flourish in these sunny verges, In particular the pioneer plant Rosebay willowherb catches the eye with dramatic pink flower spikes in summer. Unflatteringly it is also called Fireweed but is an attractive addition to the woodland flora.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A well made track leaves the highway and follows a gentle incline to the entrance to Rosebay Wood. From here a further grassy track heads north along the entire western boundary of the wood. This private track is for the exclusive benefit of Rosebay Wood as it falls within the boundary. From here a number of access points lead into the tree cover and the remnants of an old logging track runs off at an angle.

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

Local area and history

Nearby Bruton has a long history as a rural settlement by virtue of a strategic location alongside the river Brue, which takes its name from the old Celtic word 'briw' meaning vigour. This small market town offers plenty of opportunity for refreshment after days or nights spent enjoying the woods.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative boundary markings are marked in orange on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and east and along the access tracks to the south and west.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 183
  • Grid ref: ST 706 371
  • Nearest post code: BA10 0QN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.133, -2.42035

Location map


From the town of Bruton follow the A359 towards Frome until bearing right as you exit the town onto the Brewham Road. Continue out of the town with the railway line on your right hand side for a mile or so as the road becomes Pinkwood Lane and there is woodland on both sides of the road. After a further few hundred metres you will see a 'Woodlands For Sale' sign and metal entrance gates leading onto a woodland track.

These gates are kept locked but prospective purchasers can contact Daniel on 07780 900192 for the combination padlock code to allow vehicle access or can walk from this point taking care not to obstruct the gates.

Approaching from Frome and the north, head south on the A359 until a right turn at a rusty signpost reading 'North South' onto Hassock's Lane. After a few hundred yards bear right onto Hutchin's Lane and proceed for a further few hundred metres until the road bears sharply to the right at Batt's Farm. From here continue down Pinkwood Lane for a few hundred metres until the entrance gates and 'Woodlands For Sale' sign on your right.

Follow the woodland track up hill into the woods and refer to the plans below for the exact location of Rosebay Wood, which will be found after approximately 350 metres on your right where you will observe the orange boundary markings and sign bearing the name.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA10 0QN 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.

Far reaching views of rolling Somerset hills from a peaceful oak wood surrounded by private woodland.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk