SOLD: Wintergreen Wood £52,000 Freehold


It is rare to find a manageable sized woodland in this part of England offering the opportunity for family forestry set on level ground with a good access track suitable for a family car. Wintergreen Wood offers a great opportunity and is a woodland of great character where areas of thick cover link to attractive grassy clearings.

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.


The woodland benefits from a mix of broadleaf and evergreen trees, being well stocked with a variety of mature conifers including fir and larch, along with oak, ash and hazel coppice.


The wintergreen wild flower has declined in England since the 1960s due to woodland clearance

It is found in woods usually further north in England and Scotland. Its small white flowers can be occasionally identified in damp areas of deciduous and mossy coniferous woods on acidic, sandy or loamy soils.

Its common name is misleading - it is neither a wintergreen or a chickweed, but actually a member of the primrose family.

Roe and sika deer are frequent visitors to this enchanting woodland and there is a variety of interesting flora at different times of year including dog's mercury and wood sorrel.


Access, tracks and footpaths

With no public access or public footpaths running through Wintergreen Wood, it is an ideal place to escape. There is a fishing lake and holiday home site on neighbouring land where nature lovers also come to enjoy the tranquillity of the area.

Rights and covenants

Within the dense cover of the woodland an old caravan is located for use as a tool store and shelter for woodland management projects. Woodland owners have development rights to allow such structures in the woods provided that they are reasonably necessary for forestry purposes. There is further information relating to this on the 'owning' section of our website under the topic of 'shelter, sheds and storage'

Local area and history

The Thomas Hardy novel 'The Woodlanders' was reputedly set in this area and the surrounding countryside has much to recommend it to the visitor. There are strong links in evidence to a colourful and grand Medieval history. These include the splendid Abbey at Sherborne, one of England's prettiest towns, and the many historic villages that proliferate in the Cerne Valley where there are any number of ancient hostelries to choose from for refreshment.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative blue boundary markings are on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and south. To the east the access track forms the boundary and to the west there is an an old wooded bank that borders the fishing lake site.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 194
  • Grid ref: ST 662 064
  • Nearest post code: DT9 5QP
  • GPS coordinates: 50.8567, -2.48044

Location map


Please refer to the plans on these sales details or take a print out of the wood with you.

From Sherborne take the A352 south towards Dorchester. After about 7 miles you will pass through the hamlet of Middlemarsh and, after a double bend as you leave the village proceed past the first lay-by with a gateway and woodlands for sale board for a further half a mile until the entrance to the woodland on your right by another gate and for sale board.

From Dorchester, take the A352 North towards Sherborne and the gates are on your left after the hamlet of Lyon's Gate.

These access gates are kept locked so you will need to park, taking care not to obstruct this access, and proceed on foot. A key will provided for this gate to the new owner.

Proceed for 300 metres down the woodland track and the entrance to Wintergreen Wood is on your left.

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode DT9 5QP is for the point shown by the red dot on the location two maps

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.

Set amidst other privately owned woodland, Wintergreen Wood is a mixed woodland with lots of spruce, some oak and plenty of smaller hazel and holly in the area of the ancient Royal Forest of Blackmore.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk