SOLD: Homerton Wood £39,000 Freehold
- Near Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, Devon
- about 3 ⅓ acres
- Cornwall and West Devon
Mixed trees with verdant grassy flora
Good level area for parking
Woodland rides throughout
Knarled old stump
Opportunities for hedge laying
Grassy rides that are good for wildlife
Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)
Good access throughout
Good access track along the northern boundary
Ideal sized trees for firewood or green woodwoking projects
Main access track
View of the woodland
Homerton Wood is located within a sheltered valley on the north western edge of Dartmoor. The woodland has a pleasant aspect, mainly level and slightly south facing thus allowing plenty of light to reach trees and plants.
The woodland was planted about 18 years ago on fertile soils which has helped the trees grow well. Broadleaved tree species include oak, ash and hazel. Below the trees the grassy ground flora provides excellent habitat for wild flowers such as Selfheal as well as numerous species of butterfly including the Ringlet.
The woodland is sheltered by tall tree lined hedge-banks on three sides, these could make an interesting hedge laying project for the woodland purchaser. Hedge laying is a traditional way of managing boundaries, often for livestock but also provides wildlife corridors for small mammals and birds.
Numerous grassy rides throughout the wood are ideal areas for camping or picnics. A bench is located in one of the grassy glades, please take some time sitting here when visiting to take in the atmosphere.
Both roe and red deer are frequent visitors along with foxes, badgers and a variety of smaller mammals.
The woodland is easily reached from the A30 and then via a quiet country lane. From the main entrance access is via a stoned forest track suitable for most family vehicles. The quite country lanes are a joy to cycle or walk if you wish to explore the neighbouring area. A short cycle away is the Granite Way cycle trail which links the beautiful village of Lydford and the market town of Okehampton. Both of these locations have their own castles so are great for historical days out.
To the south east of the woodland is Dartmoor National Park - a stunning 368 square miles of protected wild moorland and deep river valleys. Here you will find the stunning attractions of Sourton Tor and Gren Tor.
The wood is named after nearby Homerton Hill which is located to the east of the woodland on the fringes of Dartmoor. Homerton Hill is over 400 metres above sea level. There was an unsuccessful attempt to mine Homerton Hill in the mid 1800's.
There are also good links to the north Cornwall coasts and beaches with the seaside resort of Bude within a 30 minute drive.
Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.
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.
All boundaries are indicated with blue markings.
The northern boundary runs along a forestry track.
The eastern, southern and western boundaries are old hedge banks.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 113
- Grid ref: SX 509 927
- Nearest post code: EX20 4NQ
- GPS coordinates: 50.7155, -4.11299
- Leave the A30 dual carriageway at Sourton Cross (signed to Plymouth, Tavistock & Bideford)
- If travelling from the east, turn right at the end of the slip-road, then almost immediately left. If travelling from the west, turn right at the end of the slip-road, under the dual-carriageway and then right again
- After about 200 yards, immediately after the slip-road taking you back onto the A30 west-bound, take the right turn signed to Cowsen & Week
- Follow this road for about 1 1/4 miles to a crossroads (Hardhill Cross)
- Go straight ahead at the crossroads and after about 1/2 mile, shortly after crossing a small bridge on a left-hand bend, you will see the entrance gateway to the woodlands on your right, with a 'woodlands for sale' boards prominently displayed
- Park by the gate, taking care not to block the gateway (the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access)
- To the left of the gate, climb over a stile in the fence and cross the small footbridge over a ditch
- Follow the stone track up through the woodlands, bearing left at the green shipping container
- Continue up the track for a further 100 yards or so to a point where the track passes through a gap in the hedge-banks and then up the track for another 200 yards to a T-junction in the track.
- At this T-junction turn left and carry on along this forest track, passing a gateway with 'Highwaymans Wood' name sign on, and continue to the end where you turn left into an open gateway onto a stone track.
- Just through this gateway on the right hand side you will see the entrance to the woodland indicated by a 'Homerton Wood' name sign.
- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX20 4NQ is for Rixton Farm, the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps, immediately to the west of the woodlands.
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.