SOLD: Bell Tor Wood £45,000 Freehold

  • Sigford, Near Ashburton, Devon
  • about 4 ⅓ acres
  • Devon


At nearly 200 metres above sea level, Bell Tor Wood is ideally situated for the Corsican Pine that proliferates here. Planted in 1979, this hardy tree is both tolerant to heat and snow and is hard, straight grained and mostly used in the paper and construction industry.

Traditionally pine trees fertility and prosperity have been used to hang in and sweep the floors of barns to ward off bad spirits and protect livestock. In Phrygian mythology Attis is known as the God of vegetation who symbolises the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Attis is said to have to have transformed himself into a pine tree upon his death.

Mature spruce trees can be found along the western side of Bell Tor Wood. Whilst the eastern boundary is made up of a magnificent old beech lined wood-bank. The southern edge has a mixed broadleaved hedge providing diversity and good habitat for nesting birds.

Bell Tor Wood has good access and plentiful parking. As well as a providing a good source of wood fuel and timber for building projects, the woodland is a haven for wildlife. Roe deer can often be seen wandering through the trees whilst stoats, badgers and foxes are some of the other mammals that have been seen in the here. Birdlife is abundant with goldcrests, great tits, jays, buzzards, owls and even nightjars inhabiting the local area.

Whether you are looking for a peaceful location to sling a hammock, light a campfire and sleep under the stars or make use of the timber for firewood or building projects, Bell Tor Wood can provide these and many other enjoyment opportunities.

Bell Tor Wood is also a perfect place from which to access all of the amazing locations of nearby Dartmoor National Park via a bridleway that is a 2 minute walk from the woodland ( see plan 3 ) There are also some pretty villages within walking distance including Ilsington with both pubs and a village shop. Other nearby places includes the quaint town of Ashburton and a short drive away is the popular small town of Totnes.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


All boundaries are indicated with red markings.

The northern boundary is along the edge of a forestry track.

The eastern and southern boundaries are along a tree lined wood bank.

The western boundary is a line of fence posts.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 191
  • Grid ref: SX 782 729
  • Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF
  • GPS coordinates: 50.5435, -3.72009

Location map


- To view this woodland please first contact the agent to register your interest and to acquire the code for the padlocks.

- Once you have arranged to view then from Exeter head south on the A38 and take the exit for Ashburton sign posted B3352.

- From the slip road turn right at the junction (heading towards Ashburton) and cross back over the A38 and turn right signposted Exeter A38 to re-join the A38 northbound.

- Take the first left hand turning signed Widecombe and Sigford and drive up the hill.

- When the road levels out, look for a large doubled gated entrance on your right with a www.woodlands.co.uk 'woodlands for sale' sign on the left hand gate. If you get to Hooks Cross you have gone too far!

- If the gate is locked then enter the code and open the gate (please close behind you unless the gate was already open).

- Drive carefully down the track until you reach a second gate with a 'woodlands for sale' sign on it. Enter the second gate code here if the gate is locked and again please shut the gate behind you unless the gate was already open.

- Here there is a large parking area and stacking area for timber which this woodland has a right to use.

- Head across this parking area and at the eastern edge you will see the entrance to Bell Tor Wood indicated with a 'Bell Tor Wood' name sign.

- You can also access this woodland at the northern boundary. Continue down the main track and take the first right turn. Carry on along this track for around 50 metres and you will see the northern boundary of Bell Tor Wood.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode TQ12 6LF is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map number 2.

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.

Located on the edge of Dartmoor in a prominent position, Bell Tor Wood consists of mature pine and spruce with an open feel allowing plenty of light.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: stuart@woodlands.co.uk