SOLD: Crufts Wood £39,000 Freehold

  • Stoodleigh, Near Tiverton, Devon
  • nearly 3 ½ acres
  • Devon


The upper, eastern part of Crufts Wood is formed of large broadleaved trees such as oak, beech, birch and ash with a shrub layer including hazel and holly. Ground flora includes bluebells in the spring.

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 lower part of the woodland is planted Norway spruce trees which could be thinned to provide a small income for forestry projects. Within the spruce trees are older broadleaved trees that are remnants of the native ancient semi-natural woodland that once covered this side of the valley. Remnant broadleaved tree species include oak and sweet chestnut.


Often, along the top ride darting between the mature oak and beech trees, a family of Greater spotter woodpeckers can often be seen and heard. A joyful site, one bird will take the lead and then the other will dart past onto the next tree and this will continue all the way along the ride. There are plenty of other woodland dwelling species of bird within the woodland to enjoy including owls, buzzards and wood snipe to name but a few.

The quite location of Crufts Wood provides good habitat for mammals. Often a roe deer can be seen within the woodland and on occasion even an impressive red deer. Foxes and badgers snuffle through looking for food and there are plenty of mice enjoying the shelter of the hedge bank to enjoy feeding on the honeysuckle amongst other plants.


There is an historic hedge bank along the north and eastern boundaries of the woodland. This bank is lined with mixed broadleaved trees and is suited to hedgelaying. There is a picnic bench within the older part of the woodland, on the eastern side, an ideal place to sit and enjoy the nature.

The display of bluebells that arrives in spring really does enlighten the spirits.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A stone track leads all the way to the entrance of the woodland and is suited for year round use for most vehicles.The woodland is very private.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are included in the sale. The standard covenant is attached to Crufts Wood.


Camping within a clearing in-between the woodland trees is a perfect way to enjoy your woodland. Sit near a camp fire for toasting marshmallows with the family or to cook a breakfast if you want to escape on your own and enjoy the peace.

Local area and history

The local area is quiet with country lanes winding through small villages. The joys of traditional rural life are still found within this area of mid Devon. This includes farming communities and country pursuits such as fishing, horse riding and rural shows such as the Mid Devon Show. There is a strong tradition of showing both farm and domestic animals at these shows with some rare breeds. This often leads on to bigger things and indeed mid Devon has provided some winners in the past at top shows such as Crufts.

Exmoor National Park is within easy reach and the stunning north Devon coast with its popular surfing beaches of Croyde or Woolacombe. Whilst Westward Ho! is within a 45 minute drive.

The market town of Tiverton is within a short drive and has many facilities including shops and a leisure centre with a swimming pool.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

Wood maps

Wood map


All boundaries are indicated with green markings.

The northern boundary is each side of the access track and is partly along an old wood bank and partly a forestry track.

The eastern boundary is along the edge of the field boundary and has an old bank.

The southern boundary is a line of fence posts.

The western boundary is along a forest track.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 181
  • Grid ref: SS 935 185
  • Nearest post code: EX16 9PQ
  • GPS coordinates: 50.9561, -3.51727

Location map


- From the market town of Tiverton, travel north from the A361 onto the A396 towards Bampton.

- After approximately 3 miles take the left turn towards Stoodleigh over the Iron Bridge.

- Take the first left hand turn after crossing the bridge signposted to Washfield.

- Take care along this narrow lane.

- After around 1.5 miles you come to a sharp left hand bend with houses to your left and right. Look out for the entrance to Pond House on your right, shortly after Pond House look for a ‘woodlands for sale’ sign just before a wooden gate. Please take care not to encroach on neighbouring driveways when entering and leaving the site.

- Go through the wooden gate just after the ‘woodlands for sale’ sign, PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE BEHIND YOU. This is the shared access track to the woodland.

- Continue over the stone track until you reach another wooden gate at the far side of the field.

- Go through this gate, again please close the gate behind you.

- Take the track to the right which crosses a stream and then turn left up into the woodland.

- Continue up the track for around 400 metres until you come to the top of the woodland where there is gate. Take the stoned track on your right just before this gate up the hill.

- At the top of this track turn right and you will see Crufts Wood either side of the track and the parking area just on the right in front of the 'Crufts Wood' name sign.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX16 9PQ is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps numbers 2 and 3.

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.

A peaceful mixed woodland of semi natural ancient woodland and contrasting conifer. Set on an ancient woodland site with good access and fine views over mid Devon to the east.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: stuart@woodlands.co.uk