SOLD: Indicott Wood £29,000 Freehold
- Muddiford, Near Barnstaple, Devon
- about 1 ¾ acres
Level area for camping with a bench
Well spaced trees with an open ground floor
Mixed broadleaved trees
Scarlet elf cup
Moss covered birch
Main shared entrance gate
Hazel coppice stools
Mossy ground floor
Old wood bank lined with mature trees
Shared parking and turning area
Path up through the trees
Lower part of the woodland
View from the bench
Indicott Wood has been part of the wooded landscape located on the edge of the Muddiford district since just after the war. The woodland has been managed previously by the same woodsman for over 25 years. It has been left to naturally regenerate in parts since the last major cutting of timber about 20 years ago.
The fertile soil here hosts numerous woodland plants to delight any woodland owner. The edge of the woodland was previously used for keeping bees for honey production.
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.
Trees include hazel, silver birch, oak, sycamore, lime, wild cherry and willow all of which provide an excellent woodland habitat as well as a wood fuel resource for wood burners.
It is noticeable when spending time within Indicott Wood how much bird song there is throughout the day! Chaffinches, blue tits, great tits, robins, long-tailed tits and jays are all frequently heard and seen as well as numerous other birds.
In the past there has been a resident fox within the locality that has often been seen meandering through the trees in the daytime.
Red deer are also frequent visitors to this delightful wood.
Three sides of the woodland are defined by old wood banks that are well over 100 years old.
There is a small track up through the trees, which leads to a level clearing with a bench. This is an ideal camping spot.
Access, tracks and footpaths
A stoned track leads into the main woodland area and once inside the gate there is a good sized parking area. This area is suited for occasional overnight stays in a campervan.
There are no public footpaths within or near Indicott Wood.
Rights and covenants
There are no public rights of way through the woodland.
This is a perfect place to spend time enjoying nature, it could be as simple as sitting on the bench and taking in the relaxing woodland vibes. Or enhanced further by creating a wildlife hide to observe birds, foxes, badgers and deer that often pass through Indicott Wood.
For the more adventurous try sleeping overnight in a camping hammock for a real outdoors experience. Anytime spent with family and friends around a camp fire under the stars is always special.
Local area and history
Indicott Wood takes its name from the local area and is a derivative of Endicott or Enticott and is thought to have come from a now 'lost' place in Devon that didn't ever get recorded historically. The Anglo-Saxon name means cottage or woodman’s hut, perhaps an indication of the historic management of woodlands in the vicinity.
The woodland is ideally located being close to the popular north Devon coastline. Within 7 miles is the historic coastal town of Ilfracombe famous for its harbour and Damien Hirst's 'Verity' sculpture. You are spoilt for surfing beaches in this area. Woolocombe Bay and beach is within 8 miles and other excellent surf beaches including Croyde and Putsborough which are a short drive. This is a great opportunity to own a native broadleaved woodland in one of the most beautiful parts of Devon.
Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.
All boundaries are indicated with green markings on post and trees.
The northern, southern and western boundaries are mostly old wood banks with a few posts.
The eastern boundary is along the edge of the shared access 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. 180
- Grid ref: SS 548 398
- Nearest post code: EX31 4HQ
- GPS coordinates: 51.1391, -4.07617
- Prior to visiting please contact the local agent to discuss how to access the woodland.
- From the east, leave the M5 at junction 27 and follow the A361 Barnstaple road past South Molton and on to Barnstaple. Follow the A39 Lynton road for 2 miles and bear left on the B3230.
- Continue on through the villages of Muddiford/Milltown and about half a mile past the speed limit sign at the north of the village look out for a 'woodlands for sale' sign on the left hand side of the road.
- The woodland entrance gate is shortly after this on the left hand side just before a driveway to a house called 'Binalong'. You will need to continue past the woodland a further half a mile and turn in the entrance to the sawmill at Little Silver.
- Then drive back down taking the right turn immediately after Binalong, taking care when crossing the road.
- Use the access code to open the gate and park on the right once through the gate to leave the shared access track clear. The buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access.
- Indicott Wood can be found just inside the gate on the right indicated with the 'Indicott Wood' name sign.
- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX31 4HQ is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.
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.