Langham Wood £35,000 Freehold
- Harracott, Near Barnstaple, Devon
- about 1 ½ acres
Sparkling stream frontage
Look out for signs of otters
Older hazel coppice
Two streams meeting
Entrance through the trees
Great camping spot
Shared access track
Small meadow area ideal for pond creation or tree planting
Paths through the trees
Planted at the turn of the century, Langham Wood has established into a charming mixed woodland with grassy rides between well spaced trees. Level glades along a stream edge are beautiful locations for occasional overnight stays and picnics. The stream flows gently along the edge of the woodland surrounded by other areas of private woodland and traditional rolling fields.
The location is an ideal base in which to explore the north Devon coastline, with the added benefit of a local railway station within walking or cycling distance linking to Barnstaple and Exeter.
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.
A variety of trees are found within the woodland including wild cherry, ash, hazel, blackthorn alder and some larger willows along the stream edge.
This really is a great space to enjoy the wonders of our native woodland dwelling wildlife. Walking into the woodland you will be amazed by the active bird life that inhabits this peaceful spot. Small birds such as wrens, chaffinches, robins, bluetits and long tailed tits frequent the area while you may also be lucky enough to see a flash of blue as a kingfisher darts along the stream.
There are plentiful signs of mammals found within the woodland and streams. Signs of otters include 'spraint' and shortcut paths where otters will regularly travel along the water, cutting off the corners to save time and energy. Roe deer and badgers are also found here.
A picturesque stream winds along the western and southern edges.
There is a more open area of land within the central part of Langham Wood which is in part a semi - wetland area that could be ideally suited to pond creation.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Access to the woodland is from a quiet country lane onto a shared stoned forestry track that has 2 small private parking areas as well as a large shared parking and turning area.
There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
Rights and covenants
The sporting rights are in hand.
Very well suited to wildlife watching, a 'hide' could be set up near the stream to look out for the elusive otter as well as bird watching.
Woodland yoga can be enjoyed at the stream edge with the relaxing flow of water in the background whilst enjoying occasional camping with the open grassy areas and level topography.
Local area and history
Surrounding Langham Wood are several small Devon hamlets such as Hiscott and Harracott along with a number of traditional farmsteads whose occupants have maintained the landscape for hundreds of years.
Nearby is one of the largest rivers in Devon, the river Taw, which was made famous in Henry Williamson's delightful novel 'Tarka the otter'. The Taw estuary is part of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere reserve.
Adjacent to the river at Chapelton is the Tarka railway line, a picturesque train route through the heart of north and mid Devon between the town of Barnstaple near the north coast and Devon's capital City Exeter.
Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking
All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on posts and trees.
The northern boundary is a fence along a field edge.
The eastern boundary is a line of fence posts.
The western boundary is along a stream with access included in the sale.
The southern boundary is a field edge over a seperate stream.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 180
- Grid ref: SS 552 263
- Nearest post code: EX31 3JW
- GPS coordinates: 51.0187, -4.06545
- Please contact the local agent to register your interest and to arrange access to view.
- Joing the A377 either at Barnstaple heading south or Exeter heading north.
- Turn off the A377 at Week Lane End Cross, signposted towards Week and Harracott.
- Continue along this road for around 2 miles, passing through Harracott, until you come down a hill to Heccaton Bridge where you will continue on the road heading right and see the entrance gate immediately on your left.
- Use the gate code to access the gate (please close the gate and mix the code up when you go through the gate).
- Drive along the shared forestry track and cross a stream over a concrete bridge.
- You can park immediately in front of you in the old gateway to view the woodland or carry on for another 100 metres until you see a small stoned parking area on you right where you can park and turn.
- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX31 3JW is for the point shown by the red dot on the location plan 2.
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.