SOLD: Snod Brook Wood £79,000 Freehold

  • Near Sidbury, Sidmouth, Devon
  • about 5 ¾ acres
  • Devon


Snod Brook Wood is situated within a larger area of privately owned wood known as Harcombe Hill Wood, located in the beautiful Sid Valley, within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The wood consists of a mixture of broadleaved and conifer trees. The main species are oak, ash, birch, rowan, holly, sweet chestnut and beech. This provides an ideal habitat for many species – foxes, badgers, deer, as well as owls, buzzards, and a multitude of smaller birds.

There are two distinct areas to Snod Brook Wood - the upper, eastern part of the woodland is more recently planted and is quite densely populated with both broadleaved trees to the north and a stand of conifer trees at the south providing an ample timber supply for firewood, green woodworking and other forestry projects.

The western area of the woodland is mostly mature broadleaved trees with some impressive specimen oak, ash and beech. Adding variety are holly trees, large birch, sweet chestnut and alder. Throughout the trees are thick Tarzan- like vines of honeysuckle. There is also an under-layer of trees such hazel, blackthorn, holly and rowan.

Ground flora of Snod brook Wood is also diverse with plants such as dog's mercury, herb robert, wood spurge, yellow pimpernel, thistles, horsetails and wild currents.

A spring along the eastern boundary eventually leads to the Snod Brook which forms the western boundary. A more relaxing place to sit and ponder would be hard to find, whilst visiting please do make use of the picnic table as shown in the pictures below.

There are many walks nearby, some of which cross the Snod Brook. Both local roads and footpaths connect to the nearby coastline around Seaton and Sidmouth and the beginning of a World Heritage Site consisting of 95 miles of Jurassic coastline that begins at the nearby Orcombe point

A thriving, local small scale fishing industry is based along this section of coastline with day boats catching fish and crabs. The bass fishery attracts many anglers in season and there are a number of chartered fishing trips available.

Please do enjoy your visit to Snod Brook Wood, but take care of any undulating ground or trip hazards as well as standing or leaning deadwood which has been left as a wildlife habitat.

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 on posts and trees.

The northern boundary is an old wood bank.

The eastern boundary runs along a forestry track.

The southern boundary is a line of fence posts.

The western boundary runs along a stream.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 192
  • Grid ref: SY 162 919
  • Nearest post code: EX10 0PR
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7215, -3.1873

Location map


- Before visiting please register your interest with the local agent, who can give you the entry code for the gate.

- From Honiton take the A375 south towards Sidford & Sidmouth.

- At the top of the hill out of Honition turn left at Putts Corner onto Seaton Road, signposted to Seaton & Farway.

- Stay on this road for around 2 miles until you get to Chelson Corner Cross where you turn right onto Beech Tree Lane.

- Follow this road for about 1/2 a mile and take the first turning on your right at Chelson Cross, opposite 'Long Chimney Farm' which is signposted to Harcombe.

- Stay on this winding road for about 1.5 miles until you see a layby on your right at the top of a hill with 2 field gates. Carry on past these gates and down the hill until you see a forestry track in front of you on a left hand bend in the road. This is the access track and has a 'public bridleway' sign on a post here.

- Park on the left hand side of the track at the entrance and walk up to the main woodland entrance gate or continue up the track if you have a suitable vehicle.

- Open the gate using the code provided and drive into the main woodland area closing the gate behind you and scrambling the code on the padlock.

- To reach Snod Brook Wood take the left hand track down the hill and continue for a few hundred metres until you reach the end of the track and a large parking area, just in front of which you will see the entrance to Snod Brook Wood indicated by a 'Snod Brook Wood' name sign.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX10 0PR is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps 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 our woodland book

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 stunning woodland with stream frontage located on the gentle slopes of the beautiful Sid Valley, within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: stuart@woodlands.co.uk