SOLD: Manvers Wood £49,000 Freehold


Manvers Wood is predominantly a Corsican pine plantation woodland of approximately 60 years old; the trees are well grown, straight and tall and they have been spaced well so that lots of natural sunlight reaches the woodland floor. This has allowed a great deal of natural regeneration and diversity, and many broadleaved tree species are recolonising the wood with oak, ash, elm and field maple. Shrubs such as elder, holly and hawthorn area also present and provide foraging for birdlife in the Autumn.

Many wild grasses and native ferns can also be found growing on the woodland floor, and along the south eastern boundary, where there is a drain, the banks are filled with hart’s tongue fern.

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.


Mature Corsican pine with younger oak, ash, elm, field maple, hawthorn and holly.


Buzzards can often be glimpsed through the tree canopy and heard ‘mewing’ as they call to one another. Seasonal visitors such as woodcock, love to hide amongst the ground vegetation, leaving it until the last moment to break cover with a starling flap of the wings. Small birds such as blue tits, great tits and long-tailed tits flit through, searching for insect food amongst the pines.

Woodland mammals are in residence too and you may discover the signs of roe deer and muntjac, it would be interesting to install a trail camera on the routes through the wood to see what passes by.


Manvers Wood is situated at the edge of a much larger wooded area, known as Cotgrave Forest and there is woodland to three sides. Views out beyond the boundary hedge on the south western side are across arable farmland in the Vale of Belvoir.

A bench can be found close to a wych elm coppice stool, with a long vista through the wood.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A stoned, shared access track leads to the ride-stop where there is space to park off the track. From here, you can move around the wood on foot or with a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

There are no public rights of way nearby.

Rights and covenants

Our standard covenant will apply.

The sporting rights are included with the sale.


A smaller and easily manageable woodland, it would be an ideal place to escape to, to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Some firewood could be harvested for fulfilling your domestic needs and seasonal foraging for wild ingredients could expand the cook’s larder.

Wildlife enthusiasts might consider erecting bird and bat boxes to help support resident populations with nesting and roosting sites.

The grass covered clearings between the trees are ideal for occasional camping trips.

Local area and history

The first four generations of Earls Manvers, from whom the wood takes its name, were all based very firmly in Nottinghamshire, taking local offices appropriate to their status, and interesting themselves greatly in local affairs. The family were significant property owners in the local area right up until 1941. A grand Georgian House, in the village - Cotgrave Place was owned by Earl Manvers but was let out to various rich tenants. In the Whites Directory of 1832 we learn that its occupant, Robert Burgess acted as agent to Earl Manvers and in 1844 he is described as Steward to Earl Manvers. The 1841 Census lists him as a farmer and there is evidence of him being awarded national prizes for his innovative breeds of both sheep and cattle.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundary markings are in blue, on posts along the north western boundary. The remaining markings are on trees next to the arable land, Alongside the drainage ditch to the south east and the grass ride to the north east.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 129
  • Grid ref: SK 638 328
  • Nearest post code: NG12 5PG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.8889, -1.05182

Location map


Just 10 miles from the centre of Nottingham and 20 miles north of Leicester.


From the South:-

  • Travelling along the A46 turn on to the A606 signed to Nottingham.
  • Pass the left turn to Widmerpool.
  • Continue straight on through Stanton-on-the-Wolds.
  • Immediately after leaving Stanton-on-the-Wolds turn right into Laming Gap Lane.

From the West:-

  • Travelling along the M52 turn on to the A606 signed to Melton.
  • Go under the railway and through Tollerton.
  • Go straight on at the traffic lights.
  • Pass two left turns to Normanton.
  • Immediately before Stanton-on-the Wolds village sign turn left onto Laming Gap Lane.

Laming Gap Lane:-

  • Pass Wynnstay Cottage on the left and proceed to a sharp right hand bend.
  • Park in the lay-by at this point.
  • Cotgrave Forest is 100 metres north east along Wolds Lane.
  • Walk round the green entrance barrier and continue along the track (Wolds Lane), and follow the track round a sharp right hand bend and then take the lefthand downhill turn.
  • Continue for 250 metres Taking the first left turn
  • Proceed for 300 metres and then turn right. Manvers Wood is located to the left.

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 smaller and very accessible woodland, on level ground with mature pine trees and an abundance of wildlife.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: dan@woodlands.co.uk