SOLD: Toft Wood £45,500 Freehold


Adjoined on three sides by woodland, Toft Wood is a planted woodland with a very natural feel and views over countryside to the east.

Throughout the wood, sycamore trees grow, mixed with planted larch – a useful deciduous conifer which puts on a lovely golden show of colour in autumn and flushes a rich lime green as the new needles emerge in spring. Some of the sycamore trees are quite a size, others growing as coppiced trees with multiple stems.

Native woodland ferns carpet the forest floor and, beneath a stand of large spruce trees in the north eastern corner, a swathe of dog’s mercury grows. Patches of wood sorrel are found throughout the wood, the oxalic acid in the stems tastes of apple peel.

A bank, dotted with sycamore and ash trees, descends to the eastern boundary, where the wood meets with the pasture land beyond. There are views of a winding watercourse crossing the fields, its margins lined with alder trees.


Sycamore, larch, ash and spruce.


The secluded location of Toft Wood means that that it makes for a popular pigeon roost whilst badgers pass beneath on their nightly foraging missions. Roe deer and tawny owls are also present along with an array of woodland birdlife.


  • Mature woodland
  • Rural views
  • Attractive varied landform

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access from the A689 is via a solid stone track, leading to a useful hard-standing area for parking a car or stacking timber.

The woodland can be easily accessed on foot from this point.

Rights and covenants

No rights of way or covenants exist.

The sporting rights are included in the sale


Toft Wood is ideal for wood craft and management as well as conservation projects and occasional camping.

Local area and history

Toft Wood was once part of Wynyard Park, sometimes known as Wynyard Hall, a large English country house in County Durham. The house was the English family seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry, an Anglo-Irish aristocratic dynasty, until it was sold in the 1980s.

Attractions in the local area include the historic City of Durham part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its magnificent medieval cathedral.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Toft Wood are marked in blue. These marks are on post tops along the western boundary and on trees elsewhere.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 93
  • Grid ref: NZ 441 279
  • Nearest post code: TS22 5PA
  • GPS coordinates: 54.6447, -1.31667

Location map


Located 25 miles from Durham, 10 miles from Hartlepool and 10 miles from Middlesbrough.

  • Travelling north on the A19 take the A689 turn off sign posted to Hartlepool, at the top of the slip road take the left hand filter on to the A689 and travel towards Sedgefield.
  • Continue straight over the first roundabout, at the second roundabout double back so you travel along the A689 in the opposite direction back towards the A19.
  • Pull up in the entrance to the wood adjacent to Whinny Moor Cottage and our Woodlands For Sale Sign. Please leave the gate clear when parking.
  • Climb the gate and walk along the woodland track for about 1200 meters until after passing the electric sub station.
  • Toft Wood is a further 700 metres and to the right of the track after walking down hill.

Please take these particulars with you, and do remember to check the wood is still available.

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

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.

A beautifully quiet and secluded mixed woodland, near Wynyard Village, County Durham.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: dan@woodlands.co.uk