Stow Woods, Ashmansworthy EX39

Stow Woods, Ashmansworthy EX39

Freehold | 39.6 acres (16 hectares)

Guide price £425,000
Square 2.9 miles

An attractive enclosure of broadleaf woodland situated close to the North Devon coast and extending to nearly 40 acres serviced by a modern steel framed building.

Stow Woods is located less than four miles from the North Devon coastline on the edge of the hamlet of Ashmansworthy. The nearby towns of Bideford, Holsworthy, Barnstaple and Bude are also within easy reach. The property is well serviced by local road connections; the A39 Atlantic Highway provides access via Bideford and the A361 North Devon Link Road to the M5 motorway, or to the North Devon centre of Barnstaple.

Stow Woods comprises an attractive parcel of broadleaf woodland extending in all to 39.64 acres. The species mix includes oak, ash, alder, wild cherry, willow and birch, together with some other mixed broadleaves and woody shrubs. There is an attractive lake with island in the eastern corner of the woodland, together with a central clearing with mature oak and sycamore trees and numerous rides through the woodland. The woodland is serviced by a substantial seven bay steel framed forestry storage building close to the main entrance, which is fully clad, measures 32m x 14.5m and has the benefit of a power-floated concrete floor, two no. roller shutter doors and a mezzanine floor over part. Mains electricity is connected to the building and there is a borehole water supply together with mobile internet.

The building has potential for a range of alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consent. Access is available from the adjoining public road on the western side of the land and also via a right of access over the track which forms the western boundary of the woodland, as shown coloured in brown on the site plan.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty with a guide price of £425,000.

The freehold of the property is offered for sale with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.

The woodland was established under the Farm Woodland Premium Scheme. The purchaser will be required to take on the obligations of this agreement. Further details are available from the agents.

Should permission be granted for non-forestry, non-agricultural, and non-equestrian uses, the vendor will be entitled to 25% of the uplift in value resulting from the permission for a period of 25 years from completion.

Mains electricity is connected.
There is a borehole water supply.
There is also mobile internet.

The land has the benefit of a right of way over the track shaded in brown on the plan.

Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the land. Potential purchasers should wear supportive footwear for viewings and are advised to be conscious of livestock and machinery which may be present at the time of inspection, as well as potentially uneven and slippery surfaces.

Torridge District Council

Viewings are strictly by appointment with the agents, Carter Jonas, on 01823 428590.

From Bideford proceed on the A39 towards Bude for about 7 miles. Upon reaching Bucks Cross, turn left signed Woolfardisworthy (Woolsery). At the crossroads in the centre of the village (with the Farmers Arms Public House on your left) turn left signed Stibb Cross. Pass the Village Hall and, ignoring the left turn to Stibb Cross, continue straight/south at that fork, signed to Ashmansworthy. Pass the Stroxworthy turn and take the next left signed ‘Dipple’ and the gated entrance to Stow Woods will be found on the left in 200 yards (it is just 2.1 miles from the Farmers Arms to Stow Woods).

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Key Property Details
Property type
Total land
39.6 acres (16 hectares)
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