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A secluded woodland in the heart of Laurie Lee’s beloved Slad Valley has been sold by Bruton Knowles.

The 35-acre mixed broadleaf woodland just two miles north of Stroud has been bought by a near neighbour.

Rural affairs specialist Ben Compton from Bruton Knowles’ Gloucester office said the wood had attracted substantial interest from near and far.

“We had plenty of enquiries from both regionally and nationally but the owners were impressed by the bid from a near neighbour on the grounds they were likely to have the greatest interest in its long-term welfare.”

Bought as amenity woodland, Worgan’s Wood fetched in the region of £6,000 per acre with the previous owners retaining five acres.

“We had plenty of offers from people wanting to set up yurts and build treehouses but we are particularly pleased with thistf outcome.

“This is a totally private, mainly beech woodland where the new owners can take a walk and enjoy the trees and quiet glades.”

A favourite with artists, Worgan’s Wood is accessed from a single track no through road called Folly Lane, with Gloucester eight miles and Cheltenham 11 miles away.

Ben Compton concluded: “We have buyers looking for land for all sorts of purposes at the moment but this represented an extraordinary opportunity to secure a parcel of woodland in a truly timeless location.”

For help with all your property matters contact Ben Compton on 01452 880000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.