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Hay Wood
Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1JS
United Kingdom
CODE 6829

An attractive block of established woodland and pasture land commanding an elevated position close to May Hill.

For sale as a whole (or in lots to suit)

Guide Price for the whole £425,000

Approximately 53 acres (21.44 ha) in total

Hay Wood is located south of the village of Clifford's Mesne lying close to the well-known Gloucestershire beauty spot of May Hill. The woodland is accessible from both the north and south via minor country roads from Newent and the A40 Ross-on-Wye to Gloucester Trunk road. Access can be gained to the M50 motorway (Junction 3) approximately 3.5 miles north for onward connection to the M5. The regional centres of Newent, Ross-on-Wye, and Gloucester are close by and offer a broad range of retail, commercial and leisure services.

Hay Wood is a ring-fenced multi aged mixed broadleaf woodland together with a good portion of pasture land. Approximately 12.75 acres of designated ancient woodland lies centrally within the block surrounded to the east and south by bands of more recently established deciduous species.
Both the ancient and more recently established woodland follow the topography of the site and offer some gently sloping banks with several level rides running throughout.

The perimeter is fenced providing some boundary security with several access gates providing access into various parts of the woodland. The main access to the north east of the block is taken via a stone track past the former Yew Tree Inn pub. The residential property known as Hay Farm benefits from a right of way over this track.

Two ponds are nestled centrally and to the north west of the ancient woodland fed naturally by streams that run through the woodland.

The woodland was entered into grant schemes from 2000/01 to 2014/15 with the Rural Payments Agency and the Forestry Commission with minimal management there after.

The woodland now offers an opportunity for the next owner to take advantage of the current timber stock as well as take advantage of any current or emerging grant schemes.

Pasture Land
The pasture land lies to the west of the woodland with direct vehicular access on the southern boundary from the connecting lane between Clifford's Mesne and Luxley.

The land is typical for the area being permanent pasture suitable for grazing. The perimeter is well fenced with natural springs providing a private, natural water source.

The land is sub-divided into three fields, each edged with a mixture of native hedging and the surrounding woodland.

The pasture land presents a tremendous opportunity to continue grazing the land, create further habitat or expand the current woodland.

The entirety of the property is unaffected by public footpaths.

Occupation: Hay Wood is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Method of Sale: Hay wood is offered for sale as a whole or in lots to suit, by private treaty. A deadline may be set for best and final offers and interested parties are therefore encouraged to register their interest with the selling agent at an early opportunity.

Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All mineral, timber and sporting rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.

Designations: Approximately 12.75 acres of woodland is designated as Ancient Woodland.

Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council, High Street, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HG.

VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

Solicitors: Clarkes LLP Solicitors, Hazeldine House, Telford Centre, Telford, TF3 4JL

Health and safety: We ask you to be vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety. Please contact Bruton Knowles using the details below to arrange a viewing.

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Archie Stray 
Olympus House Olympus Park Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 4NF
01452 880058
These particulars are intended as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility. Intending purchasers or tenants should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of all statements and representations before entering into any agreement. No employee or partner of Bruton Knowles has authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to the property.