Under Offer: Grass and woodland at Great Bardfield, Essex. About 18.14 acres

An attractive block of grassland and amenity woodland with potential for uses including biomass production, grazing, leisure, carbon capture and biodiversity net gain

Guide £225,000


Grass Field and Copse - 6.28 acres (2.54ha)

The grass field forms the northern part of the property with long frontage to Mill Road. Along most of the frontage the field is above a raised bank, providing relative privacy to the field itself. An access has been created at the north-eastern corner with a concrete track leading to a grass parking area adjoining a simple monopitch fully enclosed store/stable. There is plenty of space to erect buildings, subject to the necessary planning consents. The field has been recently fenced as a single block with post and wire.  

The field is gently undulating with the free draining sandy loam soil allowing grazing all year round if needed. To the west of the grass field is a small copse of just under half an acre which, together with the mature hedge along the south-western boundary, provides useful shelter from the prevailing winds.

Lodge Wood – 11.86 acres (4.80ha)

A block of mainly ancient semi-natural woodland in a broadly diamond shape, divided by a grass ride, believed to be a former Roman road. The woodland is accessed via the grass field and through a gate at the northern tip of the wood.

The older parts of the wood are lapsed hornbeam/hardwood shrub coppice with oak standards. To the south-east is a block of mainly self-set ash. The wood offers potential for management for timber production, carbon capture and amenity with a significant oak and firewood value available for immediate extraction.

The relatively open nature of the canopy allows woodland flora, including Dogs Mercury, to flourish whilst ponds within the wood attract wildlife including deer. The wood has, until recently, been used in conjunction with a neighbouring shoot.

Location and Situation:

Lodge Wood and field is located to the east of the village of Great Bardfield in the hamlet of Waltham’s Cross. It lies 8 miles to the north east of Great Dunmow, 9 miles north west of Braintree and 12 miles north east of Stansted Airport and the M11 Junction 8. The nearest postcode for the land is CM7 4QH.

The property is accessed at its north-eastern corner from the single track Mill Road, adjoining a small green with roads leading to Great Bardfield, Finchingfield, Wethersfield and Shalford.

To arrange a viewing please call:

Simon Dixon Smith
Tel: 01376 328297 - Mobile: 07825 647652 - Email: simon@landpartners.co.uk

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