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Lot 1 : The Coombes, Barkham

Coombes Lane, Barkham, Wokingham, UK

Lot 1
An attractive block of woodland located at Barkham in the Borough of Wokingham comprised of predominantly mixed species, deciduous trees extending to approximately 60.3 acres (24.40ha).
The woodland comprises a wonderful variety of stand types from open oak and birch woodland, high forest oak and mixed broadleaf and sweet chestnut coppice to more alkaline areas of oak and ash over hazel and ash /alder coppice along a spring line. Around 95% of the woodland is classed as ancient semi-natural woodlands (ASNW).
The site includes numerous historic environment features including old wood banks, a range of veteran trees and some old gravel workings.
The woodland has seen little active woodland management in recent years and there are lots of opportunities for management to enhance the woodland. Due to its ASNW status the woodland may be eligible for government grants to support a range of sustainable woodland management.
The woodland presents an ideal opportunity for coppicing, timber and firewood harvesting, tourism opportunities (STPP) and potentially natural capital and biodiversity offsetting.
Lot 2
An attractive meadow adjoining the woodland of approximately 7.64 acres (3.09 ha) comprising mixed species permanent pasture which has been managed for grazing and hay and haylage and a small area of adjoining woodland.
The meadow presents opportunities for livestock grazing, haymaking, tourism opportunities (STPP), potentially natural capital and biodiversity offsetting.
Sporting Rights
Any sporting rights are included within the sale.
The property benefits from primary access via the Coombes Lane by-way, alternative access is also available along the byways at Gravelpithill Lane, Ellis’s Hill Lane and Wood Lane.
There is a water supply to a water trough in Lot 2. There are no other services.
The fencing of the meadow in Lot 2 is the responsibility of the Purchaser. There are no other known fencing liabilities
Approximately 95% of the woodland is classed as ancient semi-natural woodlands (ASNW).
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The Property is sold with the benefit of and subject to all public rights of way and other easements and rights of a similar nature whether mentioned in these particulars or not. There is a public footpath which runs east-west through the wood.
The Property
The Coombes Lane byway runs along the northern boundary of the woodland, a bridleway runs along the eastern boundary and a public footpath bisects the woodland and joins a public footpath which runs along the western boundary of the woodland.
Tenure and Possession
Vacant Possession will be given of the whole upon completion of the sale.
Local Authority
Wokingham Borough Council (wokingham.gov.uk).
Strictly by appointment with Moundsmere Estate Management Ltd, although access along the public rights of way is available at all times.
From the B3349 Barkham Road turn into, and head up Bearwood Hill about 0.4 miles to the entrance to Coombes Lane on the left. Turn into and drive along Coombes Lane. In wet weather it may be advisable to park before reaching the wood as the lane can be very wet in the winter.
Clive Hancock or Lucy Chuter
Tel: 01256 389253 e-mail: info@moundsmere.co.uk
Moundsmere Estate Management Ltd, for themselves and the Vendors or Lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
i) These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be
relied upon as statements of representations of facts
ii) Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries by inspections or otherwise on all matters including planning or other consents
iii) The information in these particulars is given without responsibility on the part of Moundsmere Estate Management Ltd or their clients. Neither
Moundsmere Estate Management Ltd nor their employees have any authority to make or give any representations or warranties whatever in relation to this
iv) Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive nor
current; no assumption should be made that any contents shown are included in the sale nor with regard to parts of the property which have not been
v) Nothing in these particulars should be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or that any services or equipment are
in good working order – nor have Moundsmere Estate Management Ltd tested them.
Photographs taken October 2022 and particulars prepared November 2022

EPC & Additional Information

Property details:

Property ID: IH-01732
Property Type: Farm Land & Sales
Property Status: Sold
Land Size: 24.40 SqFt

Property address:

Coombes Lane, Barkham, Wokingham, UK