Residential Land : Eight Ash Green


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Fiddler´s Wood offers purchasers a rare opportunity to acquire a broadleaf woodland in a desirable area of north Essex. The woodland, which is 27.14 acres, abuts the highway and access is obtained off Fiddler´s Hill. The woodland boasts a range of native species such as oak, beech, hornbeam and ash to name a few. The woodland floor benefits from bluebells and other wild flowers which can be seen on the attached photographs.

Location and Situation

The land is situated to the north of the A1124 Colchester to Halstead road between Eight Ash Green and Gallows Green. The land is approximately 4 miles west of Colchester Town Centre and approximately 13 miles east of Braintree Town Centre.




After two years´ ownership, commercially managed woods qualify for 100% relief from Inheritance Tax. Commercial timber sales are free from Income Tax and do not attract Capital Gains Tax.

Town & Country Planning

The local authority is Colchester Borough Council. 

Restrictive Covenants, easements and Rights of Way

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasi-easements, and all wayleaves whether referred to or not within these particulars. There are various footpaths in or around the land. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the location of these.


The land does not have the benefit of services.

Boundaries, places and areas

The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the selling agents will be responsible for defining either the boundaries or their ownership.

Statutory Designation

The land is not within a Statutory Designated area.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

The land is within the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Stewardship Schemes

The land is not included within a land Stewardship Scheme.

Cross Compliance

The Vendor will be responsible for cross compliance up to the date of completion. The Purchaser will take over the cross compliance obligations on completion and will indemnify the Vendor from any non-compliance that results in a penalty or reduction in the Vendor´s payments under the Basic Payment Scheme.

Land Drainage

Drainage plans are available from Whirledge & Nott or Stanfords.

Sporting, Minerals and Timber

All sporting, mineral and timber rights (except as reserved by Statute or to the Crown) are included in the sale.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These have been prepared as carefully as possible and based on Ordnance Survey data. The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Exchange of Contracts and Completion

Exchange of contracts is to occur 21 days after receipt by the Purchaser´s Solicitor of the draft completion with completion to occur after harvest. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts.

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