A WOOD near Alresford is on the market for £340,000.

The 55-acre Bowers Grove Wood, near Ropley Dean, is an ancient woodland and has been in existence since at least 1600.

It is accessed directly off a large timber stacking /parking area, Bowers Grove Wood is easy to access and is on a gentle south east facing slope next to the Watercress Line. Internal access is via unsurfaced rides that run through the middle of the wood.

The wood’s southern half principally contains mature broadleaved timber producing trees including beech, sycamore and ash. These trees are now of an age and so heavily stocked that firewood income could be generated steadily from thinning.

Just to the south of Bowers Grove Lane, in the north western half of the wood, a large area has been felled and replanted with broadleaved trees. These have grown very well and are now in need of thinning or cleaning to make the best of the replanted or naturally regenerated species.

The western end of the wood has road frontage on to Bighton Hill. This area contains a mixture of Japanese larch and ash. A new owner will be able to fell or thin this area to restructure this section of the wood. The operation might yield substantial quantities of timber as well as a quantity of firewood.

A stocking plan and schedule is available from the agents Tustins.

The northern section of the wood against Bowers Grove Lane is classified as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland site.

The shooting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let. The Hunting rights are excluded. Mineral rights are

owned and included in the sale.

The wood is managed by W M Hamer (Forestry Consultant) based in Kintbury, Berkshire.

Potential buyers can view without appointment during daylight hours providing they carry a set of the sale particulars.