May Hill Woodland
May Hill Woodland, Cliffords Mesne, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JS
A superb block of amenity mixed woodland extending to about 3.18 Acres Option to purchase the Shepherds hut. 3.18 Acres Offers over £45,000
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Key Features
  • Mixed broadleaf woodland of 3.18 Acres
  • Clearing with shepherds hut (potentially available)
  • Superb mix of flora and fauna
  • Quiet and tucked away location on May Hill

Summary of Features

• Mixed broadleaf woodland of 3.18 Acres • Clearing with shepherds hut • Superb mix of flora and fauna • Quiet and tucked away location • In the lee of May Hill


This beautiful area of natural woodland sits within a short walk to the top of May Hill, a renowned local landmark. May Hill consists of a wide expanse of open grassland, bracken and gorse with boggy areas and pools, that is going through a rewilding programme in many areas. The hill is capped by a clump of pine trees planted in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. May Hill Common covers 30 hectares of common land acquired by the National Trust in 1988. There are beautiful, panoramic views from the top of the hill encompassing the Malvern Hills, the Cotswold Hills, the Severn Vale, the Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Black Mountains beyond.


The woodland for sale comprises a lovely mix of tree species including Ash, Alder, Birch, Cherry, Holly, Field Maple, Oak, Sycamore, Hazel, Hawthorn and Sweet Chestnut. It also has an abundance of Snowdrops, Daffodils, Bluebells, Wild garlic, mushrooms and other fungi to provide interest throughout the seasons. The Woodland has a lovely clearing which is where the shepherds hut is situated and the hut benefits from a small wood stove, and PV powered lighting and 12v sockets. Perfect for providing shelter during the day or, for the occasional overnight stay. There is also as small stone built storage building on site but this would benefit from some TLC if it were to be used. The current owners have found evidence of Dormice on site with a specially designated area left undisturbed for them and at the northern end of the site. This area also contains one of the famous dip-up wells of May Hill. The well in this woodland is known as the Holy Well. A small brook also runs along one of the boundaries.


This is an area of natural woodland, its very unlikely planning permission would be gained for a residential development.

Material Information




No services are connected. There is natural water on site though.


Access is via the public footpath to the main gate and along the track to the clearing. Alternatively, on the footpath which takes you to a stile and a small gate. Vehicular access can be arranged via prior arrangement with the National Trust.

Rights of Way

A public footpath runs through the woodland (please see the plan) this doesn't impact on the clearing or shepherds hut.


The boundary was fully re-fenced by the current owners in 2014.


It's a sloping site so it has never flooded.


We're advised there are no restrictive covenants on the site.


The woodland is in Herefordshire but one of the boundaries adjoins Gloucestershire.

Local Authority

Herefordshire County Council


Please ask the agents


By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. 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 or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.