Chance to buy your own little piece of Grantham countryside

Woodland for sale by Smith's Gore at Grantham, Barrowby Thorns
Woodland for sale by Smith's Gore at Grantham, Barrowby Thorns

A unique opportunity for a nature lover to acquire their own little piece of countryside is on offer near Grantham.

Three plots of woodland covering an area the size of 17 football pitches are being sold by estate agents Smiths Gore.

The nationwide specialist agents have set a guide price of £45,000 for the plots, which are either side of the A1, north of Barrowby.

William Douglas, who is handling the sale, said: “The land has been owned by a family for many years and they have decided to sell. It is very rare to get little parcels of land like this come on the market and we have already had quite a lot of interest.”

The three plots are a mix of different types of woodland and offer a chance to enjoy being outdoors and have some commercial potential.

Barrowby Thorns is 9.82 acres of mainly deciduous woodland, east of the A1 and west of Great Gonerby.

Mr Douglas says it makes for a pleasant and attractive “hobby woodland” with a central access track.

Eleven Plus Plantation, by the junction of the A52 and A1 at Barrowby, is 5.15 acres of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce.

Lewis Leefe Plantation covers 2.58 acres east of the A1 and south of the railway and is mainly growing poplar.

Mr Douglas said: “There have always been small coppices dotted about on less productive land which farmers have not been able to use, but It is particularly rare in Lincolnshire to find small, individual areas of woodland for sale because farmers don’t tend to bring them to the market and a lot of the land is retained by long-established estates.

“So here we have a rare opportunity for someone to own their own private woodland, where they can enjoy nature, spot wildlife including birds and rabbits, walk the dog, collect firewood and get away from it all for a while.

“There is also the potential to sell the pine and spruce, which is useful for fencing posts and rails and in the building trade.

“It’s adds up to a unique chance for someone to own a little bit of rural England, at a relatively affordable price.”

Smiths Gore is also marketing an 18 acre woodland at Newark and has put a guide price of £110,000 on the two lots if sold together.

The land went on the market about three weeks ago and Mr Douglas said he was looking to conclude a sale in the next couple of weeks.

Anyone interested in becoming the new owner is invited to make an offer through Smiths Gore’s York office on 01904 756303.