Conduit Coppice, Ladies Ley & Round Coppice, Skilts, Gorcott Hill, B98 9ET

Ref: 28811003
By Auction
For Sale
The above woodland will be offered for sale by public auction, subject to prior sale reserve and conditions, at 6.30pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at Henley Golf and Country Club, Stratford Road, Beaudesert, Henley-in-Arden. B95 5QA


  • 38.92 Acres
  • Woodland/Amenity Land
  • Scope For Recreational Opportunities
  • For Sale by Public Auction on the 9th July 2019


The above woodland will be offered for sale by public auction, subject to prior sale reserve and conditions, at 6.30pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at Henley Golf and Country Club, Stratford Road, Beaudesert, Henley-in-Arden. B95 5QA


Substantial blocks of woodland/amenity land in the south Midlands come onto the open market only very occasionally. This opportunity, therefore, gives potential buyers the chance to purchase a considerable acreage of mixed woodland, with various natural ponds, (some of which are spring fed) together with stands of various tree species. These include naturally regenerated Silver Birch and Ash, together with Oak, Beech, Larch and Fir providing a mixed woodland which, in the spring, together with Rhododendron bushes, has a carpet of Bluebells.

Encompassing three named woods, Conduit Coppice, Lady's Ley and Round Coppice, (parts of which are scheduled ancient and semi-natural woodland) they are a haven for wildlife and were originally part of the Skilts estate until sold by auction in October 1948.

The ponds have been used for fishing and recreational purposes and we believe there is scope to further enhance the recreational opportunities, perhaps (STPP) introducing 'Glamping pods', timber lodges etc. The various areas of woodland are bisected by a number of rides, leading in certain areas, to open glades making the whole a delight for the wildlife enthusiast who wishes to manage their own nature reserve.

South facing on the slopes of Gorcott Hill, the woodland is easily accessed from the A435 dual carriageway, lying some 14 miles south of Birmingham city centre, with excellent road communications via the M42 motorway Jn 3, The local towns of Redditch, Alcester, Stratford-on-Avon and Henley-in-Arden are all within easy driving distance.
General Information Services
Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the appropriate utility companies for the verification as to the availability, or otherwise, of services.
Warwickshire County Council –
Stratford-on-Avon District Council –
Severn Trent Water –
Western Power Distribution –
Tenure and Possession
The woodland is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion, scheduled for 6th August 2019.

On the fall of the hammer the successful purchaser will be required to sign the auction contract and pay a 10% deposit (minimum £5,000) to the vendor’s solicitors, together with an administration fee of £500.00 + VAT to the auctioneers in the room on the night.
Rights of Way and Easements
The woodland is subject to all rights of way and easements that may exist. We understand that the property has enjoyed, without contest, access from the driveway leading to Skilts School for a considerable period of time.
Boundaries and Timber
All growing timber is included in the sale. The ownership of boundaries (where known) is delineated by an inward facing “T” mark.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
Sporting and Mineral Rights, where owned, are included in the sale of the freehold.
Plans shown are for identification purposes only.
By prior appointment with the auctioneers, Tel. no. 01564 794343. When viewing it is requested that care is taken as forestry operations may be taking place, children are supervised especially when near the ponds. No dogs are allowed, no litter is to be left and all gates to be left as found.
A full auction pack is available from the vendor's Solicitors.

Aztec Centre,
Aztec West,
Bristol. BS32 4TD
Tel. No. 01454 275190
Acting - Mr. Robert McLean
email -
From the offices of John Earle, take the A3400 south to the traffic lights at the crossroads, turn right onto the A4189 signposted to Redditch and, after approximately 1 mile, bear right and take the road through the village of Ullenhall. On approaching the A435 dual carriageway at Gorcott Hill, turn left at the crossroads, then first left, down the drive to Skilts School. The woodland, with gated access, will be found on the right hand side, as indicated by the John Earle auction board.

From Birmingham city centre and the M42 J3 and the north, take the A435 dual carriageway south and, after approximately 3 miles, take the Ullenhall slip road to the crossroads, pass straight over and then take the first left, as above. Approximate post code B98 9ET
Conditions of Sale
The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to the Special and General Conditions of Sale, which have been settled by the Vendor’s Solicitor. These conditions may be inspected during the usual office hours at the offices of the vendor’s Solicitor mentioned in these sales particulars during the five days, exclusive of Saturday and Sunday, immediately before and exclusive of the day of the sale. The conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of the sale but they will not then be read. The purchaser shall be deemed to bid on those terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.
Money Laundering
Money laundering regulations have been introduced by the government, affecting auctioneers, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002/Money Laundering Regulations 2007. To comply with this Act, we require all purchasers to pay the deposit by any of the following methods: Bank/Building Society Draft, Personal/Company Cheque. All purchasers will be required to provide proof of both their identity and current address and all parties intending to purchase any property must bring with them the following items: Full U.K. Passport or Photo Driving Licence (for identification), a recent Utility Bill, Council Tax Bill or Bank Statement (as proof of residential address). These should be presented to the vendor’s Solicitor when signing the contract.
Agent's Note
The guide price offers an indication of the price below which the vendor is not willing to sell. It is not necessarily the exact final sale price, and is subject to change prior to and up until the day of the auction. Any change in the guide price will reflect a change in the reserve (a figure below which the auctioneer will not be able to sell). The reserve can be expected to be set within the guide range or not more than 10% above a single figure guide. (RICS Common Auction Conditions 7th Edition).


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Important Remarks

Please note that all the above information has been provided by the vendor in good faith, but will need verification by the purchaser’s solicitor. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Floor plans are not drawn to scale and are provided as an indicative guide to help illustrate the general layout of the property only. The mention of any appliances and/or services in this description does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order and prospective purchasers should make their own investigations before finalising any agreement to purchase. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or other items shown in photographs (which may have been taken with a wide angle lens) are included in the sale. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that the necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. We endeavour to make our details accurate and reliable, but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on their behalf.

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Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Misrepresentation Act 1967. John Earle. Conditions under which particulars are issued. Messrs John Earle or the vendor/lessor. 1. These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute any part of, an offer or contract. 2. All statements contained within these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Messrs John Earle or the vendor/lessor. 3. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. 4. Any intending purchaser must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. 5. The vendor does not make or give, and neither Messrs John Earle nor any person in their employment has authority to make or give, any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. John Earle is a trading style of John Earle & Son LLP. Registered office address: Carleton House, 266-268 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD. Registered number: OC326726.