Timber cabin in the woods.

A Chance to Go Down to Your Own Wood Today

A small parcel of mature woodland with timber cabin in the heart of the Lake District National Park to go under the hammer.


H&H Land & Estates is bringing to the market Spindle Coppice Wood, a 4-acre mature woodland at Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside in the Lake District. The woodland comes with its own beck, a timber cabin, and the site brings with it the potential for development subject to further planning permissions.


With panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells and on the edge of existing ancient semi-natural woodland,  Spindle Coppice Wood comprises a single block of woodland, adjoining a larger woodland with a small beck running through it. The woodland is mature broadleaf predominantly comprising oak and birch, with some sycamore and holly, and has in recent years been managed primarily for nature and conservation. A haven for wildlife including red squirrels and deer, in the spring time the woodland is carpeted with bluebells.


With a  guide price of £180,000 Spindle Coppice Wood will be sold via public auction at Marchesi Centre, Holly Road, Windermere, LA23 2AF on 21st October 2022 at 2:30PM.


In recent years there has been a surge in people wanting to buy their own sections of woodland, and arbtech estimate that ‘the value of woodland has increased by 8% year on year, for the past 20 years.’


The Lake District National Park is highly protected and under strict regulations regarding planning permissions, however, as the woodland already has a timber cabin on the property, it makes it easier to secure permissions to update and further develop the existing building.  


Spindle Coppice Wood is the perfect parcel of land for anyone who wants to own their own woodland and spend time in the Lake District, away from hustle and bustle of everyday life, quality time with friends and family, and those wanting to use the land for environmental or conservation purposes.


Commenting on the property, Rachel Bagshaw, Associate Director & Head of Land Agency South Lakes said: “There is an ever increasing interest in woodland, for both recreational and investment purposes, so I am sure Spindle Coppice Wood will be sought after. Not only does it provide a great opportunity for those looking specifically to purchase mature woodland, it provides an opportunity for people looking for an escape from the stress of modern life and to reconnect with nature. As there is already an existing building on the land, it may make it much easier for the new owners to secure planning permissions and realise their dreams of creating the ultimate woodland hideaway .”


H&H Land & Estates have a specialist woodland and forestry team that are available to offer advice and assistance on any queries and provide information on the rules and regulations around UK woodlands. H&H Land & Estates have a deep knowledge and understanding of the land and property sector across the breadth of the north of England and the Scottish Borders, and they are a highly regarded company operating across the region. If you have any queries or would like more information about this property, please contact our Kendal office on 01539 721375 or at [email protected].