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Bearcroft Pool and Woodland, Hinstock

For Sale in Two Lots
Sold STC
Property Description 

A rare opportunity to purchase an area of woodland and water within the thriving village of Hinstock.  Found to the centre of the village, the land is situated between the Memorial Hall and playing fields and the two lots are bisected by the footpath between the two. This peaceful area of woodland offers a haven of peace and tranquillity in spite of its central village location. The woodland is home to a selection of mature native broadleaf trees and shrubs and is host to a wide range of animal and bird life.

Lot One. 1.80 Acres of mature woodland and water. The pool, which totals 0.73 Acre, has been utilised by an angling club for a number of years and is equipped with fishing pontoons. It is well-stocked with a selection of fish including perch, tench and carp.

Lot Two. 0.80 Acre of  mature woodland which runs south following the course of a small spring and stream.


In the event of planning permission being granted for any form of residential use on the land within 15 years of completion, the current vendors or their heirs will be entitled to a 30% share of the increase in value.


We are advised that the land is freehold however Lot One is sold subject to a tenancy to Serck Audco Angling Club which does not expire until July 2018. Lot Two is sold with vacant possession upon completion.


No mains services are connected to either lot. Mains services are available in the village; connection to these would be at the cost of the buyer.

Rights of Way & Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, telephone and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants, and all existing and proposed wayleaves or masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas or other pipes, whether referred to in the Sales Particulars or not, and to the provisions of any Planning Scheme or County or Local Authorities without obligations on the part of the Sellers or their agents to specify them.

Two public footpaths cross the land.

Sporting, Mines and Mineral Rights

The sporting rights, mining rights and mineral rights are included in the sale.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and the Rural Land Register.  The information is provided for reference purposes only.  The buyer shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.  No warranty for the accuracy of any information can be given.

Method of Sale

For Sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in two lots.

Local Authority

Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

0345 678 9000.


By arrangement with the Agents, Barbers Rural, at The Agricultural Centre, Adderley Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SW.

01630 692500 or

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Agents, and it is requested that the viewer is carrying a set of the Agent’s sales particulars.  All viewers are asked to park courteously.


Please note that a partner of Barbers Rural Consultancy LLP has a personal interest in this land.

Please also note that the photographs were taken in the Summer months of 2017.


From Tern Hill head south on the A41. After 5 miles turn left onto the A529 signposted Hinstock. The site is best accessed via Hinstock Memorial Hall car park, which is found on the left shortly before the mini roundabout, and following the footpath through to the land.