Woodlands For Sale South East England
Goose Wood, near Maidstone, Kent. 7.02 acres (approx.) of mature broadleaved woodland £49,000 freehold [#340]. Print Format
Mature Oak woodland of the highest quality with good hard road access. Within easy reach of the M20.
Goose Wood (named after two Canadian geese who appear to have taken up permanent residence on the adjacent lake) is a superb mixed broadleaved woodland with a large majority of mature Oaks, some of which are of considerable size and value.
Parts of the woodland have had the understorey of Hornbeam and other broadleaves coppiced about 7 years ago. Other areas could be coppiced now to produce a valuable supply of firewood.
The woodland is a rich mixture of native trees, shrubs and flowers, with parts having a beautiful carpet of bluebells in spring time. The diversity of habitats and the surrounding woodland and fields make this a haven for wildlife or alternatively an excellent sporting woodland, depending on your interests.
Access is off a quiet country lane and then over a private hard road. It is remote but yet easy to get to. Goose Wood has other woodland on three sides and a field on the fourth. It is big enough to get lost in yet small enough to be easily managed by a family with a keen interest in woodlands.
The entire forest, of which Goose Wood is a part, is classified as an Ancient Wood, indicating that there is evidence of continuous woodland cover since 1600.
There is a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the whole forest. This does not prevent normal forest management operations, including felling, as can be seen from the recent coppicing operations in various parts of the forest. It simply means that the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained prior to felling.
There are restrictive covenants on this property that prevent certain activities. Please click on the link below to view the covenants.
From the M20 junction 8, take the Maidstone direction along the A20 (signed for Bearsted). After ¾ mile turn right into the narrow Crismill Road. If you pass ‘Potted Garden’ nursery then you have gone too far.
Continue up this narrow road, under the M20, and turn left at the other side along Crismill Lane. Around a sharp right hand bend the tarmac will finish but the road still has a good hard surface.
After about 300 metres you will come to a padlocked steel gate on your right hand side (point A on the plan below). You should park here, taking care not to obstruct either the gateway or the road. Both are in use at all times.
From this point you need to pass around the gate and continue straight down the road for 300 metres, over a stream (point B) then ahead for another 450 metres, past a shed on your right until you come to a second gate (point C).
Goose Wood is just inside the gate on your right hand side.
OS Landranger Series sheet: 188.
Locked gate by parking point: TQ 818 561.
Centre of wood: TQ 825 558.
Nearest postcode: ME14 3LY.
The northern boundary is the top of the low earth bank beyond the shallow ditch.
The western boundary is indicated by posts with red painted tops.
The southern boundary is indicated by posts with blue painted tops.
The eastern boundary is the edge of the forest road.
The woodland comes with the benefit of full sporting rights.
These are included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
|Rights of Way:||
There is a right of way for the owner of Goose Wood from the gate on Crismill Lane, through the locked gate, all the way to the woodland boundary, for all purposes at all times.
A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
A public footpath runs along the western boundary but not inside Goose Wood.
|Fencing Liabilities:||There are no known fencing liabilities.|
|Viewing:||You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you print these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.|
Once you have seen this woodland, you can contact us by telephone on 01248 364362, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|How to Buy this Woodland:||
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