Cherryfield, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 3.46 acres of mixed woodland with oak, pine and cherry with excellent vehicular access. £45,000 (freehold) [#E1031]
A wonderfully private and varied woodland, including an oak and pine plantation, substantial open areas sheltered by mature trees and with great vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218.
- Centre of wood: TQ 792 221.
Nearest postcode: TN32 5QL.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Cherryfield is a stunning woodland property encompassing a gently sloping east facing bank near to the quaint village of Staplecross, East Sussex. Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in rolling countryside some ten miles from both the coastal towns of Hastings and Rye.
Two sides are bordered by arable fields fringed with tall ash, hornbeam, sycamore and beech, with hawthorn shrubs sheltering the western edges giving the woodland a very private and secluded nature.
Access to the wood is along a stone track recently re-surfaced with locally quarried stone. This track follows the west boundary with a useful band of open ground adjacent. The north part is dominated by vigorously growing oak and Scots pine planted some 20 years ago. Heavy clay rich soils at Cherryfield offer good tree growing conditions, as evidenced by the widely spaced cherry trees further south. Here, the significant open spaces provide a delightful parkland milieu, perfect for wild camping or recreational activities.
Other tree species include rowan, field maple, sweet chestnut and blackthorn. In spring, the hawthorn and cherry blossom would be delightful. There may also be a crop of cherries later in the year if the birds don’t take them all!
The deer population is extensive, with regular sightings of roe and muntjac. The wider wood, of which Cherryfield is part, has signs of wild boar and badger. Sparrow hawks, kestrels and songbirds such as the nightingale and chiffchaff are known to the region. To the southwest corner is an old disused access way to the surrounding fields with signs of former management to be seen in places.
With continued maintenance and management, Cherryfield has a great deal to offer for both amenity and light silviculture, in an idyllic peaceful location, yet easily accessible from much of the south-east region.
If It Were Mine
I would carefully prune the young oaks to promote good form, perhaps gently thinning where required and remove protection shelters. Management of the meadow area could include encouragement of wildflowers.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- Take the A21 northwards from Hastings, after around five miles take the B2244 signposted Sedlescombe.
- Continue through the village of Sedlescome and for around 4 miles passing Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard on the left.
- At the junction take the righthand turn B2165 signposted Staplecross, at the village follow the road round to the right after a mile you pass Chalk Down Lime builders supplies.
- Take the immediate right down Ellenwhorne Lane, continue down the lane for ½ a mile and take the right turn (point A on the plan below) down the track over a stream.
- Open the steel gate (closing it behind you) and continue along the track through the field to another locked gate (point B), park on the left being careful not to obstruct the track.
- Climb the gate, sorry we do not supply keys for viewings. Follow the track for 400 metres passing two turns on the left (points C and D).
- Pass a shed on the right and take the next right turn (point F). Follow the track for 260 metres passing through mature woodland.
- As the track veers to the left Cherryfield is ahead (point G).
- The north boundary is the inside of the ride and track marked by wooden posts with green paint.
- The west boundary is the inside of the track marked by wooden posts with white paint.
- All other boundaries are fenced.
The sporting rights are included and not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all times and all purposes marked ABCDEFGH on the plan.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.