Growanshaw, Northchapel, nr Petworth, West Sussex. 1.48 acres of mature mixed broadleaf woodland in a rural location. £23,000 (freehold) [#E1052]
A fine veteran oak and mixed broadleaf woodland with a southerly aspect and year-round 2WD vehicular access. Enjoying rural Sussex views of the South Downs National Park.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 951 299.
- Centre of wood: SU 949 299.
Nearest postcode: GU28 9EH.
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.
Growanshaw is a mixed broadleaf and oak Ancient Woodland nestled in the rolling hills of West Sussex, just south of the Surrey border. It has a sunny southerly aspect, bounded to the east by open fields beyond which are splendid views of Northchapel village and the surrounding countryside, which falls within the South Downs National Park.
There is a recently upgraded hard track suitable for a 2WD vehicle. Conveniently, this track flanks the north and west boundaries enabling onward management of the wood. A Forestry Commission thinning licence is in place should a new owner want to extract a moderate quantity of timber. Along the access track to the west is a small surfaced turning area suitable for a car.
English oak is the dominant species with fine examples throughout, particularly to lower, southern parts of the wood. This attractive part has several quiet spots perfect perhaps for some wild camping.
Other tree species include sweet chestnut, birch, field maple, sycamore and handsome beech lining the field edges with holly and hazel in the understorey. Several animal tracks can be seen, most likely deer of which there is a substantial roaming population. A powerline runs north to south, beneath which is open ground suitable for woodland activities such as crafts. Here there are numerous elder shrubs and bramble offering an abundance of berries in autumn.
Ferns include scaly male and broad buckler among the wildflowers. In spring one can enjoy primroses and bluebells. Bird species include tawny owls, woodpeckers, and various woodland warblers. With the historic towns of Petworth and Haslemere both some six miles away and Chichester half an hour by car, Growanshaw is ideally located and offers abundant potential for amenity and enjoyment.
If It Were Mine
I would simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings. In the longer-term some light thinning of the wood would yield usable timber perhaps for rustic carpentry as well as a good supply of woodfuel.
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
- The woodland is situated next to the village of Northchapel in West Sussex.
- Head north along the A283 from Northchapel village and after approximately 100 metres there is a turning to some fields on the left with a Woods4Sale sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park carefully so access through the gate is not blocked and climb the gate. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Once over the first gate you will find a second gate on your right.
- Please climb this one also and then continue up the track with grassland on either side of you until you enter the woodland (point B).
- Continue for 90 metres and take the turning to your left (point C) Growanshaw is to the left.
- The northeast boundary is the outside edge of the track marked by wooden posts with white paint.
- The eastern boundary is an old metal fence between the woodland and the field.
- The southern boundary is marked by wooden posts with green paint.
- The western boundary is the inside edge of the track and marked by wooden posts with green paint.
The sporting rights are included and not let.
The mineral rights are included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes for Growanshaw from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary (marked AB and CD on the plan).
- A right of way is reserved along BC for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- 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 fencing liabilities.
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.