Harping Wood, near Forest Row, East Sussex. 3.42 acres of stunning Ancient Woodland with excellent vehicular access. £38,000 (freehold) [#E834]
A substantial Ancient Woodland in Sussex, near to the medieval town of East Grinstead. Benefiting from excellent access and a level topography.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 419 358.
- Centre of wood: TQ 418 359.
Nearest postcode: RH18 5EJ.
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.
Harping Wood lies just north of the hamlet of Forest Row, Sussex. This village draws its name from nearby Ashdown Forest, a large royal hunting park dating back to the 13th century. Access to the wood is off a quiet lane connecting to Lewes Road (A22), from where the south coast is less than an hour by car. This woodland offers a great combination of amenity and recreation potential.
A recently upgraded stone track fronted by a secure metal gate delineates the western boundary. The wood has some dense areas of useful hazel coppice, perfect for craft work. The fertile clay soils present ideal growing conditions for oak trees, resulting in remarkable standards towering over the hazel. The mature coppice stools found underneath the oak and ash trees have been traditionally managed, cut over a rotation of several years. More recently the woodland has been managed for sport - a large deer population roams the wider wood and two old high-seats can still be found.
Designated as an Ancient Woodland, Harping Wood has a biodiversity which has established over the past 400 years or more. An array of mycorrhizal fungi, wildflowers, insects, birds and mammals add to the exceptional habitat. In spring, much of the woodland floor is adorned by bluebell and primrose and a decent quantity of deadwood enhances the bird population which includes numerous songbirds, a resident kestrel and an owl.
If It Were Mine
A property as diverse as this is great for a young family to explore wildlife and perhaps enjoy an occasional camping expedition. Some gathering of wood-fuel is also a possibility, utilising the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence.
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
From East Grinstead head south along the A22, otherwise known as Lewes Road. After approximately one mile you will see the sign for Brambletye School on your right. Continue onwards for approximately half a mile passing some bends in the road – you will see our for sale sign on the right hand side. Take the next turning on the right, signed for Brambletye Manor Farm. You will come to a metal gate on the right, with a Red Rock Forestry sign (point A on the plan below). Please park in a suitable place and climb the gate, sorry we do not supply keys for viewings.
Continue along the track, Harping Wood is on the right.
The northeast boundary is marked by an old wooden fence.
The southeast boundary is marked by an earth bund between the lane and the woodland.
The southwest boundary (AB) is the southwestern edge of the track.
The western boundary (BC) is the eastern edge of the track.
The sporting rights are included in the sale.
The mineral rights are included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
The access track AB is included in the property, with a right of way reserved over this track for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
A right of way will be granted over the track BC for Harping Wood.
There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There are no known 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 sales 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.