Banker’s Wood, near Petworth, West Sussex. 4.74 acres of mixed Ancient broadleaf woodland with great access for £52,000 (freehold) [#E896]
Set in a peaceful location and part of a larger stunning Ancient Woodland, with an attractive year round stream. A glorious English oak woodland with abundant character and opportunities.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 197.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 993 285.
- Centre of wood: SU 995 292.
Nearest postcode: GU28 9JY.
Banker’s Wood has a simply delightful atmosphere and benefits from a first rate quality of oak trees throughout, with clean, tall and straight stems. A hard track follows two of the boundaries, whilst the southern boundary features a pretty stream, further enriching the woodland’s ambiance.
Set in an ideal spot in West Sussex, the Surrey border is a few miles to the east. The bustling town of Haslemere is ten miles to the northwest, with Petworth, the charming historic town, a similar distance south.
The property is classified as an Ancient Woodland, having been wooded since at least the 1600s. Several earth bunds pass through the property, one of which delineates the eastern boundary. There are several enormous beech trees lining these bunds, which are traditionally associated with old boundaries. To the west an old track runs through the wood, up from the stream to the top track. This would be particularly useful should a new owner wish to thin the woodland.
Other tree species include ash, sycamore, hornbeam and a scattering of Sitka spruce to the northeast. The woodland’s topography has some level areas and gently slopes towards the stream. In spring these sedge and fern lined banks are adorned with bluebells and other wildflowers. Of particular note is the varied birdsong suffusing the surroundings, particularly of warblers or an occasional owl.
If It Were Mine
There is certainly scope to thin Banker’s Wood without detracting from the quality of the woodland. Much of the fine quality oak stands at a reasonably high density. I would gently thin these areas and to encourage wildlife further, I would install bird and bat boxes.
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
- From Petworth, leave town heading north on the A283, past the front entrance to Petworth House.
- After 3½ miles turn right at a junction signed for Balls Cross and Ebernoe.
- After 2 miles you will come to a T junction. Turn left in the direction signed for Northchapel.
- After about 100 metres turn right by a red post office box.
- After a further ¾ mile you turn left up what looks like a private drive lined with small logs, and signed for Howick.
- Please park on the council road, keeping clear of the woodland entrance and private lane.
- After about 80 metres you will see a new wooden gate on your left. This is point A on the plan below.
- Climb another locked wooden gate and follow the track into the woodland, after 630 metres you will see a turning on the left (point B).
- Continue along the track down the hill for 140 metres until you come to a bridge with a small stream (point C).
- Bankers Wood is ahead and to the right.
- The southern boundary is the centre of the stream.
- The western and northern boundaries are the outside edge of the track.
- The eastern boundary is an old earth bund marked by wooden posts with blue paint.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
These 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 over the route ABC.
- A right of way is reserved along CDE for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- There are no public rights of way in this wood.
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 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.