Gosshill Wood, Chislehurst, London. 2.53 acres of mature oak, pine and mixed broadleaf woodland in a fantastic location. £55,000 (freehold) [#E974]
A rare opportunity to purchase a valuable mixed broadleaf, pine and oak woodland in south east London, with a stream and diversity of wildlife.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 177.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 435 692 (northern access point).
- Centre of wood: TQ 435 692.
Nearest postcode: BR7 5RQ.
Gosshill Wood is a unique woodland property in south east London and despite its urban location there is a diversity of tree species, flora and wildlife to be found. It is only a quarter of an hour from Junction 3 of the M25 by car and a few minutes’ walk from Chislehurst train station.
The woodland can be accessed from two points, off the quiet Gosshill Road from the south (point B on the plan) and from a quiet residential area to the north (point A). The woodland sits on a southwest facing bank, with views to the southeast. A small fast flowing stream known as Kyd Brook or Quaggy River runs through the lower part of the wood with a profusion of wild garlic on its banks. A track follows the southeast boundary and several other informal tracks pass through the wood.
The main tree species of Gosshill Wood is veteran oak, with tall stag-headed canopies extending over a dense understorey of yew, ash, holly, sycamore, birch and cherry. Along the southwest boundary is an attractive strip of mature Corsican pine. Although not designated as ancient woodland it bears many hallmarks, with some of the oaks estimated to be in excess of 300 years old. Associated flora includes bluebells, herb Robert, wood anemones and many others.
This precious and distinctive plot of varied native wooded habitat is home to many species of birds and woodland mammals, as indicated by a number of burrows and a chorus of birdsong when walking through. A good level of deadwood enhances the ecology of this special space of natural habitat.
Gosshill Wood is the subject of a Tree Preservation Order. This does not prevent normal forest management operations, including felling. It simply means that the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained prior to felling.
If It Were Mine
As the woodland has not been managed for some time, I would seek to enhance the conservation value of this fantastic spot through the installation of 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
- Heading south on the M25 take Junction 3 along the A20 towards Swanley.
- Continue for five miles until you see a sign for the A222 towards Bromley / Chislehurst / Sidcup.
- Follow the A222 for around two miles, going straight ahead at the crossroads and again at the mini roundabout.
- The road begins to go downhill and you will see a turning on the left with a sign for Heatherbank.
- Take this left turn into the residential area and pass a right and a left turn and at the T-junction turn right.
- You will see our ‘For Sale’ sign ahead (point A), park here being careful not to obstruct the road.
- The northern (CD) boundary is the edge of the tarmac path and the residential garden.
- The east and southeast boundary (DE) is defined by an old earth bund between the path and the wood.
- The southern boundary (EF) centre of the stream, then the metal fence between the wood and the pumping station.
- The southwest boundary (FG) is marked by concrete posts between the woodland and footpath.
- The northwest boundary (GC) is defined by a green metal fence.
We believe the sporting rights are included.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There are no public rights of way within the wood.
We believe that there are no fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and part covered by a Conservation Area, further information can be obtained from the Borough of Bromley Council.
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.