Rippleside Wood, Northchapel, West Sussex. 3.88 acres of mixed broadleaf woodland. £45,000 (freehold) [#E995]
A mature mixed broadleaf, ash and sweet chestnut coppice woodland in a stunning location with great vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 951 299.
- Centre of wood: SU 947 301.
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.
Rippleside Wood is a stunning mixed woodland in a fantastic location. Situated just south of the Surrey border in West Sussex, it is within the bounds of the South Downs National Park. The wood is accessed via a recently upgraded hard-surfaced track suitable for a 2WD vehicle and is roughly equidistant from the historic towns of Petworth and Haslemere.
This delightful crescent shaped wood encompasses level ground to the south, primarily stocked with mature sweet chestnut coppice. Further in, the topography has a moderate northerly aspect and is dominated by mature ash and oak; evidence suggests that many of the ash trees were coppiced in the past. Scattered throughout are also tall birch, hazel and younger sweet chestnut stools.
There is a good level of deadwood enhancing the biodiversity of this copse, signs of wildlife include several deer tracks, an occasional glimpse of a butterfly such as the yellow tip and purple hairstreak and birds include tawny owls, various warblers, woodpeckers and more. The wildflower community comprises of a spectacular patch of early purple orchid, primrose, selfheal, herb Robert and ferns such as the scaly male and broad buckler.
If It Were Mine
I would begin by coppicing the mature sweet chestnut. This would encourage butterflies and wildflowers, whilst yielding a quantity of timber that could be used for wood fuel or craft.
Please be aware that some management practices may require a licence and/or permissions.
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 in a suitable place without blocking the gateway 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.
- Continue along the track for 350 metres passing a turning to your left (point B) bear left at the junction (point C).
- Continue straight ahead for 20 metres until you see a sign with ‘Rippleside Wood’ on the right. The woodland is to the right.
- The northeast boundary is marked by wooden posts with white paint.
- The eastern boundary is the outside of the hard track marked by posts with pink paint.
- The southern and southwest boundary is the outside of the hard track marked by posts with white paint.
- The northwest boundary is the outside of the track marked by wooden posts with yellow 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 granted for all times and all purposes marked ABC on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved for the benefit of other land marked CDE and CFG on the plan below.
- 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.