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Besom Copse, near Haslemere in the South Downs National Park, Sussex. 3.23 acres of mixed broadleaf woodland, with great access. £39,000 (freehold) [#E864]


A diverse woodland of mature and young mixed broadleaf. Benefiting from a recently upgraded access track.


West Sussex


3.23 acres




£39,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186.

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: SU 951 299.

- Centre of wood: SU 947 302.

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.


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Besom Copse is a perfect combination of mature beech, ash and oak woodland, with areas of younger vigorously growing oak and birch. Owners will have the opportunity to both enjoy the mature woodland with its bluebell adorned floor in springtime, whilst also managing and observing the younger trees become fully established.

The woodland is in a sheltered position, with a slight northerly aspect. There is a recently upgraded hard access track flanking the eastern and northern boundaries of the wood. An interesting old earth bund follows the west boundary, a lovely tall beech tree shades part of this area being a perfect spot for a family picnic. Further in there are mature sweet chestnut coppice and other broadleaf trees.

To the east, the younger part of the woodland is a mixture of planted oaks in protection shelters, and naturally regenerated birch. If a new owner desired, a gentle phase of re-spacing would be beneficial here.

A variety of birds can be spotted or heard, a regular is the great spotted woodpecker and there is an occasional tawny owl call. A fleeting herd of roe deer are, at times, seen darting through the undergrowth.

To the north there are delightful views of open countryside. The property falls within the bounds of the South Downs National Park. The quaint Sussex village of Northchapel is nearby and there are many opportunities for recreational activities to be found locally.

If It Were Mine

I would undertake a gradual phase of re-spacing in the younger parts, encouraging the trees with good form to grow on. Some careful pruning of the oaks would be a beneficial activity. Besom Copse is a delightful varied woodland for a family wild camping expedition.

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 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) until you reach a junction (point C).
  • Take the left turn and continue for 430 metres, bearing right at the two turnings (points D and E).
  • Take the left hand turn at the junction (point F).
  • Continue along the track, Besom Copse to your left.


  • The northern boundary is the outside edge of the track and marked by wooden posts with green paint.
  • The eastern boundary is the inside edge of the track and marked by wooden posts with yellow paint.
  • The western boundary is the inside edge of the ride and marked by wooden posts with orange paint.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are included and not let.

Mineral Rights

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 Besom Copse from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary (marked ABCDEF on the plan).
  • A right of way is also granted over EG for timber extraction only.
  • A right of way is reserved along FG for the benefit of the woodland 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.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no fencing liabilities.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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.

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

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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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Capenhurst Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362

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