Buxus Copse, near Northchapel, West Sussex. 3.43 acres of native broadleaf Ancient Woodland. £49,000 (freehold) [#E1021]
A fine stand of oak, ash and mixed broadleaf in a picturesque location in the South Downs National Park, featuring excellent vehicular access and bordering open fields.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 951 299.
- Centre of wood: SU 949 301.
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.
Buxus Copse is an archetypal Ancient Oak wood. This beautiful woodland has an abundance of character and charm, situated a short walk from the pretty village of Northchapel, West Sussex where you can find a shop and various facilities. The bustling towns of Haslemere and Petworth are roughly equidistant at some seven miles.
Grand oak trees dominate this stunning copse, many in excess of 200 years old. The site is predominantly level with some undulation and interesting topographical features to the east, where there is an area of dense pole stage ash and birch to be found. Other tree species include cherry, beech and occasional alder.
A recently upgraded hard-surfaced access track, suitable for a 2WD car runs along two sides of the wood, convenient for onward management, including timber extraction. A powerline runs north to south through the woodland, providing a useful strip of open ground.
A small paddock lies to the south of the wood, sheltered by a fringe of yew and laurel. This shelterbelt provides a sense of privacy and would make a great place for den building and wildlife watching. An historic bund lined with yew passes through the wood in this location. Scattered throughout the understorey are hazel, honeysuckle and holly shrubs, and to the centre of the wood a large box shrub is growing beneath a lovely old oak. Ferns include scaly male and broad buckler and in spring there are pockets of bluebells and primroses.
If It Were Mine
Buxus Copse has excellent amenity value, a perfect woodland for a young family. There is a decent supply of sustainable firewood for the hearth, and tranquil surroundings to enjoy, rich with flora and fauna. I would consider some gentle thinning of the oak in the long-term, many of which are excellent quality.
Please be aware some management operations 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 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, Buxus Copse is now your right.
- Continue along the track for 350 metres passing a turning to your left (point B)
- After 35 metres bear right at the junction (point C), after another 30 metres bear right. The vehicular turning point for Buxus Copse is ahead and to the right.
- The northwest boundary is the outside edge of the track marked by wooden posts with orange paint.
- The northeast boundary is marked by wooden posts and trees with white paint.
- The southeast boundary is marked by a wire fence.
- The southwest and west boundary is the inside of the track and marked by wooden posts with pink and then white 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 at all times and for all purposes for Buxus Copse from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary (marked ABC on the plan).
- A right of way is reserved marked CD on the plan.
- 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.