Potters Wood, Ashford, Kent. 0.57 acres of peaceful mature woodland, around 2 hours from Greater London and 5 miles from junction 9 of the M20. £9,500 (freehold) [#S1105]
A charming amenity woodland comprising of Douglas fir and oak with good access, 20 miles from Maidstone and approx. 45 minutes from Canterbury, Kent.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 189
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 951 416
- Centre of wood: TQ 952 416
Nearest postcode: TN26 1JZ
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.
Sitting on a level site, this delightful sub acre woodland is situated in rural Kent, approximately four miles to the west of bustling Ashford.
Lush loamy clay soils have shaped a good species rich woodland resulting in some tall specimens, particularly oak and Douglas fir. Other species occupying the upper canopy include sweet chestnut and hornbeam coppice with birch below. The woodland floor is adorned by a blend of mosses, fungi and lichens (lichens giving an indication of clean air). These flora include rusty swan-neck moss, oakmoss and mild milk cap to name a few. The tranquillity of the area amplifies the rich birdsong throughout the wider forested area. There are also signs of badger, muntjac deer and brown hare populations for an enthusiastic wildlife devotee.
Potters Wood benefits from good access via a soft track. Pleasant farmland views of Kent and beyond can be enjoyed from the southeast boundary.
This manageable property would appeal to a weekend woodsman keen to learn about woodland life and what it has to offer.
If It Were Mine
I would consider coppicing a little of the hornbeam for some domestic fuel. I would then clear an area towards the southeast boundary for camping during warm summer nights, taking in the peaceful setting.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
Potters Wood is subject to an article 4 preventing permitted development at the property.
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 Ashford exit the town on the A28 in the direction of Bethersden.
- At the Matalan roundabout take the exit signed for Great Chart.
- After 1 mile as you approach the village of Great Chart, take a right turn onto Ninn Lane.
- After 1.5 miles as the road turns sharply to the right, continue straight onto Etchden Road (i.e. turning left) signed Bethersden and Tenterden.
- From here, continue south-west on Etchden Road for 1 mile and turn left onto Park Lane.
- Continue for roughly 400 metres and you will see large yellow X on a tree on the left (point A on the plan below). Please park safely to the side of the road not obstructing through traffic.
- From here, walk northeast for roughly 45 metres along the track and you will arrive at the start of the woodland on the right (point B), indicated by a blue square on a tree.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted white.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by the agricultural fence.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted pink.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by a tree with a blue square, but the physical boundary is the centre of the track (left unmarked to not obstruct through access to woodland beyond).
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A right of way is granted for Potters Wood over the routes AB and reserved over BC on the plan below.
- There is a shared maintenance clause covering this right of way, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
There is a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) within the woodland. This does not prevent normal woodland management operations, it simply means that the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained prior to felling.
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.