Broadview Wood, near Royal Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex. 7.84 acres of superb mature pine woodland, with road frontage and gated access for £85,000 (freehold) [#E1112]
A characteristic stand of Scots and Corsican pine with fringes of mixed broadleaf. Situated in a stunning peaceful rural location, with excellent links to London and the South East of England.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 554 375
- Centre of wood: TQ 554 376
Nearest postcode: TN3 9NZ
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.
Broadview Wood is excellently positioned, being on level ground benefiting from road frontage, two access points and with forest tracks leading to and defining the north and east boundaries. The primary access is via a wooden gate from a quiet country lane in a green and rural location, just southwest of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Indeed, the woodland falls within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and High Rocks National Monument is in the near vicinity.
The wood forms part of a significantly larger forest, extending over 1500 acres that includes Broad Water Warren, an extensive RSPB nature reserve. Sandy soils common to this region lend themselves well to pine species, Broadview Wood being a classic example of a well-thinned stand of mature, predominantly Scots pine. The widely spaced trees have allowed increased light to the forest floor resulting in an element of naturally regenerating broadleaf now occurring, which complements the fringes of mature mixed broadleaf already present, such as sweet chestnut, birch, oak, willow and hazel. The is also a variety of fungal species to be found in autumn.
Occasional open areas of heather and grass could be enhanced if desired, which could make perfect wild family camping / BBQ spots or perhaps bird hide locations. Being connected to a larger forest habitat, the wildlife found here is fantastic; birds of the region include gold crests, nightjars, chiffchaffs and tree pipits.
Wild deer, foxes, badgers, bats and dormice add to this woodlands biodiversity - perfect for those interested in conservation. The convenient access and good quality timber onsite would appeal to the silvicultural enthusiast, whilst the excellent location and serene atmosphere make Broadview Wood a pleasure to behold.
If It Were Mine
In the long-term I would consider encouraging the open heath areas and tree species diversity where suitable, perhaps utilising a mechanical flail in places. The good quality pine could be further thinned lightly, and the timber used for rustic carpentry projects or woodfuel. Broadview Wood has plenty to offer the aspiring woodland owner.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 Tunbridge Wells take the A26 (Eridge Road) heading southeast.
- After roughly 1 mile you will see a sign for Groombridge & High Rocks National Monument.
- Take this right hand turn along Broadwater Forest Lane and continue for ½ mile.
- Take the first right along Fairview Lane.
- In ¼ mile take the first left along Lodge Lane, after another ¼ mile you will see a wooden gate (point A) on the right with our ‘For Sale’ sign beyond.
- Please park in a suitable location being careful not to obstruct the road or access gates. Please climb the wooden gate; sorry we do provide keys for viewings.
- Broadview Wood is to the left.
- The north and east boundary is three metres from the inside of the forest track except between points A and B where the distance is ten metres from the centre of the track.
- The western boundary is marked by wooden posts with blue paint.
- The southern boundary is the metal fence between the woodland and the woodland.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
We believe the mineral rights to be included.
Rights Of Way
- A right of way granted for all times and all purposes marked ABCDE on the plan below.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
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.