Bakers Copse, near Hastings, East Sussex. 3.97 acres of attractive mixed woodland. £43,500 (freehold) [#S1121]
A young and flourishing broadleaf and conifer wood with some substantial oak trees. Good vehicular access approx. 7 miles from the A21.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218
- Centre of wood: TQ 789 220
Nearest postcode: TN32 5QL
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.
Bakers Copse lies towards the south east of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not far from the pretty hamlet of Staplecross. Planted around 25 years ago, the wood lies largely on flat fertile soils, sloping off gently north and has yielded some excellent specimens of oak and a number of Scots pine, now showing good form with the promise of some quality timber for the future. Flanking all but the east boundary is an attractive mixture of crab apple, hornbeam, hawthorn, damson and field maple. Interspersed among the avenues of oak are occasional open green spaces, ideal for a secluded camping spot within the woodland.
The north boundary forms part of an open grass ride, a perfect habitat for small songsters and insect life, especially come spring. Populations of roe and muntjac frequent the area along with badger and buzzard, enjoying the peaceful setting of this exceptional woodland.
Bakers Copse is reached via a good hard track navigable with a two-wheel drive vehicle and would certainly be a viable proposition for an aspiring woodsman.
If It Were Mine
Tree shelter removal would be my first priority, I would then begin some light silviculture duties such as pruning the oak. This would be combined with long periods of family fun, perhaps establishing hammocks between trees for overnighting.
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
- Take the A21 northwards from Hastings, after around five miles take the B2244 signposted Sedlescombe.
- Continue through the village of Sedlescombe and for around 4 miles passing Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard on the left.
- At the junction take the righthand turn B2165 signposted Staplecross, at the village follow the road round to the right after a mile you pass Chalk Down Lime builders supplies.
- Take the immediate right down Ellenwhorne Lane, continue down the lane for ½ a mile and take the right turn (point X on the plan below) down the track over a stream.
- Open the steel gate (please close it behind you) and continue along the track through the field to another locked gate (point A), park on the left being careful not to obstruct the track.
- Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and follow the track for 400 metres passing a turn on the left (point B).
- Turn right (point C) and continue up the hill.
- Pass a shed on the right and take the middle track at the junction (point D).
- Continue straight for 120 metres to a pull-in on the right (point E) where the woodland begins, indicated by a pink and orange post on the right.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by wooden posts painted green.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by wooden posts painted pink.
- The east boundary is indicated by wooden posts painted orange.
- The north boundary is the centre of the power line with with wooden posts painted white.
Whilst the land was copyhold land (which may mean certain sporting rights historically belonged to the lord of the manor) we believe the sporting rights do come with the land. No third parties currently exercise any such rights over the land.
Whilst the land was copyhold land (which may mean certain mineral rights historically belonged to the lord of the manor) we believe the mineral rights do come with the land. No third parties currently exercise any such rights over the land.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all times and all purposes marked XABCDEF on the plan.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all of the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.