Cherryfield, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 3.46 acres of mixed woodland with oak, pine and cherry. £45,000 (freehold) [#S1140]
A private and varied woodland, including an oak and pine plantation, substantial open areas sheltered by mature trees and with great vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218.
- Centre of wood: TQ 792 221.
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.
Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cherryfield is a stunning woodland encompassing a gently sloping east facing bank near to the village of Staplecross, East Sussex.
Two sides are bordered by arable fields fringed with tall ash, hornbeam, sycamore and beech, with hawthorn shrubs sheltering the western edges giving the woodland a very private and secluded nature.
Access to the wood is along a hard-surfaced track that follows the west boundary, with a useful band of adjacent open ground. The north part is dominated by vigorously growing oak and Scots pine planted some 20 years ago. Heavy clay rich soils at Cherryfield offer good tree growing conditions, as evidenced by the widely spaced cherry trees further south. Here, the open spaces provide a delightful parkland milieu, perfect for camping or recreational activities.
Other tree species include rowan, field maple, sweet chestnut and blackthorn. In spring, the hawthorn and cherry blossom are delightful. There may also be a crop of cherries later in the year if the birds don’t take them all!
The deer population is extensive, with regular sightings of roe and muntjac. The wider wood, of which Cherryfield is part, has signs of wild boar and badger. Sparrow hawks, kestrels and songbirds such as the nightingale and chiffchaff are known to the region. To the southwest corner is a disused access to the surrounding fields with signs of former management to be seen in places.
With continued maintenance and management, Cherryfield has a great deal to offer for both amenity and light silviculture, in an idyllic location, yet easily accessible from much of the southeast.
If It Were Mine
I would carefully prune the young oaks to promote good form, perhaps gently thinning where required and remove protection shelters. Management of the meadow area could include encouragement of wildflowers.
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 Sedlescome 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 turn right at the farm track (indicated by a yellow X marked on a tree), crossing over a stream (point A on the plan below).
- Open the gate (please close it behind you) and continue along the track through the field to a locked gate (point B) with a woodland management sign. 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 C).
- Turn right (point D) and continue up the hill.
- Pass a shed on the right and take the right-hand track at the junction (point E) and continue for 260 metres, passing through some mature woodland.
- As the track turns to the left, Cherryfield is ahead (point G).
- The north boundary is the inside of the ride and track marked by wooden posts with green paint.
- The southwest boundary is the inside of the track marked by wooden posts with white paint.
- The northeast boundary is the agricultural fence.
- The south boundary is the agricultural fence.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all times and all purposes marked ABCDEFG 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 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
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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.