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Sunrise, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 1.45 acres of charming young woodland and paddock, 7 miles east of the A21 for £23,500 (freehold) [#S1176]


An excellent broadleaf woodland consisting of young oak combined with open meadows in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, half an hour from Hastings.


East Sussex


1.45 acres




£23,500 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218

- Centre of wood: TQ 791 221

Nearest postcode: TN32 5RS

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.


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Part of a wider wooded area, Sunrise is a delightful flourishing broadleaf woodland and meadow, just southeast of the small village of Staplecross, deep in rural East Sussex. 

Situated on loam over clay soils, this well-established young woodland is encircled by an open grassy glade on a largely flat site. The vigorously growing wood comprises of oak, hornbeam, field maple, birch, hawthorn, crab apple and hazel. A ground layer of blackberry amongst the trees offers a good harvest for a keen forager.

The versatility of this woodland is excellent; with the benefit of a Forestry Commission thinning licence, a new owner could begin a detailed management plan, planting further hardwoods for domestic wood fuel, whilst also enhancing a rich and biodiverse woodland habitat.

Sunrise has complete peace and tranquillity, one of few locations in the south of England out of earshot of the hum of traffic. Wildlife enticed to the serenity of the wood include muntjac and roe deer, badger, long-tailed tit, woodpecker, sparrow hawk and numerous tuneful songbirds. 

There is great scope for a new owner to spend quiet weekends away with friends and family, perhaps camping out on a clear night. Access is excellent via a hard track suitable for a 2WD car.   

If It Were Mine

I would consider establishing a wildflower meadow by regularly topping the paddock area and sowing a wildflower seed mix. I would also consider installing bee hives to further develop this. Additional planting of oak would also be very much on the agenda.

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 right-hand track at the three-pronged junction (point D).
  • Continue along the track for 190 metres passing under some power lines, Sunrise is on the left indicated by a pull-in (point F).


  • The north boundary is indicated by red paint on a wire fence, trees and wooden posts.
  • The east boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by blue paint on wooden posts.
  • The south boundary is the centre of the power lines indicated by wooden posts with white paint.
  • The short northwest section of the boundary (GH) is between the post with red and green paint and the powerline pole with green and white paint.

Sporting Rights

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.

Mineral Rights

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 over the route marked XABCDE on the plan.
  • A right of way is reserved over the routes EF and EG for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
  • 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.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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
  • Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
  • The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed

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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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