Mountnoddy Copse, near Charlwood, Surrey. 3.3 acres of mature native broadleaved woodland with roadside access and a pond, located 6 miles from Crawley. £39,000 (freehold) [#S1213]
An attractive oak and ash woodland, with a vigorous understorey of younger trees and shrubs with good access and open spaces. 6 miles from junction 9 of the M23.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 226 400
- Centre of wood: TQ 226 401
Nearest postcode: RH6 0EL
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.
Mountnoddy Copse is located in semi-rural Surrey just over a mile from Charlwood village and forms part of a wider wood, partly designated as Ancient Woodland.
Situated on level fertile loam over clay soils, the wood is subtly divided by a soft track midway (very useful for woodland management purposes for a new owner), the north side of the track being designated as Ancient Woodland.
This part of the copse comprises a canopy of mature oak standards, ash coppice, mature hornbeam and occasional sweet chestnut. Below, there is a healthy shrub layer of pole stage ash and hornbeam along with hazel coppice and holly scattered throughout. The southern part of the wood is overseen by further majestic oak standards and large ash, attractively clad in ivy. A dense shrub layer below consists of ash regeneration (especially toward the southwest of the wood), hornbeam, hawthorn, sycamore and field maple. Swathes of bluebell carpet the ground layer along with broad buckler-fern, wild rose and blackberry. Visiting wildlife include deer (fallow and roe), bank vole, house martin, buzzard, treecreeper and a multitude of woodland songsters.
A number of distinctive earth bunds and gentle channels cross through the woodland adding a sense of privacy, as well as a seasonal pond towards the southern boundary that could be cleared by a new owner. Looking out from the southern boundary, pleasant rural views and beyond can also be enjoyed.
Mountnoddy Copse is designated as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), perfect for an enthusiastic naturalist keen to learn more about wooded habitats. The woodland benefits from good roadside access as well as access on its east side via a track that we believe to be partly hard surfaced.
If It Were Mine
I would consider digging out the pond area to further enhance the woodlands wildlife, this would also create a good area for camping. I would yield a little of the ash for a good stock of winter fuel too.
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 junction 9 of the M23, continue towards the A23 following signs to North Terminal and Redhill A23, taking the second exit off the roundabout.
- After 0.8 miles, take the fourth exit off the roundabout towards Crawley and Redhill A23.
- Continue along the A23 for 0.4 miles and take the first exit at the roundabout signposted towards Charlwood and Russ Hill Hotel, keeping Gatwick Airport on the left.
- After half a mile continue on to Charlwood Road towards Charlwood and Newdigate at the point where the road chicane’s right and then left.
- After 2 miles, you will pass the village green on the left in Charlwood village.
- Continue west on The Street for 1.5 miles, bearing left onto Rectory Lane at the T junction, then continue on to Russ Hill Road leaving Charlwood village.
- After 1 mile, you will pass the driveway to the Russ Hill Hotel on your left.
- Continue for 270 metres and you will see a wooden five bar gate on the right as the road bears right slightly (point A on the plan below), indicated by an old Woodland Trust sign.
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road not obstructing the entrance into the wood.
- Climb the gate (sorry we do not supply keys for viewing) and the woodland is on the left of the track, indicated by wooden posts and trees with green pain along with our Wood4Sale sign 15 metres further along the track.
- The east boundary between point ABCD is indicated by trees and wooden posts with green paint.
- The west boundary between point DEF is indicated by trees and wooden posts with red paint.
- The south boundary is the tree line along the road edge.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- The is a right of way for the owner of Mountnoddy Copse and a right reserved for the benefit of the woodland beyond over the route ABCD and BE.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- There is a public footpath running along the track between CD.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This should not interfere with normal woodland management including tree felling, but the local authority will need to be consulted.
The woodland is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To view the citation, click on the following link.
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.