Richmond Wood, near Sissinghurst, Kent. 5.76 acres of superb Scots pine and sweet chestnut with good vehicular access, 15 miles south of Maidstone. £64,000 (freehold) [#S1223]
A charming Ancient Replanted Woodland with western hemlock, Scots pine and sweet chestnut in a quiet rural location, conveniently located 3.2 miles from the A229.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 825 367
- Centre of wood: TQ 827 370
Nearest postcode: TN27 8ET
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.
Richmond Wood is located in pleasant rural Kent, two and a half miles east of Sissinghurst village and forms part of a wider forested area.
Situated on level fertile loam over clay soils, the copse consists predominantly of a Scots pine canopy with occasional majestic western hemlock (particularly in the southeast corner), sweet chestnut and oak standards. Beneath, there is a good variety of shrub layer species comprising of western hemlock regeneration (known for its shade tolerance), sweet chestnut, birch and a number of hornbeam. Towards the southwest of the wood, a small area of maturing sweet chestnut coppice and birch would make a useful source of fuel for a new owner. A lush ground layer of bracken, eared lady fern, heather and foxglove grow amongst the tall tree stems.
Birdlife is abundant in this peaceful woodland; hawfinch, long-eared owl, buzzard, lesser redpoll and many harmonious songsters are regular visitors. Rich mammal populations also often frequent the area including common pipistrelle, deer (roe and sika), badger and fox.
Richmond Wood benefits from very good access via a hard surfaced track that reaches to the northeast corner navigable with a 2WD car, with a further soft track that extends along the full length of the northwest boundary.
If It Were Mine
There is a lovely clearing encompassed by some mature western hemlock, this is a perfect location for an overnight stay or two around a camp fire. I would certainly be inclined to yield some sweet chestnut and birch from the southwest corner for my log burner at home. A simple management plan could also be established for this.
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 Sissinghurst village, continue east on the A262 turning right opposite The Bull Inn pub onto Chapel Lane.
- After 0.7 miles turn left at the triangular junction onto Tenterden Road initially and continue east along Cranbrook Road passing Forestry Commission owned woodland on the right.
- After 1.9 miles, you will arrive at 2 steel gates on the left indicated by a pink X on a tree (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road not obstructing the gates or through traffic. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb the gates and continue along the stone track for 274 metres and you will arrive at a junction (point B).
- Turn left and continue along the track for 110 metres and you will arrive at Richmond Wood indicated by a ‘Pride Wood’ sign (the wood’s former name) and our Woods4Sale sign (point C).
- The southeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts.
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 where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABCDE on the plan below.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all 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
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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.