Greenway Copse, near Maidstone, Kent. 3.89 acres of Ancient Woodland with oak and hornbeam and farmland views. £38,000 (freehold) [#S1238]
A lovely mature bluebell woodland with oak, sweet chestnut and Scots pine serviced by a hard track, only 2 miles from junction 8 of the M20.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access point: TQ 843 538
- Centre of wood: TQ 844 536
Nearest postcode: ME17 1QG
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.
Part of a wider woodland known as Warren Wood, Greenway Copse, is situated a short distance southeast of Maidstone in semi-rural Kent.
Located on loam over clay soils that slope gently south and southeast, the mature canopy comprises majestic oak standards, ash and sweet chestnut. A handful of imposing Scots pine also occupy the southern tip of the copse. A shrub layer beneath consists of lush hornbeam (known for its good firewood qualities), hazel coppice, young oak, birch, sycamore and field maple. There is a useful amount of undulating sweet chestnut coppice situated towards the southwest corner; a new owner could start a management programme for this area and create a fuel stock using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence. Carpets of bluebells during spring makes the woodland a truly delightful place to be, particularly towards the southern end of the wood where farmland views can be enjoyed. Other colourful flora include wood anemone, red campion, willowherb, blackberry and bracken.
Feathered visitors are abundant; an array of musical songsters as well as willow tits, buzzards, owls and lesser spotted woodpeckers can be heard. Mammal populations such as fallow deer, badger, fox, adder and wood frog further enhance the woodland’s diversity.
Formerly part of the Leeds Castle Estate, Greenway Copse is a wonderful location for days out enjoying woodland recreation and woodcraft, with the opportunity to yield some quality firewood. The wood has good access via a hard-surfaced track navigable with a 2WD car.
If It Were Mine
I would simply enjoy the woodland ambiance by hanging a hammock between two trees and making a small fire to keep cosy overnight, observing visiting wildlife. A supply of firewood for my log burner at home is a definite, I would carefully select some of the sweet chestnut and possibly some hornbeam for this.
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 8 of the M20, head southeast on the A20 towards Lenham and Leeds Castle.
- Passing the Mercure Hotel on the right, take the second exit off the roundabout and continue on the A20 towards Lenham and Herrietsham.
- Shortly after, take the first exit off the roundabout and continue along the A20.
- After half a mile, turn left just after the Park Gate Inn pub on the right, onto Hospital Road.
- Continue along the lane passing under the motorway and bear left, crossing a railway bridge after 90 metres.
- Bear right and continue along Hospital Road for 200 metres and you will see our Woods4Sale sign and after 30 metres on the right, a black security bar gate (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road not obstructing through traffic. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb under the security bar and continue along the stone track for 197 metres and you will arrive at a short green and orange painted wooden post (point B), where the woodland begins on the right.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by green paint on wooden posts and trees on the outside edge of the track
- The southeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees
- The northwest boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden posts and trees
- The southwest boundary between GFE is the fence.
- The south boundary between ED is the low earth bund with fields beyond.
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
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route AB on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a public footpath that runs through the woodland towards the southwest corner.
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.
There are also some further restrictions on a 5 metre wide strip between the points G and F (as indicated on the woodland plan). These restrictions prevent building and other activities on this small area. Further information is available from our office.
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
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.