Doe Wood, near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 5.24 acres of tranquil mature broadleaf and conifer with good vehicular access and recreational opportunities in a rural location. £45,000 (freehold) [#S1267]
A tranquil mixed woodland with Scots pine, oak and birch within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with numerous opportunities. Superb access 1 mile from Royal Tunbridge Wells.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No:
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access: TQ 584 361
- Centre of wood: TQ 591 363
Nearest postcode: TN3 9HG
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.
Doe Wood is part of a wider replanted Ancient Woodland known as Chase Wood, situated under a mile south of the attractive town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Located on a gentle northerly aspect among fertile loam over clay soils, the mature canopy predominately consists of Scots pine and oak with the occasional sweet chestnut coppice. The Scots pine could possibly offer a new owner some modest commercial potential, perhaps providing a local sawmill with soft wood building materials. In addition, many of the oak stems are also of notable quality. Below, a lush shrub layer comprises holly, hazel coppice and a number of promising regenerating oak and beech (beech is a species known for its good shade tolerance). The ground layer is carpeted with patches of Himalayan balsam, bracken, rhododendron and blackberry.
Central to the copse are a few level areas that the current owner has taken advantage of. A delightful wigwam using brash sourced from the woodland occupies one of these areas, with the addition of a tree swing close by attached to a large sweet chestnut coppice. A useful number of footpaths also traverse the woodland allowing access to these parts.
This peaceful location is regularly frequented by a multitude of wildlife including the common dormouse, deer (fallow and roe), fox, badger, owl, hawk, buzzard and many tuneful songsters.
Doe Wood offers a number of recreational and woodland possibilities; this copse would be perfect for a new owner with a keen interest in bushcraft. It benefits from good access via a hard surfaced track navigable with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly consider a thinning programme to further enhance the wood, allowing some of the oak and beech to mature. I would use one of the flat areas for barbeques in the summer months with occasional overnights observing wildlife.
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 Royal Tunbridge Wells, continue south along the A267 passing the Tunbridge Wells Rugby Football Club on the left.
- After 1 mile you will see a sign for Tate Fencing on your left (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the access gate nor through traffic.
- Continue on foot through the first barrier gate and then keep to the right of the fencing sales yard, passing through a second barrier gate.
- At the end of the car park you will arrive at a wooden five bar gate indicated with a red cross painted on the hanging post (point B).
- Walk around the gate and continue along the track for 615 metres where the track diagonally crosses another (point C).
- Turn right and continue along the track for 134 metres and the woodland is to the right of the track, indicated by a short wooden post with blue and red paint (point D) and our Woods4Sale sign just beyond.
- The north boundary is indicated by red paint on trees.
- The west boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees.
- The east and south boundaries between points DEF are indicated by blue paint on trees and occasional 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 as 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 in this 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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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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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.