Anglia Wood, Bredhurst, nr. Gillingham and Chatham, Kent. 0.93 acres of mature woodland with mixed broadleaves and conifer. £10,000 (freehold) [#S1280]
A peaceful woodland with beech, oak and ash and rural views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2.5 miles from junction 4 of the M2.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 178
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access: TQ 808 621
- Centre of wood: TQ 805 617
Nearest postcode: ME14 3HH
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 much wider woodland known as Bredhurst Wood, Anglia Wood is situated on a south-easterly aspect in rural Kent, a short distance northeast of Maidstone.
This lovely woodland located on fertile well drained lime over chalk soils has shaped a mature canopy consisting of majestic beech, oak, ash, cherry, Norway spruce and hornbeam. Below, a lush shrub layer comprises hazel coppice, birch, yew, hawthorn, sycamore and beech regeneration. An area of the copse towards the southeast is Ancient Woodland, meaning this area has had continuous tree cover since the 1600s. Patches of bluebell (an indicator of Ancient Woodland), primrose, wild rose and occasional purple orchid add vibrancy to the ground cover throughout the year.
Most unusually there are three vintage cars within the wood; a Ford Anglia and two Ford Cortinas. These could potentially become interesting restoration projects for a keen classic car enthusiast come woodsman!
Anglia Wood enjoys a rich wildlife population – frequent visitors include badger, yellow-necked mouse, fox, dormouse, buzzard, sparrowhawk, greenfinch, cuckoo and treecreeper.
This manageable woodland presents an opportunity for an aspirant new owner to produce a stock of domestic fuel as well as a delightful location to sit and observe wildlife, perhaps near the northeast boundary looking out to the farmland views and beyond.
We are informed there is an Article 4 direction on the woodland, which we believe the order prohibits fencing, caravans and temporary camping.
If It Were Mine
I would firstly open up the right of way access so I could drive my 4WD to the woodland. As a keen vintage car enthusiast, I would be keen to remove this and perhaps restore it to former glory, possibly to racing specification.
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 4 of the M2, head north on the A278 towards Gillingham.
- After 0.5 miles, turn right at the roundabout towards Wigmore Parkwood and turn right again at the mini roundabout onto Wigmore Road, sign posted towards Bredhurst.
- Continue along Wigmore Road, crossing over the mini roundabout.
- After 0.4 miles, turn right at the roundabout towards Bredhurst and continue along Maidstone Road (changing into ‘The Street’ shortly after) passing the Wigmore coach park and ride on the left and over the bridge.
- 190 metres after crossing over the bridge, turn left and continue along Kemsley Street Road.
- As the road bears to the left after 0.6 miles, turn right onto White Hill Road sign posted towards Stockbury.
- Continue along White Hill Road for 380 metres until you arrive at a bridleway sign and a dropped steel horse gate on the right at the bottom of the hill (point A on the plan below).
- Please park safely not obstructing any entrances, bridleway, traffic or horses.
- From here, climb through the gate and walk southwest up the bridleway keeping to the bridleway on the left.
- Continue up and along the bridleway for 380 metres then turn left onto the public footpath indicated by the white X painted on the fence (point B).
- Continue into the field following the public footpath south down the hill for 180 metres and you will arrive at the woodland ahead and to the right, indicated by a blue X painted on the footpath stile post (point C).
- The southwest boundary is indicated by red paint on trees and occasional wooden posts.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by red paint on trees and occasional wooden posts.
- The northeast boundary is the fence with fields beyond.
- The southeast is open to the fields and the boundary lies 15 metres southeast from the fence.
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
- We believe that there is a right of way for the owners of Anglia Wood from Scragged Oak Road between GFDE (the right of way between DE is indicated by blue arrows and paint on trees). The current owners access the woodland on foot along the bridle way and footpath from White Hill Road (point A). For viewing purposes, please also use this access from point A. The byway (GF) leading to Anglia Wood has a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on it and any vehicle using it must obtain a permit from Kent County Council. Once a permit has been obtained, a lock combination code can be provided to a new owner by Kent County Council.
- There is a public footpath parallel to the southeast border, 8 metres from the boundary edge.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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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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.