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Bushy Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 1.16 acres of secluded woodland with open spaces, 11 miles from Hastings. £19,500 (freehold) [#S1307]


A delightful broadleaf woodland containing oak and hornbeam in a serene location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 7 miles from the A21.


East Sussex


1.16 acres




£19,500 (freehold) 


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199  

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218

- Centre of wood: TQ 789 220

Nearest postcode: TN32 5QL

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.


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Bushy Wood is a largely young broadleaf wood located a short distance south east of the rural village of Staplecross and forms part of a wider gated woodland.

This tranquil wood is located on fertile loamy clay soils that slope gently north. Planted approximately 25 years ago, the canopy largely consists of maturing oak, hornbeam (known for its good firewood qualities), ash and Scots pine. The mature western boundaries are flanked by majestic oak, sweet chestnut and hornbeam below, with far reaching rural views beyond. The northeast edge of the copse comprises a mixture of crab apple, hawthorn, damson and field maple. Patches of primrose, saw-wort, foxglove and orchid on the ground layer add a splash of colour during the warmer months. Running along both northwest and northeast boundaries are broad grassy rides, offering a perfect spot for occasional overnighting on a clear summer’s night.

Populations of wildlife regularly visit this peaceful woodland; deer (muntjac and roe), fox, badger, buzzard, woodpecker, long-tailed tit, owl and abundant harmonies songsters.

Giving a new owner scope to yield some useful firewood for a log burner, the copse benefits from a Forestry Commission thinning licence.

Bushy Wood is one of few locations in the south of England out of earshot of the drone of traffic and offers complete tranquillity. The woodland has good vehicular access along a soft track navigable with a 4WD vehicle.

If It Were Mine

As a keen bee keeper, I would firstly take advantage of the wonderful wildflowers in the open spaces and install some hives. A fruitful forage wouldn’t go amiss during the summer, perhaps some damsons for jam and for my gin! I would also set up a simple programme to further enhance the oak stems.  

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

  • Take the A21 northwards from Hastings, after around five miles take the B2244 signposted Sedlescombe.
  • Continue through the village of Sedlescombe and for around 4 miles passing Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard on the left.
  • At the junction take the righthand turn B2165 signposted Staplecross, at the village follow the road round to the right after a mile you pass Chalk Down Lime builders supplies.
  • Take the immediate right down Ellenwhorne Lane, continue down the lane for ½ a mile and take the right turn (point X on the plan below) down the track over a stream.
  • Open the steel gate (please close it behind you) and continue along the track through the field to another locked gate (point A), park on the left being careful not to obstruct the track.
  • Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and follow the track for 240 metres passing a turn on the left (point B). Turn right (point C) and continue up the hill.
  • Pass a shed on the right and take the middle track at the three-pronged junction (point D).
  • Continue along the track for 230 metres and you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point E), indicated by a wooden post with blue and white paint.


  • The west boundary FG is the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
  • The northeast boundary EF is the outside edge of the grass ride indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and a fence post.
  • The southeast boundary EG is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts, trees and a fence post.

Sporting Rights

Whilst the land was copyhold land (which may mean certain sporting rights historically belonged to the lord of the manor) we believe the sporting rights do come with the land. No third parties currently exercise any such rights over the land.

Mineral Rights

Whilst the land was copyhold land (which may mean certain mineral rights historically belonged to the lord of the manor) we believe the mineral rights do come with the land. No third parties currently exercise any such rights over the land. 

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the rote XABCDE on the plan below.
  • A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
  • There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.  

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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