Hobbits Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 2.34 acres of stunning mixed woodland in a rural location, 7 miles from the A21. £26,000 (freehold) [#S1310]
Beautiful young woodland containing oak and Scots pine in a tranquil location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 11 miles from Hastings.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218
- Centre of wood: TQ 790 220
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.
Situated a short distance south east of the village of Staplecross, Hobbits Wood is a lovely young mainly broadleaf wood and forms part of a wider gated woodland.
This serene copse stands on fertile loamy clay soils that slope gently to both the east and west. Planted approximately 25 years ago, the maturing canopy largely comprises oak, with occasional ash (an efficient firewood that can be burnt green), hornbeam and Scots pine. Flanking the southwest and north boundaries is a pleasant mixture of crab apple, damson (great for a keen forager), hawthorn, sycamore and field maple. Patches of primrose, saw-wort, foxglove, orchid, gorse and blackberry provide splashes of colour to the ground layer during the warmer months. A number of small discreet open areas among the stems would make good areas for practising bush craft.
Regularly visitors to this peaceful wood include deer (muntjac and roe), fox, badger, buzzard, woodpecker, owl, long-tailed tit, sparrow hawk and many acoustic songsters.
Giving a new owner a possibility to produce some useful firewood for the hearth, the copse benefits from a Forestry Commission thinning licence.
Hobbits Wood is one few places in the south of England out of earshot of the drone of traffic, offering complete tranquillity. It benefits from good access along a hard track suitable for a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
Hanging a hammock between two trees with a basha over the top would be a great way to spend occasional overnights at the copse, observing visiting wildlife. I would also perhaps produce some fuel both for camp fires and my wood burner.
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 120 metres and you will arrive at the woodland on the right (point E), indicated by a wooden post with orange and white paint.
- The north boundary is the centre of the power line, indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The east boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts.
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.
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 route 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.
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
- 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.