Colliers Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 2.47 acres of peaceful woodland with open spaces, 11 miles from Hastings. £27,000 (freehold) [#S1325]
An outstanding young woodland containing oak, hornbeam and Scots pine in a tranquil location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with good access, 7 miles from the A21.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218
- Centre of wood: TQ 789 219
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.
Colliers Wood is a largely young broadleaf wood situated a short distance south east of the attractive village of Staplecross and forms part of a wider gated woodland in rural East Sussex.
Planted approximately 25 years ago, this serene wood is located on fertile loamy clay soils that slope very gently southeast. The canopy principally consists of maturing oak, hornbeam (known for its good firewood qualities), ash and Scots pine. A new owner could yield some fuel using the convenient Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. A short section towards the western corner is flanked by majestic oak, mature sweet chestnut with hornbeam below. Far reaching rural views beyond can also be enjoyed from here. The northeast edge of the woodland comprises a mixture of bushy gorse, hawthorn, crab apple, damson and field maple. Areas of colourful saw-wort, orchid, primrose and foxglove embellish the ground layer during warmer months. A broad grassy ride running along the northeast boundary offers a good place to occasionally overnight.
Regular visitors to this peaceful woodland include deer (muntjac and roe), badger, fox, woodpecker, skylark, buzzard, long-tailed tit, owl and many songsters.
Colliers Wood is a rare find in the south of England out of earshot of the drone of traffic giving complete tranquillity. The woodland benefits from good vehicular access along a hard track navigable with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
A fruitful forage would certainly not go amiss during the summer, perhaps some damsons for jam and my gin! This is a perfect location for bees, so I would install a few hives for some lovely runny honey! I would possibly 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 115 metres and you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point E), indicated by a wooden post with white and orange paint.
- The east boundary EJ is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northeast boundary EF is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts on the outside edge of the grass ride.
- The northwest boundary FG is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southwest boundary GH is the fence with fields beyond, HI is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The short south boundary IJ is the outside edge of the track 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 and DJ on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved between EF and JI for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- 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.