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Bow Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 1.5 acres of tranquil woodland in a rural location, 7 miles from the A21. £23,500 (freehold) [#S1339]


A beautiful broadleaf woodland with good access containing young oak and ash in a peaceful setting in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 11 miles from Hastings.


East Sussex


1.5 acres




£23,500 (freehold)


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.


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Bow Wood is a delightful young woodland located a short distance southeast of the village of Staplecross and is part of a peaceful wider gated woodland.

Situated among fertile loamy clay soils that slope gently southeast, the maturing canopy planted approximately 25 years ago predominantly comprises oak, occasional ash and hornbeam (known for its decent firewood properties). Flanking the north boundary is an attractive blend of crab apple, damson (great for a gin enthusiast!), hawthorn, sycamore and field maple. Patches of gorse, primrose, saw-wort, foxglove and orchid provide delightful colour to the copse during the summer months. A ride along the west boundary affords good additional access, particularly should a new owner wish to extract a little firewood for the hearth, taking advantage of the current Forestry Commission thinning licence.

A number of wildlife species are enticed by the serenity of the woodland; deer (muntjac and roe), fox, badger, woodpecker, skylark, long-tailed tit, buzzard and acoustic songsters are abundant in number.

Bow Wood is one of few places in the southeast of England out of earshot of the drone of traffic and offers blissful tranquillity. It benefits from vehicular access along a hard surfaced track navigable with a 2WD vehicle at all times of the year.

If It Were Mine

As a keen beekeeper, I would consider moving my hives to the woodland. I would also clear a space within the copse to create a secluded area to hang a hammock for occasional overnighting, perhaps also having a barbeque from time to time during the summer.

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 right-hand track at the three-pronged junction (point D).
  • Continue along the track for 90 metres and the woodland is to the left, indicated by a wooden ‘Bow Wood’ sign on a tree (point E).


  • The north boundary FG is the centre of the power line indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts.
  • The west boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees on the outside edge of the ride.
  •  The east boundary EF is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts on the outside edge of the track.
  •  The south boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees on the inside edge of the ride.

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 at all times and for all purposes over the route XABCDE on the plan below.
  • A right of way is reserved over the route EF and FG for the benefit of the woodland 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.

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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