Brush Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 0.4 acres of peaceful broadleaf woodland in a rural location, 7 miles from the A21. £13,500 (freehold) [#S1376]
Lovely woodland with private gated access comprising oak, poplar and ash in a very quiet setting 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 794 214
- Centre of wood: TQ 794 214
Nearest postcode: TN32 5RS
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 at the southern peninsula of a wider woodland, Brush Wood is accessed directly off a quiet country lane a short distance southeast of the small village of Staplecross.
Located on gentle slopes among fertile loamy clay soils, the mature canopy largely comprises oak, hornbeam, ash, cherry and occasional poplar (a good firm sawtimber that can be used in joinery and even musical instruments). The lush shrub layer below comprises hazel, bushy holly and hawthorn. Some of the hornbeam would make superb fuel, taking advantage of the current Forestry Commission thinning licence.
A gentle seasonal stream meanders through running east to west. Just north of the stream is a good level area ideal perhaps for occasional overnights with a small fire. A fallen tree offers a place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Far reaching farmland views can be enjoyed from many of the boundaries.
A number of woodland creatures are drawn to the serenity of this area; deer (muntjac and roe), fox, badger, long-tailed tit, woodpecker, skylark, buzzard and many acoustic songsters have all been spotted.
Brush Wood has a great sense of privacy, with high hedges to the east and is one of few places in the southeast of England out of earshot of the drone of traffic, offering blissful tranquillity. Quite a rarity, It benefits from its own gated access off Ellenwhorne Lane.
If It Were Mine
The location of this wood is ideal to indulge in the increasingly popular activity of ‘forest bathing’. I would rake the level open area near the stream for practising woodcraft. A number of the trees lend themselves perfectly to hang a hammock for absorbing my surroundings or even occasional overnighting, perhaps post BBQ.
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 crossing over a stone bridge.
- After 0.6 miles you will arrive at a post and rail fence and a new steel gate on the right with a Red Rock Forestry management sign attached to it (point A on the plan below).
- Climb the gate to access the woodland. Sorry we do not supply keys for viewings.
- The northeast boundary BC is indicated by the hedge with fields beyond.
- The short north boundary CD is indicated by red paint on a tree, wooden post and fence post.
- The west boundary DE is the fence with fields beyond.
- The south boundary EA is the fence, AB is the post and rail fence and hedge set back a short distance off Ellenwhorne Lane.
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 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.