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Thornburrow, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 3.02 acres of spectacular conifer woodland with numerous recreational opportunities, 40 miles from London £36,500 (freehold) [#S1394]


A peaceful woodland containing Norway spruce and mixed broadleaves, with good access in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 miles from Crowborough.


East Sussex


3.02 acres




£36,500 (freehold)


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Ordnance Survey Grid References: 188

- Roadside gate: TQ 495 314

- Centre of wood: TQ 496 312

Nearest postcode: TN6 1TX

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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Thornburrow is located amongst a wider serene forested area known as Cow Field not far from Ashdown Forest and 2 miles west of Crowborough in rural East Sussex.

Sitting amongst gently sloping loamy clay soils, the mature canopy primarily comprises Norway spruce which was once the most common species grown for Christmas trees in Great Britain. There is also occasional Scots pine, birch and colourful rhododendron in the sublayer below.  Towards the southern end of the copse is an array of lush mixed maturing broadleaves including sycamore, oak, beech and sweet chestnut (some of these could be suitable for some hardwood logs for the hearth, using the Forestry Commission thinning licence). There is also a number of open grassy areas here, which would make good spots for overnight stays once strimmed. In addition, this part of the copse is easily accessed along a ride that continues south from the hard track. Patches of bluebell, foxglove, and ferns embellish the ground layer, looking particularly delightful during spring.

Many woodland creatures take shelter in this peaceful setting; roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been spotted. A variety of feathered visitors such as kestrel, yellowhammer, woodpecker and many harmonious songbirds also enjoy the tranquillity of this location.

Thornburrow benefits from good vehicular access and is situated at the end of a hard track navigable all year round with a 2WD car.

If It Were Mine

Firstly, I would fire up the strimmer and create a nice open spot towards the southern part of the wood. The sun hits this area roughly around midday, so I would perhaps have BBQ lunches here on the weekend with family. Den making with the kids among the marvellous tall spruce is also a must.

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

  • From the centre of Crowborough, continue south along the A26, passing the fire station and Morrisons petrol station on the left.
  • After 0.5 miles turn right onto Warren Road and continue along through the residential estate through the crossroads at Rannoch Road and then Fielden Road (point V on the plan below).
  • Stay on Warren Road, which will eventually change to a good hard stone track.
  • After 0.7 miles the road forks at a small wooden hut with a sign attached saying ‘Home Farm’ (point W), take the fork left where the tarmac ends. Please take care driving along the track from here.
  • Continue down the track passing the post box and housing development on the right, passing through a wooden gate shortly after.
  • After 660 metres you will arrive at the bottom of the track with a wooden gate to the right, just as the bridleway bears left (point X).
  • Drive through the gate and continue through the wider forest, following the occasional red arrows on trees and passing the lake on the left.
  • After 1430 metres you will arrive at a forked junction in the track, where another track spurs into woodland with a wooden gate and some post and rail fencing set back with a Red Rock Forestry management sign attached (point A). Please park in a suitable place not obstructing any entrances or tracks.
  • Climb the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings), and continue along the track.
  • After 115 metres turn right (point B) and follow the track up and into the Norway spruce trees.
  • After 125 metres you will arrive at the woodland to the right (point C), indicated by green and blue paint on a wooden post and tree.


  • The east boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees on the outside edge of the ride and track that may be off-set by a short distance.
  • The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The west boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts.
  • The south boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional short wooden posts.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route XYZ and ABC.
  • There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
  • There is a right reserved to others over AB and along ED for the owner of the neighbouring farm on horse or by foot.
  • A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way.

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:

  • 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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