Little Oak Wood, near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 4.31 acres of tranquil mature conifer with good, secure access and recreational opportunities in a semi-rural location. £34,000 (freehold) [#S1417]
A superb woodland with Scots pine and mixed broadleaves within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 1 mile from Royal Tunbridge Wells.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No:
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access point: TQ 584 361
- Centre of wood: TQ 587 363
Nearest postcode: TN3 9HG
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.
Part of a wider gated replanted Ancient Woodland, Little Oak Wood is located under a mile south of the attractive town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Situated on mostly level fertile loamy clay soils, the mature canopy predominately comprises Scots pine (one of Britain’s most common conifer species which can also produce excellent veneer) with occasional oak, sycamore, birch and sweet chestnut. Below, the shrub layer comprises a number of promising regenerating oak and birch that could make useful firewood. A lovely purple leafed cherry plum tree also occupies the northern boundary. The ground layer is carpeted with patches of Himalayan balsam, foxglove, fern and fruitful blackberry.
A number of useful open areas within would make good spots for an overnight or two during summer. In addition to a handy foot path running thought the middle of the copse from north to south, the current owner has created a suitable hard surface area to park a car along the northern boundary.
A variety of wildlife frequents this peaceful location, including deer (fallow and roe), common dormouse, fox, badger, owl, hawk, buzzard and many harmonious songbirds.
Little Oak Wood benefits from good access along a hard surfaced track navigable with a 2WD car and offers many recreational and woodland possibilities for a weekend woods person.
If It Were Mine
I would think about selecting one of the Scots pine to use as fuel for my burner at home during the winter. Hanging a hammock between two trees and watching woodland life wander past would be blissful during summer. Story telling round a fire one evening, I certainly hope so!
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 Royal Tunbridge Wells, continue south along the A267 passing the Tunbridge Wells Rugby Football Club on the left.
- After 1 mile you will see a sign for Tate Fencing on your left (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the cream coloured access barrier nor through traffic.
- Continue on foot through the first barrier and then keep to the right of the fencing sales yard, passing through a second barrier.
- At the end of the car park you will arrive at a wooden five bar gate indicated with a red cross painted on the hanging post (point B).
- Walk around the gate and continue along the track for 100 metre and you will arrive at the woodland on the right of the track (point C), indicated by a short wooden post with a Woods4Sale sign just beyond.
- The north boundary is the inside edge of the track.
- The west boundary is the outside edge of the track, indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The south boundary is indicated by yellow paint on three large posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by blue paint on two large posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
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 ABCD on the plan below.
- There is a right of way reserved over the route CF for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this 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 (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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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.