Hurst Wood, near Maidstone, Kent. 2.38 acres of stunning Ancient Woodland with good vehicular access. Two miles from junction 8 of the M20. £29,500 (freehold) [#S1421]
Magnificent oak, hornbeam and hazel woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 40 miles from London.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 818 560
- Centre of wood: TQ 824 556
Nearest postcode: ME14 3LY
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.
Hurst Wood is situated within a serene wider gated Ancient Woodland, 4 miles east of the town of Maidstone in semi-rural Kent.
Located on gently sloping loamy clay soil, the mature canopy primarily consists of superb oak standards, ash, birch and hornbeam (several of which would make good fuel for a log burner). The shrub layer below is made up of hazel coppice, holly and thickets of regenerating ash. The lush ground layer is a delight during spring and summer with swathes of bluebells, dog’s mercury and wild garlic.
Towards the western boundary is an attractive open area just off the track that could be cleared for occasional BBQs and overnights during warmer months.
Woodland mammals regularly visit here; roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been observed. A diversity of bird life such as nightingale, woodlark, woodpecker, little owl and numerous acoustic songbirds also enjoy the tranquillity of this wood.
Hurst Wood benefits from good vehicular access along a hard track navigable all year round with a 2WD vehicle.
There is a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the woodland, this simply means that the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained prior to and felling of trees.
If It Were Mine
Choosing an oak for milling is a very appealing notion, perhaps for some wood crafting at home. Some firewood for the hearth is a definite. I would also gather family and friends round a small fire for story telling in this lovely Ancient Woodland.
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 junction 8 of the M20, continue west along the A20 towards Bearsted passing Bearsted car wash on the right.
- After 0.7 miles turn right at the bus stops and post-box on the left into a narrow road called Crismill Road. If you pass ‘Potted Garden’ nursery then you have gone too far.
- Continue along Crismill Road over the red brick railway bridge and under the M20, and bear left at the other side onto Crismill Lane.
- Continue along Crismill Lane bearing right where the tarmac will finish and continue straight along the track.
- After 360 metres you will come to a locked steel gate on the right (point A on the plan below) with a residential sign saying ‘Home Court’ ahead.
- Please park in a suitable place not obstructing any entrances or tracks. Climb the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing).
- Continue along the track crossing over a stream (point B) following the occasional blue arrows on trees and passing a pond on the right.
- After 930 metres you will arrive at another steel gate (point C), climb over the gate and continue along the track.
- After 290 metres turn right at the T junction (point D), just after the green shed on the left.
- Continue along the track for 145 metres and climb over the first steel gate onto the public foot path and the woodland is to the right of the track (point E), indicated by our Woods4Sale sign on a tree.
- The north boundary GH is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The east boundary HE is the centre of the ride, with the wire fence and further woodland beyond.
- The south boundary EF is the stock fence on the outside edge of the track.
- The west boundary FG is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCDE.
- A right of way is reserved over the route EFG for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- The eastern boundary ride HE is also a public footpath, but there is no public access inside Hurst Wood.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.