Badgers End, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 2.48 acres of serene mixed woodland with a stream, 40 miles from London £34,000 (freehold) [#S1442]
A lovely mature woodland comprising beech, oak and yew with good vehicular access in a quiet location, 2 miles from Crowborough.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 485 319
- Centre of wood: TQ 499 313
Nearest postcode: TN6 1XE
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.
Located in rural East Sussex, Badgers End is situated towards the end of a hard track and is part of a larger forested area known as Cow Field, lying 2 miles west of Crowborough and presents a wonderful sense of peace rarely found these days.
Situated on loam over clay soils that slope northeast, its mature canopy consists primarily of mature oak standards (some of superb quality), majestic beech, sweet chestnut and birch. You will also find the occasional yew, a historically important species, with some recorded as being over 1000 years old in some parts of the world. The shrub layer below is made up of holly, hazel, regenerating beech and younger birch; some of these younger trees could be selected for fuel, using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence. The ground layer is a joy during spring and summer with patches of bluebell, wood anemone, deer fern and bracken.
A diversity of feathered visitors such as owl, yellowhammer, woodpecker and an array of mellifluous songster’s revel in the peacefulness of this location. Roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have also all been spotted moving among the stems.
Towards the south and offering a sense of privacy within, an attractive earth bund descends towards a stream, part of which forms part of the northeast boundary. There is a number of level secluded areas that would make great spots to overnight perhaps with a small fire.
Badgers End has enormous scope for a weekend woodsman and benefits from good vehicular access along a hard track navigable with a two-wheel drive vehicle.
If It Were Mine
Clearing an area under the taller stems at one of the level locations would make a nice spot to relax and recite some woodland poetry. I would choose one of the tree limbs to hang a rope swing for the young (and young at heart!). I would be inclined to choose one of the larger birch trees for fuel for the home hearth.
To View This Woodland
Please phone 01248 364362 (during office hours Mon – Fri) before viewing for the padlock code referred to in the directions. You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you print 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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific sale.
Directions & Access
- Heading north from the A26 crossroads in the centre of Crowborough, take the fork left almost immediately after onto St John’s Road towards The Horder Centre A & E and St John’s Church.
- Continue along St John’s Road passing the entrance to The Horder Centre on the left and passing between two Ashdown Forest 40mph signs.
- After 1.8 miles turn sharply left onto the B2188 at the forked junction, towards Maresfield, Uckfield and Lewis.
- Continue southwest along the B2188 for one mile and you will see some steel gates on the left with a secondary steel gate 15 metres further on (point Z on the plan below). On occasion, these gates may be locked, please contact the office for the padlock access code.
- Continue through the gates (if they are locked, please close and lock the gates behind you) passing the large wood chipping storage facility on the right and through some timber stacks.
- After 340 metres, continue down the track through the wider forest passing further timber stacks and one of our Woods4Sale signs on the right.
- After 0.8 miles, turn left and cross over a large stone bridge (point Y).
- Continue up the track for 140 metres and turn left (point X) and continue down the recently resurfaced track, bearing right shortly after.
- After 135 metres you will arrive at a wooden gate (point A). Please park in a suitable place neither obstructing the gate nor any of the tracks.
- Climb the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track.
- After 375 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point B), indicated by green paint on a wooden post where the track crosses a stream.
- The northeast boundary EF is set back a short distance from the stream, DE is the centre of the stream.
- The south boundary CD is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southwest boundary BC 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 short section BF is the centre of the stream.
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 UVWXYZ and XAB.
- A right of way is reserved along BC for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights
A third party has the right to access defined tracks within the woodland on horse or by foot and to use machinery to maintain and repair the said tracks and paths.
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.