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Putters Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 2.19 acres of mixed woodland with a stream in a tranquil, rural location, 7 miles from the A21 £31,000 (freehold) [#S1458]


A thriving mixed aged woodland with back locust, sweet chestnut, hornbeam and yew with good vehicular access in the High Weald of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 11 miles from Hastings.


East Sussex


2.19 acres




£31,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199   

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218

- Centre of wood: TQ 791 218

Nearest postcode: TN32 5QL 

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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Located a short distance south east of the village of Staplecross in rural East Sussex, Putters Wood is situated within a secure wider gated woodland, one of few places in the south of England out of earshot of the drone of traffic.

Located predominantly on gently sloping loamy clay soil and mostly planted approximately 25 years ago, the maturing canopy to the west primarily consists of sweet chestnut, oak, birch and sycamore.  Some of these would make good fuel for a log burner, utilising the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence. The lush shrub layer below is made up of hazel coppice and bushy hawthorn. The southern end of the copse has a lovely mature canopy of hornbeam, oak, sweet chestnut, yew and ash. A notable species also in this location is black locust, known for its extremely strong durability.

The ground layer comes to life during spring and summer with ribbons of bluebells, wood anemone, dog’s mercury and foxglove.

A length of the southern boundary is flanked by a meandering seasonal stream. This would be a lovely place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the woodland. Many aspects of Putters Wood enjoy far reaching farmland views  

A number of woodland mammals have been observed including both muntjac and roe deer, fox and badger. A diversity of bird life such as owl, long-tailed tit, woodpecker, buzzard and numerous acoustic songbirds pass through Putters Wood.

Offering a variety of recreational opportunities, this woodland benefits from good vehicular access along a hard track navigable all year round with a 2WD vehicle.

If It Were Mine

I would rake an area near the stream for bushcraft activities. A number of the trees lend themselves perfectly to hang a hammock to absorb my surroundings. Gathering some firewood for the home hearth is a must too.

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 for ½ a mile and take the right turn (point X on the plan below) down the track over a stream.
  • Open the steel gate (please close it behind you) and continue along the track through the field to a locked gate (point A) with a Red Rock Forestry sign attached. Please park on the left being careful not to obstruct the track.
  • Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and you are within the woodland.  


  • The north and east boundaries JABCD is the stock fence, DE is the outside edge of the track indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
  • The west boundary EFG is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The south boundary GH is the centre of the stream, HJ is the earth bund indicated by yellow paint on occasional trees and wooden posts with fields beyond.

Sporting Rights

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.

Mineral Rights

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

  • A right of way is reserved along ABCDE, BH and CF for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
  • A shared maintenance clause covers all of the rights of way with liability according to use.
  • There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

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 (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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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.

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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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