Spalting Wood, Hurst Green, East Sussex. 4.92 acres of magnificent Ancient Woodland in a peaceful location. £41,000 (freehold) [#S1492]
Beautiful oak, beech and hornbeam with recreational and conservation opportunities. Conveniently located under 1 mile from the A21.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 721 270
- Centre of wood: TQ 722 270
Nearest postcode: TN19 7PD
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.
Spalting Wood is part of a wider Ancient Woodland located in rural East Sussex on the fringes of the small village of Hurst Green in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Established on loamy clay soils that slope gently northwards, there is a mature canopy of majestic oak, beech, ash, sycamore, hornbeam, cherry, yew, Scots pine and larch. Below is a lush shrub layer of holly, hazel, birch and bushy laurel. In addition, there are a few magnificent beech veterans within the woodland. There is a good camping spot along the northern boundary where a bell tent is pitched, which is included in the sale. As well as occasional hollows and undulations, two interesting gullies descend northwards, one of which forms a seasonal water course. Come spring, the woodland is awash with colourful woodland flora including ribbons of bluebell (an Ancient Woodland indicator), primrose and wood anemone creating a beautiful landscape amongst the stems.
Woodland creatures including both roe and fallow deer, fox, badger and wood mouse have been spotted in the wood. A variety of feathered visitors include nightingale, woodcock, sedge warbler and numerous tuneful songsters.
Spalting Wood is accessed on foot via a pedestrian gate at the top of some rustic woodland steps. This marvellous wood offers huge scope for a weekend woodsman or the family who love being outdoors.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly gather some of the lying dead wood for a good stock of seasoned fuel. I would also consider hanging a swing from a suitable safe branch off one of the larger trees. The bell tent is a lovely place for overnight camping in the warmer weather as one can also gaze at the stars through an opening in the canopy here.
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
- Heading south on the A21 from the centre of Hurst Green, turn right towards Lewes opposite the white clock tower and continue along the A265.
- After 0.4 miles take the fork right onto Burgh Hill and continue along this road which becomes a lane.
- After 0.4 miles turn right at the triangular patch of grass onto Fysie Lane and continue down the lane.
- After 225 metres you will see some wooden steps on the right and some post and rail fencing on the right, along with our Woods4Sale sign on a tree (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe suitable place off the road.
- Continue up the steps and climb over the fence (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and you will arrive within the woodland.
- The boundary AB is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The boundary BC is indicated by orange paint on occasional fence posts and trees.
- The boundary CD is indicated by the stock fence with green wire.
- The boundary DE is indicated by the dilapidated chestnut pale fence.
- The boundary EA is indicated by the post and rail fence at the top of the bank.
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 are no public rights of way in the woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is designated at an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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.