Thorpe Wood, Alfold, nr. Guildford, Surrey. 1.76 acres of tranquil mixed woodland with vehicular access, 35 miles from London. £24,000 (freehold) [#S1493]
A gorgeous mature woodland with Scots pine and oak, in a rural location, close to the Surrey/West Sussex border.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 053 343
- Centre of wood: TQ 055 339
Nearest postcode: RH12 3BQ
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 along a private track and forming part of a wider gated forested area near to the West Sussex border, Thorpe Wood is a delightful copse conveniently situated 11 miles from Guildford.
Standing amongst level loams over clay, the mature canopy planted roughly 30 years ago predominantly comprises Scots pine which is recognised as one of Great Britain’s three native conifer. Many of the stems are of good quality and the species is recognized for its timber qualities, suitable for joinery and veneer. Occupying the eastern fringe of the wood are a number of broadleaves including oak, ash and cherry. Wonderful majestic oak can be found towards the northern boundary, beyond which are far reaching rural views. This could be a great place for occasional camping. The shrub layer below consists of birch and intermittent hazel coppice.
Occasional patches of bluebells, primrose, foxglove, lush grasses and blackberry embellish the ground layer during springtime, creating a lovely woodland scene.
A number of mammals inhabit the wider woodland such as both fallow and roe deer, fox, badger and brown long-eared bat. Within this wood, feathered visitors include little owl, woodpecker and an array of harmonious songsters.
Thorpe Wood offers potential for both an aspiring or an experienced woodsman and benefits from vehicular access for a 4WD vehicle all year round and a 2WD car in all but the very wettest of conditions.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly strim some intertwining paths throughout the trees. One of the grassy locations would make a great place to camp and enjoy a summer BBQ. As a keen amateur craftsman, I would consider using one of the Scots pine to make something for the home. This could perhaps be milled on site.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Guildford, continue south along the A281 passing through Bramley.
- After 10 miles you will reach the village of Alfold, continue through the village along the A281, passing the BP petrol station on the right.
- 0.7 miles after passing the BP petrol station, the road dips just beyond the entrance for RGH Supplies with a turning on the right, indicated by orange Xs on a Public Footpath signpost.
- Turn right off the road and please park carefully in a suitable safe place not obstructing the steel gates (point X on the plan below).
- Walk round the gates (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue south along the track, passing a large agricultural barn on the left.
- After 360 metres you will see our Woods4Sale sign on a steel gate (point A).
- Climb over the gate and continue along the wide soft track for 150 metres and you will arrive at Thorpe Wood ahead and to the right of the track, indicated by a wooden post with red paint (point B).
- The north boundary BC is the fence and earth bund with fields beyond.
- The west boundary BF follows a shallow ditch, indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The south boundary EF is the inside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The east boundary CD is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts, fence posts and trees. DE is the high deer fence.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are excluded from the sale.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XAB.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route BC.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.