Vine Wood, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 0.99 acres of mature conifer and broadleaf woodland, 40 miles from London £17,000 (freehold) [#S1494]
A tranquil woodland with vehicular access comprising Norway spruce and mixed broadleaves, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 miles from Crowborough.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No:
Ordnance Survey Grid References: 188
- Roadside gate: TQ 485 319
- Centre of wood: TQ 497 311
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.
Vine Wood is situated within a wider wooded area known as Cow Field, a short distance from Ashdown Forest and 2 miles west of Crowborough in rural East Sussex.
Located on gently sloping loamy clay soils, a mostly tall canopy predominantly consists of Norway spruce (once the most common species of Christmas trees in Great Britain), along with occasional Scots pine and birch. Towards the southern and eastern edges of the woodland is a lush mix of maturing broadleaves and conifer including sycamore, oak, ash, beech, sweet chestnut and Scots pine. A few of the broadleaves could be extracted using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence to make good hardwood logs for the burner. In addition, there are a few majestic beech and black locust trees occupying the southwest corner, enhancing this diverse wood. Patches of bluebell, foxglove and rhododendron add colour to the ground layer, looking lovely during spring.
A variety of feathered visitors such as kestrel, yellowhammer, woodpecker and many acoustic songsters enjoy the serenity offered at this location. Many woodland creatures take shelter amongst the trees and undergrowth; roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been spotted.
Vine Wood benefits from vehicular access and is situated at the end of a hard track navigable with a 2WD car and would be a perfect haven for the family to escape day to day life.
If It Were Mine
Den making with the youngsters among the majestic spruce is a must. In the warmer weather this may roll into an evening’s camping with friends, watching the stars. Gathering a little firewood is a must- birch and ash would be a good choice.
To View This Woodland
Please phone 01248 364362 (during office hours Mon – Fri) before viewing for the padlock codes 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 part of the woodland.
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 40 mph 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 pink crosses on trees and a steel gate on the left (point Z on the plan below) with a secondary steel gate just beyond. Please contact the office for all padlock access codes.
- Continue through the gates (if they are locked, please close and lock the gates behind you) and you will arrive at a further locked steel gate near a large wood chipping storage barn.
- Continue through the gate passing the wood chipping storage barn on the right (please close and lock the gate behind you). From here, please take care navigating the track.
- 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 and along the track for 350 metres and you will arrive at a forked junction in the track (point X), where another track spurs into woodland with a wooden five bar gate and some post and rail fencing set back with a Red Rock Forestry management sign attached (point A). Please park in a suitable place, neither obstructing the gate nor any of the tracks.
- Walk through the smaller gate closing it behind you (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings), and continue along the track.
- After 115 metres turn right (point B) and follow the track up and into the Norway spruce trees.
- After 125 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point C), indicated by the wooden ‘Vine Wood’ sign on a tree.
- The west boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The south boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The north boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
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 for all times and all purposes over the route WXYZ and XABCD.
- 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.
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 (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.