Memphis Wood, Alfold, nr. Guildford, Surrey. 2.18 acres of mixed woodland with vehicular access, 35 miles from London. £30,000 (freehold) [#S1497]
A beautiful mature woodland comprising Scots pine and oak, in a countryside location, close to the Surrey/West Sussex border, not far from the market town of Horsham.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 053 343
- Centre of wood: TQ 054 339
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.
Memphis Wood is a delightful woodland situated along a private track and forms part of a larger gated woodland near to the West Sussex border, conveniently located 11 miles south of Guildford.
Located within level loamy clay soils, this mature canopy planted approximately in 1990 largely comprises Scots pine which is identified as one of Great Britain’s three native conifer species. Known for its lumber attributes, many of the stems are of good quality and suitable for joinery and veneer. Scattered throughout the woodland are a number of broadleaves including majestic oak, birch and occasional ash. A further number of magnificent oak stand along the northern boundary, beyond which far reaching rural views can be enjoyed. This might be a good spot to star gaze on a summer’s eve. The shrub layer below consists of younger birch and hazel coppice.
Intermittent patches of bluebells, primrose, foxglove, gorse, rushes and fruity blackberry embellish the ground layer during springtime, creating a lovely scene amongst the stems.
Feathered visitors include little owl, woodpecker and an acoustic mix of songsters. An array of mammals occupy the wider woodland such as both fallow and roe deer, fox, badger and brown long-eared bat.
Memphis Wood offers possibilities for both recreation and some light woodland management for an aspiring woodsman. It benefits from vehicular access for a 4WD vehicle all year round and a 2WD car in all but the wettest of conditions.
If It Were Mine
Some of the birch would make good logs for the hearth at home. I would consider strimming around the tall oaks for a place to camp from time to time with the family. A Scots pine or two could certainly be milled on site, perhaps for a project at home.
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 60 metres and you will arrive at Memphis Wood ahead and to the right of the track, indicated by a wooden post with white paint (point B).
- The north boundary BC is the fence and earth bund with fields beyond.
- The east boundary CD follows a shallow ditch, indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The south boundary DE 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 west boundary BE is indicated by white 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 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 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.