Fredelig Copse, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 2.15 acres of magnificent conifer woodland with numerous recreational opportunities, 40 miles from London £31,000 (freehold) [#S1553]
A peaceful woodland encompassing Norway spruce and Scots pine, 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 496 313
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.
Roadside gate: ///extremes.correct.reckoned
Not far from Ashdown Forest, Fredelig Copse is located in a wider forested area known as Cow Field, 2 miles west of Crowborough in rural East Sussex.
Situated on gentle slopes among loam over clay soils, the woodland’s mature canopy mainly comprises Norway spruce, a once common species grown for Christmas trees in Great Britain. Occasional Scots pine, birch, sycamore and oak occupy the majority of the shrub layer beneath. In addition, a number of majestic oak and ash can be found towards the northeast boundary. A few of the ash could fuel a log burner at home, employing the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence. Any one of the grassy open areas could be cleared, possibly scythed to make a nice camping spot. Swathes of foxglove, primrose and ferns decorate the ground layer, looking particularly delightful during spring.
Many woodland creatures take sanctuary here; roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been spotted. A variety of feathered visitors such as kestrel, yellowhammer, woodpecker and many acoustic songsters also enjoy this wooded location.
Fredelig Copse benefits from good vehicular access along a hard track navigable with a 2WD car, useful for light woodland management.
If It Were Mine
A new owner could certainly practice bush craft here, with ample materials to hand and provide logs for the burner at home. Occasional camping in a hammock with a basher over the top would make an ideal haven.
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 a steel gate on the left and some pink crosses on trees (point Z on the plan below) with a secondary steel gate just beyond. Please contact the office for this padlock access code as it is occasionally locked.
- Continue through the gates (if locked, please close and lock the gate behind you).
- Please park safely to the left off the main access tracks, making sure through access is not blocked (point P).
- From here, continue along the track and climb over a further steel gate next to large wood chipping storage barn (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue past the barn and through the stacks of timber.
- After 340 metres, continue down the hard track through the wider forest passing further timber stacking areas.
- 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).
- Walk through the smaller gate closing it behind you, and you will arrive within Fredelig Copse on the right (also point A).
- The northeast boundary AB is the outside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The east boundary BC is the outside edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The south boundary CD is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The west boundary DE is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, AE is the fence.
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 XA.
- A right of way is reserved along AB and BC for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- 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.