Little Snoring, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 4.82 acres of beautiful broadleaf woodland with countryside views, 40 miles from London £62,000 (freehold) [#S1584]
Serene mature oak and ash woodland in a rural location with vehicular access and many recreational woodland opportunities on the Kent/East Sussex border.
TN3 8HN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside gate: ///quack.drips.districts
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
- Roadside gate: TQ 671 348
- Centre of wood: TQ 673 348
Situated at the end of a private track within a wider Ancient Woodland, Little Snoring is on the fringes of the attractive village of Lamberhurst on the frontier of Kent and East Sussex.
Located predominantly on level loamy clay soils that gently undulate to the south, the mature canopy comprises majestic oak standards, sweet chestnut coppice, ash, poplar, birch and Scots pine. Underneath, there is a lush shrub layer of hazel coppice (a great and plentiful material for bushcraft), holly, hornbeam, and sycamore. Mosaics of bluebell, primrose, fern, bracken and blackberry decorate the ground layer, producing a quintessential woodland scene during spring and summer.
A seasonal stream meanders towards the southeast, creating a good habitat for wildlife. A few attractive hollows here also make for naturally secluded camping spots. In addition, far reaching views are enjoyed from most of the eastern boundary.
A variety of feathered visitors such as greenfinch, long eared owl, treecreeper, woodpecker and countless acoustic songsters revel in the serenity of this wood. Woodland mammals include deer (muntjac, roe and fallow), yellow-necked mouse, badger, hare and fox.
Benefiting from vehicular access, Little Snoring is navigable along an unsurfaced track suitable for light 4WD vehicle all year round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
A secluded low-key space to camp occasionally would be cleared towards the southern side of this woodland; lovely on a warm summer’s eve! I would consider some ash and sweet chestnut logs to season for the hearth. A trail camera or two would be a great idea. Perhaps a light prune in areas wouldn’t go amiss to encourage supressed trees.
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
- From the centre of Lamberhurst village, continue south through the high street passing the Chequers Inn pub, Premier shop then up the hill passing the village green towards Wadhurst, along the B2100.
- After 0.9 miles you will reach the outer edge of the village passing the entrance to Lamberhurst Furniture and J. Cannella Plant and Tool Hire on the right.
- Continue for 160 metres beyond this entrance through the last of the traffic calming measures arriving at a wooden five bar gate immediately on the left with a Red Rock Forestry sign attached (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic nor the gate.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings), following the straight track southeast.
- After 160 metres turn left at the crossroads (point B).
- Continue along the track and after 155 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right (point C), indicated by red, blue and green paint on a wooden post.
- The northern boundary CD is the inside edge of the track indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees which may be offset by a short distance. DE is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The east boundary EF is the fence with farmland beyond, FG is the edge of the woodland, indicated by blue paint on trees with occasional fencing and farmland beyond.
- The southwest boundary GC is indicated by green paint on occasional 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 ABCD.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is designated as 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.
Third Party Rights
- Mid Kent Water Company have the right to enter the land to maintain the pipe between point XY on the plan and to make good any damage caused as a result.
- Any relics or antiques discovered within the woodland are owned by a third party.
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.