Holkham Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 1.31 acres of stunning broadleaf woodland with vehicular access, 40 miles from London £23,000 (freehold) [#S1590]
A mature coppice woodland with oak standards and sweet chestnut, with countryside views 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 671 346
Located amongst a wider Ancient Woodland, Holkham Wood lies 7 miles east of Royal Tunbridge Wells just outside the village of Lamberhurst in rural Kent.
Situated on level fertile loamy clay soils, the canopy mainly comprises majestic oak standards (some of which are of an exceptional quality), sweet chestnut coppice and ash. A new owner could certainly consider a few of the larger chestnut coppice stems for logs, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. In the shrub below, the wood encompasses hazel coppice, birch, hornbeam, sycamore and holly. Patches of bluebell, primrose, fern, bracken and blackberry spruce up the ground layer during warmer months, a particularly enjoyable scene in spring!
Towards the south, pleasant rural views can be enjoyed, making a nice location to hang a swing from a tree limb. One could also practise some bushcraft skills in this part of the woodland.
A variety of feathered visitors such as greenfinch, woodpecker, treecreeper, long eared owl and countless tunesome songsters enjoy the serenity of this area. Creatures including muntjac, roe and fallow deer, yellow-necked mouse, badger and fox have been spotted weaving around the stems.
Holkham Wood is a haven for an enthusiastic woodsman keen on woodland life. It is accessed along an unsurfaced track suitable for a light 4WD vehicle year-round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
I would definitely think about an occasional camping spot along the southern boundary; any number of the trees would be perfect for a hammock or two. A few of the chestnuts would be great for fuel or equally some post and rail fencing. Family BBQs come summer will be a must!
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.
- After 160 metres turn right at the crossroads (point B).
- Continue along the track and after 100 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point C), indicated by orange paint on a wooden post.
- The northwest boundary CD is the inside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance, DE is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The south boundary EF is the partly dilapidated agricultural fence with farmland beyond.
- The northeast boundary CF is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden post 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 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.