Bois De Saussac, near Hastings, East Sussex. 13.4 acres of magnificent conifer and broadleaf woodland with vehicular access, 25 miles from Tunbridge Wells. £125,000 (freehold) [#S1596]
A peaceful mature woodland with western red cedar and oak together with countryside views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 miles from Hastings.
TN31 6BG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 189/199
- Roadside gate: TQ 853 192
- Centre of wood: TQ 854 196
Part of a wider Ancient Woodland, Bois De Saussac is situated a short distance east from the attractive and historic town of Rye in rural East Sussex.
Established on gently undulating loamy clays, the tall canopy to the east predominantly consists of majestic western red cedar (known as an excellent construction timber) with oak, cherry, sweet chestnut, birch, ash and occasional Norway spruce to the west. Towards the north and east boundaries is a mixture of broadleaves including hornbeam and large oak; some spectacular rural views can also be enjoyed from here. A particularly pleasant spot towards the northeast corner would make a lovely area for family camping. The shrub layer below comprises hazel coppice, holly and a good amount of regenerating birch, great for fuel.
Colourful patches of occasional bluebell, foxglove, wood anemone and ferns add a lovely vibrancy to the ground layer, looking wonderful during spring.
Numerous woodland creatures take shelter amongst the stems and underbrush; wild boar, fallow deer, badger, fox and hare have all been spotted. A variety of feathered visitors such as red warbler, common redpoll, woodpecker and many harmonious songsters also enjoy the tranquillity offered within.
Bois De Saussac benefits from vehicular access along a hard track and is navigable with a 2WD car. The woodland is a perfect sanctuary for the family to get away from it all. The woodland also benefits from the use of an area near the western entrance to stack timber prior to its removal.
If It Were Mine
The woodland is a great location to practice some bushcraft and survival skills, using the ample woodland resources to hand. Time spent here would definitely feature a summer BBQ or two, certainly towards the northeast corner. A good stock of logs for those chilly winter months would be a priority.
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 town of Rye, drive west along the B2089 passing through the hamlet of Cock Marling and the village of Udimore.
- Just before leaving the village of Udimore you will pass The Kings Head pub and a post box on the left.
- Continue 700 metres beyond the pub you will arrive at a wooden five bar gate set back on the right, opposite a pair of steel gates that enter into a field (there is a tall communications tower on the right just inside the entrance to the woodland, but not noticeable from the road) (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access points or traffic.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track.
- After 215 metres turn left (point B) and continue down the track.
- After 110 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right, indicated by our Woods4Sale sign on a tree (point C).
- The north boundary FG is edge of the woodland indicated by the top of the earth bank and occasional low earth bund with farmland beyond.
- The east boundary GH is edge of the woodland indicated by the top of the earth bank and occasional low earth bund with farmland beyond, HC is indicated by red paint on occasional dilapidated wooden posts.
- The southwest boundary CD is the inside edge of the track, indicated by yellow paint on fence posts.
- The west boundary DF is the inside edge of the disused track indicated by yellow paint on occasional trees.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mines and minerals are excluded from the sale.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted for Bois De Saussac for all times and all purposes over the route ABCDE and DF.
- There is a right to stack timber just inside the gate at point E on the plan.
- 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.
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
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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.