Wobbly Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 2.16 acres of mixed broadleaf woodland together with vehicular access, 40 miles from London £32,000 (freehold) [#S1611]
A mature 'coppice with standards' woodland containing oak and sweet chestnut in a rural setting on the Kent/East Sussex frontier.
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
Situated in a rural location, Wobbly Wood is part of a wider woodland on the fringes of Lamberhurst village, 7 miles east of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Mostly located on level loamy clay soils, the mature canopy consists of superb oak standards (a number of which are of excellent quality), sweet chestnut, ash and birch. In the shrub layer below is a lush mix of hazel coppice, holly and hawthorn. In addition, there are some younger stems of sweet chestnut coppice and birch to the southeast; a new owner could enhance this area for a future fuel source aided by the Forestry Commission thinning licence currently in place. Ribbons of bluebell, wood anemone, primrose, bracken and blackberry create an elegant ground layer during warmer months, particularly enjoyable come spring!
Any number of open spaces could be cleared, creating wonderful opportunities for a new owner to camp occasionally, gazing at the stars next to a discreet fire.
Woodland creatures including muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger and fox have all been identified making their way through the stems. A variety of feathered visitors namely greenfinch, woodpecker, treecreeper, long eared owl and innumerable acoustic songsters enjoy the tranquillity on offer here.
Wobbly Wood is a haven for an enthusiastic family 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 consider cutting an oak as this is a superb material to work with; a new kitchen table and perhaps a bench come to mind. I would consider some logs from a chestnut or two. Family camping would be on the list too. What a place to sit quietly and absorb woodland life.
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 you will arrive at a crossroads (point B) and the woodland is just beyond to the right, behind the ‘Private Woodland’ sign on an oak.
- The northeast boundary is the inside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance.
- The northwest boundary is the inside edge of the track, indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden post and trees.
- The southeast boundary 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 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 ABC and BD.
- 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.