Puffball Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 3.27 acres of mature broadleaf woodland with road frontage, 40 miles from London £42,000 (freehold) [#S1629]
A lovely ‘coppice with standards’ woodland comprising oak and sweet chestnut with vehicular access 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 671 347
Puffball Wood is part of a wider Ancient Woodland on the edges of Lamberhurst village, 7 miles east of Royal Tunbridge Wells in a countryside location.
Largely situated on level loam over clay soils, the canopy encompasses magnificent oak standards (some of which are of exceptional quality), sweet chestnut, ash and birch. In the shrub layer below is a lush mix of hazel coppice, holly, hawthorn and younger stems of sweet chestnut coppice; a new owner could cut these chestnut stems every 15 years or so to make poles for fencing. Larger trees could also yield fuel, supported by the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. Patches of bluebell, wood anemone, primrose, bracken and blackberry create a graceful ground layer during warmer months for our essential pollinators.
Many of the open spaces could be cleared to establish spots for occasional camping and areas to work on bushcraft skills, along with other woodland recreation activities.
An array of feathered visitors such as greenfinch, woodpecker, treecreeper, long eared owl and countless harmonious songsters enjoy the tranquillity found here. Woodland creatures including deer (muntjac, roe and fallow), wood mouse, badger and fox have all been spotted making their way through the stems.
Puffball Wood is a sanctuary for a family passionate about woodland life. Access is along an unsurfaced track suitable for a light 4WD vehicle year-round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
Some logs for the hearth at home would be top of the list. Selecting one of the oak for woodcraft would be a consideration; maybe for a picnic table and bench in the woodland. The oak could be milled on site. I would also clear some of the open areas for BBQs with family.
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), and follow the track for 20 metres and the woodland is to the right of the track as you bear left (point B), behind the wooden posts with green paint.
- 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 set back a short distance from the public highway.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden post and trees.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance.
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.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- 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.