Point Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 1.87 acres of mature mixed broadleaf woodland with roadside access, 40 miles from London £29,000 (freehold) [#S1634]
A lovely oak woodland with sweet chestnut, ash and vehicular access, offering recreational prospects on the frontier of Kent and East Sussex.
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
Point Wood is situated within a larger Ancient Woodland located on the fringes of Lamberhurst village on the borders of Kent and Sussex.
Encompassed by level loam over clay soil, the mature canopy includes majestic oak standards (many of an excellent quality), sweet chestnut coppice, birch, ash, hornbeam and sporadic cherry. A blend of lush hazel, hawthorn, sycamore and holly occupy the shrub layer below. The new owner could select a few stems for firewood, using the valid Forestry Commission thinning licence. Come the warmer months, the ground layer is awash with ribbons of bluebell, foxglove, wood anemone and primrose, flooding the ground layer with colour.
Between the stems are several areas that if cleared would make nice spaces to camp from time to time, or perhaps a BBQ during summer. A hammock could also be hung from a sturdy pair of trees.
Feathered creatures include greenfinch, long eared owl, treecreeper, woodpecker and an assortment of harmonious songsters. Woodland mammals regularly visit; badger, wood mouse, hare, fox, muntjac and roe deer have all been spotted.
Point Wood can be navigated along an unsurfaced track traversable with a light 4WD all year round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
I would think about a location to practice some bushcraft; there is ample material to hand such as hazel, often used for thumb sticks for walking. Gently swinging in a hammock during summer is a delightful way to observe woodland life with a book. Some winter fuel is also a must.
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 you will arrive within the woodland.
- The southwest boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northern boundary AD is the fence, DC is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The short northwest boundary is the edge of the public highway.
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
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB and BC 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.