Warbler Wood, near Pease Pottage and Colgate, West Sussex. 3.46 acres of mature broadleaf and conifer woodland with a stream in a rural setting. £49,000 (freehold) [#S1685]
A wonderfully secluded woodland consisting of oak, birch and Scots pine with vehicular access in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 5 miles west of Horsham.
RH13 6HT (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point Y): ///trainer.blurts.ripen
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 198
- Roadside gate: TQ 234 315
- Centre of wood: TQ 233 318
Situated two miles west of Pease Pottage in rural West Sussex, Warbler Wood is partly designated as Ancient Woodland and is established among a wider forested area.
Formed over undulating loamy soils, the mature canopy largely comprises majestic oak, beech, ash, cherry, birch and occasional Scots pine. In the shrub below, you will find lush rhododendron which bring a splash of colour come summer, along with hazel coppice, hawthorn and holly. A new owner could certainly make use of the valid Forestry Commission thinning licence to yield some ash logs. Woodland flora include bluebell, foxglove, primrose and wood anemone; these are welcomed by our important pollinators during warmer times of the year.
Towards the west of the wood is a gentle meandering stream with a sizable flat grassy area along its banks; this spot would make a superb and secluded place to occasionally camp with a BBQ. Countryside views are also enjoyed along most of the western boundary.
Numerous feathered guests relish the tranquillity of this area including tawny owl, green woodpecker, coal tit, pied wagtail and innumerable acoustic songbirds. An array of woodland creatures including deer - both muntjac and roe - fox, badger, hare and wood mouse have all been seen moving around the stems.
Warbler Wood is a glorious place to get away from it all with and is accessed along an unsurfaced track.
If It Were Mine
The grassy open area by the stream has in the past been strimmed - I would most definitely keep this up as well as laying a railway sleeper or two across the stream. Some fuel would be cut from time to time for the burner at home. Overnights by the stream in the summer is an exciting prospect!
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 junction 11 of the M23, continue towards Pease Pottage along Brighton Road.
- Cross over the first roundabout with the new housing development on the left and take the third exit towards Pease Pottage at the second roundabout.
- Continue through Pease Pottage along Horsham Road passing The Black Swan pub and then the entrance to ‘Lighthouse Systems’ with a low brick wall on the right.
- After 0.6 miles and shortly after ‘Lighthouse Systems’, turn left opposite the entrance to Cottesmore School, sign posted towards Blackhouse Farm.
- Continue along Grouse Road passing the Grouselands Estate entrance and Pear Tree Business Centre.
- After 1.2 miles fork right at the post box onto Woodlands Lane (point Z on the plan below).
- Continue for 400 metres and you will see the access to a stone track on the right and public footpath sign with a blue cross on a tree (point Y).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic nor the entrance to the track (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Continue along the track for 25 metres and climb over the steel gate, just beyond the small kissing gate into the adjacent field.
- Continue along and down the track with larch woodland on the left.
- After 95 metres you will arrive at a steel gate into paddocks on the left and a second steel gate ahead of you into woodland (point A).
- Climb over the gate ahead of you and continue into the woodland.
- After 65 metres and turn right onto the unsurfaced track (point B) and continue through the woodland.
- After 190 metres you will arrive at Warbler Wood on the left, indicated by blue and white paint on a wooden post (point C).
- The southeast boundary CD is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary DE is in part the inside edge of the public footpath indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance, along with green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, EF is the inside edge of the stream.
- The north boundary FG is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees among the rhododendron.
- The west boundary GH is the agricultural fence with further recent fencing and fields beyond.
- The southwest boundary HC 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 are no public rights of way within this woodland.
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ZYABC.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights
There is a right for the gas company to access the land for maintenance to the pipe between WX and that the area within 10 feet either side must be kept clear and not excavated.
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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.