Gaggle Copse, near Pease Pottage and Colgate, West Sussex. 2.8 acres of lofty broadleaves and conifers with a stream and vehicular access. £45,000 (freehold) [#S1701]
A delightful tranquil woodland consisting of Scots pine, birch and oak with open glades 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
Centre of wood: ///winter.flattens.resort
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 198
- Roadside gate: TQ 234 315
- Centre of wood: TQ 231 316
Gaggle Copse lies two miles to the west of Pease Pottage in rural West Sussex and is part of a peaceful wider ancient wooded area.
Established on southeastern facing loamy soils, the canopy to the south comprises majestic Scots pine, poplar, oak, ash and birch. Within the shrub layer below you will find patches of lush rhododendron and laurel, hazel and younger birch. Open glades towards the northeast provide a rich habitat for insect life; a new owner may consider planting some well-spaced additional natives here. Woodland flora include bluebell (an Ancient Woodland indicator), foxglove, primrose and wood anemone, welcomed by buzzing pollinators during warmer months. A Forestry Commission thinning licence already in place could be used to yield some firewood.
Towards the southeast is a mellow meandering stream with some level areas fringing its banks, making good spots for bushcraft. Along with farmland views, come nightfall this place would make star gazing around a campfire quite magical.
An array of woodland creatures including deer - both muntjac and roe - badger, fox, hare and wood mouse have all been spotted. Frequent feathered visitors relish the tranquillity of this region including tawny owl, green woodpecker, coal tit, pied wagtail and countless acoustic songsters.
Gaggle Copse is a wonderful location to get away from it all and benefits from vehicular access suitable for a light 4WD vehicle all year round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
Camping under the stars would definitely feature in my plans. Some of the stems would work well with a hammock or two between them. Bushcraft activities would certainly happen, along with some fuel being gathered from time to time.
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 X 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 locked steel gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings), 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 passing an unsurfaced track to the right (point B).
- After 300 metres and passing over a stream as the stone track inclines again, turn left (point C).
- Continue along the unsurfaced track for and after 55 metres you will cross over a log bridge and into Gaggle Copse (point D).
- The northwestern boundary is the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
- The southwestern boundary is in part indicated by the centre of a ditch along with a dilapidated barb wire fence with steel posts.
- The southeastern boundary is the more recent of the two agricultural fences with paddocks beyond.
- The northeastern boundary is in part indicated by the centre of the stream, along with blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, partly following an earth bank.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the route XYABCD.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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.