Cuddly Wood, near Pease Pottage and Colgate, West Sussex. 1.11 acres of mature broadleaves and conifers with vehicular access. £17,000 (freehold) [#S1719]
A wonderful mix of oak, ash and Scots pine with numerous recreational and conservation possibilities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short distance 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 234 318
Cuddly Wood is situated at the end of a private track and part of a wider peaceful forested area, a short distance west of Pease Pottage in rural West Sussex.
Formed on gentle slopes and among loamy clay soils, the canopy includes majestic Scots pine (one of three British native conifers), oak, cherry, ash and birch. Within the shrub layer below there is a medley of hawthorn, hazel coppice and occasional holly. A new owner could certainly consider a stem or two for a home fuel stock, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. Come spring and summer, the ground layer is awash with colourful swathes of bluebell, primrose, wood anemone, honeysuckle, and foxglove all essential for our foraging pollinators.
There are numerous areas amongst the stems that could be cleared to make superb spaces for occasional family camping.
Regular feathered visitors savouring the stillness of this woodland including tawny owl, green woodpecker, coal tit, pied wagtail and countless harmonised songsters. An array of woodland creatures including both muntjac and roe deer badger, fox, hare and wood mouse have all been spotted.
Cuddly Wood represents an excellent opportunity for a weekend woodsman and is accessible all year with a 2WD car and a light 4WD in wetter times of the year.
If It Were Mine
I think this is a brilliant and peaceful spot to sit quietly – maybe in a hammock and absorb the natural surroundings, and when weather permits, some overnight stays gazing at the stars. Creating deadwood habitats, putting up bird boxes, and perhaps also yielding some logs for the burner at home would be part of my plans.
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 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 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 the Cuddly Wood on the right, indicated by blue and orange paint on a wooden post (point C).
- The northwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northeast boundary is the inside edge of the public footpath, indicated by green paint on occasional and trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by orange 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 at all times and for all purposes over the route XYABC.
- 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.