Winkers Wood, near Pease Pottage and Colgate, West Sussex. 1.21 acres of mixed broadleaves, conifers and a stream with good access. £20,000 (freehold) [#S1729]
A wonderful, serene woodland comprising poplar, Scots pine and oak with many recreational possibilities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2.5 miles from junction 11 of the M23.
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 232 316
Winkers Wood is situated a short distance west of Pease Pottage and south of Colgate village in rural West Sussex and is part of a wider forested area.
Classified as an Ancient Woodland, it is formed on south-easterly facing slopes and comprises a mature canopy of poplar, birch, sycamore, oak and Scots pine. The shrub layer below includes the familiar rhododendron, hawthorn, holly and younger birch. A new owner could consider a stem or two for logs making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. The ground layer is brimming with colourful flora come the warmer months consisting of bluebells, wood anemones (both Ancient Woodland indicators), primrose, foxglove and bracken.
There is a number of good open grassy areas that could be further enhanced by a new owner by sowing wildflowers for the local pollinators. In addition, a meandering stream towards the southeast of the wood provides a lovely place to occasionally camp along its level banks.
Regular feathered guests savour the stillness of this place including tawny owl, green woodpecker, coal tit, pied wagtail and a multitude of harmonised songbirds- early dawn is a symphony! A range of woodland mammals including deer - both muntjac and roe - badger, fox, hare and wood mouse have all been identified.
Winkers Wood benefits from good access all year along a stone track navigable with a 2WD car and offers a lovely opportunity for a young family keen to get involved in nature.
If It Were Mine
Star gazing would be high up the list - there are enough openings in the canopy to watch shooting stars on a dark moonless night. Perhaps some native shade tolerant trees could further enrich the shrub layer. Some fuel gathering would also feature.
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 and you will arrive within the woodland (point C), indicated by white paint on a short wooden post.
- The northwestern boundary is the agricultural fence with fields and some sheds beyond.
- The northeastern boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts, in part along the inside edge of the stone track, that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southeastern boundary is the agricultural fence with paddocks beyond.
- The southwestern 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 XYABC.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.