Brancaster Wood, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 3.93 acres of marvellous broadleaf and conifer woodland with vehicular access, 9 miles from Hastings. £65,000 (freehold) [#S1748]
A lovely lofty wood with Norway spruce, poplar and oak in a rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 20 miles south of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
TN32 5SH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
- Roadside gate: TQ 772 220
- Centre of wood: TQ 771 218
A short distance from the village of Robertsbridge, Brancaster Wood is part of a wider gated woodland in a rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Established on gentle slopes, its mature canopy is founded on loam over clay soils and comprises majestic Norway spruce towards the north with ash, oak, hornbeam, birch and poplar encompassing the majority of the south and west. Poplar was widely grown in the 50s and 60s to service the match and horticultural veneer markets but can also be used for joinery. Beneath in the shrub layer you will find hazel coppice and hawthorn. A new owner could yield some of the spruce and poplar for carpentry projects at home using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence. Throughout spring and summer, the ground layer is awash with bluebells, primrose and foxglove as well as year-round vegetation such as fern and rush.
The woodland is flanked by meandering streams along both its western and north western boundaries; there are numerous areas both here and throughout that could be cleared for an occasional summer BBQ in warmer months.
Many woodland mammals hide amongst the rushes and stems including muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger and fox. A range of feathered visitors such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and numerous acoustic songbirds relish the harmony found here.
Brancaster Wood is navigable year-round with a 2WD car along a stone track and offers huge opportunity for a family keen to immerse into nature and woodland life.
If It Were Mine
Nature spotting, occasional overnight camping - this is a great spot to learn about woodland life with friends and family. One could consider a hammock between a pair of trees and relaxing with a book. Some logs would certainly be a priority to warm my home in cooler weather.
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 Hastings, continue north along the A21 passing Claremont Prep School on the right.
- After 5 miles turn right at Blackbrooks Garden Centre onto the B2244, sign posted towards Sedlescombe and Hawkhurst.
- Continue through the village of Sedlescombe along the B2244 passing Sedlescombe Sawmills and Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard.
- After 2.7 miles, continue along the B2244 towards Hawkhurst and Maidstone, passing under a narrow bridge.
- 0.5 miles after the narrow bridge, there is a woodland access and steel gate with a Woods4Sale sign attached on the left (point A on the plan below), almost opposite an entrance signed ‘Upper Morgay Wood’ with two white boards.
- Please park in a safe place off the road neither obstructing highway traffic nor any access point or the gate into the woodland.
- Climb the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue down the gently sloping track.
- After 110 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point B) indicated by red and green paint on a wooden post.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwest boundary is the centre of the stream.
- The southwestern boundary is the north-eastern bank of the stream.
- The south boundary is the plain wire fence with residential property beyond.
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 is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route AB.
- 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.
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. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.