Vinehall Wood, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 2.38 acres of delightful broadleaves in a rural locale, 9 miles from Hastings. £43,000 (freehold) [#S1759]
A beautiful meld of oak, hornbeam and poplar in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 20 miles from 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 769 220
Vinehall Wood is part of a wider woodland lying 5.5 miles southeast of the pretty village of Robertsbridge in rural East Sussex and is accessed through a secure gate and along a track.
Located on gently sloping loamy clay soils, the lofty canopy comprises majestic oak standards, hornbeam, ash, birch and poplar; the latter is a fast grown broadleaf species with its timber holding a high moisture content, often used for flooring around fireplaces. In addition, hornbeam serves well as an excellent firewood - a new owner could make use of the current Forestry Commission thinning licence. Within the shrub below you will discover hazel coppice, hawthorn and occasional holly. The ground layer is brimming with colourful woodland flora during spring and summer - swathes of bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove and wild garlic create a beautiful woodland scene.
Many spots around the stems provide a great opportunity to hang hammocks and camp for a night or two. Rural views are enjoyed from part of the northern boundary and a seasonal stream flanks part of the eastern boundary.
Muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare make up the mammal population. A number of feathered guests such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and countless harmonious songbirds delight in the serenity of the setting.
If It Were Mine
I would set about clearing an area to overnight with family and friends. Hornbeam logs would be high on my list. Some bird boxes would be a nice feature, and I would take time to quietly observe woodland life.
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, drive 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 in the hamlet of Cripps Corner.
- 0.6 miles after the narrow bridge and passing a Woods4Sale sign, there is a woodland access track on the left set back down a slope (point A on the plan below), and a blue X on a tree (across the road from a residential driveway with low red brick walls either side).
- 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 along the track, passing a fork in the track to the left (point B) and a locked steel gate on the right shortly after.
- Continue along the track through the woodland keeping the farmland on the right.
- After 280 metres you will arrive at the woodland (point C) on either side of the track, indicated by yellow paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary is in part indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees and the centre of the seasonal stream.
- The western boundary DE is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, DF is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northern boundary is the fence with further woodland beyond.
- The southern boundary is indicated by red 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 is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABC.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.