Nook Wood, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 2.6 acres of stunning conifer and broadleaf woodland with recreational possibilities, 9 miles from Hastings. £48,000 (freehold) [#S1762]
Majestic Norway spruce, poplar and oak in an 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 772 218
Nook Wood is part of a wider forested area and is situated a short distance from the attractive village of Robertsbridge in rural West Sussex and is accessed along a stone track.
Formed on gently sloping loamy clays, the mature canopy consists of lofty Norway spruce to the northeast, which was once the most common species grown for Christmas trees in Great Britain. To the southwest you will discover a variety of mixed broadleaves comprising poplar, oak, ash, birch, hornbeam and occasional beech. Within the shrub layer there is hazel coppice, hawthorn, holly and regenerating ash. A new custodian could certainly think about a stem or two for fuel, using the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. Designated as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) the ground layer in warmer months is awash with bluebells, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove, dog’s mercury and rush.
There are numerous places throughout that could be cleared for an occasional summer BBQ and a rope swing could be hung from a sturdy tree limb for kids and grownup kids alike.
A range of feathered visitors such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and numerous songsters can be heard in this tranquil setting. Many woodland mammals weave their way through the trees including muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger and fox.
If It Were Mine
I would clear an area or two for practising bushcraft; there is ample material to hand for a keen craftsperson. Camping would be on the list as well as den making with the family. Some logs to season at home would be on the list and perhaps even more adventurously, a rustic table and bench for picnics could be fashioned from a stem.
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). Nook Wood is immediately on the left.
- The eastern boundary is the fence with the bank, verge and council road beyond.
- The northern boundary is the inside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance.
- The western boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southern 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.