Harpley Wood, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 2.91 acres of beautiful conifer and broadleaves with recreational opportunities, 9 miles from Hastings. £53,000 (freehold) [#S1778]
A beautiful combination of oak, poplar and Norway spruce 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 771 211
Harpley Wood is located 5.5 miles southeast of the historic village of Robertsbridge in rural East Sussex and is part of a larger gated woodland, accessed along a stone track.
Situated among loamy clays on gentle slopes, the canopy primarily comprises of lofty Norway spruce encompassed by majestic oak, poplar, hornbeam, ash and birch. Norway spruce at one time provided the traditional British Christmas tree to the masses for many years. The hornbeam and ash could undoubtedly provide a modest fuel source for a new owner, making use of the current Forestry Commission thinning licence. In the shrub layer below you will find hazel coppice and hawthorn. The ground layer is bursting come summer with colourful woodland flora including bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove and wild garlic, providing a delightful woodland scene.
Near the south of the wood are a number of level spots close to a meandering stream that would make great camping areas. Perhaps a rope swing attached to a sturdy limb would be fun for all ages! The centre of a seasonal stream indicates the eastern boundary.
A number of feathered guests such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and numerous harmonised songsters relish the tranquillity found here. Muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare make up a small part of the mammal populace.
If It Were Mine
Foraging some of the garlic to make pesto would be enjoyable, and indeed delicious! I would gather some fuel for the home hearth - hornbeam is a good burner. Family camping under the stars, absorbing the peaceful surroundings whilst looking out for nocturnal visitors is a must!
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.
- After 125 metres, turn left at the fork (point B) almost opposite a locked steel gate and continue down the track.
- After 65 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point C), indicated by green and white paint on a wooden post.
- The western boundary CD is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance, DE is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The short southern boundary EF is the northern bank of the stream.
- The eastern boundary FG is the centre of the seasonal stream.
- The north eastern boundary GC is indicated by white 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 ABCD.
- 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)
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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.