Yew Corner, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 1.49 acres of a beautiful blend of broadleaves in a rural locale, 9 miles from Hastings. £31,000 (freehold) [#S1785]
A lovely variety 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 770 220
Situated 5.5 miles southeast of the village of Robertsbridge in rural East Sussex, Yew Corner is part of a larger woodland and is accessed through a locked steel gate and along a stone track.
Located among gently sloping loam over clay soils, the canopy contains majestic oak, hornbeam, ash, birch and poplar - a fast-growing broadleaf species with a good strength to weight ratio, sometimes used as flooring around hearths. A new custodian could certainly make use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence currently in place to yield some of the hornbeam for logs. Within the shrub layer underneath you will find yew, hazel coppice, hawthorn and occasional holly. The ground layer is brimming with colourful woodland flora during spring and summer - patches of bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove, wild garlic and dog’s mercury create a delightful woodland scene.
Areas could be cleared to set up a spot to practice bushcraft by day, followed by overnight camping stays during the warmer months. Far reaching views are enjoyed from part of the northern boundary – a perfect place to hang a hammock and look out.
Muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare have all been spotted by the patient observer. Feathered guests to this tranquil setting include green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and countless harmonious songbirds.
If It Were Mine
The hornbeam and ash stems already lying on the ground would make a good start to my fuel stock in readiness for winters to come. Whilst I familiarised myself with my woodland I would put up a few trail cameras to observe the wildlife and invite friends and family to a BBQ or two!
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 120 metres you will arrive at Yew Corner where the track forks (point B), indicated by green paint on a wooden post and hanging post with a steel gate.
- The western boundary is indicated by pink paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northern boundary is in part the earth bund and stock fence with farmland and further woodland beyond.
- The southeastern boundary is the outside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
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.
- A right of way is reserved over the routes BC and BD 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.