Bingletts Copse, Punnetts Town, nr Heathfield, East Sussex. 1 acre of peaceful Ancient Woodland in a rural locale, 15 miles from Hastings. £15,000 (freehold) [#S1816]
A wonderful mixture of hornbeam, ash and oak bordering a stream ideal for recreational activities.
Bingletts Copse is located 3 miles east of the market town of Heathfield in rural East Sussex and is part of a wider peaceful forested area, known as Green Wood. It is accessed along a path.
Situated on south facing undulating loamy clays, the mature canopy chiefly comprises majestic hornbeam, ash, oak, birch and beech with occasional hazel coppice in the shrub layer below. Hornbeam has a high resistance to wear and was once the source for hard timber with uses such as piano mechanisms, drum sticks and chopping blocks. It also makes a very good fuel; a new custodian could certainly consider some fuel for the home hearth. Any one of a number of hollows would make an ideal sheltered camping spot – pitch a tent and set up a small campfire. During spring and summer, the ground layer becomes a patchwork of Ancient Woodland indicators such as bluebells, wood anemones and primrose.
A gentle meandering stream along the southern boundary provides a lovely tranquil area to sit and observe wildlife. One could also hang a rope swing from a sturdy limb for kids and grown up kids alike.
Muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare make up just a small part of the mammal population. A number of feathered visitors such as green woodpecker, lesser redpoll, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and numerous congenial songsters relish the tranquil surroundings.
If It Were Mine
The peacefulness of this woodland lends itself to wildlife spotting - I would place a trail camera or two up in the trees. BBQs and camping with family and friends, den building and storytelling – perfect! Light forestry tasks would include selecting one or two of the hornbeam to build a winter fuel stock.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 the village of Punnetts Town, continue east along the B2096 passing the primary school on the left.
- Upon almost leaving the village, turn left just beyond the post box attached to a wooden post.
- Continue along Blackdown Road for 170 metres and turn right at the crossroads and the wooden bench onto Forest Lane.
- Continue along Forest Lane over the speed bumps passing Rushlake Green Motors, a large green barn, and a sign for Little Poundsford Farm and Dallington Forest Estate on the right.
- After 0.8 miles you will arrive at a woodland entrance on the left indicated by a steel gate and a red and white board and ‘Green Wood’ sign attached (point A on the plan below).
- If you reach the tall electric gates for Little Poundsford Farm beyond, you have gone too far.
- Please park in a safe place off the lane and not obstructing any through access.
- Walk around the gate and continue along the track passing an old red and green camper van, crossing over a bridge and passing some pale fencing with a smallholding on the right.
- Continue along the track passing under the power line and a turning on the right (point B).
- After 755 metres bear right (point C) and continue along the footpath following the occasional white arrows on trees.
- After 220 metres, pass the turning on the left (point D) and continue down along the footpath following the white arrows, passing the fenced off pigs on the left.
- After 365 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right, indicated by our Woods4Sale sign on a tree and occasional red paint on trees (point E).
- The north boundary is the centre of the path.
- The west and east boundaries are indicated by red paint on occasional trees.
- The south boundary is the centre of the stream.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCDEF.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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.