Cranny Copse, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 2.22 acres of glorious broadleaf woodland next to a winding stream, 9 miles from Hastings. £41,000 (freehold) [#S1842]
A mixture of mature oak, poplar and sweet chestnut located towards the end of a track 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 766 220
Located 5.5 miles east of Robertsbridge, Cranny Copse is part of a wider gated woodland and offers a peaceful spot to learn about woodland life and the natural environment. It is accessed through a locked gate and along a track.
Situated on gentle south facing loam over clay soils, the lofty canopy comprises majestic oak, sweet chestnut, ash, hornbeam, birch and poplar. Durable and light in weight, poplar is one of the fastest growing broadleaf species in the northern hemisphere and is often used as veneer. In the shrub layer below you will find hazel, hawthorn and occasional holly. A new owner could consider a larger stem or two for logs, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. Throughout spring and summer, the ground cover is brimming with bluebells, wild garlic, primrose and foxglove, delivering a stunning woodland scene.
Bordering the banks of a meandering stream, there are ample level spots to create a bolthole with a campfire to enjoy with friends, ideal to get away from it all.
Woodland creatures include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare. An assortment of feathered visitors such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and countless acoustic songbirds have been spotted in this tranquil location.
If It Were Mine
I would firstly clear an area or two close to the stream for overnight stays. A woodfired bathtub would work well in this peaceful spot. A few of the hornbeam stems would be good fuel for my burner at home too. I think a swing hung from a sturdy limb could be fun! Cooking over a small campfire would feature in my plans.
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, signposted 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 to the left in the track (point B) and a locked steel gate on the right shortly after.
- Continue along the track bearing left and down through the woodland.
- After 485 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point C), indicated by green, orange and yellow paint on a wooden post.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The west boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The north boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off set by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is the northern bank 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 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)
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.