Wurzel Wood, near Horsham, West Sussex. 1.15 acres of lovely broadleaves with a pond in a quiet location for £25,000 (freehold) [#S1875]
A delightful compact woodland with oak, hornbeam and hazel coppice in a tranquil setting with rural views, 6 miles from Horsham, West Sussex.
Wurzel Wood forms part of a larger gated woodland situated in rural West Sussex, not far from the historic market town of Horsham. Access is through a locked gate and along a track.
This mature woodland is located on gently sloping loam over clay soils with a canopy comprising of oak standards (some of these are of outstanding quality), hornbeam, ash, birch, poplar with a smattering of cherry. Close to the northeastern corner are a number of Lawson cypress trees, adding to the interesting blend of species here. Within the shrub layer beneath you will discover lush hazel coppice, hawthorn and holly with thickets of regenerating ash. Come spring and summer the ground layer is awash with colourful ground flora including bluebells, wood anemones, common dog violet and honeysuckle.
Towards the north is a small seasonal pond, perhaps making a nice spot to camp on occasion. Other features include some interesting topographical undulations and far reaching farmland views from the northern boundary; a hammock could be hung here for a new custodian to observe wildlife. An array of mammals have been spotted including roe and fallow deer, badger, hare and fox. Feathered visitors include hawk, owl, lesser redpoll and many tuneful songsters.
All in all, Wurzel Wood offers a wide variety of trees and features despite its size and is certainly well worth a visit!
If It Were Mine
I would consider choosing one of the magnificent oaks to yield some woodland produce - an oak table, bench and fuel come to mind with the right crafting skills. A trail camara or two would be mounted to capture woodland life. Overnight stays with the family in this peaceful spot is a must.
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 Broadbridge Heath head west towards Guildford on the A281 passing Farlington School on the right and taking the second exit at the roundabout just after, continuing on the A281.
- After 0.5 miles, keep left at the roundabout taking the first exit towards Guildford (A281), passing a Volvo car dealership on the right.
- After 0.7 miles, take the second exit toward Guildford continuing along the A281.
- After 0.6 miles, take the fork off to the right up a private tarmac drive sign posted for Furnace Lakes Carp Fishery (point X on the plan below).
- After 130 metres, turn right just before the stone gate posts and park safely taking care not to obstruct through traffic (point Y).
- Climb the steel gate at point Z, (sorry we do not supply padlock codes for viewings) and follow the track through the woodland.
- After 785 metres turn right at a crossroads (point A), indicated by our Woods4Sale sign and two yellow crosses on a tree.
- Continue east along the track, passing a chestnut fence on the right and a five-bar gate as the track bears left.
- After 300 metres you will arrive at Wurzel Wood on the left of the track (point B), indicated by white paint on wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track.
- The short east boundary north of point C is indicated by blue paint on occasional trees.
- The northern boundary is for the most part the top of an earth bund with fence and fields beyond, indicated by green paint on occasional trees.
- The western boundary 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 at all times and for all purposes over the route XYZA and AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There is a public bridleway between C and D and a public footpath between B and C.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights
There is a gas pipe along CD and South Eastern Gas Board have the right to access, construct and maintain the pipes at a width of 20 feet and make good any damage.
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.