Checkers Wood, near Horsham, West Sussex. 2.51 acres of blended broadleaves in a quiet locale for £55,000 (freehold) [#S1887]
A delightful woodland comprising oak, hornbeam and Lawson cypress in a tranquil setting with abundant wildlife, 40 miles south of London.
RH13 0RA (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Point Z: ///washed.headrest.baseballs
Point A: ///showering.reversed.backup
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
- Roadside gate (point Z): TQ 107 331
- Centre of wood: TQ 113 338
Checkers Wood is situated a short distance from the historic market town of Horsham in rural West Sussex and forms part of a wider wooded area. Access to the woodland is through a locked gate and along a track. Please note the viewing arrangements for this woodland.
The woodland is located over gently sloping fertile loamy clay soils and comprises a mature lofty canopy of oak standards (many of these stems are of outstanding quality!) hornbeam, ash, birch and poplar with a touch of cherry. A handful of Lawson cypress stand close to the northern boundary, adding a pleasant contrast to the species mix. Within the shrub layer below you will discover lush hazel coppice, hawthorn, field maple and holly along with thickets of regenerating ash. Come spring and summer the ground layer teems with colourful flora including bluebells, wood anemones, common dog violet and aromatic honeysuckle as well as clusters of rush.
Some curious topographical undulations towards the north offer some good areas to camp and practice bushcraft skills. Far reaching farmland vistas are also enjoyed from part of the northern boundary; a good place to observe wildlife both inside the woodland and the open land beyond. Feathered companions include hawk, owl, lesser redpoll and many congenial songsters. A range of mammals include roe and fallow deer, badger, hare and fox to name a few.
If It Were Mine
I would consider coppicing some of the understory for bean poles, thumb sticks and other simple structures. An overnight location towards the north would be cleared, with a ‘leave no trace’ camping ethos in mind. Keeping a keen eye on woodland life with trail camaras discreetly mounted to tree stems is an exciting prospect!
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
Viewing this property is strictly by appointment. Please telephone the Woods4Sale office to make an appointment, 01248 364 362.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
Please do not set off to view the wood without calling the office on 01248 364362 as per the viewing arrangements above.
- 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). THERE IS NO PARKING BEYOND THIS POINT SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR VIEWING – PHONE THE OFFICE ON 01248 364362.
- After 130 metres, turn right just before the stone gate posts (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 and after 170 metres you will arrive at a post and rail fence on the right, Checkers Wood is on the left of the track (point B), indicated by red paint on wooden posts.
- The northern boundary is the top of a tree lined earth bank in part with the fence and fields beyond, along with sight fencing and further conifer woodland beyond, indicated by green paint on occasional trees.
- The southern boundary is the post and rail fence on the outside edge of the track.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by red 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 XYZAB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There is a public bridleway between E 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 DE 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.