Green Wood, 10.52 acres of superb mature sweet chestnut and fine oak standards, a short drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. £170,000 (freehold) [#F1891]
A stunning mixed Ancient Woodland comprising of large sweet chestnut coppice, oak and silver birch with good vehicular access and swathes of bluebells in the spring. Under 3 miles from the picturesque Kentish village of Goudhust.
TN17 2LR (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
- Roadside gate: TQ 756 383
- Centre of wood: TQ 751 385
Set in the midst of a well-managed wider woodland, Green Wood is situated in south-west rural Kent, just outside the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The fertility of the loamy clay soils on this predominately level woodland has created a dense canopy of sweet chestnut coppice, outstanding oak standards and areas of silver birch. There are also some larch, hazel and holly trees. In the spring, the woodland is host to a wonderful display of native bluebells. The internal tracks make the woodland accessible for some light silvicultural management for a budding weekend woodsman.
Green Wood is host to fauna, insects and fungi including badger, weasel, lurid bolete and dark bush cricket. The soundtrack of the woodland is that of the resident songbirds and can be heard thanks to the peace and tranquillity of the area. Tawny owls, buzzards, tree creepers, blackbirds and blue tits have all been seen in Green Wood, as well as roe deer and several species of butterflies. The seasonal stream on the eastern boundary provides habitat for frogs and other wildlife. In the autumn, there is a variety of fungi, including birch bracket fungi and fly agaric.
This exceptional woodland has been meticulously cared for and enjoyed and is testament to its former titleholders. The lot is approached via a good hard track that would be suitable for a 2WD vehicle. The current owners voluntarily contribute £50 per year as a collective for the upkeep of the entrance gates and main tracks.
The vendors have cut and split sweet chestnut and silver birch for firewood which is on site in two moveable, covered wood stores, dried and ready for immediate use. There are also several stacks of un-split logs for use as firewood or for craft projects.
Green Wood is part of the wider Park Wood, a traditional chestnut coppice, now divided into similar sized plots owned by like-minded people.
If It Were Mine
I would continue the light thinning started by the current owners to produce a further amount of firewood whilst making space for the larger trees. In particular I would look at the chestnut coppice and start coppicing that to make some temporary open space encouraging the wild flowers. I would also take full advantage of the plentiful secluded camping locations, perhaps making small campfires during the summer.
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 Wilsley Pound continue southwest on the A229, passing the Shell garage on the left.
- At the roundabout, turn right onto the A262 towards Goudhurst and continue west, passing a red brick gatehouse and a pond on the left.
- After roughly 2 miles, turn right at the crossroads and old hop kiln buildings towards Blantyre House and Colliers Green.
- Continue north on Colliers Green Road for roughly half a mile and arrive at the woodland entrance indicated by the Woods4sale sign on the gate (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road and climb the gate. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- From the gate (point A), continue along the track west for roughly 420 metres to point B on the plan below, indicated by the Woods4Sale sign. This is the start of the woodland.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by the inside bank of the ditch.
- The northern boundary is indicated by trees painted pink and wooden posts painted pink and green.
- The western boundary is indicated by the inside edge of the track.
- The southern boundary is indicated by trees painted orange and wooden posts painted orange and green.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the routes ABCDE and FD.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the 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)
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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.