Pensfold Wood, near Horsham, West Sussex. 2.22 acres of mixed broadleaves in a rural location with. £49,000 (freehold) [#S1896]
A lovely woodland containing oak, hornbeam and ash in a serene locale 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
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
- Roadside gate (point Z): TQ 107 331
- Centre of wood: TQ 112 338
Situated a short distance from the historic market town of Horsham in rural West Sussex, Pensfold Wood forms part of a broader wooded area. Access is via a locked gate and along a track. Please note the viewing arrangements for this woodland.
The woodland is sited over gently sloping loamy clay soils and contains a mature canopy of oak standards (several of which are of outstanding quality) hornbeam, ash, birch and poplar with a dash of cherry. Within the shrub layer beneath you will encounter lush hazel coppice, hawthorn, field maple and holly along with regenerating ash thickets. Come warmer months the ground layer is awash with colourful flora including bluebells, wood anemones, common dog violet and fragrant honeysuckle as well as clusters of rush, all relished by our essential pollinators.
Some interesting topographical undulations towards the north offer good and somewhat private areas to camp and perhaps hone bush craft skills. Many of the stems would lend themselves perfectly to put up a hammock and relax with a book, whilst soaking up the tranquil surroundings. 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 selecting an oak to mill on site; this could have a multitude of uses including general oak beams, craft projects and fuel. I would mount a few birdboxes on trees to further enhance the bird life. Perhaps a few raked paths leading to the north of the woodland would be nice.
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. The buyer will be provided with padlock codes/keys upon completion to allow full access to the woodland.
- 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 115 metres you will arrive at Pensfold Wood on the left of the track (point B), indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The northern boundary is the top of a tree lined earth bank with site fencing and further conifer woodland beyond, indicated by green paint on occasional trees.
- The southern boundary is the outside edge of the track.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by blue 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 DE and a public footpath that clips the southeast corner at point 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.