Snouter Wood, Broad Oak, East Sussex. Mixed species woodland in a quiet location. 2.1 acres for £37,000 (freehold) [#F1921]
Mixed broadleaf and Scots pine woodland with good access and road frontage near Broad Oak in East Sussex.
TN31 6SA (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
- Roadside gate: TQ 852 209
- Centre of wood: TQ 853 212
Snouter wood has been managed carefully by its current owner for a number of years primarily for conservation and deer and boar management, hence the high tower near the southern boundary. Access is taken directly off the main road and leads along a soft, but well-formed track which should be accessible year round for most vehicles.
The woodland is essentially flat and is made up of predominately Scots pine on the eastern half and mixed broadleaf on the western half (oak, hornbeam, birch, sweet chestnut and willow). The Scots pine were planted as a single block and are due for a light thin which could produce a small amount of timber income in years to come. Sporadically through the conifer element is the occasional mature western hemlock.
The surrounding area is mostly forested land and is very quiet, despite the road running along the northern boundary.
Due to the mixture of species this woodland is ideal for a budding forester who could manage the woodlands for both commercial and amenity/conservation purposes, or could simply enjoy the variety in the woodland and spend some long summer days camping in the tranquil environment.
If It Were Mine
I would look to carry out a light thinning of the Scots pine, as this will help improve the remaining trees and ensure they grow on to be bigger and healthier. The broadleaves could benefit from a very light thin, but this would not be significant. I would use the high tower as it has been designed; to continue the deer management, or this could be reutilised as a treehouse for the younger woodland visitors, or for wildlife and bird watching.
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
- Drive east along the B2089 towards Rye.
- After approximately 1.5 miles, you will pass some residential properties (2 red brick semi detached properties and a thatched roof cottage).
- Turn left immediately after the thatched cottage onto Hundredhouse Lane.
- Drive along this lane for approximately 1.3 miles, the lane will turn into Ludley Hill after approximately 1 mile.
- After approximately 1.3 miles you will see a metal barrier gate on the left hand side of a corner in the road (point A on the plan below).
- This is the start of the wider woodland, please park here for visitors, ensuring you don’t block the main gate, and continue on foot.
- Walk past the gate and continue down the main track, keeping right at the junction (point B) until you reach the southwest boundary of Snouter wood which is marked by red paint on wooden posts (point C).
- The eastern boundary is the top of an earth bank with ditch, verge and council road beyond.
- The southwestern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwestern boundary is an occasional dilapidated fence and earth bank with verge and council road beyond.
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 ABC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- The whole woodland is covered by The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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.