Powdermill Wood, near Rye, East Sussex. 7.46 acres of beautiful Ancient Woodland in a very peaceful location, 8.5 miles from Hastings. £125,000 (freehold) [#S1923]
A stunning mixed woodland with oak, hornbeam and birch in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with numerous opportunities.
TN31 6HA (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point A): ///aced.hoops.mothering
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
- Roadside gate: TQ 809 185
- Centre of wood: TQ 810 182
Powdermill Wood is located a short distance southwest of the village of Broad Oak in tranquil rural East Sussex and is part of a larger gated woodland accessed along a track.
Situated on gently sloping loamy and clayey soils, its mature canopy comprises majestic oak standards, sweet chestnut, hornbeam, birch, ash, cherry and willow. Within its shrub layer you will come across lush clumps of holly, younger hornbeam and birch; the younger hornbeam and birch could provide a stock of seasoned logs for a new custodian. Come spring and summer Ancient Woodland indicators comprise bluebells, wood anemones, herb-robert, honeysuckle, dog’s mercury and primrose. Eagle fern and lady fern are also prolific in some areas.
Close to the southeastern boundary is a long shallow undulation that was most likely a historic access route from bygone days; other undulations can be found throughout the woodland. Towards the west are open rides that could offer a perfect spot to hone bushcraft skills if cleared. Deer (roe, muntjac and fallow) can often be seen basking here in the sun. Far reaching farmland views are enjoyed from the southeast and southwest boundaries - a real tonic to just quietly sit and look out.
Other mammals include badger, hare, wood mouse, fox and squirrel. Feathered visitors include owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker, lesser redpoll and many congenial songsters.
If It Were Mine
I would consider selecting an oak to fell and mill onsite - the upper branches of the tree would be used for fuel with the stem earmarked for projects such as furniture, flooring or cleft fencing. I might also think about having a go at making charcoal using the hornbeam, and I would certainly be enjoying the tranquillity of this wood with some overnight camping trips.
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 crossroads at Broad Oak, travel south on the A28 (King Wood Hill) towards Hastings.
- After approximately 0.7 miles continue into the hamlet of Cackle Street passing Country Cuts Barbers on the left and My Mobility Vehicles either side of the road.
- As the road bears left (approximately 120 metres beyond ‘My Mobility Vehicles’) take the turning on the right onto Pottery Lane sign posted for ‘Narrow Road’.
- Continue along Pottery Lane (which becomes Brede Lane) and after 715 metres you will see our Woods4Sale sign ahead of you on a tree with a blue X below it along with a recently installed steel gate (point X on the plan below).
- Continue down the lane with woodland either side.
- After 630 metres you will arrive at a pull-in on the left and a second recently installed steel gate and another Woods4Sale sign (point A).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic nor access points.
- Climb over the gate and continue along the track (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings).
- After 240 metres you will pass under an overhead powerline and tarrice at a wooden post and a tree on the left marked with blue paint (point B), the woodland is to the right of the track from here.
- The northeastern boundary BC is the outside edge of the track indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees that may be offset by a short distance, CD is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeastern boundary DE is the edge of the woodland, indicated by an occasional earth bund and agricultural fence with farmland beyond.
- The southwestern boundary EFG is the edge of the woodland indicated by the top of an earth bank, occasional post and rail fence and agricultural fence with farmland beyond.
- The northwestern boundary GB follows the route of the larger overhead powerline.
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 for all times and all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the neighbouring woodland.
- There is a public footpath toward the south of the woodland (indicated by a yellow dotted line on the plan).
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
An application has been made for a public right of way through the woodland, but this has not yet been reviewed by the local authorities (please click on the link below for more information).
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights
The electricity company have retained a right to enter onto the land with or without vehicles and equipment to maintain and inspect the powerlines and land below and to fell, coppice or lop trees that obstruct and interfere with the power lines.
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.