Stockland Wood, near Rye, East Sussex. 6.29 acres of wonderful Ancient Woodland in a tranquil area, 8.5 miles from Hastings. £113,000 (freehold) [#S1971]
A delightful broadleaf woodland with oak, hornbeam and birch within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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 (point A): TQ 809 185
- Centre of wood: TQ 809 183
Located a short distance southwest of the village of Broad Oak, Stockland Wood is part of a peaceful wider woodland in rural East Sussex and is accessed along a track.
Situated amongst gently sloping loam over clay soils, the mature canopy includes majestic oak standards, sweet chestnut, hornbeam, birch, ash, cherry and the occasional willow. Within the shrub layer below you will discover clumps of holly, hazel coppice, younger hornbeam and birch; the latter two of which could provide a useful source of fuel. During warmer times of the year Ancient Woodland indicators include ribbons of bluebells, wood anemones, herb-Robert, honeysuckle, dog’s mercury and primrose. Eagle fern and lady fern are also rich in many areas.
Towards the south and southwestern boundary are open rides that would make an ideal spot to hone one’s bushcraft skills once cleared. Deer (roe, muntjac and fallow) can often be spotted basking here in the sun. Far reaching farmland views are enjoyed from the eastern boundary – an ideal location to perhaps set up a hammock and relax!
Other mammals known to inhabit the area include wild boar, badger, hare, wood mouse, fox and squirrel. Feathered guests include owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker, lesser redpoll and countless warbling songbirds.
If It Were Mine
Some of the hornbeam could be extracted for the log burner at home. With the appropriate permissions in place, I would think about a simple structure to season logs and store some tools. Birdboxes on trees would further enhance the abundant birdlife here. A hobby apiarist might like to install a hive or two amongst the trees.
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 signposted ‘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 (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and the woodland is to the right of the track.
- The eastern boundary AB is the outside edge of the track indicated by white paint on occasional trees and wooden posts which may be offset by a short distance.
- The south-eastern boundary BC follows the centre of the powerline.
- The western boundary CD is the edge of the woodland with occasional fencing and agricultural fields beyond.
- The short northwestern boundary DA is the top of the 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
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB for the benefit of the neighbouring and other woodlands beyond.
- There is a short section of public footpath towards the southern point on the woodland.
- 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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.