Cackle Wood, near Rye, East Sussex. 5.34 acres of delightful Ancient Woodland in a rural locale, 8.5 miles from Hastings. £96,000 (freehold) [#S1991]
An enchanting broadleaf woodland comprising 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 810 185
Cackle Wood is part of a larger tranquil woodland in rural East Sussex, and is a short distance from the village of Broad Oak, with its pub, bakery and convenience store. Access into the woodland is through a gate and along a track.
Located mostly on westerly facing sloping loamy clay soils, its mature canopy comprises majestic oak standards, sweet chestnut, hornbeam, birch, ash, cherry and the sporadic willow. Within the shrub layer below you will notice clusters of lush holly, hazel coppice, younger hornbeam and birch; the hornbeam and birch make good fuel for the hearth. When spring and summer arrive the ground layer is awash with Ancient Woodland indicators that include bluebells, wood anemones, herb-Robert, honeysuckle, dog’s mercury and primrose. Eagle fern and lady fern are also prolific here.
Many areas throughout this woodland would be ideally suited for bushcraft, star gazing and camping. A weekend forester would also be able to yield a stem of oak for a multitude of uses - joinery and furniture come to mind. This could be milled on site once felled.
There is a grassy ride beneath a power line to the east where deer (roe, muntjac and fallow) are often spotted basking in the sun. Other mammals known to inhabit the area include 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
Beehives would likely work well here, perhaps toward the east of the woodland were it is more open. I would definitely arrange overnight stays with the family, perhaps using an old parachute between trees as a shelter to create an open-air camp! Fuel gathering for a small campfire and my log burner at home would certainly be high on the list.
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 left of the track.
- The western boundary AB is the eastern edge of the track indicated by white paint on occasional trees and wooden posts which may be offset by a short distance.
- The southeastern boundary BC follows the centre of the powerline, CD is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwestern boundary DA is the edge of the woodland with steep verge and council road beyond.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- There are no public rights of way within this 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.