Monks Wood North, Okewood Hill, near Horsham, West Sussex. 4.59 acres of mixed conifer and broadleaves in a rural setting. £82,500 (freehold) [#S2033]
A lovely variety of Norway spruce, oak and hornbeam with rural views and recreational possibilities.
RH5 5PZ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
- Roadside gate (point V): TQ 126 364
- Centre of wood: TQ 127 359
Part of a larger gated woodland, Monks Wood North is a short distance from the quaint hamlet of Okewood Hill in rural West Sussex and could be the ideal purchase for a hobby forester.
Located over loamy clay soils, the topology is for the most part largely level with gentle slopes towards the southwestern area of the woodland. The mature canopy primarily comprises of Norway spruce, roughly planted in the early 1970s. There is a blend of broadleaves dotted in and around the spruce, these include oak standards (a number of which are of superb quality), hornbeam, ash, birch and field maple. In the shrub layer below you will find hazel coppice, holly and hawthorn - the hazel coppice could provide a number of uses such as thumb sticks, fencing hurdles and bushcraft material. Come spring and summer, the ground layer is brought to life with woodland flora including primrose, foxglove, snowdrop, blackberry and rushes.
There is a useful track and ride leading to the northeastern corner that could be used for light woodland management or firewood extraction. A number of areas also offer the potential for stargazing and camping with friends and family. Countryside views are enjoyed from the eastern boundary, providing a lovely outlook on a clear day.
The woodland is residence to mammals including deer (roe and muntjac), common pipistrelle, fox, badger and hare. Feathered visitors including little owl, rook, long-tailed tit and many warbling songbirds are known to be present in the area.
If It Were Mine
I would give some consideration to removing a few of the larger spruce - these could provide timber for a small-scale construction project - a log and tool store come to mind. Having done this, the resulting openings in the canopy will further enhance the growth of the broadleaves. I would maybe plant some oak leaving a long-term legacy for the future.
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 A24 roundabout at Beare Green, take the exit for the A29 south towards Bognor Regis and Ockley.
- Continue along the A29 passing through the village of Ockley.
- After 4.2 miles, turn right sign posted for Oakwoodhill, Walliswood also following the black sign for Ewhurst Brickworks, onto Okewood Hill road.
- Continue along Okewood Hill road and into the hamlet of Okewood Hill, passing a red phone box and The Punchbowl Inn pub with the cricket green opposite the pub.
- Continue along Honeywood Lane passing the timber cricket pavilion on the left.
- Shortly after leaving the hamlet, you will pass ‘Monks Tower’ on the left, 185 metres beyond this you will arrive at a turning on the left for Monks Farm that also forks off into two directions (point V on the plan below), opposite a post box.
- Take the fork to the right through the hedge that passes the red brick lodge gate house.
- Continue along the track through the woodland and rhododendron, passing a 5mph sign with a bird box on the top of it and the access for HJB Woodlands Honeywood shortly after.
- One hundred and fifteen metres beyond the HJB Woodlands Honeywood access, the track forks left through a steel gate (point W).
- Please park in a suitable location not obstructing any access nor the track.
- Please climb over the gate and continue along the track, bearing left at the timber shed and following the track down the hill.
- A further 295 metres after the timber shed you will arrive at a pair of steel gates ahead either side of a public bridleway, climb over the first and then the second (point A), then you have arrived within Monks Wood North, indicated by our Woods4Sale sign on a tree.
- The northern boundary is the northern edge of the ride.
- The eastern boundary is the western bank of the shallow ditch.
- The southern boundary is indicated by a low earth bund, indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The western boundary is the top of the brash lined earth bank with the bridleway 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 for all times and all purposes over the route VWA.
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB for the benefit of the woodland to the south.
- 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.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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)
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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.