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Goldspur Copse, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 2.1 acres of peaceful Ancient Woodland with many recreational possibilities, 9 miles from Hastings. £40,000 (freehold) [#S2080]


A delightful blend of oak, poplar and hornbeam in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 20 miles south of Royal Tunbridge Wells.


East Sussex


2.1 acres




£40,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

TN32 5SH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Point (A): ///stardom.gown.artichoke

Centre of woodland: ///composers.packets.scratches

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199

  • Roadside gate: TQ 772 220
  • Centre of wood: TQ 769 219


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Goldspur Copse is situated 5.5 miles southeast from the pretty village of Robertsbridge in rural East Sussex. Access is via a locked gate and along a track.

Located over gentle south facing slopes amongst loamy clays, the lofty canopy comprises majestic oak, sweet chestnut, ash, hornbeam and birch.  Poplar is also present, it is a fast-growing broadleaf species with a timber known to have a high moisture content, making it a good material for flooring around the hearth.

A new custodian could select some of the hornbeam for logs to fuel the burner at home once seasoned. (A Forestry Commission thinning licence is in place until late 2030.) Hazel coppice, holly and hawthorn occupy the shrub layer. During spring and summer the ground layer is a tableau of Ancient Woodland indicators including ribbons of bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, enchanter's nightshade, fragrant honeysuckle and you cannot help but notice the distinctive aroma of wild garlic.

The current owner has enjoyed camping towards the south of the woodland on the level ground close to a meandering stream, a lovely location for this.  Part of the eastern boundary is flanked by a seasonal stream.

Deer (muntjac, roe and fallow), wood mouse, badger, fox and hare make up the mammal inhabitants. Feathered frequenters such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and numerous harmonious songsters delight in the peaceful setting.

If It Were Mine

Making batches of wild garlic pesto is a must, there’s plenty to hand. Camping here in the warmer months would be perfect with perhaps a story or two before bedtime round a responsible fire. I would consider setting up a trail camera to observe wildlife – it is amazing to look at the creatures who call a woodland their home when no humans present!  

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 Hastings, drive north along the A21 passing Claremont Prep School on the right.
  • After 5 miles turn right at Blackbrooks Garden Centre onto the B2244, sign posted towards Sedlescombe and Hawkhurst.
  • Continue through the village of Sedlescombe along the B2244 passing Sedlescombe Sawmills and Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard.
  • After 2.7 miles, continue along the B2244 towards Hawkhurst and Maidstone, passing under a narrow bridge in the hamlet of Cripps Corner.
  • 0.6 miles after the narrow bridge and passing a Woods4Sale sign, there is a woodland access track on the left set back down a slope (point on the plan below), and a blue X on a tree (across the road from a residential driveway with low red brick walls either side).
  • Please park in a safe place off the road neither obstructing highway traffic nor any access point or the gate into the woodland.
  • Climb the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track.
  • After 125 metres, turn left at the fork (point B) almost opposite a locked steel gate and continue down the track. 
  • After 215 metres you will arrive at the woodland ahead on (point C), indicated by yellow paint on a wooden posts and trees.


  • The eastern boundary is in part indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees and the centre of the seasonal stream.
  • The western boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The northern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southern boundary is the northern bank of the stream.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

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 all purposes over the route ABC.
  • 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.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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.

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Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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