Chitcombe Wood, near Rye, East Sussex. 5.73 acres of beautiful mature broadleaves in a tranquil locale, 8.5 miles from Hastings. £98,000 (freehold) [#S2104]
Stunning Ancient Woodland with oak, hornbeam and birch in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with many recreational opportunities.
TN31 6HA (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point A): ///conceals.segmented.listings
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
- Entrance (point A): TQ 810 186
- Centre of wood: TQ 811 185
Located southwest of the village of Broad Oak, Chitcombe Wood is part of a larger forested area in rural East Sussex.
Situated on western sloping, rich loam over clay soils, the canopy consists of majestic oak standards (several of which are of superb quality), sweet chestnut, hornbeam, birch, ash, cherry and sporadic willow. A new woodland keeper could use some of the larger sweet chestnut coppice for fuel once seasoned. Within the shrub layer below you will find clusters of holly, hawthorn and hazel coppice along with younger hornbeam and birch. Once the warmer months of the year arrive, the ground layer becomes a colourful delight with Ancient Woodland indicators such as bluebell, wood anemones, herb-Robert, honeysuckle, dog’s mercury and primrose. Eagle fern and lady fern are also prolific in many places.
There is an interesting and relatively deep undulation in the southeastern corner, most likely a historic access route from days gone by. Towards the west is a ride underneath a power line that if cleared, could be a good area to hone one's bushcraft skills. Deer (roe, muntjac and fallow) are known to bask here in the sunshine.
Other woodland mammals here include badger, hare, wood mouse, fox and squirrel. Owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker, lesser redpoll and an array of harmonious songbirds make up the feathered population.
If It Were Mine
The scope to camp here on occasion is tempting; there are ample spots that would accommodate a tent, perhaps also a hammock or two. Some of the large chestnut would make fabulous logs for the stove.
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 400 metres you will pass under a power line and you will then see an unsurfaced ramp on the left just beyond, point A.
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic nor access.
- Walk up the bank and into the woodland.
- The northwestern boundary is the edge of the woodland with steep verge and council road beyond.
- The western boundary BC is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, CD follows the centre of the power line.
- The southwestern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
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 are no public right of way within this woodland.
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.