Fallow Wood, mixed species woodland with a cabin, near Netherfield, East Sussex, 8.51 acres for £140,000 (freehold) [#F2157]
A woodland comprising mature oak with larch, western hemlock and Norway spruce, a useful cabin and adjacent to a stream with good access in a quiet location, not far from Battle and Hastings.
TN33 9QL (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
- Roadside gate: TQ 696 190
- Centre of wood: TQ 701 191
Fallow Wood is a delightful woodland in a very quiet and secluded location near the village of Netherfield in Rother, East Sussex. The woodland is found to the west of the village, just to the north of Darwell Hill. and benefits from two access points, each with a track made up of a mixture of stone and hard packed earth which should provide year-round access (dependent on the vehicle type).
This woodland is a good mix of conifer species, planted as a commercial crop, along with a lovely mix of broadleaves that should tick boxes for a lot of people. The broadleaves are mostly mature oak (with some incredible old trees dotted throughout that look like they must be in excess of 250 years!), silver birch, ash, sycamore, field maple, holly and the occasional hawthorn too and these can be mostly found in the eastern part of the woodland. The conifers are grouped in two main blocks, one consists of larch and the other western hemlock, both of these areas were planted as a commercial investment and have been managed well so will produce a nice amount of timber income when they are felled. There is a small area of very mature western red cedar just off the main track to the north, and these are probably remnants of trees that grew here before the current species.
A small cabin with a covered decking area was built over ten years ago by the current owner for tool storage and as a wet weather shelter. This can be found nestled in amongst the mature oak trees in the eastern part of the woodland and is a lovely feature sure to be a useful bonus for future owners.
There is a mixture of plants found growing throughout the wood, of note are the bluebells in springtime under the oak trees which are a real sight to behold. The woodland is also home to a wide variety of animals, including some shy deer, grey squirrels, badgers, foxes and a wide variety of birds.
In summary, this is a wonderful woodland that offers future owners a variety of potential uses, for both amenity and commercial use. It is found nestled in the middle of a wider wooded area and is incredibly quiet and a lovely place to escape the daily grind!
If It Were Mine
The western hemlock is of an age that it could be felled in its entirety, producing a small amount of tax free income. The larch has been thinned in recent years and is probably not quite at an age nor size that it needs felling but if needed could also be felled, this would then provide an opportunity for a new owner to have a significant impact on the species growing here, opting to continue with conifers or change to broadleaves.
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
- Head north from the centre of Battle along the A2100, London Road.
- After a short distance of no more than a few hundred metres, turn left on Netherfield Road (there should be a brown tourist sign for Battle Golf Club).
- Drive along this road to Netherfield, approximately 3 miles.
- At the T junction in Netherfield, turn right onto Battle Road and continue along this road for a further 0.5 mile.
- Shortly after Netherfield, you will start driving downhill and at the bottom of the road immediately before you reach a crossroad, you will see a woodland entrance on the right hand side, a layby and a large Woods4Sale sign (point A on the plan).
- Please park in the layby and climb over the gate (unfortunately keys cannot be provided for viewing purposes).
- Walk down the track without deviation until you reach the western edge of the woodland where there is a Woods4Sale sign (point B).
- The southwest and southeast boundaries are marked with red paint on trees.
- The south boundary is mostly the inside edge of the stream and a shorter area towards the south east corner is indicated by red paint on trees.
- The northwest, north and east boundaries are the inside edge of the track.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The rights to mines and minerals are excluded from the sale.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route ABC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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.