Wrinkle and Gentle Wood, near Pease Pottage and Colgate, West Sussex. 2.88 acres of wonderful mature broadleaf woodland in a rural locale. £55,000 (freehold) [#S2167]
A blend of oak, ash and birch in a peaceful part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, 5 miles from Horsham, with recreational possibilities.
RH13 6HT (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point Y): ///trainer.blurts.ripen
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 198
- Roadside gate (Y): TQ 234 315
- Centre of wood: TQ 234 317
Located a short distance from the village of Colgate in rural West Sussex, Wrinkle and Gentle Wood forms part of a larger wooded area and is accessed through two locked gates, and along a track.
Situated among loamy clay soils on gentle northwestern facing slopes, the lofty woodland canopy consists largely of oak, ash, cherry, rowan, willow, birch and a smattering of beech. Also adding to the mix are a number of Scots pine stems, one of only three conifer species native to Great Britain. Emerging in the shrub layer is a montage of hawthorn, holly, field maple and hazel coppice; the latter is a good source of bushcraft material. The Forestry Commission thinning licence that is in situ until late 2025 could offer scope to a new owner to yield some of the ash for fuel. Spring and summer bring colour to the ground layer with bluebells, wood anemones, primrose and herb Robert.
A lovely broad picnic table with benches either side invites some lovely opportunities for picnics with family and friends. A composting loo also enhances the prospect of overnight stays during the warmer times of the year. A few paths criss cross throughout the woodland, perfect for inquisitive young explorers.
Regular feathered guests who relish in the peacefulness of this woodland include tawny owl, green woodpecker, coal tit, pied wagtail and numerous warbling songbirds. A range of woodland mammals have been spotted including muntjac and roe deer, badger, fox, hare and wood mouse.
If It Were Mine
This is a superb spot to relax with the family, perhaps teaching the young some simple forestry skills and about woodland life. Enhancing the paths through the wood and creating a clearing with a bench or two would be nice near the fenced boundary. Milling a Scots pine for a multitude of uses would also feature in my plans.
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 junction 11 of the M23, head towards Pease Pottage along Brighton Road.
- Cross over the first roundabout with the new housing development on the left and take the third exit towards Pease Pottage at the second roundabout.
- Continue through Pease Pottage along Horsham Road passing The Black Swan pub and then the entrance to ‘Lighthouse Systems’ with a low brick wall on the right.
- After 0.6 miles and shortly after ‘Lighthouse Systems’, turn left opposite the entrance to Cottesmore School, sign posted towards Blackhouse Farm.
- Continue along Grouse Road passing the Grouselands Estate entrance and Pear Tree Business Centre.
- After 1.2 miles fork right at the post box onto Woodlands Lane (point X on the plan below).
- Continue for 400 metres and you will see the access to a stone track on the right and public footpath sign with a blue cross on a tree (point Y).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic nor the entrance to the track (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Continue along the track for 25 metres and climb over the steel gate, just beyond the small kissing gate into the adjacent field.
- Continue along and down the track with larch woodland on the left.
- After 95 metres you will arrive at a steel gate into paddocks on the left and a second steel gate ahead of you into woodland (point A).
- Climb over the gate ahead of you and continue into the woodland.
- After 65 metres turn right at the green mesh fencing onto the unsurfaced track (point B) and continue through the woodland.
- After 75 metres you will arrive at Wrinkle and Gentle Wood on the right where the green mesh fencing stops, indicated by green, blue and pink paint on a wooden post and our Woods4Sale sign (point C).
- The northwest boundary CD is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northeast boundary DE is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The east boundary EF is the inside edge of the public footpath indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary FG is the barbed wire fence with fields beyond.
- The southwest boundary GC is indicated by pink 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 rights of way within this woodland.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XYABCD.
- 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)
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.