Woodland For Sale

Knelle Tawny Wood, mature Ancient Woodland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near Rye in East Sussex. 15.74 acres available as a whole for £205,500 or in 2 lots from £67,500 (freehold) [#S2169]


Summary

Mature oak and chestnut woodland with hornbeam and useful storage sheds, in a very secluded location, north of Beckley and near to the river Rother.


County

East Sussex


Size

Lot 1: 5.13 acres (SOLD)
Lot 2: 10.61 acres
Whole: 15.74 acres

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Price

Lot 1: £67,500 (SOLD)
Lot 2: £138,000
Whole: £205,500


Nearest Postcode

TN31 6TT (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


What3Words

Roadside gate (point A): ///drumbeat.duty.universal

Centre of wood (lot 1): ///brotherly.hatter.tropic

Centre of wood (lot 2): ///backyards.sweetly.clothed


Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 189  

  • Roadside gate: TQ 865 255
  • Centre of wood (lot 1): TQ 856 256
  • Centre of wood (lot 2): TQ 858 255

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Description

Knelle Tawny Wood is a stunning ancient coppice woodland, surrounded on all sides by contiguous woodland or agricultural fields. The outstanding tranquillity of the whole area and the size of this beautiful mature woodland means that here one can feel remote from the outside world, which was of great appeal to the current owners and sure to be the same for the next custodians.

The woodland is lovely and flat with a canopy comprising mostly of hornbeam coppice with a significant amount of sweet chestnut now overstood – believed to be last managed at the time of an auction of coupes in a local Peasmarsh pub in the 1970s. There are a great many oak standards, as well as birch, aspen, ash, cherry, holly, and two stands of Scots pine, one of which is residence to a sett of badgers.

A number of significant marker species can be found throughout the woodland, including wood anemones, bluebells, red campion, dog’s mercury, and primrose. It is a rare visit here when you do not see deer, and less frequently seen are wild boar, but they clearly enjoy coming to scratch on the fallen Scots pine trunks when humans are absent. Resident tawny owls give their name to this wood, where the calls of little owls often punctuate otherwise peaceful nights. Buzzards can always be seen and heard circling and mewing high above on a blue-sky day, while in the understorey a riot of competing birdsong starts as early as February: among many species of birds, you will hear wren, robin, blackbird, blackcap, several species of tit, and even thrush, who all raise young here.

As well as seasonal streams passing through both areas of the woodland, the River Rother is not far away, and a walk along public rights of way across farmland to the northwest leads to a favourite wild swimming and picnic spot of the current owner.

Lot 1

Although the smaller of the two, this area of the woodland is for the most part largely untouched but offers a fairly uncluttered understorey. It could certainly provide a blank canvas woodland for a new owner keen on occasional overnights with a desire for  a ‘leave not trace’ policy. Bushcraft would be a delight here, with ample material to hand. Expansive rural views looking out northwest provide a lovely contrast to the woodland on a clear day.

Lot 2

This lot offers two small and one medium-sized useful sheds, erected on raised bases around a clearing in the woodland. Nearby, a very large heavy-duty tarpaulin is slung between the trees making a great all-weather base under which to gather round a firepit, or to sleep in the dry. In June you can while away sunny hours watching bumble bees visit the towering foxgloves in the clearing, which is also frequently visited by butterflies and dragonflies.

All in all, this is a magical spot that has perhaps remained so partially because access is by foot or requires 4WD via a long, shared, clay track. Internally there is vehicular access for both lots.


If It Were Mine

Either of the two woodlands could have a management plan drawn up, perhaps focusing on firewood and occasional selection of a stem for local markets. Timber could certainly be milled on site. Camping and bushcraft can be enjoyed in both lots as could an occasional BBQ. Trail cameras would be a must! 

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.

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Residential Planning Permission

You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.


Directions & Access

  • Head north from Rye on the A268 towards Peasmarsh.
  • Drive through Peasmarsh and head towards Four Oaks.
  • At Four Oaks, you will find a small roundabout in the middle of the village, drive straight over the roundabout and immediately turn right onto Hobbs Lane.
  • Drive down Hobbs Lane for approximately 1 mile until the road begins to turn sharply to the right (there will be a small brown tourist sign with a bunch of grapes on it), turn left here onto a small unnamed stone track.
  • Drive down this road for around 100 metres until you reach a galvanised steel gate on the left hand side with a Woods4Sale sign on (point A). Please find a safe place to park, not blocking any access and continue on foot.
  • Walk down the track for approximately 580 metres until you find 2 adjacent wooden bar gates, there should a white triangle on the left hand gate post (B).
  • For lot 1 - continue straight ahead for a further 250 metres then turn left (C) and continue, walking round a wooden bar gate shortly after. You will arrive at lot 1 after 100 metres (D), indicated by green paint on wooden posts either side of the track.
  • For lot 2 - Walk round the left hand gate (B) and continue down the track until you reach a wooden post in the ground with green paint on it, our Woods4Sale sign and a second white triangle, (on the right hand side of the track) (E), this is the start of lot 2 to the right.

Boundaries

Lot 1

  • The northeast boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts.
  • The southeast boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southwest boundary is southwestern edge of the track.
  • The northwest boundary is the edge of the woodland with agricultural fields beyond.

Lot 2

  • The northeast boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts.
  • The northwest boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The east boundary is western edge of the track.
  • The south and southwest boundary is the south and southwestern edge of the track.

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

Lot 1

  • There is a right of way for all times and all purposes over the track ABCD and JH.
  • A right of way is reserved over the track DJ and HG for other woodland beyond.
  • Maintenance of all rights of way is according to user.
  • There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

Lot 2

  • There is a right of way for all times and all purposes over the track ABEF.
  • A right of way is reserved over the track FG for other woodland beyond.
  • Maintenance of all rights of way is according to user.
  • There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

Fencing Liabilities

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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Note

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
Huxley
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Phone: 01248 364 362
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Company Number: 4657216.

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