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Fredelig Copse, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 2.15 acres of beautiful conifer woodland with many recreational possibilities, 40 miles from London £35,000 (freehold) [#S2183]


A secluded woodland containing Norway spruce and mixed broadleaves, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 miles from Crowborough.


East Sussex


2.15 acres




£35,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

TN6 1XE (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


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Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188  

  • Roadside gate: TQ 485 319 
  • Centre of wood: TQ 496 313


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Situated a short distance from Ashdown Forest, Fredelig Copse forms part of a much wider forested area known as Cow Field, lying 2 miles west from the town of Crowborough. Access is via a series of gates and tracks.  

Located on gentle north facing slopes amongst loamy clay soils, its lofty mature canopy principally comprises Norway spruce, a popular species often grown for Christmas trees, but not usually as large as those seen in Fredelig Copse! Other species found here include Scots pine, birch, oak, hazel coppice, and ash. These are mostly situated towards the east and can be found at varying heights in the woodland’s shrub layer. A new custodian could consider a few of the birch for a modest stock of logs if so required. There are a number of openings within the woodland, that if cleared would make good spots to hone bushcraft skills, or perhaps for felling and milling a spruce or two on-site - the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place until 2027 should facilitate this.  Clumps of foxglove, primrose and ferns decorate the ground layer, looking particularly colourful during the warmer months.

A variety of feathered guests such as kestrel, yellowhammer, woodpecker, and numerous acoustic songsters enjoy this peaceful location. Many woodland creatures also take sanctuary here; deer (roe and muntjac), badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been spotted.

If It Were Mine

I would certainly enhance my craft skills here; it is a pretty peaceful location to do so and a rather inspiring place to boot. I would think about using a few of the broadleaves for fuel, perhaps with a view to establishing some management objectives to replant in order to sustain a future log supply. Camping 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.


Residential Planning Permission

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

Directions & Access

  • Heading north from the A26 crossroads in the centre of Crowborough, take the fork left almost immediately after onto St John’s Road towards The Horder Centre A & E and St John’s Church. 
  • Continue along St John’s Road passing the entrance to The Horder Centre on the left and passing between two Ashdown Forest 40 mph signs. 
  • After 1.8 miles turn sharply left onto the B2188 at the forked junction, towards Maresfield, Uckfield and Lewis. 
  • Continue southwest along the B2188 for one mile and you will see a steel gate on the left and some large white arrows on tree logs (point Z on the plan below) with a secondary steel gate just beyond. 
  • Please park in a safe and suitable place taking care not to obstruct traffic nor the access gates. 
  • Continue through the gates (if locked, please climb over the gates, sorry we do not provide keys or codes for viewings) and you will arrive at two more steel gates next to a large wood chipping storage barn ahead (point P). 
  • Continue through the gates (if locked, please climb over the gates, sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and past the barn and through the stacks of timber. 
  • After 340 metres, continue down the hard track through the wider forest. 
  • After 0.8 miles, turn left and cross over the stone bridge (point Y). 
  • Continue up and along the track for 350 metres and you will arrive at a fork junction in the track (point X). 
  • There is another track that spurs left into woodland with a wooden five bar gate and some post and rail fencing set back, with a Woods4Sale sign on a tree and red triangle below it to the right (point A). 
  • Walk through the smaller gate closing it behind you, and you will arrive within Fredelig Copse on the right.


  • The northeast boundary AB is the outside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
  • The east boundary BC is the outside edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
  • The south boundary CD is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The west boundary DE is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, AE is the fence.

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 for all times and all purposes over the route WXYZ and XA.
  • A right of way is reserved along ABC for the benefit of woodland beyond.
  • There are no public rights of way in 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.

Other Liabilities

The new owner of the woodland must sign a deed to agree to pay a share of the cost to maintain the track between Z and P to the Conservators of Ashdown Forest from January 2025 onwards. This currently works out at £111.24 subject to retail price index increases.

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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Company Number: 4657216.

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