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Sledge Wood, Kent - 6 ½ acres, £75,000

Sledge Wood

About a kilometre from the entrance off the road, and without any public footpaths, Sledge Wood is peaceful and very private. The shared track along the south side of the wood is wide and grassy, allowing the sunshine to pour into the wood and encourage spring flowers like wood anemones, bluebells, bracken, ferns and bramble, and the self-seeded native trees that are springing up amongst the chestnut and birch coppice. The ground slopes gently down from this side, as the woodland extends almost to the seasonal stream on the far side. Towards the banks of the stream there are ash, hazel, alder, birch, oak and hornbeam.

This woodland has been well managed for many years, leaving it with the potential to supply various kinds of firewood, fence posts, and other timber in small quantities as required. Although Sledge Wood has a couple of open areas, in general it has a very secluded feel to it. We have installed a seat in Sledge Wood in a location where there is a good chance of you catching some sunlight, and of glimpsing some of the wildlife that abounds there. There is a ride-stop on the south side of the wood, with space to pull a vehicle or two in off the track

This wood is part of Hammer and Copden Woods, officially recognised by the Forestry Commission as PAWS (Planting on an Ancient Woodland Site), and for which we have a report from our Professional Adviser Prof. Julian Evans. This land has been wooded for centuries, so in the seed bed there are probably many wild flowers and mosses from former times which will often pop up if any direct sunlight reaches them.

Just inside the locked entrance gate, near the road, there is a generous timber store and parking area, shared with other owners, with stone and grassy tracks, leading to the start of Sledge Wood.

Nearby is the village of Sissinghurst and Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, both well worth a visit.

The owner of Sledge Wood will have vehicle rights of way along the tracks on the map marked in green,

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

  • Price: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: near Sissinghurst, Kent
  • Size: 6 ½ acres for sale

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with orange markings.

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Local manager

ruthandjames Ruth and James Feltham
07812 165081
ruthandjames@woodlands.co.uk

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How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do also remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 188
Grid ref: TQ 824 377
Nearest post code: TN27 8HE

Maps

Directions

• From the A21 take the A262 east, going through Goudhurst.

• At the roundabout junction of the A262, and the A 229, continue on the A262 and go through Sissinghurst.

• About 1 mile from Sissinghurst you will reach a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on a track entrance to your right.

• Go down this track, which is also a public footpath, slowly.

• Park near the wooden gate entrance to the wood. (There are several young cats about so please take care.)

Please do not block the gate or park directly in front of a caravan there. The occupant of the caravan lived in that spot for over 50 years. She keeps a lot of pets, including a flock of domestic cats. We are happy to be able to let her use the site, but she is in no way connected to Woodlands.co.uk.

• Go around the gate, and take the track that forks left (keeping an old shed on your right hand side)

• Walk for about 300 meters along a stoned track to a bridge across a stream.

• Walk across the bridge (take care as this can be a fast running stream at times)

• Go along the stoned track for 250 meters, until it forks.

• Keep going ahead on the right fork along the main stoned track for a further 400 meters, and at the T junction turn right.

• Go a further 80 meters and Sledge Wood will be on your left with orange markings.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with orange markings.

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