SOLD: Playters Wood £39,000 Freehold

  • Shaddingfield, Beccles, Suffolk
  • over 3 acres
  • East Anglia


Playters Wood forms part of a much larger woodland known as Titsall Wood. The woodland is set in a picturesque location to the west of the village of Shadingfield. Accessed from the highway via a stone farm track about one mile long, thus by the time you reach the wood you already feel detached from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Just inside the main wood an area has been created for owners to park at wet times of the year. In summer and dry winter periods you have full vehicle access to your wood. A new mesh system has been installed in the track to help it support vehicle use for most of the year and allowing you to drive right up to Playters Wood entrance.

The woodland is predominantly hornbeam coppice, it has been deemed such a good example of Suffolk hornbeam coppice it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and any future owner has the advantage of not only the protection this offers but free advice and guidance from Natural England. Adding variety are a number of ancient oaks and ash trees which are scattered throughout the woodland.

Open fields lie to the west ensuring the woodland is filled with light. On a sunny evening the low sun cascades through the canopy creating a wonderful dappled light display. The woodland edges offers vantage points in which to observe the many animals that share this wood. Dawn or dusk is the perfect time to sit quietly at the edge of the wood and watch the comings and goings of deer and hares.

A vast array of wildlife include woodcocks, pheasants, hares and deer share this habitat. Amazingly three species of deer were seen within the woodland in one day, chinese water deer, muntjac and fallow.

A woodland ride meanders away from the entrance and a bench has been placed to the side of the ride. This is a good place to stop and enjoy the peace and solitude this woodland offers. If you continue down to the wood edge you will find some fantastic ancient hornbeam trees on the boundary, some of these must be hundreds of years old.

The woodland is named after Thomas Playters who was given the local Estate after it was confiscated from the Soterley family due to the family's involvement in a rebellion led by the Earl of Warwick during the Wars of the Roses.

The nearby village of Shadingfield has an excellent farm shop and a number of pubs are within cycling distance.

Located about one hour's drive from both Ipswich and Norwich and being only a short drive from the town of Beccles the woodland is easily accessible offering anyone a perfect rural retreat from the hustle of modern day living.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Matt Marples


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.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by blue markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern and northern and eastern boundaries are marked with stakes. The western is the wood edge and ditch.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 156
  • Grid ref: TM 424 836
  • Nearest post code: NR34 8DF
  • GPS coordinates: 52.3975, 1.56297

Location map


  • From the centre of Beccles proceed south on the A145.
  • Pass through the village of Shaddingfield.
  • Go past the " Farm shop" on the left of the road.
  • After 300 metres turn right onto the concrete sugar beet pad by a sign saying North Green only.
  • Proceed along this track for just over a mile.
  • Turn right just after Wood Farm and follow this track towards the wood which is directly infront of you.
  • Follow the track around the woodland and just before a bridge turn right.
  • Park to the side of the metal gate with our www.woodlands.co.uk sign on it. Walk around the side of the gate.
  • Follow the track for 200 metres and turn right back up the hill for 200 metres.
  • Turn right at the crossroads and follow the track for just over 200 metres.
  • The wood entrance is in front of you.
  • If travelling from the A12 take the A145 from Blythburgh to Beccles.
  • Go through the village of Brampton and upon exiting the village you will see some farm buildings after a mile on the left.
  • 100 metres past the buildings take the track on the left and follow the directions as above.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode NR34 8DF is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

A tranquil and gently sloping classic hornbeam woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]