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Clarence Wood - SOLD, Kent - 8 ½ acres, £95,000

Clarence Wood - SOLD
Clarence Wood - SOLD
Kent

An attractive ancient woodland - a genuine hidden gem, tucked away from roads, varied and packed with features including a stream and two seasonal ponds.

Clarence Wood is a fantastically varied and interesting wood. There are several features which make the wood very special. Situated far from any roads it is incredibly quiet and peaceful. A stream runs though the north side of the wood, part of which is within the wood itself (and part of which lies on the boundary). This provides a constant water supply for birds and other wildlife. Two separate seasonal ponds, which are situated in the north of the wood, could be further dug out and improved.

There is an attractive glade at the entrance to Clarence Wood which provides somewhere to park, as well as an area for recreational and woodland activities. This would be a perfect spot for family camping around a campfire, or for learning bushcraft skills. The glade also provides a good butterfly habitat and is edged with foxgloves, thistles, and wildflowers.

From the south of the glade, a private walk track winds through the wood, passing by several bird boxes and bat boxes installed on trees. Deep inside Clarence Wood, far from any tracks and in a very private small clearing there is a hand-made bench. This is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the tranquillity. The woods attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of lesser spotted woodpeckers, pipits, spotted flycatchers, marsh tits and hawfinches in the area.

Clarence Wood is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Natural England designates the majority of the wood as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS). This means the land has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

Clarence Wood features 3 separate compartments. To the east there is an area of mixed broadleaf which was planted after the storms of 1987. Here there is oak, ash, wild cherry, beech, sweet chestnut, and birch. To the west of this area is a Scots pine plantation, which is about the same age. Furthest to the west is an area of Norway Spruce and Scots pine which is at least 60 years old. All compartments would benefit from some thinning in the coming years. This would allow the stronger trees to flourish and for more light to reach the forest floor. Other species found in the wood include mature hybrid poplars (found along the stream), hazel, field maple, sycamore, hawthorn, and holly. On the forest floor there are wild primrose, some stunning mature ferns, and small patches of bluebells.

Clarence Wood is easily accessible being approximately 500 meters from the A228. A concrete laid track leads from the A228 to the entrance of Horse Pasture Wood, in which Clarence Wood is found. It is worth noting that existing owners do not feel that the water treatment plant located here affects their enjoyment of the woods in any way. Beyond the locked single metal gate at the entrance to Horse Pasture Wood, a stoned track leads across a stream into the woods. Clarence Wood is approx. 200 meters down the main stoned track on the right. There is a public footpath to the south and a bridleway to the west of Clarence Wood (both just outside the boundaries).

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which Horse Pasture Wood (of which Clarence Wood is a small part) as a whole might be managed, but only you can know what you want to achieve and what your resources are. The Management Plan is not mandatory, but it is full of good advice, and a lot of background information which will certainly be interesting and useful. We also have a report from Prof. Julian Evans, author of “Getting Started in a Wood of Your Own”. The report covers the wider area of Horse Pasture Wood and again, advice is not compulsory. Please bear in mind that not everything in either of them applies to the particular area of Horse Pasture Wood which is Clarence Wood.

The town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is approximately 4.5 miles away. For those seeking adventure on water, a little further away (approximately 10 miles) is Bewl Water, which is the largest stretch of open water in the South East, offering fishing, cycling and boating.

Clarence Wood has recently been named after a type of horse-drawn vehicle.

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.

Details

  • Price: £95,000 Freehold
  • Location: Pembury, Kent
  • Size: 8 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 188
  • Grid ref: TQ 642 424
  • Nearest post code: TN2 4AG

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Clarence Wood is a fantastically varied and interesting wood. There are several features which make the wood very special. Situated far from any roads it is incredibly quiet and peaceful. A stream runs though the north side of the wood, part of which is within the wood itself (and part of which lies on the boundary). This provides a constant water supply for birds and other wildlife. Two separate seasonal ponds, which are situated in the north of the wood, could be further dug out and improved.

There is an attractive glade at the entrance to Clarence Wood which provides somewhere to park, as well as an area for recreational and woodland activities. This would be a perfect spot for family camping around a campfire, or for learning bushcraft skills. The glade also provides a good butterfly habitat and is edged with foxgloves, thistles, and wildflowers.

From the south of the glade, a private walk track winds through the wood, passing by several bird boxes and bat boxes installed on trees. Deep inside Clarence Wood, far from any tracks and in a very private small clearing there is a hand-made bench. This is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the tranquillity. The woods attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of lesser spotted woodpeckers, pipits, spotted flycatchers, marsh tits and hawfinches in the area.

Clarence Wood is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Natural England designates the majority of the wood as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS). This means the land has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

Clarence Wood features 3 separate compartments. To the east there is an area of mixed broadleaf which was planted after the storms of 1987. Here there is oak, ash, wild cherry, beech, sweet chestnut, and birch. To the west of this area is a Scots pine plantation, which is about the same age. Furthest to the west is an area of Norway Spruce and Scots pine which is at least 60 years old. All compartments would benefit from some thinning in the coming years. This would allow the stronger trees to flourish and for more light to reach the forest floor. Other species found in the wood include mature hybrid poplars (found along the stream), hazel, field maple, sycamore, hawthorn, and holly. On the forest floor there are wild primrose, some stunning mature ferns, and small patches of bluebells.

Clarence Wood is easily accessible being approximately 500 meters from the A228. A concrete laid track leads from the A228 to the entrance of Horse Pasture Wood, in which Clarence Wood is found. It is worth noting that existing owners do not feel that the water treatment plant located here affects their enjoyment of the woods in any way. Beyond the locked single metal gate at the entrance to Horse Pasture Wood, a stoned track leads across a stream into the woods. Clarence Wood is approx. 200 meters down the main stoned track on the right. There is a public footpath to the south and a bridleway to the west of Clarence Wood (both just outside the boundaries).

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which Horse Pasture Wood (of which Clarence Wood is a small part) as a whole might be managed, but only you can know what you want to achieve and what your resources are. The Management Plan is not mandatory, but it is full of good advice, and a lot of background information which will certainly be interesting and useful. We also have a report from Prof. Julian Evans, author of “Getting Started in a Wood of Your Own”. The report covers the wider area of Horse Pasture Wood and again, advice is not compulsory. Please bear in mind that not everything in either of them applies to the particular area of Horse Pasture Wood which is Clarence Wood.

The town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is approximately 4.5 miles away. For those seeking adventure on water, a little further away (approximately 10 miles) is Bewl Water, which is the largest stretch of open water in the South East, offering fishing, cycling and boating.

Clarence Wood has recently been named after a type of horse-drawn vehicle.

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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 188
Grid ref: TQ 642 424
Nearest post code: TN2 4AG

Maps

Directions

Please note, for satellite navigation, use the post code TN2 4AG. This will take you to within approx. ⅓ mile of Horse Pasture Wood as shown by the red dot on the map. Coordinates to the main entrance gate on the A228 are: N51.163829, E0.346891. To find the wood follow the instructions below.

  • From the A21 at Pembury go north along the A228 approximately 2.5 miles towards Paddock Wood.
  • The post code will take you to a turning leading to a property on the A228 which is to the south of the track off the A228 that leads to Horse Pasture Wood. Go past this turning and approximately 300 meters further along the A228 (past a second turning on the right with a sign for ‘Hawkwell Business Centre’) you will find a third turning on the right-hand side. There is a ‘Woodlands For Sale’ sign here. This is the concrete laid track that leads to the wood.
  • Park to the side outside the entrance gate so as not to block the gate. (This gate is not always closed but to avoid getting locked in, please leave your vehicle here. It is suggested if possible, to turn your vehicle around to enable you to turn back out onto the A228 OR alternatively please phone 07812 165081 for the combination number). Walk down the concrete track approximately 500 meters. You will come to a water treatment plant and a single locked metal gate straight ahead of you with a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on it.
  • Walk past the gate that is the entrance to the stoned track that leads to Clarence Wood. Walk approximately 400 meters down the track and you will find a ride stop on the right, together with the Clarence Wood sign – this is the entrance to Clarence Wood with its boundary marked in RED.
  • Sat Nav note: The post code TN2 4AG is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot which is further south along the A228.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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