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Cook Wood - SOLD, Kent - 4 ½ acres, £55,000

Cook Wood - SOLD
Cook Wood - SOLD
Kent

An Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland, Cook Wood is very manageable mixed broadleaf wood with mainly sweet chestnut coppice, some mature oaks, field maple, beech, hazel, birch, sycamore and a small area of red cedar.

Cook Wood is a mixed broadleaf wood, comprising mainly sweet chestnut coppice. This was last cut about twenty years ago and the canopy is again mature. It has the potential to be coppiced within the next 5-6 years. When seasoned the cut timber could be used as firewood in a wood-fired boiler to provide central heating. Or it could be used as timber that is rot-resistant and very strong for posts and rails. Coppicing or thinning the sweet chestnut bit by bit would create glades which would allow more sunlight through to the forest floor encouraging wildflowers to flourish. Cook Wood also contains mature oak standards, some mature sweet chestnut standards, field maple, hazel, sycamore, birch, beech and a small area of red cedar.

A private track runs the length of the wood within the eastern boundary and from here wonderful views over the adjoining fields can be enjoyed. Alongside the stoned track on the west side of Cook Wood there is a stretch of young growing coppice comprising sweet chestnut and hazel. This provides a natural habitat for insects and butterflies. Browns, whites, brimstones, gatekeepers, peacocks and red admirals have all been spotted in the woods.

According to Natural England Cook Wood is designated as an Ancient and Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW). This means it has been woodland since at least 1600AD. A small area of Cook Wood, alongside the road, is designated a Conservation Area along with some other roadside woodland outside of the boundary, and much of nearby Adisham village.

Cook Wood is easily accessible being situated approximately 7 miles south east of Canterbury and less than an hour’s drive from Junction 1 of the M25 or Sevenoaks. Good stoned tracks provide level access off the quiet country lane, and an owner will be able to park their car beside or within the wood. Cook Wood is a very manageable size and with the tracks offering good access on 3 sides, it provides an exciting opportunity to someone keen to re-establish an actively coppiced wood. An owner could also introduce other native broadleaves to increase the biodiversity Cook Wood offers.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These both cover Ileden Woods, of which Cook Wood is a part. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which lleden Wood might as a whole 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 our Professional Adviser Prof. Julian Evans, author of “Getting Started in a Wood of Your Own”. The report covers the wider area of Ileden Wood and again, advice is not compulsory. Please bear in mind that not everything in either of them applies to the particular area of lleden Wood which is Cook Wood.

The cathedral city of Canterbury is approximately 7 miles away and includes the stunning Westgate Gardens and also offers an opportunity to do some punting on the Great Stour. For those interested in wildlife, with over 400 animals, Howletts Wild Animal Park is well worth a visit and is within a 15-minute drive.

Cook Wood has recently been named after one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

The owner of Cook 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.

Details

  • Price: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, Kent
  • Size: 4 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 179
  • Grid ref: TR 211 534
  • Nearest post code: CT3 3LG

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with BLUE markings.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Cook Wood is a mixed broadleaf wood, comprising mainly sweet chestnut coppice. This was last cut about twenty years ago and the canopy is again mature. It has the potential to be coppiced within the next 5-6 years. When seasoned the cut timber could be used as firewood in a wood-fired boiler to provide central heating. Or it could be used as timber that is rot-resistant and very strong for posts and rails. Coppicing or thinning the sweet chestnut bit by bit would create glades which would allow more sunlight through to the forest floor encouraging wildflowers to flourish. Cook Wood also contains mature oak standards, some mature sweet chestnut standards, field maple, hazel, sycamore, birch, beech and a small area of red cedar.

A private track runs the length of the wood within the eastern boundary and from here wonderful views over the adjoining fields can be enjoyed. Alongside the stoned track on the west side of Cook Wood there is a stretch of young growing coppice comprising sweet chestnut and hazel. This provides a natural habitat for insects and butterflies. Browns, whites, brimstones, gatekeepers, peacocks and red admirals have all been spotted in the woods.

According to Natural England Cook Wood is designated as an Ancient and Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW). This means it has been woodland since at least 1600AD. A small area of Cook Wood, alongside the road, is designated a Conservation Area along with some other roadside woodland outside of the boundary, and much of nearby Adisham village.

Cook Wood is easily accessible being situated approximately 7 miles south east of Canterbury and less than an hour’s drive from Junction 1 of the M25 or Sevenoaks. Good stoned tracks provide level access off the quiet country lane, and an owner will be able to park their car beside or within the wood. Cook Wood is a very manageable size and with the tracks offering good access on 3 sides, it provides an exciting opportunity to someone keen to re-establish an actively coppiced wood. An owner could also introduce other native broadleaves to increase the biodiversity Cook Wood offers.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These both cover Ileden Woods, of which Cook Wood is a part. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which lleden Wood might as a whole 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 our Professional Adviser Prof. Julian Evans, author of “Getting Started in a Wood of Your Own”. The report covers the wider area of Ileden Wood and again, advice is not compulsory. Please bear in mind that not everything in either of them applies to the particular area of lleden Wood which is Cook Wood.

The cathedral city of Canterbury is approximately 7 miles away and includes the stunning Westgate Gardens and also offers an opportunity to do some punting on the Great Stour. For those interested in wildlife, with over 400 animals, Howletts Wild Animal Park is well worth a visit and is within a 15-minute drive.

Cook Wood has recently been named after one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

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

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 179
Grid ref: TR 211 534
Nearest post code: CT3 3LG

Maps

Directions

Directions: -

  • From Canterbury go south on the A2 Dover Road for about 4.5 miles and take the exit signposted Barham, Kingston and Bish‘b’rne.
  • At the bottom of the slip road turn left onto Coldharbour Lane, signposted Highland Court Farm. Continue straight on past Highland Court Farm on your left. The road narrows, continue straight on until the cross roads.
  • Cross straight over onto Woodlands Road. Follow the road round to the right past a locked single metal gate on the left and an old water tower also on the left, until you come to a set of locked double metal gates (also on the left) with a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign.
  • Park by these gates being careful to leave one side of the gates accessible.
  • Walk past the gates down the stoned track straight ahead. The entrance to Cook Wood is approx. 30 meters on the right where there is a ride stop entrance, together with the Cook Wood sign on your right and its boundary marked in BLUE.
  • Sat Nav note: The post code CT3 3LG is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot which is further east along Woodlands Lane.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with BLUE markings.

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