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Franklin Wood - SOLD, Kent - 5 ¼ acres, £55,000

Franklin Wood - SOLD

With exclusive access directly off the quiet country lane, Franklin Wood is very special. The wood also benefits from views across open fields and a level private track along its full length. The wood is easily accessible, a few miles away from the A2, and approximately 7 miles south east of Canterbury. It is less than an hour’s drive from the M25.

Franklin Wood is mainly hazel and chestnut coppice. Upon closer inspection, a much broader range of species can be found flourishing in the wood; field maple along the boundary by the field, wild cherry, many fine oaks as well as some ash, sycamore and birch. Additionally, there is hawthorn, willow, spindle tree and a crab-apple. Most of the chestnut was last cut nineteen to twenty years ago. It could be cut again, and when seasoned used as firewood in a wood-fired boiler to provide your central heating. Or it could be used as timber that is rot-resistant, and very strong.

The boundary on the east side of the wood alongside the track includes a stretch of young growing coppice with small open spaces. This has created a good natural butterfly habitat in places and many varieties can be seen, including common blue, green hairstreak, red admiral, wood brown, meadow brown and brimstone. A diverse range of wildflowers also thrive in this area including teasel and willow herb, and the forest floor is abundant with bluebells in the spring. The woods here at Ileden also attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of green and great spotted woodpecker.

Natural England designates Franklin Wood as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW). This means it has been woodland since at least 1600AD. A small area of Franklin 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. With such a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife Franklin Wood offers a lot to those looking to enjoy the outdoors and learn about ancient woodland.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These are both overall of Ileden Woods, of which Franklin Wood is a small 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 Franklin 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.

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

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: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, Kent
  • Size: 5 ¼ acres for sale


The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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OS Landranger: OS No 179
Grid ref: TR 209 534
Nearest post code: CT3 3LG




The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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