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Hatch Wood - SOLD, West Sussex - 4 ¾ acres, £49,000

Hatch Wood - SOLD

Deep in the forest, Hatch Wood has a variety of tall trees and a delightful little stream, and is a good manageable size for a new owner. The wood is well drained, sloping gently on either side down towards the stream.

On the western side of the stream, there is an area predominantly of larch and birch. Oak, hazel, holly and mountain ash can also be found. By the ride stop entrance there is a lovely field maple. The larch would benefit from some thinning to allow light through to the soft mossy forest floor yielding some useful firewood. This would also encourage wild woodland flowers to grow. In the eastern side of Hatch Wood, as well as the Scots pine and sweet chestnut there are also several young oak, hazel, holly, birch, beech and ash. The Scots Pine were thinned in 2013 allowing the canopy to remain open and the trees to continue to mature. These widely spaced pines enable increased light to the woodland floor, encouraging the natural regeneration of the broadleaf understory.

Spotted Woodpecker and Marsh Tit have both recorded locally and buzzards have been spotted circling high above the woods. Wild flowers including foxgloves and ragged robin flourish along the sunlit eastern boundary. Hatch Wood has a lot to offer anyone looking to enjoy time outdoors, whether bird spotting, or enjoying bush craft and woodland management.

Hatch Wood is approximately 1.5 miles to the west of Arundel and easily accessible from the A27. Off the quiet country lane there are locked double metal gates at the main entrance to the woods. Good stoned tracks provide the right of way from the entrance to Hatch Wood. The ride stop entrance on the north side of Hatch Wood allows an owner to park their car within the wood itself. Just inside the main locked entrance gate, near the road, there is a generous timber stacking area shared with other owners.

Natural England designates Hatch Wood as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS). This land has been wooded since at least 1600AD. We are fortunate to have two useful studies on Tortington Woods which were undertaken by professionals. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which Tortington Wood 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 our Professional Adviser Prof. Julian Evans, author of “Getting started in a wood of your own”. The report does cover the wider area of Tortington Wood and again, advice is not compulsory.

Hatch Wood lies within the South Downs National Park, and is close to the villages of Tortington and Binstead, both of which have churches that can be traced back to the Norman period. The wood is less than 5 miles from the south coast beach at Climping. Within easy reach of the wood, although across a busy road, is the pub and hotel, ’The White Swan’.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Arundel, West Sussex
  • Size: 4 ¾ acres for sale


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OS Landranger: OS No 197
Grid ref: SU 996 069
Nearest post code: BN18 0UX




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