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Pitt Wood North - SOLD, Kent - About 39 acres, £325,000

Pitt Wood North - SOLD
Pitt Wood North - SOLD
Kent

A unique opportunity to own and manage a strongly commercial SSSI ancient woodland.

Pitt Wood North is a strongly commercial sweet chestnut coppice woodland. The wood could provide an owner the opportunity to sell timber into the growing biomass market, or alternatively to sell as standing chestnut. Additionally, the coppice would provide a good supply of fuel for personal heating requirements.

The whole of Pitt Wood North is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England. The description (citation) can be seen by clicking here. This describes some of the nature found in Pitt Wood North. The ground flora includes bluebells, wood anemone, yellow archangel, wood spurge, primrose and two nationally rare orchids, narrow-lipped helleborine and lady orchid also occur in this area.

Pitt Wood North offers a new owner the unique opportunity to act as a custodian to conserve the very special features of this woodland.

Trees

Natural England designates Pitt Wood North as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) meaning it has been woodland since at least 1600AD.

Pitt Wood North is mainly sweet chestnut coppice with mature oak standards and minor elements of mixed broadleaves throughout. The chestnut is in various stages of its lifecycle with some areas being ready for coppicing, other compartments to be coppiced in the future, and a small compartment noted as requiring ‘minimal intervention’ in the draft management plan. Other species found in Pitt Wood North include hornbeam, wild cherry, oak, ash, birch, hazel and field maple. The draft woodland management plan is available upon request.

Wildlife

Pitt Wood North attracts many birds – there are reports of buzzards, green and great spotted woodpeckers, nightingales, hawfinch, yellowhammers, redwings and sparrowhawks. The wood also provides a good butterfly habitat due to rotational open space and open rides.

Features

  • A strongly commercial sweet chestnut coppice woodland, with potential for tax efficient benefits
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • Ancient Woodland featuring woodbanks and many ancient woodland indicators

Access, tracks and footpaths

There are a number of tracks providing access for suitable forestry vehicles through Pitt Wood, some of which are public rights of way as indicated on the map.

Rights and covenants

The wood is sold with the sporting rights.

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.

Local area and history

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.

Details

  • Price: £325,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, Canterbury, Kent
  • Size: About 39 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 179
  • Grid ref: TR 220 532
  • Nearest post code: CT3 3LD

Boundaries:

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Local manager

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

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Description

Pitt Wood North is a strongly commercial sweet chestnut coppice woodland. The wood could provide an owner the opportunity to sell timber into the growing biomass market, or alternatively to sell as standing chestnut. Additionally, the coppice would provide a good supply of fuel for personal heating requirements.

The whole of Pitt Wood North is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England. The description (citation) can be seen by clicking here. This describes some of the nature found in Pitt Wood North. The ground flora includes bluebells, wood anemone, yellow archangel, wood spurge, primrose and two nationally rare orchids, narrow-lipped helleborine and lady orchid also occur in this area.

Pitt Wood North offers a new owner the unique opportunity to act as a custodian to conserve the very special features of this woodland.

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.

Trees

Natural England designates Pitt Wood North as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) meaning it has been woodland since at least 1600AD.

Pitt Wood North is mainly sweet chestnut coppice with mature oak standards and minor elements of mixed broadleaves throughout. The chestnut is in various stages of its lifecycle with some areas being ready for coppicing, other compartments to be coppiced in the future, and a small compartment noted as requiring ‘minimal intervention’ in the draft management plan. Other species found in Pitt Wood North include hornbeam, wild cherry, oak, ash, birch, hazel and field maple. The draft woodland management plan is available upon request.

Wildlife

Pitt Wood North attracts many birds – there are reports of buzzards, green and great spotted woodpeckers, nightingales, hawfinch, yellowhammers, redwings and sparrowhawks. The wood also provides a good butterfly habitat due to rotational open space and open rides.

Features

  • A strongly commercial sweet chestnut coppice woodland, with potential for tax efficient benefits
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • Ancient Woodland featuring woodbanks and many ancient woodland indicators

Access, tracks and footpaths

There are a number of tracks providing access for suitable forestry vehicles through Pitt Wood, some of which are public rights of way as indicated on the map.

Rights and covenants

The wood is sold with the sporting rights.

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.

Local area and history

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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 179
Grid ref: TR 220 532
Nearest post code: CT3 3LD

Maps

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 until you pass a water tower on your left. Continue straight on until the road takes a sharp turn to the left. At this point there are 2 options. For those with suitable 4x4 forestry vehicles continue straight on along the byway – it is possible to park at the main track entrance into Pitt Wood North (marked A on the wood map below). Please note the track is unsurfaced and parking to view the wood is at the viewer’s risk.
  • Alternatively, follow Woodlands Road round to the left and continue into the village of Adisham. Find somewhere suitable to park on The Street. The wood can then be accessed on foot via the public footpath leading from The Street to the wood. This is marked B on the wood map below.

Sat Nav note: The post code CT3 3LD is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

Boundaries:

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