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Reef Wood - SOLD, West Sussex - 7 ¼ acres, £79,000

Reef Wood - SOLD
Reef Wood - SOLD
West Sussex

Featuring a delightful stream, Reef Wood has the most diversity found in an Ancient Planted Woodland that an owner could possibly wish for.

Featuring a delightful stream, Reef Wood is well drained (sloping gently down towards the stream). To the west of the stream there is predominantly Japanese larch with an understory of birch and other mixed broadleaves. An ancient woodbank forms the boundary along the west of Reef Wood and here beech, holly, sweet chestnut, oak, yew and hazel can be found. The larch would benefit from some thinning to allow light through to the soft mossy forest floor. This would encourage more wild woodland flowers to grow.

To the east of the stream there is predominantly Scots pine which was last thinned in 2013. The canopy remains open and the trees continue to mature, these will not require thinning for approximately 8 - 10 years. These widely spaced pines encourage the natural regeneration of the broadleaf understory comprising mainly Sweet chestnut. A second ancient woodbank runs across the wood from the south west to the north east and along this bank there is hazel and holly. Reef Wood has the most diversity found in an Ancient Planted Woodland that an owner could possibly wish for.

Spotted Woodpecker and Marsh Tit have both recorded locally, as well as dormice. Buzzards have also been spotted circling high above the woods. Reef Wood provides the opportunity for plenty of diverse activities for those looking to enjoy nature, whether bird or butterfly spotting, or enjoying woodland management.

Reef Wood falls within the boundary of the South Downs National Park. It is approximately 1.5 miles to the west of Arundel and easily accessible from the A27. Off the quiet country lane there is a single locked metal gate leading to the entrance to Reef Wood. The ride stop entrance on the east side of Reef Wood allows an owner to park their car within the wood itself.

There is a public footpath to the east and north of Reef Wood (outside the boundary). This provides good access by foot to the north west of the wood. A private track to the south of the wood (which will be shared with the wood to the south) provides access suitable for 4x4 to the south west of the wood to where the stream cuts across.

Natural England designates Reef 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.

Reef Wood 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.

Details

  • Price: £79,000 Freehold
  • Location: Arundel, West Sussex
  • Size: 7 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 197
  • Grid ref: SU 996 068
  • Nearest post code: BN18 0UX

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with BLUE paint.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Featuring a delightful stream, Reef Wood is well drained (sloping gently down towards the stream). To the west of the stream there is predominantly Japanese larch with an understory of birch and other mixed broadleaves. An ancient woodbank forms the boundary along the west of Reef Wood and here beech, holly, sweet chestnut, oak, yew and hazel can be found. The larch would benefit from some thinning to allow light through to the soft mossy forest floor. This would encourage more wild woodland flowers to grow.

To the east of the stream there is predominantly Scots pine which was last thinned in 2013. The canopy remains open and the trees continue to mature, these will not require thinning for approximately 8 - 10 years. These widely spaced pines encourage the natural regeneration of the broadleaf understory comprising mainly Sweet chestnut. A second ancient woodbank runs across the wood from the south west to the north east and along this bank there is hazel and holly. Reef Wood has the most diversity found in an Ancient Planted Woodland that an owner could possibly wish for.

Spotted Woodpecker and Marsh Tit have both recorded locally, as well as dormice. Buzzards have also been spotted circling high above the woods. Reef Wood provides the opportunity for plenty of diverse activities for those looking to enjoy nature, whether bird or butterfly spotting, or enjoying woodland management.

Reef Wood falls within the boundary of the South Downs National Park. It is approximately 1.5 miles to the west of Arundel and easily accessible from the A27. Off the quiet country lane there is a single locked metal gate leading to the entrance to Reef Wood. The ride stop entrance on the east side of Reef Wood allows an owner to park their car within the wood itself.

There is a public footpath to the east and north of Reef Wood (outside the boundary). This provides good access by foot to the north west of the wood. A private track to the south of the wood (which will be shared with the wood to the south) provides access suitable for 4x4 to the south west of the wood to where the stream cuts across.

Natural England designates Reef 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.

Reef Wood 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’.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 197
Grid ref: SU 996 068
Nearest post code: BN18 0UX

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Directions

Directions:

  • From Arundel take the A27 west towards Chichester.
  • After about 1 mile, just past the cricket club on your right, and just before the White Swan Hotel on the right, turn left into Tortington Lane between two houses.
  • Almost immediately fork right into Binstead Lane.
  • Continue 750 meters down this lane (past a single wooden gate on the right-hand side, with a small ‘Woodlands for Sale’ notice on it; and past a locked double metal gates on your right with a larger ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on it) until you reach a single metal gate with a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on it on the right-hand side alongside a single house.
  • Park in front of this gate so as not to obstruct a route for any walkers (there is a public footpath past this gate) and then walk round the side of the gate.
  • Walk approximately 60 meters down the track under the electrical wayleave.
  • The ride stop entrance to Reef Wood is on the left. The boundaries for the wood are marked in BLUE.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with BLUE paint.

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