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Reeve Wood - SOLD, Kent - 7 ½ acres, £79,000

Reeve Wood - SOLD
Reeve Wood - SOLD
Kent

A quiet, level and varied ancient wood, with a mix of chestnut coppice, birch and an area of mixed broadleaf regeneration.

Reeve Wood is a quiet, level and varied wood, with an area of mainly mature chestnut coppice in the north west, an area of mainly birch in the north east and to the south there is an area of regeneration where mixed broadleaf species including birch, hazel, mountain ash, field maple, hornbeam, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, sycamore, oak and whitebeam have been planted.

Most of the chestnut was last cut approximately twenty years ago. It could be cut again, and when seasoned used as firewood in a wood-fired boiler to provide your central heating. The birch may benefit from some thinning to allow more light through to the forest floor. Birch is easily split and dries easily. In the coming years this woodland has enormous potential to provide a steady and sustainable supply of excellent firewood.

The boundary on the northern section of the western side (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. There are several fine oaks amongst the coppice.

Natural England designates the north west section of Reeve Wood as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and the north east and southern section as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS). ‘Ancient Woodland’ has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

Reeve Wood is located near Adisham in the south of a larger wood known as ‘Woodlands Wood’. It is accessed down a level stoned track leading off a quiet country lane. The wood enjoys views across open fields to the east and south. 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.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These are both overall of Ileden Woods, of which Reeve 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 Reeve 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.

Reeve 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.

Details

  • Price: £79,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, Kent
  • Size: 7 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 179
  • Grid ref: TR 208 528
  • Nearest post code: CT3 3LG

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Reeve Wood is a quiet, level and varied wood, with an area of mainly mature chestnut coppice in the north west, an area of mainly birch in the north east and to the south there is an area of regeneration where mixed broadleaf species including birch, hazel, mountain ash, field maple, hornbeam, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, sycamore, oak and whitebeam have been planted.

Most of the chestnut was last cut approximately twenty years ago. It could be cut again, and when seasoned used as firewood in a wood-fired boiler to provide your central heating. The birch may benefit from some thinning to allow more light through to the forest floor. Birch is easily split and dries easily. In the coming years this woodland has enormous potential to provide a steady and sustainable supply of excellent firewood.

The boundary on the northern section of the western side (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. There are several fine oaks amongst the coppice.

Natural England designates the north west section of Reeve Wood as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and the north east and southern section as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS). ‘Ancient Woodland’ has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

Reeve Wood is located near Adisham in the south of a larger wood known as ‘Woodlands Wood’. It is accessed down a level stoned track leading off a quiet country lane. The wood enjoys views across open fields to the east and south. 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.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These are both overall of Ileden Woods, of which Reeve 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 Reeve 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.

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

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 179
Grid ref: TR 208 528
Nearest post code: CT3 3LG

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.
  • Pass the first two locked single metal gates on your right until you reach a third locked single metal gate also on the right with a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on it. This is the entrance to the stoned track that leads to Reeve Wood. Please do not park in front of the gate. There is limited parking by this gate.
  • Alternatively drive back to the locked double gate on the other side of the road and park by here being careful to leave one side of the gates accessible.
  • Walk past the gate that is the entrance to the stoned track that leads to Reeve Wood. Walk approximately 450 meters down the track (following it slightly round to the right at the bottom) and you will find the ride stop entrance into Reeve Wood on your left.
  • 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 RED markings.

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