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Ridge Wood, Kent - 6 ¾ acres, £75,000

Ridge Wood

Ridge Wood is mainly a sweet chestnut coppice wood with maturing oak overstory. It is located approx. 250 meters down a shared track (through locked double gates on the Benenden Road) and is extremely peaceful and quiet. An owner will be able to drive to Ridge Wood and park their car within the ride stop entrance which is found on the south boundary of the wood. From the entrance a short walk through the chestnut coppice past the mature oaks will take you into the heart of this tranquil attractive wood.

Heading further into the wood, it slopes down to the north crossing a small seasonal stream. The chestnut and oaks give way to an area of younger self-seeded birch in a shallow valley where ferns flourish on the woodland floor. Evidence of bluebells suggest Ridge Wood will be a beautiful sea of colour in the spring. Beyond the valley you will reach some magnificent Corsican pine planted in the 1960s. Amongst the pines are some interestingly formed hornbeams. A post line indicates the northern boundary of the wood, the other side of which is privately owned woodland.

The birch, chestnut coppice and minor branches that have been shed by the oak trees over the years, could all provide valuable firewood for a wood-burning stove.

Natural England designates Ridge Wood mainly Ancient Semi Natural Woodland with a very small area of Ancient Replanted Woodland in the south west of the wood. This means that the land has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

The nearby Wealden village of Biddenden was in the 1300’s part of an important centre for Broadcloth manufacture, with much of the very attractive high street built during this period. The village has a fine church, All Saints, built in the mid to late 1200’s and well worth a visit. There is also the added attraction of Biddenden Vineyard nearby, which in addition to producing some fine wines, is also Kent’s largest cider producer.

The owner of Ridge Wood will have vehicle rights of way along a good stoned track marked on the map marked in green.

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: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: Biddenden, Kent
  • Size: 6 ¾ acres for sale

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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Local manager

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

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 189
Grid ref: TQ 852 367
Nearest post code: TN27 8BY

Maps

Directions

Please note, for satellite navigation, use the post code TN27 8BY. This will take you to within approx. 0.1 miles to the south of the entrance to Goldwell Wood (of which Ridge Wood is a part) as shown by the red dot on the map. Coordinates to the main entrance gates leading to the wood off Benenden Road are: N 51.100274, E0.640514. To find the wood follow the instructions below.

· From Ashford head south on the A28 for 9 miles until you see a turning right onto the A262 Biddenden Road. Take the turning and continue onto Tenderden Road. Stay on this road until you reach a sharp right bend at Woolpack Corner. Take a left turning here onto the Benenden Road:-

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· From Maidstone take the A229 south then bear left onto the A274 Sutton Road. Follow this road for about 12 miles in which time it becomes the Headcorn Road and the Maidstone Road and Biddenden Road. Go through the village of Biddenden on the A262 then, after about ¾ mile (at Woolpack Corner), continue straight going onto the Benenden Road:-

THEN

· The double metal gates to Goldwell Wood are about ½ mile along Benenden Road, on your left-hand side.

· Park here or nearby, but please leave one gate clear.

· Go around the gates and walk about 250 meters along the stoned track, and you will reach some RED painted posts on your left, at the start of Ridge Wood.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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