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Schooner Wood - SOLD, West Sussex - 8 ¾ acres, £95,000

Schooner Wood - SOLD

Schooner Wood is in the heart of the very large Tortington woods, which have been wooded for at least the past 300 years. This part has maturing conifers with an understory of native deciduous trees and evergreen shrubs.

Schooner Wood slopes gently down from the road towards the ancient wood bank along its west boundary. It 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 which includes sweet chestnut, hazel, beech and birch. Evergreen shrubs provide a natural privacy screen from the road and the wood is quiet and peaceful.

In the north west of the wood there is a length of stream, to the far side of which an area of mixed broadleaf (including beech, birch, hazel, oak and holly) and some Japanese larch is found. Further thinning of the larch would encourage the scattering of bluebells to flourish.

Schooner Wood has its own private locked ridestop entrance directly off the quiet country lane. An owner can park a car inside the entrance. A private walk track from the entrance provides access via foot into the heart of the wood. A track to the north of the wood (which is also shared with the wood to the north) provides access suitable for 4x4 to the north west of the wood up to where the stream cuts across.

Buzzards have been spotted circling high above the woods. Spotted Woodpecker and Marsh Tit have both recorded locally, as well as dormice. Schooner Wood falls within the boundary of the South Downs National Park. It is a great wood to enjoy wildlife spotting and to get involved with woodland management.

Natural England designates Schooner 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.

Schooner Wood is approximately 1.5 miles to the west of Arundel and easily accessible from the A27. It is close to the villages of Tortington and Binsted, 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: £95,000 Freehold
  • Location: Tortington, Arundel, West Sussex
  • Size: 8 ¾ acres for sale


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OS Landranger: OS No 197
Grid ref: SU 995 066
Nearest post code: BN18 0UX





The boundaries of the wood are indicated with MAUVE paint.

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