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Sowdens Gate Wood, East Sussex - 2 ¾ acres, £35,000

Sowdens Gate Wood
Sowdens Gate Wood
East Sussex

An attractive ancient woodland featuring a wide variety of broadleaf species - close to the coastal town of Rye.

Sowdens Gate Wood is an ancient woodland of a very manageable size, with great broadleaf tree variety. The chestnut, birch, and hazel have all been coppiced at various times in the past. In its current growth stage, the chestnut would certainly provide some excellent coppice products such as posts and rails. There is more here besides, such as oak, sycamore, holly, hornbeam, ash and field maple. Much of which could provide a new owner a steady source of fuel supply to a wood stove or open fire. In the spring the forest floor is abundant with wildflowers including bluebells, wood anemone, violets and dog’s mercury.

Natural England designate the woodland as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) meaning it has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

The woodland slopes down to the north which provides a good sense of privacy from the road. A narrow strip under the electrical wayleave has been cleared. This allows more light into the wood, as well as providing a wonderful sunny habitat for butterflies. There is a place for an owner to park to the side of the track by the wood, and from here a short walk takes you to a small private clearing. Here a bench has been installed where you can sit and enjoy the views across the adjoining woodland, and beyond that, the River Tillingham valley.

There is so much to see and enjoy in this area of Sussex, as Sowdens Gate Wood is only 5 miles from the attractive coastal town of Rye.

The owner of Sowdens Gate Wood will have a key to the gate and vehicle right of way along the stoned track marked in green on the map.

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: £35,000 Freehold
  • Location: near Udimore, East Sussex
  • Size: 2 ¾ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 199
  • Grid ref: TQ 853 192
  • Nearest post code: TN31 6BG

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with ORANGE paint.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Sowdens Gate Wood is an ancient woodland of a very manageable size, with great broadleaf tree variety. The chestnut, birch, and hazel have all been coppiced at various times in the past. In its current growth stage, the chestnut would certainly provide some excellent coppice products such as posts and rails. There is more here besides, such as oak, sycamore, holly, hornbeam, ash and field maple. Much of which could provide a new owner a steady source of fuel supply to a wood stove or open fire. In the spring the forest floor is abundant with wildflowers including bluebells, wood anemone, violets and dog’s mercury.

Natural England designate the woodland as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) meaning it has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

The woodland slopes down to the north which provides a good sense of privacy from the road. A narrow strip under the electrical wayleave has been cleared. This allows more light into the wood, as well as providing a wonderful sunny habitat for butterflies. There is a place for an owner to park to the side of the track by the wood, and from here a short walk takes you to a small private clearing. Here a bench has been installed where you can sit and enjoy the views across the adjoining woodland, and beyond that, the River Tillingham valley.

There is so much to see and enjoy in this area of Sussex, as Sowdens Gate Wood is only 5 miles from the attractive coastal town of Rye.

The owner of Sowdens Gate Wood will have a key to the gate and vehicle right of way along the stoned track marked in green on the map.

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.

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 199
Grid ref: TQ 853 192
Nearest post code: TN31 6BG

Maps

Directions

Please note, for satellite navigation, use the post code TN31 6BG. This will take you to within approx. 0.1 miles to the east of the entrance to Sowdens Wood (of which Sowdens Gate Wood is a part) as shown by the red dot on the map. Coordinates to the main entrance gate leading to the wood off the B2089 are: N50.942636, E0.636847. To find the wood follow the instructions below.

  • At Broad Oak on the A28, take the B2089 to Udimore and Rye.
  • After 1 ½ miles look out for the small lane called Hundred House Lane on the left.
  • Go past this lane and after a further 300 meters the entrance to the wood is on the left, where there is a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on a locked wooden gate. (If you get to Udimore you have gone too far)
  • Park at the gate (but please do not block the gate) and walk down the stoned track 60 metres and Sowdens Gate Wood will be on the right with its boundaries marked in ORANGE. (It is advisable to reverse when parking to enable getting back onto the B2089 easier).

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with ORANGE paint.

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