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Thopas Wood - SOLD, Kent - 5 ⅓ acres, £59,000

Thopas Wood - SOLD
Thopas Wood - SOLD
Kent

A very private level ancient wood including an area of mature sweet chestnut coppice and an area of mixed broadleaf regeneration and brimming with wildflowers and butterflies.

Thopas Wood is a very private quiet wood, situated in the furthest south east corner of ‘Woodlands Wood’. It has two very distinct areas – the northern part of the wood is predominantly chestnut coppice. Upon closer inspection, a broad range of species can be found; with field maple along the boundary by the field, wild cherry, oaks, as well as some ash, sycamore, birch, hornbeam, holly and hawthorn. 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. Or it could be used as timber that is rot-resistant, and very strong. The southern part of the wood is an area of regeneration where broadleaf species including birch, hazel, mountain ash, field maple, hornbeam, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, sycamore, oak and whitebeam have been planted.

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

A diverse range of wildflowers thrive in Thopas Wood including teasel and willow herb. The forest floor in the north of the wood is abundant with ferns and there is evidence of bluebells and wood anemone. The woods here also attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of green and greater spotted woodpecker. With such a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife Thopas Wood offers a lot to those looking to enjoy the outdoors and learn about ancient woodland.

Thopas Wood is a level wood which also benefits from sunlight coming in from the adjacent fields on the west boundary. Here there are magnificent views across gently undulating farmland. 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 Thopas 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 Thopas 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.

Thopas 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: £59,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, Kent
  • Size: 5 ⅓ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 179
  • Grid ref: TR 207 529
  • Nearest post code: CT3 3LG

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are indicated with BLUE markings.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Thopas Wood is a very private quiet wood, situated in the furthest south east corner of ‘Woodlands Wood’. It has two very distinct areas – the northern part of the wood is predominantly chestnut coppice. Upon closer inspection, a broad range of species can be found; with field maple along the boundary by the field, wild cherry, oaks, as well as some ash, sycamore, birch, hornbeam, holly and hawthorn. 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. Or it could be used as timber that is rot-resistant, and very strong. The southern part of the wood is an area of regeneration where broadleaf species including birch, hazel, mountain ash, field maple, hornbeam, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, sycamore, oak and whitebeam have been planted.

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

A diverse range of wildflowers thrive in Thopas Wood including teasel and willow herb. The forest floor in the north of the wood is abundant with ferns and there is evidence of bluebells and wood anemone. The woods here also attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of green and greater spotted woodpecker. With such a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife Thopas Wood offers a lot to those looking to enjoy the outdoors and learn about ancient woodland.

Thopas Wood is a level wood which also benefits from sunlight coming in from the adjacent fields on the west boundary. Here there are magnificent views across gently undulating farmland. 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 Thopas 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 Thopas 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.

Thopas 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 207 529
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 Thopas 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 Thopas Wood. Walk approximately 600 meters down the track (following it round to the right to the cross roads in the track) and you will find Thopas Wood ahead of you and to your left.
  • The ridestop entrance is off the north boundary of Thopas Wood.
  • 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 BLUE markings.

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