Batcher Wood near Biddenden, Kent - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £63,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4¾ acres

Location: Biddenden, Kent
OS Landranger: 189
Grid ref: TQ 860 366
Nearest post code: TN27 8BY

Contact: Richard Scholfield
Phone: 07811 818 277
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Batcher Wood is very largely surrounded by meadows. This is a mixed wood where, in some places, the birch and hornbeam are more prominent, and elsewhere the pines dominate the forest canopy. Here and there you may come across oak, hazel and alder. Among these meanders a seasonal stream dividing the wood into two sections.  A modest bridge over the stream joins these sections. Recently the present owner has added two wood stores, a woodworking area, a paracute camp, a "kitchen with shower" and a latrine.

Because this is a site of ancient woodland, there will be seeds of wild flowers from time gone by, waiting to develop and spread across the woodland floor. There is already scope to harvest firewood by felling some of the maturing conifers.

Before you leave, take a well-earned rest on the bench at the heart of the wood, listen to the bird song, and admire the view. You might reflect on how isolated and independent this wood is, almost as if the rest of Goldwell Wood was not there at all.

Goldwell Wood, of which Batcher Wood is part, is officially recognised by the Forestry Commission as Ancient Semi Natural and Ancient Replanted woodland. 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.

The owner of Batcher Wood will have vehicle rights of way along a good stoned track marked on the map marked in green, and would be able to park a vehicle someway into Batcher Wood.

There is a covenant click here to read designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

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Batcher Wood is about 13 miles west of Ashford between Biddenden and Tenterden.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the wood entrance gates coordinates are already entered) and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the access gate. Please park to one side leaving 1 gate free for access.

Satnav: the postcode TN27 8BYis shown by the red dot on the location plan. These coordinates in your satnav will take you more or less to the entrance, a ride stop -  N51.100809  E0.641091  

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • The double metal gates to Goldwell Wood are about ½ mile along this road, on your left hand side.
  • Park here to one side, but please leave one gate clear.
  • Go around the gates and walk about 900 metres along the stoned track, and you will reach Batcher Wood on your left by the forests for sale sign.

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.