Briar Wood, near Hothfield, Kent - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £74,500 - Freehold
Size: About 7 acres

Location: At Benacre, near Hothfield, Kent
OS Landranger: TQ 944 442
Grid ref: 189
Nearest post code: TN26 1ER

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

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Description    Across the stream, which flows through Briar Wood, there are two breached dams and retaining banks, which historically certainly formed ponds within the wood. Although some substantial trees now grow in these old pond areas, perhaps an enthusiastic owner may well be able to re-create them. This type of structure is fairly common in Kent and Sussex and were used to impound water often to drive hammer mills, the multiple dams gave a continuity of water supply with the mills often being well downstream. Wild orchids adorn the banks of these ponds. Most of the wood is classified as PAWS (a plantation on ancient woodland site).

Principally a pine woodland on an ancient woodland site with many fine towering aspen trees as well as hornbeam, hawthorn, elder and willow and a springtime carpet of wildflowers.

The diversity of wildlife is illustrated by The Kent Wildlife Trust surveys (1976-87) for the wood known as March and Benacre Woods, of which Briar Wood forms a part, recording up to 125 species of flora and up to 17 species of butterfly. CLICK here to see the 'site of nature conservation interest' maps and citation.

Access  Is through the roadside gate as shown on the plan, then along the wide woodland ride which forms the western boundary. There is a full right of way along this track with maintenance according to the use made. Sporting rights are included.

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

Please note, none of these woods are suitable for residential development, other uses such as summer camping may well be suitable.

Viewing: 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. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Briar Wood is about 6 miles north west of Ashford with the village of Hothfield  2½ miles away.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the entrance gate are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.  This is the main entrance gate. Probably best to park just down the road on the other side where there is a gated field entrance, please don't block this though.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN26 1ER as shown by the red dot on the maps.   Satnav coordinates are N51.162048, and E0.776476

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.