Caledonian Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £300,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 19 acres

Location: Old Park Wood, Goudhurst, Kent
OS Landranger: 188
Grid ref: TQ 750 389
Nearest post code: TN17 2ND

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

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A magnificent woodland in a magnificent location. A conservation woodland with the great advange of having a substantial crop of Scots pine, planted in the 1960's.  Masses of bluebells follow on from the white of wood anenome confirming this part of the woodland's status as semi-natural ancient woodland. A seasonal stream in a shallow valley adds greatly to its biodiversity and its value for families and children. The stream is fed by natural chalybeate springs an iron rich mineral which gives the brown colour.  Royal Tunbridge Wells is of course famous for its health giving Chalybeate mineral waters.   This area is about 7 acres. 

The timber barn, see its description below, makes this a very attractive woodland for families.

About 12 acres is PAWS, a plantation on ancient woodand where pure Scots pine was planted. This stand is reaching maturity and could be harvested for an immediate income, or left to continue growth and value. Bluebells and wood anenome are still found here as is wood sorrel. There are several internal tracks giving access to all parts. Caledonian Wood is designated as a Local Wildlife Site (aka SNCI), click here for details, which does describe its high conservation value.

Scots pine  click here for a description of this tree Scots pine.

IHT Commercially managed woodland owned for more than 2 years may qualifty for Inheritance Tax relief, Caledonian Wood may well be a good candidate for this relief. Timber sales are free from income tax and capital gains tax. Interested buyers should check with their financial advisors.

A valuation of the standing timber is available on request.

Location Goudhust CP, Tunbridge Wells DC,  Kent CC

The Building A well-constructed forest barn, store and workshop is set in the perfect location with plenty of space out front in the clearing, a verandah and a 20' shipping container tucked away out back. Permission for the forest store was granted in May 2004. Sawn timber inside the building is not included in the sale and will be removed.

Access  There is a full right of way from the gate in Round Green Lane, a new owner will be given a key or the combo number. Maintenance is according to use made. The present own contribuates to the annual mowing of the verges.

Boundaries   Are shown on the accompaying plan.

Coventant  There is a covenant on the wood designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

Full-scale   Click here  to download and print a map showing the location of the woodland.

Click HERE to see free OS maps and scroll out for a wider view.

Viewing:  See notes below in Directions.  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 or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2021 OS Licence no.100057987

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Directions

Caledonian Wood is about 3 miles east of Goudhurst, 3 miles noth of Cranbrook and ½ hr from Tunbridge Wells.

The whole woodland at Old Park is gated and access for viewers is difficult.

We suggest parking as shown in plan 4 (photo 2) by the public footpath then walking in. The link below will take you there. The nearest postcode is shown and coordinates for the exact location are also given.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, the parking location coordinates are already entered, and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to where you can park on the verge.

Using the nearest postcode TN17 2LR will take you to the red spot shown on the location maps.

Coordinates for your satnav are N51.120426, E0.510422  public footpath by school

Go through the metal people gate and walk up the path, take the left path at the cross roads and the wood will be seen a little way ahead and on the right. There is a for sale sign on the corner. There is another at the far end of the frontage.

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.