Cottage Wood, Charing, Kent - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £77,000 - Freehold
Size: About 7 acres

Location: Between Charing and Challock, near Ashford, Kent
OS Landranger: 189
Grid ref: TQ 991 508
Nearest post code: TN25 4DW

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

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Considered as ancient replanted woodland it is mostly sweet chestnut coppice with a spread of mature oak, ash and silver birch. Beech is found on the boundary. Beautiful bluebells in spring cover the woodland floor,  other wildlife include fallow deer, badgers, many species of birds including buzzards and blackcap; four species of reptile including the common lizard, slow worms, grass snakes and adders. Butterflies including the white admirals thrive.

At point of sale any firewood not used will be included. There is approximately 90 cu.m in Cottage Wood.  The wood has managed by the present owner for firewood and conservation, coppicing in small coupes is on a 12 year cycle. There is a Forestry Commission approved management plan and felling licence in place. 

Woodland to the north west is owned by the Woodland Trust (see their website for info) where there is open access for walkers. Walkers do not enter Cottage Wood which is private and where there are no rights to roam. In addition, there are no other privately owned plots adjacent to these woods, meaning the woodland has a very secluded feel.

Designations:   Kent Downs AONB click here for link and LWS click here for link, and there is an Article 4 but these and the TPO do not hinder normal forestry management.

Please note this woodland is NOT suitable for residential development.

Access:  There is a right of way along A-B for Cottage Wood, through a locked gate off the public highway and along a woodland track. This wood has its own gated entrance off Monkery Lane, although not used at present (a bit overgrown).

Boundaries are: the roadside with the gate, two metres from the centre the track leading to up Greenhout Wood, the field edge and the track edge at the far end, marked with red tags along the single strand wire fence.

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

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

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Cottage Wood lies between Charing and Challock are about 20 mins north of Ashford and 20 mins west of Canterbury in Kent.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  click on the Directions box, enter your own postcode (the wood coordinates are already entered) click Go. The route will take you to the gated entrance. Remove two of the posts (they lift out) and park by the wooden gate. Squeeze past the gate. Cottage Wood is on the right, there is a right of way along the track.  Please replace the posts when leaving.

Satnav: the postcode TN3 9AG  is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Coordinates for satnav are: N51.118924, E0.316488



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.