Cyrus Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £62,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5½ acres

Location: High Beeches, Brantridge, Handcross, Crawley, West Sussex
OS Landranger: 187
Grid ref: TQ 279 301
Nearest post code: RH17 6JX

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

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

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Description   A really desirable woodland where veteran oaks over dense bluebells occupy the higher ground with a young oak plantation further down the gentle slope. Behind these are timber producing Corsican pine, a fine tree green in winter and summer. As a contrast to the deciduous trees they provide that wonderful pine aroma while the sound of wind rustling in the high tops just adds to the woodland atmosphere

A private internal track, running along the contour of the slope separates the mature oak from the young oak and Corsican pine.  It stretches to the far end of the wood providing good access.

The young oak, planted about 20 years ago could benefit from a modest thin and prune to improve their 'form' of a good straight trunk opening to a canopy occupying about 30% of their height. Growing oak is about the balance of encouraging growth in height against adding to their girth. 

The wood is classified as PAWS, plantation on ancient woodland site and is in the High Weald AONB. Once part of a large estate the woods and nearby gardens were set out by the Loders, a family well know in plant collecting circles.

Local area  This part of West Sussex is very well-wooded. Cyrus Wood is tucked within the large woodland area of Blackfold, Denchcombe, Harrys, Carroty and Cow Woods near to High Beeches Gardens, which is well worth a visit. Other nearby attractions include The National Trust's Nymans Gardens and the fine country houses, Ditton Place and Brantridge Park.

Access  Is off High Beeches Lane, along a pretty private track where there is a right of way.

Boundaries  These are shown by turquoise markings mostly on boundary trees and are as follows:  to southeast there is a ditch and bank with the grass field, to the southwest a line of posts and to the north 3 metres from the centre of the stone track.

Sporting rights  Are owned and included.

Covenant The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant - click here for a copy - to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands.


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Our Maps


Cyrus Wood is about 5 miles south of Crawley, just off the A23 north east of Handcross.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, entrance coordinates are already entered and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the track entrance off High Beeches Lane, between the two brick pillars.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is RH17 6JX as shown by the red dot on the maps and the coordinates for the entrance are: N 5 1. 0 6 3 6 8 5 and W 0 . 1 7 7 3 6 7 - they work really well in a satnav (N 51:03:49 W 0:10:39)

Heading south along the M23 go past J11, the road then becomes the A23(T)

  • take the next slip road signed Handcross B2110 / B2114
  • at the roundabout take 2nd left, (straight on) signed Handcross
  • at the next roundabout turn left, signed to Turners Hill and High Beeches B2110 - this is High Beeches Lane
  • after about ½ mile look out for the sign to The High Beeches Gardens
  • then take the 2nd entrance on the right after the Gardens entrance into the Old Flour Mill, now offices for a software company
  • drive straight in between the 2 brick pillars, then bear left onto the old tarmac track
  • follow this track, pass the 'Private' signs max 10 mph please
  • continue until see the woodlands for sale sign on the right, pull in and park here

Cyrus Wood is on the left a short walk down the track where the entrance to the woodland will be seen.

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.