East Sowdens Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £65,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5 acres

Location: Hundred House Lane, Broad Oak, East Sussex
OS Landranger: 199
Grid ref: TQ 852 196
Nearest post code: TN31 6BH

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

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The sound of silence, a gentle rustle of trees shaking in the wind, swans honking in the adjacent field, a nearby tractor purring as it ploughs through brown soils turning up worms and leatherjackets for local rooks. These are the sounds around East Sowdens Wood set in the quietest of locations.  To one side of the central track, which runs from the gate to the northern boundary, are Norway spruce, well-grown and with them birch, alder, oak, hazel and hawthorn as an understorey. On the other side of this track is the broadleaved semi-natural ancient woodland complete with the white stars of widespread wood anenome. Bluebells follow the anenome. Here we have oak, sweet chestnut coppice, birch, alder and sycamore. The track is solid and there is a turning circle at the end. A few poplars make use of the damper ground at the north amongst the alders.

There is a small stream on the north west boundary and two others flow through the wood in wet times.

This area is part of the High Weald AONB; sporting rights are included, mineral rights are retained by a previous owner but rights of access are very limited. Parish is Brede CP, District Council is Rother and the county East Sussex.

Access  is off Hundred House Lane then along a private track where there is a full right of way in perpetuity for the owner of East Sowdens Wood. Maintenance is shared and is according to use made.

Boundaries  are the edge of the field, the edge of the main track and against old track running down both sides.  There are fencing posts along these lines.

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

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

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.

Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

Our Maps


East Sowdens Wood lies about 20 mins west of Rye and about the same north of Hastings.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates the entrance gate are already entered).  Park to one side of the gate, please do not obstruct the gate. Carefully climb the gate and walk down the tradk until seeing the "Forests" for Sale sign.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN31 6BH in the upper part of Hundread House Lane and is shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.94648, W0.63079



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.