Grist Wood - East Sussex

Details for this wood

Guide price: £160,000 - Freehold
Size: About 10 acres

Location: Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex
OS Landranger: OS No 189
Grid ref: TQ 87864 23774
Nearest post code: TN31 6TB

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

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Grist Wood is a wonderfully mixed, mature woodland set in the High Weald AONB. Towering oak, open glades and planting at various stages all help to create a diverse space.

Chestnut coppice to the north and the extensive hazel coppice to the south are all spanned by tall oaks. Through parts are private tracks, revealing ash, maple, alder, sycamore, beech, holly and silver birch trees. The boundary on the south-east side overlooks a meadow allowing lots of light into the wood. Recent coppicing of about four acres, has greatly encouraged the wildflowers to emerge; in particular foxglove, and the somewhat lesser known ragged robin. Various shallow streams flow through the eastern side of the woodland further encouraging a wide range of wildlife such as deer, badgers, wild pigs, foxes and a host of different birds.

There are numerous clearings within the woodland including a camping area, fire pit and various storage shelters, ideal for woodland activities. 

The local village of Peasmarsh with all it has to offer is just a few minutes away. Go a little further, about five miles or so and you will find Great Dixter House, famous for its gardens owned for many years by the renowned garden writer, Christopher Lloyd. The historic town of Rye is also just a short drive making Grist Wood ideally situated for exploring local walks and the coast.

Ward is Eastern Rother and the county council is East Sussex

Boundaries: To the east the woodland borders Mackerel Hill and open meadow, the boundary is partially fenced on the northern side and follows the main power line and access track. To the west and south the boundary is open and follows the public footpath. 

Access: There is excellent vehicle access all year round via the hard tracks. Parking is also possible in the woodland itself. 

Covenant: There is a covenant on the meadow and woodland designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

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

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download the details showing the location of the woodland and 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 2023 OS Licence no.100057987. 

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

Our Maps


Grist Wood, Mackerel Hill, Peasmarsh, Rye

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions  and click on the "Directions" box.

  • For viewing purposes, park on the large verge on Mackerel Hill as marked on the map.
  • Climb over one of the entrance gates, of which there are two, and follow the track, marked blue on the map.

Option 2, if you would prefer not to climb the gates: 

  • Park at the top of Mackerel Hill, as shown on the map. 
  • Walk down the hill, after 150m you'll see a small entrance to a public footpath on your left. Follow the footpath, after approx 200m Grist Wood will be on your right.

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN31 6TB as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access and parking are: 50.983442, 0.676462. W3W: ///oatmeal.bookmark.keeps

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.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.