Hornbeam Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £75,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5 acres

Location: Pluckley, Kent
OS Landranger: 189
Grid ref: TQ 934 426
Nearest post code: TN27 0RT

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

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Hornbeam Wood as the name would suggest is mainly made up of coppiced hornbeam, an excellent firewood, over which are mature oaks. There are numerous open areas and the wood has clearly been well used for enjoyment in the past. There is an old caravan in the centre of the wood, although not currently in a usable state. It could be cleaned up, it having established its presence for over 20 years.

According to records, there is also a grave located in the wood, although the precise location in unknown. The wood opens up to lovely far reaching views along the SW boundary which runs the length of the woodland. 

Being very close to Pluckley Station this would be perfect for those wishing to use the trains to visit their woodland.

Pluckley is situated in the beautiful Kent countryside, about 1½ hrs drive from London. It is a very picturesque village and was once the setting for the well known TV series The Darling Buds of May. The village also has another claim to fame, supposedly being the most haunted in England with numerous ghostly hotspots around the area. 

The wood is easily accessible by a hard track for much of the length then a grassy ride for the remainder.

Boundaries   to the north east it's the trackside (the track being included); south west the field edge; west is the shallow ditch and east is harder to define, see plan.

Access   is along a hard track leading from the gate on the public highway (combination number will be provided to a buyer), then along a grassy ride to the start of the track leading into the wood.  There is a full right of way along the track with contribution to maintenance according to use made.

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Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download and print a map showing the location of Hornbeam Wood 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. 

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Hornbeam Wood is just south of Pluckley by Pluckley Station and about 20 mins drive west of Ashford.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box.This will take you to the main gate. There is space in the lane opposite to park.

  • walk to one side of the gate and continue for about 1,000 metres
  • at this cross road bear left/straight (don't take the left track)
  • continue until seeing the for sale sign on the right about 130 metres
  • this is the entrance to Hornbeam Wood
  • pass to one side of the ride-stop
  • continue along this track for almost 100 metres and the wood starts here, there is a shallow ditch forming the north west boundary

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN27 0RT as shown by the red dot on the maps. Heading south, the entrance is located just after the railway bridge on the left next to Gate Lodge. Coordinates for your satnav are 51.155016, 0.746393


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.