Lath Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £60,000 - Freehold
Size: About 6¾ acres

Location: Payden Street, near Lenham, Kent
OS Landranger: 189
Grid ref: TQ 924 545
Nearest post code: ME17 2EH

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

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Lath wood is mainly chestnut coppice, with some hazel and birch. There are several magnificent oaks, as well as a few large beeches, and a venerable old chestnut standard in the north west corner. Along the eastern boundary is a natural clearing, which a new owner could link up to other clearings in the wood by creating some new foot tracks. The soil is mainly flinty clay overlying chalk.

Lath Wood lies within Oakenpole Wood and is accessed along a very quiet country lane. It is said to have been woodland for at least 700 years. This is a Planted Site on Ancient Woodland (PAWS) and is set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in a Special Landscape Area (SLA).

The owner of Lath Wood will have vehicle rights of way along the tracks on the map marked in green.

Covenant   There is a covenant, click here to read, on the woodland designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodland.

Download   Larger pdf maps HERE and HERE

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Lath Wood is about 12 miles east of Maidstone and about 8 miles south of Sittingbourne.

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 parking place opposite the large beech tree.

For Satnav   the nearest postcode is ME17 2EH as shown by the red dot on the maps and the coordinates for parking are: N51.257769 and E 0.752465

Use the link above for directions, if coming from the A20 use Hubbards Hill signed Warren Street and Otterden opposite East Lenham rather than the turning by the cemetery.

  • Leave the M20 at junction 8 and go 6 miles southeast on the A20, towards Lenham.
  • Passing Lenham on your right, take the left turn, into Hubbards Hill, signposted to Warren Street and Otterden.
  • Go 1 mile up to Warren Street village. The road then bears left, past the Harrow Inn on your right.
  • Take the next turning left just before a white painted house with a post box on the corner.
  • Go ¾ mile and take a right turn, just before Payden Street Farm. (Take care as the roads are very narrow)
  • After a short distance you will reach a “For  Sale” sign on the right, high up on a beech tree.
  • Pull in on the left and park here, but please be sure not to block the lane.
  • Lath Wood is down the track, on the other side of the tree, on the left hand side.


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.