Millers Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £34,000 - Freehold
Size: nearly 3 acres

Location: High Beeches, Brantridge, Handcross, Crawley, West Sussex
OS Landranger: 187
Grid ref: TQ 282 303
Nearest post code: RH17 6JX

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

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Description   Beech, oak and larch were planted after the wood was coppiced about 30 years ago. Sweet chestnut and birch grew from the cut stools and were complemented by birch seedlings germinating from the seed bank and from mature seed trees.  Larch is a good 'nurse' tree as it encourages the broadleaves to grow straight and unbranched - ideal for the production of good timber.

Bluebells proliferate in early spring, a colourful contrast to the brightest of greens of the larch needles and mauve of their flowers. At this stage of growth the wood is reasonably dense which, with small areas of rhododendron, offer privacy to the woodland owner.  Deer wander through and, being creatures of habit, their regularly used tracks can be clearly seen. Whenever working in the woods there's sure to be a robin watching and ready to nip in to collect a tasty morsel.

The wood entrance is off the private concrete track and leads into a clearing, beyond this the land slopes gently down to the lower track.

The wood is classified as PAWS, plantation on ancient woodland site and is in the High Weald AONB

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

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

Boundaries  These are shown by orange markings mostly on boundary trees and are as follows:  the north and west sides - 2 metres from the centre of the track, the south side the inside edge of the small ditch and to the east  1.5 metres from the edge of the concrete 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


Millers Wood is about 5 miles south of Crawley, just off the A23 due 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 pillers.

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 (N51:03:49 W0:10:39)

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 pillers, then bear left onto the old tarmac track
  • follow this track, pass the 'Private' signs max 10 mph please
  • after almost ½ mile Millers Wood  in on the right with the 'Woodlands For Sale' sign
  • please park just beyond this entrance where the track is wide with junction up to the farm.


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.