Oaken Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £52,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4⅓ acres

Location: High Beeches, Brantridge, Handcross, Crawley, West Sussex
OS Landranger: 187
Grid ref: TQ 281 302
Nearest post code: RH17 6JX

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

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

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At the centre of Oaken Wood is the most magnificent oak, its widespreading side branches having taken advantage of the open ground around; at a respectful distance further up the slope and to one side stands the one of the best rowans in West Sussex. 

Splendid as they are, it's the expanse of brilliant blue, under and around these trees, from the dense blubells flowering in spring that must take pole position for the best woodland feature. Being in the centre and in the lee of the small hill this area is beautifully private.

On the west, higher part of the wood, oak trees were planted about 20 years ago and now have a closed canopy and are ready for some gentle thinning and pruning - an activity best thought about while sitting drinking tea on the bench or the rough-hewn fallen oak limb.

 The lower area is different in character and is mostly large coppiced sweet chestnut with birch and the occasional oak.

Some of 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. Oaken 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 about ½ mile long which takes the owner well away from any public roads.

Boundaries   These are shown by red markings mostly on boundary trees and are as follows: the north - the far side of the drain, then track edge;  west sides - follows the line of the centre wire on the power line;  the south there's a shallow bank and to the east a bank by the access 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.

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

Our Maps


Oaken 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 Oaken Wood in on the right with red markings
  • continue until see the woodlands for sale sign on the right, pull in and park here

Oaken Wood is on the right where the entrance will be seen.





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.