Ousebeck Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £48,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4¾ acres

Location: High Beeches, Brantridge, Handcross, Crawley, West Sussex
OS Landranger: 187
Grid ref: TQ 282 304
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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Description  Rising from the small beck, a tributary of the nearby River Ouse, Ousebeck Wood lies on the south west facing slope of a well-wooded part of West Sussex. The beck is fed from small springs issuing from the valley side and goes on to feed the ponds in Nymans Gardens downstream. Fallow and Roe deer favour the quiet beck-side banks, a perfect space to sit and share their solitude.  

At the entrance bluebells welcome the owner or visitor with a spash of vivid blue. Here the level clearing with a fine log bench to one side is ideal for woodland crafts or for cooking over a camp fire. Here, too, is plenty of dead wood, enough to supply a wood stove at home and for wildlife. 

Bisected by the open area under the powerline young birch, alder and willow occupy the lower western grounds while higher and up to the entrance mature oak with birch, sweet chestnut and alder form high forest. 

Local area   This part of West Sussex is very well-wooded. Ousebeck 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 Loder family, well know in plant collecting circles.

Boundaries These are shown by blue markings on free-standing posts and on trees and are: north -  track edge and posts, east - track edge, south - track edge and posts and west the centre of the stream.

Sporting rights are included.

Covenant The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

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Ousebeck 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 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 are: N 51.063685 and W 0.177367 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 - 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, then bear left onto the old tarmac track
  • follow this track, pass the 'Private' signs
  • after about ⅓ mile park on the right in the track entrance by the 'For Sale'sign.



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.