Perch Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £59,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 5½ acres

Location: Payden Street, near Lenham, Kent
OS Landranger: 189
Grid ref: TQ 920 546
Nearest post code: ME17 2EH

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  This really is one of the quietest and most peaceful woods we have had in the southeast for many years. It is approached along a remote country lane, and its western edge overlooks an attractive field valley, while to the south the adjoining fields roll across the North Downs of Kent. Although Perch Wood is mainly chestnut coppice and oak there are several other species here, including some majestic hornbeam and beech, as well as wild cherry, ash, elder and field maple. There is enough undergrowth to make this wood feel very private, but it is easily accessed from the tracks shown.  Much of the wood to the east is level, whereas the slope to the south and west helps bring light and farmland views to the wood.

Perch wood lies within Oakenpole and Limekiln Woods, which have, reportedly, been in existence for at least the last 700 years. The wood is a Site of Ancient Woodland and is set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is also designated a Special Landscape Area (SLA). The soil is flinty clay overlying chalk. On the western boundary lies a small area protected by a Tree Preservation Order.

The owner of Perch Wood will have rights of way along tracks 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.

Boundaries  Are indicated by mauve markings.

Download   Larger pdf maps HERE and HERE

Short video clip  Click HERE

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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

Our Maps


Perch 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

  • Leave the M20 at junction 8 and go 6 miles, southeast, on the A 20 towards Lenham.
  • Passing Lenham on your right, take the left turn, into Hubbards Hill, signposted to Warren Street and Otterden.
  • Go 1 mile to Warren Street village. The road then bears left, past the Harrow Inn on your right.
  • Take the next left turning 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.
  • After a short distance you will reach a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on the beech tree on the right and Perch Wood will be opposite and on your left.
  • Park here but please do not block any of the tracks/bridleways.

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.