Rais Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £48,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5½ acres

Location: High Beeches, Brantridge, Handcross, Crawley, West Sussex
OS Landranger: 187
Grid ref: TQ 281 305
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  A unique woodland set well down a private lane on the west side of a small valley. The eastern boundary is formed by the stream flowing gently southwards to fill the lakes in Nymans Gardens (National Trust) and then flowing on to form the River Ouse.  Rais Wood's water eventually flows out into the Channel through Newhaven. 

There's a wealth of different parts to experience and explore from the open ground by the spreading yew at the entrance off the private lane, through the oak and chestnut of the upper slopes. Lower down streams emerge from the ground where alder grows out of the moister parts. Further down the valleyside the open ground below the cables is a favourite haunt of the fallow deer - a fine wide antlered buck accompanied by a doe with her young. Over the millenia the stream has cut its way into a secluded steep-sided ravine, between this and the open ground birch is evenly spread over the hillocks and into the hollows, a fascinating landform.  

Rais Wood has its own small stream, perfect for damming up and playing in.

Local area This part of West Sussex is very well-wooded. Rais Wood lies on the northern edge of Blackfold Wood between High Beeches Gardens where afternoon tea can be enjoyed, The National Trust's Nymans Gardens and the fine country houses, Ditton Place and Brantridge Park.

Boundaries  These are shown by orange markings and are: the meadowside, the centre of the stream, the line of posts and the lane edge.

Sporting rights are included.

Please note Felling has taken pace recently under the cables and will soon be cleared and logged up, producing a ready supply of firewood.




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Our Maps


Rais Wood is about 5 miles south of Crawley, just off the A23 due east of Handcross.

  • 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 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 there is an open area on the right, park here by the For Sale sign.

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.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is RH17 6JX as shown by the red dot on the maps and the coordinates are: 51.063685 and -0.177367  N51:03:49 W0:10:39


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.