Shoal Wood - Kent

Details for this wood

Guide price: £98,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4¾ acres

Location: Biddenden, Kent
OS Landranger: OS No 188
Grid ref: TQ 82873 37192
Nearest post code: TN27 8ET

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

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Shoal Wood is predominantly Scots pine on the surface but as you enter the woodland an impressive understory emerges. Chestnut is dominant but also, birch, oak, ash and holly can also be found creating a diverse visual landscape. 

From the main entrance, an excellent private vehicle track winds through the neighbouring woodlands directly to the entrance to Shoal Wood. While some clearing is needed if camping there are numerous open areas that would be perfect for overnight stays in summer with family and friends or other woodland activities. 

There are woodland tracks all over the site, mainly created by local deer which clearly frequent the wider Rogley Wood, of which Shoal is part. Rogley Wood is also recognised by the Forestry Commission as PAWS (Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site).

The site is very quiet and private and while there is a public footpath on the northern side of the woodland, it seems fairly unused and quite overgrown towards the main road. The 950 acre Hemsted Forest across the road with miles of accessible walks may be more appealing with locals.

Shoal Wood is surrounded by numerous local villages. Further afield, Tunbridge Wells lies to the west and Ashford to the east, the coast is also within easy reach.

Ward is Biddenden and the County Council is Kent.

Boundaries: The boundaries are open on all sides and staked with orange markings. All boundaries follow the main woodland tracks and the public footpath on the northern side.

Access: There is excellent vehicle access via hard track from the main entrance with a locked gate. There is a large parking area inside the main entrance and also plenty of space to park at the entrance to the Shoal Wood.

Covenant: There is a covenant on the wood designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

Click HERE  to see free OS maps and scroll out for a wider view.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download the details showing the location of the woodland and ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you. Many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Shoal Wood, Cranbrook Road, Biddenden, Kent

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode, and click on the "Directions" box.

  • For viewing purposes, park at the main entrance to Hemsted Forest on the opposite side of the road as marked on the map. Please don't block the gates.
  • Cross over the road and follow the public footpath up to the woodland. The owner would access the woodland from the main gate and follow the track marked in blue on the map.

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN27 8ET as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access  are: 51.101402, 0.605789W3W: ///streak.inherits.onlookers

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.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.