An attractive block of mixed woodland with commercial and amenity potential in a highly desirable, idyllic rural setting on the northern edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A rare opportunity to acquire a block of ancient semi-natural woodland covering about 23 acres providing interest for the investor or active woodland owner with conservation potential and timber income. The wood also offers recreation and leisure, opportunities, subject to any necessary consents. The woodland hosts a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees, the primary canopy comprising Corsican pine and larch interspersed with individual hard wood standards including oak and ash and an understorey canopy of hazel, wild cherry, chestnut, sycamore, holly, hornbeam and silver birch coppice. The ground flora includes wood anemones, violets and orchids with pockets of bluebells. Ferns, reeds and mosses populate the damper areas, the northerly section particularly where a pretty stream runs along the northern boundary. There are also small ponds interspersed throughout the wood. A number of trails and rides throughout the wood allow easy access through the whole block.
The property benefits from public highway road frontage on its southern boundary with a wide splayed access off Wellers Town Road providing vehicular access via a set of timber field gates. From the entrance a ride leads into the woodland continuing due north to the far boundary and interconnecting with other rides suitable for 4×4 vehicles.
In a most beautiful and highly sought after stretch of Kentish countryside on the northern slopes of the Weald. The Slips is located between the large centres of Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, on the outskirts of the charming National Trust mediaeval village of Chiddingstone with its Tudor cottages, castle and ancient church along with local store/tearoom and inn. The village of Penshurst is about 3 Â½ miles to the east offering a good range of local shops and services as well as a train station with main line services to London (Victoria). It is also home to the renowned Penshurst Place and Gardens.
The area has numerous cultural attractions and recreational opportunities; also nearby, Hever Castle, Knole House and Chartwell. Directly from the property is access to an extensive network of country trails, notably the Eden Valley Walk, a 15 mile trail following the banks of the River Eden and the River Medway through spectacular countryside and passing historic castles and houses including Hever Castle, Chiddingstone Castle, Penshurst Place and Tonbridge Castle.
The property is easily accessible, set off the north side of Wellers Town Road with easy access to the local road network connecting surrounding towns and villages. The A21 London Road is just 6 miles distant to the east linking to the M25 and wider motorway network.
Rights of Way
A public footpath forming part of the Eden Valley Walk traverses the property, skirting the eastern boundary, shown as a purple line on the plan contained within these particulars. It enters the property via a stile at the south off Wellers Town Road and exits at the north via a pedestrian gate and small footbridge over the stream, through to adjoining fields.
In hand and available as part of the sale.
Easements, Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
The property is sold with any easements, wayleaves, covenants, rights of way that exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
There are currently no mains services connected to the site. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of suppliers as regards availability and connection costs.
Sevenoaks District Council. Tel: 01732 227000 www.sevenoaks.gov.uk
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. 3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.