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Rig Wood - SOLD, Kent - 9 ¼ acres, £79,000

Rig Wood - SOLD

Arriving at Rig Wood you will find a spacious entrance into the wood. This will allow an owner easy access by vehicle through the ride stop right into the wood. From here, a short walk along a foot track through the chestnut coppice, will bring you to a large clearing, complete with a seat, with a fine mature oak in the centre. This is one of several such oaks in Rig Wood. Over many years the occasional minor branch has been shed by the oak, and as a consequence there is an excellent stock of very well-seasoned hardwood ready for use as wood fuel.

Heading further into the wood, the oaks and chestnut give way to an area of young self-seeded birch in a shallow seasonal stream valley. Beyond that you will reach some magnificent Corsican pine, that lie just over a second stream. This stream is in a somewhat deeper valley, and includes a number or ferns along its banks. The pine thinnings, birch and the chestnut coppice will also provide valuable firewood for your wood-burning stove. There are several places among both the chestnut and the Corsican pine where bluebells are appearing in the woodland floor. The pines in the north part of the wood certainly create a tranquil atmosphere. With the boundary of the wood on the edge of a meadow, sheep, birdsong and the occasional farm vehicle will probably be the only sounds you will hear.

Goldwell Wood, of which Rig Wood is part, is officially recognised by the Forestry Commission as Ancient Semi Natural and Ancient Replanted woodland. The nearby Wealden village of Biddenden was in the 1300’s part of an important centre for Broadcloth manufacture, with much of the very attractive high street built during this period. The village has a fine church, All Saints, built in the mid to late 1200’s and well worth a visit.

There is also the added attraction of Biddenden Vineyard nearby, which in addition to producing some fine wines, is also Kent’s largest cider producer. The owner of Rig Wood will have vehicle rights of way along a good stoned track marked on the map marked in green.

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.

  • Price: £79,000 Freehold
  • Location: Biddenden, Kent
  • Size: 9 ¼ acres for sale


The boundaries of Rig Wood are indicated by Blue markings.

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OS Landranger: OS No 189
Grid ref: TQ 852 366
Nearest post code: TN27 8BY



• From Ashford head south on the A28 for 9 miles until you see a turning right onto the A262 Biddenden Road. Take the turning and continue onto Tenderden Road. Stay on this road until you reach a sharp right bend at Woolpack Corner. Take a left turning here onto the Benenden Road:-

• OR • From Maidstone take the A229 south then bear left onto the A274 Sutton Road. Follow this road for about 12 miles in which time it becomes the Headcorn Road and the Maidstone Road and Biddenden Road. Go through the village of Biddenden on the A262 then, after about ¾ mile (at Woolpack Corner), continue straight going onto the Benenden Road:-


• The double metal gates to Goldwell Wood are about ½ mile along Benenden Road, on your left hand side.

• Park here or nearby, but please leave one gate clear.

• Go around the gates and walk about 300 meters along the stoned track, and you will reach some blue painted posts on your left, at the start of Rig Wood.


The boundaries of Rig Wood are indicated by Blue markings.

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