Serendipity Wood, Rhewl, near Ruthin, Denbighshire. 3 acres of medal-winning hardwoods for £27,500 (freehold) [#A582]
Mature oak, ash and cherry on level ground with a vigorous mixed-species under-storey, vibrant ground flora and excellent hard road access in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 116.
National Grid Ref:
- Visitor parking: SJ 104 600.
- Wood centre: SJ 103 600.
Nearest postcode: LL15 2UB.
This medal-winning wood lies at the heart of a larger private forest. A brief inspection will confirm the reason for the award, revealing quality multi-aged hardwoods which are clearly the result of many years’ careful management.
Serendipity Wood lies amidst the lower pastures of the Vale of Clwyd, beneath the hills of the Clwydian Range. The site is fertile, level, well-drained and sheltered, providing near-perfect conditions for the growing of quality hardwoods. All species on site are growing vigorously and with good form. The ash are particularly suited to these conditions and thanks to careful stand management over the lifetime of the trees, they now form a fine over-storey of mature clean stems.
Within the ash canopy is a smaller number of mature cherry which also hold the promise of producing quality millwood. The eastern corner of the wood also supports a fine stand of mature spreading oak, which look magnificient when in full summer foliage. The severe winter storms only blew one mature tree in the wood confirming its wind-firm status, and offering the potential for longer-term retention. If however the choice is made to harvest selected stems then the under-storey of regenerating and planted stems promise an abundant successional crop without the need for costly restocking.
Scattered through the canopy are a few individual stems of other species including sycamore, birch, rowan and elm. There are also a few small coupes of ash and cherry between 15 and 25 years old which are growing strongly with excellent form and which would now benefit from further high pruning and a light thin. In the sub-canopy there is a light shrub layer dominated by hazel, but also with elements of holly, elder and hawthorn plus some young elm and sycamore. The floor is characteristic of long-established woodland supporting a wide variety of woodland flowers including wood anemone, bluebell, cow parsley, a variety of ferns, wild garlic and dog’s mercury.
The wood supports a broad fauna including badgers, foxes, bats, buzzards and a wide range of woodland songbirds encouraged by a number of bird-boxes. It is well served by an excellent recently upgraded hard track and also has the advantage of a substantial hard-standing area at the east end of the property – ideal for parking, stacking or timber processing.
Serendipity Wood excels in almost every aspect - access, privacy, smooth terrain, quality stems, beauty, habitat and more. You will be hard put to find a similar-sized property in this price bracket that encompasses so much.
If this were mine…
This wood merits careful management and thinning to optimise the high quality of the maturing hardwood stems of various ages. The smaller stems will feed the campfire, and the larger ones will keep your log store well stocked!
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you print these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
Leave the A55 at St Asaph and head south on the A525. After Denbigh continue on this road for a further 4½ miles to the small village of Rhewl. Just before the village take the first right after the 40 MPH sign (immediately before a stone cottage and before crossing the bridge), via a concrete apron (A) onto a stone track that runs up the hill between avenue trees.
Continue uphill between fields for 350 metres and then into the wood at the top. Continue a further 200 metres through the wood and park in the large hard-standing area to the right (B) just before the track re-enters fields.
Climb the right hand of the two gates (sorry we do not give out keys for viewing) and walk down the track – Serendipity Wood is immediately on your left.
The northeast boundary (BC) is the northeast side of the main access track.
The south boundary (BD) is the north side of the soft track marked by blue-topped posts.
The northwest boundary (CD) is marked by a line of red-topped posts in a narrow ride.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of access for all purposes to the property via the track AB.
A right of access is reserved to others over the track BC, and also over the hard-standing at B into the adjacent property to the south.
Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There are no fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sales price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
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