Cancoed, Dolwyddelan, near Betws y Coed, Conwy. 7.93 acres of young well-established mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland with a private gated access. £35,000 (freehold) [#E898]
A young mixed woodland, with pockets of mature Welsh oak and an internal hard track. Set in a fantastic location in the heart of Snowdonia, with mountain views and excellent private access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 115.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SH 712 510.
- Centre of wood: SH 712 511.
Nearest postcode: LL25 0JG.
Cancoed could be loosely translated to ‘Song Woods’ in Welsh - certainly a chorus of birdsong and wildlife can be enjoyed when visiting this former conifer plantation, which was felled around eight years ago. The real appeal of this property though, is its location in the heart of Snowdonia, being 15 minutes’ drive from the popular destination of Betws y Coed, with views of Moel Siabod mountain and Dolwyddelan Castle in the distance.
The underlying bedrock is Cwm Eigiau Formation, the woodland incorporates a distinctive rocky knoll and numerous large boulders. There are pockets of mature oak, with several on the fringes of the wood adjacent to the stone wall, which defines the southwest boundary.
The land has now naturally regenerated with a combination of birch, hazel, oak, rowan, and willow and also conifers of Scots pine, Sitka spruce and larch. The current owner has also supplemented this with 2000 Welsh oak trees.
There are some areas of open ground established with heather, bilberry, various ferns and sedges. The conservation value of this mixed aged and species woodland for insects, birds and other wildlife is clear and with continued careful management it offers a wealth of opportunities.
A strip of mature spruce, owned and managed by Natural Resources Wales flanks the southeast boundary, between the A470 and the woodland. Of particular benefit is the concrete gated access point at this location, which continues as an internal hard track within the wood.
If It Were Mine
I would continue to maintain the establishing trees, supplementing with other species where appropriate. In the medium-term a gentle thinning of the young birch on the lower ground would be beneficial. There are a multitude of ongoing possibilities for Cancoed, particularly for amenity and recreation.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of 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
- From Betws y Coed head south on the A5 and take a right on to the on the A470.
- After approximately six miles you will pass through the village of Dolwyddelan.
- Leaving the village you will see Dolwyddelan Castle up on the right.
- Pass the entrance to the Castle on your right and continue for one mile at which point you will see a sign for Roman Bridge and the train station on the right.
- Pass this turning and in 250 metres take the next right hand turn as you go up the hill. Please park here being careful not to obstruct the track.
- Climb the first gate, you will see our Woods4Sale sign on another gate on the right. Sorry we do no supply keys for viewings.
- Cancoed is beyond this gate.
- The northern and northwest boundaries are marked by a recently erected metal fence.
- The east and southeast boundary is a wire fence.
- The southwest boundary is a fence and stone wall between the track and the woodland.
The sporting rights are included.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of way for all purposes marked AB on the plan below.
A public right of way (which appears to not be in use) crosses the woodland.
There are no fencing liabilities.
There is an obligation to maintain the young trees at a density of 1600 per hectare until 2019 as per the restocking conditions under the Forestry Commission felling licence – ref: 050/66/08-09.
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 sale 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
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