Coed y Cwrt, Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells, Powys. Native oak woodland on the south edge of the Cambrian Mountains. 6.37 acres for £39,000 (freehold) [#A690]
A beautiful bank of oak atop soft grasses with good hard track access, stream frontage and unrivalled amenity.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 147.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: SN 942 554.
- Centre of wood: SN 939 551.
Nearest postcode: LD2 3LU.
Coed y Cwrt lies amidst the rolling foothills of the southern edge of the Cambrian Mountains. The village of Beulah is three miles to the southwest and the larger centre of Builth Wells on the upper Wye Valley is nine miles to the east.
The wood occupies a southwest facing bank above the River Dulas looking across a water meadow to a wider mosaic of farmland and woods. It’s very beautiful and quiet here - walk into this property as we did on a bright summer’s morning and you may well fall in love with this classic ancient oak wood.
The vast majority of stems are of native oak, both maidens and coppice, consolidated with a few other species including the occasional birch and sycamore plus alder by the River Dulas. Due to a history of grazing there is little in the way of a shrub layer beyond a few thorn, meaning it is easy to walk across the entire property without hindrance.
The property is connected to the public road both to east and west by a good hard track which is a Byway Open to All Traffic. The wood is accessible to cars from the east but the steeper sections lower down within the wood are better negotiated by 4WD.
Coed y Cwrt has a small section of river frontage on its west edge, next to the ford which gives a secondary access from the west. An adjacent footbridge means the river can be crossed at all times. The river itself is a clean tumbling watercourse emerging from the hills behind. This varied habitat is a magnet for birds – from songsters to herons, and though not seen, the habitat appears ideal for otters and dippers too.
This is one of the most tranquil and beautifully located woods on our books. If you seek quiet amenity then this is a definite candidate.
If It Were Mine
Grazing has suppressed the natural herb layer and the regeneration of young trees, but excluding stock should soon reveal a rich ground flora. Some small localised felling coupes would further encourage natural regeneration (as well as stocking the log shed) and this could be consolidated with some planting of associated native species.
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
From Newbridge-on-Wye head southwest toward Beulah on the B4358. After 6 miles you will pass through the hamlet of Llanafan-fawr (with a pub to the right and a church to the left). Continue for a further ¾ mile then turn right onto a single track road (unsigned). Continue west on this road for 2½ miles until you meet a crossroads with a phone box to the right. Please park near the crossroads clear of all field entrances.
The access track to the wood is adjacent to a line of conifers on the west side of the road about 100 metres south of the crossroads (A on plan). Follow this track southwest for about 350 metres until you reach the third gate (B on the plan) which is the entrance to Coed y Cwrt.
The northwest boundary (FG) is the small stream by the stock fence.
The north boundary (BG) is a stock fence.
The northeast boundary (BC) is the field edge stock fence.
The southeast boundary (CD) is a derelict stock fence with woodland to both sides.
The south boundary (DE) is a narrow soft track marked periodically by blue-topped posts, and (EF) is the northwest side of the hard track, plus a short length of stream-side at F.
The red posts in the woodland are not a boundary.
The sporting rights are included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
The property is accessed from the east via Powys County Council Byway 79, which is a Byway Open to All Traffic (AB on the plan). This byway runs through the property BE and then connects via the ford with a public road to the west. Byway 79 is also a public footpath.
There are no known fencing obligations.
The River Dulas (Afon Irfon) is designated as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Please click on the button below to view the plan and citation.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.