Hendre Copse, Cwmcych, (near Newcastle Emlyn), Pembrokeshire. 4.73 acres of maturing waterside broadleaves for £33,000 (freehold) [#A772]
Mixed hardwoods with frontage to Afon Cych in a delightfully secluded corner of rural East Pembrokeshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 145.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: SN 271 371.
- Centre of wood: SN 270 370.
Nearest postcode: SA37 0LL.
Hendre Copse lies in the heart of rural southwest Wales near the boundary between Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Newcastle Emlyn is ten minutes to the north. Carmarthen and the A48 dual carriageway are 17 miles to the southeast, and Cardigan some 12 miles to the northwest.
The wood lies on the west side of Afon Cych, a clean-running South Wales salmon river. The wood has an easterly aspect with fairly steep mid-slopes which taper off to more modest slopes above and level river-side terraces below.
Hendre Copse is an Ancient Woodland Site which was restocked with native broadleaves after the previous conifer crop was cleared in the 1990s. The planted oak has been consolidated with natural regeneration – principally of birch but also with minor elements of ash and rowan. There is a healthy understorey of hazel in the shrub layer in company with scattered hawthorn and holly. The streamsides support a variety of more mature stems including oak, ash, alder and willow.
The wood is reached by a heavy-duty steel-beam bridge which has just been re-decked and is capable of carrying lorries. This leads into a private track which terminates in a parking/turning area near the riverside. On leaving your car you are instantly in another world of fluttering leaves, rippling water and abundant wildlife. Buzzards and sparrow-hawks hunt overhead, whilst kingfishers and herons fish the river below. Foxes and badgers are present and pine marten may also be on site.
The wood has about 150 metres of frontage to Afon Cych on its east side with fishing rights thereon, whilst a small tumbling stream marks the southern boundary.
This wood has quiet recreation writ large, but with the added bonus of involvement in the development of an evolving young native woodland.
If It Were Mine
I’d favour the young oak stems by removing nearby birch and I would also consider re-spacing the birch where regeneration is denser. A final round of tree tube removal is also needed.
The riparian area would benefit from some stem removal to allow dapple sunlight to reach the river and the adjacent bank, and I would also look to clear a couple of log jams from the river.
Please remember some management options 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
From Newcastle Emlyn head west on the A484 for about 3 miles to Cenarth. In Cenarth turn left immediately before crossing the river onto the B4332 signed for Boncath. Continue for 1¾ miles, then immediately after crossing the Afon Cych turn left onto the minor country road signed for Cwmcych and Clydau (passing the Nags Head Inn on your right).
Follow this valley road in a south-easterly direction for 2.1 miles at which point the road crosses back to the east bank of the river (just after a white cottage on your right). Continue on for exactly 1/3 mile after this bridge, and then look out for a recessed metal gate on your right with a Woods4Sale sign on it.
Park opposite this gate and continue on foot entering the wood via the style to the right side of the gate (A). After crossing the bridge turn immediately left to enter Hendre Copse.
We do not hand out keys for viewing.
The west boundary (DE). The north half is the field-edge bund. The south half is the transition between younger and more mature trees.
The north boundary (BFE) is marked by blue-topped posts.
The east boundary (BC) is the riverside.
The south boundary (CD) is the streamside.
The sporting rights are included in the sale. They 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 over the route ABF. Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
FGE and CG are public footpaths.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Afon Cych (adjacent to the east boundary of the sale area) is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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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