Coed Heulog, Rhewl, near Ruthin, Denbighshire. 6.23 acres of medal-winning hardwoods for £57,500 (freehold) [#A1228]
Mature oak, production phase ash and cherry, vibrant ground flora, beautiful views, level terrain and good 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 100 600.
Nearest postcode: LL15 2UB.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Coed Heulog occupies a bright position on the south-side of a larger medal-winning wood overlooking the rich pastures of the Vale of Clwyd and the hills above. The site is fertile, level, well-drained and sheltered, providing near-perfect conditions for growing quality hardwoods. Vigorous twenty-year old broadleaves entering production phase bear testimony to the ideal site conditions.
The east end of the wood (near the access gate) is dominated by mature full-canopy oak - valuable stems rich in habitat. Elsewhere the wood is dominated by 20-25 year-old ash and cherry overshadowed by scattered mature sentinel ash with elegant clean stems. A smattering of maturing cherry across the wood completes the tree element. The younger stems are now at the point where they would benefit from a first thin which would yield a good volume of firewood as well as releasing the remaining crop which could then be further enhanced by some high-pruning.
The woodland floor is uncluttered with a light incidence of woody shrubs such as holly, hazel and elder, along with some naturally regenerating whips of ash, cherry and sycamore. It is also populated by a rich mix of native flora including dog’s mercury, ferns, bluebells, wild garlic and honeysuckle. Bramble though present is not so abundant as to hamper pedestrian access. The wood also supports a broad fauna including badgers, foxes, bats, buzzards and a wide range of woodland songbirds encouraged by a number of bird-boxes. The dawn chorus here is worth an early rise.
Thanks to the extensive south and west facing outlook over fields, Coed Heulog is a bright and sunny property, with lovely views across the pastoral landscape to the hills above Cyffylliog. It is well served by an excellent track along with a 40 metre spur of hard road that reaches into the property itself. This spur (over which no other parties have access) leads onto a soft track that can be driven by 2WD when dry, giving vehicular access to the greater part of the north side of the wood.
The two caravans near the west side of the wood (one with a timber lean-to extension) are included in the sale, but can be removed if not wanted. There is also an intriguing small thatched hazel-lattice workshop and a composting toilet on site.
Coed Heulog offers the prospect of managing and enjoying the development of a first-class stand of emerging hardwoods. Add to this the privacy, views, mature stems, rich habitat and natural beauty of the area and you have a winning recipe.
If It Were Mine
The maturing stems are ready for a first thin, which could yield sufficient volume for a small commercial operation. I might also fell one or two of the clean-stemmed over-storey hardwoods to produce some excellent mill-wood. I’d also spend significant time relaxing in this rural idyll.
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 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
- 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. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Take the left hand of the two gates and walk down the track – Coed Heulog is on your left.
- The north boundary (DE) is the south side of the soft track marked by red-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (BE) is the northeast side side of the soft track marked by blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (BC) is the field-edge fence.
- The west boundary (CD) is the field-edge fence.
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.
- Maintenance of this shared access track is according to use.
There is an obligation to maintain the field-edge fence BCD.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.