Coed Cilgwyn, Rhewl, near Ruthin, Denbighshire. 4.34 acres of mature broadleaves and glades for £39,000 (freehold) [#A905]
Mature sycamore, ash, oak and cherry on gentle slopes and a vigorous mixed-species under-storey, with vibrant ground flora and excellent hard road access in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 116.
National Grid Ref:
- Visitor parking: SJ 104 600.
- Centre of wood: SJ 103 600.
Nearest postcode: LL15 2UA
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 Cilgwyn lies just above the village of Rhewl in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd approximately midway between Denbigh and Ruthin. The wood is served by an excellent hard road which connects directly with the A525. This in turn links with the A55 dual carriageway some 20 minutes to the north, offering easy access from the North West via the M56 motorway.
Coed Cilgwyn is out of an award-winning wood which is beautifully situated amidst the lower pastures of the Vale of Clwyd. Gentle slopes give just enough incline to ensure good drainage. Add in the fertile alkaline soils and good shelter and you have one of the best sites for growing hardwoods in North Wales.
The diverse canopy and age structure testifies to many years’ careful management. All species on site are growing vigorously and with good form. The ash which are particularly suited to these conditions now form a fine over-storey of mature clean stems, along with some impressive sycamore, oak, cherry and beech. Some of these valuable stems are ready to harvest but thanks to the sheltered and wind-firm site an owner may instead choose to enjoy their cathedral-like architecture. An abundant under-storey over much of the site is ready to occupy any vacancies if the decision is taken to fell some of the mature stems.
Beneath the trees is a variety of shrubs dominated by hazel and occasional holly. The floor is characteristic of long-established woodland supporting a variety of woodland flowers including wood anemone, dog’s mercury, bluebell, and ferns, along with a broad fauna of badgers, foxes, bats, buzzards and a wide range of woodland songbirds encouraged by a number of bird-boxes.
Coed Cilgwyn boasts some particularly attractive woodland glades on its lower northern side offering outstanding woodland amenity nestled amongst rippling green in summer and with views across to the Clwydian Hills after leaf fall. With hard track access on both sides, the prospect of woodland camping and barbeques are easy to envisage.
As a stand of mature mixed broadleaves this property takes some beating.
If It Were Mine
I would try to emulate past management, taking the wood towards a continuous cover model through progressive selection of individual stems.
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 (C) just before the track re-enters fields.
- Take the right hand of the two woodland gates and Coed Cilgwyn is on your right.
- Sorry we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The northwest boundary (DE) is defined by a line of red-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (BE) is the southwest side of the track.
- The southeast boundary (BC) is the fence adjacent to the main access track.
- The southwest boundary (CD) is the northeast side of the hard track.
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 ABCD and BE.
- 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
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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
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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