Dygoed Wood, Cwmcych (near Newcastle Emlyn), Pembrokeshire. Mature and maturing broadleaves in a beautiful South Wales valley. 4.13 acres for £29,000 (freehold) [#A1067]
A variety of mature hardwoods in a private gated woodland with river frontage, fishing rights and vehicular access on the Pembrokeshire/Ceredigion border.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 145.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): SN 269 376.
- Centre of wood: SN 269 374.
Nearest postcode: SA37 0LL.
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.
Dygoed Wood occupies the lower east section of a larger woodland overlooking the Afon Cych about 5 miles south of Newcastle Emlyn. Carmarthen and the A48 dual carriageway (which links with the M4) is 17 miles to the southeast, and Cardigan some 12 miles to the northwest.
The wood has a bright east-facing aspect, looking across grassland to the river beyond. The terrain is generally quite steep aside from an attractive riverside terrace near the entrance and some level ground on the field edge towards the south of the property.
Dygoed Wood supports a wide range of broadleaf species. Above the main track is a generous stand of oak in mixture with birch, beech and occasional young sycamore. Lower down, mature ash dominates with beech and oak scattered through. A shrub layer of hazel, holly, elder and hawthorn overlies blueberry and ferns on higher ground with increasing amounts of blackberry lower down.
Low disturbance and a rich habitat mean there’s plenty of woodland wildlife. Foxes and badgers frequent the forest floor and it appears to be good dormouse habitat as well. Ravens, buzzards and woodpeckers were all noted on our visit alongside the usual woodland songsters like thrushes, tits and chaffinches. The wood comes with fishing rights for two rods on the river below. Whilst casting a fly there you may catch a glimpse of dippers, kingfishers and possibly even an otter.
The upgraded access track gives good vehicular access to the upper edge of the wood.
Dygoed Wood is in a beautiful private location and has significant habitat and conservation interest with a very realistic price tag.
If It Were Mine
Stewarding ancient woodland needs patience. I’d consider a little light thinning (a licence is in place) and perhaps construct a deck looking out over the valley. I’d also look to improve internal pedestrian access, especially in the lower east side of the property.
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
- 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 south for 1¾ miles, then immediately after crossing the Afon Cych, park in the layby on your left.
- Walk back across the bridge and climb the locked gate immediately on your left before the cottage (A on the plan). Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- After 70 metres fork right between B and C on the plan to enter the wood.
- An alternative access to the upper northwest side is via the public footpath ABG. This path begins at the personnel gate on the roadside, located between a wooden garage and the white cottage.
- The northwest boundary (BG) is the northwest side of the path.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is the riverbank.
- The east boundary (CD) is the field edge fence.
- The south boundary (DE) is an old stock fence.
- The southwest boundary (EFG) is the northeast side of the hard track.
- The sporting rights are included in the sale. They are not let.
- There are fishing rights for two rods on the west bank of the River Cych between points B and H on the plan.
The mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all purposes over the routes AB and EFG.
- A right of access is reserved to neighbouring properties over the routes BF, BG and BC.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- A public footpath runs along the northwest boundary BG.
There are no known fencing obligations.
A water main runs underneath the south end of the property as indicated by the dashed line on the plan.
Afon Cych (adjacent to the northeast 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
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
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.