Coed Rhyal, Burry Port, between Llanelli and Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, 13.33 acres of mature oak woodland. £44,000 (freehold) [#M1334]
A substantial oak woodland in an elevated position looking out to Carmarthen Bay in South Wales.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 159
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SN 429 027
- Centre of wood: SN 429 026
Nearest postcode: SA16 0JS
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 Rhyal occupies a north west facing slope that looks out over Carmarthen Bay. A stone’s throw from Burry Port this delightful woodland is almost pure, old oak with a floor adorned with a carpet of bluebells in the spring and early summer months.
From the road at the lower part of the wood, a layby delivers a permissive path following an old cart track. This ascends the slope until it reaches a public path hugging the upper boundary line before exiting the wood to the north east.
The closed canopy of the oak casts shadow on the characterful woodland habitat that lies beneath the leaf cover. With honeysuckle climbers, bilberry, primrose and ferns, Coed Rhyal is an ecological gem. There is a patchy lower canopy of holly and hazel typical of oak woodlands. Where the canopy breaks, a stunning outlook offers a feast for the eyes with views of distant land and water.
A seasonal stream trickles down the northeast boundary. Within the wood are old workings where it is believed coal may have been extracted.
This woodland offers a great combination of amenity and recreation potential. There is also potential to undertake some silviculture work to enhance the diversity within the wood and collect some firewood.
If It Were Mine
I would continue to maintain this woodland keeping the rides and tracks clear, perhaps opening up some informal paths within. A gentle phase of thinning would yield some useful timber, perhaps a few small clearings will open the floor to possible generation of tree seed dormant in the ground. A rope swing would provide hours of fun as would a clearing for an occasional night under the stars.
Please be aware that some management operations may require 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 Burry Port Leave A484 at Gwscwm Road towards St Illtyd Rise.
- Turn right on to B4317 for 0.6 miles.
- Bear right on to road, you will see a small layby.
- Please park, being careful. The wood can be accessed from the path here.
- If you reach the B4308 Trimsaran Road, you've gone too far.
All boundaries are indicated with agricultural fences, in some places dilapidated.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are held under lease in favour of the Coal Board for 999 years from 1984.
Rights Of Way
There is a public foot path that runs along the south east boundary, a public footpath that intersects the west boundary and a permissive path that joins the lower road to the public footpath.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
Third Party Rights
In the extremely unlikely event that planning permission is granted, a share of any resulting increase in the value of the land is payable to a previous owner.
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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.