Coed y Draenog, Brecon, Powys. 2.22 acres of conifer and broadleaved woodland in the Brecon Beacons National Park for £20,000 (freehold) [#F1395]
Replanted mixed broadleaves with semi mature Norway spruce trees and excellent access in Powys, mid Wales.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 160
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 020 252
- Centre of wood: SO 022 252
Nearest postcode: LD3 8LE
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 y Draenog is a wonderful mix of open ground and mature trees. An open area in the northwest corner has been planted with some native broadleaf trees. It is surrounded on three sides mostly by mature Norway spruce to the south and west and a mixture of young and old beech, oak, hazel and ash trees to the north east.
The woodland is effectively flat but does have an ever so gentle northern slope. A recently installed stone track provides year-round access in a two-wheel drive vehicle.
There is a small stream that runs down the eastern boundary of the woodland, that starts as a source only a few hundred metres up Twyn Cil-Rhew, the hill to the south of the woodland. Eventually the water in this stream will run into the Afon Wysg/River Usk that runs through Brecon, and down to Caesnewydd/Newport and empties into the Bristol channel.
A ditch has been created on the western and northern boundaries to aid drainage of rainwater. Two crossing places have been built to allow vehicular access into the woodland off the main track.
The lush areas in between the planted trees is home to a mixture of flora - predominately a variety of grasses - and could be an excellent place to pitch a tent. In the coming months and years, the areas around this will rapidly grow thick and tall and provide an excellent privacy screen. Under the semi-mature Norway spruce trees to the south, a mixture of bracken, self-seeded spruce saplings (and a few Western hemlock that have drifted in from outside the woodland boundary) and bramble make up the rough understorey.
The eastern boundary adjoins an agricultural field and has views over open pastureland with sheep and cattle grazing in the distance. On a clear day you can just make out the outer edges of the market town of Brecon.
If It Were Mine
The newly planted trees need to be kept free from weeds and competing vegetation for the first few years, so I would make this part of my regime.
I would create a circular route to access further into the woodland in a vehicle by clearing a track from the two crossings. At the mid-point of this track I would create a clearing to perhaps pitch a tent or build a little BBQ pit/firepit.
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 the centre of Brecon leave Watergate towards B4601 / Ship Street.
- Turn right on to B4601 / Ship Street.
- After half a mile bear left on to Ffrwdgrech Road.
- After half a mile keep straight on to road by the military sign.
- After a mile turn left on to road where there is a stump of an old beech tree on the left.
- After a mile turn left at the junction, and after 150 metres you will arrive at the entrance gate on the left (point A on the plan below) where there is a Red Rock Forestry management sign on the gate.
- Park safely without blocking access and continue on foot (sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing purposes).
- Climb the gate and walk along the track, and after 50 metres from the gate (point B) the track forks. This is the beginning of the western boundary of the woodland.
- The north, west and south boundaries are the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts offset by a short distance.
- The east boundary is an agricultural fence with fields beyond.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way in this wood.
- A right of way is granted at all times and all purposes over the routes ABC and BD.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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 (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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.