Hendre Copse, Cwmcych, (near Newcastle Emlyn), Pembrokeshire. 4.73 acres of maturing waterside broadleaves for £42,500 (freehold) [#A1510]
Mixed hardwoods with frontage to Afon Cych in a delightfully secluded corner of rural East Pembrokeshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 145.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: SN 271 371.
- Centre of wood: SN 270 370.
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.
Hendre Copse lies in the heart of rural southwest Wales near the boundary between Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Newcastle Emlyn is ten minutes to the north. Carmarthen and the A48 dual carriageway are 17 miles to the southeast, and Cardigan some 12 miles to the northwest.
The wood lies on the west side of Afon Cych, a clean-running South Wales salmon river. The wood has an easterly aspect with fairly steep mid-slopes which taper off to more modest slopes above and level river-side terraces below.
Hendre Copse is an Ancient Woodland Site which was restocked with native broadleaves after the previous conifer crop was cleared in the 1990s. The planted oak has been consolidated with natural regeneration – principally of birch but also with minor elements of ash and rowan – and a variety of other native species have been planted more recently to further diversify the wood. There is a healthy understorey of hazel in the shrub layer in company with scattered hawthorn and holly. The streamsides support a variety of more mature stems including oak, ash, alder and willow.
The wood is reached by a heavy-duty steel-beam bridge. This leads into a private track which terminates in a parking/turning area near the riverside. On leaving your car you are instantly in another world of fluttering leaves, rippling water and abundant wildlife. Buzzards and sparrow-hawks hunt overhead, whilst kingfishers, dippers, wagtails and herons patrol the river below. There are over 20 bird boxes in the wood, occupied by a variety of woodland birds including robins, tits and flycatchers. Bird-watchers will find plenty to occupy themselves here.
Hendre Copse enjoys about 150 metres of frontage to Afon Cych on its east side with fishing rights thereon, whilst an attractive small tumbling stream marks the southern boundary.
This wood has quiet recreation writ large, but with the added bonuses of a wealth of birdlife and involvement in the development of an evolving young native woodland.
If It Were Mine
I’d continue the current owner’s re-spacing of the birch to favour the oaks, and also remove the rest of the tree tubes.
Recuperation afterwards would be with a flask of tea on the riverside bench, while the hardstanding area at the end of the track is an obvious overnight spot for a caravan. Bliss!
Please remember some management options 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 3 miles to Cenarth.
- In Cenarth turn left immediately before crossing the river.
- After 1 ¾ miles turn left onto a minor county road immediately after crossing the river (signed for Cwmcych and Clydau).
- Continue for about 2 miles to where the road re-crosses the river by a white cottage.
- 1/3 mile after re-crossing the river you will see a recessed metal gate and stile on your right (X on the plan).
- Please park clear of all gateways and enter the wood via the stile.
- Cross the bridge and then turn first left to enter Coed Hendre.
- Sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing.
- The west boundary (CD) comprises the field-edge bund to the northern half and the transition between younger and more mature trees to the south.
- The north boundary (ABC) is marked by blue-topped posts.
- The east boundary (AE) is the riverside.
- The south boundary (DE) is the streamside.
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 where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route XAB.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way wilth liability according to use.
- BFC and FE are public footpaths.
There are no known 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
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.