Coed Rhydoldog, nr. Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. 7.79 acres of young woodland with open space and a large lake, 3 miles southeast of Llandovery. £130,000 (freehold) [#S1978]
A superb area of newly planted mixed woodland, wetland and grassland in a peaceful rural location, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park with recreational and conservation possibilities.
SA20 0QF (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point A): ///duplicity.notifying.printing
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 160
- Roadside gate: SN 804 325
- Centre of wood: SN 804 324
A short distance from the town of Llandovery in rural Carmarthenshire, Coed Rhydoldog is accessed through a locked gate and represents a great opportunity for a new owner keen on conservation and wildlife.
Formerly a conifer woodland amongst gently sloping and undulating loamy clay soils, much of the woodland is re-establishing with a blend of recently planted mixed broadleaves and shrubs. These include alder, cherry, oak, birch, poplar and lime. In addition, natural successors such as birch, hazel and willow are also beginning to support the replanted mosaic of thickets. There are a number of small mature wooded groves in areas throughout that contain oak and birch, as well as a smattering of taller stems of Norway spruce, birch and ash.
Occupying most of the western side is a large lake with an island, where you will find several stems of tall Scots pine and willow, with lush fusions of great reedmace, common reed and reed sweet-grass below, creating a lovely habitat for birds. The ground vegetation in this part is mostly verdant common rush interspersed with patches of grass and sphagnum moss.
To the east lie grassy glades dotted with holly, gorse, foxglove, primrose and bracken. Occasional large brash mounds from historic management now form wonderful hiding places for fauna.
This peaceful locale draws an array of feathered visitors including moorhen, mallard, dipper, sedge warbler and countless harmonious songsters. Otter, wood mouse, fallow deer, hare and badger have been spotted.
If It Were Mine
I would initially spend time getting to know the woodland, whilst taking note of the visiting wildlife. I would plan a structure to cross over the lake onto the island, then clear an area for a raised deck, ideal for camping adventures. This is a perfect area for star gazing with little in the way of light pollution. In the longer term I would plan some further tree planting.
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
- Heading east from Llandovery on the A40, turn right at T Roberts General Merchants onto Waterloo Street signposted Myddfai, head south, passing over the stone bridge with the Afon Bran beneath.
- Continue along Waterloo Street and up the hill passing the entrance to Allen & Page Quality Horse Feeds on the right.
- Go over the crossroads with the green bench and bin and up the hill along Rhiw Rhydings, passing a house with a white stone wall and fence with red painted tops on the right.
- Continue along the lane and straight Roman Road passing a farm and bungalow on the right. 0.7 miles beyond the farm and bungalow you will have passed through some woodland and will arrive at an access both on the right (point A on the plan below) and left of the lane.
- You will see our Woods4Sale signs here and along the lane on a tree.
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access points nor the lane.
- Climb over the gate (point A) and you will arrive within Coed Rhydoldog, sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- The southwestern boundary XZ follows an earth bund with brash on top indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The boundary XYZ is indicated in part by the fence along with blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees with the verge and council road 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 within this woodland.
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.