Coed Rhedyn, near Maentwrog, Gwynedd - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £49,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 6½ acres

Location: Maentwrog, Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
OS Landranger: 124
Grid ref: SH 638 393
Nearest post code: LL41 4HY

Contact: Sandra Colley
Phone: 07388 057 446
Email: [email protected]

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Description: Coed Rhedyn or Fern Wood is a diverse piece of land that contains both grassland and native broadleaf woodland and is just to the west on Maentwrog, set high up on the hills above the river Dwyryd.

A stream runs the length of the western boundary providing both a beautiful feature and a useful resource. The land includes both mature and young woodland but also nearly two acres of open grassland which is now largely covered with bracken. This could be left as it is, restored to grassland, or planted with trees, as preferred. The small field at the southern end of the land is mossy and fairly wet underfoot. The open fields in the middle of the land range through a variety of gradients including many level areas, some quite secluded and others that have clear views down the valley towards the east: these could make great wild camping spots. There is also an old stone building on the east edge of the land that holds an imposing position on the brow of the hill. The northern end of Coed Rhedyn is all wooded. Much of this wooded area is steep and bouldery with exposed rock outcrops and is dominated by young birch and oak trees. The path of the stream crosses moss-covered boulders and creates an idyllic setting in this part of the woodland.

Access to the woodland is gained from the A496 through a gated entrance and then up a good four-wheel-drive track. The track divides and turns left through a gate. The track then forks to the right and continues up the hill, then through a third gate and along the eastern edge of an open field to a fourth gate. If you go through this gate the track ahead takes you along the southern boundary where access into this end of Coed Rhedyn can be made. Alternatively, instead of going through the last gate, there is a stile over the fence, so you can walk along the outside of the eastern boundary that is marked by a fence: although not made up as a track at the moment, there is a right of way on foot or with a vehicle along this boundary, and access into the middle and northern parts of the land can be made from here.

Please note that there several internal fences and stone walls within Coed Rhedyn which are not boundaries of the wood. Those which are boundaries are marked at intervals with red paint. There is a stile for climbing over one of these fences next to the stream boundary on the western side of the wood: please take care with this as it is now quite rickety, although it does seem safe if you take care.

A neighbour has their water supply located in Coed Rhedyn. This includes some of the tanks indicated on the plan and a pipe that follows the route of the curved path featured on the plan.  Also, a neighbouring farmer has a right of way along the very south-east edge of the land, but this is rarely used.

Access: Coed Rhedyn is accessed by a right of way from the A496 a few miles west of Maentwrog. The track is driveable with a four wheel drive vehicle right to the entrance of Coed Rhedyn, and may be driveable with an ordinary car in dry conditions. The wood does extend all the way down the hill to the A496, although there is no vehicle access along the part where it meets the road.

Boundaries: The A496 forms the boundary to the north. This boundary, and all other boundaries through woodlands and some areas of bracken are marked by red paint on stakes, fence posts, and along the western stream boundary, on trees.

Sporting rights: Sporting rights are included in the sale.

Mineral rights: Mineral rights are included in the sale.

Covenant: in common with the neighbouring woodlands, there is a covenant designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

Local area: Coed Rhedyn overlooks the salt marsh estuary of the Dwyryd river, a haven for wildlife including otters, voles, and many species of birds, including Ospreys. It is just three miles from Penrhyndeudraeth for local amenities, five miles from Portmeirion, and six miles from Porthmadog.

Please note, none of these woods are suitable for residential development, other uses such as summer camping may well be suitable.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2018 OS Licence no.100057987

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Take the A496 out of Maentwrog and towards Harlech. After about two miles you will see a gated entrance and our "for sale" sign board on the left. Please note: this is on a gate set back from the road, so watch out for it. Continue along the main road and you will find two large lay-bys on the right. Park here and walk back down the road to the gated entrance to gain access to the woodland.

  • Postcode for Satnav:        LL41 4HY
  • Coordinates for Satnav:   52.936302, -4.022939 (main entrance gate)

If navigating by SatNav using the postcode, coming west from Maentwrog, the entrance gate is half a mile along the road beyond LL41 4HY.

Either climb the gate or use the stile next to it, and then follow the track up the hill through woodland, through two more gates, through the field, to the next gate where the entrance to Coed Rhedyn can be found, marked with an oak name board.

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.