Coed Faner. Gwynedd - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £68,000 - Freehold
Size: Almost 6 acres

Location: Eisingrug, Talsarnau, Gwynedd
OS Landranger: 124
Grid ref: SH 618 349
Nearest post code: LL47 6YA

Contact: Sandra Colley
Phone: 07769654392
Email: [email protected]

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Description: Coed Faner is a mostly young regenerating broadleaf woodland, private and secluded, and with truly outstanding views across the estuary to Portmeirion, Porthmadog, and to Harlech Castle and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). As part of the larger Maes y Neuadd woodland, Coed Faner was clearfelled in about 2008. Previously it was growing a mixture of Western Hemlock , Larch, and other mixed conifers.  This woodland has seen about 14 years of natural regeneration, supplemented by planting by the current owner. It was clearfelled to plant the conifers probably in the middle of the last century, but following harvesting of the conifers it is now gradually regenerating as a broadleaf woodland. The trees growing here include oak, silver birch, willow, hazel, beech, holly, rowan, together with the occasional conifer that has managed to establish itself.

There are still clear areas within the wood, where the trees have not been able to re-establish themselves because of the amount of bracken, gorse, and bramble, but some careful management of these areas would be very beneficial to the woodland, allowing natural regeneration to become established.  Natural Resources Wales may well require some replanting to be done in these areas this winter, to give the woodland a push in the right direction.

There are two distinct areas to Coed Faner: the western area at the bottom of the hillside has some impressive mature oak and beech trees while the southern and eastern part of the wood has much younger trees

An environmental study of the whole Maes y Neuadd woodland was commissioned in 2013, and this can be made available on request.

Access: Coed Faner is accessed along a good quality level track that runs from the main gate along the eastern boundary of the wood.  In the middle of that boundary there is a parking area alongside the track. From there a path has been cut a short distance down the hill, turning just before an old dry stone wall to a small fairly level clearing, that could be used for camping. Another path has recently been cut from a gap in the dry stone wall, going some way down the hill, and this could be extended with a little work. A turning circle is available at the end of the track.

Public access: None. 

Sporting rights: Understood to be included.

Mineral rights: Included, except as reserved by statute.

Official designations:The majority of the woodland is classified as Ancient Woodland, which means it has continuously been woodland for at least 400 years. It also lies within Eryri  - the Snowdonia National Park, and they have been very supportive of the woodland owners here.

Wildlife: Woodcock, buzzards, various song birds, bats, pheasant and foxes have all been seen here.

Boundaries: The eastern boundary is the main access track.  The western boundary is a stone wall at the bottom of the hill, separating the woodland from adjoining farmland.  The southern boundary is marked with stakes, running in a straight line down the hill from the marker post next to the wood name and For Sale board. Although many of these are quite well hidden by the growth of trees and other vegetation, they do run in a straight line from the access track, so should be fairly easy to locate, particularly in the winter when the vegetation dies back. The northern boundary, just before a track in the next woodland, Ty Gwyn, is similarly marked with posts (although the one next to the track is missing).  All boundaries are indicated by purple paint on the stakes and on trees.

Local area and history:  Coed Faner is part of Coed Maes y Neuadd, which has some of the finest views of Snowdonia you will ever see. Situated two miles from Talsarnau in the small hamlet of Eisingrug, just 3.5 miles from historical Harlech, its famous castle is visible from the woodland. The world-famous Portmeirion can also be seen from the woodland and is easy to reach in 15 minutes.

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

Photographs: were taken in August 2022 (except one, as marked, taken in 2011).


VIEWING: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself.  Please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you: we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop before you go. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception, particularly as you make your way over the dry stone wall and down the hillside.

Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

Our Maps


From the A487 Dolgellau to Porthmadog road, turn onto the A496 signposted Maentwrog and Harlech. Follow the A496 for just under 6 miles miles, and after Talsarnau, the road becomes the B4573 (do not take the right turn to stay on the A496).

After a third of a mile, just before a bridge, turn left into a small lane and follow that for half a mile up the hill, through the village of Eisingrug and its village pond, and take the next right turn between a telegraph pole and a stone barn, marked as a no-through road.

Follow that road up the hill for a third of a mile until you reach a metal gate with our Woodlands for Sale sign on it. Please park here without blocking the gate. Once past the gate the woodland can be found on the left hand side of the track.

  • Postcode for Satnav:        LL47 6YA (about a quarter of a mile before the entrance gate)
  • Coordinates:                      52.89193,-4.05456 (the main entrance gate)
  • What3Words:                     reconnect.triangles.twigs (the main entrance gate)

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.