Coed Rhostir, near Bronant, Aberystwyth - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £75,000 - Freehold
Size: 15⅓ acres

Location: Bronant, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
OS Landranger: 135
Grid ref: SN634656
Nearest post code: SY23 4JE

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

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Description: Coed Rhostir is part of the larger Mynydd Brith woodland. The spruce plantation of which it was part was clear-felled more than 15 years ago, This clear felling has allowed the natural re-growth of several species of broadleaf including oak, ash, rowan, birch and in the wetter areas alder, willow and goat willow. As this regeneration is at a relatively early stage, there is a good deal of ground vegetation consisting of bramble (mostly fairly sparse), gorse, rushes, willow herb and various grasses. Especially towards the eastern areas of the wood there are plenty of natural clearings with tussocky grass.

Coed Rhostir is a young woodland of great promise which, with stewardship, will regenerate into an interesting and diverse broadleaf woodland with the added interest of some wetland habitat.

The flora and fauna of this habitat could be restored with suitable management, and an ecological survey conducted over various areas of Mynydd Brith in 2009, including the woodland area next to Coed Rhostir known as Bronant Lake, contains management recommendations. This would see more of its native sphagnum, mosses and ferns return, amongst other flora. The survey also found evidence of water voles at nearby Bronant Lake.

Access: The access is good, consisting of a hard all-weather track leading from the main entrance to Mynydd Brith, through the surrounding woodland, to the entrance of Coed Rhostir itself, marked by a large stately beech tree (photo 10 and 11). There is room to park next to the track, but a new track could be created for access into the woodland, if desired.

Boundaries: The eastern boundary, and part of the northern boundary are fenced from adjoining farmland. The western boundary is the main access track. The remainder of the boundaries are marked by stakes, further indicated by blue paint on stakes, fence posts and trees (although the blue paint is quite faded in places). The marker posts on the south-western boundary (where it adjoins Bronant Lake) are painted blue on the Coed Rhostir side, and red on the Bronant Lake side. 

Sporting rights: Included in the sale

Mineral rights: 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.

Public footpaths:  there are no public footpaths in or near Coed Rhostir. There is a public access agreement with Ceredigion Council on the whole of Mynydd Brith woodland, but this seems to be very little used or known about.

Local area: One of the other woodlands in Mynydd Brith is home to the Coed Phoenix nature reserve which can only be of great benefit in contributing to the diversity and quantity of wildlife in the area and would also serve as a valuable resource for advice and information if needed.

The woodland is located close to the small village of Bronnant, and only a few miles from the market town of Tregaron, with local amenities. The lively seaside town of Aberystwyth is within a 30 minute drive as well as Cardigan Bay (a Special Area of Conservation) a stretch of coastline protected due to its marine inhabitants, including bottlenose dolphins. The Llyn Eiddwen National Nature Reserves, and Cors Caron (the Red Bog) are within about five miles of Coed Rhostir.

A PDF Brochure is available here

VIEWING: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please let us know by email in advance.  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.

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

Our Maps


From the north and north east via Abersytwyth

Take the A487 south towards Cardigan. In the village of Llanfarian take the left turn onto the A485, signposted Tregaron.

Follow the A485 for 9 miles, until you reach Bronant (or Bronnant).

Continue through Bronant, and then just after the 40mph signs at the end of the village, turn right signposted Bontnewydd.

Continue along this road for approximately three quarters of a mile and you will see the entrance to Mynydd Brith woodlands on the left, just after "Coed Can Erw" (which is on the right).

You may park your vehicle here (please don't block the gate which is in regular use), or drive to the wood itself.

From the south and south east via Lampeter and Tregaron

Follow the A485 toward Aberystwyth, until you reach the village of Bronant (or Bronnant).  Immediately before the 30mph signs, turn left signposted Bontnewydd.

Continue along this road for approximately three quarters of a mile and you will see the entrance to Mynydd Brith woodlands on the left, just after "Coed Can Erw" (which is on the right).

 You may park your vehicle here (please don't block the gate which is in regular use), or drive to the wood itself.

Through Mynydd Brith woodland

Follow the main track (take care with the potholes!) for two thirds of a mile (passing two turning to the right), until you reach the third turning to the right.

Turn right and follow this track for a quarter of a mile, passing a caravan on the left, and an entrance with a short section of post and rail on the right. At the end of the conifers that line both sides of the track, there is a line of large beech trees on either side of the track.  The beech on the left is the start of Coed Rhostir (see photo 10 and 11). There is a small pull-in next to the beech tree.

The corner of the woodland at the other end of the track is marked by a post with blue and red paint (opposite an entrance the other side of the track) just a few yards before reaching the gate into the area known as Bronant lake (the name is on the gate). (See photo 12)

  • Coordinates for the entrance off the road:   52.28032, -4.01012
  • Coordinates for the start of the wood:          52.27275, -4.00248
  • Nearest postcode:                                           SY23 4JE

If using SatNav to find the wood using the postcode instead of the coordinates, SY23 4JE is located on the road between Bronant and the entrance to the wood. Continue past there for a third of mile to the entrance to Mynydd Brith woodlands.

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.