Coed Spwdwr, Carmarthenshire - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £55,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 9 acres

Location: Trimsaran, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire
OS Landranger: 159
Grid ref: SN 439 056
Nearest post code: SA17 4EG

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

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This is a great opportunity to purchase a good sized acreage of mixed woodland with a good presence of mature oak and Scots pine in a very accessible location, with links to transport, both road and rail.

The woodland is level throughout, and there is an interesting variety of vegetation. Part of Coed Spwdwr, towards the western half, is made up of an area of wetland, rare and valuable habitat these days, and which makes Coed Spwdwr an interesting conservation wood.  In summers like the one we have just had, the wetland areas substantially dry out.

Towards the central area of the woodland there is an attractive stand of mature Scots pine, and there is a significant number of mature oak standards throughout the rest of Coed Spwdwr. There are also mature specimens of alder and ash here. The understory sees much holly and hazel, entwined with honeysuckle, stalwarts of British woodland and essential for providing good habitat for birds and wildlife.

Moving westwards the growth becomes denser, and what appears as overstood alder and hazel coppice, the ground becoming wetter here.


Access: Coed Spwdwr is at the end of a slightly coarse, but very solid, stone track that meanders through woodland to the ridestop at the entrance to the wood. A grassy path runs alongside an earth bank leading into the wood, and then turns sharp left into the heart of the woodland.  Much of the woodland floor in this rea is grassland, making it easy to walk around.

Public access: A public footpath runs along the western boundary.

Sporting rights: Understood to be included.

Mineral rights: Included, except as reserved by statute.

Official designations:  none

Boundaries: The north, south western and south eastern boundaries are all fenced, and on the western sides fronting onto the road, on the eastern sides adjoining the neighbouring garden.

Boundaries are further marked with red paint on trees, stakes and fence posts.

Local area and history:  Home Covert, the larger wood of which Coed Spwdwr is part, was for a long time part of the Colby Estate (near Amroth) built on the family’s involvement in coal mining in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.  Coed Spwdwr is named for Pont Spwdwr, an interesting stone bridge of late medieval construction, considered one of the oldest of its type in South Wales, which is to be found within walking distance of the wood. It was used as the main crossing point over the Afon Gwendraeth from the date of its construction in the late 15th century until a modern version, more suited to vehicle traffic was built a short distance to the east.

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 September 2022.

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 Carmarthen travel south, taking the A484 towards Kidwelly.

Continue on this road, past the turning for Kidwelly, and take the next left, the B4308 signposted for Trimsaran and marked with a brown sign for the race course Ffos Las.

Just before you reach the village of Trimsaran look out for a left turn, again signed to Ffos Las Racecourse with a brown sign and signposted to Carway and take this turning.

Some 100m or so along you will see a For Sale board on a gate.

Please pull in here and park, and continue on foot into the woodland.  Please don't block the gate, as it is in frequent use. If you find the gate open, please don't drive in to the wood, as it may be locked again at any time.

Follow the main access track through the larger woodland all the way to the very end where you will find the entrance to Coed Spwdwr marked by a ride stop and a wooden name board.

Please take extra care when walking around the wetland areas of the wood.

  • Postcode for Satnav:        SA17 4EG
  • Coordinates for Satnav:   51.72664,-4.25478 ​ (entrance off the main road)

If navigating with a satnav using the postcode, note that the postcode is on the B4308, 0.2 miles before the left turn as you approach Trimsaran.

Maps are: © Crown copyright and database rights 2023 OS Licence no.100057987

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.