Coed yr Allt Fawr - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £27,000 - Freehold
Size: Almost 6½ acres

Location: Aberhosan, Gwynedd
OS Landranger: 135
Grid ref: SN788959
Nearest post code: SY20 8RR

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

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Description: Coed yr Allt Fawr is a broadleaf woodland, primarily oak, with a handful of other species, a little holly, and a few self-seeded conifers.  In areas where the canopy has been broken there are thousands of self-seeded oak saplings getting established. The small piece of woodland the far side of the fence line is much younger, being primarily a mixture of oak, larch and birch. 

The wood is south facing, on the side of the Afon Hengwm valley, with the river forming the southern boundary of the wood (so the boundary is deemed to be the mid-point of the river). The river is quite fast flowing, with some deeper pools. A short distance down the valley (beyond this wood, but visible from the bridleway) the river falls into a deep ravine with waterfalls. There is a relatively flat area between the track and the river. North of the track, the land slopes upwards all the way to the northern boundary.  It is a long climb to the top, but you would be rewarded with views of the surrounding hills.

During the winter, the canopy is very open, but the wood will be transformed as spring gets underway, and the leaves start to appear on the oak trees, revealing the spectacular beauty of this landscape. The majority of the wood is designated as a Restored Ancient Woodland Site, which means it has had continuous tree cover for at least 400 years, and that at some point in the past it did have non-native trees planted on it.

Access: The woodland is accessed from a minor country road outside Forge, near Machynlleth.  The asphalt road runs out about one mile from the wood, and from there onwards access is via a track that is also a public footpath/bridleway. This track is only suitable for a four wheel drive vehicle (or, of course, on foot or bicycle from the public highway). Despite the "no vehicle" signs, the owner of the wood does have a vehicular right of way. There is nowhere to turn a vehicle around inside the wood at the moment, but there would be room just after the gate in the middle of the wood (if the "latching post" for the gate was removed).

Sporting rights: Included

Mineral rights: reserved to a previous owner

Local area: The woodland is located in an exceptionally quiet rural area, but still just a few miles from Machynlleth, where there are all the usual facilities, and a railway station.

Boundaries: The southern boundary is the river. The northern boundary is a fence line from adjoining woodland.  The eastern and western boundaries are not fenced. There is a fence line running through the wood, but that is definitely not the boundary of the wood.  The western boundary (the start of the wood as you come in from Forge) can be identified by the orange mesh netting that you can see, about 150 metres after passing the ruins of an old farmhouse (Tan yr Allt).  There is a fence line with gate running through the middle of the wood, and the eastern boundary starts some 25 metres beyond that gate and fence, and is marked with fluorescent tape (see the plan of the wood for more information) .

Public access: The track that runs through the southern edge of the wood is a public bridleway.

VIEWING: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you – as you are unlikely to get any mobile phone reception or internet access once you get there: 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.

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From the A489 in Machynlleth, opposite Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital take the turning into Forge Road, signposted Forge, Aberhosan, Dylife, and Llanidloes. Follow this road for one mile, into Forge, and then on a left hand bend, fork right, signposted Uwchy Garreg. Continue along this road for 3.5 miles, until, as you come down a hill, the tarmac runs out (at GPS coordinates 52.539991, -3.802296). Please park here and walk to the wood for viewing.. A track doubles back to the left. Follow this track, and after 300 metres, fork right onto the bridleway (see photographs).

Follow this bridleway, passing through a metal gate and a wooden gate, for about 800 metres until you reach the old ruins of Tan yr Allt farmhouse. A further 150 metres or so along the track, you will see some orange mesh netting that indicates the start of the wood. 

  • Postcode for Satnav:        SY20 8RR (and then continue almost 1 mile past this destination)
  • Coordinates for Satnav:   52.539991, -3.802296 (end of the asphalt road, and start of track leading to the woodland)

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.