Nantbele Wood - Lot 1

Details for this wood

Guide price: £67,000 - Freehold
Size: Nearly 5½ acres

Location: Maudland, Rhos, Carmarthenshire
OS Landranger: 145
Grid ref: SN336340
Nearest post code: SA33 6SX

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

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Nantbele woodland is a primarily conifer woodland, and unusually, for woods in Wales, it is completely flat!  It is set well back from the nearest roads, so is quiet and peaceful. It was planted 16 years ago, after felling of the previous crop that was planted in the 1950s on what was grazing land before that.  It has been planted with a mixture of Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, and mixed broadleaves, especially willow (see map below for full details).  There is a reasonable amount of young broadleaf natural regen around the boundaries of the wood, and in any places where there are gaps in the conifers. A new owner could continue to manage the wood for timber value in which case it could benefit from some thinning, sometime in the next few years, or could favour broadleaf species, and perhaps aim for a gradual transition to a greater level of broadleaf tree cover. The size of many of the trees makes it still possible to work with hand tools only.  

There are numerous small ponds throughout the wood, particularly where the ground was mounded for planting, and these could be enhanced and extended.

Access: An excellent stone track, suitable for any vehicle at any time of the year runs from the main gate to a parking/turning/timber stacking area just inside the wood.  A few walkways through the wood have been created by side pruning the trees, and more of these could easily be created with very little effort.

Public access: There are no public footpaths or rights of public access into any part of Nantbele.

Sporting rights: Included.

Mineral rights: Included, except as reserved by statute.

Wildlife:  if you are lucky enough to be at the woods at the right time, at dusk in the Autumn, you may be able to watch a spectacular murmuration...with thousands of starlings swooping overhead.  And if you are even luckier, you may get to experience the incredible sound after they settle in the trees (see video)

Local area and history:  Nantbele is 11 miles north of Carmarthen, a market town since Roman times, and the A40/A48 provide easy access to the M4 to the east, and the Pembrokeshire coast to the west. The market town of Newcastle Emlyn is just five miles to the north, and there is a great range of country pubs, cafes and restaurants within a few miles of Nantbele.  Some of the beaches of the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coast - Llangrannog, Mwnt, Poppit Sands, Aberporth, Newport Parrog - are not far away.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, 20 miles to the south-east, is well worth a visit.

Nantbele could be translated from Welsh as Pine Marten Stream, but it is not known if that is the origin of the name.

Boundaries: The south-western and south-eastern boundaries are fenced from adjoining farmland. The north-western boundary is formed by the stream.  The north-eastern boundary is a large earthbank on the south-east side of the access track (but not the north-western side).

Photographs: were taken October and November 2023.

Viewing: You are welcome to view at any time, but please make sure you have a copy of the sales particulars with you, on paper or saved to your phone, as there may be very little mobile phone signal when you arrive at the wood.  While much of the wood is dry underfoot, there are pockets of wet land, and numerous small ponds particularly where the ground was mounded for planting, so waterproof boots are recommended.

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

Our Maps


From the south and east - via the M4/A48/A40 at Carmarthen:

Follow signs for Carmarthen (Glangwili) Hospital, then take the A484 towards Aberteifi and Newcastle Emlyn.

Follow this road for six miles until you reach Cynwyl Elfed. In the middle of the village, take a left fork onto the B4333 signposted Hermon.

Follow this road for just over five miles, then take a right turn signposted Amgueddfa Wlân Genedlaethol - National Woolen Museum.

Coming south from Newcastle Emlyn

Take the A484 out of Newcastle Emlyn towards Carmarthen, then before leaving Emlyn, take a left fork onto the B4333 signposted Cynwyl Elfed.

Follow this road for four and a half miles, then take a left turn signposted Amgueddfa Wlân Genedlaethol - National Woolen Museum.

From either direction

After turning for the National Woolen Museum, the entrance to Nantbele is on the right after half a mile.  Please park carefully at the entrance without blocking the gateway, as timber wagons use this entrance to access Nantbele sawmill.

  • Nearest postcode for satnav:  SA33 6SX (but note the destination is on the B4333, one third of a mile south of the turning signposted National Woolen Museum)
  • Coordinates for satnav:  51.9839,-4.4223
  • What3Words:    podcast.remains.cement

Walk along the stone track to the right of the entrance, keeping right onto the main track, following it around a bend to the left, and then turning right where four tracks meet.  Lot 1 is straight ahead of you at the end of the track.

  • The entrance to Lot 1 is at coordinates: 51.9806,-4.4234 
  • What3Words: bombshell.squares.clinking

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.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Sandra Colley on 07769654392 or email us at [email protected] with your details.