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SOLD: Slake Meadow £55,000 Freehold

Description

The remarkably beautiful stretch of coastline which skirts around St Brides Bay from Skomer Island in the south to Ramsey Island in the north offers some of Pembrokeshire’s finest scenery. Slake Meadow can be found nestled in between Solva and St Davids on this stretch, set within a dramatic landscape that has inspired authors, artists and poets for years. At around 3 ¼ acres in size, the meadow offers a very beautiful but manageable parcel of land which would be ideal for those with environmental and amenity interests.

Slake Meadow is situated around 100m or so back from the Pembrokeshire coastal path, with no privately owned land in between the two, offering uninterrupted sea views out across St Bride’s bay. A meadow of this proximity to the coast is a rare find and the vistas throughout the seasons make for a magical backdrop.

The land’s coastal location should be factored in when developing a planting plan for the meadow. It is always preferable to plant native species wherever possible, and hardier species would be better suited in this location. Trees native to Pembrokeshire in this category would include Willow, Hawthorn, Juniper, Wild Privet or Gorse. These may be particularly well suited to the perimeter of the meadow where the substantial banks already provide some shelter from the elements, thereby creating a shelter belt which could shield other species further in, such as oaks or alders.

The land itself has an agricultural history and is almost entirely flat, with just a slight gradient dropping from north to south, towards the coast. The majority of the boundaries are formed by long established Pembrokeshire banks, whilst the western boundary is demarcated with a line of post and rail, which could be enhanced by the addition of new hedges across its length. Slake Meadow presents an opportunity to own a private parcel of land set within one of the most renowned areas of West Wales, providing a canvas for conservation as well as a place to retreat to from the rhythms of everyday life.

In terms of finding the meadow, when heading along the A487 from Solva towards St Davids, look out for a turning on your left signed posted to ‘Trelerw’ and leave the main road here. There is also a “planting land for sale” sign on the verge next to the turning. This turning is located in between the hamlet of Nine Wells and the Texaco garage on the outskirts of St Davids. After turning, follow this smaller road for roughly 250m and the entrance gate will be on your left hand side, marked by another sign. Please park here and climb the gate. Looking slightly to your right and follow the access track which runs diagonally across a small field and then along the left hand side of a much larger field. At the end of this field the track will pass through a hedgerow straight ahead, Slake Meadow will be on your left hand side.

The purchasers of the land will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Slake Meadow comes with freehold title and is accessed via a track which runs from a public highway. There are no public rights of way across the land.

Activities

There local area is regarded as a haven for a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, nature watching, cycling, diving, coasteering, surfing and climbing to name a few. A number of excellent beaches are within easy reach of the meadow including Whitesands Bay, Newgale and Little Haven.

Local area and history

St Davids is Britain’s smallest city and the final resting place of the eponymous Patron Saint of Wales. Formerly an important religious centre, exemplified by the historic Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, the area is now a haven for walking and other outdoor pursuits, particularly renowned for the landscapes of the Pembrokeshire coastal path. St Bride’s Bay, demarcated by Skomer island to the South and Ramsey island to the North, provides a striking backdrop to this section of coastal Wales.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 157
  • Grid ref: SM 780 245
  • Nearest post code: SA62 6UG
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8753, -5.22669

Location map

Directions

Slake Meadow is accessed via a stoned track from the public highway Ffos Y Mynach, just off the A487 between Solva and St Davids.

Click here for Bing Maps directions, enter your own postcode, (the location coordinates are already entered), and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where the track begins, where you can park. Thereafter please follow the maps.

Satnav: the postcode SA62 6UG is the nearest to meadow, but please note it is a short drive from the entrance.

Coordinates for satnav are: 51° 52' 41" N, 5° 13' 43" W for the metal gate at the start of the access track.

When heading along the A487 from Solva towards St Davids, look out for a turning on your left signed posted to ‘Trelerw’ and leave the main road here. There is also a “planting land for sale” sign on the verge next to the turning. This turning is located in between the hamlet of Nine Wells and the Texaco garage on the outskirts of St Davids. After turning, follow this smaller road for roughly 250m and the entrance gate will be on your left hand side, marked by another sign. Please park here and climb the gate. Looking slightly to your right and follow the access track which runs diagonally across a small field and then along the left hand side of a much larger field. At the end of this field the track will pass through a hedgerow straight ahead, Slake Meadow will be on your left hand side.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

EITHER £300 for a woodland course of your choice

OR £300 contribution towards buying trees, tree shelters or stakes

Free copies of our woodland book

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

A stunning meadow sitauted on the Pembrokeshire coast with panoramic sea views.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]