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Temple Meadow £95,000 Freehold

Description

Situated just a few hundred metres back from the rugged coastline of the St Davids headland, Temple Meadow is a charming coastal meadow with breath-taking views out across St Brides bay and beyond. The dramatic cliffs, punctuated by inlets and shores, make the Pembrokeshire coast one of the most renowned beauty spots of the UK. Sitting right in the heart of this inspiring landscape, Temple Meadow offers the chance to undertake a conservation project and leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

The meadow is a blank canvas which could be shaped by a new owner to suit their needs, be that with sections of wildflower meadow or open rides and glades amongst newly planted woodland. Certain species will fare better than others in coastal locations, and this should be considered when devising a planting plan, which could be done in partnership with professional consultants if so desired. Hardier species such as Hawthorn, Sycamore and Juniper would be suitable candidates, and could provide shelter at the perimeter of the meadow for other species such as oaks or pines. The meadow is bordered on all sides by traditional Pembrokeshire banks, populated by hedgerow species, which already provide a degree of shelter from the elements. The banks also offer excellent privacy from neighbouring land.

The meadow has had prior agricultural use and is currently down to grass, having been cut for hay in recent years. In terms of topography, it is almost entirely flat, with only a very gentle gradient dropping towards the coast. The land is accessed via an excellent track which leads off a public highway, along which a full right of way will be granted at all times, with and without vehicles.

The meadow would be well suited to those who are conservation minded and enjoy the great outdoors. As well as being so close to the coastal path, Temple Meadow is a just a short hop from a number of attractive beaches including Newgale and Whitesands Bay. The meadow is perfect as a base to adventure from and explore the dramatic landscapes amongst which is sits. It is also a sanctuary; a haven to which one can retreat to in order to escape the rigours of normal life, and be at peace in the privacy of your own outdoor space.

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. Turn 90 degrees to your left at the bottom and follow the track for a further 200m, at which point the entrance to Temple Meadow in a gap in the bank will be on your left hand side. A map marking the access track can be found under the ‘Wood Maps’ tab.

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

Temple 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. There is a bridleway approximately 150m to the north of the meadow, which adjoins the main access track, which can be used to directly access the Pembrokeshire coastal path.

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.

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Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 157
  • Grid ref: SM 782 247
  • Nearest post code: SA62 6UG
  • GPS coordinates: 51.876, -5.22356

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Directions

Temple 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 bank and turn 90 degrees to the left. Continue for another 100m or so and Heritage Meadow will be on your right hand side.

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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 two woodland books

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 charming coastal meadow with extensive sea views on the St Davids headland in Pembrokeshire.

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