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Badger Oak - SOLD, Monmouthshire - 7½ acres, £75,000

Badger Oak - SOLD

This is a very beautiful corner of Monmouthshire and the hilltop position of Big Wood (of which Badger Oak is a part) means sweeping views on its approach.

Big Wood was once part of the Cefntilla estate, located in Llandenny. Cefn Tilla Court, the 16th century house of the estate was given to the 2nd Lord Raglan, Richard Somerset as a testimonial to the services of his father Field Marshal Lord Raglan who had been Commander in Chief in the Crimean War. The house was almost entirely remodelled from 1856-1860 and is now Grade II* listed.

From the entrance gate to Big Wood, a good stone track leads to the generous parking area at the entrance to Badger Oak, plenty of room for wood stacking or forestry work as well as for a vehicle, and from here the woodland slopes away and up to the western and southern boundaries, both marked by fence lines and looking out over rolling green fields.

Underfoot throughout, the wood is thick with native bluebell, a mesmerising sight when in full bloom. There is a good mix of mature broadleaf specimens here, among them some spectacular oak and there is a lovely feeling of peaceful seclusion in the centre of the wood where the ground dips into a long dell formed by a large earth bank which curves down from the northwestern corner of the wood and peters out down towards the eastern boundary.

Within this area can be found a fascinating network of tunnels and openings which appear to form a large badger sett, perfect for some moonlit nature watching!

A small spring runs down through the wood from west to east creating some valuable damp habitat areas and the ground levels out in small areas here and there throughout, but mainly along the southern section of the wood and towards the eastern boundary which is delineated by a fairly substantial ditch lined by some majestic oaks.

Raglan, a pretty village is a couple of miles away with good supplies, pubs, post office and petrol station and a fantastic castle. It is a short drive to Abergavenny and also the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The M4 or M50, both within easy reach, make for very convenient access to the woodland.

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

  • Price: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: Gwehelog, Raglan, Monmouthshire
  • Size: 7½ acres for sale


The boundaries are marked with red paint on marker stakes on the northern and eastern boundary. The western and southern boundaries are marked by fence lines with some indicative paint markings.

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OS Landranger: OS No 161
Grid ref: SO 395 041
Nearest post code: NP15 1RD



From the M4 - exit at Junction 24 and take the A449 northwards towards Usk.

Take the exit onto the A472 towards Usk, As you enter Usk, just after the start of the 30mph limit, turn right signposted Gwehelog. After 2 miles you will see our "For Sale" board on the right hand side. Take the next turning right, signposted Llandenny. The turning and parking area for Big Wood is on the right after a few hundred metres.

Park up and continue on foot through the wood until you reach Badger Oak at the end of the track, on your right.

Coming from north of the wood, from the A40, take the turning from the roundabout at Raglan signposted Usk. Follow this road for a couple of miles or so until you see a sign for Coldharbour. Immediately after this, there is a very sharp hairpin turn to the left, which is very difficult to take. It may be easier to take the right turn directly opposite and then, taking great care for traffic coming from both directions, traverse the road and continue onto the minor road until you come to the entrance to Big Wood very shortly on your right.

Please park at the gate taking care not to block access and continue on foot through the wood until you come to Badger Oak at the end of the track on the right.


The boundaries are marked with red paint on marker stakes on the northern and eastern boundary. The western and southern boundaries are marked by fence lines with some indicative paint markings.

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