SOLD: Coed Ceridwen £59,000 Freehold


Coed Ceridwen, named for the beautiful sorceress of Welsh mythology who held powers of transformation. Read her story here...Ceridwen.

A lovely peaceful woodland in a tranquil location with beautiful views out through neighbouring woodland to the west and north. The larch in Coed Ceridwen is well grown and access through the woodland is not too challenging despite its sloping terrain, as various grasses, ferns, and heathers keep scrub and undergrowth in check for the most part. The rocky bluffs rising up beyond the eastern boundary are an attractive backdrop to the woodland and make for some interesting exploring and habitat. Towards the south eastern corner some small level areas open up and the trackway into Coed Ceridwen, which could be cleared further or widened in part, provides level space for camping and woodland activities.

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.


The majority of Coed Ceridwen is mainly made up of mature larch, well grown and well spaced. Underfoot sees various soft grasses, mosses, ferns and colourful heathers, as well as some bramble and dotted throughout areas of lichen flocked rock.

Around the fringes, there is a small amount of various broadleaf, of mixed age, including rowan, birch, older oak and some ash. Throughout the woodland holly and some hazel form a sparse and intermittent understory and there is some natural regeneration of larch. There are more thickets of holly growing up and along the top of the ridge and over and between the rocky bluffs which rise up to and beyond the eastern boundary.


There is a wide variety of bird life here in the secluded reaches of Ceredigion, including sea birds as it is only a couple of miles from the coastline at Borth. Just a few miles further north is the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve sited at the mouth of the Dyfi Estuary which is home to the Dyfi Osprey Project .

Buzzards and red kite can be seen over head, circling in the thermals.


The rocky outcrops sport some lovely mosses and lichens, and heather grows well in some areas of this upland woodland. Native rowan sport fabulous red berries attracting birds and wildlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

An accessible woodland, a short distance along a good track from the gated entrance off a minor road, and then a grassy track accessible to vehicles, terminating towards the middle of the wood.

There are no public footpaths through Coed Ceridwen.


Bird watching, camping, or just watching nature and the changing seasons. There is plenty to explore along the nearby Ceredigion coastline and this would be a wonderful base from which to do it.

Local area and history

Ceridwen is also known as the mother of one of Wales' most famous bards, Taliesin, the remains of whose burial place is reputed to be a couple of miles north of Talybont, and a mile east of the eponymous village Tre Taliesin.

Just west of there can be found the wonderful dunes of Ynyslas beach, and a little further south at Borth you may spot the petrified remains of an ancient forest previously buried in sand but gradually uncovered by storms since 2014.

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.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 135
  • Grid ref: SN 685 881
  • Nearest post code: SY24 5DW
  • GPS coordinates: 52.475, -3.937

Location map


Follow the A487 to the village of Talybont, approximately 7 miles from Aberystwyth or 10 miles from Machynlleth.

In the centre of Talybont you will see the Black Lion Hotel and White Lion pub side by side. Take the road up to the right of the Black Lion Hotel and follow this road for about 2 miles, going over a small stone bridge.

Continue on this road towards Bont Goch, taking the left fork BEFORE you pass the red telephone box on the left.

Follow the road uphill until after a short distance you will see a wooden gate on your left with a Woodlands for Sale sign on it.

Turn in and park up here, taking care not to block the gate and continue over the gate on foot. Follow the main track though the woodland until you see the entrance to Coed Ceridwen, marked with a wooden name board and Woodlands for sale sign, a short distance up the hill on your right.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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 predominantly larch woodland with a fringe of mixed broadleaf in a beautiful quiet location, only ten or so minutes from the West Wales coastline, with good access.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]