SOLD: Coed Craig a Ffynnon (Rock and Fountain Wood) £65,000 Freehold


Coed Craig a Ffynnon is accessed at its western end via a shared access track which brings you up a short ramp and then forks left into the woodland, into a level area for parking up, created out of the beginning of an old forestry track which runs all the way through the woodland on an east/west axis. This track provides a useful level area all the way through the woodland, which could be expanded on in sections to create areas to camp or perhaps create wildlife or bird hides. It is private and peaceful in the midst of the woodland, and although it is steep above and below the old trackway, sections of woodland steps built into the slopes could provide access into further parts of 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.


Throughout Coed Craig a Ffynnon there's a good quantity of oak interspersed with birch, rowan and some holly and hazel.

Wild bilberry or vaccinium myrtillus is found in quantity on the rocky crags, and at forest floor, as well as wildflowers throughout such as scarlet and yellow pimpernel and herb Robert; ferns and mosses such as the narrow and broad buckler fern and the aptly named Big Shaggy moss.


The quantity of birdlife here with accompanying song is fabulous, and woodpecker can be heard drilling for grubs. The wood warbler's distinctive call has been heard, and the song thrush - and there have been sightings of chiffchaff, blackbird, robin and wren.

The lake in neighbouring woodland, although only partially filled at present, would be the ultimate magnet for wildlife and birdlife of a great number of species, including attracting water loving birds such as the heron.


Access, tracks and footpaths

There are no public footpaths through Coed Craig a Ffynnon itself, but there is access to a public footpath which runs along the Afon Nant Cwm-Tawel through neighbouring woodland and there is another public footpath which runs along the outside of Craig a Ffynnon's eastern boundary.


Bird watching, quiet contemplation or gnarly climbing of some of the vertiginous slopes in this woodland should keep all the family happy.

Local area and history

The reservoir in the valley bottom used to provide water for Carmarthen but has been decommissioned for several years now. Throughout Cwm Tawel small brick structures can be seen, chambers for accessing the network of channels built to carry spring water to the reservoir when it was supplying Carmarthen with water, under the management of the Carmarthen Corporation Water Works in the late 19th C.

Nearby is the Dan-y-Coed Halt, the end of the line of the 4 mile stretch of the Gwili Railway, one of the last few stretches of functioning steam railway in the U.K. The 8 mile round trip takes you through four stations along the picturesque railway line which runs along the Afon Gwili through steeply wooded hillsides.

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. 145
  • Grid ref: SN 388 258
  • Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.907, -4.345

Location map


From Carmarthen take the A484 north for approximately 5 miles towards Cynwyl Elfed.

After passing Carmarthen Demolition yard (known locally as Barretts) with railway sleepers on the left, look out for a white house on the left (formerly the Rock and Fountain Inn) and a small waney-edge timber clad shed just beyond it, with a Woodlands for Sale sign on it, and the entrance gate is immediately between the two, on the left.

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Turn in carefully and enter the code into the gate lock and wait for the gate to open automatically. It will also close again automatically. (Please contact local manager before your visit for the code).

After a short distance you will come to a locked gate. Please park here, without blocking the track or the adjacent driveway and continue, over the gate, on foot.

Follow the track straight ahead and up the hill. After a shortish distance you will see a gate on the left hand side with a Woodlands for Sale sign on. Climb over the gate and continue ahead, down into and across the yard in a northerly direction. On the other side of the yard you will see a ramped track which will bring you up to the entrance to Coed Craig a Ffynnon on the left, marked by a ridestop, a Woodlands for Sale sign and a wooden name board.

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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.

Craggy wooded hillside with an old trackway running through the middle of it, a green secret passage! A lovely hideaway with good access.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]