Coed Hendre £175,000 Freehold


Coed Hendre lies along the east facing slopes in the southern half of Allt yr Hendre, much of which is designated ancient woodland of one form or another. This woodland lies in beautiful rolling countryside of hills and wooded valleys within minutes of the coast between both the Taf and Twyi Estuaries. Set on the peninsula between the two rivers, there is great feeling of peace and quiet seclusion here, and especially so in Coed Hendre as it is the last woodland in the southernmost part of the larger woodland, and therefore at the end of the track! There is a gate, with sole use for Coed Hendre's owners, at the south eastern corner of Coed Hendre, which opens onto a short section of track over which there is a shared right of way, which leads to a very quiet country lane. A useful access point for forestry management.

Coed Hendre offers a lot to the woodland owner both in amenity terms with its picturesque setting in a wonderful location and also in forestry terms with a valuable stock of timber which would bring some economic return. With sensitive management there could be the legacy of a restored broadleaf woodland for future generations.

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.


Coed Hendre, designated PAWS (Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site) is predominantly conifer; a mix of Douglas fir, spruce and some larch. There is quite a quantity of oak, some fairly mature, in the south western quarter extending mainly between the western boundary and the track which runs through the middle of almost the full length of Coed Hendre. There are other oak standards dotted along the track and various young broadleaf growth including holly, hazel and hawthorn on the fringes of the woodland. There are huge quantities of ferns of various species throughout, carpeting the forest floor, and ivy as well as bluebells and other wildflowers to be found in spring, as well as some bramble.


The varied habitats of the surrounding area; hedgerows and pasture land along with the mudflats along the Twyi and Taf estuaries, and Allt y Hendre's Ancient Woodland status result in a richness of wildlife, some quite rare. Local wildlife recordings have made note of Lesser and Greater Horseshoe bats (not commonly seen these days) attracted to the wooded valleys, and Golden plover are drawn to the mud flats of the Taf Estuary. Other coastal birds such as sandpipers, ringed plovers and egrets can be seen and heard at the mouths of the Twyi and Taf, and far more common, red kite can be seen circling overhead.


Level track runs throughout the whole woodland.

Well managed conifer on an ancient woodland site.

Lovely rock formations.

Quiet and private.

Sole use access at the southern end of the woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The main entrance is accessed directly off a quiet country road. There is a large level area here for shared parking (please do not obstruct for other woodland owners)

The access to Coed Hendre involves fording the river, and the track although reasonably level, is soft in parts so we would advise access with 4 wheel drive vehicles only.

There is additional access at the south eastern tip of the woodland by way of a gate with sole use for Coed Hendre which leads to a track with shared right of way which in turn leads onto a very quiet country lane.

A public footpath runs through Allt yr Hendre and through Coed Hendre's neighbouring woodland, Coed Trehyrne, but there is no public footpath access through Coed Hendre itself.


There is the opportunity to restore Coed Hendre, designated PAWS, to a native broadleaf woodland with sensitive long term management.

The public footpath through Allt yr Hendre connects with the Wales Coast Path close to the banks of the River Taf, ultimately providing 870 miles of fabulous walking along the entirety of Wales' beautiful and diverse coastline!

Just beyond Llansteffan on the B4312 to Carmarthen, is the Towy Boat Club for anyone who wished to canoe or fish for the famous sewin (sea trout) in season.

Local area and history

To the southeast is the lovely village of Llansteffan which has the ultimate castle perched on its headland, a great beach, fish and chips and a seaside cafe as well as pubs, post office, shop and B&Bs.

To the west is the River Taf, one of three estuary rivers, along with the Twyi and the Gwendraeth which jointly flow into Carmarthen Bay.

Across the River Taf is Laugharne, where you can visit Dylan Thomas' former home, The Boathouse, now a museum, and his writing shed perched high looking out across the " sloeback, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat bobbing sea."

Carmarthen is only 20 minutes away with all amenities and transport links.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Coed Hendre are marked in orange paint on trees, wooden marker stakes and fence posts.

The eastern boundary is mainly defined by the access track.

The western boundary is fenced.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 159
  • Grid ref: SN 331 142
  • Nearest post code: SA33 5HR
  • GPS coordinates: 51.798, -4.422

Location map


From the M4 continue on the A48 to Carmarthen.

Follow signs to the A40 and take the A40 (west) towards St Clears for approximately 5 miles.

Take the left turn signposted to Llangynog (3rd exit) at Bancyfelin.

Continue along this road into and through the village of Llangynog.

After exiting Llangynog, after about 1/3 of a mile, you will see ahead of you the abandoned building of the Wern Inn opposite, as the road bends fairly sharply to the left. Continue along this road and follow it as it then bends to the right (do not take the left fork) and then continue as it takes you into woodland.

After approximately half a mile, keep an eye out for a wooden gate on your right, with a Woodlands for Sale sign. Pull in here carefully and continue on foot.

The main entrance gate where you park:

Coordinates: 51.805168,-4.418602

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Once through the gate, take the track to the right and either ford the river on foot or cross the footbridge and then follow the track round to the left. Continue along here, passing the entrance to Coed Trehyrne on the right, until you see the entrance to Coed Hendre ahead, on the right of the track, marked by a ride stop with a wooden name board and a Woodlands for Sale sign.

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 long stretch of wooded hillside, private and quiet, designated PAWS (Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site). Within the woodland are some interesting rock formations and it has its own private gated access.

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