SOLD: Coed Llygad Ebrill (Celandine Wood) £49,000 Freehold
- Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
- 5¾ acres
- West and South Wales and Herefordshire
Main track leading up the wood
Ride stop entrance leading up parking spot for Coed Llygad Ebrill
Heading up the track to parking area looking back at ride stop
View out from parking area
Large parking area and a rest spot
Looking up into wood from parking area
View of the wood looking eastwards
View out from the western boundary
View along the western boundary
An area soon to be teaming with bluebells
Twisted old oaks on the western edge of the wood
Another view out from the western boundary
Another view of the wood
Earth bank that runs through the middle of the wood
Gorge on the southern end of the wood
Stream making up the eastern boundary
Looking up into wood from the stream
Another view of the stream
And another view of the stream
Look for this shed and turn in here, phone for gate combination code
Park up here and walk on (please don't block the entrance)
Head through this gate
Coed Llygad Ebrill is found on the southwestern spur of larger woodland Cwm Tawel. It is made up of steep wooded slopes rising up to bordering fields on its southern and western boundary with lovely views out, and Carmarthen Golf Course on its south eastern tip.
It's eastern boundary is marked by a good sized stream, running from the highest peak of Llygad Ebrill, its southern boundary, down to the entrance to the wood, where it continues through a culvert under the track before joining the Afon Nant Cwm-Tawel.
From the entrance ride-stop, the track rises up gently to a large level turning circle within the woodland, sheltered to the north by the neighbouring woodland Bedwen Fach and Long Oak, and with views of the woodland slopes of Coed Llygad Ebrill to the south.
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 woodland is mature broadleaf in the main, consisting predominantly of oak. Some management around selected oak would encourage certain specimens to mature further and grow on and improve. Birch, sycamore and ash are also present here and there throughout with a sparse understory of hazel, holly and willow which thickens up significantly bordering the stream.
Around the fringes of the wood, at field level, there are quantities of bilberry, and in the more open areas along the track edges many wildflowers including celandine, campion, and herb-robert, as well as bluebells in a swathe up to the western boundary. Windflower (anemone) and golden saxifrage grow along the stream banks
Dryopteris dilatata or shield fern amongst other species of fern are seen throughout, as are patches of ivy providing ground cover.
The quantity of birdlife with accompanying song here 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.
A lovely stream fringed with wildflowers, many mature oaks and exciting nooks and crannies to explore and climb.
Access, tracks and footpaths
There are no public footpaths through Coed Llygad Ebrill itself but there is access to a public footpath which runs along the Afon Nant Cwm-Tawel through the larger woodland.
Bird watching and listening is a definite attraction! The area of level hardstanding provides space for woodworking and/or camping.
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.
The boundaries are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes, trees, and fence posts.
The northern boundary is marked on stakes and trees and is shared with neighbouring woodland.
The eastern boundary is the mid point of the stream.
The southern boundary is fenced.
The western boundary is fenced and looks onto fields.
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 382 253
- Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
- GPS coordinates: 51.903, -4.353
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 the Rock and Fountain Inn (a white building) on the left and a small waney-edge timber clad shed just beyond, with a Woodlands for Sale sign on it, and the entrance gate is immediately between the two on the left.
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 and continue on foot.
Follow the track straight ahead and up the hill (passing a gate on the left hand side of the track-ignore this) until the track bends to the left and you come to a third unlocked gate with a Woodland for Sale sign on it. (On your right here, you will see a yellow public footpath marker indicating where the public footpath heads west, along the north bank of the Afon Nant Cwm-tawel.)
Continue through the gate and follow the MIDDLE track straight ahead (there are two other tracks off to the left - the entrance to Llygad Ebrill is the third 'left')- You will see the ridestop ahead of you, marked with a Woodlands for Sale sign and wooden name board for Coed Llygad Ebrill.
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.