SOLD: Coed Sylen £49,000 Freehold


Coed Sylen is a mixed deciduous woodland located close to the village of Pontyberem in Carmarthenshire. It is designated as a Restored Ancient Woodland Site.

Access to the woodland is via its own gated entrance off a quiet country road, providing excellent easy access all year round. Once through the gate, you walk down the track to a flat area with scope to develop a good camping, picnic or BBQ site.

If you follow the eastern boundary, you come across the good sized stream snaking south westerly through the woodland. The stream cuts through the middle of Coed Sylen and a sleeper forms a bridge a little further along to allow access to the southern extent.

There are some lovely flat areas south of the river, lending themselves perfectly to a camping, bushcraft or woodworking area. Here you will find some sizeable ash and oak trees which are truly magnificent. This area provides ample shade and on sunny days the sunlight floods through gaps in the canopy. The southern and western parts of the woodland border farmland.

Up along the southern boundary, the ground levels off. From the boundary it initially slopes gently towards the river, in one area dropping away much more steeply, forming a small ravine.


There is a good mix of broadleaf in here including some birch and sycamore amongst lovely mature oak and a quantity of ash. If the ash is, or becomes affected by die back, it provides a good source of firewood and it's always a good idea to keep a keen eye out for any healthy ash which may well be resistant.

At understory level, there is hazel and plenty of holly, and saplings of various broadleaf, the next generation of woodland, and there's thick ground cover of ivy in parts as well as woodland flowers such as lesser Celandine. Ferns such as male fern, various buckler ferns and soft shield ferns thrive here, with the stream and its small tributaries providing ideal habitat .


This woodland would be ideal for wildlife watching as it has a rich variety of habitats and the stream and springs in the wood are a great magnet for all species of bird, insect and and other wildlife. Due to the surrounding pasture redkites and buzzards can be seen circling looking for prey.


The streams and springs are a great asset to any woodland, very useful to campers! but also creating interesting varied habitats as far as plantlife is concerned, and of course a great boon to wildlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is excellent in all weathers being directly off the minor public road through its own private gated entrance.

There are no public footpaths through Coed Sylen.


Coed Sylen would be a great option for family forestry. It is easy to access and get around, there are good camping spots within the woodland, the stream is an obvious bonus and it already contains a nice mix of habitats to steward for the future.

It also presents excellent potential as a location to run a Forest School.

Local area and history

The woodland is located close to the village of Pontyberem, which offers local amenities such as a shop and pub. Pontyberem is situated in the Gwendraeth Valley, halfway between Carmarthen and Llanelli (both roughly 10 miles away). Llanelli is a historical mining town and is also the largest town in Carmarthenshire. Pembrey Country Park is situated on the outskirts of Llanelli, and consists of about 490 acres of parkland to explore. Cefn Sidan is a beach within the park that has won the coveted Blue Flag award. The Millennium Coastal Path, which spans 13 miles of coastline from Loughor to Pembrey, offers views of the Gower Peninsula and the opportunity for traffic-free cycling. The National Wetlands Centre, about 1-mile east of Llanelli, is one of nine wetland nature reserves managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

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. 159
  • Grid ref: SN 506 101
  • Nearest post code: SA15 5ND
  • GPS coordinates: 51.769, -4.16597

Location map


Directions from the M4:

Leave the M4 at junction 48, heading towards Hendy on the A4138. After half a mile turn left onto the B4306. After 4 miles turn right at the T-junction onto the A476. After half a mile turn left onto the B4306 signposted Pontyberem. After two and a half miles turn left onto Heol Sylen and follow this down until you see the woodland on the left hand side.

From other directions:

In the centre of Pontyberem, take the B4306 towards Llannon, and after three quarters of a mile turn right onto Heol Sylen. Follow this down until you see the woodland on the left hand side.

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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.

Pretty, mixed broadleaf woodland with a fast flowing stream and springs, located in the Carmarthenshire valleys within easy reach of Gower and other parts of the beautiful Welsh coastline.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

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