Coed Trehyrne £59,000 Freehold


Coed Trehyrne is a delightful small woodland surrounded by rolling fields and wooded valleys, tucked between the mouths of the Rivers Taf and Twyi where they flow into Carmarthen Bay.

Allt y Hendre, the larger woodland of which Coed Trehyrne is a part, stretches along a length of a small tributary which runs on to join the River Taf, west of the woodland. Coed Trehyrne sits up on the west side of the valley with the ivy and fern clad ruins of a stone house tucked into the corner on its north western boundary. This house is called Tre-hyrn on late nineteenth century maps of the area. The remnants of old enclosures also remain as earth banks through the middle of the woodland, with some lovely large oak marking the boundaries, and springs can be found in the southern half of the wood.

A variety of ferns, male, hart's tongue amongst them, carpet the forest floor along with ivy and the foliage of woodland wildflowers, celandine, yellow pimpernel and wood sorrel amongst others, promising blooms in spring.

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.


In simple terms Coed Trehyrne falls into two halves, its southern half made up mainly of conifer where it is classified as a PAWS (Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site), while its northern half is predominantly broadleaf, much of it Restored Ancient Woodland, with some lovely statuesque oak dotted here and there, notably along the old earth bank, as well as some beech, alder and ash, along with holly and hazel at understorey.


The varied habitats of the surrounding area; hedgerows and pasture land along with the mudflats and estuary, 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.


In the north western corner of Coed Trehyrne you will come across the fairly substantial ruins of an old stone house, now draped in ivy and looking romantic - or spooky - depending on your inclination!

Please take great care if walking around this area and be aware stones may be loose. No survey has been done on this structure.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The main entrance is accessed directly off a minor public road. There is a large level area here for shared parking (please do not obstruct for other woodland owners) and for use as a temporary timber stacking area while undertaking woodland management, as long as access is maintained for other woodland owners at all times.

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

A public footpath runs through the northern part of Coed Trehyrne, following the track which enters the wood at its north eastern corner and exiting at its north western corner. This continues across adjacent fields to join the Wales Coastal Path near the banks of the River Taf.


The public footpath which crosses Coed Trehyrne 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.

Within the woodland, the stone ruins of course raise the possibility of restoring some sort of structure (residential planning permission will not be granted!).

The potential of restoring the PAWS to native broadleaf woodland, once the conifer has grown to maturity, is also an exciting prospect.

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 Trehyrne are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes, fence posts and trees.

The northern and western boundaries are fenced.

The eastern boundary is defined by the shared access track.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 159
  • Grid ref: SN 330 144
  • Nearest post code: SA33 5HR
  • GPS coordinates: 51.803, -4.423

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.

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 until you see the entrance to Coed Trehyrne on the right, marked by a ride stop and a wooden name board.

The main entrance gate where you park:

Coordinates: 51.805168,-4.418602

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The entrance to Coed Trehyrne:

Coordinates: 51.803054,-4.42284

What3words: hikes.rebounds.plunger

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.

Lovely mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland, in part Restored Ancient Woodland and a small area of PAWS (Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site) with the overgrown ruins of an old stone building.

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