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Iron Bridge Wood, Caerphilly - 3 ½ acres, £45,000

Iron Bridge Wood
Iron Bridge Wood
Caerphilly

Small pocket of woodland in a historic corner of South Wales with excellent access, beautiful mature broadleaf and river frontage.

Iron Bridge Wood is a pretty, broadleaf woodland; the western half of a larger area of woodland conveniently accessed directly off a quiet, minor road running between the small villages of Draethen and Michaelston-y-Fedw.

As well as frontage on to the River Rhymney which runs fairly shallow over a pebbly riverbed, with grassy banks and easy access to the river, there are two small streams which traverse the woodland.

In Iron Bridge Wood there is a good mix of mature broadleaf, some lovely sweet chestnut, mature beech, oak, alder and a healthy understory of hazel, holly and young birch, ash and oak sapling.

Just west of Iron Bridge Wood, is 153 acres of PAWS (Planted Ancient Woodland Site) woodland, part of the Ruperra Castle estate, currently being restored and partly replanted with native species by the Ruperra Conservation Trust.

A short distance upstream of Iron Bridge Wood is a pretty cast iron bridge built by the former landowners of Ruperra Castle in 1829 to enable them to get to church in Lower Machen more quickly on a Sunday. It is now accessible on foot via a public footpath that runs along just outside the western boundary of the woodland.

There is some good walking in the vicinity and a lovely local pub, The Hollybush Inn in which to recover afterwards!

(Please note: the adjoining woodland, Coed Rhymni, is also for sale. Also, we will be cutting back some trees that are overhanging the road very soon, and will then complete the roadside fence.)

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.

Details

  • Price: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Draethen, Caerphilly
  • Size: 3 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 171
  • Grid ref: ST 231 870
  • Nearest post code: NP10 8GF

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Iron Bridge Wood are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes, fence posts and trees.

The western boundary is marked by a fence line.

The northern boundary is the mid point of the Afon Rhymni.

The eastern boundary is marked by painted wooden marker stakes and trees.

The southern boundary is marked by the road.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2019 OS Licence no.100043315

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Local manager

tamsinandmatt Tamsin and Matt Brown
07950 379533 or 07956 256101
tamsinandmatt@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Iron Bridge Wood is a pretty, broadleaf woodland; the western half of a larger area of woodland conveniently accessed directly off a quiet, minor road running between the small villages of Draethen and Michaelston-y-Fedw.

As well as frontage on to the River Rhymney which runs fairly shallow over a pebbly riverbed, with grassy banks and easy access to the river, there are two small streams which traverse the woodland.

In Iron Bridge Wood there is a good mix of mature broadleaf, some lovely sweet chestnut, mature beech, oak, alder and a healthy understory of hazel, holly and young birch, ash and oak sapling.

Just west of Iron Bridge Wood, is 153 acres of PAWS (Planted Ancient Woodland Site) woodland, part of the Ruperra Castle estate, currently being restored and partly replanted with native species by the Ruperra Conservation Trust.

A short distance upstream of Iron Bridge Wood is a pretty cast iron bridge built by the former landowners of Ruperra Castle in 1829 to enable them to get to church in Lower Machen more quickly on a Sunday. It is now accessible on foot via a public footpath that runs along just outside the western boundary of the woodland.

There is some good walking in the vicinity and a lovely local pub, The Hollybush Inn in which to recover afterwards!

(Please note: the adjoining woodland, Coed Rhymni, is also for sale. Also, we will be cutting back some trees that are overhanging the road very soon, and will then complete the roadside fence.)

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 171
Grid ref: ST 231 870
Nearest post code: NP10 8GF

Maps

Directions

Exit the M4 at Junction 30, taking the A4232 to Cardiff.

Take the first exit at the roundabout, a sharp left turn onto Maes y Bryn Road, and continue on this very narrow road past the Dutch Garden Centre on your left.

Continue onto Cefn Porth Road for 2 miles, staying to the right, until you come to a T junction where you turn right on to Rudry Road.

After half a mile turn left at a crossroads, signposted for Draethen.

After half a mile turn right, continuing along this road, into Draethen village.

If you miss this turn and find yourself at the Maenllwyd Inn, turn right here, and stay on this road, passing the Llwyn Hir Picnic Area Car Park on your left, and then joining the original road as directed previously, until you come into Draethen village

In Draethen, pass the Hollybush Inn on the right, and take the next right turn.

Follow this road for approximately half a mile and you will see the woodland on your left with a Woodlands for Sale sign and a wooden name board.

Iron Bridge Wood is the first pull in.

Please pull in here and park carefully.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Iron Bridge Wood are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes, fence posts and trees.

The western boundary is marked by a fence line.

The northern boundary is the mid point of the Afon Rhymni.

The eastern boundary is marked by painted wooden marker stakes and trees.

The southern boundary is marked by the road.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2019 OS Licence no.100043315

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