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Moss Meadow £45,000 Freehold

Description

Located between the picturesque fishing village of Solva and Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, Moss Meadow occupies just over 2 ½ acres of meadowland on one of Pembrokeshire’s most famous stretches of coastline. Renowned for its sweeping shores and jagged headlands, this part of West Wales offers some of the finest scenery and walking in the UK.

The meadow itself is situated just a short distance back from the coastal path, affording the land spectacular sea views out across St Bride’s Bay. The dramatic seas and characterful skies of the various seasons provide a backdrop that can be enjoyed throughout the year. The sunsets to the west are particularly pleasing.

The land has had prior agricultural use and is currently down to grass, having been cut for hay in recent years. The coastal location provides a magnificent setting, but its proximity to the sea should be considered when thinking about which trees to plant here. The traditional Pembrokeshire banks at the meadow’s perimeter do provide shelter from the elements, but certain species may fare better than others. With regards to a planting plan, one may wish to consider hardier species including sycamore, juniper, hornbeam or hawthorn. These may be particularly well suited to the perimeter of the meadow where a shelter belt could be established to shield other species further in.

In terms of topography, the land has a gradual slope from north to south towards the sea which helps drain the meadow, but in agricultural terms would be classified as ‘flat’. Its boundaries on three sides are formed by Pembrokeshire banks (south, east & west) whilst the northern boundary is demarcated with a line of post and rail fencing. The banks are a combination of stone, earth, stockproof fencing and hedgerow species, offering privacy from neighbouring land as well as a break from the elements.

Moss Meadow would be of appeal to those with a love of outdoor pursuits and coastal sports, who wish to become a custodian of beautiful but manageable parcel of land in Pembrokeshire. It provides a canvas for conservation as well as a base to adventure from as you explore the landscapes nearby.

In terms of finding the meadow, when heading along the A487 from Solva towards St Davids, look out for a turning on your left signed posted to ‘Trelerw’ and leave the main road here. There is also a “planting land for sale” sign on the verge next to the turning. This turning is located in between the hamlet of Nine Wells and the Texaco garage on the outskirts of St Davids. After turning, follow this smaller road for roughly 250m and the entrance gate will be on your left hand side, marked by another sign. Please park here and climb the gate. Looking slightly to your right and follow the access track which runs diagonally across a small field and then along the left hand side of a much larger field. Turn 90 degrees to your left at the bottom and follow the track for a further 150m (passing through a further hedgerow), at which point the entrance to Moss Meadow is on your left. A map marking the access track can be found under the ‘Wood Maps’ tab.

The purchasers of the land will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Moss Meadow comes with freehold title and is accessed via a track which runs from a public highway. There are no public rights of way across the land. There is a bridleway approximately 150m to the north of the meadow, which adjoins the main access track, which can be used to directly access the Pembrokeshire coastal path.

Activities

There local area is regarded as a haven for a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, nature watching, cycling, diving, coasteering, surfing and climbing to name a few. A number of excellent beaches are within easy reach of the meadow including Whitesands Bay, Newgale and Little Haven.

Local area and history

St Davids is Britain’s smallest city and the final resting place of the eponymous Patron Saint of Wales. Formerly an important religious centre, exemplified by the historic Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, the area is now a haven for walking and other outdoor pursuits, particularly renowned for the landscapes of the Pembrokeshire coastal path. St Bride’s Bay, demarcated by Skomer island to the South and Ramsey island to the North, provides a striking backdrop to this section of coastal Wales.

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Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 157
  • Grid ref: SM 781 247
  • Nearest post code: SA62 6UG
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8762, -5.22519

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Directions

Temple Meadow is accessed via a stoned track from the public highway Ffos Y Mynach, just off the A487 between Solva and St Davids.

Click here for Bing Maps directions, enter your own postcode, (the location coordinates are already entered), and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where the track begins, where you can park. Thereafter please follow the maps.

Satnav: the postcode SA62 6UG is the nearest to meadow, but please note it is a short drive from the entrance.

Coordinates for satnav are: 51° 52' 41" N, 5° 13' 43" W for the metal gate at the start of the access track.

When heading along the A487 from Solva towards St Davids, look out for a turning on your left signed posted to ‘Trelerw’ and leave the main road here. There is also a “planting land for sale” sign on the verge next to the turning. This turning is located in between the hamlet of Nine Wells and the Texaco garage on the outskirts of St Davids. After turning, follow this smaller road for roughly 250m and the entrance gate will be on your left hand side, marked by another sign. Please park here and climb the gate. Looking slightly to your right and follow the access track which runs diagonally across a small field and then along the left hand side of a much larger field. Turn 90 degrees to your left at the bottom and follow the track for a further 150m (passing through a further hedgerow), at which point the entrance to Moss Meadow is on your left. A map marking the access track can be found under the ‘Wood Maps’ tab.

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Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

EITHER £300 for a woodland course of your choice

OR £300 contribution towards buying trees, tree shelters or stakes

Free copies of our woodland book

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 small private meadow set in an idyllic part of Pembrokeshire with fabulous sea views.

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