Esgair Arth is a magnificent coastal property set against the breathtaking backdrop of Cardigan Bay. The holding extends to 300-acres of hill grazing pasture. Esgair Arth is located just over 4 miles east of Aberaeron, a charming and rapidly growing town. With its South facing orientation, Esgair Arth enjoys ample sunlight throughout the day, making it an ideal location for various habitats to flourish.
At its closest point, the land at Pennant is less than half a mile from the coast and offers spectacular views out to sea. The Georgian architecture of Aberaeron is unique to this part of rural Wales, being constructed around a principal square of brightly coloured houses grouped around the harbour built in 1805. The architectural history of the town is evidenced by the 248 listed buildings dotted throughout Aberaeron which was voted Best Coastal Town in Wales by Which Magazine in 2022.
"Esgair Arth provides a wonderful opportunity to create a truly special wilderness in close proximity to Wales’ best coastal town, Aberaeron. The site lends itself to natural woodland regeneration supported by targeted tree planting, regenerative agriculture and ecotourism"
The legacy to the landscape is a species poor environment interspersed with mature, but broken hedgerows and discrete wooded areas. In stark contrast, a proportion of the overall site forms part of the Coed Allt Craig Arth Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which preserves a diverse broadleaf woodland extending along the entire northern boundary of the site.
We are transitioning the site away from conventional hill farming methods to initiate the return of natural processes and woodland expansion. This will be supported by the return of native rare breed cattle, pigs, sheep and goats providing organic, free range produce for local sale and new entrant farming opportunities in a truly special part of Wales.
When we acquired the site a fence cut across the boundary of the SSSI. With support from local contractors we successfully removed the dilapidated fence line to allow the expansion of the ancient woodland.