Owning your own stretch of forest is a prized luxury and the ultimate way to boost wellbeing….
Views across rolling hills, swanky kitchens, converted garden sheds – there’s no end to what people covet in their homes. But now a new status symbol seems to be elbowing its way into our affections, a private stretch of woodland.Whether that means a simple copse or acres of dense forest, homes with woodland are rare and almost always command a premium. It’s this exclusivity, along with the proven health benefits of living so close to nature, that makes these homes so sought after.
“Scientific studies have proven that simply spending time in parks or woodland can reduce stress and improve wellbeing”, says Stuart Dainton, head of innovation at the Woodland Trust. “Furthermore exercising in green space can help reduce the risks of poor mental health”…………….
In Pembrokeshire, The Old Vicarage, near Fishguard, sits on an acre and a half with a private path leading to the woodland of oak and beech trees. It’s been home to Pam and Edward King, who are in their 60s, for 25 years.
“We walk in the woodland quite regularly and particularly enjoy seeing it change throughout the seasons, as well as all the wildlife. We see foxes and badgers and many birds from buzzards and kites to great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches and tree creepers”, says Pam….
“Woodland adds about £3,000-£4,000 an acre in terms of price and, in many cases, access to woodland certainly makes it more attractive to buyers”, says Carol Peett of West Wales Property Finders. http://www.westwalespropertyfinders.co.uk
“As property finders we often get clients asking us to find them with, or close to, woodland as those moving to the country love the idea of having a dog and being able to walk through the woods straight from their front door; keep a horse and ride straight out or go out on their bikes”………
If you are looking to move to Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire or Ceredigion, or buy a property here, give West Wales Property Finders a call on 01834 862816. We can find your perfect property for you whilst saving you time, stress and often money too.
The Daily Mail, Friday September 27th 2019 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-7512189/Owning-stretch-forest-prized-luxury-ultimate-way-boost-wellbeing.html