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Wedgwood Park presents an unrivalled setting of tranquility and privacy. Whether you choose a new-build house, an apartment in the renovated mansion or a converted outbuilding, luxury is assured.
Feel secure within this exclusive, gated development but free to roam the expansive grounds that you can now call home. Add the picturesque, bustling Abergavenny town-centre to the south and the breath-taking Brecon Beacons on your doorstep to the north and your opportunities are endless.
Take a stroll through the extensive parkland, featuring Japanese Maples and a c180 year-old American Redwood, or explore the beautiful woodland trails that have been retained from the original estate.
Have lunch or even a barbeque in the dedicated picnic area, provided exclusively for use by residents of Wedgwood Park.
While the houses have substantial gardens of their own, Edenstone Homes is replanting the Walled Garden that once graced the mansion and is now yours to cherish.
Maintained for you by your management company, Wedgwood Park will have a different pace of life, infused with the trappings of a by-gone era, but with every convenience, facility and comfort of the 21st century Edenstone home in which you have chosen to live.
a brief history
Edenstone Homes draws the name for this stunning new development from its most famous resident, horticulturalist John Wedgwood (1766-1844).
The son of famed potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) and uncle to Charles Darwin, John Wedgwood lived at The Hill in the 1830s. Famous in his own right as co-founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, he had a hand in improvements to the impressive walled gardens, the line of which date to 1798 and that give the estate its rarefied status as a “miniature country estate”.
The 20-acre site radiates around the impressive mansion house that has seen many masters. Originally dating from the 17th century, it was extended and a new frontage added in the early 19th century, with further remodeling and a new façade added in 1904.
A rare surviving example of an edge-of-town, miniature country park, the house and gardens have recently attracted the attention of Welsh historic monuments body, Cadw. The site is on a register of Historic Parks and Gardens in Wales.
life on a plate
The annual food festivals in September and at Christmas have made Abergavenny a mecca for world-class and celebrity chefs, gourmands and foodies, but the tradition of amazing food, drink and produce runs deep here.
The town is awash with awards, from breakfast until supper. Wake up to the smell of some of the best sausages in Wales, freshly made by Rawlings Family Butchers, or take afternoon tea at The Angel Hotel, holders of The Tea Guild Award of Excellence since 2008 and recently named as the AA Hotel of the Year in Wales for 2016/17.
The lanes and alleyways of the town are filled with small cafes, bakeries and bistros to keep you nourished throughout the day, but it is at dinnertime that Abergavenny shines, thanks to the The Walnut Tree, on the edge of town. Proudly holding one of Wales’ coveted Michelin stars, chef patron Shaun Hill still ‘shakes the pans’ to ensure you savour the best his kitchen offers.
Closer to the town is the wonderful Hardwick. Also listed in the Michelin Guide and described by Michel Roux Jr as his ‘favourite Welsh restaurant’, The Hardwick boasts an eclectic and broad menu designed to satisfy. But the plaudits don’t stop there for Abergavenny, as a short drive takes in a further three Michelin listed eateries – The Court, The Bear and 1861.
an altogether different pace of life
Surrounded by the Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid Mountains, and built on the southerly foothills of the Brecon Beacons, the town dates from the Roman invasion, when the fort was expanded into a castle in early Norman times.
The Abergavenny of today has a vibrant town centre offering a mix of big-name and independent traders, centred around the historic Market Hall, designed by John Nash.
This thriving community is well served by local primary and secondary schools that are within walking distance, and private schools only a short drive away.
When it comes to recreation and sports, you will not be left wanting. The town enjoys a wide variety of recreational activities, ranging from musical, artistic and dramatic societies to salmon fishing on the Usk and nearby Wye rivers, known to be some of the best in Wales. Golfers have three
challenging courses from which to choose, and nearby you will find horse riding, mountain biking, rowing and canoeing.
History buffs, once familiar with the town’s own Market Hall and castle ruins, can venture out a short way to discover Big Pit – the national mining museum in nearby Blaenavon, or the restored Brecon and Monmouthshire canal system.
Abergavenny is a walkers’ paradise, with much to explore on foot and a myriad of guided walks to help you get to know your new home town. For the hardier, you can explore the three mountains overlooking the town opening to the Brecon Beacons that forms the northern boundary.