A collection of greenery in Newport
This area of the city is a typical victorian suburb, only a few miles out from the city centre and sits in between two main arteries of the city, lying at the foot of the Christchurch Hill. Beechwood Park is right on your doorstep so you can look forward to weekend strolls in crunchy-leaf Autumn through to summery picnic days. If you want to indulge, head to the 5 star luxury Celtic Manor (which is a five-minute drive away up Christchurch) to top up on your golf skills, or pamper yourself with a facial and relax in the jacuzzi.
Kitting out your new home will be easy if you go and speak to Paul in Beechwood Beds, and if its a candle you’re after then he has plenty of these too. If your taste in furniture is somewhat more vintage the Umbrella Project has loads of pieces ready painted in Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey which is just down the road in Maindee. It’s worth making a morning of treasure hunting here to be honest! Pretty much next door is what is fast becoming an icon – especially if you have a sweet tooth – Beth Bakes. The most delicious cakes and sweet things…bring a rucksack.
Friendly vibes & great food
Newport’s more established food icon, Palfrey’s is a stone throw away, where the Beef Wellington prepared by butcher Mark will become a weekly staple. If you like Middle Eastern cuisine then Sen BBQ fights for supremacy in our house…which I’m sure is the same in many homes across the city. You get to know the coffee shop owners here, and everyone is super friendly, so you will feel welcomed for sure.
Maindee is served by some cracking primary schools; Eveswell, and St Julians Comprehensive is not too far away either. You’re well connected here too. There’s plenty of great transport links throughout the city so when Christmas shopping calls, you don’t need the headache of finding somewhere to park. If you’re heading further afield, turn onto Chepstow Road and you can be on the M4 within a few minutes, or head northeast from there and the countryside awaits at Wentwood Forest – wonderful!
- Closest village/town: The green heart of Newport
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Lots of unique gems
- Supermarket: There's local delis & butchers - what a treat!
- Walks: So many parks nearby (and a golf course!)