A collection of greenery and arts

The Maindee area of Newport is a culturally rich neighbourhood not far from the city centre. It has a vibrant arts scene, culminating in the Maindee festival held every July that brings together diversity through dance and performance arts. Beechwood Park, from the Victorian era, is right on your doorstep so it’s perfect for evening mindfulness strolls, or family picnics on the lazy weekend. If you love playing golf, being pampered or exquisite dining (or all of the above!) then you’ll be delighted to know that the 5 star Celtic Manor is not but a five minute drive away up Christchurch Road.

When you snap up your new home your first port of call should be Palfrey’s, where the Beef Wellington prepared by butcher Mark should become a weekly staple. If you like Middle Eastern cuisine then Valentine’s and Sen BBQ fight it for supremacy in our house.

Rich in culture and excitement

Kitting out your new pad is also easy if you love the current trend in up-cycled furniture, the Umbrella Project has loads of pieces ready painted in Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. This unique homeware shop is so different you just want to soak up every last drop of the eclectic style that’s in every corner. 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.

The area is served by some cracking primary schools one of which is Welsh language and St Julians Comprehensive is not too far away either.

There’s plenty of great transport links throughout the city and head down 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.

  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: Lots of unique gems
  • Supermarket: There's lots of local delis & butchers - what a treat!
  • Walks: So many parks nearby (and a golf course!)
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