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Llanfoist House

All about the home that the Lesters have lived in since 1971 – its history, stories, gardens, architecture, people and transformations.

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Fashion shoots in the garden

 

Fashion shoots in the garden

There are so many interesting and varied places around the garden and we spent many creative hours capturing the atmosphere of the garden and the romance of the clothes.

Fashion shoots depicting a series of wedding dresses taken in various locations around the garden and in the meadow.

 

This wedding dress had the added clamour of a fine silk organza cape.  The dress itself has a hand painted and hand pleated bodice with a full bias skirt of delicately printed silk organza – the whole lined with silk painted in magical rainbow colours.

 

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Easter morning

Llanfoist House on Easter morning After the recent bitterly cold and wintery nights and dull grey wet days we are shown the …

Llanfoist House

Large period Georgian house for sale Abergavenny   Llanfoist House, a large roomy Georgian house in Abergavenny, is now for sale.  Located …

period features

Llanfoist House

  Llanfoist House interior pictures   The Lounge     The lounge looking through to the hallway.   The lounge looking through …

Self sufficiency orchard

Orchard in Summer

 The orchard enclosed for safety for the chickens and ducks   We hope that our very large garden will attract someone to …

potager-vegetables

Kitchen Garden Potager

The Kitchen garden is a personal passion.  The best method of growing vegetables is a combination of cottage garden and potager planting, so a formal layout was planned with the beds either long and narrow or small squares.  This makes hoeing easier so that you don’t tread on the ground and compact the soil.  The most vital part of planning this garden was to make sure that it was rabbit and fox proof.  A trench was dug all round and wire netting laid in the trench and taken up over 6 ft high.  The height was necessary because our slug deterants are ducks and foxes eat ducks!  The ducks are allowed in the vegetable part of the garden during the winter (making sure to protect the brassicas) and they do a magnificent job of clearing up all the slugs.  The goose eliminates the buttercups in the mown paths, but he is very partial to the runner beans – so his work is winter work too.

 

Scots pine along private driveway

views of the garden, the chapel and the pond

 

Views around the garden

 

 View of the Scots Pine trees lining the drive – taken from across the meadow.  The meadow had just been cut – late in the year to ensure that the seeds of the wildflowers were mature enough to regenerate.