Stream and large pond set near house in country Chapel ruined folly by the pond The big pond and the ruined chapel. This folly was built as a romantic place to entertain friends with al fresco dinner parties – there is a fireplace where a barbeque can be set up or just pile on logs and enjoy the warmth on a summer evening. In the wood part of the garden next to Continue Reading
Touch of luxury If you want to own some luxurious pieces for your own home to create something of the atmosphere of Lla nfoist House then a couple of days in and around Abergavenny will be a treat. Call into our studios and see if there is anything there that might capture your imagination. It is just a thought – if you don’t want to buy the whole house, you Continue Reading
New look – editing and tidying
Large luxury house for sale with extensive gardens woodland and paddocks. Formal garden More of the grounds(romantic country house with…..) Over the years the large garden has been transformed into a mixture of formal and informal planting and is bordered by woodland and paddocks. A solid stone wall has been built around two sides and in one corner a classic potting shed with old leaded windows and inside a Continue Reading
The inspiration of the Olympics 2012 in Britain Having spent the entire time of the Olympics being mesmerised, enthralled and moved by the whole event it confirmed in me how sport was so amazing as a way of uniting people in conflict in the best possible way. And didn’t Britain do a grand job – none of the military precision of the Chinese, and yet the precision with which the Continue Reading
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.
Beautiful gardens of a period home in South East Wales After a long period of cold wet weather – we are suddenly in the heat of full summer temperatures. The wisteria came into bloom in just a few days and overwhelms us with the most glorious perfume.
Rural idyll with the luxury of not being isolated A walk in May Within a couple of hundred yards of the house is the most amazing walk that has been created along many miles of the route of the old industrial railway line. A comfortable walk that has a slight incline, tarmac path and the most beautiful trees and wild flowers gracing the sides of the path. Occasional seats are provided Continue Reading
Llanfoist House on Easter morning After the recent bitterly cold and wintery nights and dull grey wet days we are shown the contrasts of April with some glorious sunshine and enchanting bird song. Having been nagged to go out and have a game with Beetle, our very exuberant dog, I thought I would wander round the garden and see whether anything had been damaged by the frosty nights we have Continue Reading
Our dream was to find a house with a large garden and well away from a road. We searched for many months – scanning the advertisements in the local papers – collecting information and finally finding the advertisement and details of Llanfoist House. Estate Agent jargon omitted the condition details, what captured our imagination was the drive lined with Scots Fir trees, the conservatory and that it was a large Continue Reading