Luxury Georgian home in rural Abergavenny Monmouthshire Llanfoist House, a large roomy Georgian house in Abergavenny in the rural county of Monmouthshire, is now for sale. Located on the outskirts of Abergavenny, but within easy distance of towns like Monmouth and Newport, this home is secluded and yet easily accessible with excellent road and rail links to other major centres. It is a major part of a luxury Georgian 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.
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
Large period Georgian house for sale Abergavenny Llanfoist House, a large roomy Georgian house in Abergavenny, is now for sale. Located on the outskirts of Abergavenny, but within easy distance of towns like Monmouth and Newport, this home is secluded and yet easily accessible with excellent road and rail links to other major centres. It is a major part of a Georgian manor house in garden and grounds Continue Reading
Georgian House Features in the Press Llanfoist House has appeared in a number of publications, some are more about the clothes but some are about the house itself. These latter I will include first – as and when I remember which was which and where they are in this large house. Period House Screen Stars The home of Charles and Patricia Lester is a showcase for their fabulous textile designs. Continue Reading
Llanfoist House interior pictures The Lounge The lounge looking through to the hallway. The lounge looking through to the conservatory – the large glass doors open completely making a lovely extension to this room in the sumer months. The windows in the lounge are tall Georgian windows with traditional working shutters. There are no shutters for the doors leading into the conservatory. The fireplace Continue Reading
The orchard enclosed for safety for the chickens and ducks We hope that our very large garden will attract someone to buy the property here in Abergavenny – gardening has always been a passion and there is nothing like going into your own orchard and eating an apple, or pear picked straight from the tree. The orchard and the entire kitchen garden is surrounded by a high wire fence that Continue Reading
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.
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.
The garden in the autumn