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Lovell shares top reasons property seekers should ‘Go West’

Leading developer Lovell Homes is sharing the top reasons why property seekers should consider Newport in their search for the perfect home.
Locke Gardens Development

To showcase the best that Newport has to offer, Lovell Homes has created a video highlighting all the city’s key features, which can be viewed on YouTube at

Suzie Hewitt, regional sales director at Lovell Homes, said: “We know that our two Newport developments, Locke Gardens and Royal Victoria Court, are full of high-quality homes that would be ideal for a wide range of people, but we also understand that the home itself is not the only factor property seekers have to consider when moving.

“With this in mind, we wanted to share all the wonderful things we know and love about Newport to help property seekers in their search for not only the right home, but the right home in the best location.”

  1. Beautiful landscapes

Newport and the surrounding area is full of natural beauty and breathtaking historic sites. Residents can visit The Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which contains the iconic river Wye, rich wildlife and stunning native woodlands. It is also home to hillforts, castles and the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales.

There is also Newport Castle, which was built in the 14th Century to defend the River Usk, and remains a striking attraction to this day.

  1. Plenty of things to do

The city of Newport has plenty to offer in terms of leisure and entertainment. For shopping there is Friars Walk Newport with a selection of shops, restaurants and activities such as bowling and a cinema, Newport Retail Park, and Kingsway Centre which has shops, eateries and a 24-hour gym.

For entertainment there are two theatres, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, which offers film screenings, professional performances and interactive workshops, and The Dolman.

Residents can also take advantage of a thriving nightlife, with historic pubs such as The Carpenters Arms which dates back to 1403, and bars such as Hogarths which is known for its ‘Gin Bible’ of everything fruity to floral to chose from.

Newport is also home to the five-star hotel Celtic Manor Resort, which offers fine dining, world class golf courses and luxury spa treatments.

  1. Easy transport links

Newport, which is just 14 miles away from Cardiff and 31 miles from Bristol, is well served by convenient transport links. The M4 skirts the city and provides an easy route to Bristol, in just 50 minutes, London and the Southeast, and there is also a dual carriageway which connects the city to the M50 and M5 which allows access to the West Midlands.

The local train station has services to London every 30 minutes that take less than two hours, to Cardiff every ten minutes and two trains to Bristol per hour that take just over half an hour. There are also two airports within one hour drive, Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.

  1. High-quality education

Throughout each stage of education, there are a range of high-quality options across Newport. This includes Acorns Nurseries which is rated Excellent by Ofsted, St Michael’s RC Primary School which is rated Good, St Joseph’s RC High School which is rated Excellent, and for higher education there is the University of South Wales.

  1. Family-friendly community

Alongside the schools, families in Newport are well served by a range of activities that are perfect for children of all ages. For the youngest family members, there are a selection of soft play places such as Wacky Warehouse and Funky Monkeys, and for bigger children there is Tredegar Mini Golf, Enflate Adventure Park and multiple options for bowling and cinemas.

Royal Victoria Court and Locke Gardens are now open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm. To find out more, visit For Royal Victoria Court call 01633 928 856, and for Locke Gardens call 01633 494 965.

Royal Victoria Court is being delivered by Lovell in partnership with Tirion Homes and with support from Welsh Government. The development will consist of 528 properties, including 264 open market sale homes and 234 affordable homes for rent with Tirion Homes, alongside an additional 30 properties for low-cost home ownership through Melin Homes.

Locke Gardens is being delivered by Lovell in partnership with Pobl. The development will consist of 500 properties, including 286 open market sale homes, 80 affordable homes and 134 shared ownership properties. The development is part of Glan Llyn – a residential-led development being delivered by St Modwen. The £1 billion regeneration project is transforming the 600-acre brownfield site and creating a major new vibrant community for South Wales, with a total of 4,000 new homes being delivered alongside community infrastructure and green, open space.

Last year, Lovell Homes achieved Gold for customer service with In-house Research, meaning an impressive 91 per cent of customers in the South Wales and West would recommend Lovell to family and friends.

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