We are situated just north-east of Newport in a beautiful part of south Wales. The area enjoys excellent communications: the M4 is minutes away, and we are served by railway stations at Cwmbran and Newport. Cardiff is roughly 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of the area, as is the Severn Bridge.
The area is well served for schools: as well as the two church schools [Charles Williams Primary and Ponthir Primary], children also attend Lodge Hill Primary and Caerleon comprehensive schools.
Caerleon itself has a very historic feel, and visitors are attracted to the roman ruins. It contains a number of high-quality pubs and restaurants, as well as shops and supermarkets. Cwmbran (just outside the area) is a renowned shopping town, with free parking throughout and a wide range of outlets. The bulk of the Ministry area, however, is made up of farmland, with typically Welsh rolling hills and valleys, and wooded slopes.
Newport city centre has a new shopping centre, a theatre, cinemas and an eclectic mixture of people. A little further afield are Cardiff, with all the attractions and facilities you would expect from a capital city – but with a special Welsh feel; and Abergavenny, famous for its food festival – and the many high-class restaurants that have sprung up in the area. We are also very close to the parts of South Wales most affected by the industrial revolution, and now struggling to come to terms with the decline in the coal and steel industries.