Caerleon property with Iron Age mound on the market for £1.95m

HISTORY: The mound dates back to the Iron Age with evidence of Roman activity and more recently being used as a Norman hill fort called a Motte

PROTECTION: The Mynde in Castle Lane was built with high stone walls as a protection against the Chartists the year of the Newport Rising

RELICS: The gardens feature a pond, children’s play area, stone fountain and wooded walk up to the top of the mound passing Roman relics including column bases from nearby baths

INTERIOR: The elegant home features seven reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms

INTERIOR: The elegant home features seven reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms

SPACE: The Mynde has a swimming pool, summer house and extensive gardens stretching over 3.5 acres

The Mynde, Castle Lane Caerleon on the market for £ £1,950,000 with Savills. 7 receptions, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (5662519)

First published in News

IT'S HIDDEN behind high stone walls said to have been built to hold back the Chartists in the year of the Newport Rising, and includes an ancient mound said to be associated with Arthurian legend.

Now the Mynde in Castle Lane, Caerleon, which was built by Victorian industrialist John Jenkins, a home with history in its back yard, is up for sale for £1.95 million.

The mound dates back to the Iron Age with evidence of Roman activity and more recently being used as a Norman hill fort called a Motte, the Savills property agents said.

The elegant home features seven reception rooms, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a triple garage, swimming pool, summer house and extensive gardens stretching over 3.5 acres.

Property owner, Terry Greenhaf said: "We have lived there for 36 years. We brought up our three children up there.

"They moved to the South Coast of England and we spend a lot of time there with the children and grandchildren.

"It's very much like living in the country. It's a magical place. It is said Arthur has been there, there are records, documents saying that he visited the place and has been there but most of it is the stuff of legend."

Savills property agent, Peter Reilly, added: “It is an exceptionally rare opportunity. The family have grown up and left the home and they are ready for something a little bit smaller.”

The 19th century property transformed in the 1930s features a wide staircase with an Art Deco style stained glass window, several fireplaces, ornamental plasterwork and wooden doors.

The gardens also feature a pond, children’s play area, stone fountain and wooded walk up to the top of the mound passing Roman relics including column bases from nearby baths.

A plaque on the wall of The Mynde says that in 1839 men in South Wales joined the Chartist Uprising and that Mynde House owner John Jenkins, concerned for his property, constructed the Mynde Wall to keep marauding demonstrators out.

The Savills online brochure reads: “The property lies within an historically important stone wall built by John Jenkins in 1839 as protection against The Chartists.

“The mound itself dates back to the Iron Age with evidence of Roman activity and more recently its use as a Norman Motte. Arthurian legend is also associated with this ancient monument.

“As expected, there are superb far-reaching views over the River Usk and countryside beyond."

For more information log on to savills.com

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10:23pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Independentvoter says...

"With evidence of Roman activity"
What would the second legion of Augustus think of that reporting lol hahahahahahahahahaha
haha
"With evidence of Roman activity" What would the second legion of Augustus think of that reporting lol hahahahahahahahahaha haha Independentvoter
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9:56am Sun 27 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

2 million for a house in wales i dont think so!!
2 million for a house in wales i dont think so!! scraptheWAG
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2:44pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Independentvoter says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
2 million for a house in wales i dont think so!!
Some coastal farms sell for £5m in West Wales
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: 2 million for a house in wales i dont think so!![/p][/quote]Some coastal farms sell for £5m in West Wales Independentvoter
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6:46pm Sun 27 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

Independentvoter wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
2 million for a house in wales i dont think so!!
Some coastal farms sell for £5m in West Wales
someone must have 5 million to burn
[quote][p][bold]Independentvoter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: 2 million for a house in wales i dont think so!![/p][/quote]Some coastal farms sell for £5m in West Wales[/p][/quote]someone must have 5 million to burn scraptheWAG
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1:08am Mon 28 Apr 14

pbhj says...

It must be nice to get your house advertised for free by the local papers.

What I found interesting was who could afford such a house in Caerleon. Apparently the current owner presided over the demise of a building firm the "Brunswick Group" that closed with debts of £10M and at the loss of ~100 jobs. Would be interested to know how he bounced back and retained the house after that .

How the 1% live ...
It must be nice to get your house advertised for free by the local papers. What I found interesting was who could afford such a house in Caerleon. Apparently the current owner presided over the demise of a building firm the "Brunswick Group" that closed with debts of £10M and at the loss of ~100 jobs. Would be interested to know how he bounced back and retained the house after that [and the one on the S. England coast that he sounds to be currently living in]. How the 1% live ... pbhj
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11:14am Mon 28 Apr 14

DavidMclean says...

I know it sounds odd to say this but...

ONLY £1.9 million!

Move that place up to Berkshire and see what it would cost.

I can think of a lot worse places to live than Caerleon, so if I was in that salary bracket, I'd certainly buy it.

Also, while £1.9 million sounds like a lot (it certainly is to me), there are new houses going up for sale at the Allt Yr Yn campus site for the best part of half a million each, and they barely include a garden.
I know it sounds odd to say this but... ONLY £1.9 million! Move that place up to Berkshire and see what it would cost. I can think of a lot worse places to live than Caerleon, so if I was in that salary bracket, I'd certainly buy it. Also, while £1.9 million sounds like a lot (it certainly is to me), there are new houses going up for sale at the Allt Yr Yn campus site for the best part of half a million each, and they barely include a garden. DavidMclean
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5:03pm Mon 28 Apr 14

NakedDancer says...

pbhj wrote:
It must be nice to get your house advertised for free by the local papers. What I found interesting was who could afford such a house in Caerleon. Apparently the current owner presided over the demise of a building firm the "Brunswick Group" that closed with debts of £10M and at the loss of ~100 jobs. Would be interested to know how he bounced back and retained the house after that . How the 1% live ...
The point of a Limited Company is the personal wealth of directors is not pat of the Company's assets. It may be wrong - but the laws are drafted to protect entrepeneurs who take on the risk of running businesses. Not forgetting all the direct and indirect jobs Brunswick group created along the way.
[quote][p][bold]pbhj[/bold] wrote: It must be nice to get your house advertised for free by the local papers. What I found interesting was who could afford such a house in Caerleon. Apparently the current owner presided over the demise of a building firm the "Brunswick Group" that closed with debts of £10M and at the loss of ~100 jobs. Would be interested to know how he bounced back and retained the house after that [and the one on the S. England coast that he sounds to be currently living in]. How the 1% live ...[/p][/quote]The point of a Limited Company is the personal wealth of directors is not pat of the Company's assets. It may be wrong - but the laws are drafted to protect entrepeneurs who take on the risk of running businesses. Not forgetting all the direct and indirect jobs Brunswick group created along the way. NakedDancer
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