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Cmw Weeg is a magical place with 3 acres of landscaped gardens surrounding a medieval farmhouse, with a further 20 acres of woodland and wild flower meadows. It is conveniently located just outside the market town of Newtown, Powys. With ample parking for buses and cars, this beautiful garden is easily accessible and can cater for small families through to bus tours. Group guided tours of the gardens must be pre-booked. 

Open to the public (please check website for opening days and times), you will find many surprises in Cwm Weeg Gardens including sculptures, fountains, grottos, moss garden, artificial rock face, tree sculptures, stumpery and so much more!

Cwm Weeg has a history reaching as far back as the late 15th Century and is amongst the oldest inhabited dwellings in the Kerry/Dolfor area, possibly built between 1460 – 1480. The original dwelling was a cruck framed, late medieval hall house with a two bay hall towards the south west and at least another bay at the north east end of the house. Half the hall had a cellar below which still exists today. 

In 1987, Cwm Weeg's current owners, Wolfgang and Kingsley, lived in Eastbourne in East Sussex. Looking for the house of their dream,  they had a firm idea of the sort of place they wanted to call home and “an old house with a few acres of land with a south facing slope, some woodland and a stream at the bottom” was part of the brief. They came to Newtown  to stay with a friend who worked for Laura Ashley, they left their address with local estate agents and “the rest is history”

Over nearly three decades of living at the Cwm Weeg, major landscaping and gardening projects were undertaken and there has hardly been a period without ongoing building work. These include various terraces, fountain, 4 ponds, Grotto, moss garden with rock face and Stumpery. 

There have also been 3 major extensions to the old house and the erection of a large barn with gothic windows. Our largest project was to build 'The Gatehouse' a new house by the entrance which is available for short term holiday lets through Holiday Cottages.

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Cwm Weeg Garden

Type:Garden

Dolfor, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4AT

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Opening Times

* Dates when the garden will be open to the general public this season are:
Sunday, 28th May
Sunday, 11th June
Sunday, 25th June
Sunday, 2nd of July
Sunday, 16th July (in aid of National Garden Scheme)
Sunday, 30th July
Sunday, 13th August
Sunday, 27th August
Sunday, 10th September
Entrance fee £6, children up to 18 free, Tea and home made Cakes £3.50.

Group visits (minimum 10 visitors) can be arranged at any other dates by prior arrangement, either phone 01686628992 or E-mail: wolfgang@cwmweeg.co.uk

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