Stad yr Ystad - State of the Estate has been organised by Penpont Artists whose aim is to provide a platform for artists to exhibit work in response to Penpont, its gardens and environment, as well as increasing the accessibility of the arts to both adults and children.
In 2007, Penpont Artists organised Parclife, an exhibition of work by fourteen artists.
Penpont is one of the finest houses in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It has been the home to the Williams family since it was first built in 1666 and it remains in the same family today. Gavin and Davina Hogg moved in 16 years ago and began a major task of restoration and repair.
Penpont house is the centre piece of a working rural estate and is surrounded by a remarkable group of buildings. The house and outbuildings are Grade 1 listed and grants from CADW have aided an ambitious programme of restoration; the most recent being the conversion of the Stables.
Around the house lie extensive grounds, which include Victorian walled gardens that produce organic vegetables and flowers for Penpont’s farm shop.
In 2005 Penpont Estate installed a biomass woodchip boiler, which supplies hot water to all the core estate buildings. The timber is sourced from estate woodlands.