This privately owned Grade I listed house has been home to the same family since it was first built in about 1666. In 1992 Gavin and Davina Hogg, with their two sons, moved in and opened up the house and grounds for the first time in its history.
Magnificent in its grounds and on the banks of the River Usk, Penpont lies in the middle of a 2000 acre working rural estate. The house is the centre piece of a remarkable group of buildings spanning various periods, including a church, Dower house, stables, workshops, a dovecote on stilts and a 19 century conservatory.
Around the house lies extensive grounds, sweeping lawns, the old Victorian rose and walled gardens, riverside and woodland walks and more recently constructed the Green Man Maze.
Time has stood still at Penpont for much of the last century. This has contributed greatly to the unspoilt charm and tranquility which characterise the house and grounds. However, over the last 20 years a challenging yet sympathetic restoration programme has been undertaken.
For more information on the history of the House please click here
Penpont, thou wilderness of varied sweets,
Where nature from her comely handmaid Art
Borrows new luster, and in every part
The wond’ring eye some opening beauty meets
Happy who free from worldly strife and care
Within thy solitude may while away
The livelong stillness of a summers day
Breathing the fragrance of thy perfumed air
For in thy waters leaps the dappled trout,
And birds as conscious of their safety there
In countless numbers to thy groves repair’
Ringing their long-drawn notes of sweetness out.
Extract from ‘PENPONT’ by John Lloyd 1847
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