Tredegar House – Cross Keys, Newport

We have been privileged to be able to market and subsequently sell ten of the eleven apartments in the Tredegar House Development located in the popular area of Cross Keys in South Wales. We now only have one apartment to be sold, so this is your last chance to acquire a beautiful apartment in this unique development.tredegar-house-crosskeys-newport

Tredegar House is a truly unique collection of bespoke contemporary apartments which are set in the vibrant village of Cross Keys which is also known to locals as the ‘Gateway’ to the valleys.

The Tredegar House apartments are situated on Gladstone Street in the building which you may know as the ‘Tredegar Arms’ or ‘The Monkey’.

The public house was boarded up inMay 2010 and was listed for sale in 2011 with planning permission for eleven apartments. The locals tell a story of how the Tredegar Arms came to be known as The Monkey. The local organ grinder would arrive after a days work in the valleys and would spend is earnings in the pub, whilst his monkey would be tied up outside. (Source: Wikipedia)

The apartments are located within a quarter of a mile of Cross Keys train station which provide a direct line to Cardiff and the A467 is approximately half a mile away which provides quick access to the M4 and the cities of Newport, Cardiff and Bristol.

Heading north from the apartments, you will find the famous Cwmcarn Forest Drive with its well equipped visitors centre, beautiful nature trails and highly regarded mountain bike trails. (Source: Cwmcarn Forest Drive). From the drive it is possible to walk to the iron age fort of Twmbarlwm and from there you can benefit from the spectacular views of the valleys and the River Severn.

tredegar-house-sageandco-crosskeysThe building has been changed internally beyond recognition and is set over four floors with each apartment individually designed and offering high specification finishes that include stylish kitchens by Magnet complete with integrated Bosch appliances and waste disposal units as standard, built in fridge freezers and induction hobs with bespoke extraction hoods.

The apartment flooring is a quality mixture of tiling and / or wood effect flooring in the living areas and a choice of quality carpets available for the bedrooms.

In addition to the high specification kitchens, you will also benefit from a boutique style bathroom or shower room which come complete with individual styling and elegant sanitary ware, quality tiling and lighting solutions.

The last apartment we have for sale in Tredegar House is Apartment G – The Grosmont. This is a one bedroom contemporary styled open plan apartment with luxurious en-suite. The property benefits from gated secure parking and is located on the first floor. The apartment is listed with an asking price of £99,950.

To view the listing in full please click here  or if you would like to book a viewing call us now on 01633 601 601





An Insight into Parc Panteg

Parc Panteg is centrally located three miles from Cwmbran and Pontypool in a popular village called Griffithstown within the county borough of Torfaen. It is an extremely popular area with couples and families alike who appreciate the peaceful cul-de-sac location.

Good transport links are important these days, as many people need to commute to work. Parc Panteg is a mile away from the A4042, which will take you to the M4 motorway, thus making a commute to Cardiff, Newport or Bristol simple. The nearest train station is Cwmbran and it is just over a mile away.

If you prefer to use the local bus service, Parc Panteg is a short walk away from the bus stop. Stagecoach No X24 bus will take you into Cwmbran Bus Station and if you fancy walking, Cwmbran Town Centre is a 56-minute walk away (depending on how fast you can walk!)

The area is made up of predominantly detached and semi-detached housing, which is a strong indicator of affluence. Over a third of the properties in Parc Panteg are owned with a mortgage and there would appear to be equal numbers of single occupants and couples living in the area, who are between the ages of 30 and 44. (Source: StreetCheck)


In the past year the average value of a house in Parc Panteg is £219,837 (as at September 2018) (Source: Zoopla) and most of the properties in the area are two, three and four bedroom properties, which make them ideal for couples and families alike. The property prices in the area have increased by 2.18 % in the past 12 months.

Parc Panteg is 500 yards away form Ysgol Panteg (Welsh Medium School) and one mile away from Griffithstown Primary School. The local comprehensive school is West Monmouth School, which is 2.1 miles away, and Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is five miles away. The schools are both very popular and have good Estyn reports, which can be viewed in more detail online.

The local amenities surrounding Parc Panteg will not disappoint you. The closest shops and public house can be found within an easy walk. The Open Hearth Public House is located on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and is 0.7 miles away and the shops are approximately a mile away in Griffithstown Village. There is also a children’s play area and the cycle path located close by with access to Newport and Blaenavon.

Since Parc Panteg was developed in 2012, we have sold fourteen houses and we have one property for sale on the development at this time. The property is located in a quiet corner of the estate and would make an excellent family home. Check out the property on RightMove.


The property is priced at OIEO £300,000 and is a superb example of a detached four bedroom family home, set on a corner plot with ample car parking.

If you have a property on Parc Panteg and you would like to get it valued, then please call us on 01633 838 888 or email our team

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Forge Row – A Historical Welsh Property

Occasionally, properties will come on the market with historical significance. At Sage & Co Property Agents we have been lucky enough to market a suburb property, which we are proud to announce was sold subject to contract on the first viewing!

Forge Row, Cwmavon was built in 1804 to accommodate the workers at the Varteg Forge. Originally located on the opposite side of the valley, this row of six houses were once twelve tiny cottages, each one the width of just a door and window. They were designed with an alternating left and right pattern, appearing as six cottages with chimneys. 


No 1. Forge Row, Cwmavon, Torfaen, Wales

The tiny cottages had four rooms over two floors with front doors opening straight into the kitchen/dining room and very unusually for this time, they each had a back door.

The cottages are an exceptional example of housing built at the time of the of the first large scale Industrial Development of South Wales. It is now one of two surviving examples of housing from the first phase of the Industrial Revolution in Gwent. This importance has been emphasised by the fact that it has now been awarded Grade II listed status on the national list of important historic buildings in 1973.

Varteg Forge closed in 1840 and sadly most of the properties in forge Row became vacant. By the early 1980’s the Row had fallen into disrepair and they were very close to being demolished, however they were rescued and restored by The British Buildings Preservation Trust.


Lounge with fireplace in No 1. Forge Row

During the renovations many original features were retained including fireplaces and staircases. The original charm was retained yet modern facilities were added. In addition to this, extra staircases and downstairs closets were added, stone walls whitened and doors and windows painted earthy colours.

This little row of iron workers cottages form a very important part of historic buildings conservation in Wales..

Forge Row is a few miles from Brecon Beacons National Park boundary and has good access to The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and Llandegfedd Resevoir.
The property comprises; Entrance Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen & Cloakroom/WC and to the first floor two bedrooms and bathroom with gardens to the front and rear.


Fireplace in No 1. Forge Row, Cwmavon

The property Sage & Co listed for sale was No.1 Forge Row and the listing described it as a Cottage with the character of a bygone era, restored to contemporary standard. We had great pleasure in offering for sale one of the BEST surviving terraced cottages of Industrial Housing in the South Wales Valleys and possibly the UK.
Forge Row occupies a slightly elevated position from which they enjoy open westerly views over the Valley and hillside beyond. The cottages stand in a picturesque wooded river valley with some outstanding scenery which is a designated conservation area.


The Kitchen – No 1. Forge Row, Cwmavon



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Team Sage & Co – Kayaking Day Out

Kayaking seems like a lot of fun so we thought we would give it a go SO on Friday 17th August the Sage & Co Team headed for the River Wye at Symonds Yat for an afternoon of Kayaking. The afternoon was great fun and really helped the team to bond outside of the work environment. Kayaking is a great way to relax and get a good workout, so needless to say the whole team was exhausted on their return.

Here are a selection of photos from the day out;

Selection of images from the Team Building Day

The team are hoping to visit an Escape Room for their next team building day… so watch this space!

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