Langstone Area Guide
Situated just outside the city of Newport, Langstone is a quaint and peaceful village with historic charm. Surrounded by countryside yet just 5 miles from Newport City Centre, the neighbourhood is loved for its green spaces and close community. Regarded as one of Newport’s most affluent areas, there are many reasons why locals choose to live in Landstone. To find out more about this coveted area and what makes Langstone a nice place to live, check out our area guide below.
Langstone Area Guide
- Langstone History
- Langstone Properties
- Langstone Education
- Things to do in Langstone
- Langstone Transport
- Langstone Employment
- Moving to Langstone
The village of Langstone is one of Newport’s more historic neighbourhoods. The villages can be dated back to the 10th century when it was known as ‘Villa Segan’ or ‘land of the swamp’. Due to its location, surrounded by countryside, the village spent much of its history involved in agriculture, farming nearby land. Numbers were small to begin with. In 1801, the population of Langstone was reported to be 126, rising to 206 in 1901.
In the 20th century, Langstone’s charm and convenient location started to attract newcomers and today the population sits at around three thousand.
Langstone is regarded as one of Newport’s most desirable neighbourhoods and this is reflected in the property portfolio on offer here. The area boasts several luxury mansions, with grand proportions and beautiful views. These can often fetch over a million. The majority of the housing stock however is comprised of comfortable detached houses which are suited to family living. These often sit on good sized plots, with off street parking and both front and rear gardens. That being said, Langstone does have a good number of more affordable properties. These are usually terraced houses with 2 or 3 bedrooms. Prices overall sit above the Newport average. However, with a good range of properties on offer, there is usually something to suit most budgets.
Despite its size and rural location, Langstone is within easy reach of number of good local schools. At the primary level, Langstone Primary School is a very popular institution which has received a ‘green’ rating in its latest performance inspection. Milton Primary School and Llanmartin Junior & Infants are also within walking distance. Secondary schools are located outside of the village itself, with the nearest being Llanwen High School and Caerleon Comprehensive School. Caerleon Comprehensive School in particular is a well-regarded establishment with high attainment and a good teacher to pupil ratio. You have to travel a bit further out for post-16 and high education facilities. However, with easy access to both the M4 and A449, institutions like the University of South Wales can be reached in as little as 15 minutes.
One of the key factors that makes Langstone such a lovely place to live in the surrounding location. The village is surrounded by countryside with numerous walking and hiking opportunities. One of the most loved attractions in the area is Pencoed Castle which is a ruined Tudor mansion, providing romantic tales of past glories. For nature lovers, Wentwood and Magor are two other popular spots. Wentwood comprises a large forest with numerous trails and foraging opportunities. Magor Marsh on the other hand is a wetland reserve that is abundant with birdlife. For more facilities and ‘big city attractions’, the centre of Newport can be reached in as little as ten minutes.
Another reason why Langstone is a nice place to live is the great transport connections on offer. Despite its semi-rural location, the village is within close proximity to several major roads. Langstone itself sits on the A48 or ‘Chepstow Road’ as it’s locally known. This means getting in and out of the village is never an issue. Both the M4 and A449 skirt by the village, connecting the village to England in one direction and Newport and Cardiff in the other. The area is also served by the local bus network, with locals being able to catch the 73, 74A or LH1 bus to Newport and beyond.
The nearest train station is in Newport city centre, which can be accessed in 12 minutes by car or 26 minutes by bus. And it goes without saying that Langstone’s rural location means there are numerous cycle and pedestrian paths on offer.
Employment opportunities are a key consideration when moving to any area. Fortunately, Newport is one of Wales’ largest centres of employment, with numerous opportunities on offer. There are many large companies in the area, including several household names. Halo Foods, Wilkinson, Next Generation Data and Admiral PLC are all based here and within easy reach of Langstone. However, with easy access to the M4, you are not restricted solely to what Newport has to offer as both Bristol and Cardiff are within commuting distance.
Langstone is a lovely place to live, with beautiful detached properties, great transport connections and countryside all round. If you are interested in moving to Langstone or have a property in the area to either rent or sell, get in touch with Freelancer Lets. We are an independent Newport estate agency and can help you on your property journey.
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