Bidmead Cook Estate & Letting Agents in Monmouth
Bidmead Cook, estate agents in Monmouth, is situated in a prime location on the main thoroughfare within this bustling market town just a stone’s throw from the historic Monnow bridge.
The office boasts a wide range of properties ranging from apartments within the town, to country properties set in the glorious local countryside and operate in both the sale and lettings market.
The manager, Craig Welllings, has considerable experience in sales in the local market and together with his team in Monmouth offer excellent advice for those looking to move in or out of the area. The offices of Bidmead Cook, estate agents in Monmouth, pride themselves on offering a bespoke personal service resulting in many personal recommendations from satisfied customers.
Situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye in South Wales, Monmouth is within 2 miles of the border with England and became established after the Normans built a castle there after 1067.
The iconic and picturesque medieval stone gated bridge crossing the river on the entrance to the town is the only one of its type remaining in Britain.
Of note, King Henry V was born in Monmouth in 1387 and in 1536 Monmouth became the county town of Monmouthshire.
In modern times Monmouth has become a tourist centre at the heart of the Wye Valley as well as a vibrant market town offering a charming shopping experience and is the focus of educational and cultural activities for its surrounding rural area.
Linked by the A40 to the M4 motorway at Newport and the M50 at Ross-on-Wye which in turn leads on to the M5, Monmouth has good road connections for commuters.
Monmouth prides itself on the schooling offered within the town and is served by a number of primary, infant and junior schools. The comprehensive school is complemented by two highly regarded independent schools, namely the Monmouth Boys School and Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.
For leisure the town is well served with a leisure centre, there are a number of golf courses close by and taking advantage of the River Wye, Monmouth is home to its own rowing club.
Developing primarily as a agricultural market town, the wool industry was important in its early growth and the town was a centre for the production of the famous knitted and felted Monmouth caps.
Monmouth is now primarily a centre for service industries and tourism whilst its excellent road networks have encouraged commuting to larger centres in the West Midlands, South Wales, and Bristol.
A regular market still takes place close to the Monnow Bridge and on occasions in the traditional market place in Agincourt Square. There are numerous historic public houses in the centre of the town and a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.
Monmouth has been established as a tourist centre for some 200 years and is situated in truly delightful countryside within close proximity to the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Some superb walking routes are available to take in the full splendor of the area including both the Offa’s Dyke Path, a long distance footpath beginning in Chepstow and finishing in North Wales, and the Wye Valley Walk passing through the town.
Tourist attractions within the town include the castle, the museum, and the Shire Hall where the Tourist Information Centre and visitor centre is located.