Bidmead Cook Estate & Letting Agents in Caldicot
Bidmead Cook, estate agents in Caldicot, is situated within the pedestrianised shopping area of the town centre in a prominent location overlooking the square.
Caldicot is positioned about 5 miles from the severn bridge giving it easy access to the motor way network and the office covers a wide area including Undy, Magor Portskewett and Langstone on the approach to Newport.
Caldicot is a small town in Monmouthshire located between Chepstow and Newport. The site adjoins the Caldicot levels on the north side of the Severn Estuary, just off the M4 corridor. It is ideally situated for travelling to Bristol and Cardiff or London beyond by either the rail or road network.
Historically, there is evidence of a settlement at Caldicot since the Bronze age and the village is recorded in the Domesday book in 1086 and parts of the castle predate this. The parish church of St Mary’s was founded in Norman Times.
By mid 19th Century, Caldicot was a small farming village. However, the opening of the South Wales Railway attracted industry to the area and when work began on the railway tunnel under the River Severn inn 1879 (opened 1886) construction workers doubled the population.
During the first half of the 20th Century, Caldicot grew steadily but with the opening of Llanwern Steelworks in 1962 thousands of workers came and the area expanded accordingly.
When the Severn Bridge opened in 1966 the community was further expanded and the area continues to be a popular place to live with people commuting daily to Bristol and the surrounding area.
Located within and close to, some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain there are many places to see and things to do close to Caldicot.
Step back in time and visit the historic Caldicot Castle and country park. To the north west of Caldicot is Dewstow House which dates from c1804. Since the year 2000 the houses extensive gardens and grottoes have been undergoing restoration work and are open to the public.
Within four miles are the forested hills of Wentwood which provides a popular area for walking or mountain biking. The Wentwood Reservoir is a centre for trout fishing and the area has an abundance of wildlife.
For the golfers there are two 18 hole courses at the nearby Dewstow Golf Club or the championship courses of St Pierre and the Celtic Manor resort.
Or visit Tintern Abbey and the beautiful Wye Valley, a designated area of outstanding Natural beauty.
Caldicot has a full range of schools from Nursery through to Comprehensive and a Leisure Centre with swimming pool attached to the latter with extensive range of activities for all the family. There is also a very popular Welsh School.
The town currently has a pedestrianised shopping area, with range of shops and supermarket and on the edge of the development are a Health Centre, Library and dentists. The area therefore, offers everything required for day to day living whilst being surrounded by dramatic and beautiful scenery.