New Homes in Usk
Live the life
Located on the River Usk in Monmouthshire, Usk is a thriving market town with lots for the whole family to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re visiting museums, enjoying a walk in the countryside or practicing your swing on the golf course, there’s plenty to keep you busy close to your new home in Usk.
Things to see and do
The town itself is home to Usk Castle and Usk Rural Life Museums, while Llandegfedd Reservoir is nearby for walks in the countryside. Other places to stretch your legs outdoors include the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
If you’re a fan of the horse racing, you can have a flutter at Chepstow Racecourse, while golf fans can enjoy a leisurely round at Celtic Manor Resort or Wernddu Golf Club. There are also a number of historic sites near to Usk, including Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, and Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.
Other places of interest within easy reach include Fourteen Locks Canal and Heritage Centre, Tredegar House, the Riverfront Arts Centre and Newport Wetlands. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, you can go shopping at Friars Walk Shopping Centre in Newport or St David’s Shopping Centre in Cardiff.
If you’re moving to Usk with a young family, schools in the local area rated ‘excellent’ by the Welsh education authority Estyn include Woodlands Community Primary School, Langstone Primary School and Caerleon Comprehensive School. Independent schools include Rougemont School, Monmouth School and Talocher School.
For older children thinking about studying for a degree, they can study nearby at the University of South Wales, the University of Wales and Cardiff University, all within easy reach of your new home by car.
Getting to Usk
Usk is well-connected by road, and although there’s no train station in the town, there are regular rail services from Newport nearby. By car, the journey to Usk take 15 minutes from Monmouth, 20 minutes from Cwmbran, 20 minutes from Newport and 25 minutes from Abergavenny. If you’re travelling to Usk from Cardiff, the drive takes 40 minutes depending on traffic.
When it’s time for a well-earned holiday, you can get to both Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport in around 50 minutes by car, so there’s plenty of choice for your next adventure abroad.