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Rheola Estate

Masterplan for Rheola Estate

A masterplan has been drawn up between Neath Port Talbot Council and the Rheola Estate’s owner following consultation with the Welsh Government and Cadw.

The Rheola Estate is on the outskirts of Resolven in an area that is included in the Council's plans for the regeneration of the Neath Valley. With the Waterfall Country nearby, the area is well visited by tourists and the development fits into the Council's tourism and leisure strategy. The 95 acre site includes the original Rheola house designed by Regency architect John Nash in 1809. Experts place the estate as one of the top five most important John Nash projects in Britain.

The planning application has been submitted and includes a residential development on part of the estate to raise some of the funding needed to take the leisure and tourism plan forward. There are proposals for holiday log cabins to be located on the estate along with a leisure complex which would include a swimming pool, spa, gym, restaurant, bar and shop, for use by tourists staying at Rheola and for the wider public.