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
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.