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Monty Don: The quiet town where Longmeadow is located – average house prices are £207,000

Monty Don’s Herefordshire garden, Longmeadow, is well known to UK gardening enthusiasts as the setting for BBC Gardeners’ World. The gardening expert bought the two acres in 1991 when it was a barren field. Having little money but free time, Monty set out to realize all that was there.

If the photos of his house remain quite private, the garden has been shown for several years.

Monty spoke to English Home about where he lives and why he chose to live there.

He said: “I live near a small town called Leominster in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border.

“We moved here 30 years ago because it was far enough from London to be outside any suburban belt, and therefore affordable, and because my wife Sarah’s parents and extended family lived in this part from the country.”

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Leominster has historic sites and beautiful gardens, making it a popular destination for tourists.

The town itself is ancient, having been established around the great Anglo-Saxon abbey, founded in 660 AD.

The districts of the city still have narrow streets.

Leominster is just 10 minutes from Hereford town centre, which has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

The distance between Leominster and Wales is approximately 40 miles, providing an ideal base for many.

According to Rightmove, the average house price in the area is £208,078.

The majority of sales in Leominster over the past year have been for semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £207,300.

Overall selling prices in the region over the past year were down 2% from the previous year and 10% up from the 2019 peak of £189,728.