Nestled in the leafy Cardiff suburb of Llandaff, Insole Court is a mansion house with a rich history and an even brighter future.
Saved by the community, the 160-year-old house has undergone essential refurbishments and the ground floor is now open to visitors. Alongside this, the Court has the brand new, Stable Yard room hire facilities for community, business and private functions and the Potting Shed Café, serving freshly baked cakes, brunch and lunch 7 days a week.
The restoration and renewal of Insole Court is the culmination of 30 years of community campaigning. After decades of uncertainty, the once derelict mansion and outbuildings have reopened to the public and have quickly become an important addition to Cardiff's cultural landscape. Since the site reopened in 2016, Insole Court has welcomed thousands of visitors from across the city and beyond. Public events such as concerts, film screenings, market days and heritage tours have made the mansion and gardens a new destination for both tourists and Cardiff residents. The exceptional room-hire facilities have offered both corporate and community customers a 21st century facilities in a unique, Victorian setting and later in 2018, an engaging new exhibition will open that will tell the story of the industrious Insole family, whose rise and fall directly parallels the city’s own industrial history.
Whether visiting the impressive mansion, wandering the ornate gardens or popping in to its charming café, Insole Court has become a must-see attraction, a valuable community asset and a shining example of regeneration done right.