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Charles and Patricia have now opened their own shop in Abergavenny, Wales and are no longer need their former shop at the Celtic Manor Hotel which is the home of the 2010 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. We are in easy reach of the Celtic Manor which is on the outskirts of Newport, Gwent, Wales. Our studios are open Monday to Friday without appointment and we do meet customers at other times by arrangement.

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The Workhouse,
Union Road, Abergavenny, Mon.
Telephone 01873 853559

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The designers Charles and Patricia Lester will be holding regular designer sales at their new Retail Showroom. The sales will include garments from all parts of the designer collection catering for women of all shapes, from the petite to plus size. Please contact us for more information.

The designers Charles and Patricia Lester will also be holding a sale including women's fashion items from last season's collection, seconds with slight faults and modelled garments at their studios in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales. There will be a wide selection from our interiors collection, including cushions and throws.

Discount Designer Sale - Abergavenny.
Dates to be announced

Please telephone 01873 853559

Outside normal office hours, your call will be diverted to our home number -
please allow us enough time to answer.

There will be a wide selection of discounted designer garments in thdesigners dress salese sale including a number of items not available anywhere else. Many items of wearable art fashion are plus size items for the woman with a fuller figure. There will be several pieces that have slight imperfections, others that are end of season garments and will be greatly reduced in price. Several of the sale items have been modelled for photo shoots or used at fashion exhibitions. These designer garments are never sold at full price and will be discounted in this fashion sale. The selection will be wide - from designer cruise wear, day wear, to evening gowns. There will be a wide selection from the designer interior collection - including cushions, bedspreads, table toppers and throws, Everything is being discounted in this sale to make way for the new season's collection. Ideal Christmas comforters for yourself. Silk scarves from £15, excellent stocking fillers or Christmas presents. If you have a friend who you think would be interested in the designer collection discount sale, please feel free to tell them. We would be delighted to send them an invitation if you supply us with their details.

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The largest selection from the collection is of course to be found at our design studios in Wales. We are within easy reach of London, very near to Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Swansea and Hereford. Abergavenny has very good motorway connections to Birmingham, the Midlands and the West Country. We would be pleased to meet you should you wish to visit Wales. Please telephone for an appointment.

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Directors: Patricia Lester MBE, Charles Lester.


Things to do and see in South Wales and its luxury hotels and famous restaurants

Abergavenny is known as "The Gateway to Wales" and is at the start of the Brecon Beacons and the Brecon Beacons National Park. The M4 motorway makes all the South of England and home counties accessible to this unique bustling market town, vibrant in its diversity. Abergavenny is in South East Wales - not far from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Hereford, Newport and Swansea. There are very good rail and road links with the West Midlands, Birmingham, Oxford and the West Country (Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Avon and Cornwall). From London the route is easy and direct - crossing the new Severn Bridge is an experience in itself - a wonderful giant sculpture particularly spectacular agaist dark clouds or early evening or the low light of dawn.

Abergavenny is also at the hub of many famous events - the Abergavenny Food Festival now a 'must' on everybody's calendar who is interested in the culture of food. With so many things to do and see, it is worth taking time to explore the area - even Harry Potter's bus stopped at Abergavenny! It makes a great centre from which to explore the area, such as a day in Usk, famous for its wonderful floral displays throughout the town. Or perhaps a walk over the famous Blorenge Mountain - the only word that rhymes with 'orange'! The Llanfoist Open Garden day is worth a visit - a day spent exploring the wonderful gardens of the village makes an unusual and inspiring 'day out'.

The Brecon Jazz Festival is only twenty miles away as is the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport which has several golf courses and was the host to the Ryder Cup in the year 2010. The internationally famous 'Hay Literary Festival', Hay Literary Festival held at Hay on Wye, attracts many famous visitors including Bill and Hilary Clinton, who were guests at the 2002 festival. 'The Three Choirs Festival' (Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester) - a celebration of choral music, is only an hour's drive away. Abergavenny is in the heart of the county of Monmouthshire, a county that has more castles and fortified houses than any other county in Britain.

For industrial history there is the famous 'Big Pit' Mining Museum in Blaenavon as well as the most glorious countryside where walking, horse-riding, both lake and canal boating, fishing - country activities too numerous to remember them all.

As a contrast to the gentle countryside, Cardiff, with its Millennium Stadium and Millennium Centre provide entertainment in sport and culture in the most modern and sophisticated of surroundings in Cardiff Bay, once a busy dock area, now home to the contrasts of high profile modern living alongside the historic Norwegian Church and the new Assembly building. St Fagans Museum is a major museum of Welsh Life a worthwhile day out for those interested in social history.

There are a number of places to stay from the exotic and luxurious hotel - Llangoed Hall (the inspiration of Sir Bernard Ashley: co-founder of the Laura Ashley fashion label) - to Bear Hotel in Crickhowell (winner of the British Pub of the Year Award as well as the AA Welsh Pub of the Year). Gliffaes Country House Hotel' is only five miles from the town and is set in over twenty acres of beautiful gardens. The hotel is on the banks of the river Usk, famous for its salmon and trout fishing. Extensive fishing rights on the river can be used by hotel guests. 'The Angel Hotel' has an excellent dining menu. There are many other places to stay and eat fine food. For those who want a few days of luxurious pampering there is the Celtic Manor Hotel. Here can be enjoyed the hotel's award winning spa, gymnasium, golf, tennis and several restaurants as well as a little bit of shopping.





Tel: 0044 (0) 1873 853559

Abergavenny, Wales,

NP7 7RL. UK.

fax: 0044 (0) 1873 858666