Newton House is owned and maintained by the National Trust, and is situated in Dinefwr Park (Anglice Dynevor Park) in Carmarthenshire in Wales. The large estate was broken up prior to acquisition of the mansion by the Trust, and a substantial part of its outbuildings is owned by a Norwegian family and commercially let.
History and Description:
Newton House is in the grounds of Dinefwr Castle, owned by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and maintained by Cadw. It lies close to the centre of the market town of Llandeilo.
It was formerly the main residence of the Rice (Rhys) family, elevated to the peerage of Great Britain as Baron Dynevor. The residence has been restored to what it would have been as an estate house of the later Victorian or early Edwardian period.
Park and Garden:
It is surrounded by a deer park which was landscaped by Capability Brown. A small garden behind the house has been restored to its former glory, and overlooks the deer park. The garden is styled under Moorish influence with a central fountain surrounded by walks. It helps to soften the rather severe Gothic style of the building (which itself owes its present style to a Victorian restoration of an earlier Georgian house). As a supposedly paranormally active building, the property was the subject of an investigation in the 11th and 15th series of the Most Haunted programme.