Whether you're looking for your first family home or a luxury city centre penthouse, South Wales has lots to offer
A stone’s throw from where the Wye meets the Monmow is Monmouth – a historic county town. Monmouth is well situated for an easy afternoon enjoying a view of the Welsh countryside with a walk to Kymin Hill. A market town for over 1,000 years, there are no shortages of shopping opportunities.
With two-bed to 10-bed properties, terraced, detached and everything in-between, Monmouth has options for every budget and size.
Prices for two-bedroom houses range from £95,000 to £350,000, while properties from three to 10 bedrooms in size range between £102,000 and £875,000.
As the capital and a top university city, Cardiff is popular with families, young professionals and students, with the property range reflecting this demand.
One-bed apartments to two-bedroom properties are available in the range of £49,750 to £525,000. Properties in the range of three bedrooms to eight bedrooms cost between £80,000 and £3,200,000.
Amongst TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Things to Do in Cardiff is the Wales Millennium Centre, a trip to Cardiff Bay and the Cardiff National Museum. Cardiff is spoilt for choice in shopping arcades, and has a rich history with Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city where the Roman work can still be distinguished in the castle walls.
With easy links to Bristol and Cardiff, Chepstow is very popular with commuters. Reflecting this, Chepstow has a range of houses on the market. One- to two-bed properties cost from £110,000, and swanky penthouses can reach up to £525,000. A three-bed terraced house costs approximately £140,000, whilst a seven-bedroom detached house can cost around £995,000.
One of Chepstow’s most popular attractions is Tintern Abbey, its stunning architecture and grounds making a fantastic day out. Chepstow Castle was founded by William Fitzsbern as far back as 1067, and its great tower is cited as the oldest surviving stone fortification in Britain.
The seaside city of Swansea is ideal for those who want the city and the coast. Swansea is home to students, young people and working families. A two-bedroom property costs in the range of £35,000 to £375,000, and properties with at least three bedrooms cost between £46,000 and £1,000,000.
As a coastal city, it’s no surprise that Swansea’s main attractions are the Gower Peninsula, Three Cliffs Bay and Llangennith Beach. Fossils are found on many of these beaches, and the Gower Peninsula is known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Swansea city centre has bustling shopping centres and a vibrant market, internationally renowned for its fresh ingredients.
For families, young professionals and commuters, Newport is ideally located.
A two-bed property is priced in the range of £44,100 to £300,000, and properties with three or more bedrooms cost in the range of £77,000 to £1,950,000.
A busy, bustling university city, Newport offers a rounded shopping experience with Friars Walk and Kingsway shopping centres. Newport is also home to the prestigious Rougemont School. With a large train station and good transport links throughout the city, Newport is a gateway to Bristol, Cardiff, and the rolling hills of rural south Wales.
Whether you’re looking for a family home in the Welsh countryside or a holiday home, Crickhowell is the place for you. Rest assured, any Crickhowell property will be snug between the breathtaking scenery of the Usk Valley and the Brecon Beacons.
A two-bedroom property will be sold in the range of £182,500 to £205,000, and larger three- to nine-bedroom properties are selling in the range of £215,000 and £699,995. Residents of Crickhowell can enjoy the scenery on their doorstep, riverboat trips along the Brecon canal, a drink at the cosy Bear pub and inn, and local independent amenities.