New homes in Wales
The diversity and drama you’ll find across the landscapes of Wales is truly something to behold. From the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia to vibrant cities in , and from peaceful old mining towns in the Valleys to the far-ranging which covers around 2,000 square miles as it stretches from north to south, new homes in Wales offer so much variety.
Living in Wales
The beautiful natural scenery abundant across Wales makes for a picturesque country, but there’s a lot more to get excited about when it comes to buying a new home in Wales. You may be captivated by the charm of the many former mining towns, the vibrant culture on offer in the major cities of South Wales or the proximity to places like Chester, Liverpool and Manchester in the north of the country. Whatever it is, don’t miss our latest offers page to see if you could take advantage of a scheme like our Part Exchange arrangement, where we could act as a guaranteed buyer for your old home.
Things to see and do in Wales
There’s no doubt that a big part of the country’s appeal is the stunning terrain it’s spread out over. It’s little wonder, with spots like Snowdonia National Park, the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons. Wales is a paradise for people who love to explore outdoor environments, whether on foot, two wheels, or with a four-legged companion.
As well as more mountains, valleys, waterfalls and adventure pursuits you can shake a leek at, you can also find top culture and great nightlife in cities like capital Cardiff. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, historic attractions or just a nice beach to settle down on for the day, there are so many wonderful things to do in Wales.
The Welsh education system is based around the National Curriculum, with three to seven-year-olds going through the Foundation Stage first. Welsh is taught in all schools up to the age of 16, while some schools and lessons are taught entirely or mostly in Welsh. School inspections are carried out by Estyn, with a vast number of excellent options for all age groups across the country. The Cardiff area has the highest concentration of schools, while most major towns and villages will have at least a primary school if you want to live in a rural area.
Transport links in Wales
Transport for Wales is a non-profit travel company which is owned by the government and operates across the country. Transport links are naturally most comprehensive in and around city centres such as Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, with local bus routes available for getting around more remote places. The rugged terrain in the heart of the country is part of the reason why the M4 is the only major motorway in Wales, starting near Swansea and heading east into South West England all the way to London via Bristol. Cardiff Airport on the outskirts of Barry is the biggest airport in Wales.
The Wales property market
Strong growth is anticipated for the Welsh property market in the coming years. With house prices significantly lower than the UK average, now could be the perfect time to invest. Prices are quite similar up and down the country, with South Wales only slightly more expensive than the North.
Help to Buy Wales
In Wales you can take advantage of Help to Buy Wales if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy Wales page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.