New Homes in Barry

 

Welcome to Barry

Whether you're walking along the beach, enjoying family fun at the pleasure park or taking a day trip to the city, there's something for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Barry. Located in South Wales just a short commute from Cardiff, a new home in Barry could tick all the right boxes for your next move.

A quick history

The history of Barry stretches right back to the Stone Age and beyond, with the discovery of artefacts in the local area. A number of Roman sites have been excavated nearby, while Barry was later a base for Viking raiders in the 11th century. During the Medieval era, Barry grew into a village and port, but Owain Glyndwr’s rebellion put a stop to any population growth. The town boomed during industrial times when the coal trade brought wealth to South Wales, and Barry quickly became the world’s biggest coal-exporting port in the early 20th century.

Business and industry

Although the coal industry declined in the 1980s, Barry still has a proud industrial heritage with a large number of people employed at Barry Docks. Other local employers include the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Dow Corning, while Cardiff is home to the Admiral Group, GE Aircraft Engine Services and Arriva Trains Wales.

Things to do in the area

The most well-known attraction in Barry is the pleasure park at Barry Island, where you'll find amusement arcades, roller coasters and crazy golf. For an afternoon by the sea, the blue flag Whitmore Bay is ideal for families, while other places where you can enjoy the great outdoors include Porthkerry Country Park, Merthyr Mawr and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

For a spot of retail therapy, you can go shopping in Barry town centre or take a day trip to Cardiff where you’ll find the old arcades and St David’s Shopping Centre. McArthur Glen Outlet Village is also nearby, for cut-price designer shopping.

If you want to enjoy a relaxing weekend round of golf, there are plenty of courses to choose from including Wenvoe Castle and St Andrews Major Golf Club. Other places of interest near to Barry include Fonmon Castle and the Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre.

Travel and commuting

If you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends, it’s good to know that Barry is well-connected by road and rail, with the M4 nearby and the town’s train station offering regular services to Cardiff and beyond.

From Barry, the journey to Cardiff takes around 25 minutes by either car or train, while Bridgend can be reached in 30 minutes and Swansea in one hour. For journeys to London, the train from Barry to Paddington takes two hours 30 minutes, changing once at Cardiff Central.

When it’s time for a well-earned holiday, Cardiff Airport is only a 15 minute drive from Barry, so your adventure will get off to an easy start. 

 

Scholars Park
Coming soon

Scholars Park

Murch Road, Dinas Powys, DINAS POWYS, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, CF64 4RE

  • Coming soon
Goitre Fach

Goitre Fach

Pugh's Garden Centre, Tynant Road, Morganstown, CARDIFF, CF15 8LB

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £443,000 to £598,000
St James' Gardens

St James' Gardens

St Brides Road, Wick, COWBRIDGE, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, CF71 7QB

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £214,500 to £479,000
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens

Newport Road, St Mellons, CARDIFF, CF3 2WJ

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • £333,000 to £433,500
The Acres

The Acres

Folly View Close, Penperlleni, PONTYPOOL, MONMOUTHSHIRE, NP4 0BW

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £242,000 to £333,000
Oatley Park

Oatley Park

Hospital Road, Barrow Gurney, BRISTOL, NORTH SOMERSET, BS48 3SF

  • 5 and 6 bedroom homes
Northwalls Grange

Northwalls Grange

Nerrols Farm, Taunton, TAUNTON, SOMERSET, TA2 8QJ

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £430,000 to £550,000
Bishops Green

Bishops Green

Wookey Hole Road, Wells, WELLS, SOMERSET, BA5 1AA

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £225,000 to £595,000