If you have a budget of around Wales’ national average house price of £198,000 and are willing to roam around the country looking for the best property to suit you, there are bargains to be found, all offering a potential new owner a house with distinctive features and selling points.
This average house price can secure you a combination of location, character, size and potential, it’s up to you which of these is most important to you in order to tempt you to pack up and move to the coast, country or city.
Commutable to Cardiff for work is a definite advantage for this house currently for sale in the Cynon Valley.
However, the more obvious bonus features this property in this price range is shouting about is its four bedrooms and zero attached neighbours.
It is also a bonus to wander around inside and be impressed at the modern interiors and combined social spaces that make this property a great combination of family home and party pad.
Arguably the most impressive space is the kitchen diner with open-plan lounge that is surely the heart of the home. The fact that it can boast a very stylish kitchen with feature island and marble worktops may well win the heart of many buyers too.
The house is listed as having four bedrooms on the first floor, but there are two further spaces in the attic currently used as sleeping accommodation that could alternatively become a games room and home office.
There’s lots of scope inside this super stylish detached home to make the spaces work perfectly for a new owner. It is on the market for £199,995 with Apex estate agents, call their Aberdare branch on 01685 883163 for further details.
There’s lots to love at this seaside property in Ceredigion so potentially it is worth going a little over budget as the space this end of terrace is offering is incredible; 10 bedrooms according to the estate agent.
With that many rooms dedicated to slumber any potential buyer might think that reception rooms have been sacrificed to create a B&B, student let or a house of multiple occupancy (HMO).
But this is not the case. There are two reception rooms, a kitchen and a utility room so plenty of versatile space to reconfigure that perfectly fits a new owner’s lifestyle.
Part of that lifestyle might be long beach walks and as this abode is only literally around the corner from Tiraeth Abermaw beach. That’s the space and seaside location ‘must have’ boxes ticked.
The beach visits might have to be limited for a while though as there is work to do inside this fantastic house to modernise it but there is certainly enough space to live at the address while you update each room.
The huge house by the sea is for sale with estate agent Walter Lloyd Jones & Co, call their Barmouth office on 01341 280527 to find out more.
This attractive three bedroom semi-detached house near Pontypool offers a new buyer a unique property and yet it is part of a new build housing estate.
According to the estate agent, the home can be found nestled within this exclusive development by Butter Wall Homes and is the only property of this style on the site.
On the ground floor is a sizeable kitchen diner with granite worktops and integrated appliances and French doors out onto a sunny terrace and views over the rooftops of the homes nestled within the Afon Lwyd valley.
There’s a good sized lounge and cloakroom on this level and upstairs three bedrooms and a family bathroom plus the master has an ensuite.
If the kerb appeal of this modern home, surrounded by cycle and walking trails amongst the mountains, has entranced you call the estate agent Sage & Co at their Cwmbran office to find out more on 01633 838888.
If you’re looking for a renovation project within the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons this end of terrace house has more potential than you might at first realise.
Located just a short walk from the centre of the popular market town of Brecon, the two bed home can also be the base for many memorable days exploring the stunning Powys countryside, up mountains and along river valleys.
But it’s the house itself that makes this property an intriguing proposition.
There is scope to add value to the house via a programme of renovation but it’s the good sized garden and double garages next to the house that are the added bonus.
The cars can be tucked up inside every night in the two garages, or maybe you need a lot of storage for all your outdoor activity gear, maybe one could become a base for a business or provide income from letting out, or maybe they could both be squashed and a new home built in their place?
Whatever the future is for the garages, any substantial changes of course need planning consent.
The Brecon abode with building potential is on the market with estate agent McCartneys, contact their Brecon office on 01874 610990 for more details.
There is still the opportunity to discover a good-sized family home in Cardiff if you know which suburbs to target.
This three bedroom, end of terrace modern home is located in a housing estate within the Tremorfa area.
What makes this property stand out from the crowd is that for this price bracket it has three bedrooms and only one attached neighbour.
The majority of houses in the capital currently for sale for this budget are two bedrooms or are mid terrace abodes.
The house is located on a quiet residential street and has a lounge, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. They are all semi open-plan with large open doorways between each room.
Upstairs the home can boast those three bedrooms, plus a family bathroom and outside there is a decent sized outdoor space that has tree-top views as the neighbour at the end of the garden.
The house is for sale for £200,000 with estate agent Peter Alan, call the Albany Road branch on 020 2046 2246 to find out more.
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Carmarthenshire is a stunning county situated between Swansea and Pembrokeshire and this unique location means it can offer city, country and coast all wrapped up in one stunning region.
It can also offer far more property for your pound than either neighbour in most instances.
For example, in Carmarthen town this sizeable and immaculately presented three bedroom home can be snapped up for just above the national average house price.
There’s nothing to do here except move your own stuff in and start enjoying life in this lovely county.
The house has a pretty front living room with a feature fireplace and built-in alcove shelves and cupboards.
A substantial open-plan kitchen diner spans the width of the rear of the property with a log burner nestled into the chimney breast and French doors out into the garden.
Upstairs there is a standard layout of three bedrooms and a bathroom and outside the front garden has a little patio from which to watch the world go by and the rear garden has a decked area perfect for alfresco dining.
This lovely family home is on the market for £200,000 with online estate agent doorsteps.co.uk – visit their website for further details.
The best selling feature of this family home for sale near Cwmbran is its surprising space, inside and out, for a house in this price range.
This is closely followed by its stylish interior that claims beautiful wood flooring and a charming fireplace as just some of the eye-catching characterful features.
The open-plan lounge and dining room is the social hub of the home and a very attractive space to relax surrounded by tasteful decor that gives the combined rooms a sense of calm elegance.
The style continues into the kitchen with classic Shaker-style units, wood worktops and a Belfast sink.
If a new owner wanted to increase the connection between the reception space and the kitchen then, subject to advice from a qualified structural engineer and checks with planning, the doorway could be widened and heightened along part of the partition wall.
The ground floor is where you will find the bathroom and upstairs can offer three good sized bedrooms, with the beautiful interiors continuing into these spaces.
If the budget allows, then the rear garden is large enough to accommodate an extension and still be able to host social events and mini football matches on the lawn.
The stylish abode near Cwmbran is on the market for £199,950 with estate agent Angelwoods, call the Cwmbran branch on 01495 365244 for further details.
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire: £195,000
This attractive end of terrace cottage can be found in the pretty rural village of Letterson, near Fishguard in stunning Pembrokeshire.
It might, at first glance, appear to be a quaint country cottage but it is actually a three-bed family home with a kitchen diner at the front and a spacious lounge at the rear that covers the whole width of the property.
The well designed layout even manages to squeeze in an additional shower room on the ground floor, before a charming curved staircase takes you up to the first floor where the three bedrooms and a family bathroom wait to be discovered.
The downstairs rooms can boast charming exposed ceiling beams that reinforce the countryside inspired interior design along with the farmhouse-style kitchen.
The sizeable lounge has French doors leading to the garden. The advantage of being at the end of the terrace is that the garden is the end of the strip of land too, meaning the house is surrounded by garden on three sides; front, side and rear.
This character property is on the market for offers in the region of £195,000 with estate agent John Francis, give their Fishguard branch a call on 01348 380029 for further details.
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Llandrindod Wells: £199,950
Would it make you happy to live in the Powys market town that has been named the happiest place to live in Wales?
Following research of residents across Britain during 2019 by property portal Rightmove, Llandrindod Wells was announced as that happy place. Find out more about the ‘Happy at Home’ index and this Welsh town here.
And if you’re looking for space, income potential, the chance to add value, a retail outlet and a location in the heart of this happy town then this substantial property on the high street might make your heart sing and your wallet open.
Called Wadham house the property is a large four-storey, seven bedroom mid terrace Victorian property situated in the main shopping street of this historic Spa town.
The current owners benefit from additional income by leasing out the ground floor shop according to the estate agent.
The residential accommodation is accessed via a separate side door set in a recessed porch leading to the front door opening of the property.
Up the stairs to the first floor to find a spacious lounge, bedroom, and kitchen with a balcony.
Up to the next floor and you will find three bedrooms, an office and a shower room and three more bedrooms and delightful countryside views on the top floor.
This beast of a building is on the market with Hunters, Mid Wales, contact them on 01597 825644 to get more details.
This chapel conversion in the heart of the gorgeous Monmouthshire countryside north of Raglan is a rather unique property offering character, contemporary style, countryside location and adorable cuteness.
It has a garden area but surrounded by open views of the rolling fields and hills, the home feels like it has a gigantic outdoor space just waiting to be enjoyed on a summer’s evening.
Inside the views are pretty special too.
Instead of splitting the space inside into two separate floors and maybe squeezing two bedrooms into the first floor, this renovation has respected the unique double-height space that a chapel can usually offer.
The bedroom area on the mezzanine, tucked into the apex of the roof, feels more spacious instead of feeling hemmed in by the ceiling above. The mezzanine means the bedroom also feels connected to the spacious downstairs.
Built-in storage under the stairs optimises the space available and a panel of decorative frosted glass between the shower room and kitchen optimises the light into this space that doesn’t have a window. A very thoughtful conversion and design, find out more about it here.
The cool chapel conversion is on the market with M2 estate agents, call the Abergavenny office on 01873 856388 to find out more.
Nefyn, Llyn Peninsula: £198,000
It can be rare to find a traditional Welsh cottage still with potential to improve and update and therefore add value.
It’s even rarer to find one that is Grade II listed, comes with planning consent for internal and external alterations including the creation of a first floor in the roof and is about a mile from the beach at Morfa Nefyn.
Welcome to Lon Llan in the village of Edern on the stunning Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd.
According to the estate agent, the plans for the cottage indicate that the updated version would have an open-plan kitchen, diner and lounge and separate shower room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms on the first floor.
This cute cottage with a huge garden and huge potential is for sale with Tudor estate agents, contact the Pwllheli branch to find out more on 01758 701100.
This period property in the heart of Newport is well positioned for families.
Aone end of the street is Eveswell Primary School and at the other end is Woodland Park.
The house itself is perfect for a busy family too, as it has been the beneficiary of a renovation project so there’s no annoying DIY projects to fill up the weekends when you could be spending time together as a family.
The update of this three bedroom terraced house has been respectful to the remaining original features, with a Minton tile floor and period staircase greeting you in the hall as you enter plus period coving can be spotted around the home.
But the house is definitely a contemporary, stylish pad to impress family and friends, from the glossy kitchen to the integrated wall television in the lounge.
The property also boasts an integrated media system with speakers in the living area, kitchen and rear garden making it perfect to host and entertain for the adults when the kids have gone to bed. The garden even has its own TV and the kitchen can boast a dedicated gin bar.
This home of past, present and future features is for sale with estate agent Pinkmove, call them on 01633 746088 to find out more.
Neyland, Pembrokeshire: £200,000
You might think that a house with an expansive water view in Pembrokeshire is not possible on this budget, but this three bedroom terrace house can tempt you with a very engaging view from the sofa.
It’s an incredible view of the Milford Haven estuary and all the wildlife and human activity that is always happening outside the window – almost no need for a television.
According to the estate agent selling the property, the extras that come with this house don’t stop with the lovely panoramic view, there is a building plot included with the sale that makes this house an attractive investment for someone looking to build as well as live in the area, subject to planning permission of course.
The house offers three double bedrooms, a kitchen breakfast room, sunroom, and a lounge diner.
The sizeable rear garden is tiered, with a paved patio seating area and steps leading up to a garden laid to lawn, where you will find a wooden storage shed and selection of fruit trees.
Further steps lead up to another lawn section, with access to the potential plot that has its own separate access.
The house with the bonus extras at the back is on the market for offers in excess of £200,000 with West Wales Properties, Milford Haven, call them on 01646 698585 for further details.
On a secondary road between the pretty village of Lamphey and the town of Pembroke this cute cottage, shining in its glorious shade of seaside blue, stands out from the crowd and is a real find.
Through the gate and across the cute courtyard to the front door and then inside Ivy Cottage reveals what looks like a tidy and well-looked after property.
And no wonder the owners have painted the cottage blue – it’s like Doctor Who’s Tardis inside, hiding three bedrooms, three reception rooms and two bathrooms.
On the ground floor the cottage offers a sitting room, dining room and kitchen on one side of the front door, all connected via large open doorways in each dividing wall so the flow of the reception space is ideal.
On the other side of the front door there is a bedroom and shower room and the surprise of an additional and large extra living room.
Up to the first floor and there are two further bedrooms, a shower room and two handy storage cupboards.
The new owner can just turn up and move in and get on with living in such a pretty spot, surrounded by a community but also the rural landscape of Pembrokeshire.
They may want to bring their own interior style to the house and maybe add some classic country cottage features, or if that sounds like too much hard work, they may prefer to relax on the sunny rear terrace and admire the tree-lined view from the substantial garden.
Ivy Cottage is on the market for £195,000 with estate agent Guy Thomas & Co, contact their Pembroke branch on 01646 682342 to find out more.
In the suburb of Brynhyfryd of Swansea you can find a detached home for sale if you keep looking and are patient, and this one offers a new owner a large rear garden and three bedrooms.
Even the car gets its own bedroom in the form of an attached garage, although if a new owner wanted to convert this space into another room for the humans, there’s plenty of drive and paved front garden for the car to sleep alfresco.
Inside, the house is light and spacious with some stand out features such as fireplaces, a log burner and wood laminate floors to catch the attention of any potential buyer.
The Shaker-style kitchen is a space sure to excite, with views of the two level rear garden from the kitchen sink.
Conveniently located close to local shops, amenities, Morfa Retail Park and the Liberty stadium, the estate agent says the house has good road links to Swansea city centre and Gower coast too.
This detached offering is for sale for offers in excess of £200,000 so you may need to find a few more pennies down the back of the sofa but will surely be worth it to have no attached neighbours. Call estate agent purplebricks on 0121 396 0881 to find out more.
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