Wales new homes round-up – the best new build properties now on sale

Posted 19 May 2017 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team chooses some of the very best new homes for sale right now across Wales, to suit a range of budgets and requirements...

Property price rises in Wales are keeping up with the annual average in England in the short and medium-term prices in England, according to some recent data.

The Land Registry figures for March showed the average property in Wales selling for £147,746, up 4.3% over the previous 12 months, compared to the English average of 4.4%. From February, prices in England and Wales rose 1.4%.

Among the latest announcements for new homes across Wales are a proposed 200 properties in Neath, 48 affordable homes in Bridgend, potentially 42 new builds in Laugharne and up to 80 new homes on a former school site in Torfaen.

Here, we take a closer look at some of our favourite new build homes currently for sale across Wales:

King’s Wood Gate in Monmouth (David Wilson Homes)

King's Wood GateThis development offers two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes and the site, just outside Monmouth, now has two show houses open to give visitors the chance of a personal view of build quality, specification and interiors inspiration.

One is the four-bedroom ‘Layton’ family home. It has a kitchen/breakfast area that opens onto the rear garden through French doors, utility room, study, and bay windows to the lounge and dining room. Upstairs are four double bedroom, with an en suite to the master bedroom, and a family bathroom.

The ‘Holden’ is also a four-bedroom house, this with an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room leading to the garden, a utility room to help de-clutter and a separate lounge with bay window. Upstairs is a bathroom with separate shower, an en suite master bedroom, two more double bedrooms and a final single bedroom that might function as play room, studio or study.

“With homes to suit a number of different lifestyles, King’s Wood Gate offers something for everyone,” says sales director, Richard Lawson.

Prices: From £192,500

Find out more about King’s Wood Gate from David Wilson Homes 

Hanbury Village in Cwmbran, Torfaen (Barratt Homes)

Hanbury VillageWhatHouse? Award-winner Barratt Homes has already seen some plots reserved at its recently launched Hanbury Village development, which is providing Cwmbran with a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes. ‘Early bird’ buyers are invited to reserve the homes they want ahead of the launch of a show home later this year,

“The layout of Hanbury Village will provide a distinct ‘sense of place’ – with a mix of modern and sustainable home designs in a traditional setting,” says sales director Richard Lawson, “and visitors to the launch event were impressed with the way in which we are creating the new community here.”

Buyers can use the Help to Buy Wales scheme, which requires just a 5% deposit on properties priced up to £300,000.

“The scheme has helped so many people move into a new home in South Wales and we are anticipating that it will prove popular here in Cwmbran as Hanbury Village takes shape,” adds Lawson.

Prices: From £164,500

Find out more about Hanbury Village from Barratt Homes 

Goetre Uchaf in Bangor, Gwynedd (Redrow Homes)

Goetre UchafAn ‘early bird’ arrangement is available on selected plots, giving keen buyers the chance to secure the home they want when it is released at this development on the edge of popular Bangor.

The Heritage Collection house types combine traditional exteriors with up-to-date interiors and there is currently a range of four-bedroom homes to choose from on the current release phase. Mastermove and Help to Buy Wales schemes are available to assist in the costs and practicalities of getting the home you want.

Bangor is well connected by rail and road to the major parts of north Wales and further afield. The area is within easy reach of Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llŷn Peninsula.

Prices: £266,995

Find out more about Goetre Uchaf from Redrow Homes 

‘The Lookout’, Aberconwy Resort & Spa, Conwy (Darwin Escapes)

Aberconwy Resort & Spa​A new holiday home is now available at this popular holiday resort on the outskirts of Conwy, combining stylish exterior design with a high-quality interior, offering a panoramic view across the North Wales coast.

The beach-side home sleeps six people over 990 sq ft, with an en suite master bedroom and a second double bedroom. With cedar wood and ThermoWood finishes outside, the home comes with split-level balconies and decked terraces and has a neutral interior with a number of excellent features, such as a fully fitted kitchen with appliances such as an integrated coffee machine, a five-burner gas hob, eye-level oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and dual washer/dryer.

Samantha Lambert, marketing manager of Darwin Escapes, says: “Since the announcement of Brexit, we have seen an increase in the number of people looking to buy a holiday home in the UK. The combination of craftsmanship and interior design means The Lookout provides every opportunity for holiday makers to stop and enjoy the perfect luxurious sanctuary for relaxation.”

Prices: £350,000

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