Wide choice of new homes within easy commuting distance of Cardiff

Posted 6 May 2014 by Keith Osborne

South Wales currently has an impressive range of new housing developments within easy reach of the capital, Cardiff - a lively, friendly and compact city with superb shopping, beautiful parks, and a packed events calendar.

New homes in Cardiff suburbs

Barratt Homes' Scholar's Gate in the sought-after Penylan suburb, for example, offers substantial three- to five-bedroom family homes just two miles from the centre. Well suited to families, Scholar's Gate is within the catchment area for Cardiff High School and, with the A48 and M4 close by, it is also handy for commuters - offering easy access to Cardiff Bay, the city centre and other parts of South Wales.

For buyers with a substantial budget, Bellway's Ty Gwyn Gardens development offers just 19 new four- and five-bedroom detached homes priced from £744,995. Situated in leafy Cyncoed, one of the city's most desirable residential suburbs, this small, select development aims to offer luxurious living options in executive family homes less than three miles from the city centre. An extensive range of bespoke extras and upgrades also means buyers can tailor aspects of their new home to suit their personal style.


House-hunters who would rather live outside of the capital but within easy commuting distance of Cardiff might be interested in looking at the nearby coastal town of Penarth, just three miles away. Crest Nicholson has created a development of plush two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses at Penarth Heights. Priced from £153,000 to £320,000, with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme available, the properties enjoy uninterrupted views across Cardiff Bay and are within strolling distance of Penarth town centre and a whole host of local amenities - including leisure facilities and numerous excellent schools. Cardiff city centre is an easy commute away by train, bus or car.


Not far along the coast from Penarth in the well-known resort town of Barry, Barratt Homes will soon have a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at Reflections @ The Quays, overlooking the historic docklands. This development will offer properties to suit first time buyers and growing families, with prices yet to be released.


About nine miles or a 20-minute drive from Cardiff city centre in Rhydyfelin, a small suburb south of Pontypridd, Barratt Homes has created a collection of one-bedroom homes at College Green priced from £80,995 to £82,500. The location is ideal for students studying at the University of South Wales, offering good investor potential, while for commuters it enjoys close proximity to the A470 into Cardiff.


A little further afield, Charles Church's Mill Court development in the historic town of Caerphilly is about 16 miles from the city, with easy access to the A470 - the main artery to the M4. Mill Course offers a range of brand new three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £210,000, situated near a former woollen mill and conveniently close to Caerphilly town centre and castle. It also offers a range of buyer incentives including Part Exchange and Help to Buy (Wales).

Nearby, Persimmon Homes has a new development in the heart of Caerphilly at Virginia Grove, offering three-bedroom homes priced from £195,000, as well as smaller and larger properties. The busy shopping centre is within walking distance, and there is a golf course, park and rugby club close by.


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