There can be few regions with such a diverse range of appeal from the Forest of Dean with its woodland glades, to the lower Wye Valley where the River Wye snakes through some of the most scenic countryside anywhere, plus the majestic splendour of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Urban needs are well met by the ongoing development of Cardiff, with its major sports and entertainment venues, shopping centres, and Cardiff Bay with its waterfront attractions. St. Fagans, Lisvane and St. Mellons are the most sought after areas of the city in which to live.
The “golden triangle” within which many buyers concentrate their search is the area bounded by Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth. For those looking for a more relaxed way of life, Brecon, Coleford, Cowbridge, Crickhowell and Usk all offer good small-town facilities within a rural environment, while Penarth and Porthcawl will appeal to those for whom the call of the sea is all-important.