5 Cheapest Places to Buy Property in Wales

5. Aberdare

You will find this town in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf. It is at this location where two rivers come together namely the Cynon and Dare Rivers. There are approximately 40,000 people living in Aberdare and it is approximately 22 miles from Swansea, 20 miles from Cardiff and only 4 miles from Merthyr Tydfil.

A couple of decades ago when Aberdare was at its most prosperous it was widely considered to be a very important center of Welsh culture. Many notable events were hosted here such as the first National Eisteddfod in 1861. Houses can be purchased for cash for approximately £35,000.

4. Treorchy

There are many villages in Wales and one of them is Treorchy. There was a time when this village was a full-blown town and in fact it still looks like one. This village is located in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf which is in the Rhondda Fawr valley. Rhondda consists of 16 communities. Among them are Ynyswen, Cwmparc and Treorchy. One of the streets in the region has been named as the best in the UK. Furthermore the bustling centre of Treorchy is widely recognized for its thriving community. A house in this village can cost £33,000.

3. Merthyr Tydfil

The main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough is Merthyr Tydfil. Administration of this town is handled by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. The town of Merthyr Tydfil is only 23 miles north of Cardiff. Many people refer to this town as only Merthyr. The daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog) known as Tydfil is said to be the source of the name of this town. In the middle of the 17th century large ironworks was the primary source of income for people in this region. Another interesting fact regarding Merthyr Tydfil was that this is where the world’s first steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in 1804. A house can cost £28,000 for a quick cash sale.

2. Ferndale

This is a relatively small town which is located in the Rhondda Valley. This is in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf. Some of the other villages in the area include Tylorstown, Maerdy and Blaenllechau. Nevertheless in the middle of the 19th century Ferndale was industrialized. Most residents agree that this is a great place to live. The cost of living is affordable and people are friendly. It is not always easy to make a living in Ferndale. The first construction in this area took place in 1857 and this settlement was at first only a collection of crude wooden cabins built in order to provide accommodation for 800 miners. Today a house can cost £24,000.

1. Tonypandy

This is another popular town for property in Wales which is located in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf. This area is within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. In the past this was an industrial coal mining town. Those days are long gone because today Tonypandy is now recognized because of the Tonypandy riots which took place in 1910. The name of this town actually means the “pasture of the fulling mill”. It is forever part of the history of this country and will always be known as the place where striking miners which was struggling because of starvation wages rioted in 1910. Not long ago a house was purchased in this town for only £7,000.