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A superb end terrace town house situated in the ever popular village of Radyr. Boasting a stylish, light and modern kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, three double bedrooms, the master with en-suite and family bathroom. There is a pretty rear garden with lawn and decking along with side access. The...9 1Recently added
A generous extended three double bedroom semi-detached house that has been tastefully presented. At the end of this small cul de sac, this home boasts features such as a wood burning stove, extended kitchen/diner, and en-suite bathroom. Briefly comprising: Entrance Porch, Lounge,...16 1Recently added
Spacious three bedroom semi detached offering bags of potential to put your own stamp on. This family home is situated in popular residential location in close proximity to Whitchurch Village The accommodation comprises: two reception rooms, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom, three attached...13 0Recently added
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** AVAILABLE NOW ** A spacious and bright larger style two bedroom furnished apartment in the popular Victoria Wharf development. The accommodation briefly comprises entrance hallway, good size lounge with patio door leading to balcony with views overlooking the communal gardens and marina....18 0Recently added
This is a well cared for two bedroom mid terrace home set amongst a cluster of quiet cul de sacs. Very well presented with modern bathroom and kitchen, low maintenance rear garden and two off road parking bays. Redecoration will be undertaken between tenancies. Unfurnished with kitchen...13 0Recently added
** RARELY AVAILABLE TO RENT** GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT - We are delighted to offer this ground floor apartment located in Llandaff. The property has its own front entrance and comprises of a lounge with UPVC door opening onto small patio area, Double bedroom, bathroom and a good size kitchen which10 0Recently added
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At Thomas H Wood we know our stuff. Well, we have been around for over 40 years, so we should. Ever since we were a sapling our aim has been to help people put down roots. As the leading Estate Agent in Whitchurch and Radyr and one of the top Letting Agents in Cardiff, we take pride in getting to know our customers personally so that we can determine precisely what it is they’re looking for. Then we help them find it.If you want to buy or rent we’ll ensure you find the property that meets your needs, if you’re a landlord we’ll do all we can to help you find the right tenant, if you want to sell we’ll make sure people see your property on-line, in the press and through social media so that you can get the right price for it and if you’re looking for a commercial property we can help with that too.We know a thing or two about Whitchurch and Radyr too, it is where we’re based after all. We can tell you everything you need to know about North Cardiff from the schools and shops, to pubs and parks. When it comes to lettings we’ve been successfully finding properties for tenants all over Cardiff and throughout South Wales.
Sales: 029 2227 8806
Northover & Williamson Estate Agents is an independently owned Estate Agent with over 25 years experience of successfully selling and letting properties throughout Cardiff. Offering a friendly, more personal and trustworthy service.
Our Mission is to remain a successful local sales and lettings agency with a modern outlook to marketing and providing a more personal approach to customer service. We want our customers to feel valued when dealing with us & not to feel merely a number.
We are your local estate agent!
Sales: 029 2227 9140
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Our family business, Freelancer, initially started trading as a lettings agency in 2012. From the first day of trading we were licensed members of ARLA, members of the Property Ombudsman scheme and accredited with the National Landlords Association. We are now licensed members of the Welsh Government’s Rent Smart Wales scheme.
We moved into sales relatively recently, coerced into it by our landlords with properties to sell who only wanted to deal with us. Our track record to date has been exemplary, with our fastest sale taking place after the first viewing after just 2 days.
So what makes us special you might ask....
As an independent family business we are motivated to keep our customers happy. From the beginning of your sales or lettings journey we promise to give you our undivided attention. We'll get to know each other well so you don't have a stranger answering your calls. Many of our clients have become personal friends on Facebook - and we love making new friends!
As a small business we are able to act quickly in the leads we receive, whether it is for a sale or let. Strike while the iron is hot and all that. We don’t believe in making people wait a week for a viewing, they’ll find something else before then.
Sales: 01633 371885
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A guide to Cardiff
The Welsh capital Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and the youngest capital of Europe. As the ninth largest city in the UK, Cardiff has an estimated population of 350,000 inhabitants, mostly within a three mile radius of the city centre. With more than 18 million visitors each year — and named as the 6th must-see destination, according to National Geographic — it draws tourists from around the world due to its investment in culture and famous sporting traditions.
Tony Filice, Director of local agent Kelvin Francis, said: “The combination of a vibrant nightlife in the city centre, excellent shopping (including the popular draw of a John Lewis store) and strong, local independent shops have contributed to Cardiff being named as one of the top 10 cities to live in throughout the UK, according to The Daily Telegraph.”
The Cardiff city area consists of predominantly older style Victorian properties, particularly in the districts of Roath and Cathays. Many of these homes are occupied by students for their close proximity to the city centre and the Cardiff university campus.
The north Cardiff area (Cyncoed, Roath Park, Lisvane, Llanishen, Thornhill, Heath, Whitchurch) is the most favoured part for families. It consists of three to four bedroom semi or detached homes and is popular due to the ease of access to parks, schools and bus routes.
West Cardiff, which is made up of Radyr, Llandaff, St Fagans, Creigiau and Pentyrch, is on the fringe of the countryside but is still an easy commute to the centre of the city and this provides a strong draw for families.
The east side of Cardiff (Old St Mellons, Castleton, Marshfield) is also on the fringes of the countryside, occupied by families, having good highway links (M4/A48 and A470), schools and local amenities.
Cardiff house prices
The Cardiff housing market continues to show signs of increasing activity. John Wood, Director of Cardiff estate agents Thomas H Wood, has seen the capital go from strength to strength.
“Cardiff’s reputation as one of the top cities in the UK is attracting a younger generation to the Welsh capital. We are helping more and more people in their 20s and 30s for both sales and rentals, with areas such as Whitchurch and Radyr proving particularly popular for buyers of all ages.”
Mr Filice (Kelvin Francis) said: “As the city is such a draw for families and students, there is strong demand for the traditional three bedroom semi-detached homes. The average price for such houses in Cardiff has grown by 20 per cent in the last 12 months. High demand and a shortage of supply has seen the average price rise close to £320,000 for these homes.”
What are the average sale prices in Cardiff?
- One bedroom flat in Cardiff - £120,000
- Two bedroom flat in Cardiff - £150,000
- Two bedroom house in Cardiff - £180,000
- Three bedroom house in Cardiff - £320,000
Belinda Bishop, Branch Partner at Chewton Rose, said: “The premium homes market in Cardiff is very fluid at the moment, with properties in the bracket of £400,000 to £850,000 selling very well. We’re seeing an uplift in demand from families seeking open-plan living and private space for the ‘ultra-modern’ home, yet there is also still a large interest in Victorian style properties.”
Rob Price, Owner, Belvoir, Cardiff, said that he expected an increase in activity among the Cardiff sales market in 2016, because there had been an uplift in demand for homes in the Welsh capital.
He said: “Consumers are gradually becoming more confident again, driving the growth in demand for property in the centre of Cardiff. This last year, we’ve seen an uplift in sales of two and three bedroom houses ranging from £220,000 to £280,000.”
What are the average rental prices in Cardiff?
- One bedroom flat in Cardiff - £600 pcm
- Two bedroom flat in Cardiff - £675 pcm
- Two bedroom house in Cardiff - £750 pcm
- Three bedroom house in Cardiff - £950 pcm
Belinda (Chewton Rose) added: “There is always a high demand for rental property in Cardiff due to the large number of students keen to live close to Cardiff University. We also often gain a lot of interest from people looking to rent for six months in the area, because they’re often looking to relocate and either want to try living in the area first, or are looking to buy but may need some more time to find a home.”
Mr Price (Belvoir, Cardiff) said that he believed demand for lettings would increase slightly in 2016 and that one bedroom flats were the most popular for students and professionals who wanted to rent in the city of Cardiff.
Mr Wood (Thomas H Wood, Cardiff) commented: “The lettings market has been strong for some time in Cardiff and the reputation of local universities continues to attract both leading academics and students from across the country. In turn, we have also seen an increase in buy-to-let activity with investors seeing the opportunities available in what’s becoming a vibrant and well-respected city.”
What are some of the best roads in Cardiff?
Mr Filice (Kelvin Francis) said: “Cardiff is experiencing a renaissance, led by the St David’s Shopping Centre development, combined with the rejuvenation of the old Docks area, which includes the Cory shipping area, a majestic waterfront now with chic restaurants, theatres and marine and yachting activities.
“All of this has encouraged developers to build apartments and buy-to-let landlords who are keen to capitalise on a healthy rental market.”
He listed the following road names as those among the best to live in the area.
- Llandennis Avenue, Cyncoed
- Cardiff Cefn Coed Road, Cyncoed
- Lake Road West, Roath Park
- Mill Road, Lisvane
- Druidstone Road, Old St Mellons
- Fairwater Road, Llandaff
- Rhiwbina Hill, Rhiwbina
- Cardiff Heol Isaf, Radyr
- Heol Don, Whitchurch
- Howells Crescent, Llandaff
What are the best and most popular schools in Cardiff?
Mr Filice (Kelvin Francis) said: “There are excellent schooling facilities throughout Cardiff. The more popular Cardiff schools, which are a strong draw to the area, include Cardiff High School in Cyncoed, Radyr Comprehensive in South Glamorgan and Corpus Christi (Roman Catholic) High School in Lisvane.”
Highly regarded independent schools include Howell’s School in Llandaff and St John’s College in Old St Mellons. A new Welsh school, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern, has been built in Penylan.
There is also Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. The former was ranked internationally at 122 by the prestigious QS World University Rankings in 2015/2016.
What types of local transport are available in Cardiff?
As the biggest city in the region, Cardiff has a huge range of transport options including bus, road, rail, air and water. Compared to the other cities in Wales, it has a relatively low proportion of car users, but the Cardiff city council is still trying to encourage more alternative commuting, including cycle schemes and investment in a tram system.
Cardiff Central station provides rail links throughout Wales, including long-distance services across the country to Wrexham and Holyhead in the north, and English cities such as Bristol and Birmingham. The suburbs are also connected to the city by the Cardiff Queen Street railway station and the Valley Lines buses.
International and domestic flights are easily accessible from Cardiff Airport, which is the largest of its kind in the country. It is actually situated a short drive from the city in the village of Rhoose but the 10 mile trip has connections by bus, train and road links.
Cardiff is linked to Bristol just over the Severn Bridge by the M4 and the motorway stretches along the length of South Wales connecting all of its major towns and cities. As well as an extensive bus network in the city, Cardiff also has the Aquabus, which runs between the city centre and the Cardiff Bay area, which has undergone extensive redevelopment.
Cardiff guide: Lifestyle
Cardiff has been named by Barclays as one of the top 10 most affluent cities in Britain. The ranking, in which Cardiff came seventh, was based on a range of factors, including numbers of millionaires, average annual pay, the proportion of households giving to charity, business survival rates and academic performance.
Cardiff has a diverse population. Its history of strong trade connections, post-war immigration and foreign students attending the city’s universities have given rise to a vibrant social mix.
It has a predominantly youthful population – with nearly a quarter of the population aged between 20 and 34 – and its large media production industry has proved a strong draw to young professionals. Many of these younger residents live in or around Cardiff Bay, the largest waterfront development in Europe.
Where are the best places to go shopping in Cardiff?
Cardiff has earned its reputation as one of the top 10 shopping destinations in Britain. Popular brands, including John Lewis, M&S, Debenhams and many more, can be found in the heart of the city at the St David’s Shopping Centre.
Cardiff city centre has a number of glass covered shopping arcades built in the coal bonanza years under the reign of Queen Victoria. These arcades host curiosity and high end chic shops, and they are a joy to walk around, especially at Christmas time.
Belinda (Chewton Rose) highlighted these for those who prefer market style shops. She said there were six Victorian arcades in Cardiff which offered a more intimate environment for shoppers and could be a great alternative to the high street Cardiff shopping experience if you’re after vintage clothes stores, craft shops and great coffee shops.
Where are the best restaurants in Cardiff?
According to Mr Price (Belvoir, Cardiff) the city has everything from fine dining and gourmet street food to choose from. He said: “Pop-up eateries in the city are increasingly popular because there are always so many different cuisines on offer. Got Beef is a personal favourite of mine – if you like burgers bursting with flavour then this is the place to try! Originally a pop-up event, the owner now also has a permanent bar and kitchen in Whitchurch Road, just outside the city centre, so if you can’t catch the next pop-up, this is definitely worth a visit.”
Mr Filice (Kelvin Francis) said: “There are also a selection of quality rustic and contemporary style restaurants in areas such as The Hayes and St David’s Shopping Centre eateries.”
Are there any sporting or cultural events in Cardiff?
The Welsh capital continues to be a big draw for major sporting and cultural events. The Millennium Stadium is a world class venue for rugby and football and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands (it is be renamed the Principality Stadium in January 2016).
“The quality of life that Cardiff offers has made it a very desirable and a safe place to live for the young, families and for the retired. And, not surprisingly, the city’s population is predicted to grow by almost a fifth in the next five years,” explained Mr Filice (Kelvin Francis).
What are the top things to do in Cardiff?
Cardiff offers many cultural attractions, including the majestic Cardiff Bay Waterfront, the Marina, Mermaid Quay restaurants and bars, a Norwegian Church, and the Doctor Who Experience (much of this popular programme has been filmed in the city).
Cardiff is the home of the Welsh National Opera, which hosts ballets, concerts and musicals from London’s West End. Other cultural Cardiff attractions include Cardiff Castle, Civic Centre, National Museum, Bute Park, New Theatre, The Glee Club, Penarth Award Winning Pier and Pavilion and SWALEC Cricket Ground where the Ashes were played in 2015 (and won by England!).
Are there many open spaces in Cardiff?
The jewel in the crown among the many Victorian parks in Cardiff is Roath Park Boating Lake and Flower Gardens, with the historic Scott of the Antarctic Memorial; a great place to take children for a relaxing afternoon in the Welsh capital.
All information is correct at 09/12/15