Life in Wales

Wales is one of the four constituent countries of United Kingdom and is bordered by the River Dee in the north and the English counties of Gloucestershire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire to the east with the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel to the south and west.

Owning a property in south east Wales will open up a host of opportunities. The county of Monmouthshire is an atmospheric land of legends and outstanding natural beauty that invites exploration. The scenery is truly stunning: the magical Wye Valley is peppered with picturesque villages such as Penalt and Trelleck, the Forest of Dean is close by and the Brecon Beacons National Park and lovely Abergavenny are well worthy of a visit.

Monmouthshire is an acknowledged gourmet hotspot with The Walnut Tree, The Hardwick, The Bell at Skenfrith, The Felin Fach and The Foxhunter all providing reliably delicious food and within easy reach of Chepstow. For fancier dining, there's also The Crown at Whitebrook - currently the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Wales.

The property market in this corner of the UK could well buck the national trend. A recent article in the Western Mail, states: “Cardiff and a property “Golden Triangle” in Monmouthshire will outpace the rest of the nation in growing house prices over the next five years, a new report published today claims. Prices will rise overall by an accumulative 6% in Wales by 2016, the report by real estate provider BNP Paribas says. The figures come from the firm’s annual housing and the economy report, produced in conjunction with Professor Patrick Minford of Cardiff Business School, which looks at the issues affecting the housing market across the UK and its prospects over the next five years”.

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