New Homes in Bridgend
Sitting in South Wales not far from the coast, Bridgend is a town that lies midway between Cardiff and Swansea. Whether you want to live in the centre or a suburb like Sarn, you’ll also be nice and close to seaside spots such as Port Talbot, Barry and Newport.
There are plenty of natural draws in the local area, including Bryngarw Country Park and Dunraven Bay with its sandy beaches. From family days out in Afan Forest Park, to visits to medieval castles, you can find out more about our developments closest to Bridgend below.
Live the Bridgend life
If you’re looking for a spot to live which boasts an excellent location within South Wales and a green and pleasant setting, buying a house in Bridgend could be perfect for you. This is particularly the case if you take up one of our great offers such as our Part Exchange scheme, providing you with a fuss-free way to sell your existing home and saving you a chunk of money on estate agent fees too.
Things to see and do in Bridgend
This is a brilliant place to live if you love spending lots of time outdoors. You can cross the medieval Old Bridge to visit attractions like Newcastle Castle and Newbridge Fields in the centre of town, where you’ll find all the shops, bars and restaurants you need, but the magic really starts in the surrounding area.
From Bryngarw Country Park and Margam Country Park to Kenfig National Nature Reserve and coastal Dunraven Park, you can also look forward to exploring Brynna Woods, visiting Ogmore Castle and climbing Mynydd y Gaer for its views. And then there’s the cliff-framed Dunraven Bay and beaches like Merthyr Mawr, Sker Beach and Morfa Beach, which is a popular surfing spot.
There are plenty of good primary schools to choose between in the area, including central options Brackla Primary and Oldcastle Primary. Coychurch Llangrallo Primary is another good option a couple of miles east of the centre if you want to be in its catchment area, while St Mary’s Primary is a good Catholic school close to the heart of town.
One of the best local secondary schools is Bryntirion Comprehensive, which is in the north east of Bridgend and rated as excellent by Estyn. Brynteg Comprehensive and Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School are both ranked as good, while Porthcawl Comprehensive is another strong option if you live far enough west of town to be part of the catchment area.
Bridgend transport links
The M4 motorway passes to the north of town, providing direct access to Swansea in the west and Cardiff, Newport and the South West of England to the east. Smaller A and B roads can take you to the coast and other parts of the region, which are also connected by bus and rail. Cardiff Airport meanwhile is around 15 miles away, a journey you can do in less than half an hour in the car.
The Bridgend property scene
House prices in Bridgend have been on the rise in recent years, with semi-detached homes proving most popular in terms of the number sold. You can find some of these in the Cefn Glas area on the north west edge of town, as well as attractive 4 bedroom detached homes which offer lots of space for all the family.
Whether this sounds like the perfect area for you or you’d also consider a contemporary 2 or 3 bed home on the outskirts of Llantwit Major and just a mile from the coast, don’t forget to ask your adviser about our latest offers.