West Wales is not only a holidaymaker's dream, it can also be the perfect region to relocate to for people who want to "get away from it all". The choice of homes to buy extends far beyond stone cottages and other rural properties with acres of land attached.
If you are thinking about purchasing a property in West Wales but are perhaps unsure where to start, your best bet is to focus upon properties in Aberystwyth first. Homes there will be typical of most other West Wales towns, such as Pembroke, Carmarthen, Tenby, St Davids and Penally.
In West Wales towns, many modern, high-specification homes are designed to be in keeping with traditional Welsh building designs (tradition is something the Welsh hold dear). That's why you'll find a lot of the unique executive dwellings on the market strike a perfect balance between past and present.
Many people retire to towns in West Wales after years working in North West England cities, such as Liverpool and Manchester. Motorway links from there and from London are good (the A40 is a major connecting trunk road). Birmingham International is the most convenient airport for Aberystwyth.
For families who love the outdoors, West Wales is hard to beat when it comes to finding attractions and excursions. Days out at National Botanic Garden of Wales, Pembrey Country Park, Felinwynt Rainforest Centre, not to mention Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park.
There are theatres and cinemas in Aberystwyth, Pembroke and Tenby.
Finally, in West Wales, single-story homes are hugely popular. Perfect for families are the 3-4 bedroom bungalows which can be found in convenient yet quiet locations - many nestling in the countryside, down lanes and on the outskirts of villages. More modern properties include luxury apartments, houses, and smart maisonettes.