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The dream homes sold in Wales that total almost £89m in value

Wales Online logo Wales Online 22/09/2022 Sion Barry & Joanne Ridout

During the period September 2021 to September 2022 there have been 65 sales of homes costing £1m and over, according to figures from the HM Land Registry sold house price statistics, that combines to a total sales value of a jaw-dropping £88,914,157.

The data has been analysed by home buying and regional auction company Property Solvers to reveal where the millionaire abodes have been bought. The data shows that the most expensive house to have sold over the 12 months in question was in Marine Parade, Penarth, changing owners for £2.2m.

The location of the homes with the eye-watering price tags indicates that the Cardiff CF postcode area can account for 27 of the 65 most expensive homes sold, and this is not a surprise, as this region is densely populated and has more £1m plus homes within its boundaries than comparable postcode regions.

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The sales in the Cardiff CF postcode region, which includes much of Vale of Glamorgan, when combined were worth a total of £37,107,000.

Newport NP postcode which includes not just the county but also Monmouthshire and parts of south Powys were the next areas to see the most £1m plus property sales, 14 in total and amounting to £18,633,205 in sales value.

The third area to see eye-watering price tags was the Swansea SA postcode patch, with 13 sales combined to produce a total sales figure of £16,7608,952. Lastly the Llandudno LL postcode region saw 11 sales that equated to £16,465,000.

Comparing the sales figures to the same period the previous year sees a drop in the total number sold for over £1m from 70 during September 2020 to September 2021, to 65 within the equivalent 12-month period September 2021 to September 2022.

But the difference of just five homes that make up the total sold figure might be explained by the limited stock within this price bracket, with the top priorities for picky buyers in this top-end price bracket, like an uninterrupted sea view, reducing the choice further.

1. Marine Parade, Penarth: £2.2m

Top ten of the 65 £1m plus properties sold between sept 2021 and sept 2022 © Google maps Top ten of the 65 £1m plus properties sold between sept 2021 and sept 2022

The most expensive house to be sold in Wales through to completion during the 12-month period of September 2021 to September 2022 is a distinctive and unique period home on one of the most exclusive streets in the country. The remarkable Victorian villa offered a new owner oodles of period character and curb appeal, including a pretty veranda and an integrated tower crowned by a turret roof.

Add to that, the street is located in the coastal town of Penarth, named as one of the most upmarket towns in the UK and it's not a surprise to find it was snapped up at an eye-watering sum of £2.2m in October.

2. Trearddur Bay, Anglesey: £2,050,000

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If an amazing location is equal to a corresponding property price tag then this detached house on Ravenspoint Road in Trearddur Bay clearly has a prime position worth over a couple of million which has resulted in it being the priciest property purchase within this postcode on the Isle of Anglesey.

Located on the seafront, the views are sweeping and uninterrupted and the space inside is abundant, including eight bedrooms, three bedrooms and four reception rooms and a bonus sunroom, sprawling across three floors.

3. Coes Faen Hall, Barmouth: £2m

The Clock House near Barmouth on the Afon Mawddach estuary © Strutt & Parker Shrewsbury The Clock House near Barmouth on the Afon Mawddach estuary The Clock House near Barmouth on the Afon Mawddach estuary known officially as Coes Faen Hall was once a court and jail cells, Victorian gothic style © Strutt & Parker Shrewsbury The Clock House near Barmouth on the Afon Mawddach estuary known officially as Coes Faen Hall was once a court and jail cells, Victorian gothic style The Clock House near Barmouth on the Afon Mawddach estuary known officially as Coes Faen Hall was once a court and jail cells, Victorian gothic style © Strutt & Parker Shrewsbury The Clock House near Barmouth on the Afon Mawddach estuary known officially as Coes Faen Hall was once a court and jail cells, Victorian gothic style

This magical and enchanting Gothic-style house on the Mawddach Estuary near Barmouth, Gwynedd is surrounded by a beautiful landscape that climbs towards Snowdonia. The property on the Mawddach Estuary near Barmouth, Gwynedd is a local landmark building known as The Clock Tower but with the official name of Coes Faen, used to be a jail and a court but is now a magnificent home.

The spectacular waterside dream home with its surprising history achieved its Grade II listing in 1995 by being 'an unusual and interesting Victorian lodge-scale house in a very striking location and with group value with the Barmouth bridge.'

During the renovations to create a home, the history of the building has not been forgotten, with the cinema room above the prisoners' entrance providing not just movie entertainment, but also a window to the past; literally. A glass section of the floor is a genius addition to the space, as it allows you to look directly down to the prisoner entrance. See the glass floor and all the inside interiors of this incredible home here.

4. Seagulls, Abersoch: £2m

Seagulls, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7DY © Beresford Adams Abersoch / rightmove Seagulls, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7DY Seagulls, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7DY © Beresford Adams Abersoch / rightmove Seagulls, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7DY

Seagulls is a stunning dream home that you'd be happy to swoop into - it's a bespoke coastal family home with a state-of-the-art design specification located in the sought-after coastal village of Abersoch.

This house can be found on this Gwynedd village's high street, in a space previously occupied by a bed and breakfast that was demolished during the property's construction. From the home's elevated position, the designer three-storey house boasts magnificent panoramic views of Ynysoedd Tudwal, Bae Ceredigion and the Cambrian range from the rear.

From the front, the detached property seems rather small for its £2m eventual sales price, but the spacious open-plan layout on the inside, along with the view from the rear, reflect its true scale - it's awesome and clearly someone else thought so too as it was snapped up faster than someone's bag of chips by a seagull on the seafront.

5. Ironbridge, Draethen: £1,995,000

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Nestling within a beautiful riverside setting on the banks of the River Rhymney, Ironbridge is a stunning contemporary home found within 14 acres of gardens and grounds. It was totally and thoughtfully refurbished and extended by the previous owners over a timescale of eight years.

The house, as well as the most tranquil of settings, offered the new owner five bedrooms with the master boasting a large dressing room and ensuite, plus two spacious reception rooms, a sociable kitchen diner family room and a conservatory so large it could fit some Cardiff studio flats inside it.

There was also an annexe flat hidden above the double garage and, of course, the distinctive glass tower that creates a wonderful first impression that continues inside with the discovery of a curved, bespoke staircase that gently glides up to the first floor within it.

6. Trefadog Cottage, Isle of Anglesey: £1,950,000

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A superbly positioned four bedroom barn conversion, situated in a slightly elevated position within 50 meters of the unspoilt beach of Trefadog, means the lucky new owner literally has the beach as their back garden.

Enjoying a panoramic view over the adjoining beach, towards Holyhead harbour and mountain, Trefadog Cottage was a very rare opportunity to acquire a spacious marine residence in a quiet and undeveloped coastal location on the Isle of Anglesey; no wonder the new owner fell in love.

As well as a breath-taking location, the characterful house has four bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen diner and sun room on the ground floor. The whole of the first floor is dedicated to a lounge with a balcony in a semi upside down configuration that makes the most sense - enjoying the coastal views and star gazing from the top of the house.

7. Maescelyn, Crickhowell: £1,850,000

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This Grade II listed gem comes with everything a country house probably should have; a gated entry flanked by stone columns, sweeping driveway, pretty and historic grounds for daily walks, stunning scenery surrounding it, and nestled within a national park, namely Brecon Beacons in this instance.

The manor house is bursting with character inside, from carved ceilings to fireplaces, with many Gothic-style arched windows and inner doorways along the way. Rightly described as magnificent by the agent who sold it, the manor house is believed to have been designed by the Victorian architect John Loughborough Pearson in 1870 and includes seven acres that houses a tennis court, paddock, a detached coach house and a one-bed cottage annexe.

Inside the house offers four floors of history and character, from the basement to the eight bedrooms over the two upper floors, with five reception rooms and a stunning kitchen diner in-between.

8. 12 Llandennis Avenue, Cardiff: £1,775,000

Top ten of the 65 £1m plus properties sold between sept 2021 and sept 2022 © Google maps Top ten of the 65 £1m plus properties sold between sept 2021 and sept 2022

On one of the most exclusive streets in one of the most expensive suburbs of Cardiff, this substantial home offered a new owner almost 3,400 square feet of prime capital city real estate.

Gated entrance, sweeping drive, six double bedrooms, 21 foot kitchen diner and four bathrooms, as well as a grand entrance with sweeping central staircase, obviously swept a potential buyer away on a sea of love and they bagged it for their new life at this period abode.

9. Whitland, Pembrokeshire: £1,736,087

Top ten of the 65 £1m plus properties sold between sept 2021 and sept 2022 © Country Living Group / Behind The Lens Media Ltd Top ten of the 65 £1m plus properties sold between sept 2021 and sept 2022 Stunning Pembrokeshire house (Llandewi Velfrey) dating back to the 18th century in parts with beautiful interiors and 93 acres of farmland and luxury annexe © Country Living Group / Behind The Lens Media Ltd Stunning Pembrokeshire house (Llandewi Velfrey) dating back to the 18th century in parts with beautiful interiors and 93 acres of farmland and luxury annexe

Two properties, one potential extra property, substantial land and an interior that could astound even a professional designer - this 93 acre Pembrokeshire estate called Waundwrgi was painstakingly transformed into a stunning home worthy of the cover of any glossy interior design magazine by the previous owners, so the new residents didn't have to do a think, just move in.

Approaching along a private country lane, the historic property emerges and is likely to take your breath away. Passing the pretty lily pond and surrounded by trees, the property looks like it has its own dedicated village green and even has its own boating lake.

The main house is a stone Grade II listed building that has cleverly combined several farm buildings to produce a spacious dream home, and who wouldn't sleep soundly at this pretty property nestled perfectly in this peaceful Pembrokeshire position? See the stunning inside and the beautiful interiors here.

10. East Cliff, Gower: £1.7m

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Set within the picture-perfect location of East Cliff, Southgate you will find this exceptional, detached home with panoramic views overlooking Cefn Bryn, Oxwich Bay, Lundy Island, and even the Devon coastline on a clear day.

The house has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, five reception rooms and oodles of huge glass windows and doors to ensure the sea and coastal views are optimised as much as possible from as many angles as possible. It looks like an amazing contemporary home from the outside but you can also inside this seaside dream home here.

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