The Welsh coastal town of Barry has a population of around 50,000. It enjoys good links to the rest of Wales and beyond, via the M4 motorway and there is a regular rail service to Cardiff. As well as its famous Barry Island funfair, the area is renowned for its beautiful countryside and beaches.
There is plenty of traditional terraced housing in Barry, along with a good supply of flats and apartments. Semi-detached and detached properties tend to be found in the suburbs and outskirts. You'll find smaller, independent traders in the High Street, with national chain stores around Holton Road, which also hosts a street market on Tuesdays.
Property in Barry is very competitively priced compared to many parts of the UK, perhaps reflecting the limited opportunities for employment and economic activity in the town. Areas such as Barry Dock and Cadoxton tend to be considerably cheaper than properties in the more sought-after Barry Island.
If you're looking to go more upmarket, nearby villages such as Rhoose and Porthkerry offer more exclusive and expensive properties, often with stunning scenic views.