ESTATE AGENTS IN BARGOED
Bargoed is a town within the Rhymney Valley, sitting on the Rhymney River in the borough of Caerphilly. The town has transport connections to surrounding areas, including two train stations within easy reach, so estate agents in Bargoed recommend this area for families who want access to amenities but also want a calmer community feel, with outdoor spaces to enjoy with little ones. Rentals are also common here, with letting agents in Bargoed offering numerous terraced properties and houses for tenants looking to move to this part of Caerphilly.
Find Your Place
There are plenty of places to visit around Bargoed, whether hiking is your activity of preference, or you enjoy cycling. Bargoed Park is located in this area, offering up large open spaces for dog walking or cycling, while Bargoed Woodland Park is perfect for scenic strolls and spotting wildlife. The River Rhymney also runs alongside this area for riverside walks and exploring the flora and fauna.
Shopping and Entertainment
Bargoed is the most northern of the six main shopping centres in the Rhymney Valley, with a number of retailers, both independent and high street brands. There’s plenty of cafés and well-known eateries here, as well as a host of small local businesses and takeaways. Bargoed also has a number of pubs, including The Square Royale, The Capel and Neuadd Wen.
Bargoed has its own rugby club, Bargoed RFC, which won World Rugby magazine’s team of the year back in 2005, as well as golf clubs, gyms and leisure centres for residents to enjoy.
Festivals and Events
This area has several food festivals within easy reach, including the Big Welsh Bite, along with music festivals in the wider Caerphilly area such as the Rudry Music Festival and music concerts.
Bargoed has several historic attractions to explore, including the beautiful Tudor manor of Llancaiach Fawr Manor which is a Grade I listed building that history enthusiasts will love visiting. There’s also the Winding House Museum which is a fascinating exploration into the area’s coal mining history and has wonderful exhibitions throughout the year. Caerphilly Castle is less than a 20-minute drive from Bargoed and is a must-see for history fans, as one of the most prominent medieval castles in Wales and the second-largest castle in Britain.
Heolddu Comprehensive School and Ysgol Gyfun Cwn Rhymni are two of the area’s schools, as well as St Gwladys Bargoed School and Park Primary. There is also a Welsh school here – Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfack Fargod. The University of South Wales’ Treforest campus is just over half an hour from Bargoed, while Cardiff University is around an hour’s drive from this area.
Properties in Bargoed are primarily terraced houses, but there are some larger semi-detached and detached properties around this area for families seeking a larger property. Property here is affordable, compared to some of the surrounding areas, so it’s a great location for those looking to get on the property ladder or who are looking for a more cost-effective way to purchase property.
Bargoed has undergone plenty of development in recent years, with supermarkets, bus stations and transport connections all added to the area. There are also further developments planned for the likes of a new cinema to be added to Bargoed. With the likes of Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport all around half an hour from this area, it’s ideal for professionals looking to commute while benefitting from a more affordable area.