Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Penylan (CF23 5)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Penylan (CF23 5).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Penylan is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. Flat 4 Powys House, Glenside Court, Penylan, Cardiff, sold for £149,950 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 61 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,458.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 213 sales in Penylan (CF23 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Penylan (CF23 5)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Penylan

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Penylan (CF23 5). Of the 213 transactions, half were sold for between £3,190 and £4,290 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,290m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CF23 5' is £3,700. The table below shows how 'CF23 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CF23 5 Penylan £3,190m2 £3,700m2 £4,290m2
CF23 6 Cyncoed £3,100m2 £3,800m2 £4,560m2
CF23 8 Pontprennau £3,180m2 £3,620m2 £4,030m2
CF23 7 Pentwyn £2,230m2 £2,500m2 £2,900m2
CF23 9 Llanedeyrn £1,980m2 £2,550m2 £3,530m2

Will Penylan house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for CF23 5 (Penylan). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for CF23 5 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Penylan (CF23 5) over time
House price trends for Penylan

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Penylan and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Penylan data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Penylan

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Penylan. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Penylan
House price heatmap for Penylan

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Marlborough Road, Penylan, CF23 5E 63m2 £3,426 25
Marlborough Road, Penylan, CF23 5B 107m2 £3,346 16
Amesbury Road, Penylan, CF23 5D 112m2 £3,881 15
Deri Road, Penylan, CF23 5A 110m2 £3,827 12
Glenside Court, Penylan, CF23 5J 60m2 £2,428 12
Stallcourt Avenue, Penylan, CF23 5A 106m2 £4,108 11
Boverton Street, Penylan, CF23 5E 154m2 £3,087 11
Mafeking Road, Penylan, CF23 5D 125m2 £3,257 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Penylan is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
Flat 4 Powys House, Glenside Court, Penylan, Cardiff £149,950
61 2,458
3a, Ty-draw Rd, Penylan, Cardiff £375,000
119 3,151
2, Miterdale Close, Penylan, Cardiff £375,000
101 3,712

See the entire list of all sales in Penylan (CF23 5) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.