House prices in CF83 8 (Bedwas)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bedwas, Caerphilly (CF83 8).


Defining 'CF83 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CF83 8", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Bedwas.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bedwas 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. 13, Chatham Street, Bedwas, Caerphilly, sold for £322,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 98 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,290.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 187 sales in Bedwas (CF83 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bedwas, Caerphilly
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bedwas

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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bedwas (CF83 8). Of the 187 transactions, half were sold for between £2,030 and £3,070 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CF83 8' is £2,490. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,070 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Bedwas, Caerphilly

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Caerphilly. 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.

Property price heatmap for Bedwas
House price heatmap for Bedwas, Caerphilly

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CF83 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CF83 2 Caerphilly £2,290 sqm £2,770 sqm £3,180 sqm
CF83 8 Bedwas £2,030 sqm £2,490 sqm £3,070 sqm
CF83 4 Abertridwr £1,320 sqm £1,590 sqm £1,850 sqm
CF83 1 Caerphilly £2,140 sqm £2,810 sqm £3,420 sqm
CF83 3 Llanbradach £1,960 sqm £2,350 sqm £2,860 sqm

Will Caerphilly 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 chart below for CF83 8 (Bedwas) compared with both the wider area CF83 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Bedwas,Caerphilly
House price trends for Bedwas

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent CF83 8 sales
Recent trends for Bedwas

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Caerphilly to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Caerphilly 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Pandy Road, Bedwas, CF83 8E 103 sqm £2,162 18
Mary Street, Bedwas, CF83 8H 86 sqm £1,636 14
The Crescent, Bedwas, CF83 8A 102 sqm £1,990 11
Tydfil Road, Bedwas, CF83 8E 107 sqm £2,182 11
Dol Y Pandy, Bedwas, CF83 8H 93 sqm £3,456 10
James Street, Bedwas, CF83 8F 88 sqm £1,713 10
Min Yr Afon, Bedwas, CF83 8L 73 sqm £2,624 9
Wyndham Street, Bedwas, CF83 8P 96 sqm £2,282 9

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Stone Field Road, Bedwas, CF83 8J 72 sqm £2,421 10

Stone Field Road, Bedwas, CF83 8J has seen 10 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £185,838). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 72 sqm, with an average price of £2,421 sqm. This £sqm average is £-69 below the average for CF83 8. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Stone Field Road the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bedwas 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 sqm £/sqm
13, Chatham St, Bedwas, Caerphilly £322,500
Mar-2024
98 3,290
16, Mary St, Bedwas, Caerphilly £145,000
Feb-2024
84 1,726
27, Cherry Tree Close, Bedwas, Caerphilly £283,000
Feb-2024
92 3,076

See the entire list of all sales in Bedwas (CF83 8) here.

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