House prices increased by 1.2% – more than the average for Wales – in Pembrokeshire in July, new figures show.

But the rise does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area suffer a 4% annual decline.

The average Pembrokeshire house price in July was £229,958, Land Registry figures show – a 1.2% increase on June.

Over the month, the picture was similar to that across Wales, where prices increased 1.1%, and Pembrokeshire was above the 0.5% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Pembrokeshire fell by £9,700 – putting the area 21st among Wales’s 22 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Merthyr Tydfil, where property prices increased on average by 10.6%, to £163,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Anglesey lost 6.7% of their value, giving an average price of £226,000.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Pembrokeshire spent an average of £206,400 on their property – £9,300 less than a year ago, but £57,000 more than in July 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £256,200 on average in July – 24.1% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Pembrokeshire in July – they increased 1.3%, to £170,990 on average. Over the last year, prices dropped by 4.5%.

Among other types of property:

  • Detached: up 1.3% monthly; down 3.5% annually; £322,280 average
  • Semi-detached: up 1.1% monthly; down 4.2% annually; £203,285 average
  • Flats: up 0.7% monthly; down 4.9% annually; £112,049 average

How do property prices in Pembrokeshire compare?

Buyers paid 6.6% more than the average price in Wales (£216,000) in July for a property in Pembrokeshire. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £290,000.

The most expensive properties in Wales were in Monmouthshire – £358,000 on average, and 1.6 times the price as in Pembrokeshire. Monmouthshire properties cost 2.8 times the price as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£129,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.


Average property price in July

  • Pembrokeshire: £229,958
  • Wales: £215,632
  • UK: £289,824

Annual change to July

  • Pembrokeshire: -4%
  • Wales: -0.1%
  • UK: +0.6%

Highest and lowest annual growth in Wales

  • Merthyr Tydfil: +10.6%
  • Anglesey: -6.7%