Where to buy a hol­i­day home for less

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you to Nar­berth, a gem of a town which un­til about 25 years ago was dy­ing on its feet. Then some coun­cil­lors had the bright idea of re­duc­ing the rates for shop­keep­ers to rock bot­tom, and things took off. To­day you’ll find Ul­tra­co­mida, a fab­u­lous bistro and deli, an­tique cen­tres, art shops, bou­tiques and a top ho­tel, The Grove. The av­er­age price for a de­tached house is just £237,000, ac­cord­ing to Right­move, com­pared to £335,000 for the same in Tenby.

If only the coast will do, then Saun­der­s­foot, the next bay along from Tenby, has a buzzing lo­cal com­mu­nity and is less de­pen­dent on tourism for year-round joie de vivre. The fa­mous Boxing Day splash is a high­light of the year. “I am see­ing a lot of peo­ple mov­ing here from Corn­wall and Devon,” says Carol Peett of West Wales Prop­erty Finders. “It’s bet­ter value than south­west Eng­land and in all but two of the streets, Saun­der­s­foot is less pricey than Tenby.”

For years, lo­cal es­tate agents, notic­ing po­ten­tial clients blanch on see­ing the prices, have pointed them to­wards Kings­bridge, a ferry ride up the es­tu­ary. Less crowded in sum­mer, with more to do in win­ter, it is far bet­ter value. Dart­mouth is also a lively town, pop­u­lar with tourists due to its cob­bled streets, art gal­leries, Agatha Christie’s house and top-notch eater­ies.

A slightly more left-field sug­ges­tion is Hope Cove, five miles west along the coast. “Sal­combe is glitzy but this is more of a fam­ily-ori­en­tated place,” says

A house in Saun­der­s­foot, right, £625,000 with Fine and Coun­try

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