Is there life beyond the M4? Yes, as anyone who has discovered Pembrokeshire will testify. The county is known as Little England Beyond Wales. But the sobriquet hardly does justice to an area with some of the best beaches in Britain, as well as its smallest city, St David’s. “House prices have not yet seen the same rate of growth as London and the South East, but there has been a huge increase in activity, so now is the time to buy,” says Carol Peett.