The market in Pembrokeshire is strong, says Carol Peett of West Wales Property Finders. “While homes with exceptional sea views have always been in demand, run-of-the-mill properties are selling too,” she says. “Large country homes that have been sitting on the market since stamp duty went up are now selling. Auction properties have also been going for way above guide price. In 13 years of being a buyers’ agent here, I’ve never known the market so hot.”

Traditionally in Pembrokeshire buyers have gone for Tenby or the seaside spots, but properties a short drive from the sea are less pricey. Peett recommends homes along the “secret waterway” that is the Cleddau River, in south and mid-Pembrokeshire — estuary villages such as Llangwm, a ten-minute drive from Haverfordwest, or Landshipping are “extremely good value”, she says.

A three-bedroom barn conversion in Landshipping is on the market for £237,000 with the agency HouseSimple, while in Llangwm a three-bedroom house with a garden that leads down to the river is on for £265,000 through Coasty estate agency. A larger, five-bedroom house on the Cleddau, with a one-acre garden and outbuildings, is on sale for £595,000 with Town Coast & Country.

Haverfordwest is four and a half miles away and it is a ten-minute drive to the village of Narberth, which has good restaurants, shops and the Grove, a hotel where Hollywood actors stay when filming in Pembrokeshire. Buyers include local people buying investment properties and people from outside Wales moving to the country. – The Times Bricks & Mortar 2nd June 2017