Creigiau is a Welsh village with a capital connection. Community and commuting come hand in hand, and the local services have the backup of all the city amenities of Cardiff just 8 miles away. Welsh and English speaking come hand in hand here too, bringing tradition and heritage into day-to-day living. This is a great spot for a new home, with the city, the coast, and the great east-west route of the M4 motorway below it, and the valleys leading up to the Brecon Beacons National Park, behind it.
The village is tucked away from the M4, a few minutes’ drive from Junction 34, and connected by the A4199. It’s less than half an hour’s drive into Cardiff. If you need to travel further afield, Bristol, Newport, Port Talbot, and Swansea are all linked along the M4 corridor. To the north, the A473 connects with the A470, the route that leads the way up into the National Park via Merthyr Tydfil. Pontyclun has the nearest train station just 4 miles away. Transport for Wales operates services into Cardiff Central, taking an average 16 minutes, amongst the other destinations. There’s a rail link to Cardiff Airport too. Local bus services keep the town in touch with its neighbours.
On the home front
Creigiau has a good range of local facilities, and you can visit Caesars Farm Shop to really shop local, as well having the benefit of the convenience of a Tesco Express. There’s a pharmacy, a GP Surgery, a post office, and a bi-lingual primary school. Nearby Talbot Green adds a Tesco Extra, an Asda, and the shops of the Talbot Green Shopping Park. One of the focal points of the village is the recreation ground where you can join in with archery, cricket, football, petanque and tennis. There’s even a wonderful little nature reserve called the Creigiau Frog and Duck Pond for young families to enjoy. The Creigiau Golf Club is a beautiful parkland course to the north of the village.
Cardiff is of course, your port of call for city life, for work, for entertainment and leisure, for sport, and for great shopping trips. It’s a vibrant city, all the more so for the student population that goes with university life, though the Principality Stadium is perhaps it’s most obvious claim to fame and home to the Welsh national rugby team. For a day by the sea, Barry is a family-fun seaside resort, 11 miles due south. The Brecon Beacons are on the horizon and so if you head uphill, you’ll be in the national park in just over an hour, for dramatic scenery, and fantastic walking and biking trails.