House Buying Guide

Buying a home is an enormous and sometimes daunting, milestone in your life. To make your house-buying journey a little easier, we’ve created some handy guides to support you.

Buying guides for purchasing a property from Astleys Estate Agency

Buyer Guide

From purchasing your first property to understanding typical purchasing costs, our experts have answered your questions in this handy guide.

Land Transaction Tax

Want to understand the ins and outs of Land Transaction Tax, formerly known as Stamp Duty? This handy guide covers everything about charges in Wales.

Mortgage Advice

Everybody knows that finance can be frustrating. Thankfully, we have a solution. Our experts have crafted this guide for all your mortgage advice questions.


Confused by all the jargon? Our glossary allows you to view all the technical terms from A-Z.

Buying a Property FAQs

Want to understand all there is to know about buying a property? Our experts have answered your frequently asked questions in this handy guide.

Only With Astleys

Introducing Only With Astleys. See the latest property listings from our Mumbles, Swansea, Morriston & Neath branches, 24 hours before they reach Zoopla, Rightmove and Onthemarket. Discover more here

Area Guides

Want to scope out the area? Our team of experts have scoured the best areas in South Wales to live. See their handy guides here.

Mumbles Area Guide

A traditional fishing village famous for its colourful cottages and promenade walks, Mumbles was voted as the best place to live in Wales by the Sunday Times in 2018. Discover the Mumbles area here.

Killay Area Guide

Within a short driving distance to popular Gower beaches, coastal walks and the Gower Peninsula dicover why Killay is considered to be one of Swansea’s most sought after residential locations.

Marina Area Guide

Swansea Marina and the SA1 Waterfront is a recently developed picturesque area located in the northern part of Swansea Docks. Discover everything about this area with our area guide.

Morriston Area Guide

The location is popular for its immediate access to the M4 corridor and furthermore its established road links with the City Centre and is, therefore, an ideal location for commuters.

Sketty Area Guide

Sketty is a popular residential village situated along the edge of Swansea city centre, approximately 2 miles in a westerly direction. Discover all there is to know about Sketty with our area guide.

Tonna Area Guide

Once mainly agricultural fields, the name derives from the archaic Welsh tonnau, meaning lea or grassland, with some areas of pasture remaining untouched.

Bryncoch area guide

Bryncoch Area Guide

Historically the village of Bryncoch was centred on Main Road and a few adjacent streets, but the village expanded considerably in the 1960s and has become one of Neath’s most sort after areas. Discover Bryncoch with our area guide.

Cadoxton Area Guide

Cadoxton is located just outside the town of Neath and borders the villages of Cilfrew and Bryncoch. Discover everything there is to know about Cadoxton with our area guide.

Meet the Mumbles Team

Get to know the friendly team working from our Mumbles office.

Matt Barry, Director of Astleys Estate Agents

Matt Barry

Director, Head of Estate Agency

Andrew Weston, Senior Sales Negotiator at Astleys Mumbles Office

Andrew Weston

Senior Sales Negotiator

Louise Russ, Sales Negotiator at Astleys

Louise Russ

Sales Negotiator

Michelle Petherbridge Mumbles Team of Astleys

Michelle Petherbridge


Meet the Neath Team

With extensive knowledge of the local area, get to know the friendly team working from our Neath office.

Paula Cole

Branch Manager

Lori Davies

Sales Negotiator

Jayne Harding


Meet our Swansea Team

Our Swansea Office team members are here to support you in all your estate needs.

Chris Anthony, Sales Manager at Astleys Swansea Office

Chris Anthony

Branch Manager

Janine Clark, Senior Sales Negotiator at Astleys Swansea Office

Janine Clark

Senior Sales Negotiator

Natalie Davies, Sales Negotiator at Astleys Swansea Office

Natalie Davies

Branch Valuer

Gail Davies, Sales Negotiator & Valuer at Astleys Swansea Office

Gail Davies

Sales Negotiator & Valuer

Why Choose Astleys

At Astleys, we believe there is no substitute for sound, professional advice.

Our aim is to provide you with a friendly, yet professional service based on our wealth of local knowledge and experience.

Established in 1863, we are well versed in all aspects of real estate with a special focus in sales, surveys and auctions of properties.

Get in Touch Today

At Astleys, we’re only a call or message away.

Our friendly team are here to help you find your perfect home. Get in touch today.