NEW figures show the average sales price for houses in the UK rose by 7.2 per cent in 2016.

The Office for National Statistics calculations put the price of a typical UK property at £220,000 in December, marking a £15,000 increase on same month in the previous year. In Wales, average house prices are said to have risen by 4.7 per cent to now stand at £148,000.

We have compiled a list of houses from each of the five county borough council areas in Gwent which are currently available for around the average price for a property in that area.

Blaenau Gwent – average price £92,629*

Brynbach Street, Tredegar. £99,999

South Wales Argus: Brynbach Street, Tredegar. £99,999Foy Williams. 01495 425023

This fully renovated, three bedroom, end of terrace house in Tredegar has a deceptively basic look to the exterior of the building. The interior, however, has been completely redesigned to look more like the inside of a country home. Complete with exposed wooden beams and stonework, the house certainly looks the part. It also includes a nice kitchen diner, modern bathrooms, a rear garden and a large detached outhouse.

Foy Williams. 01495 425023

Tillery Street, Abertillery. £89,999

South Wales Argus: Tillery Street, Abertillery. £89,999Our House Estates. 01490 755002average

This three bedroom, end of terrace, house is another that looks a bit basic on the outside but not so on the inside. The interior of this house has been updated and is looking very modern as a result. The house benefits from off road parking, front and rear gardens, a ground floor shower room and first floor bathroom.

Our House Estates. 01490 755002

Caerphilly – average price £132,782*

Hill Street, Abercarn. £129,950​

South Wales Argus: Hill Street, Abercarn. £129,950Roberts. 01495 425016

This two bedroom, end link cottage in Abercarn has a traditional yet stylish feel to it with a lot of exposed wooden beams and the use of dark wooden furniture. However it does also benefit from having a modern styled kitchen and bathrooms too. More features include double glazing, gas central heating, a utility room, an outbuilding to the rear and a well presented garden at the front.

Roberts. 01495 425016

Coed Yr Haf, Ystrad Mynach. £134,950

South Wales Argus: Coed Yr Haf, Ystrad Mynach. £134,950Peter Alan. 029 2243 0243

This three bedroom, semi-detached house has a very well presented interior throughout. It comes complete with gas central heating, double glazing, a spacious kitchen, modern bathroom and an impressive conservatory.

Peter Alan. 029 2243 0243

Monmouthshire – average price £248,985*

Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny. £260,000​

In Llanvihangel Crucorney, near Abergavenny, there is a two bedroom cottage for sale that would be ideal for those looking to buy a traditional house in a rural area. The house includes a large garden area with lawns and a paved patio area. It also benefits from much character and period features including exposed beams, a fire place and a spiral staircase, and it has good views of the surrounding countryside.

Parrys. 01873 603007

Raglan Road, Tintern. £245,000

South Wales Argus: Raglan Road, Tintern. £245,000Archer and Co. 01291 798011

Another traditional detached house is up for sale in Tintern, this one perhaps slightly more understated, but no less stylish and would still make a perfect house for someone who likes this sort of style. Interior features include exposed beams, a large breakfast kitchen, two double bedrooms and a shower room. It also includes off road parking and a small terraced garden. This property would function well as a holiday home or investment.

Archer and Co. 01291 798011

Newport – average price £172,704*

Ifor Hael Road, Rogerstone. £179,950​

South Wales Argus: Ifor Hael Road, Rogerstone. £179,950Newland Rennie. 01633 966118

This three bedroom semi-detached house in Rogerstone is very stylish and modern due to the improvements made by the current owners. The house includes a colour coordinated interior with a modern kitchen/diner, two modern bathrooms and pristine garden space. It also benefits from double glazing, gas central heating, an attached garage and ample parking.

Newland Rennie. 01633 966118

Churchmead, Bassaleg. £169,950

South Wales Argus: Churchmead, Bassaleg. £169,950haart. 01633 966025

This three storey, three bedroom, mid terrace house in Bassaleg provides comfortable living space and also has the potential to make improvements and to add personal touches. The house includes quite a large garden area for a terraced house, a garden that, again, has a lot of space to do with it as you see fit. It also features a garage with drive and a utility room.

haart. 01633 966025

Torfaen – average price £147,418*

Hospital Road, Pontnewynydd. £159,950​

South Wales Argus: Hospital Road, Pontnewynydd. £159,950Roberts. 01495 425026

This three bedroom detached house for sale in Pontypool has been recently refurbished and is situated on a relatively large plot. It includes many original features such as a fireplace in the lounge. It also includes double glazing, gas central heating, a good sized kitchen, downstairs wet room and nice gardens at the front and back.

Roberts. 01495 425026

New Road, Talywain. £135,000

South Wales Argus: New Road, Talywain. £135,000Darlows. 01633 966024

This two bedroom house in Talywain is a semi-detached cottage with generous garden space. It also includes parking with a detached garage, a conservatory, a quiet spot in the garden and a modern feel to the interior. The house has its own gated private lane and has space for extension or development subject to planning.

Darlows. 01633 966024

*Regional average house price figures compiled by Rightmove