The imminent abolition of Severn Bridge tolls could be leading to a boost in property sales in Gwent.

Paul Fosh Auctions welcomed another packed house for its recent sale with a total of 50 properties sold at a combined value of £2,749, 950.

Interestingly properties in the Torfaen area, in particular Cwmbran, have been finding favour with sellers with each on offer at the recent auction attracting keen interest.

A modern mid link style three-bedroom property at 13 Pennyfields, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, was listed with a guide price of £45,000-plus but after some spirited bidding was sold for £70,000.

Another three-bedroom, mid-link property, this time at 6 Grange Lane, Cwmbran also attracted bidders eventually selling for £86,000. It had been listed with a guide price of £58,000-plus.

A third Torfaen property, at 35 The Courtlands, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, a three-bedroom, end-link house with sizeable rear garden sold for £69,500. The property, which was offered with a 999 year lease was listed with a guide price of £55,000-plus.

A simple, corner plot of land with development opportunity, subject to obtaining planning consent, sold for £20,000. The plot adjacent to 60 Hoskins Street, Newport, and running parallel with Evans Street, had been listed at £8,000-plus.

A three-bedroom, semi-detached house at 21 Gaer Park Drive, Newport, on the west side of the city, was listed with a guide price of £99,000-plus and eventually sold for £118,500 after a flurry of bids.

Further afield a parcel of scrubland land sandwiched between two houses with street frontage onto Queen Street, Nantyglo, which could have been snapped up for just a few hundred pounds as it was listed with a nil guide price, created serious interest eventually being sold for £11,500.

The next Paul Fosh Auctions sale is on Thursday, March 22, at The Park Inn Hotel, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, starting at 5pm.