HAWARDEN has been named one of the top 10 places to live in Wales.
Flintshire councillor for the village, Clive Carver, said: “I am delighted to hear it is considered to be such a good place.
“I think people like the old part of the village.
“We have good transport links, both by rail and indeed by air.”
The village features on The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list.
She added: “It’s got a certain amount of traditional atmosphere.
“There’s not many shops but we have an excellent farm shop and we still have a bank and a post office which a lot of small villages don’t have.
“We have a couple of pubs, The Glynne Arms and the Shared Olive, which both have great restaurants.
“We have the Flintshire Record Office which has an interesting selection of local history of Flintshire and a 16th century church.
“I am very happy to live here, in fact, my family has been associated with the area since the late 1800s.”
The Sunday Times two-part guide, which starts on Sunday, takes a wide range of elements into account including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures.
Each area is also assessed on its own individual assets, whether it is a local festival, fascinating architecture or proximity to an airport.