Anyone here live in Carmarthen?

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Kilmory

Anyone here live in Carmarthen?

We were in Carmarthen a couple of weeks ago and loved it. So much so we are thinking of moving to the area and are going down for a week at the end of the month for a good look round.

If you live or have lived in the area can you tell me the pros and cons, please?

Kilmory

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Welshcookie

Carmarthen

I live on the Carms/Pembs borders. Have lived in the area for over 35 years.

Love the area. Would be wary of giving pros and cons because I have no idea what you are willing to put up with NOT having. Or value greatly. I can think of many pros to balance the cons.

I will just say it rains a lot. Before you look for anywhere, visit every month, at least, through the Winter. Do not be tempted to buy a house at too great an altitude, Spring comes late in the hills.

Just going outside to sit in the sun, I will re-visit this topic if you want to know more.

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Kilmory

Liiving in Carmarthen

Thank you so much for your reply, Welshcookie.

We want to live within easy reach of Camarthen and wouldn't want to live anywhere west or north of the town itself as the most regular journey out that we would make is to my daughter near Cirencester and that would be quicker than the one we make now from N. Shropshire.

I've noted the rainfall, about 30% more than here but that doesn't really bother us. We were there on BH Monday which was really wet and it didn't seem any more miserable than home.

We love the idea of being closer to the coast and there are so many cultural activities in the area. We are members of U3A and when we visit at the end of the month will go to to the Carmarthen meeting and hopefully meet other 'incomers'. I think it helps that OH is Welsh and spent his childhood in Penarth, not really Welsh Welsh but more Welsh than me, a Scot, but that does make me a Celt!

Thanks again.

Kilmory

So far the only 'con' I have is that there isn't a glass recycling collection and given our wine consumption that means regular trips to a recycling centre!

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Welshcookie

Carmarthen

There is a very good 'tip' just outside Carmarthen, you will not want for re-cycling facilities!!

August/September rain is very different from November - March rain. Be warned!

There is an excellent WI Federation in Carmarthenshire as well as U3A. But we do lack access to many cultural opportunities you may be used to further east.

Will you be going to the Narberth Food Festival at the end of September? Perhaps we could meet up.

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Kilmory

Welshcookie - Carmarthen

Thank you for your replies to my query. We stayed 6 days around Carmarthen last week and have decided we'd like to live in the town itself and plan to move in the spring.

You're right about the rain though, somehow it seemed 'wetter' than at home, but it doesn't bother us.

We came too late for the Narberth Food Show but I went to the Welsh Food Show near Welshpool last month, Oswestry's in July and BBC Good Food in June so I've been lucky this year.

We're now enjoying a week in Llangrannog but I wouldn't want to live in this part of Wales, beautiful as it is.

Kilmory

 
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