Carmarthen

The county town of Carmarthenshire sits in the Tywi Valley, on the banks of the tidal estuary. Buying a new house in Carmarthen will make you part of a vibrant community that has a rich industrial, political and religious past. 

As high street shops change, so new independent shops and regeneration projects are springing up, making it a dynamic place to live with great opportunities. You have a nearby hospital, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David campus and even the headquarters of Welsh-speaking TV channel S4C. 

Our locations in Carmarthenshire

Living in Carmarthen

Days out from your doorstep


On your doorstep, Carmarthen Castle! Then Gwili Steam Railway, a perfectly preserved heritage line that weaves through the beautiful South Wales landscape. The early 18th century Palace of Bishops is stunning in its own right, but to add to its appeal it now features the awesome Carmarthen Museum featuring artefacts from the area’s rich historical past. If you’d like a day out, planning the garden of your new build, where better than the National Botanic Garden of Wales?

Beautiful scenery 

Perfectly located in verdant South Wales, you are situated by the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as well as the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a short drive to the stunning beaches and wildlife areas, or head to the ancient hills for views across countless counties. Alternatively, walk from the door of your new house to the quay and onto the Welsh Coast Path.

Drive anywhere

The A48 blends into the end of the M4 to London (212 miles/4 hours). Swansea is a very commutable 26 miles to the east, while Cardiff is around 65 miles. It has a mainline railway station with services to Pembroke, Swansea, Cardiff, London and Manchester. The nearest airport is Cardiff (67 miles).  

New builds for sale in Carmarthen

Persimmon Homes has a number of new 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed houses available in Carmarthen andcSouth Wales including in Narberth and St Davids. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…