Johnstown is just outside the county town of Carmarthen, so all the facilities and amenities of its larger neighbour are on hand to make the most of.
Both towns share the River Towy, the A40 as it heads into the far west of Pembrokeshire and along the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and the A48 on its way east to join the M4 at Pontardullais outside Swansea.
Close to home there’s an out-of-town retail park, a Tesco Extra, all the independent shops of Carmarthen’s town centre – and last but not least, Carmarthen Castle, an imposing local landmark. All around the town, there’s a gentle rural landscape, and as the River Towy meets the Carmarthenshire coast, pretty villages such as Llanstefan and Laugharne enjoy a stunning view.
Having a county town on your doorstep can only be an asset. It means that you’ve got easy access to the focal point for the county and all the amenities that come with that. It’s an attractive town too, with the remains of the medieval castle, sailing boats moored in the river, and historic buildings in the old town centre. One of its modern landmarks is the Pont King Morgan – an amazing pedestrian bridge across the river connecting the railway station with the town centre and avoiding the three busy road bridges
Johnstown and Carmarthen are on either side of the A40, and both have great amenities to offer each other. Johnstown is home to the Carmarthen Leisure Centre, several sports clubs, an Excel Bowl venue, and the Queen Elizabeth High School. As well as the Tesco Extra and an ALDI on the Carmarthen side, there’s a Morrisons, a B & Q, a garden centre and a small retail park for a quick take-away.
Apart from Carmarthen, the county’s larges towns are Llanelli and Amannford. Carmarthenshire is a rural county and a popular tourist destination, so living here gives you plenty of options for days out in both the countryside and along the coast. The most famous beach is at Pendine where 7 miles of golden sand have a place in history as the setting for numerous world speed records. Laugharne is a beautiful village on the estuary leading to Carmarthen Bay. It’s home to Dylan Thomas’s boathouse writing studio. Inland, Carmarthenshire stretches into the western edges of the dramatic Brecon Beacons