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Retirement to? advice please


#1

Hi fellow SSiW friends, i’d like some ideas/advice on locations to retire to please. I’m 61 moved to WsM in England 12 years ago for love of an English woman. Been single a whike now and my dream is to retire in 3-4 years time back to Wales. My impossible parameters are: a costal area, a rural area, a Welsh-speaking area and not too far from my family in Casnewydd, Gwent. My personal would be the North/Anglesey/Llanberis but obviously not exactly close to Casnewydd! Any thoughts/guidance/ideas will be gratefully apprecuated. Diolch o’r galon, Cris


#2

I lived in Llandysul for 6 years and it would meet all of your requirements - a rural area, less than half an hour by car to the beautiful Ceredigion coast, a high percentage of Welsh speakers, plus once you get through Carmarthen and onto the M4, it’s a fairly quick drive to Caerdydd and on to Casnewydd. I used to do Llandysul to Caerdydd in around 2 hours.


#3

Wow, i thought my parameters werent very realistic.
Thanks so much Deborah. I don’t know Llandysul at all but will check it out now. Maybe a little holiday early in the new year. Diolch o’r galon


#4

It’s also only an hour’s drive to Aberystwyth and a reasonable distance for exploring all of Pembrokeshire with the very Welsh-speaking northern part around Crymych. And half an hour to Carmarthen where you can get the train if you don’t want to drive further.


#5

Sounds brilliant Deborah. Diolch yn fawr eto. I can definately see a long weekend’s exploration in the new year. If covid restrictions allow!