Carmarthenshire is the largest County in Wales, situated in the south west, it encompasses coast line, rolling pasture land, the southern tip of the Cambrian Mountains in the north, the verdant Tywi Valley, the dramatic Black Mountain and the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east

In the north east of the County at Pumsaint is Dolaucothi Gold Mines, a Roman gold mine set in the wooded hillside, overlooking the lovely Cothi Valley. There are guided tours of the underground workings, gold panning, exhibitions on gold and mining history and working trains on the mine floor.

At the north west of Carmarthenshire on the River Teifi is Newcastle Emlyn with its ruined castle. The river is famous for world-class fishing of sea trout, salmon and brown trout, the town is a popular base for fishermen. To the west at the beautiful Cenarth Falls is the National Coracle Centre, where coracles are made in the workshop. The Teifi Valley Railway, created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway offers a two mile journey through the beautiful Teifi Valley, a chance to enjoy the age of steam. Four miles east of the town the National Woollen Museum tells the story of the woollen industry of Wales, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving and displays of traditional Welsh textiles.

At Whitland in the west of Carmarthenshire is another of the Counties remarkable gardens, Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre, commemorates Hywel ap Cadell, 'King of all Wales' in the ninth and early tenth centuries. The only garden in Europe dedicated to the law, the memorial is divided into six small gardens, each representing a section of the law.

The seven mile beach at Pendine Sands in the south west of Carmarthenshire is famous for land speed records, where Malcolm Campbell broke three records. Visit the Pendine Museum of Speed, to see some of the record-breaking vehicles. To the north is Laugharne, with its picturesque castle, overlooking the Taf Estuary. Laugharne was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas, the Boat House where he wrote "Under Milk Wood" is open to the public. To the north is Llansteffan Castle built by the Normans, near the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.

Across the estuary on the eastern side of Carmarthen bay is picturesque town Kidwelly with Kidwelly Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the County. Kidwelly Industrial Museum interprets the former industries of Carmarthenshire, tinplate, coal mining and brick manufacture.

To the south is Pembrey Country Park, encompassing Pembrey Forest and the seven mile beach at Cefn Sidan Sands. A superb award winning beach providing the main attraction for visitors but there are a host of family attractions in the adjoining 500 acres of glorious parkland including dry ski slops, tobogganing, pitch and putt, crazy gold and an adventure play ground. Eight miles to the east is Llanelli , an attractive town, situated at the mouth of the River Loughor. The Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park is the largest land reclamation scheme undertaken in Wales, over 2000 acres of industrial wasteland have been restored to create a coastal path and cycleway between Pembrey Country Park and the National Wetland Centre.


Pant-y-Bryn Bach ref: W42590

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£263-£562
4 star rating
Pant-y-Bryn Bach
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Guests can even bring their horse on holiday with them at this property, with plenty of bridleways in the area to explore.
  • Sleeps
    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Glanmwrg Barn ref: OS2

Llangennech, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£417-£1008
4 star rating
Explore the Millennium Coastal Path, which leads you along the idyllic shores, with spectacular views of the Gower Peninsula (AONB).
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Bwthyn-Y-Stabl ref: CC621004

Penboyr, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire

£374-£734
3 star rating
One of two cottages close to the Teifi River Valley with seasonal shared us of outdoor swimming pool
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Llanmiloe House Country Cottages - Fletcher Coach House ref: OV8

Llanmiloe, near Pendine, Carmarthenshire

£397-£1185
4 star rating
Wonderfully situated in a beautiful setting, this barn conversion is just ½ mile to the beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Bunny Meadows ref: UK6248

Llangynog, near Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£1060-£2461
0 star rating
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A well-appointed five bedroom detached farmhouse with stunning views over the Carmarthenshire countryside.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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    FRI

Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Y Bwthyn ref: OXM

Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£315-£687
4 star rating
Garn Goch, the site of an Iron Age fort with views of the Towy Valley, is 3 miles from the property.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Trewydden ref: 12500

Llanwrda, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£389-£885
4 star rating
Located in the village of Llanwrda, explore the Towy Vales and the Brecon Beacons National Park from this holiday property.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Cennen Cottages at Rhandir Farm - Rhandir Barn ref: OX4

Trapp, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£492-£1077
5 star rating
Enjoy a peaceful holiday from this property, or partake in many of the local outdoor activities, including cycling, golf and horse riding.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Ivy Cottage ref: 28770

Drefach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

£281-£776
3 star rating
With castles, the Brecon Beacons and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, guests will be spoilt for choice for things to do!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pen-y-Fedw ref: W42497

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£323-£1000
4 star rating
Guests can enjoy a peaceful setting at this property, yet the coast and many of Carmarthenshire’s attractions are within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Y Gegin Fach ref: OT8

Llansadwrn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£323-£841
5 star rating
This beautifully restored Welsh barn enjoys a secluded location, on a working farm with views over Brecon Beacon Mountains.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cwm House ref: CC632050

Cilycwm near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£584-£1338
4 star rating
A spacious, period property with wood burners and large enclosed play area. A great base for exploring both Carmarthenshire and the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Maesydderwen Holiday Cottages - The Lodge ref: CC632044

near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£502-£704
4 star rating
Relax in the hot tub and enjoy beautiful views, this detached holiday property is just perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Three Rivers Farm Cottages - The Cart Shed ref: 27257

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£324-£789
4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the many attractions in the area, relax in the shared swimming pool and Jacuzzi, located in the nearby hotel.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Adeline ref: W42822

Pembrey, Carmarthenshire

£277-£634
4 star rating
With walking, cycling and golf available locally, this is an ideal base to enjoy outdoor activities!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI