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.


Nautilus Apartment ref: CC632056

Pendine near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£317-£903
4 star rating
Nautilus Apartment
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This executive apartment is great for a seaside retreat, with spectacular panoramic views from the terrace, overlooking the glistening coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Y Bwthyn ref: CC632029

Blaenwaun, Carmarthenshire

£337-£648
4 star rating
Set within a 6 acre small holding near the border of both Pembrokeshire and Camarthenshire
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bryntowy ref: W43063

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£377-£23036
4 star rating
Adventure parks, beaches and castles are on the agenda for an action-packed family holiday staying at this detached cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Marlais ref: W42277

Manordeilo, nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£230-£626
4 star rating
Relax and enjoy the views from this property, or why not explore the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Parlour ref: OP4

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£340-£808
4 star rating
A peaceful retreat, this traditional Welsh barn is a great base from which to explore many attractions, including castles and leisure parks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Yr Efail Argoed ref: W3948

Llanddowror, nr. Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£264-£546
4 star rating
This characterful property is a great base to explore the area, with Oakwood Park, Tenby and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Anchor Cottage ref: 26678

Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

£355-£991
4 star rating
Just 200 yards from the beach, this cottage is in a perfect location from which to enjoy a seaside holiday.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ysgubor Wen ref: 30588

Burry Port, nr. Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£807-£2071
4 star rating
This coastal property is in the perfect location for that summer beach holiday or winter retreat.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rhyblid Fach ref: ORT

Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£461-£1193
4 star rating
Set in an elevated position within the Brecon Beacons National Park, this converted barn enjoys spectacular views down the valley.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Avondale ref: OXY

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£500-£1006
4 star rating
Just 22 yards from the sandy Llansteffan Beach, this holiday home has beautiful views up and down the wide estuary.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cwrt-Y-Cadno, Trimsaran ref: CC632001

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£347-£707
4 star rating
Apartment over 2 floors overlooking the Gwendraith Valley and only 3 miles from Cefn Sidan beach
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Tiny Terrace ref: CC632057

Llandybie near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

£293-£640
4 star rating
This cosy little central property makes for a great romantic getaway for couples, with a pub just ten yards away.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cwmddol Fawr Cottage ref: CC632062

near Brechfa, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£420-£610
4 star rating
A delightful detached cottage on a working farm with direct access into the Brechfa Forest with its numerous biking and walking trails.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Mill Farmhouse (Ty Fferm Y Felin) ref: OX2

Llandybie, nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£391-£1094
0 star rating
Located in the village of Llandybie, this holiday property is an ideal base for exploring the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kite Cottage ref: CC632040

near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£343-£780
4 star rating
Perfect for families, friends or couples, this semi-detached property is wonderfully situated to visit many attractions or to enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI