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.


Three Farm Rivers Cottages - Ty-Canol ref: 27255

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£1093-£2350
4 star rating
Three Farm Rivers Cottages - Ty-Canol
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Ideal for a large group, this property also has use of a shared indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym and sauna at the nearby hotel.
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    7
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gwar Nant Cottage ref: CC632055

Rhandirmwyn, near Llandovery, , Carmarthenshire

£496-£1390
4 star rating
Set in the beautiful Upper Tywi Valley with stunning views and walks from the door, this spacious property with wood burner and enclosed garden is ideal for lovers of the outdoors.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Elm Cottages - Elm Cottage ref: W40630

Cwmbach, near Whitland, , Carmarthenshire

£500-£1523
5 star rating
A great base from which to enjoy the coast, with Tenby, Saundersfoot and the coastal footpath within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Milkwood ref: CC632048

Pendine near Amroth, Carmarthenshire

£352-£1069
4 star rating
This holiday apartment is nestled in a hillside location, surrounded by scenic woodland with panoramic views overlooking Pendine Sands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Game Keepers ref: HW7729

Llangadog, , Carmarthenshire

£207-£510
3 star rating
Delightful accommodation for two just 3 miles from Llangadog, on the edge of the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Red Kite Feeding Centre Holiday Lets - Red Kite View ref: 29493

Llanddeusant, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£260-£742
4 star rating
Set in the Brecon Beacons, this first floor apartment is the ideal base from which to enjoy walking, cycling and bird watching.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Owl Cottage ref: CC632041

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£332-£986
4 star rating
Beautifully situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, this delightful holiday property boasts a private hot tub and enclosed garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Coeden Afal ref: W41764

Kidwelly, , Carmarthenshire

£340-£23036
4 star rating
After a busy day spent exploring the Pembrokshire coast, curl up in front of the woodburner with a glass of wine or relax in the hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Lodge 6 ref: 26683

Allt Esgair, nr. St Clears, Carmarthenshire

£0-£853
3 star rating
Explore the beauty of Wales from this property, with the Brecon Beacons and coastal paths within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cennen Cottages at Rhandir Farm - Rhandir Barn ref: OX4

Trapp, near Llandeilo, , Carmarthenshire

£402-£1073
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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Parc Y Bryn Lodge ref: OC2

Ferryside, , Carmarthenshire

£370-£1047
5 star rating
Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the estuary of Camarthen Bay and countryside, this property is within walking distance from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Red Kite Lodge ref: HW7081

Talley, near LLandeilo, , Carmarthenshire

£308-£800
3 star rating
Ideally placed for exploring the surrounding area, with Dolaucothi goldmines, and Dan-Yr-Ogof caves nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cennen Lodge ref: CC632006

Trap, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£394-£1252
4 star rating
Newly built detached house for the gathering of family and friends nestled beneath Carreg Cennen Castle
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heol Fawr Cottage ref: W4504

Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire

£243-£652
4 star rating
Curl up in front of the open fire, or venture out and explore the many local attractions, including Aberglasney Gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rhos Barn ref: W42251

Crugybar, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£0-£588
4 star rating
Once owned by Billy Fury, this converted barn has a games room and even a Billy Fury museum within the grounds!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI