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.


Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Y Bwthyn ref: OXM

Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£306-£666
4 star rating
Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Y Bwthyn
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Garn Goch, the site of an Iron Age fort with views of the Towy Valley, is 3 miles from the property.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Y Gegin Fach ref: OT8

Llansadwrn, nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£325-£821
5 star rating
This beautifully restored Welsh barn enjoys a secluded location, on a working farm with views over Brecon Beacon Mountains.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cwm House ref: CC632050

Cilycwm near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£582-£1290
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

Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Coach House ref: OP5

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£593-£1467
4 star rating
Enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities from this property, including bird watching, horse riding, walking and golf.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Heddfan ref: 24870

Heddfan, Millenium Quay, Carmarthenshire

£264-£768
4 star rating
Situated on the Carmarthen Coastal Path, this sea front apartment offers views of the sea, beach and the Gower Peninsula.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pen-y-Bont Farmhouse ref: OZ6

Llanddowror, nr. Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£817-£1440
4 star rating
On a riverside location, this wonderful holiday property has a games room and a beautiful garden, as well as access to 1 acre of natural grounds.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cennen Lodge ref: CC632006

Trap, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£382-£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

Blaenffynnon Barn ref: CC632059

Dinas near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

£266-£640
4 star rating
Enjoy delightful views from this single storey barn conversion. Full of character with a large garden and cosy wood burner, its ideal all year round.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wauntwr Cottages - Yr Hen Ysgubor ref: 29176

Wauntwr, Trelech, Carmarthenshire

£269-£857
4 star rating
Peaceful location and an excellant base for families or couples wishing to explore the Trelech area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Water’s Edge ref: 29845

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£272-£859
4 star rating
Just 100 yards away from Carmarthen Bay, this property is ideal for exploring the towns on the Millennium Coastal Path.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bronhaul Farm Cottages - Bronhaul Bach ref: 25954

Bancyfelin, nr. Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£236-£482
4 star rating
Enjoy the best of both worlds, with both countryside and coastlines within easy reach of this delightful property.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Ysgubor Fawr ref: OXK

Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£727-£1979
5 star rating
This property forms part of Blaenllynnant Farm, the home of Sir John Williams who was physician to Queen Victoria.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ty Bach ref: CC632025

Felingwm Uchaf near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£347-£707
4 star rating
Stone detached retreat nestled within 120 acres of beautiful countryside yet only 7 miles from Carmarthen
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Coast View Cottage ref: HW7745

Pendine, Carmarthenshire

£416-£1053
3 star rating
A walkers paradise within easy reach of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and Preseli Hills.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Glanrannell Barn Holiday Cottages - The Threshing Barn ref: OSY

Crugybar, nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£400-£905
4 star rating
There are enormous opportunities for outdoor pursuits and activities from this location, including walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and star gazing.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI