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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.


 

Cwrt-Y-Cadno, Trimsaran

ref: 632001

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

Apartment over 2 floors overlooking the Gwendraith Valley and only 3 miles from Cefn Sidan beach
 
Sleeps2 - 4
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

The Old Forge

ref: 632032

Golden Grove near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire


A one bedroomed retreat on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Sleeps2 - 4
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Beudy Bach

ref: 632010

Salem, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

Spacious studio for couples set within 28 acres on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park
 
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Beudy Mawr

ref: 632009

Salem, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

Charming cottage set within 28 acres nestled on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park
Sleeps2 - 4
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Ffos Las Cottage

NEW! ref: 632036

Carway, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

3 Stars

Mid terraced cottage just 5 miles from Carmarthenshire's beautiful coastline and ideally located for those planning a day at the races.
 
Sleeps4 - 6
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Cwm Mawr

ref: 632016

Llandyfan, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire


Idyllic detached cottage in a secluded setting and packed with character and original features.
 
Sleeps4 - 5
No of bedrooms3Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms2Changeover daySaturday

Bryn Marlais Cottage

NEW! ref: 632035

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

Self contained annexe in a tranquil setting only a mile from Brechfa
 
Sleeps4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Dyfed Nine, Pantglas Hall

ref: 632012

Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire


Set within 44 acres of shared woodland with use of many on site facilities including an indoor heated pool.
 
 
 
Sleeps4 - 5
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Bwthin-Y-Rhiw

ref: 632028

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire


Perched on a hillside above idyllic countryside yet just 2.5 miles from the picturesque market town of Llandeilo
 
Sleeps4 - 5
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Y Bwthyn

ref: 632029

Blaenwaun, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

Set within a 6 acre small holding near the border of both Pembrokeshire and Camarthenshire
 
Sleeps4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Ty Bach

ref: 632025

Felingwm Uchaf near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire


Stone detached retreat nestled within 120 acres of beautiful countryside yet only 7 miles from Carmarthen
 
Sleeps5
No of bedrooms3Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Gelli-Fawr Farm

NEW! ref: 632038

Cwmgors, Nr Ammanford, Carmarthenshire


ExteriorIn a remote and peaceful setting surrounded by farmland yet only a mile from Cwmgors village.
Sleeps5 - 6
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms2Changeover daySaturday

Gwynion Llethri Barn

NEW! ref: 632037

Talley near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire


Beautifully converted barn set in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed sheep farm with panoramic vistas across the Cothi valley
Sleeps5 - 6
No of bedrooms3Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Springer Cottage

ref: 632024

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

Very pet friendly cottage in the village of Llansteffan only 8 miles from the county town of Carmarthen
 
Sleeps6
No of bedrooms3Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Coed Adam

ref: 632008

Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

4 Stars

An idyllic farmhouse set in 10 acres yet only 6 miles from Carmarthen and within easy reach of the coastline
Sleeps6 - 7
No of bedrooms3Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday
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