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.


Bont Cottage ref: 29385

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£331-£949

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4 star rating
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A great base for those looking for an active holiday, with picturesque coastal walks, horse riding, golf and dry ski slopes nearby.
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Otters Holt ref: HW7080

Talley, near LLandeilo, , Carmarthenshire

£316-£822

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3 star rating
Traditional stone cottage, with original features, including beams throughout, close to Llandeilo.
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    1
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    3
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    1
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Maesydderwen Holiday Cottages - Kite Cottage ref: CC632040

near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£383-£862

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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.
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Mwdlwscwm Farm - Y Beudy ref: OH9

Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£322-£615

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4 star rating
This traditional Welsh holiday cottage is set in tranquil grounds, ideally located for exploring the Welsh countryside.
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Parke Cottage ref: 24385

Henllan-Amgoed, Carmarthenshire

£281-£639

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4 star rating
Within easy driving of the coasts of Cardigan and Pembrokeshire, this property dates from 1688 and is surrounded by rural scenery.
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    2
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    1
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Ty Llo ref: W43266

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£497-£23038

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5 star rating
Enjoy a great family holiday at this property, with beaches and seaside towns within easy reach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
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    2
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    2
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Beachview ref: 24096

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£356-£987

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5 star rating
This property has spectacular sea views and is situated on the Carmarthen Coastal Path, with walks from the door.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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The Milking Parlour ref: UK6303

Saron, near Llandysul, Carmarthenshire

£369-£783

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4 star rating
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This former milking parlour now provides lovely accommodation for up to five guests in beautiful west Wales.
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    2
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    2
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Bluebell Cottage ref: UK6217

Login, near Narberth, Carmarthenshire

£318-£786

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3 star rating
Nestled in a quaint hamlet with lovely river, woodland and countryside views. Enjoy spotting wildlife in the large shared grounds or explore the Landsker Borderlands Trail.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Three Rivers Farm Cottages - The Cart Shed ref: 27257

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£324-£789

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Heol Fawr Cottage ref: W4504

Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire

£276-£665

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4 star rating
Curl up in front of the open fire, or venture out and explore the many local attractions, including Aberglasney Gardens.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Anchor Cottage ref: CC632054

St Clears near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£345-£777

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4 star rating
Lying on the bank of the River Taf with fishing on your doorstep and numerous beaches just a few miles away.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Heron’s Lodge ref: CC632027

Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire

£323-£544

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4 star rating
Cosy bungalow just half a mile from the National Botanic Gardens and only 6 miles from Carmarthen
 
 
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Ty Newydd Cottage ref: 29320

Salem, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£287-£583

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3 star rating
Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, with walking, birdwatching and mountain biking all within easy reach.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Coach House ref: OP5

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£585-£1431

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