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.


Sea Breeze ref: UK6170

Bwlchygwynt, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£334-£957

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This stunning contemporary executive apartment is ideal for the perfect family holiday or couples retreat, perched on the coastline with stunning views of the Gower Peninsula and out across to Carmarthen Bay.
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Bramble Cottage ref: UK6272

Llanddeusant, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£339-£731

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This lovely property, situated on the owner’s working farm, offers an ideal location to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Rhiwddu Barns - Beacons Barn ref: OP1

Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£1179-£1379

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Surrounded by views of the Black Mountains, this property offers fantastic walks nearby, amidst the tumbling waterfalls and shimmering lakes.
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Rhos Barn ref: W42251

Crugybar, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£721-£1793

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A spacious, traditional Welsh Barn in a wonderful, rural setting with Brechfa Forest and the Brecon Beacons within easy reach.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Llecheigon Farmhouse ref: HW7128

Ffynnonddrain, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire

£699-£1533

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Looking to bring all the family together? Why not roast dinners in the Rayburn after a day of making memories in this beautiful area of Wales?
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Parlour ref: OP4

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£342-£747

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A peaceful retreat, this traditional Welsh barn is a great base from which to explore many attractions, including castles and leisure parks.
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Beachlands ref: 19734

Gogledd, Carmarthenshire

£256-£730

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Situated on the Carmarthen Coastal Path with walks and cycling, this property offers direct views to the sea just 50 metres away.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Rose Cottage ref: 29522

Horeb, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£364-£899

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Set in a wonderful rural location, Rose Cottage is an excellent touring base for a family or couples looking to explore west Wales.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Garden Cottage ref: UK6676

Golden Grove, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£689-£958

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Explore South Wales with its pretty coastal resorts and the Brecon Beacons National Park with superb walking and mountain biking.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Pendine Hillside Apartment ref: UK6031

Pendine, near Amroth, Carmarthenshire

£326-£965

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Occupying an elevated position above the glorious beach at Pendine this first floor apartment is ideal for discovering one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in west Wales.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ty Cerrig ref: UK6340

Cwmgors, near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

£317-£790

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For anyone who loves the great outdoors, this is the place for you. It has an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities on the doorstep.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bird House ref: UK6452

Cenarth, near Cardigan, Carmarthenshire

£330-£932

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Ideal for a relaxing family holiday with many activities on site to keep the children entertained. Explore the beaches, castles and market towns nearby.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rhiwddu Barns - Rhiwddu Farmhouse ref: UKC3003

Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£695-£1548

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Rhiwddu Farmhouse is a stunning property with spectacular views, and is within easy reach of plenty of attractions.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Clear View ref: UK6057

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£0-£2716

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Clear View boasts magnificent views and is only 50 yards from 7 miles of sandy beach and is fun for all the family.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Gwynion Llethri Barn ref: CC632037

Talley near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£369-£764

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Beautifully converted barn set in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed sheep farm with panoramic vistas across the Cothi valley
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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