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.


Yr Efail Argoed ref: W3948

Llanddowror, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£279-£577

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Yr Efail Argoed
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This characterful property is a great base to explore the area, with Oakwood Park, Tenby and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path nearby.
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Ivy Cottage ref: W42165

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£0-£1046

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Enjoy a peaceful seaside setting, with the seafront and a spa complex just a short walk away.
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Fferm y Graig ref: 27174

Llangynog, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£359-£940

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4 star rating
With outdoor activities in abundance and plenty of attractions nearby, guests will not be bored at this property!
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The Mill Farmhouse (Ty Fferm Y Felin) ref: OX2

Llandybie, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£386-£1198

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Located in the village of Llandybie, this holiday property is an ideal base for exploring the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.
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Pendine Manor Apartments - Landsker ref: UK6265

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£376-£1125

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Spend a day walking round Colby Woodland Gardens and discover the secret Valley Gardens with woodland walks and wild flower meadows.
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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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Shamrock Cottage ref: OGA

Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

£357-£713

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Set within a conservation village and enjoying 7 acres of grounds, this property offers beautifully converted ‘upside down’ holiday accommodation.
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The Lodge ref: UK6075

Five Roads, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£407-£971

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The unique lodge is located on a fifty acre small holding over looking two lakes in scenic Gwendraeth Valley.
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Ty Hugh ref: OU6

Dryslwyn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£473-£1268

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Beautifully set in 6 acres, this 18th century farmhouse provides every modern comfort and boasts wonderful facilities. Many attractions nearby.
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Y Gegin Fach ref: OT8

Llansadwrn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£433-£907

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This beautifully restored Welsh barn enjoys a secluded location, on a working farm with views over Brecon Beacon Mountains.
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Ty Tarw ref: UK6685

Llangain, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£405-£1150

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With uninterrupted sea views this characterful barn conversation is surrounded by beautiful countryside and within 5 minutes of a golden, sandy beach.
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Maesydderwen Holiday Cottages - Owl Cottage ref: CC632041

near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£349-£1017

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Beautifully situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, this delightful holiday property boasts a private hot tub and enclosed garden.
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Mwdlwscwm Farm - Y Beudy ref: OH9

Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£289-£371

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This traditional Welsh holiday cottage is set in tranquil grounds, ideally located for exploring the Welsh countryside.
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Ty-Gwyn ref: W41232

Cynheidre, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£282-£814

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This comfortable property is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of Wales, with a walking path within 0.5 miles.
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Coed Adam ref: CC632008

Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£373-£1018

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4 star rating
An idyllic farmhouse set in 10 acres yet only 6 miles from Carmarthen and within easy reach of the coastline.
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