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.


The Old Farmhouse ref: W3478

Capel Isaac, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£263-£763

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The Old Farmhouse
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A comfortable base from which to enjoy a walking holiday, with plenty of walks within easy reach.
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Anchor Cottage ref: 26678

Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

£376-£1051

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Just 200 yards from the beach, this cottage is in a perfect location from which to enjoy a seaside holiday.
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Pant-y-Bryn Bach ref: W42590

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£260-£593

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Guests can even bring their horse on holiday with them at this property, with plenty of bridleways in the area to explore.
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Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy ref: OP6

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£274-£569

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A great base from which to explore the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline and its bustling seaside resorts, including Tenby.
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Seacrest Cottage ref: HW7746

Pendine, , Carmarthenshire

£435-£1142

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Within 12 miles of the beautiful seaside resort of Tenby and within easy reach of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
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    2
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Pendine Manor ref: UKC1799

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£2482-£5108

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Pendine Manor really is a special property, which is perfect for those larger family and friends get-togethers, with wonderful sea views.
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  • Bedrooms
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The Tiny Terrace ref: CC632057

Llandybie near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

£253-£619

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This cosy little central property makes for a great romantic getaway for couples, with a pub just ten yards away.
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Cennen Cottages at Rhandir Farm - Rhandir Long House ref: OXJ

Trapp, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£599-£1371

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Located in excellent walking country, this holiday property commands outstanding views of the Black Mountain and Carreg Cennen Castle.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Henllys Lodge ref: CC632034

Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£584-£1465

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Spacious and luxurious eco-friendly detached house for 8 set in rural Carmarthenshire
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    4
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    3
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Pendine Manor Apartments - Sea Fairer ref: UK6266

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£349-£1125

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4 star rating
With a sunny decked area to make the most of the breathtaking views, this ground floor apartment is perfect for a beach holiday.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Glanrannell Barn Holiday Cottages - The Threshing Barn ref: OSY

Crugybar, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£366-£573

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4 star rating
There are enormous opportunities for outdoor pursuits and activities from this location, including walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and star gazing.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Syddyn Fach ref: UKC1624

Bancffosfelen, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£257-£647

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Uncover the delights of Syddyn Fach, located near the village of Bancffosfelen in the delightful Carmarthenshire countryside.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    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
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    2
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    3
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    2
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The Milking Parlour ref: UK6303

Saron, near Llandysul, Carmarthenshire

£389-£774

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4 star rating
This former milking parlour now provides lovely accommodation for up to five guests in beautiful west Wales.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Wyrddol Cottage ref: W3408

Cil-y-Cwm, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£301-£520

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A great base from which to explore the area, with the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains nearby.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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