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.


Rhiwddu Barns - Rhiwddu Farmhouse ref: UKC3003

Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£695-£1548

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Rhiwddu Barns - Rhiwddu Farmhouse
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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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Moss Cottage ref: UK6447

Burry Port, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£377-£1046

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4 star rating
Enjoy an action packed family holiday at this characterful holiday cottage, ideally located near to a variety of local visitor attractions.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Maesydderwen Holiday Cottages - Wren Cottage ref: CC632043

near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£326-£833

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5 star rating
Explore charming market towns in this wonderful area. An ideal location for bird watching and fishing.
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    2
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Rose Cottage ref: 29522

Horeb, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£364-£899

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4 star rating
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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Cennen Cottages - Dolgoed House ref: RA5

Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire

£577-£1653

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Dolgoed House is beautifully situated located in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is also ideal for exploring the Fforest Fawr Geopark.
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    8
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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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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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Ty Llo ref: W43266

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£449-£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
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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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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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Coeden Afal ref: W41764

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£416-£23038

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After a busy day spent exploring the Pembrokshire coast, curl up in front of the woodburner with a glass of wine or relax in the hot tub.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Pantgwyn Farm Cottages - Upper Mill Barn ref: UK6612

White Mill, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£327-£822

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3 star rating
After a busy day exploring the Brecon Beacons or Cambrian Mountains, relax in the private hot tub and gaze at the stars.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Clear View ref: UK6057

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£0-£2716

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4 star rating
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
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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Cwmhowell ref: UK10093

near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£1189-£1951

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A spacious detached farmhouse situated in the heart of Carmarthenshire with superb unspoilt rural views, a hot tub and a cosy wood burner.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Pen-y-Fedw ref: W42497

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£330-£1074

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4 star rating
Guests can enjoy a peaceful setting at this property, yet the coast and many of Carmarthenshire’s attractions are within easy reach.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Bank Cottage ref: OR6

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£309-£676

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4 star rating
This cosy character cottage makes a romantic retreat, ideal for touring the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Bryngwendraeth ref: W42718

Carway, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£299-£634

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2 star rating
Enjoy the best of both worlds from this cottage, with country and coastline both within easy reach.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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