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.


Wauntwr Cottages - Yr Hen Ysgubor ref: 29176

Wauntwr, Trelech, Carmarthenshire

£274-£871

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Wauntwr Cottages -  Yr Hen Ysgubor
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Peaceful location and an excellant base for families or couples wishing to explore the Trelech area.
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    2
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    1
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Cennen Cottages at Rhandir Farm - Rhandir Long House ref: OXJ

Trapp, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£583-£1300

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5 star rating
Located in excellent walking country, this holiday property commands outstanding views of the Black Mountain and Carreg Cennen Castle.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Heol Fawr Cottage ref: W4504

Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire

£241-£666

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Curl up in front of the open fire, or venture out and explore the many local attractions, including Aberglasney Gardens.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Nautilus Apartment ref: CC632056

Pendine near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£414-£421

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4 star rating
This executive apartment is great for a seaside retreat, with spectacular panoramic views from the terrace, overlooking the glistening coast.
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    1
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    2
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Paxton View Barn ref: UKC580

Llanddarog, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£631-£1058

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5 star rating
Situated within the grounds of the owner’s smallholding, this fantastic barn conversion boasts a roomy social space, underfloor heating and a cosy wood burner.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Hawton ref: W41830

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£424-£23038

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4 star rating
A fantastic touring base, with beaches, historic towns, castles and traditional Welsh pubs to explore!
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Cennen Cottages - Dolgoed House ref: RA5

Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire

£578-£1652

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5 star rating
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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Bay View Cottage ref: HW7744

Pendine, , Carmarthenshire

£430-£1083

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3 star rating
Overlooking 7 miles of sandy beach, Bay View Cottage makes a perfect base for visiting many attractions in the Pembrokeshire area.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Pendine Manor Apartments - Landsker ref: UK6265

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£341-£1019

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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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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Gwar Nant Cottage ref: CC632055

Rhandirmwyn, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£482-£1374

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4 star rating
Set in the beautiful Upper Tywi Valley with stunning views and walks from the door, this spacious property with wood burner and enclosed garden is ideal for lovers of the outdoors.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bryn Marlais Cottage ref: CC632035

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

£299-£601

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4 star rating
Self contained annexe in a tranquil setting only a mile from Brechfa. 
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Y Felin ref: UK6353

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£298-£845

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4 star rating
Situated on the coast in the wonderful town of Llanelli, this second floor apartment offers the ideal location for a seaside holiday.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Three Farm Rivers Cottages - Ty-Canol ref: 27255

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£1132-£2421

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4 star rating
Ideal for a large group, this property also has use of a shared indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym and sauna at the nearby hotel.
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    15
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    7
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Red Kite Feeding Centre Holiday Lets - Cross Cottage ref: 29492

Llanddeusant, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£256-£754

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4 star rating
Perfect for couples, this ground floor apartment is set in a secluded setting and is a great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cwrt-Y-Cadno, Trimsaran ref: CC632001

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£356-£734

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4 star rating
Apartment over 2 floors overlooking the Gwendraith Valley and only 3 miles from Cefn Sidan beach
 
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  • Bedrooms
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