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.


Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Coach House ref: OP5

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£513-£1406

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Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Coach House
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Enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities from this property, including bird watching, horse riding, walking and golf.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Mwdlwscwm Farm - Ystabl ref: OXN

Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£0-£787

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4 star rating
Visit the historic villages and towns which enchant this part of Carmarthenshire, from this traditional holiday cottage.
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    3
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Cennen Cottages - Y Stabl ref: OM2

Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire

£1016-£2475

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5 star rating
Located in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this property is ideal for exploring the Fforest Fawr Geopark.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Teifi View ref: UK6563

Glantrenisaf, Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire

£519-£1139

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4 star rating
This lovely semi-detached property is in the heart of Camarthenshire has picturesque views over Teifi Valley.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Three Rivers Farm Cottages - The Cart Shed ref: 27257

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£331-£812

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3 star rating
After a busy day exploring the many attractions in the area, relax in the shared swimming pool and Jacuzzi, located in the nearby hotel.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • 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
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Bryn Marlais Cottage ref: CC632035

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

£299-£621

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4 star rating
Self contained annexe in a tranquil setting only a mile from Brechfa. 
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wheelwright Barn ref: UKC3071

Ferryside, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£699-£2614

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5 star rating
Lie back in the Jacuzzi hot tub and take in the stunning views from this luxury barn conversion on the south west Wales coast.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Springer Cottage ref: CC632024

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£319-£942

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4 star rating
Very pet friendly cottage in the village of Llansteffan only 8 miles from the county town of Carmarthen
 
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Llanmiloe House Country Cottages - Fletcher Coach House ref: OV8

Llanmiloe, near Pendine, Carmarthenshire

£386-£841

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4 star rating
Wonderfully situated in a beautiful setting, this barn conversion is just ½ mile to the beach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gower Sunset Views ref: UK6553

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£304-£839

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4 star rating
With so much going on in the surrounding area, this lovely apartment will provide the perfect base for relaxing evenings after busy fun-filled days out.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rhiwddu Barns - Beacons Barn ref: OP1

Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£1179-£1379

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4 star rating
Surrounded by views of the Black Mountains, this property offers fantastic walks nearby, amidst the tumbling waterfalls and shimmering lakes.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Hawton ref: W41830

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£455-£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
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Coal House ref: W43267

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£449-£23038

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5 star rating
This beautiful property has a lovely woodburner, perfect for relaxing in front of after a busy day exploring.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ysgubor Pantymangoed ref: OAA

Llandyfan, near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

£0-£1328

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4 star rating
A larger property, oozing character and charm with beamed ceilings, unique stable door and a 16th-century bread oven, ideally situated for discovering the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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