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.


Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Ty Nant ref: OXL

Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£455-£1103

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Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Ty Nant
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With red kites and buzzards abound, this property has its own lawned grounds and outstanding views of the Black Mountain.
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Sheriffs Lodge ref: HW7730

Llangadog, , Carmarthenshire

£245-£626

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Set over three floors, Sheriffs Lodge is in a perfect location for visiting many attractions within the Brecon Beacons area.
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    2
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    2
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Rhiwddu Barns -Adventurers Abode ref: ON8

Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£584-£806

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4 star rating
Surrounded by panoramic views of the Black Mountains, this holiday property is located within the Brecon Beacons National Park (AONB).
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Beudy Mawr ref: UK6091

Salem, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£307-£645

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Set amidst 28 acres of the owner’s natural grounds, this fantastic holiday home is ideal for couples or families of three looking to explore the scenic Carmarthenshire countryside.
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    2
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The Maerdy - The Stable ref: JPF

Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£367-£1059

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4 star rating
Surrounded by woods and farmland, this delightful cottage boasts a wood burner and beautiful grounds.
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    7
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Pendine Manor Apartments - Bluebird ref: UK6263

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£341-£1019

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With the hometown of Dylan Thomas within easy reach, this spacious first floor apartment is in a great location for touring the area.
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Ivy Cottage ref: CC632051

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£296-£795

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4 star rating
Centrally located in Llanelli, this well-presented cottage is just 500 yards from the beach, with Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthen and Llandeilo close by.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Syddyn Fach ref: UKC1624

Bancffosfelen, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£255-£604

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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
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    1
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Ty Bach ref: CC632025

Felingwm Uchaf near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£369-£734

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4 star rating
Stone detached retreat nestled within 120 acres of beautiful countryside yet only 7 miles from Carmarthen
 
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    3
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Llety-R-Wennol ref: 30495

Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£419-£1130

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4 star rating
With views over the Towy Estuary, this is the perfect property for that family break.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Heddfan ref: 24870

Heddfan, Millenium Quay, Carmarthenshire

£265-£780

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4 star rating
Situated on the Carmarthen Coastal Path, this sea front apartment offers views of the sea, beach and the Gower Peninsula.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Gwynion Llethri Barn ref: CC632037

Talley near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£369-£734

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Beautifully converted barn set in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed sheep farm with panoramic vistas across the Cothi valley
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Seacrest Cottage ref: HW7746

Pendine, , Carmarthenshire

£430-£1083

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3 star rating
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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Samphire Ridge ref: UK6130

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£505-£508

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4 star rating
Savour the views from the decked balcony of this ground floor apartment, which lies 500 yards from the beach.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Dairy ref: OP3

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£342-£749

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4 star rating
A great base from which to enjoy both countryside and coast, as well as plenty of attractions within easy reach.
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
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    2
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