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 Forge ref: CC632032

Golden Grove near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£314-£494

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The Old Forge
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A one bedroomed retreat on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Beachview ref: 24096

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£301-£1023

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This property has spectacular sea views and is situated on the Carmarthen Coastal Path, with walks from the door.
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    3
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    2
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Blaenffynnon Barn ref: CC632059

Dinas near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

£271-£648

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Enjoy delightful views from this single storey barn conversion. Full of character with a large garden and cosy wood burner, its ideal all year round.
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Ty Cerrig Farmhouse ref: OU7

St Clears, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£1089-£2697

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With a hot tub, games room and large enclosed garden, this is the perfect place for a family holiday!
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    10
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    3
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Rhyblid Fach ref: ORT

Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£491-£1309

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Set in an elevated position within the Brecon Beacons National Park, this converted barn enjoys spectacular views down the valley.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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    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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Pendine Manor Apartments - Sunbeam ref: UK6262

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£349-£1125

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This ground floor apartment is close to a sandy beach and enjoys breathtaking views over Pendine Sands.
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    2
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Heddfan ref: 24870

Heddfan, Millenium Quay, Carmarthenshire

£269-£806

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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
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    2
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Ysgubor Pantymangoed ref: OAA

Llandyfan, near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

£0-£1328

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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
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Maes Merlin ref: UK6449

Llanddeusant, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£491-£1354

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Maes Merlin, with its private hot tub, is perfectly located for exploring the countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park with its abundance of activites.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Pendegy Mill - Mill Cottage ref: UK6478

Llanybri, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£343-£964

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4 star rating
This cottage is a great choice for friends and families to enjoy a holiday in this picturesque area of Wales.
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    6
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Y Gegin Fach ref: OT8

Llansadwrn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£433-£907

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This beautifully restored Welsh barn enjoys a secluded location, on a working farm with views over Brecon Beacon Mountains.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    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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    20
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  • Bedrooms
    9
  • Bathrooms
    8
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Rhiwddu Barns - Adventurers Abode ref: ON8

Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£584-£700

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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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    2
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    1
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Ivy Cottage ref: W42165

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£0-£1046

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Enjoy a peaceful seaside setting, with the seafront and a spa complex just a short walk away.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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