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Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire has natural scenic beauty, glorious long beaches, a fascinating history and is also home to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, which could state its claim to be the ‘Garden of Wales’. In fact this region has a blend of both great coastal and countryside locations that makes it the ideal place for a self-catering cottage holiday in wales.

The National Botanic Gardens of Wales has the largest single-span glasshouse in the world with an unrivalled collection of plants from across the world. If you’re into gardening a trip to Aberglasney should also be on your agenda, here you can see perfectly restored 15th century gardens.

History plays a large part in the story of the region, so it almost goes without saying that ancient attractions are some of the biggest draws, for instance Carreg Cennen Castle which can be traced back to the 13th century. This romantic ruin offers a lovely walk up to its hillside location and amazing views. For more historical interest you could get along to the National Trust property at Dinefwr Castle and Park with its beautiful 12th century castle situated amongst a tranquil 800-acre park with wild deer and stunning flora and fauna.

For some gentle exercise visit the Millennium Coast Path, its 12 mile cycle way is perfect for family days out on the bike, with Pembrey Country Park at one end and the National Wetlands Centre at the other. Great views of the Burry estuary!

For more strenuous activity try walking Llyn Y Fan Fac, in the Black Mountains on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

A great way to see the region is to hop onto the Heart of Wales Railway, which travels a route between Swansea and Shrewsbury. These steam locomotives travel through some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.

The Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne; the author’s very own holiday cottage in Carmarthenshire offers incredible views over the Tâf Estuary, so it’s not hard to see how Thomas could find so much inspiration from the area.

If we’ve whetted your appetite take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Carmarthenshire.
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190 cottages are available
  • Cenarth, Carmarthenshire
    Cenarth, Carmarthenshire×

    Shamrock Cottage

    Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OGA
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Within easy driving distance of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast and coastal paths, this detached Grade ll listed...

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  • Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire
    Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire×

    Rhiwddu Barns -Adventurers Abode

    Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: ON8
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in a fabulous secluded location, surrounded by panoramic views of the black mountains, Rhiwddu Barns is located...

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  • Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire
    Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire×

    Cwrt-Y-Cadno, Trimsaran

    Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: CC632001
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The recently built Cwrt Y Cadno sits above other housing on a winding mountainside road leading from the village of...
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  • Cynghordy, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
    Cynghordy, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire×

    Dildre Cottages - Dildre

    Cynghordy, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: 27167
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Beautiful views

    Set in an idyllic, tranquil, rural location with superb panoramic views of unspoilt...

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  • Cwmbach, near Whitland, Carmarthenshire
    Cwmbach, near Whitland, Carmarthenshire×

    Elm Cottages - Elm View

    Cwmbach, near Whitland, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: W42961
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Fantastic views

    On arrival, you will be met with the most fantastic views from outside these properties, as...

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  • Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire
    Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire×

    Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Y Bwthyn

    Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OXM
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Y Bwthyn (Little Cottage) is one of three Cennen Cottages properties situated in a courtyard setting within one of...

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  • Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire×

    Mwdlwscwm Farm - Y Beudy

    Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OH9
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    A pair of traditional Welsh cottages, Y Beudy (ref OH9) and Ystabl (ref OXN) are set in the tranquil grounds of...

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  • Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire×

    Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy

    Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OP6
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Sitting peacefully in the rural countryside, these four adjoining, traditional Welsh barns (refs OP3, OP4, OP5 and...

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  • Cross Hands, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Cross Hands, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire×

    The Cottage

    Cross Hands, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: W40812
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Excellent touring base

    An appealing, compact, terraced character cottage ideally placed to explore the...

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  • Llannon, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Llannon, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire×

    Ffynnon Rhosfa Farm Cottages - Violet Cottage

    Llannon, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: 30675
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Lying peacefully in the heart of the picturesque Gwendraeth Valley, boasting fantastic views over the nearby...

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  • Llangadog,
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    Game Keepers

    Llangadog,

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    Ref: HW7729
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Two delightfully located cottages on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and in stunning countryside share...

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  • Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
    Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire×

    Bank Cottage

    Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OR6
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location


    Situated in the heart of the historic town of Llandeilo, this 18th-century boutique bolthole, one of a pair,...

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