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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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  • Rhiwddu Barns -Adventurers Abode

    Gwynfe, nr. Llangadog

    Grade
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    Ref: ON8

    Set in a fabulous secluded location, surrounded by panoramic views of the black mountains, Rhiwddu Barns is located within the Brecon Beacons National Park (AONB) and offers peace and tranquillity in abundance. These three semi-detached, holiday cottages, converted from traditional farm buildings have been sympathetically restored and furnished to a very good standard, providing an ideal touring base for a family or couple. Outside, there are private patio areas where you can sit, relax and unwind, whilst watching the peregrine falcons and red kites soar over the magnificent scenery. The Brecon Beacons is a natural playground for ramblers, birdwatchers and mountain bikers alike, offering breath-taking views with fantastic walks amidst the tumbling waterfalls and shimmering lakes. Nearby, the ancient market towns of Llandelio and Llandovery are famous for the strong Welsh culture and offer plenty of shops, traditional pubs and restaurants, within a short driving. Explore the historic castles of the west including Dryslwyn, Carreg Cennen and Dynefwr. For family days out, visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Dan Yr Ogof Caves, Dolaucoth Goldmines or an hour’s drive; enjoy the thrilling leisure parks of Pembrokeshire or visit Oakwood, Folly Farm and Bluestone, set in the popular coastal resort of Tenby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Dining room/farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Open-plan galleried living room with double bed, roll-top bath and wooden floor.

    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer

    • Electricity, underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared natural grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Rhiwddu Barns -Ramblers Retreat

    Gwynfe, nr. Llangadog

    Grade
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    Ref: ON9

    Set in a fabulous secluded location, surrounded by panoramic views of the black mountains, Rhiwddu Barns is located within the Brecon Beacons National Park (AONB) and offers peace and tranquillity in abundance. These three semi-detached, holiday cottages, converted from traditional farm buildings have been sympathetically restored and furnished to a very good standard, providing an ideal touring base for a family or couple. Outside, there are private patio areas where you can sit, relax and unwind, whilst watching the peregrine falcons and red kites soar over the magnificent scenery. The Brecon Beacons is a natural playground for ramblers, birdwatchers and mountain bikers alike, offering breath-taking views with fantastic walks amidst the tumbling waterfalls and shimmering lakes. Nearby, the ancient market towns of Llandelio and Llandovery are famous for the strong Welsh culture and offer plenty of shops, traditional pubs and restaurants, within a short driving. Explore the historic castles of the west including Dryslwyn, Carreg Cennen and Dynefwr. For family days out, visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Dan Yr Ogof Caves, Dolaucoth Goldmines or an hour’s drive; enjoy the thrilling leisure parks of Pembrokeshire or visit Oakwood, Folly Farm and Bluestone, set in the popular coastal resort of Tenby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Large living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining room with wooden floor/farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and oak beams.

    • Two TVs
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Electricity, underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared natural grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Ty Newydd Cottage

    Salem, nr. Llandeilo

    Grade
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    Ref: 29320

    Lying peacefully in a rural location adjoining the owner’s home, this well-presented holiday cottage is just a stone’s throw from Llandeilo, a bustling historic town with Welsh culture. Set near the famous Brecon Beacon Mountains (AONB) and Brechfa Forest, the area abounds with fantastic walks and is a natural playground for ramblers, bird watchers and mountain bikers. Carmarthen and Llandovery are well worth a visit, offering plenty of shops, traditional pubs and restaurants within a short driving distance. Visit the NT Llandeilo Park, Dinefwr Castle, Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Gwili steam railway, National Botanical Gardens and iconic castles, including Carreg Cennen, Dryslywn and Kidwelly. Shop 3 miles, pub 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room
    /kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling on request. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Ffynnon Rhosfa Farm Cottages - Violet Cottage

    Llannon, nr. Llanelli

    Grade
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    Ref: 30675


    Lying peacefully in the heart of the picturesque Gwendraeth Valley, boasting fantastic views over the nearby Black Mountain, these two well-presented holiday cottages, adjacent to the owners’ home, provide an excellent touring base for couples or a family looking to explore the nearby historical sites and spectacular coastline of west Wales. Violet Cottage (ref 30675) and The Stables (ref 30674) are semi-detached and they both date back to the 18th century and are positioned on the edge of an 8-acre small holding on the outskirts of the quaint village of Llannon. Each cottage has been finished to a good standard with comfortable furnishings and spacious living areas, with Violet Cottage (ref 30675) boasting a cosy woodburner, perfect for unwinding after a busy day’s exploration. Guests are welcome to enjoy the 8 acres of tranquil shared grounds which features a glistening lake, home to some Canadian geese that roam freely, or sit back and relax in the summer house and enjoy uninterrupted views of the rugged mountains. The area itself has so much to offer, including fantastic walks along the scenic Pembrey Country Park with 8 miles of golden sands at Cefn Sidan, Pembrey must be the only place in Europe where visitors can sunbathe, swim and hunt for shipwrecks on the beaches, then experience the thrill of a toboggan run or race down the park’s 130m dry ski slope. Further along the coast, is the WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre. This 450-acre wildlife haven is home to more than 600 bird species that fly in from all over the globe. Explore the nearby attractions of National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney, or take a step back in time and learn the rich history behind the medieval times and visit the majestic castles of Kidwelly, Carreg Cennen and Dinefwr, which are nestled amongst a tranquil 800-acre park with wild fellow deer running free. A trip to Carmarthenshire is not complete without a visit to Laugharne, which was formerly home to famous welsh poet Dylan Thomas, whom described the charming coastal village as ‘the strangest town in Wales’. Guests can visit his iconic boat house and castle which sits on the edge of the sparkling River Taf, or pause for a drink or lunch at Browns hotel, which was renowned as Thomas’ favourite watering hole. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). 32" Freeview TV. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Wi-fi.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 8-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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  • Elm Cottages - Elm View

    Cwmbach, nr. Whitland

    Grade
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    Ref: W42961

    Fantastic views

    On arrival, you will be met with the most fantastic views from outside these properties, as far reaching as Devon. These stylish, fully renovated adjacent properties (refs W40630 and W42961) would make an ideal base for touring and exploring the beautiful countryside and coasts of this corner of Wales. The wonderful sandy beaches and quiet coves at Tenby, Saundersfoot and Pendine on the south coast are all within an easy drive, while those to the north and west offer excellent surfing. St David’s Cathedral is within reach while keen walkers should head for the Preseli Hills, 5 miles to the north west, and the acclaimed Pembrokeshire National Park coastal footpath. With abundant medieval castles and prehistoric sites, including the impressive reconstructed iron age fort of Castell Henllys, quiet market towns and theme parks to amuse the children, this would be hard to beat as a holiday venue. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard garden with patio. Barbecue. Landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: There are drops within the grounds.

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  • Mwdlwscwm Farm - Y Beudy

    Llannon, Llanelli

    Grade
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    Ref: OH9

    A pair of traditional Welsh cottages, Y Beudy (ref OH9) and Ystabl (ref OXN) are set in the tranquil grounds of Mwdlwscwm Farm (a non-working farm). Close to the owner’s home, these quaint holiday properties boast character throughout and are ideally situated in the Welsh countryside. Nearby are golf clubs, nature reserves and historic villages and towns which enchant this part of Carmarthenshire. The sea is less than a 15-minute drive, and this part of Wales boasts some of the most stunning coastlines in the UK. Shop 3 miles, pub ¾ mile. Note: These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 5 guests.

    Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Travel cot on request
    • Satellite TV
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small, enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
    • Welcome pack

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared use of 5½-acre landscaped grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: River and pond in grounds, 30 yards

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  • Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy

    Carmarthen

    Grade
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    Ref: OP6

    Sitting peacefully in the rural countryside, these four adjoining, traditional Welsh barns (refs OP3, OP4, OP5 and OP6) make great holiday homes for guests looking to explore the dramatic coastline of Pembrokeshire and the mountains of mid-Wales. The properties have been converted from traditional farm buildings and are situated adjacent to the owner’s home. Outside, guests can sit, relax and unwind after spending days out, whilst watching the red kites and buzzards soar over the magnificent scenery. Conveniently located on the Pembrokshire and Carmarthenshire border, the area abounds with fantastic walks around the Presili Hills and National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Nearby, explore the historic castles of Kidwelly, Dynevor and Carew, and learn the rich history of the medieval times. Spend days visiting the market towns of Carmarthen and Laugharne, which was home to the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, and is renowned for its iconic boat house, historic castle and traditional Welsh pubs where fresh fish is always on the menu. Less than a 30-minute drive away are the coastal resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot, offering sandy beaches, boutique-style shops and thrilling leisure parks, including Oakwood Theme Park, Bluestone Waterpark and Folly Farm. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shop 300 yards, pub 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and laminate floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Washing machine
    • Shared courtyard
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pets free of charge
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large, shared, enclosed, lawned courtyard
    • Patio with furniture
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Pant-y-Bryn Bach

    Llandovery

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W42590

    Beautiful traditional cottage

    This detached holiday cottage is a beautiful conversion of a Welsh longhouse, renovated to a very good standard. There are splendid views towards The Black Mountains and the Cambrian Mountains, or you can visit the historic wells of Llanwrtyd or Llangammarch. Llandovery is situated 3 miles away on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, whilst 6 miles away is Myddfai, famous for its physicians. The area is full of beautiful walks and bridleways, with an RSPB nature reserve near Llyn Brianne Reservoir. The beautiful forests of Cwm Rhaeadr and Crychan are a short distance away. Guests can bring their own horse (book separately) and enjoy riding in this stunning scenery. Approx 11 miles away is the market town of Llandeilo. Pub 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom (can be double on request).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Private garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. No children.

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  • Game Keepers

    Llangadog

    Grade
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    Ref: HW7729

    Two delightfully located cottages on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and in stunning countryside share a cobbled courtyard with the owners stables and carriage driving centre. Llangadog itself, 3 miles, is a charming village with pubs and eateries. Close by is the spectacular Red Kite Feeding Centre and buzzards also abound. Salmon, sewin and trout are found in the crystal clear waters of the rivers and mountain streams; the area is idyllic for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and carriage driving. National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens are not to be missed. The ancient market towns of Llandovery, 3 miles and Llandeilo, 9 miles offer history and places to eat whilst Llandeilo also boasts an antique centre, interesting shops and castle.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Garden and furniture.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Use of owners washing machine (by arrangement). Freezer. Shared grounds. Shared parking. Cycle store (on request). Carriage driving lessons and rides available (by arrangement, at cost).

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  • Dildre Cottages - Dildre

    Cynghordy, nr. Llandovery

    Grade
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    Ref: 27167

    Beautiful views

    Set in an idyllic, tranquil, rural location with superb panoramic views of unspoilt countryside, including the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Uniquely accessed by its own railway crossing and located up a private drive, Dildre, ref 27167 (meaning ’pretty home’ in Welsh), has been awarded VisitWales Gold Award, and is a beautiful apartment forming part of the owners’ oak post and beam house, with solid oak floor being one of the features made by the owners. Along with Field View, ref 27168, they are both perfectly located for unwinding and taking in the countryside. The holiday cottages have been built and furnished to very good standards. Come by train on the ’Heart of Wales’ line which stops at Cynghordy at the bottom of the owners’ land. Close by are the Brecon Beacons, Llyn Brianne, the Dolaucothi Gold Mine (NT), Dinefwr Park (NT) and the Cynghordy viaduct. Horse riding can be found nearby. Tea rooms and cafe 1 mile. Shops, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room and toilet. Beams and wooden floors throughout.

    Electricity and underfloor central heating included. Satellite TV.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. Bluray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 22-acre part landscaped grounds, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. NB: Unfenced steep drop, stream and pond in grounds.

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  • The Cottage

    Cross Hands, nr. Carmarthen

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W40812

    Excellent touring base

    An appealing, compact, terraced character cottage ideally placed to explore the beautiful Welsh countryside and dramatic and stunning coastline. The holiday property is attractively furnished and decorated with a living/dining room, kitchen and double bedroom with en-suite upstairs. The area is historically interesting with the ancient gold mines of Dolaucothi, the Nelson inspired Paxton’s Tower and the thrilling castle of Kidwelly. To the north is Cilgerran as well as many National Trust properties and gardens. Carmarthen and Llanelli (10 miles) have shopping and entertainment, golf courses, cycling trails and much more. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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  • Bronhaul Farm Cottages - Tŷ Cuddfan

    Bancyfelin, nr. Carmarthen

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27252

    Ideal location for walking

    These well presented semi-detached holiday cottages (refs 25954, 27252 and 28182) are located on a small working farm, adjacent to the owner’s home, in the rural countryside, a few miles from the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Bronhaul Farm Cottages offer a taste of country life and have been finished to a very good standard, making it a perfect base to explore the dramatic coastline of Pembrokeshire with its unspoilt beautiful beaches, and the mountains of mid Wales. Conveniently located, the area abounds with fantastic walks around the nearby Preseli Hills and National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Nearby, explore the historic castles of Manorbier, Carew, Dinefwr and Pembroke. Visit the town of Laugharne, which was home to the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his boat house and an imposing castle. Less than a 30-minute drive are thrilling leisure parks including Oakwood Theme Park, Bluestone waterpark and Folly Farm, an ideal day out for a family looking for an adventure. Brechfa Forest offers great cycle trails along with the Millennium Coastal Path and Pembrey Country Park. There are many nearby Welsh cafes, restaurants and pubs to visit and sample good local produce. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Small CD and DVD library. Fridge/freezer. Decking with sitting-out area and furniture. No children under 18 years.

    All properties: Soild fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared natural wooded grounds, gardens and paddock. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced lake in grounds.

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