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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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  • Mara Cottage

    Dinas, nr. Crymych

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: OW3


    Nestled in a scenic wooded valley in the charming hamlet of Dinas, this traditional Welsh barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is situated in 10 acres of matured grounds with two friendly resident horses, where wildlife flourishes and flowers blossom. The former barn dating back to the mid 18th century, has been carefully restored to uncover much of its original charm and character, including exposed Welsh oak beams and stone walls, with lots of welcoming touches added to provide couples with the perfect romantic retreat whatever the occasion. The open-plan living area is featured on the first floor which allows guests the freedom to snuggle up on the sofa next to the cosy wood-burning stove or on a warm summers evening, sit back and relax on the private balcony and watch the sun set over the picturesque countryside. Outside, the rugged woodland offers peace and tranquillity in abundance, where you can enjoy scenic walks along the glistening stream which leads into the village. Conveniently located on the borders of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, the area abounds with fantastic walks and historic sites dotted around the county, including the ancient burial chamber of Pentre Ifan Dolmen tucked away peacefully in the Preseli Hills and the majestic sites of Cardigan, Cilgerran and Carew castles. The traditional market towns of Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen and Cardigan are within easy reach. The iconic coastline of Pembrokeshire is within easy reach and features the picturesque coastal resorts of Newport and St Davids, as is the heritage coastline of Cardigan Bay which is famously renowned for spotting grey seals and bottlenose dolphins on a clear day! The historic town of Laugharne is just a short drive away and is famous for birthplace of the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, which features his iconic boat house and historic castle lying peacefully on the edge of the River Taf. The property is located 10¾ miles away from the popular Carmarthen Golf Club. Horse riding can be found 7¼ miles away. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Large, beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to balcony/small, galley-style kitchen with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Large garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 10-acre natural woodland grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Stabling and pasture on request
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream, pond and sloping banks in grounds

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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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  • Malting Floor Cottage

    Laugharne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43204


    This quaint little holiday cottage is situated just off the estuary and makes a perfect hideaway. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Situated close to Dylan Thomas’s former home – the iconic Boathouse – it is one of the most famous views in Wales; then there’s the poet’s restored writing shed overlooking the stunning Taf Estuary, and his favourite watering hole, the Brown’s Hotel. There’s so much more to Laugharne than the resting place of the English-language poet from Wales. But ’the strangest town in Wales’ (as Dylan famously called it), is a mecca for walkers, birdwatchers and fishermen as well as artists, writers, poets and painters. Laugharne’s imposing castle overlooks the estuary, Carmarthen Bay and beyond. Just a stone’s throw away from the Pembrokeshire border, guests can explore the spectacular coastline and discover the picturesque harbour towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot, which are rich with seafood restaurants, golden beaches and thrilling leisure attractions, including Oakwood, Manor House Zoo and Heatherton. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golfers. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Car park 50 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bronhaul Farm Cottages - Bronhaul Bach

    Bancyfelin, nr. Carmarthen

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25954

    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 room with tiled floor/dining/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Small CD and DVD library. 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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  • The Lodge

    Llandeilo

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC632044
    Maesydderwen, meaning oak field, started life as a working farm and later became a country inn, but is now a collection of delightful holiday cottages, beautifully situated within the living landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The charming market town of Llandeilo, with chic shops and an array of good restaurants, cafes and pubs, is just over three miles away. This detached holiday property has been renovated by the owners who live on-site, and boasts a fantastic hot tub and comfortable accommodation ideal for a romantic retreat for couples. There is an abundance of wildlife to see and enjoy from the grounds including woodpecker, siskin, marsh tit, goldfinch, nuthatch and wild roe deer. Red kites can also often be seen soaring overhead and there is a feeding station a 20-minute drive away. You can leave the car behind and enjoy wonderful walks directly from the cottage. If you can drag yourself away from Maesydderwen, there are the beautiful castles of Carreg Cennen and Dinefwr nearby, and the dammed lake of Llyn Y Fan Fach at the western border of the Black Mountains. The National Botanic Garden of Wales, 11 miles, with its great glasshouse dome at its centre, is a year round attraction, and within the Brecon Beacons National Park there are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, golfers, horse riders and wildlife watchers. Adrenaline sports such as paragliding, canoeing, rafting and abseiling can also be organised within the National Park. Fishing is available in the nearby Towy Valley.
    This property can be booked with Kite Cottage (CC632040), Owl Cottage (CC632041), Robin Cottage (CC632042) and Wren Cottage (CC632043) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
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    Lounge/dining room: With electric wood burner, 24" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Hot tub. Bike store and Laundry room available

    Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Shared 25-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply for well. No smoking. NB: Unfenced wetland, 22 yards.

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  • Mwdlwscwm Farm - Y Beudy

    Llannon, Llanelli

    Grade
    2
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    2
    1
    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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  • Cwrt-Y-Cadno, Trimsaran

    Kidwelly

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC632001
    The recently built Cwrt Y Cadno sits above other housing on a winding mountainside road leading from the village of Trimsaran in Carmarthenshire. It overlooks the beautiful Gwendraith Valley and is just a few miles from the coast. Adjoining the owner’s property, this apartment, spread over two floors, boasts an impeccable finish and tasteful interior throughout. From under floor heating throughout and Wifi connection to the complementary Welsh welcome tray and bath products, the quality of provision is clear for all to appreciate. At the end of a busy day spent exploring the many delights the area has to offer, the comfortable living room, with its three generously proportioned sofas, is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Fold away table with 4 chairs and door leading to rear of property.
    Access to first floor is via a steep open plan staircase.

    First Floor: Landing: Desk for use as study area with Wifi connection.
    Lounge/Dining area: With satellite Free View TV/DVD and views of Ffos Las racecourse.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom: With double bed and Captain’s bed single bed with additional fold out single beneath (for + 2)

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. WI-fi facility. Rotary washing line

    Secure lock up shed for bicycles and other outdoor equipment. Garden with furniture. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy

    Carmarthen

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    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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  • Dildre Cottages - Dildre

    Cynghordy, nr. Llandovery

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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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  • Pant-y-Bryn Bach

    Llandovery

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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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  • Bank Cottage

    Llandeilo

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: OR6


    Situated in the heart of the historic town of Llandeilo, this 18th-century boutique bolthole, one of a pair, has retained much of its original charm and character, making it a perfect base for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. The cottage has been beautifully appointed to retain its elegant simplicity with a vintage and contemporary style throughout and lots of welcoming touches added for that luxury experience. The heart of Llandeilo is on your doorstep, famous for its award winning chocolate shop, boutique shopping and elegant restaurants dotted around the town. Discover the county’s historic sites including Carreg Cennen and Aberglasney Manor or explore the heritage park of Dinefwr and learn its rich history behind its beautiful 12th century castle situated amongst a tranquil 800-acre park with wild deer running free. For an adventurous day out, try walking the iconic ‘Llyn-y-Fan-Fach’ (Lady of the Lake), which boasts fantastic views over the Brecon Beacons National Park amidst shimmering lakes and tumbling waterfalls. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shop and pub 50 yards.

    Beamed living room with feature fireplace/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and galley-style kitchen area with granite worktops. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed courtyard
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Game Keepers

    Llangadog

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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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