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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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  • Blaenffynnon Barn

    Dinas near Newcastle Emlyn

    Grade
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    Ref: CC632059
    Nestled in tranquil countryside, Blaenffynnon Barn enjoys open views of the encircled woodlands and picture postcard valley, spreading through the Carmarthenshire landscape. This single storey barn conversion is located on the owner’s nine-acre organic small holding with pigs, sheep, geese and ducks, just outside the quaint village of Dinas near Trelech, which offers an ideal base from which to explore the many delights of the area. The property is full of character with an imposing slate floor directing you to the focal wood burner to enjoy those cosy evenings in. From the thoughtfully appointed master bedroom you won’t escape the sweeping valley views below. Formal dining is available in the kitchen however you may prefer to dine alfresco and take in the tranquillity and the unobstructed views from the private patio of the valley below.
    Blaenffynnon Barn is the perfect location for exploring both the coast and countryside of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion giving you a wider choice of places to explore. Walkers will enjoy the Preseli Mountains and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which covers some 180 miles. The market town of Newcastle Emlyn lies on the River Teifi and hosts many boutique and craft shops. Travelling downstream the River Teifi you will stumble across the majestic Cenarth Falls, which if you time it right, in the Autumn you can see the salmon and sea trout leaping up the falls which really is a magnificent sight.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: Spacious with slate floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and patio doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder at cost. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 9-acre natural grounds. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling available by arrangement. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • The Lodge

    Llandeilo

    Grade
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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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  • Malting Floor Cottage

    Laugharne

    Grade
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    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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  • Game Keepers

    Llangadog

    Grade
    2
    1
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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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  • 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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  • Ty Newydd Cottage

    Salem, nr. Llandeilo

    Grade
    2
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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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  • 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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  • Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Y Bwthyn

    Gwynfe, Llangadog

    Grade
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    Ref: OXM

    Y Bwthyn (Little Cottage) is one of three Cennen Cottages properties situated in a courtyard setting within one of the most beautiful and secluded areas in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The properties are architect-designed conversions of C19 stone barns and are finished to a very high standard. They form part of historic Blaenllynnant Farm, the home of Sir John Williams who was physician to Queen Victoria and the founder of the National Library of Wales. Each property is well separated from the others and has its own lawned grounds and outstanding views of the Black Mountain. Red kites and buzzards abound.
    This is excellent walking country, not only on Blaenllynnant Farm itself, but also to nearby Carreg Cennen Castle (named Wales’ most spectacular castle) and the Black Mountain. Garn Goch, the site of an Iron Age fort with superb views of the upper Towy Valley, is only 3 miles away. There are good restaurants and pubs in Llandeilo (6 miles), Llangadog (8 miles) and the village of Trap (4 miles). Within easy driving distance are the Gower, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire coasts. Nearby attractions include the National Botanical Garden of Wales, Aberglasney Garden and, in Llandeilo, Dinefwr Castle and Park. Shops 6 miles.
    The properties are easily accessible, being only 12 miles from the end of the M4 and 8 miles from the A40.

    Single-storey holiday cottage. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, plate glass gable end with door to terrace, ceiling to roof apex, slate floor and fully fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with wooden floor and fully tiled en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full oil central heating (underfloor in living room, dining room and kitchen), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Large lawned garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Shared use of gym
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Unfenced pond in grounds
    • Small freezer

    Note: Ysgubor Fawr (OXK), Ty Nant (OXL), Y Bwthyn (OXM), Rhandir Long House (OXJ) and Rhandir Barn (OX4) can be booked together to sleep up to 25 people. The magnificent dining room at Ysgubor Fawr has seating for 20 and more can be added. The adjacent kitchen is well equipped and easily lends itself to use by caterers.

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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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  • 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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  • Field View

    Cynghordy, nr. Llandovery

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27168

    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.

    Ground floor: Shower room and toilet. Utility area. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wooden floors throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Freesat TV. Dishwasher.

    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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  • Shamrock Cottage

    Cenarth

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: OGA

    Within easy driving distance of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast and coastal paths, this detached Grade ll listed barn dating from about 1750, offers beautifully converted ‘upside down’ holiday accommodation to take advantage of the lovely views. Set within a conservation village and enjoying 7 acres of grounds, shared with one other cottage and the owners, it is within easy walking distance of the two village pubs, both serving good food. The River Teifi, where salmon leap the waterfalls, is 250 yards away. Plenty of beaches within a few miles. Good walks from the door. Shop 200 yards.

    Entrance through stable door into large, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with sloping ceiling, electric woodburner, rugs on polished wooden floor and stable door to balcony with sitting area and steps down to garden. Beamed throughout.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Use of tumble dryer (outbuilding)
    • Freezer
    • Secure furnished patio
    • Shared 7-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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