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Carmarthen

Carmarthen offers a blend of the old and the new. According to Arthurian legend, the ‘Once and Future King’ was born in a cave just outside of the town, whilst Carmarthen today might not be home to the sword in the stone, it is most definitely provides a suitable base for your cottage holiday in south west Wales.

Widely proclaimed to be the oldest town in Wales and with a Roman fort dated from around AD75, Carmarthen provides a mix of both the old and the new. The Old Town is a place for you to slow down the pace as you wander around the myriad of cobbled streets for a walk through history, the medieval lanes crossing to Norman architecture, Art Deco details contrasted with Roman relics.

The town centre houses small independent shops as well as many high street names for you to browse and explore, but there’s more to shopping here; Carmarthen Castle, built by Henry I in the 12th Century, sits atop the banks of the River Towy. The art deco ‘Moderne’ Lyric Theatre provides a beautiful cultural hotspot. More art and culture is housed in the Oriel Myrddin Gallery.

St. Mary’s Street in Old Carmarthen is not only home to one of the smallest public houses in Britain, ‘The Plume of Feathers’, but is also said to be where Oliver Cromwell stood to watch the castle burn. The historic guildhall sits proudly at the centre of the New Town amidst another busy retail centre.

For accommodation in the area see our selection of cottages in Carmarthen.
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  • Llecheigon Farmhouse

    Ffynnonddrain, nr. Carmarthen

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    Ref: HW7128

    Enjoying panoramic views over hills and glorious countryside, this attractive, spacious family farmhouse perfect for reunions. Set on a dairy farm – the owners are happy to show visitors around – it is within easy reach of many of this lovely area’s attractions including the glorious sandy beach at Llansteffan. The National Botanical Gardens, fine historic houses and gardens and several great Norman castles are all worth a visit. This is excellent walking country and the Gwelli Steam Railway, offering journeys through lovely wooded valley scenery, is only 3 miles away. Further afield is the Oakwood Leisure Park with its famous roller coaster. The market town of Carmarthen, 3 miles, boasts a wide range of shops and restaurants as well as a cinema, theatre, sports centre and indoor swimming pool, museum, and an 18-hole golf course. Lovely sandy beaches and sailing on Carmarthan Bay, 12 miles. Fishing 6 miles. Horse riding nearby. Country pub serving food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (May 7th - 16th September usage by arrangement). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Video. CD. Rayburn. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Table football. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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