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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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17 cottages are available
  • Cwmbach, near Whitland×

    Elm Cottages - Elm View

    Cwmbach, near Whitland

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    Ref: W42961
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Fantastic views

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

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  • Wauntwr, Trelech×
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    Ref: 29177
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Excellent base for both touring and walking

    Lying peacefully in a rural location on the owners’...

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  • Llanarthney×

    Heron’s Lodge

    Llanarthney

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    Ref: CC632027
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    Nestled in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, just half a mile from The National Botanic Gardens and a half...
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  • near Brechfa, Carmarthen×

    Cwmddol Fawr Cottage

    near Brechfa, Carmarthen

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    Ref: CC632062
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    Cwmddol Fawr Cottage is nestled on the edge of the Brechfa Forest, an 18,000 acre ancient forest enjoying numerous...
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  • Carmarthen×

    Cwmtwrch Cottage

    Carmarthen

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    Ref: 29640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Lying peacefully in a rural location in the heart of the Towy Valley, this traditional, detached Welsh holiday cottage...

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  • Blaenwaun×

    Y Bwthyn

    Blaenwaun

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    Ref: CC632029
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue
    Set within a six acre small holding in idyllic countryside, near the border of the beautiful counties of Pembrokeshire...
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  • Wauntwr, Trelech×
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    Ref: 29176
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Excellent base for both touring and walking

    Lying peacefully in a rural location on the owners’...

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  • Llanddarog, near Carmarthen×

    Old Stable Cottage

    Llanddarog, near Carmarthen

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    Ref: 27920
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This beautiful barn conversion is located in the village of Llanddarog just 5 miles away from the market town...

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  • Felingwm Uchaf near Carmarthen×

    Ty Bach

    Felingwm Uchaf near Carmarthen

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    Ref: CC632025
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed
    Nestled in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside; within easy reach of its stunning coastline and just 7 miles...
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  • Trelech, near St Clears×

    Top Barn

    Trelech, near St Clears

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    Ref: OS9
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Nestled peacefully in 7-acre open/woodland grounds, on the edge of the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire...

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  • Cwmgors, Nr Ammanford×

    Gelli-Fawr Farm

    Cwmgors, Nr Ammanford

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    Ref: CC632038
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    Gelli-Fawr Farm is a beautifully presented and charming traditional cottage and barn which has recently been restored to...
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  • Llansteffan×

    Springer Cottage

    Llansteffan

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    Ref: CC632024
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Springer Cottage is a spacious mid terraced holiday cottage situated in the village of Llansteffan, which itself is...
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