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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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  • Top Barn

    Trelech, nr. St Clears

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: OS9


    Nestled peacefully in 7-acre open/woodland grounds, on the edge of the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire borders, this charming, semi-detached (other property unoccupied) barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, makes a perfect holiday base for families or couples looking to explore the rolling hills and unblemished beaches of west Wales. The barn has been sympathetically resorted to retain much of its original attractive features, including stone walls and oak beams. Lots of welcoming touches have been added, such as slate flooring and a traditional wood-burning stove for those cosy nights in. Guests can relax on their own private patio area and enjoy splendid views over the 7 acres of woodland. For the more energetic, cycle the many local cycle routes or take a short drive to the rugged Preseli Hills and ramble the numerous trails amongst the picturesque countryside. The nearby market towns of Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen are rich with Welsh culture and offer an array of traditional pubs and restaurants, boutique shops and medieval castles. Visit Laugharne, home of the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, where visitors can discover his iconic boat house or explore the 13th-century Norman castle which lies on the fringe of the glistening river Taf. Take a trip to the popular tourist resort of Tenby and discover its selection of sandy beaches and spectacular coastline, or enjoy thrilling leisure parks, including Oakwood and Folly Farm. Golf can also be found in the local area. Beach 16 miles. Shop 9 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Spacious, open-plan, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors/dining room with galley-style kitchen area and slate floors. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All rooms with wooden floors.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Coed Adam

    Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC632008
    Nestled in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, within easy reach of its stunning coastline and just 6 miles from Carmarthen itself, lies Coed Adam, an idyllic, picture-postcard farmhouse set in 10 acres of its own land. Built in the early 1800s, this spacious haven has been sympathetically refurbished to provide an interior brimming with style, comfort and character. It’s a place where peace and tranquillity reign supreme; rare red kites swoop majestically through daytime skies while barn owls punctuate the serene silence of the night-time hours. Its patio area, with magnificent views overlooking the beautiful Gwendraeth Valley and taking the eye as far as the Black Mountains, is a wonderful spot to relax and unwind amidst the carefree chorus of nature. Inside, comfortable sofas beneath traditional oak beamed ceilings offer the perfect ingredients for cosy evenings around the inglenook fire place or log-burner in one of its two inviting living-rooms. The mass of surrounding land offers plenty of space for exuberant children (and adults!) to enjoy and explore the fascinating array of flora and fauna of the Carmarthenshire countryside: While Coed Adam’s stylish bedrooms offer a blissfully, luxurious end to the many days of adventure to be had from the doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  with Freeview TV and DVD with features including an impressive inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and views across the old farmyard to rustic stone barns

    Sitting room:  with wood-burning stove housed in an exposed stone chimney breast, TV and DVD

    Kitchen / diner:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washing machine with large table and chairs and lovely countryside views

    Utility room:  with additional storage and space and salting troughs – an interesting original feature

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed.  The Cream and Black Room with beamed ceiling and countryside views

    Bedroom 2:  with double bed.  The Vaulted Room with beamed ceiling and countryside views

    Bedroom 3:  with two single beds (and additional single bed for +1 on request).  The Valley View Room with beamed ceiling and fantastic valley views.

    Bathroom :  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All oil and electricity included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Bed linen and towels supplied.  .

    Large garden, farmyard and patio area with outside furniture and BBQ. Parking for several cars. Cowshed games room with pool table, darts, table football and giant Jenga. Outside table tennis table available.
    This property has a private water supply.

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  • Elm Cottages - Elm Cottage

    Cwmbach, nr. Whitland

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W40630

    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 double sofa bed, patio doors, beams and tiled floor. Dining room with patio doors, beams and tiled floor. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Conservatory with wooden floor. Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite wet room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Rayburn oven. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed courtyard with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bwthyn Y Mynach

    Nantgaredig, nr. Carmarthen

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: OQ4

    Peacefully set in a rural location with fantastic views of the Towy Valley, this detached, sensitively restored Welsh barn is a perfect holiday base. Explore the Brecon Beacons, Brechfa Forest or visit Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Aberglasney, Carreg Cennen Castle or Tenby beach. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Two beamed living/dining areas with wood-burning stove, French doors, open plan with large farmhouse-style kitchen. Slate floors throughout. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room, toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with double sofa bed (alternative sleeping only), French doors to balcony and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with French doors to balcony and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs
    • Two radio/CDs
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed lawned garden with enclosed patio, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of owners’ 70-acre grounds
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Fenced river in grounds

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  • Llecheigon Farmhouse

    Ffynnonddrain, nr. Carmarthen

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    3
    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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