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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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  • Cynheidre, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Cynheidre, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire×

    Ty-Gwyn

    Cynheidre, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: W41232
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This comfortable property is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of Wales, with a walking path within 0.5 miles. This comfortable property is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of Wales, with a walking path within 0.5 miles.
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    Excellent base for touring South West Wales

    This 18th century detached holiday cottage, at the end of a farm drive, is set in an elevated position with far reaching countryside views, between Llanelli and Carmarthen. Traditionally furnished, the cottage retains lots of character with exposed beams and tiled floors. As well as the living/dining area there is a parlour with ornate fireplace, piano and Welsh dresser, whilst the breakfast room has a decorative Rayburn, leading to a...

  • Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
    Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire×

    The Maerdy - The Stable

    Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: JPF
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by woods and farmland, this delightful cottage boasts a wood burner and beautiful grounds. Surrounded by woods and farmland, this delightful cottage boasts a wood burner and beautiful grounds.
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    "Distinctive cottages set amongst wooded gardens – a haven of tranquillity in a lovely Welsh Valley . . ."

    In a lovely valley surrounded by woods and farmland, The Maerdy comprises a 300-year-old farmhouse and original buildings which have been converted into holiday cottages. Equipped to Visit Wales ‘4 Star’ standard, the grounds offer plenty of space and lovely walks from the doors. Close by are the Black Mountains, Llyne Brianne and Dinefwr Castle Estate, and...

    The Maerdy - The Farmhouse
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  • Myddfai, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
    Myddfai, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire×

    The Old Post Office

    Myddfai, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: UKC335
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Old Post Office lies in the heart of the pretty village of Myddfai, with magnificent views towards the rolling hills. The Old Post Office lies in the heart of the pretty village of Myddfai, with magnificent views towards the rolling hills.
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    Opposite the majestic village church, this Grade II listed building is thought to have been constructed in the mid to late 19th century. It is part of a virtually intact and coherent group of houses at the centre of the pretty and tranquil village of Myddfai. It was originally the village post office and shop, as the name suggests, and has been in the owner’s family since 1921.

    The owner’s grandfather (who was the postmaster) and great grandfather were also the...

  • Caio, near Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire
    Caio, near Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire×

    Albert Mount

    Caio, near Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: 27019
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Refresh yourself at this tranquil getaway and choose from a variety of Welsh visitor attractions, or plenty of walks. An ideal ’get away from it all’ retreat. Refresh yourself at this tranquil getaway and choose from a variety of Welsh visitor attractions, or plenty of walks. An ideal ’get away from it all’ retreat.
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    This lovely detached property is tucked away in a peaceful setting, surrounded by a large, woodland style garden. The owners have marked out a lovely walk directly from the garden. The property is ideal for dog walkers, also being closely situated to a large forest. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard but still retains its Victorian character with many of its original features and furniture. Albert Mount also has everything you require for modern living...
  • Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire
    Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire×

    Coed Adam

    Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: CC632008
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    An idyllic farmhouse set in 10 acres yet only 6 miles from Carmarthen and within easy reach of the coastline
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    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...
  • Ferryside, Carmarthenshire
    Ferryside, Carmarthenshire×
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    Ref: 24574
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With use of a shared indoor swimming and games room in the nearby hotel, children won’t want to leave! With use of a shared indoor swimming and games room in the nearby hotel, children won’t want to leave!
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    Shared indoor swimming pool


    These purpose-built holiday cottages (refs 24574, 27255 and 27257) have been constructed or converted from the original farmhouse buildings and an old Welsh longhouse. Welsh craftsmanship at its best - only the finest local tradesmen and materials have been used for the conversion of these buildings. They are situated in an elevated position on the edge of Broadlay near Ferryside on the old pilgrim road to St David’s Cathedral a half mile from...

    Three Rivers Farm Cottages - The Cart Shed
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  • Ferryside, Carmarthenshire
    Ferryside, Carmarthenshire×

    Ivy Cottage

    Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: W42165
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a peaceful seaside setting, with the seafront and a spa complex just a short walk away. Enjoy a peaceful seaside setting, with the seafront and a spa complex just a short walk away.
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    Close to the sea

    This delightful holiday property with sea views, is set in the sleepy seaside village of Ferryside. Traditionally presented, Ivy Cottage has large proportions and is set in its own large enclosed garden. It is uniquely positioned less than a few minutes walk to the seafront. It is an ideal family location and a delight for children as the railway runs quietly through the centre of the village, also providing ideal links to Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire. Ferryside is...

  • Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire
    Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire×

    Rhiwddu Barns- Beacons Barn

    Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OP1
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Surrounded by views of the Black Mountains, this property offers fantastic walks nearby, amidst the tumbling waterfalls and shimmering lakes. Surrounded by views of the Black Mountains, this property offers fantastic walks nearby, amidst the tumbling waterfalls and shimmering lakes.
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    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...

    Rhiwddu Barns -Adventurers Abode
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    Rhiwddu Barns -Ramblers Retreat
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  • Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
    Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire×

    Penparc

    Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: NT013028
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is located on the edge of the Dinefwr Park in a wonderful location on the outskirts of Llandeilo.
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    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    Penparc is a comfortable detached house built between 1905 and 1911 and was originally two cottages. The walls are of snecked (irregular rough stone) masonry with a distinctive terracotta hipped roof. Located right on the edge of the Dinefwr Park on the outskirts of Llandeilo accessed by a rough track, the cottage has wonderful views into the park and you will often see grazing animals. Dinefwr offers a national nature...

  • near Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire
    near Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire×

    Parc Farmhouse

    near Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: CC632061
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A fantastic family property, this traditional Welsh barn is charming and characterful. It offers stunning views of the Black Mountains and is surrounded by fields and farmland which are perfect for walking.
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    Parc Farmhouse is a detached traditional Welsh long barn, well over 100 years old and converted into a family home by the present owner’s father in the early 1970s. Now offering comfortable and characterful holiday accommodation, the ground floor bedrooms are where the old cow sheds used to be, and the first floor bedrooms have Apex roofing. There are beams, exposed stonework, wooden floors and a lovely fireplace with a wood burner for cosy evenings. The large farmhouse kitchen is a...
  • Ferryside, Carmarthenshire
    Ferryside, Carmarthenshire×

    Pen-y-Fedw

    Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: W42497
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Guests can enjoy a peaceful setting at this property, yet the coast and many of Carmarthenshire’s attractions are within easy reach. Guests can enjoy a peaceful setting at this property, yet the coast and many of Carmarthenshire’s attractions are within easy reach.
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    Tranquil setting

    An original Welsh farmhouse set in tranquil countryside just a short distance from the seaside town of Ferryside. Retaining many original features, this detached farmhouse is ideal for large families and groups, with two separate sleeping areas. Set on a working farm it is an ideal family holiday location and a delight for children. In the village the railway runs quietly through the centre along the coast, providing links to Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire, or even...

  • Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire
    Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire×

    Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Ysgubor Fawr

    Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OXK
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This property forms part of Blaenllynnant Farm, the home of Sir John Williams who was physician to Queen Victoria. This property forms part of Blaenllynnant Farm, the home of Sir John Williams who was physician to Queen Victoria.
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    Ysgubor Fawr (Great Barn) 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...

    Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Ty Nant
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    Cennen Cottages at Blaenllynnant, Y Bwthyn
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