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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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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Myddfai, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
    Myddfai, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire×

    The Old Post Office

    Myddfai, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

    7
    4
    2
    2
    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...

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

    The Maerdy - The Stable

    Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

    7
    3
    1
    3
    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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  • Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
    Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire×

    Henllys Lodge

    Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

    8
    4
    3
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    Ref: CC632034
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Spacious and luxurious eco-friendly detached house for 8 set in rural Carmarthenshire
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    Henllys Lodge is a most beautiful spacious and luxurious eco-friendly cottage set in rural Carmarthenshire, being a detached house with large lawned gardens and benefiting from views of the surrounding countryside, sleeping up to eight people. It has Solar hot water roof panels and ground source heat pumps which provide the majority of the hot water and under floor heating throughout the property. With sheep’s wool insulation, it’s warm and cosy.  Awarded 5 Stars by Visit...
  • Nantgaredig, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Nantgaredig, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire×

    Bwthyn Y Mynach

    Nantgaredig, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

    8
    4
    4
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    Ref: OQ4
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    From this holiday property, explore the Brecon Beacons and Brechfa Forest or visit Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Aberglasney or Tenby beach. From this holiday property, explore the Brecon Beacons and Brechfa Forest or visit Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Aberglasney or Tenby beach.
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    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...

  • Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
    Laugharne, Carmarthenshire×

    Maesoland Farm House

    Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 28110
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With a cosy woodburner and a games room, this farmhouse is perfect for adults and children alike. With a cosy woodburner and a games room, this farmhouse is perfect for adults and children alike.
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    Ideal touring base

    Sitting peacefully in a rural location and just 2 miles outside the picturesque coastal town of Laugharne, famously known for the iconic boathouse of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, this traditional detached holiday farmhouse is an ideal touring base. It has been decorated to a very good standard and is bustling with character, including stone feature walls and woodburners for cosy nights in. The private enclosed gardens are ideal for family entertainment with an...

  • Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire
    Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire×

    Cennen Cottages - Dolgoed House

    Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire

    8
    4
    4
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    Ref: RA5
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Dolgoed House is beautifully situated located in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is also ideal for exploring the Fforest Fawr Geopark. Dolgoed House is beautifully situated located in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is also ideal for exploring the Fforest Fawr Geopark.
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    Cennen Cottages are set off a country lane close to the small village of Bethlehem in the upper Twyi Valley with lovely views across open farmland and up towards Carn Goch, an Iron age hill fort. Dolgoed House (ref RA5) has lots of character with exposed stone and beams and boasts four en-suite bedrooms; two of which are on the ground floor. Y Stabl (ref OM2) is an attractive stone barn conversion. Both properties stand detached and have a wood-burning stove for cosy evenings, and a...

  • Abergorlech, Carmarthenshire
    Abergorlech, Carmarthenshire×

    Maes-yr-Adwy

    Abergorlech, Carmarthenshire

    8
    4
    2
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    Ref: 28936
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A peaceful location, yet close to the Brecon Beacons, traditional market towns and family attractions. A peaceful location, yet close to the Brecon Beacons, traditional market towns and family attractions.
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    Lying peacefully in the small hamlet village of Abergorlech, this detached holiday cottage, close to the River Cothi, renowned for salmon fishing, offers a perfect touring base for a family or couples looking for an adventure. Explore the nearby Brecon Beacon Mountains (AONB) and Brechfa Forest, natural playgrounds for ramblers, bird watchers and mountain biker’s alike, offering breathtaking views with fantastic walks and bike trails. Visit the traditional market towns of Llandeilo...

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