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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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195 cottages are available
  • Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly×

    Coed Adam

    Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly

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    Ref: CC632008
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue
    Nestled in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, within easy reach of its stunning coastline and just 6 miles...
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  • Llandeilo×

    Penparc

    Llandeilo

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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    Penparc is a comfortable detached house built...

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  • Llanwrda, near Llandeilo×

    Coedfryn

    Llanwrda, near Llandeilo

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    Ref: 28769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Excellent views of Brecon Beacons

    Lying peacefully in the small village of Llanwrda, this detached holiday...

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  • Nantgaredig, near Carmarthen×

    Bwthyn Y Mynach

    Nantgaredig, near Carmarthen

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    Ref: OQ4
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Peacefully set in a rural location with fantastic views of the Towy Valley, this detached, sensitively restored Welsh...

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  • Gwynfe, Llangadog×
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    Ref: OXK
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Ysgubor Fawr (Great Barn) is one of three Cennen Cottages properties situated in a courtyard setting within one of...

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  • Llwynhendy, near Llanelli×

    Gower Reach

    Llwynhendy, near Llanelli

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    Ref: UK6171
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Coast within 3 miles
    Gower Reach, located on the edge of Llanelli town, is a large end terrace townhouse perfect for families and groups to...
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  • Llansteffan×

    Avondale

    Llansteffan

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    Ref: OXY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    A spacious house 22 yards from sandy Llansteffan Beach. One of a pair, the south-facing holiday home has beautiful...

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  • Abergorlech×

    Maes-yr-Adwy

    Abergorlech

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    Ref: 28936
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Lying peacefully in the small hamlet village of Abergorlech, this detached holiday cottage, close to the River...

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  • Burry Port×

    Anchor Cottage

    Burry Port

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    Ref: 26678
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles


    An attractive holiday cottage set in a beautiful location just 200 yards to a sandy beach. The property...

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  • Carmarthen×
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    Ref: OP5
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Sitting peacefully in the rural countryside, these four adjoining, traditional Welsh barns (refs OP3, OP4, OP5 and...

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  • Llandyfan, near Ammanford×

    Ysgubor Pantymangoed

    Llandyfan, near Ammanford

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    Ref: OAA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    A truly stunning, detached barn conversion, with such detail afforded to guest comfort, you may not want to tear...

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  • Llanddowror, near St. Clears×

    The Cottage

    Llanddowror, near St. Clears

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    Ref: 29004
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Fantastic countryside views

    Lying peacefully in a rural location, with fantastic views of the rolling...

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