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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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  • Ysgubor Wen

    Burry Port, nr. Llanelli

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: 30588


    Situated on the outskirts of a quaint harbour town, Burry Port, on the Loughor estuary this holiday property is only 5 miles west of Llanelli and 17 miles from the City of Swansea. Burry Port is the town where Amelia Earhart landed, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. This large detached cottage has been lovingly converted a very good standard providing guests with an unforgettable holiday experience in beautiful Carmarthenshire. Conveniently located close to the spectacular Millennium Coastal Path, guests can explore the scenic Pembrey Country Park with eight miles of golden sands at Cefn Sidan, Pembrey must be the only place in Europe where visitors can sunbathe, swim and hunt for shipwrecks on the beaches, then experience the thrill of a toboggan run or race down the parks 130m dry ski slope. Enjoy a round of golf at the famous Jack Nicklaus course, Llanelli, or the Ashburnam links course, Pembrey. Watch live sport at the Llanelli Scarlet’s Rugby Stadium and nearby Ffos Las Racecourse. Or just wind down and relax in the 7 seat hot tub. A short drive inland brings guests to the counties rolling countryside which is scattered with charming market towns including Llandeilo and Carmarthen as well as numerous medieval sites dotted around such as the historic castles of Kidwelly, Carreg Cennen and the 12th century castle of Dinefwr, nestled amongst a tranquil 800-acre park with wild fallow deer running free. The Pembrokeshire border is just a 40-minute drive away and is home to the popular coastal resort of Tenby with its cobbled streets and thrilling leisure attractions. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with breakfast area. Games room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. Two high chairs. Six Freeview TVs (one 42", one 40", three 32", one 19"). DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Games room with pool table, Wii console and dart board. No smoking.

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  • Arosfa Emlyn

    Newcastle Emlyn

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: OS6

    Lying peacefully on the edge of the historic market town of Newcastle Emlyn, this large, detached country house has been finished to a very good standard combining all contemporary amenities for an unforgettable holiday experience. Nestled in a central location in the heart of the Teifi Valley, Arosfa Emlyn offers peace and tranquillity in abundance. Each room has been tastefully decorated throughout with matching themes and Italian style en-suites and lots of welcoming touches have been added to create an unforgettable experience. During inclement weather, guests can enjoy the large games room with a variety of table-top games, dartboard and board games, a great distraction for the children, or take a stroll to the nearby Gwesty Emlyn Hotel (1¼ miles) and take advantage of their leisure facilities (free of charge) including gymnasium, sauna, spa and hotel facilities. The charming market town is on the doorstep offering a collection of tasteful restaurants, boutique shops and traditional Welsh pubs whilst the glistening River Teifi passes through town which is renowned for its fishing and water-based activities. Explore the dramatic coast of Ceredigion and discover the fantastic walks it has to offer or take a trip to the picturesque coastal resorts of New Quay and Aberaeron which are set within tranquil fishing harbours and where dolphins can be spotted on a clear day. Away from the coast, Carmarthenshire itself is rich in myths and legends, where the historic sites of Dinefwr Heritage Park and Aberglasney Gardens provide a perfect day out, as do the ancient market towns of Carmarthen and Llandeilo. Beach 9 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Large, living/dining room with French doors and tiled floor, open plan with farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. Games room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, twin wash basins and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet; one with 6ft bed, one with 5ft bed and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Twin bedroom. All bedrooms with TV.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Five Freeview TVs
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with a variety of table-top games, board games and dartboard
    • Shared use of hotel’s facilities (1¼ miles) including hot tub, sauna and gymnasium
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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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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  • Three Farm Rivers Cottages - Ty-Canol

    Ferryside

    Grade
    15
    6
    3
    7
    Ref: 27255

    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 the Three Rivers Hotel and Spa. Guests are welcome to use all the facilities at the hotel such as the swimming pool. There is generous amenity space and a country adventure play area for small accompanied children. The complex is on the local bus route which connects to Carmarthen via the hotel and Ferryside railway station. In the opposite direction, Kidwelly and Swansea are en route. Ferryside is uncommercialised, peaceful and quiet; the ideal getaway for a perfect weekend (or longer) break. It is also, due to its proximity to Carmarthen, Llanelli and other centres, an ideal corporate meeting place. Kidwelly, with its Norman castle, industrial heritage museum, Pembrey Country Park and Motorsport Centre, within approximately 10 minutes’ travelling time. The National Botanical Gardens, Laugharne (famous for Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse) and many Pembrokeshire attractions are about half an hour’s drive. There are many places to visit including Dylan Thomas’ cottage, where he spent the last years of his life. The Millennium Coastal Cycle Path, part of the national cycle path network, meanders through approximately 20 miles of local coastline, passing through local areas of interest. Places to visit include Kidwelly Castle, the Penclawydd Wildfowl Centre, and the Loughor Estuary with views of the Mumbles Peninsula south of Swansea. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. Utility room. Wet room with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with patio doors and en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 further double, both with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single, both with Velux and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas included. High chair. Seven Freeview TVs. Range with gas hob and electric oven. Payphone. Lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Cycle store.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of landscaped gardens. Ample parking. Shared indoor swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.3m to 1.5m, open daily 7am - 10pm) with changing and shower facilities, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna, steam room, games room and solarium (in hotel, 500 yards). No smoking. NB: There are farm vehicles on display and significant drops within the grounds.

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  • The Old Cow Shed

    Kidwelly

    Grade
    16
    7
    2
    6
    Ref: OR9

    Situated in a picturesque, coastal position with spectacular views over Carmarthen Bay, this large, detached barn has been sympathetically converted to retain its original charm and character, making it an unforgettable experience for a family or groups looking to explore West Wales. This holiday property, adjacent to the owner’s home, is bursting with original character including original stone walls and beams, whilst lots of welcoming touches have been added for that homely feel throughout. For children and family entertainment, the barn boasts a spacious games room equipped with a pool and football table, a great distraction during inclement weather. Outside, guests can enjoy their large, lawned garden with a patio area, where they can sit, relax and unwind whilst watching the sun set over the idyllic bay. Carmarthenshire itself has lots on offer, including fantastic walks along the Millennium Coastal Path, which leads through scenic Pembrey Country Park, which is renowned for its dry ski slope, horse riding trails and 7 miles of beaches. For sports enthusiasts, visitors can enjoy a round of golf at the Jack Nicklaus course or watch live sport at the Llanelli Scartlets Rugby stadium and nearby Ffos Las racecourse. Away from the coast, the Carmarthenshire countryside is just as promising with its array of charming market towns and medieval castles including Kidwelly and Laugharne, or guests can visit the National Botanical Garden of Wales. Just a 60-minute drive away is the popular tourist resort of Tenby, with its cobbled streets, traditional Welsh pubs and thrilling leisure parks which are waiting to be explored. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Open-plan, beamed living/dining room with French doors, tiled floors and a farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range (for cooking). Utility. Two bedrooms, one double with 5ft bed, one twin, each with TVs and sharing Jack and Jill en-suite shower room with toilet. Further two bedrooms, one (5ft) double plus single bed, one twin bedroom, each with TVs and sharing Jack and Jill en-suite shower room with toilet. Further two twin bedrooms, each with TVs, and en-suite shower rooms with toilet. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and pull out single (for +1), TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Nine TVs
    • Nine DVDs
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric Range
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • Games room with a pool table and football table
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access
    • NB: Farm vehicles in grounds

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  • Dan-y-Cwarre

    Llanelli, Dyfed

    Grade
    20
    6
    2
    5
    Ref: W42341

    Beautiful views

    Dan-y-Cwarre is a spacious holiday property, set in a beautiful, rural position. From this unique position, overlooking the valley and into the distant sea views and the historic town of Kidwelly. Ideal for large groups and families, Dan-y-Cwarre is an ideal destination to get away from it all and enjoy the immediate countryside and breathtaking views. It is also perfectly placed for some of the most popular attractions in west Wales, such as the Glyn Abbey Golf Club and near to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, and less than 10 minutes’ drive from the Ffos Las Racecourse which can be seen in the distance. Also nearby is Pembrey Country Park. Situated a short distance from the Millennium Coastal Path, with peaceful walks and cycling from the door (cycle hire available locally). Swansea and Gower are 20 miles, and within an hour are the National Botanical Gardens and Cardiff. Also to the west and within an hours drive are the beaches and attractions of Pembrokeshire. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, each with two additional singles, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 bunk. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£50per week November-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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