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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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  • Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire×

    Llety-R-Wennol

    Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: 30495
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    With views over the Towy Estuary, this is the perfect property for that family break. With views over the Towy Estuary, this is the perfect property for that family break.
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    Situated in an elevated position with splendid views over the glistening Towy Estuary, this detached holiday home is located just a stone’s throw away from the unspoilt coastal village of Llansteffan, offering a perfect getaway for a family or couples looking to explore the beautiful coastline of Carmarthenshire. Deceptively spacious, Llety-R-Wennol has been attractively put together with en-suite bedrooms, a large living area and a contemporary style dining room/kitchen....

  • Dryslwyn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
    Dryslwyn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire×

    Ty Hugh

    Dryslwyn, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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    Ref: OU6
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Beautifully set in 6 acres, this 18th century farmhouse provides every modern comfort and boasts wonderful facilities. Many attractions nearby. Beautifully set in 6 acres, this 18th century farmhouse provides every modern comfort and boasts wonderful facilities. Many attractions nearby.
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    Standing detached, Ty Hugh (Hugh’s House) is a traditional 18th-century Welsh farmhouse, situated in the unspoilt Towy Valley. The cottage, including the incorporation of the old dairy, has been lovingly restored to provide every modern comfort, but retains much of its period character, with exposed stone walls, beams, antique furniture and elegant finishing touches. Lovers of nature will appreciate the fact that the property is bordered by a river where herons and otters are...

  • 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...
  • 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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  • 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...
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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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  • Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire
    Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire×

    Avondale

    Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

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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 - Ground Floor Facilities
    Just 22 yards from the sandy Llansteffan Beach, this holiday home has beautiful views up and down the wide estuary. Just 22 yards from the sandy Llansteffan Beach, this holiday home has beautiful views up and down the wide estuary.
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    A spacious house 22 yards from sandy Llansteffan Beach. One of a pair, the south-facing holiday home has beautiful views up and down the wide estuary and of the magnificent Norman castle. The village remains unspoilt, tucked away in a very pretty corner of Wales, with a tea room/beach shop almost next door and a shop/café, post office, restaurant and two pubs (within walking distance), giving it a laid back attitude to life. Amenities include tennis courts, beach/river fishing,...

  • Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire×
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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 - Rural Location
    Enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities from this property, including bird watching, horse riding, walking and golf. Enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities from this property, including bird watching, horse riding, walking and golf.
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    Sitting peacefully in the rural countryside, these four adjoining, traditional Welsh barns (refs OP3, OP4, OP5 and OP6) make great holiday homes for guests looking to explore the dramatic coastline of Pembrokeshire and the mountains of mid-Wales. The properties have been converted from traditional farm buildings and are situated adjacent to the owner’s home. Outside, guests can sit, relax and unwind after spending days out, whilst watching the red kites and buzzards soar over...

    Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Dairy
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    Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Parlour
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    Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy
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