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Laugharne Castle and River Taf Estuary
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Self Catering Cottages in Carmarthenshire

Often referred to as the Garden of Wales, the county of Carmarthenshire offers visitors breath-taking views of its mountain ranges, historic and wildlife laden forests, combined with an expansive coastline with beaches and seaside resorts. The county is one of the oldest in existence and this is evidenced in its many castles and historical attractions, giving Carmarthenshire a unique combination of heritage and natural beauty spots. Read more

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52.009329, -4.350405

A dog-friendly holiday cottage nestling in a beautiful tranquil valley on an organic dairy farm in West Wales. Enjoy a slice of country life in this haven for wildlife with lovely walks and plenty of peace and quiet. Centrally located Penyrallt Fach Cottage is ideal for relaxing or visiting the beaches, mountains and numerous attractions of Wales with Pembrokeshire, Cardigan Bay, Carmarthenshire and St David's all within driving distance for a day trip out.

Weekly price from
£350 to £525
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.844143, -4.486198

A very comfortable holiday cottage located on a small holding with its own woodland near to the small town of St. Clears on the River Taf. Carmarthen is just ten miles away and there are beautiful beaches within a short drive. Dog-friendly with lovely country walks on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly price
£350 all year
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

51.926828, -4.093705

In an elevated position in beautiful Welsh countryside near Carmarthen in the Towy Valley, this spacious self catering holiday lodge is perfect for large families or groups, and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts (great walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching). It is also a good base for exploring the many attractions of Wales including Brechfa Forest with its superb mountain bike trails, and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£950 to £1205
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

51.926828, -4.093705

Perfect for couples, friends and singles, this cosy comfy garden annex provides a good base for exploring West Wales and its many attractions. Sitting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Llanfynydd (with pub), the annex affords beautiful views and a lovely countryside setting from which to relax. Great outdoor activities and within easy reach of Carmarthen, the Brecon Beacons and the coast.

Weekly price
£525 all year
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.926828, -4.093705

Beautifully presented and full of charm, this welcoming Welsh cottage dates back to the 15th century and enjoys a beautiful quiet location close to the town of Carmarthen in the picturesque Towy Valley. Lots of attractions close by including the National Botanical Garden of Wales, Oakwood Theme Park and the medieval house and gardens of Aberglasney. The coast and Brecon Beacons National Park are also within easy reach by car, and there are an abundance of outdoor adventures to enjoy on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£620 to £855
Sleeps 2-6

2-6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.011038, -3.691535

Three self-catering cottages sleeping 2-9 guests independently in the heart of Carmarthenshire at the Western Edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Breathtaking views, miles of cycling and walking trails on the doorstep in the Crychan Forest, games room with pool/table tennis/games and a laundry room. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£315 to £2400
Sleeps 2-9

2-9  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.926987, -4.607027

If you dream of breathing in fresh country air, walking on the beach and exploring sites both ancient and beautiful, a holiday at Pencwm Farmhouse could be precisely what you are looking for. The traditional Welsh farmhouse has been sympathetically modernised to make it comfortable without losing any of its unique charms. It sits on 14 acres with views of the nearby Preseli Hills, and is within easy reach of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and gorgeous beaches like Mwnt, Poppit Sands, Aberporth and Tresaith. With space for up to 12 people and two dogs, and the option to hook up a towing caravan or pitch a tent for others to join you, Pencwm Farmhouse is ideal for large families or groups of friends.

Weekly price from
£795 to £1795
Sleeps 12

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Learn more about Carmarthenshire

For literary fans, the county has played an important role in 20th century poetry as it was home to Dylan Thomas who penned numerous poems in addition to screenplays in his short life. The poet often referred to the county as his inspiration for much of his work and for a time he lived in a small boathouse overlooking Carmarthen Bay.

Although the area is often associated with its beautiful rural landscapes, there are numerous beaches on its coastline too. Pendine beach is perhaps the most dramatic in the county and to the west you can view ragged cliffs and rock pools overlooking the water below, whilst the east is characterised by long stretches of sand and dunes. In fact, the beach was used as preparation for D-Day as parts of its makeup resembled Normandy. Carmarthenshire retains a healthy active and outdoor lifestyle and for enthusiasts of the great outdoors then it is one of the best places in Wales to visit. You can mountain bike around the wooded and mystical Brechfa Forest, raft or canoe down its various fast flowing rivers, horse ride along its windswept beaches and fish along its coast.

For nature lovers the country really is one of the most attractive around. The Brecon Beacons National Park extends into its borders and offers numerous trekking and relaxed walking routes. From deep gorges, rugged carboniferous limestone and hidden caves, the park is full of surprises and natural wonders.

Some of the oldest castles in the whole of the UK and Europe can be found in the county. Carreg Cennen Castle features an underground passageway and spooky caverns, whilst the whole area is steeped in Arthurian legend. Carmarthenshire Museum is set in a 13th century house in Abergwili and features relics and information from throughout the county’s history, including a section of tree rumoured to be associated with the mythical Merlin.

Carmarthenshire also has its own culinary significance. Sewin, salt marsh lamb, laverbread (made from seaweed) and Carmarthen Ham are all specialities of the area and should definitely be tried in some of its numerous old age pubs and restaurants.

The county of Carmarthenshire manages to include a diverse range of different activities and interests within its borders. It is one of the most beautiful places in Wales and has inspired many people in numerous walks of life. For outdoor enthusiasts then you can find countless activities set amongst the stunning landscapes and the county has a deep sense of history with its castles and links to the mystical Middle Ages. From long stretches of coastline to rolling valleys, Carmarthenshire can boast to offering something for all tastes in the south of Wales.