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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 comfortable, self-catering cottage on an organic dairy farm overlooking the tranquil Teifi Valley of west Wales. Enjoy a country retreat in this haven for wildlife with lovely walks and plenty of peace and quiet. There is a private hot-tub for the exclusive use of guests staying in the cottage. Centrally located, Penyrallt Fach Cottage is ideal for relaxing or visiting the beaches, mountains and numerous attractions of west Wales with Pembrokeshire, the coast of Cardigan Bay, Carmarthenshire and St David's all within easy reach

Weekly price:
£550 all year
Short breaks from £90 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.741662, -4.360238

Sleeps 15 across 6 bedrooms

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

15  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.741662, -4.360238

The Big Barn sleeps 31 across 13 bedrooms. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

31  |   13  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.741662, -4.360238

Big families and groups of friends love The Old Cowshed, with many of them returning year after year to enjoy the high standard of accommodation and fantastic location. The former barn dates from 1864 and boasts thick stone walls and original beams together with modern luxuries and seven ensuite bedrooms that sleep up to 16 people. Carmarthen Bay is about 500 metres away, while the nearest pub is about a mile from the door. The Gower and Pembrokeshire are both within easy reach as are favourite attractions such as Oakwood Theme Park, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and Folly Farm.

Weekly guide price:
£1825 to £3853
Short breaks from £438 per night

16  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.741662, -4.360238

Escape to the beauty of the Carmarthenshire coast in this charming stone cottage that is only 500 meters from Carmarthen Bay and estuary. There are beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, and the area is also a favourite for bird watching. The Gower Peninsula AONB and places like Rhossili Bay and the Mumbles are within easy reach, as are Tenby, Folly Farm, Oakwood and Narbeth. Carmarthen and Llanelli are both under half an hour's drive away, while Kidwelly is only three miles with an impressive Norman castle and Wales' oldest canal. Accommodation at Ty Llo is all on ground floor level and guests have the luxury of a hot tub. It sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends.

Weekly guide price:
£465 to £1208
Short breaks from £111 per night

5-6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.741662, -4.360238

Coal House is ideal for couples, families or friends as it easily sleeps between two and six people in two rooms with a sofabed (plus hot tub!). It's in a fantastic coastal location on the family-run Tanylan Farm, a few minutes stroll from Carmarthen Bay and about a mile from St Ishmael beach and village. Not only is the bay and estuary on the doorstep but the holiday cottage is also perfect for exploring Pembrokeshire and the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tenby, Swansea and Mumbles are easily reachable in under an hour, as are places like Brechfa Forest and the western part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. There is so much to see and do that you'll be able to plan a wonderful stay no matter what season you are visiting.

Weekly guide price:
£465 to £1320
Short breaks from £111 per night

4-6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.741662, -4.360238

Wrth y Nant is the smallest of six lovely self-catering properties on Tanylan Farm, with its size appealing to couples and small families. The two-bedroom cottage is part of a 16th-century longhouse, which has accommodation over two levels and an enclosed patio garden with a hot tub. You can walk to the South West Coast Path and the shore of Carmarthen Bay in minutes, and excellent walks and cycling routes lead from the door. Carmarthenshire is waiting for you to discover its castles, market towns and unforgettable views. With the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire both within easy reach, you can enjoy a holiday at Wrth y Nant at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£382 to £776
Short breaks from £91 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.741662, -4.360238

The window that once lured ships to their doom now frames stunning views of Carmarthen Bay in the master bedroom of Bryntowy. The detached stone self-catering cottage is on a privately owned family farm, about 500 metres from the water and a mile from St Ishmael's beach and village. Ferryside, Kidwelly and Carmarthen are all within just a few miles of this charming property, which sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. The location is perfect for a relaxing holiday exploring not only Carmarthenshire but also Pembrokeshire and the Gower.

Weekly guide price:
£471 to £992
Short breaks from £157 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.741662, -4.360238

What's not to love about this charming stone holiday cottage which has been carefully created from a 16th Century longhouse? The three-bedroom cottage sleeps up to six people and is just 500 metres from the coast of Carmarthen Bay and the West Coast Footpath. St Ishmael's beach and village pub are about a mile away, and there are countless miles of footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes within easy reach. Kidwelly and Carmarthen are within a short drive, while places like Rhossili Bay, Mumbles, Oakwood Theme Park and Folly Farm are all within easy reach. The space and layout of Hawton make it perfect for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£471 to £992
Short breaks from £113 per night

6-8  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.773511, -4.395231

Everything about this charming cottage will help you relax, from its open-plan living room with a log burner to the spacious deck built over a stream and the village location within walking distance of the beach and the pub. Heddfan Cottage is in Llansteffan in the Tywi Valley which overlooks beautiful Carmarthen Bay. It is convenient for beaches, museums and other attractions that include the National Botanic Gardens, Oakwood and Folly Farm. Carmarthen is only eight miles away with an excellent choice of shops, cafes and other amenities. The cottage can sleep up to four people in two rooms so is perfect for couples and small families, and is also dog-friendly.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £715

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.926828, -4.093705

Situated in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Carmarthen in the Towy Valley, this spacious accessible self-catering holiday cottage is perfect for families and the less-able, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. A good base for exploring the many attractions that Wales has to offer, including Brechfa Forest with its superb mountain bike trails, National Botanical gardens and the Brecon Beacons National Park plus the Pembrokeshire coastline.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1255 to £1610

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

51.912087, -4.102346

This spacious lodge cabin looks perfectly at home in its woodland setting. It is one of a handful of self-catering properties scattered around the 44-acre Pantglas Hall Estate, with guests having shared access to amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, games room, tennis court, bar and restaurant. It is close to fantastic footpaths and cycling routes, with attractions like the National Botanic Gardens, Gower Peninsula and Brechfa Forest all within easy reach. The three-bedroom lodge sleeps up to six people and is perfect for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £950

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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. Wheelchair accessible, profiling bed and hoist can be hired. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£985 to £1500

4  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.926828, -4.093705

Perfect for couples, friends and singles, this cosy comfy annex provides a good self-catering base for exploring West Wales and its many attractions. Sitting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Llanfynydd, 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 guide price:
£743 to £946
Short breaks from £106 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.773280, -4.394366

The perfect coastal holiday retreat for two in the picturesque Welsh village of Llansteffan, sitting on the sandy shores of the Tywi Estuary. Special both in terms of its romantic charm and character and the stunning location, this hidden gem is a must for anyone who wants to getaway from it all, relax, walk and enjoy sea air. Two pubs within walking distance and fabulous coastal and estuary walks on the doorstep.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £550

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.918734, -4.565700

Retreat from the stress of daily life at this beautiful retreat in the Carmarthenshire countryside. Y Bwthyn is a charming stone cottage on the owner's smallholding in Blaenwaun, within walking distance of the local pub. It sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, with visitors enjoying luxuries like underfloor heating, hotel-quality linen, and a private outdoor hot tub where they can soak under the stars. Carmarthen, Cardigan Bay beaches, and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are all within a few miles. There is a wealth of attractions, including gardens and castles, all within easy reach. Take your partner, your family or your friends and unwind in these stunning surroundings. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £850
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.813337, -4.373679

Ty Log ("Log House", in Welsh) is a contemporary log cabin in a peaceful location with fantastic views and accessible accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is part of a former working farm and guests have access to six acres of landscaped grounds which include ponds and a sensory garden. The cabin is less than two miles from Llangain and the Tafarn Pantydderwen pub, four miles from the coast at Llansteffan and only five miles from the ancient town of Carmarthen. The Gower, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons National Park are all within an hour's drive. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £1275

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

51.813337, -4.373679

The owners of Bwthyn Creigiau have turned a former Georgian piggery into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps six people in three bedrooms. Original beams and stone walls have been brought into the 21st-century with triple glazing and underfloor heating, and the family have used their experience to create a space that feels like home but which is accessible and wheelchair-friendly. The self-catering cottage is just outside the village of Llangain and a short drive from both historical Carmarthen and the Twyi Estuary and beaches, with the Gower and Pembrokeshire also accessible for a day out. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£660 to £1350

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 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 guide price:
£1576 to £2895
Short breaks from £325 per night

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.773511, -4.395231

Yr Hen Beudy Just launched is this dog friendly converted barn ‘Yr hen  Beudy’, situated  less than 1 mile outside the village of Llansteffan. The cottage has been lovingly converted and designed by ourselves  over the last 2 years, to provide a comfortable stay and is the ideal place to relax.   Situated on Brodle Farm, in close proximity to the cottage, but separated, we have Llansteffan’s answer to Folly farm, we have  goats, rescue chickens, pigs and ducks (you are welcome to interact with them if you wish)   It is in an excellent location in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, with great walks, (we are located on the Pilgrim path to st David’s) &  close to all local attractions and local pubs serving great food. Carmarthen is 7 miles & Tenby is 25 miles away.   Entrance to cottage is hidden down a private lane , electric gates greet you leading to parking for 2 cars.   

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £850

4  |   2  |   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 county really is one of the most attractive around. The Brecon Beacons National Park and its gateway market town, Llandovery, 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.