View luxury Carmarthenshire holiday cottages, listed by private owners that you can book in towns, villages, rural and coastal areas of Carmarthenshire this lovely Welsh county. Check our special offers page for any last minute breaks and discount deals the owners may be offering. Please browse and choose from our selection of self catering rentals, large and spacious luxury cottages for families small or large, with spectacular sea views, on working farms or apartments in towns near restaurants, pubs, and shops.
Despite being the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales, Carmarthenshire is still something of a hidden gem with plenty of luxury holiday cottages to rent. With both coast and countryside to choose from, this county has something to offer everyone, whether you are looking to get away from it all with a rural retreat or ...you want an adventure holiday that’s packed with outdoor activities.
Fast making a name for itself as a top location for high-adrenaline activities, Carmarthenshire has a number of attractions for adventure junkies. Go kayaking or rafting on the white waters at Llandysul, with experienced coaches on hand to guide you and keep you safe, or take your mountain bike out to the stunning Brechfa Forest, for miles of trails that will really test your biking skills and your physical fitness and stamina.
Carmarthenshire also encompasses the western section of the Brecon Beacons, offering awesome opportunities for hiking and horse riding. When it comes to castles, Wales leads the way and Carmarthenshire has its fair share to explore.
Dinefwr Castle and Carreg Cennen Castle are perhaps the best known and most spectacular, but there are also castles at Llandovery, Kidwelly, and Carmarthen itself, all waiting for you to discover.
Of course, no visit to this part of the world would be complete without a trip to the Roman gold mines at Dolaucothi, where you can travel deep underground to experience what it would have been like to work in the mines almost two thousand years ago.
Carmarthenshire is blessed with some spectacular beaches too - Llansteffan is an excellent choice for dog-walkers, for example, whilst Pendine Sands, stretching for seven miles in total, hosts regular speed trials and motoring events. Cefn Sidan, adjoining the delightful Pembrey Country Park, is another great choice, stretching out for an amazing eight miles.
For those wishing to explore the local area, there are a number of charming towns in Carmarthenshire, filled with independent shops and excellent restaurants. Llandeilo, Llandovery, Newcastle Emlyn, and St. Clears are all well worth spending time exploring. Llandeilo is packed with vibrant local shops and has a thriving antique scene, whilst Llandovery plays host to an annual two-day sheep festival, with plenty of sheep and wool-related fun and activities for the whole family, along with craft and food stalls to tempt visitors.
As you explore this eclectic county, stop for lunch in the quirky Ginhaus in Llandeilo, or head off the beaten track for a special dinner at Y Polin or Wright’s Food Emporium - these are just three fantastic examples of some of the superb new eateries that have emerged in this area in recent years.
Booking a table in a quality restaurant will certainly please the cook in your party, although it is normal to self-cater when you book holiday cottages it sure makes a pleasant change to eat out occasionally.
From the pretty town of Llandysul in the north to Llanelli’s vast Wetlands Centre on the south coast, Carmarthenshire really is a county of contrasts and diversity. Take time to wander the country lanes, to explore the rockpools and estuaries of the coast, and to browse the charming boutiques and traditional shops that Carmarthenshire has to offer.