From literary greats to folklore legends, Carmarthenshire is home to a veritable mix of hidden gems and claims to fame.

From the Brecon Beacons at its eastern edge to Pembrokeshire on the west this county’s sprawl trundles down to Carmarthen Bay. Its landscape dotted with castles and abbeys. Its skyline defined by the peaks of the Black Mountain and the Cambrian Mountains. Its coastline flitting from fishing villages to sandy beaches.

This is Dylan Thomas country. The boathouse that was bequeathed to him and his wife, Caitlin, is open to visitors. But will it inspire you to draft such classics as Under Milk Wood? Continuing the literary theme, Richard Hughes who authored A High Wind in Jamaica once lived at Laugharne Castle, which is also open to the public.

From Llanddeusant, ramblers enjoy a round walk taking in Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr. The former of these two lakes is connected with the myth of ‘The lady of the lake’.

For an almost exhaustive list of activities head to Pembrey Country Park on the outskirts of Llanelli for 550 acres of lush Welsh countryside offering everything from pony trekking to Wales’ longest toboggan run.

For something a little more sedate but still breathtaking, make your way to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. For the record, this global tour of flora and fauna is more than just flowers.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries Carmarthenshire’s Teifi Valley was at the heart of Wales’ booming woollen industry. Nowadays the mill and village of Drefach Felindre are a national heritage site that form The National Wool Museum.

So where ‘ere your Wales holiday cottage lies in this bountiful county, you’ll be sure of plenty to do and plenty to read in front of the log fire at the end of the day.

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Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

From: £508.00

A truly remote and romantically situated Eco House set in the forest. A unique 16th century Game Keepers Cottage in Llwynwywormwood Forest.a circular building where you can...

Llangadog, Carmarthenshire


From: £305.00

A romantic and luxurious Welsh stone barn set in an inspiring landscape with fantastic views. On a small homestead in the Welsh hills near Llandeilo and Brynamman.

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire


From: £298.00

A pretty cottage in the heart of the historic and sleepy village of Myddfai. Great for families with an enclosed courtyard and plenty of activities on the doorstep; with walking...

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire


From: £308.00

Situated in the village of Llansaint between Ferryside and Kidwelly on the Carmarthenshire coastline, this detached dormer bungalow enjoys a superb skyline position.


Llangadog, Carmarthenshire


From: £412.00

A Welsh self-catering holiday cottage in a remote, idyllic & quiet corner of Brecon Beacons close toThe Black Mountain - Western End of the National Park, glorious...

Laugharne, Carmarthenshire


From: £300.00

This beautifully converted holiday barn in Carmarthenshire is situated just a couple of miles outside of Laugharne which is famous as the village where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote in his boat...

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire


From: £518.00

Kestrel Cottage is the new addition to the cottages at Cynghordy Estate near Llandovery which ensures this group of five cottages is brilliant for a group of up to 30 guests,...

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire


From: £492.00

A spacious contemporary barn conversion on a working farm within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons and the South Wales coast.

Llangadog, Carmarthenshire


From: £974.00

Rhianydd's Barn and Stable is in a wonderful and secluded spot with footpaths from the door leading up to Carreg Cennen Castle. The two cottages are joined with a lovely sun...

Whitland, Carmarthenshire


From: £475.00

A large house near St Clears adjoining the owners' home in the village of Llanboidy some 6 miles NW St Clears and about 10 miles north of Laugharne.