Carmarthen Cottages

This county town on the River Towy with a population of nearly 14,000 claims to be the oldest town in Wales; a Roman fort is believed to date from the first century and nearby is one of two remaining Roman amphitheatres in Wales. The site of Carmarthen castle is known to have been used since 1105; destroyed in 1215 by Llywelyn the Great it was rebuilt in 1223 and Carmarthen was among the first medieval walled towns in Wales. Carmarthenshire County Museum is just out of the town at Abergwili housed in an old house which has been in continuous use since about 1290, surrounded by lawns, gardens and trees and bordered by a lake; founded as a college it became the Bishop's Palace for the diocese of St David's .

The Palace is a fitting setting for a variety of collections; the elegant C17th and C18th galleries have furniture and portraits, the C20th shows a kitchen and living room of the 1940's and another gallery houses Penrhiwbeili Farmhouse with its unique collection of furniture and ceramics from the family, where the two ground floor rooms are easily fitted into the bishop's bedroom. There is a C19th schoolroom and a clogmaker's workshop, a large collection of apothecary jars from an old chemist's shop in Carmarthen, gold articles from the Roman gold mines at Dolaucothi and a large and very important collection of standing stones dating back to pre-historic times.

In the area are some major attractions including the National Botanic Garden of Wales to the east of the town. Opened in May 2000 it is now the most visited garden in Wales having been voted the number 1 'Wonder of Wales'. The Garden has an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside and a stunning range of themed gardens have been developed to appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sight and smells of flowers to those who want to know about medicinal plants or the latest DNA research into plant evolution.

There are always plenty of activities for families in the school and bank holidays, and the Garden has a year round diverse programme of events and the world's largest single spanned glasshouse that has the best display of Mediterranean climate zone plants in the Northern hemisphere. The last remaining section of the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway line closed in 1973.

Today the Gwili Railway runs from Bronwydd Arms Station (about 4 miles north of Carmarthen) to a halt at Danycoed, a living reminder of a Great Western Railway branch line set in the Carmarthenshire hills. 2015 will see the Railway extended for another two miles to a new station on the northern outskirts of Carmarthen at Abergwili Junction. Some 5 miles north of Carmarthen at Pont ar Sais is the Gwili Pottery, which has been creating domestic pottery for over 30 years and has a wide variety of different shapes in many designs. From vases and plates to jugs and lamp bases, each piece has the unique feel of an artwork because everything is hand-made.

Visitors are welcome to visit to see the pots being made and view the gallery, where the whole range of ceramics is on display.



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Brechfa, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

100109

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£373 - £599
per week
From £280 for a 3-night stay
  • Gorgeous and traditional former forge with bags of character, and close to mountain bike track trails, footpaths, fishing and local attractions, this Brechfa period cottage is sublime.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

Llandysul, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAT322

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£380 - £575
per week
From £285 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A very attractive detached single storey former barn on a smallholding near Llandysul, just 12 miles from the nearest beach and a great central base for exploring Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and North Pembrokeshire. Dogs go Free!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

Cardigan, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAT297

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£235 - £365
per week
From £176 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • An attractive little stone cottage for two in the village of Bwlchygroes in rural north Pembrokeshire, just a short drive from the West Wales coast; your dog is welcome, too!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9.5 miles
  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Whitland, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAV434

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£325 - £474
per week
From £244 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 3.6 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

St Clears, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

82894

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£363 - £684
per week
From £272 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Converted from an 18th century barn, this unique cottage offers cosy characterful accommodation in the small Pembrokeshire town of St Clears. Within walking distance of amenities and a short drive to the coast
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Ammanford, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

WAW322

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£1200 - £1630
per week
From £900 for a 3-night stay
  • Quality and flexibility best describe this luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests with zip and link beds in each of the six bedrooms. The Mill is in a pleasant rural location, with golf course adjacent, Brecon Beacons within a mile and Carreg Cennen Castle close by.
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 1.3 miles

Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAW217

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£275 - £439
per week
From £206 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Spectacular views from this eco-friendly cottage near Carmarthen set in a peaceful rural location in 5 acres of gardens overlooking the River Tywi.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 4 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
10% Off!

Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAW315

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£273 - £500
per week
From £205 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 2.5 miles
10% Off!

Llanelli, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAW316

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£669 - £1177
per week
From £502 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7.5 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Llandeilo, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

WAW253

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£253 - £437
per week
From £190 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 2 miles

St Clears, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAV608

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£520 - £913
per week
From £390 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A lovely house with enclosed garden, on the outskirts of St Clears, ideal for extended family and including facilities for the less able. ** Reduced Prices outside of main school holiday weeks for 2 people using Ground Floor only (Zip and Link Bedroom) **
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Llansteffan, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

78278

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£458 - £914
per week
From £344 for a 3-night stay
  • Traditional Welsh period cottage with connections to Dylan Thomas, open fireplaces and baby grand piano set in the heart of the village of Llansteffan with castle and beach. Less than a mile from the Wales Coast Path
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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