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Official Visitor Guide

First time in Carmarthenshire? Then lucky you, because the delights of this incredibly diverse county are just waiting to be discovered. Unspoilt landscape is what draws most visitors to Carmarthenshire, but there is so much more here to keep you coming back. he dizzy heights of majestic Carreg Cennen Castle, the breathtaking beauty of the Beacons and the uniqueness of Dylan Thomass lovely Laugharne, experience crystalline coastlines and vibrant world-class gardens. Well even share with you some of Carmarthenshires best kept secrets - did you know we have the longest, sandiest beach in Wales and the only known Roman gold mine in Britain? Carmarthenshires beauty is not simply aesthetic. You can walk,

you can fish, cycle or stroll. Spend action-packed days jumping over cliffs and quiet evenings unwinding in country pubs over a pint of local brew. Carmarthenshire has a unique sense of place and if you are looking for authentic experiences, weve got timeless landscapes - not tired beaches, character - not crowds. What you will discover here is countryside pure and simple, a coastline that has changed little since the days it inspired Dylan Thomas, and places to visit that

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3 5 7 9 sea & coast castles & gardens great outdoors days out 15 taste it, touch it, see it 17 rural chic 19 grading & symbols 21 where to stay 45 map
1 Dryslwyn 2 Pembrey 3 Marros 4 National Botanic Garden of Wales 5 Laugharne Castle 6 Burry Port Harbour 7 Brecon Beacons National Park 8 Christmas fireworks, Llanelli 9 Pembrey Country Park

11 10 great days out 13 market towns


have genuine charm and character. And its all so accessible, with excellent road and rail links, making it an ideal destination for that refreshing short break or longer holiday at any time of the year.
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1 & 4 Cefn Sidan Beach, Pembrey 2 Burry Port Harbour 3 Llansteffan Beach 5 Ferryside 6 Llanelli Beach 7 Scotts Bay 8 Pendine

sea & c ast

Take a quick look at a map of South West Wales and its easy to pinpoint the Gower Peninsula and Tenby, at the start of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, but what about the bit in the middle? The gently curving 55 miles of Carmarthenshire coastline from Llanelli to Amroth, boasts villages, attractions, coves, beaches and an array of accommodation to suit every taste.

armarthenshire is home to an amazing variety of seashores, from the longest stretch of sand in Wales to beautiful estuaries and a traffic free - and highly successful coastal park. To experience the beauty of Carmarthenshires coastline a visit to Laugharne is a must. As anyone who knows the place will tell you, theres nowhere quite like Laugharne. The master of capturing its uniqueness in print was the writer and former resident Dylan Thomas, who wrote Under Milk Wood in homage to his beloved Laugharne. West of Laugharne is a beach that even today is long enough to be used for land speed records. In the 1920s Pendine Sands echoed to the roar of monster machines driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell and Welsh ace JG Parry Thomas. Nowadays, just sit back and soak up the surroundings; mess about in the

rock-pools or walk over the headland, which is the gateway to the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. Even Pendine cant compete with the 7 mile stretch of sands at Cefn Sidan. The sense of space here is almost overpowering. Behind the soft rolling dunes is one of Wales top attractions. Pembrey Country Park has 500 acres filled with adventure playgrounds, crazy golf, cycle hire, pitch and putt and a 130 metre dry ski slope. Almost 30million has been spent on completely transforming the 14 mile strech of shoreline from Pembrey to just beyond Llanelli. The Millennium Coastal Park is a recreational and wildlife ribbon of revitalised harbours, traffic free cyclepaths, a championship golf course and it all ends at a high point with the WWT National Wetlands Centre Wales - an internationally important bird reserve on the mouth of the Loughour estuary.

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1 & 2 Aberglasney Gardens 3 & 4 National Botanic Garden of Wales 5 Carreg Cennen Castle 6 Laugharne Castle 7 Kidwelly Castle

castles & gardens

Carmarthenshires fertile land has been zealously fought over. Past centuries have seen much bloodshed, political intrigue and the building of castles to both subjugate and defend this treasured land. armarthenshires stormy past is evident from the many castles in the county. Dinefwr, Dryslwyn, Llansteffan, Kidwelly, Newcastle Emlyn, and Carmarthen, some of which are accessible in the evening. A picnic, sitting looking at the beautiful landscape, makes for a very memorable occasion. Carreg Cennen near Llandeilo is the ultimate romantic ruin, a weatherbeaten shell poised on the edge of a 325ft cliff with 60-mile panoramic views that are breathtaking - the Preseli Hills to the west, and the brooding Black Mountain to the south. testament to the superb growing conditions, the amazing multitrunked Western Red Cedar has to be seen to be believed.

Carmarthenshires Carreg
The fertility of Cennen and Llansteffan Carmarthenshire has also castles are included in the helped to create some top ten UK most romantic outstanding gardens. The ruins. National Botanic Garden of BBC Countryfile Magazine Wales is a site of international importance and Explore the mystique of the nearby Aberglasney Gardens Carmarthenshires impressive is a great historical treasure, castles and the beauty of some nowhere in the country can you of the most glorious gardens in visit two gardens of such contrasting age and style in such the UK. a short distance. The arboretum at Gelli Aur bears

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1 Cefn Sidan, Pembrey 2 Carmarthen Bay 3 River Teifi 4 Brechfa 5 Trapp, Carreg Cennen 6 Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli 7 Pendine 8 Rhandirmwyn

dirty weekends
Stretching from Carmarthen Bay to the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire is the 3rd largest county in Wales. ut here in Waless own Wild West, it doesn't matter what kind of outdoor action you're after as an adventure holiday in Carmarthenshire has it all. Hit the waves and surf pure blue breakers, kayak around the dramatic Carmarthen Bay coastline or dive in clear green Gulf Stream waters.

In Carmarthenshire, short breaks that harness the power of the wind bring you kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing on stiff breezes. Water challenges are not all coastal with some of the best canoeing runs in Wales available all year on the river Teifi. We can boast two of Europes best Sewin (Sea Trout) and Salmon Rivers within our boundaries. The Teifi in the North, and the Towy dissecting the county as it flows south through the soft and tranquil countryside before entering the sea at Carmarthen bay. Come walking in Carmarthenshire and enjoy gentle riverside paths, seafront strolls or head for the rough, tough Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. For cyclists, theres an excellent choice of quiet country lanes, cross country sections of the

National Cycle Network and traffic free routes. The 13 mile traffic free cycle way along the Millennium coastal park is a must ride two wheeled experience. Mountain bikers are addicted to the adrenaline buzz - and its available in big doses in the trails that snake through the Brechfa, Cwm Rhaeadr and family trails at Crychan forest. You will find the perfect horse riding experience in Carmarthenshire. Bring your own or borrow one! Choose from beach rides, trail rides, stationary rides, a horse riding safari or an instructional riding holiday.

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Specialist titles available to view online at: Fishing in Carmarthenshire Walking in Carmarthenshire Cycling in Carmarthenshire | 8

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Cenarth Wetlands Centre Wales Pendine Llanelli Pembrey Country Park Gwili Steam Railway Llyn Llech Owain Country Park Cwmrhaeadr Riding at Marros

days out
Carmarthenshire is packed with things to do and places to see whatever the weather. here are world class gardens, idyllic coastlines and acres of country parks. Pembrey, Gelli Aur and Llyn Llech Owain provide hours of fun with nature trails, bike routes, playgrounds and brilliant picnic sites.

Howard. Nature lovers will be in seventh heaven at the Red Kite Feeding Station in Llanddeusant as over 50 red kites feature in the daily spectacular aerial display. As well as a wealth of attractions, Carmarthenshire also boasts a range of organised events, festivals and celebrations which reflect the changing of the seasons. Order the Days Out Guide or the Whats On guide online at

Leap over rocks and explore hidden caves among the 55 miles of coastline, whatever the weather. Rock pooling is a must! Let off steam paintballing at Cenarth Adventure Centre. Brace yourself for top speed quad biking. Enjoy exhilarating whiteknuckle descents on mountain bike trails. For an even faster experience head to the home of Welsh motor racing - Pembrey Race Circuit. For a more relaxing pace, visit some of Carmarthenshires cultural hot spots: Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthenshire County Museum and historic Parc | 10

10 great days out

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1. Ffos Las Race Course Ffos Las is the UKs newest turf racecourse, the first to open in more than 80 years. Theres plenty to pull in the punters with state of the art facilities and an impressive mix of all year round jump and flat racing, attracting the countrys top trainers and jockeys. 2. Parc Y Scarlets Llanelli is one of the most famous rugby towns in the world, and is the base for one of Europes top professional teams the Scarlets. With a capacity of nearly 15,000, Parc Y Scarlets provides state of the art playing, training and conference facilities and adds significantly to other sporting venues in the area, including Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club. 3. Dinefwr Park and Newton House The National Trusts Dinefwr

Park is gracefully overlooked by one of the areas stunning castles. The work of celebrated 18th century landscape artist, Capability Brown, to create sweeping open spaces, oaks and beechwoods on the outskirts of Llandeilo. Newton House is the centrepiece of this fascinating estate, following extensive remodelling, this 17th Century house has come to life, with new displays that allow visitors to see and hear about Edwardian life in the servants quarter. 4. Dolaucothi Goldmines Dolaucothi goldmines date back some 2,000 years, to a time when the open cast gold workings were secured by the Roman army. It is the only roman goldmine in Britain. Youll be thrilled to explore an underground labyrinth or plunge your pan into the trough of running water and search through the silt for any treasure.

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5. Gwili Steam Railway Take a nostalgic trip on the Gwili Railway, an enchanting steam powered line that puffs its way up the Gwili Valley. Family-friendly excursions throughout the year, include Days Out with Thomas. 6. Dylan Thomas Boathouse Welsh literary legend, Dylan Thomas, lived here for the last years of his life and penned some of his greatest works, including Under Milkwood. Dylan lived and worked at the Boathouse on the sandy fringes of Carmarthen Bay, with its cliff top writing shed and spectacular views. 7. Heart of Wales Line Take the train, and cruise through a land of lush rolling hills and crystal clear mountain streams, as the Heart of Wales line snakes through Llandeilo and Llandovery. 8. Gelli Aur Country Park Wonderful parkland with woodland, deer park and arboretum overlooking the Towy

valley. Visitors can enjoy the adventure play ground, nature trails, visitor centre and cafeteria. A full range of events, activities, craft demonstrations and guided walks take place throughout the year. 9. Marros Riding Centre Located on the Carmarthenshire border, between Amroth and Pendine, perfect for fantastic scenic riding. Marros also offer exhilarating gallops along the beach at Pendine for the experienced rider. 10. WWT National Wetlands Centre Get close to wildlife at the National Wetlands Centre of Wales, a WWT reserve in Llanelli. Time your visit right and youll have the friendliest Nene geese eating out of the palm of your hand. The lakes, pools and lagoons, are home to some of the worlds most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingos.

2012 Events to look out for on

Laugharne Festival (April). Beach Break Live in Pembrey Country Park (June). Llandeilo Fawr Music & Flower Festival (July). Heart of the Dragon Festival, Newcastle Emlyn (July). Llansteffan Fiesta (August). Carmarthens Merlin Festival (August). Sheep Festival in Llandovery (September). Dogs Day Out (October). Llandeilo Festival of the Senses (November).

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"Carmarthenshire has plenty to make food lovers loiter."

BBC Countryfile Magazine

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1 Ammanford 2 & 7 Llanelli 3 Llandeilo 4 & 6 Carmarthen 5 Laugharne 8 Llandovery 9 Newcastle Emlyn

market towns
armarthenshires towns are friendly and full of character you wont find an anonymous new town in sight. Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales, is today a perfect blend of history and tradition coupled with modern elegance.

the Gower and Carmarthen Bay. Sitting on the banks of the River Teifi, Newcastle Emlyn is full of rural charm with lots of independently-owned shops, cafes, pubs and of course a castle. Close by is Cenarth Falls, one of Waless first beauty spots. Llandeilo is a classy county town and shopping hot spot, with an array of fashionable galleries and boutiques. Wander along the main street, popping in and out of the quaint little one-off shops such as Toast and Heavenly (gourmet ice cream).

One of Waless best-preserved medieval castles stands at the centre of Kidwelly, which sits on the Gwendraeth Estuary. Where Carmarthenshire meets Pembrokeshire youll find Whitland, with an important history celebrating the achievements of Hywel Dda, King of all Wales in the 10th Century. Theres plenty packed into the cute farming town of St Clears. A lively, bustling place with award winning family butchers whose tradition stretches back many years. Laugharne, the sleepy, timeless seaside town which provided the inspiration for Dylan Thomass Under Milk Wood and where he lays buried. Llanybydder is locally renowned for its rich trout and salmon fishing and was also a wool grading centre for a once thriving weaving industry. Look out for the famous monthly horse sales.

Counting the Prince of Wales amongst its inhabitants, Llandovery is jam-packed with historic inns, local craft shops, traditional pubs, cafes - a perfect base for exploring the rugged hills of the Brecon Beacons. A transformed town within the Millennium Coastal Park, Burry Port has a modern landscaped seafront that has brought new life to this historic port overlooking

An animated, friendly town, Llanelli is the largest in Carmarthenshire, with good shopping and a vibrant indoor market housing generations of family stalls. Located on the edge of the wild Black Mountain, Ammanford is an ideal base for exploring the stunning scenery and mountains. | 14

food & drink

Sometimes the stresses and strains of everyday life take their toll and only the best will do. Fine food, excellent facilities, beautiful surroundings and stylish accommodation all combine to crown Carmarthenshire one of the top get-away-from-it-all destinations in Wales. ets begin with breakfast. With so much farm-fresh produce around, were confident that youll enjoy some of the best breakfasts in Britain when you stay here. Its not just breakfasts, of course. Succulent Welsh lamb, world-beating farmhouse cheeses, sweet Carmarthen ham, tender Welsh Black beef, melt-in-the-mouth sewin (the local name for sea trout) and home-grown vegetables are all part of a basket of local ingredients used in kitchens to produce the kind of food - nowadays christened as Slow Food - that is meant to be savoured.

crumbly fruit loaf) along with cappuccino or latte. With such inspiring surroundings, its not surprising that Carmarthenshire has long been a magnet for artists and craftspeople. Studios and workshops specialising in pottery, glassware, painting, sculpture and woodcarving are dotted across the county - and most extend a big welcome to visitors. To see it all under one roof go to The Gate Craft Centre, St Clears. ( Some craft traditions can be traced back hundreds of years. The clear, fast-flowing waters of the Teifi once powered countless woollen mills. A handful still remain, though the dynamic spirit of this industry lives on at the National Wool Museum, Drefach Felindre. (

All styles are catered for too. Youll find bistros, boutique hotels and gastropubs where the accent is on adventurous modern cuisine, cooked with a lighter touch. Farmhouses and country inns concentrate on more traditional fayre. Cafs and coffee shops serve delicious home-made treats like welshcakes and bara brith (a

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rural chic
Carmarthenshire is a county fit for a king! Prince Charles scouted Wales searching for his country home. He was bowled over by the mountains, gentle streams and magnificent countryside of Myddfai near Llandovery. You will be too. Choose from chic boutique hotels, warm, welcoming country inns, yurts and 5 star caravan parks. market town high street. Florist veryone's talking about to the stars, tea rooms for the Llandeilo. This sleepy thirsty and labels for the ladies market town, with its twisty are all a part of its eclectic mix. streets and quaint rural appeal, has witnessed something of a Fine food, beautiful style explosion in recent years. A surroundings and stylish host of independently-owned accommodation all combine to fashion shops, eateries and other crown Carmarthenshire one of charming one-off outlets have sprung up to crown Llandeilo the the coolest get-away-from-it-all destinations in Wales. cool capital of Carmarthenshire. Impressive country mansions, Upmarket fashion label Toast trendy town houses, stylish has now expanded to open B&Bs and chic boutique hotels branches in London, Harrogate with five star splendour. Should and Oxford, while Salvador Deli, a den of delicious delights, has been named Overlooked until now... one of the 50 best delis in beautiful Carmarthenshire is Britain. Then theres the putting itself on the map. award-winning chocolate Red magazine shop Heavenly, the last word in gourmet ice-cream you choose traditional, and confectionery, and the only place to lose yourself in a peanut contemporary, rustic or swish? It really doesnt matter because butter and jam flavoured creation or the new dog-friendly each offers that unique personal touch. And then theres the food. ice cream. Urban escapees can expect the very best country produce Rivalling Llandeilo, Newcastle Emlyns selection of independent Carmarthenshire has to offer. retailers fills this classical This is rural chic at its very best.

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Gradings & Symbols

All accommodation featured has been quality graded by Visit Wales or the AA, each place has been given a star grading according to the quality and facilities. Good level of quality and comfort. Very Good. Excellent. Extra-special property that has been awarded Visit Wales Gold Award, for exceptional standards of hospitality, comfort and food in serviced accommodation. Walkers and cyclists welcome Carmarthenshire Tourist Association Advert symbols: Children welcome Dogs welcome Swimming pool Parking Lift Carmarthenshire Fishing Farm & Country Cyclists welcome Holidays Group Walkers welcome WiFi Attractions that have been assessed by Visit Wales, and meet the VAQAS Cymru standard, receive the quality marque. Effective environmental management. 0845 010 8020

Introducing Waless Holiday Areas

The Isle of Anglesey Tel +44 (0)1248 713177 The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk Tel +44 (0)1291 623772 Swansea Bay, Mumbles, Gower, Afan and the Vale of Neath Tel +44 (0)1792 468321 The Valleys - Heart and Soul of Wales Tel +44 (0) 29 2088 0011 The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside Tel +44 (0) 1446 704868 or +44 (0)1656 815332

Cardiff - Capital of Wales Tel +44 (0)29 2087 3573 Snowdonia Mountains and Coast / Eryri Mynyddoedd a Mr Tel +44 (0)1341 281485

Pembrokeshire - Britains Only Coastal National Park Mid Wales and the Brecon Tel +44 (0) 844 888 5115 Beacons Tel +44 (0)1874 622485 Rhyl and Prestatyn Tel +44 (0)1745 Ceredigion Cardigan Bay 344515 / 355068 & Cambrian Mountains Tel +44 (0)1970 612125 The North Wales Borderlands Llandudno, Colwyn Bay Tel +44 (0)1978 292015 Tel +44 (0)1492 577577

For FREE copies of any THREE Holiday Area brochures please tick the appropriate boxes and send to: Visit Wales, Dept L11, PO Box 1, Cardiff CF24 2XN. The Isle of Anglesey Pembrokeshire Rhyl & Prestatyn The North Wales Borderlands Snowdonia Mountains & Coast / Eryri Mynyddoedd a Mr Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons Ceredigion - Cardigan Bay & the Cambrian Mountains Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Swansea Bay, Mumbles, Gower, Afan & the Vale of Neath The Valleys - Heart and Soul of Wales Cardiff The Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside Wye Valley & Vale of Usk Name: .............................................................. Address: .......................................................... ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ Post Code: ......................................................

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Countryside at Heart, Quality in mind

This unique collection of properties, managed and hosted by individual owners, range from large farmhouses to cosy cottages, country houses to camping and caravanning, sumptuous Bed & Breakfasts to Self Catering and more. All our properties offer a real taste of country life waiting for you in a beautiful setting. Whether it nestles in the hills, along a river or in a peaceful village, each has a special quality. Whether you fancy a taste of farming, fishing or a health spa and fitness centre or perhaps just a quiet place to sit and relax, all the properties are close to Carmarthenshires amazing attractions. Looking forward to sharing with you our beautiful all seasons county of Carmarthenshire. Cymerwch gip ar ein gwefan Take a look at our website Croeso Cynnes, a warm welcome awaits where your comfort and enjoyment is our priority so what are you waiting for.... With awards for Our properties, Our owners and Our breakfasts, Our holidays always delight. Browse our individual advertisements in this section, we are sure you will find a holiday or relaxing place to suit your needs. Please contact individual property owners for more information on their property, prices and availability.

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Farm & Country Holidays - Caravan, Camping & Motor Home

River View Touring Park
The Dingle, Llanedi, Pontarddulais SA4 0FH V/W

Tranquil, award winning, environmentally friendly site. Ideally situated for visiting beaches and countryside. Modern 5 star toilet/shower block with family and disabled rooms. Shop.Well spaced all weather and grass pitches, 10 fully serviced. AA Award 2008 01269 844876



60 Tourers: 15-22 20 Tents: 15-19 Map: J-4

Prices are per unit per week unless otherwise stated V/W S/C

Farm & Country Holidays - Self Catering

Llanpumsaint, Carmarthen SA33 6DA Discover Fferm-y-Felin and enjoy a relaxing stay at our two beautiful cottages, set in outstanding countryside.The National Botanic Gardens and Aberglasney are a short drive away. What a delight!! POA Units: 2 Map: G-8 01267 253498 21 |

Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Cottages

Broad Oak, Nr. Llandeilo SA32 8QP

Welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Award winning delightful cottages in a peaceful rural setting. Safe haven for children. Help feed the piglets and horses and collect eggs. Easily accessible to attractions and beaches.




Hi: 525-750 Lo: 200-375 Units: 3 Sleeps: 4/6/7 Map: J-7 01558 669160

Farm & Country Holidays - Self Catering

Prices are per unit per week unless otherwise stated V/W S/C

Tan-y-Lan Fach Holiday Cottages

Church Road, Llangain SA33 5BB

Two cottages both ideally suited for couples. Changing tidal estuary, romantic, panoramic, birdsong, restful, peaceful, comfortable, relaxing, contented, quiet, warm, cosy, sleepfull nights, peace and tranquility to be found.When you come you will understand.

Carmarthenshire Farm & Country Holiday Group

Hi: 310 Lo: 210 Units: 2 Sleeps: 2 Map: F-5 01267 241579

New Inn, Llandeilo SA19 7HY Warm welcome and a relaxing stay is guaranteed at Lletymaelog with its inglenook fireplace and peaceful surrounds. Gym in barn to keep fit. Near Llandeilo and Dynefwr castle. Hi: 1,100 Lo: 300 Units: 1 Sleeps: 11 Map: K-7 01269 870879


Llwyn Pur
Porthyrhyd, Carmarthen SA32 8PY 2 miles from the A48 in a quiet, safe location.Warm and comfortable barn conversion. Sleeps 8 with 3 bathrooms. Log burner and full central heating. Close to pubs and restaurants. M4 15 minutes.


Hi: 600-850 Lo: 250-600 Units: 1 Sleeps: 8 Map: H-6 01267 275226

Three Rivers Holiday Farm Cottages

Broadlay, Ferryside SA17 5TU


Gwydre Farm Cottage

A peaceful, relaxing holiday awaits you with spectacular views all around. At the end of the day relax in a luxurious hot spa or in front of the log fire. Well equipped, including all linen & towels.


Llanddeusant, Llangadog, Llandovery SA19 9YS

Four purpose built holiday cottages constructed or converted from the original farmstead buildings and an old Welsh longhouse. Situated half mile from Ferryside seafront and premier hotel health facilities. Hi: 500-2,200 Lo: 240-900 Units: 4 Map: F-5 01267 267270

Hi: 595 Lo: 290 Units: 1 Sleeps: 6 + cot Map:N-9 01550 740242

Maesachddu Farm Cottage

Porthyrhyd, Carmarthen SA32 8PX


Penrhipyn Cottage


Wernant, Gwernogle, Carmarthen SA32 7RZ 19th Century Welsh stone cottage, exposed beams, in Brechfa forest. Ideal for mountain bikers, walkers and nature lovers. Close to Aberglasney Gardens and National Botanic Garden of Wales.Virtual tour and online booking available. Hi: 535-715 Lo: 395-490 Units: 1 Sleeps: 6 Map: I-9 01267 202344

Beautifully converted, fully equipped stone barn with wood-burning fire, pine and exposed beams. In a tranquil valley, close to National Botanic Gardens and Aberglasney. Perfect base to explore West Wales. Hi: 430 Lo: 240 Units: 1 Sleeps: 4 Map: I-6 01267 275563 | 22

Farm & Country Holidays - Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering
Capel Dewi Uchaf Country House
Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 8AY

Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated

Carmarthenshire Farm & Country Holiday Group were proud to sponsor the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association Tourism Awards 'Taste of Carmarthenshire' for 2011.

Winner: Cwmcerrig Farmshop & Grill

We are very near the National Botanic Garden and Aberglasney Garden. Secluded Grade II Listed Farmhouse sits on 34 acres of lush valley farmland, bounded by the Towy River. Award winning breakfasts. Fresh local produce. Views across the valley, en-suite bedrooms, salmon fishing, all natural ingredients to restore the spirits. Dinner parties available. Holiday cottage for six available. A member of Wales in Style. Please visit website for prices & offers Rooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Map: H-7 01267 290799

Cynyll Farm
Llangadog SA19 9BB


S/C B&B / SC

Terry and Jackie welcome you to their working livestock farm. Peaceful location, plentiful wild flowers and birds. 17th century house, overlooks Black Mountain. Excellent farmhouse breakfasts - local produce. Also 4 star self catering cottage. S:35 D:56 F:88 (per room per night) Rooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Map: M-9 01550 777316

Llety Gwilym


S/C B&B / SC

Ffynnon Rhosfa Farm


S/C B&B / SC

Heol Dwr, Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly SA17 5EN A warm welcome at Llety Gwilym - a newly refurbished barn conversion in the Gwendraeth valley with access to fishing on the Gwendraeth fach. Near the National Botanic Gardens, Aberglasney Gardens and Carmathen. 25-30 Rooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Map: H-5 01269 870879

Llwynteg, Llannon, Llanelli SA14 8JN

Quietly situated in 8 acres with lake. Panoramic views. Convenient for National Botanic Gardens, Coast, Beacons, Ffos Las, Golf Courses and M4. All rooms en-suite,TV. Also 4 star self catering cottage. S: 30-35 D: 27.50-30 T: 27.50-30 Rooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Map: J-4 01269 845874
Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated V/W B&B

Farm & Country Holidays - Bed & Breakfast

Cwmgwyn Farm
Llangadog Rd, Llandovery SA20 0EQ Characteristic 17th century farmhouse on livestock farm. Quiet, superb location overlooking river. Spacious ensuite bedrooms. River walk. Brecon Beacons and gardens nearby. S:37 D:30-34 T:30-34 Rooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Map: N-9 01550 720410 23 |

Llanpumsaint, Carmarthen SA33 6DA

Discover our beautiful stone Farmhouse at Llanpumpsaint. Log fires burn throughout the year. 20 minutes drive from National Botanic and Aberglasney Gardens. Enjoy our mouth watering Breakfasts. A delight. POA Rooms: 4 Sleeps: 7 Map: G-8 01267 253498

Farm & Country Holidays - Bed & Breakfast

Lolfa Cynin
We welcome you to our family owned, converted coach-house on a working dairy farm. Our central location means ease of access to Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire. Free use of on-site Llety Cynin Leisure Club.

Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated V/W


Llety Cynin Leisure Club, Llangynin Rd, St. Clears SA33 4JR

Lower Penddaulwyn, Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 8AY B&B




(per room per night) S: 45-55 D/T: 60-70 F: 60-135 Rooms: 8 Sleeps: 23 Map: D-6 01994 232773

Allt y Golau Farmhouse

Felingwm Uchaf, Carmarthen SA32 7BB


Ideally situated for touring West Wales. Carmarthen 3 miles, National Botanic Garden 4 miles. Close to Aberglasney Gardens, castles and coast. A warm welcome assured. Comfortable accommodation, ensuite bedrooms, conservatory / lounge, patio, 3 acres of grounds with Towy valley views. Easy to find, unlimited safe off-road parking. Also self catering 2 person flat. (per room per night) S: 42-45 D/T: 64-68 Rooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Map: H-7 01267 290627

Ten minutes from the National Botanic & Aberglasney Gardens. Situated in an uplifting landscape with panoramic views over the Tywi Valley to the dramatic Black Mountain. Relax in our Georgian stone walled farmhouse over a sumptuous breakfast that relies on home baking and local traditional products. Mature and tranquil gardens carpeted by wild flowers.

Y Bwthyn
Penlan Isaf, Kidwelly SA17 5JR

Awaiting Grading B&B

Y Bwthyn is a luxurious barn conversion in a stunning location on the beautiful Carmarthenshire coast. A warm welcome awaits guests with peace tranquility and excellent home cooking using all local produce. (Self catering available). S: 40 D/T: 30-35 Rooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Map: F-4 01554 890084

S: 45 D/T: 68 (per room per night) Rooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Map: I-8 01267 290455

Alltyfyrddin Farm


Fferm Glanyrynys Farm

Porthyrhyd, Carmarthen SA32 8PX You are only 5 minutes from the A48 and National Botanic Gardens at this peaceful accommodation. Close to local pubs and restaurants.Warm welcome assured. M4 15 minutes. 4 star self catering cottage available.


Merlins Hill, Abergwili, Carmarthen SA32 7ER Croeso. Relax in comfortable accommodation on a traditional Welsh family run dairy and sheep farm, steeped in history and mystery. Ideal central haven for exploring the countryside or business. S: 40-45 D/T: 37.50-40 Rooms: 5 Sleeps: 14 Map: H-7 01267 237808

S: 40 D & T: 65 Rooms: 2 (per room per night) Sleeps: 4 Map: I-6 01267 275226 | 24

Teifi Valley Holidays

A valley of dreams

The Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter Exhibition 2012: 'A Quilted Bridge The Amish Welsh Connection' Town Hall, Lampeter SA48 7BB. I-11 01570 422088

Jen Jones Welsh Quilts and Blankets at her much loved Cottage Shop Pontbrendu SA40 9UJ. 01570 480610


F-10 D-11

Gerallt B&B
Llechryd, Cardigan SA43 2QH

Awaiting Grading

Gwestyr Emlyn Hotel

Bridge Street, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9DU

01239 682729 A haven of peace and tranquillity close to the River Teifi and the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coasts. Ideal for birdwatching, walking and fishing. A warm welcome, excellent food and charming rooms.
S:30-35 | D:27.50-40 | 4 Rooms

01239 710317 A warm welcome awaits you in a luxurious chic style, newly refurbished award winning hotel. Situated in the busy market town of Newcastle Emlyn. Good food, excellent wines and traditional real ales. C-11

S:60-70 | D:100-125 | T:90-110 | F:125-150 | 21 Rooms


Afon Teifi Caravan Park

Pentrecagal, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9HT

Larkhill Tipis
Cwmduad, Carmarthen SA33 6AT

VW - Approved

01559 370532 Quiet, riverside family run site. Ideal touring centre for Cardigan Bay, beaches and all west Wales counties. Caters for 110 pitches - mixed tourers / tents / motorhomes.
110 Touring / Tents: 8-18 | Hook-ups: 95 25 |

01559 371581 Award winning campsite. Five, comfortable, nomadic structures with wood-burning stoves set in woodland on 20 acre smallholding. Panoramic views and woodland walk. Communal log cabin, hot showers. Friendly service. F-10
60-100 | Tents: 5





For lots more to see & do in the Teifi Valley visit
Serviced Self Catering Attractions Touring
Prices are per unit per night unless otherwise stated

Blaenfforest Cottage Holidays

Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JD

Caer Delyn
Dolgran SA39 9BX

Awaiting Grading

01559 371264 Two stone cottages set in 10 acres of secluded countryside. The Granary sleeps 4 and The Cottage sleeps 2. Ideal location for touring Ceredigion, Cardigan Bay, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Hi: 700 | Lo: 220 | 2 Units | Sleeps: 6

01559 384556 Environmentally sensitive accommodation for SINGLES and COUPLES. Four en-suite rooms with kitchenettes and large communal lounge on our wind powered 18 acre smallholding. An ideal place for a relaxing break. E-10
Hi: 30 | Lo: 25 | 4 Units | Sleeps: 6


Dairy Cottages
Cwmtegryd, Capel Dewi, Llandysul SA44 4PG

Penrhipyn Cottage
Gwernogle, Carmarthen SA32 7RZ

01559 363163 Quality cottage accommodation in the Teifi Valley, near Llandysul. Surrounded by 35 acres of rolling farmland, woods and riverbank, its a great location for cycling, walking, fishing and visitor attractions at Cardigan Bay.
Hi: 560 | Lo: 270 | 2 Units | Sleeps: 4-8

01267 202344 19th Century Welsh stone cottage, exposed beams, in Brechfa forest. Ideal for mountain bikers, walkers and nature lovers. Close to Aberglasney and National Botanic Gardens. Virtual tour and online booking available. G-11 AA
Hi: 535-715 | Lo: 395-490 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 6


Typoeth Cottage
Llandysul SA44 4RS

Canolfan Ceridwen Centre

Penybanc Farm, Drefelin, Drefach Velindre, Llandysul SA44 5XE

01559 384483 Comfortable 18th century listed cottage set in its own grounds in a rural location with a stream, stabling and field. Services of aBlue BadgeGuide and dog trainer. Pets welcome.
Hi & Lo: 200-250 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 2

01559 370517 A holiday, course and retreat centre sleeping up to 25, set in 40 acres. Available self-catering or catered. Additional facilities include cottage, gypsy wagon, yurt, function room and bike hire. G-10

Hi: 2,100 | Lo: 900 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: Up to 25


Moelfryn Caravan Park

Pantybwlch, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JE

Waunifor Holiday Cottages

Maesycrugiau, Pencader SA39 9LX

01559 371231 Family run park. Set in outstanding natural beauty overlooking valley of the river Teifi. Ideal for relaxing or exploring west Wales. We endeavour to make your stay both enjoyable & memorable.
20 Tourers | 5 Tents | 25 Hook-ups

01559 395437 Welcome to a gem of a place. Homely traditional cottages nestling within four acres of magical gardens on historic estate. Childrens play area. Dog friendly. Pottery and craft classes onsite. E-10
Hi: 350-997 | Lo: 150-510 | 6 Units | Sleeps: 2-10 (36 total) H-11 | 26

Self Catering

Prices are per unit per night unless otherwise stated

Freedom to do what you like, when you like

If theres one thing that makes a perfect holiday its the freedom to do what you like when you like. If you love the feeling of not being bound by set meal times and menus then self-catering in Carmarthenshire is for you. Our holiday cottages, barns and rural retreats are spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. Get a real feel for Welsh country life when you stay on a traditional working farm or take your pick of stunning seaside cottages and wake up to the sound of the ocean. Its great value too. Going self-catering is fantastic for families as it means the children can run free without the worry of disturbing other guests and many places these days also allow well-behaved family pets. Go self-catering and see Carmarthenshire through the eyes of the locals. It will soon feel like a home from home.

Red Kite Cottage

Capel Bach Farm, Peniel, Carmarthen SA32 7AG

Penrhiw Cottage
Whitemill, Carmarthen SA32 7ET

01267 220082 / 07815 704736 19th Century stone barn, converted to high standard, offering bright and airy accommodation for 5. Farmyard setting overlooking the farms own fields with elevated views of rolling countryside.
Hi: 595 | Lo: 295 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 5

01267 290260 1/4 mile off the A40 at Whitemill, 3 miles from Carmarthen. Peaceful countryside with stunning views of the Towy valley and surrounding hills. Sleeps two. Contact Den or Fal Jones.
Hi & Lo:200 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 2

Cott G-7

Cott H-7

Capel Sion
Heol Llansaint, Kidwelly SA17 5JD

Mynydd-y-Garreg, Kidwelly SA17 4RP

01267 267957 / 07912 409787 3 luxury apartments, converted 200 year old chapel, 8 foot circular stained glass window, extensive visitor information area.Village with two great pubs, panoramic views. Blue flag beach.
Hi: 649 | Lo: 249 | 3 Units | Sleeps: 16

01623 490881 / 01554 891394 Newly refurbished 2 bedroom bungalow. 2 miles from historic town of Kidwelly. Ideal base for touring south and west Wales.
Hi:350 | Lo:200 | 1 Unit

Apartments F-4

Cott G-4

Parc Y Llong Cottages

Capel Teilo Rd, Kidwelly SA17 4RN

Gwili Mill
Llanpumsaint SA33 6BY

08454 174082 Historic former canal workers cottages set in 6 acres of peaceful countryside. Perfect for children and pets or a quiet getaway. Woodburning stoves, hot tub and chickens to feed.
Hi:570 | Lo:180 | 3 Units | Sleeps: 4-6 27 |

01267 253308 G-8

Lan Las Holidays

Cwmoernant, Carmarthen SA31 1EG

01267 220292 (after 6pm) G-7

Cotts G-4

Prices are per unit per night unless otherwise stated

Self Catering
SpringTide Villa
11 Parc y Ffynnon, Ferryside SA17 5TQ

Tanylan Farm Holidays

Tanylan Farm, Kidwelly SA17 5HJ

01267 267306 This traditional longhouse is converted into individual fully equipped country cottages. Just a stones throw from the beach at Carmarthen Bay, makes an ideal base for visiting beautiful West Wales.
Hi: 672 | Lo: 152 | 4 Units

01267 267553 or Freephone 0333 9000350 Luxury home in a beautiful, quiet estuary village near Carmarthen. Excellent base for relaxing and exploring south Wales: within easy reach of main attractions by road/rail. Ideal for families. F-4
Hi: 1,190 | Lo: 455 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 8 + infant

House F-5

Pantymeillion Cottages
Pantymeillion Farm, Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4PD

Three Rivers Holiday Farm Cottages

Broadlay, Ferryside SA17 5TU

01554 771017 / 749036 18th Century farmhouse, wooden beams throughout. Fully fitted kitchen, inglenook fire, comfortable lounge, barbecue area. 3 acres of grounds with courtyard, wooded and shrubbed gardens.
Hi: 550 | Lo: 350 | 2 Units | Sleep: 4/7

01267 267270 Four purpose built holiday cottages constructed or converted from the original farmstead buildings and an old Welsh longhouse. Situated half mile from Ferryside seafront and premier hotel health facilities. I-3
Hi: 500-2,000 | Lo: 240-850 | 4 Units


Beachlands View
Cwrt Mary Welch, Pentre Doc y Gogledd, Llanelli SA15 2LQ

Llety Mieri
Golden Grove, Llandeilo SA32 8NL

01252 623338 H-2

Beachlands House
Pentre Doc y Gogledd, Llanelli SA15 2JW

01252 623338 H-2

01558 823059 Three single-storey stone cottages and games room in the Towy valley, overlooked by Dinefwr castle. Close to Aberglasney Gardens, Llandeilo & Gelli Aur Country Park.
Hi:435 | Lo:285 | 3 Units | Sleeps: 3 & 4

Cott K-7

Five Roads, Llanelli SA15 5JA

Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Cottages

Broadoak, Llandeilo SA32 8QP

01269 860187 H-4

01558 669160

Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli


Kites Nest Cottage

Bryndolau, Cwmifor, Llandeilo SA19 7AT

01558 824514 K-8 | 28

Self Catering
Maerdy Cottages
Taliaris, Nr. Llandeilo SA19 7DA

Prices are per unit per night unless otherwise stated

Cennen Lodge
Trap, Llandeilo SA19 6TP

01558 822330 Luxury 5 star accommodation in the heart of Wales. Panoramic views of Carreg Cennen castle. Close to popular village pub, Cennen Arms, Aberglasney & Botanic Gardens. Ideal location for walking. On edge of Brecon Beacons National Park.
Hi: From 672 & 980 | Lo: From 420 & 657 | 4 Rooms | Sleep: 8


01550 777448 Renovated to exacting standards, retaining their authentic charm, nestling in mature gardens, providing privacy and pleasure all year. Ideal for couples, families and groups (up to 40) who seek unusually comfortable accommodation. Coast and countryside easily accessed. Fully equipped cosy cottages with an evening meal option. Much to see and do in historic Carmarthenshire.
POA | Units: 5 | Sleeps: 1-10 (40 total)

Cothi View Holiday Cottage

Abergorlech SA32 7SN

Awaiting Grading

01558 685271 Idyllic country cottage set in the small riverside village of Abergorlech. Cosy rustic charm, open countryside views. Paces from the Pub, next to Brechfa Forest Bike tracks and woodland walks. Perfect countryside escape.
Hi: 360 | Lo: 300 | 1 Unit | Sleep: 6

Cotts K-8


Gilfach Wen
Brechfa SA32 7QL

MudTrek Mountain Bike Breaks

Llanllwni Mountain SA39 9EH

07970 629726 Converted barn provides luxury accommodation for extended families or groups at competitive price. Large lounge, kitchen, diningroom, 7 family size bedrooms. Close to Brechfa Forest, Llanllwni Mountain and Cambrian Mountains.
Hi: 2450 | Lo: 15pppn | 1 Unit | Sleep: 32

01267 202423 Think of a ski chalet... for mountain bikers... in Wales! Awesome Riding. FREE Off Piste Guiding. Great Accommodation. Fabulous Food.Week-ends, short breaks & holidays. Near the Brechfa Trails.
From 95pp (Guided rides available)





Awaiting Grading

Saron Golf Course

Penwern, Saron, Llandysul SA44 5EL

Brechfa Forest Barns

Llanllwni Mountain SA39 9EH

01559 370705 F-10

07590 923604 H-9

Ffosddu Holiday Cottages

Salem, Llandeilo SA19 7NS

Blaendyffryn Fach
Llanllwni, Pencader SA39 9EB

01558 824237

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01559 395615 K-8 I-10

Prices are per unit per night unless otherwise stated

Self Catering
Wauntwr Cottages
Trelech SA33 6RY

The Barn at Nant Llwyd

Nant Llwyd, Gwernogle SA32 7RS

01267 220518 On Llanllwni Mountain, Nant Llwyd is beautifully isolated and fully equipped for four. A five minute walk on to Brechfa Forest trails. Dog friendly, with breath-taking and far-reaching views from every window.
Hi:500 | Lo:325 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 4

01994 484287 Two comfortable barn conversion cottages on a smallholding in a quiet, rural setting with wonderful views. Ideal for touring West Wales or just relaxing. Linen, heating, electricity included. Pets welcome.
Hi:390-475 | Lo:195-220 | 2 Units | Sleeps: 1-2 &1-5 Cotts D-8

Cott I-10

Cefnmeurig Cottage
Llangynin, St. Clears SA33 4LA

Glascoed Farm Cottages

Henllan Amgoed, Whitland SA34 0SE


07765 250230 Experience a holiday with a true sense of place in our award winning stone cottage on Carmarthenshire / Pembrokeshire border. Space to relax with four stylish ensuite bedrooms. Gourmet hamper and more.
Hi: 999 | Lo: 660 | 1 Unit | Sleeps: 7

01994 241297 Beautifully renovated cottages in peaceful location. Romantic four-poster. Woodburners. Lovely gardens and walks. Stunning scenery. 2 units. Sleeps 2 - 7.
Hi: From 285 & 410 | Lo: From 185 & 345 | 2 Units Farm Cotts

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Quality Cottages
Solva SA62 6YE

Ffynnonlwyd Farm Cottage & Mobile

Llangynin, St. Clears SA33 4LD

01348 837871 Quality Cottages specialises in renting superb properties, in stunning locations throughout Wales. Imagine... stunning coastline with wonderful coast paths, sandy beaches, dramatic castles to explore and so much more.
Hi: 3,399-590 | Lo: 299-1,090 | 300 Units | Sleeps: 2-16

01994 448239 C-6

Laugharne Cottages
Parsons Lays Farm, Laugharne SA33 4QR

01994 427369 D-5

Anfodd Holidays
Whitland SA34 0JN

The Annexe
Pleasant View, Meidrim SA33 5QA

01994 448830 C-8

01994 230854



FBM Holidays
Slate House, St. Julian Street,Tenby SA70 7AU


01834 844565 A-3

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Hotels, Guest Houses, B&Bs

Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated

Pamper Yourself
Sometimes the stresses and strains of everyday life take their toll and only a quick-fix dose of pure indulgence in the very finest surroundings will do.Thats why Carmarthenshire has earned itself the reputation of being one of the coolest escapefrom-it-all destinations in Wales. Its the sheer choice that does it. Impressive country mansions, trendy town houses, stylish B&Bs or chic boutique hotels with five star splendour. Go for traditional, contemporary, rustic or swish - it really doesnt matter because each offers that special personal touch. And then theres the food. Escapees can expect the very best Carmarthenshire has to offer in fine dining during a weekend away from it all.

Afon Duad Inn

Cwmduad, Carmarthen SA33 6XJ

Neuadd Wen Guest House

Cwmduad, Carmarthen SA33 6XJ

01267 281357 18th Century Inn between Towy and Teifi valleys. Half hour from west coast. Bus service. Restaurant meals every night.Wi-fi available. Cottage and pub.Warm welcome. Off-peak rates available.
D:25 | S:30 | T:26 | F:26 | 4 Rooms

01267 281438 Relaxing location, good food and welcoming hospitality. Ideal place for touring West Wales. Quality accommodation at realistic prices.
D/T/F:28 | S:24 | 9 Rooms

Inn B&B F-9

GH F-9

Y Dderwen Fach
Station Road, Nantgaredig, Carmarthen SA32 7LQ 98 Priory Street, Carmarthen SA31 1NB

01267 290034 Closest to the National Botanic Gardens, offering evening meals, overlooking tranquil riverside gardens with Towy Valley panoramic views and homely comfort with a genuine friendly welcome. Ground floor room available.
D/S/T:56-70 (prpn) | 3 Rooms

01267 234193 Near Carmarthen town centre, many original 17th Century features but with 21st Century comforts! Ideal for coast, countryside and Botanical Gardens.
D:23.50 | S:26.50-32 | T:28 | 4 Rooms

GH H-7
Awaiting Grading


Plas Alltyfferin
Nantgaredig SA32 7PF

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel

Spilman Street, Carmarthen SA31 1LG

01267 290662 B&B H-7

Dolwerdd B&B
Trevaughan, Carmarthen SA31 3QL

01267 237222

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01267 235111 Family owned. Comfortable bedrooms, seasonal menus and bar food using local produce whenever possible.Welsh ale and fine wines. Ideal base for touring West Wales. Special rates for 2 nights or more. Large car park.
D/T: 75-150 | S: 60-80 | F: 99-150 | 70 Rooms Hotel G-6

B&B G-7

Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated

Hotels, Guest Houses, B&Bs


Sarnau Mansion
Llysonnen Road, Carmarthen SA33 5DZ

The Stradey Park Hotel

Furnace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4HA

01267 211404 Georgian Grade II Listed mansion set in 16 acres of grounds, ideal base for touring Pembrokeshire and Cardigan coast.
S:50 | D:35-40 | T:40 | 4 Rooms

B&B E-6 01554 758171 Tucked into the Welsh hillside, standing proud over our world famous Gower and Carmarthenshire coastline the Stradey Park Hotel offers a range of rooms to suit, including spacious family rooms and a magnificent suite. Centrally located with just a short drive away from many popular attractions it is an ideal base for explorers of all ages.
D/T/F:37.50-57.50 | S:65-95 | 83 Rooms

Three Rivers Hotel & Spa

Ferryside, Nr. Kidwelly SA17 5TU

01267 267270 En-suite rooms with sea view balconies. Health suite, large swimming pool, 2 restaurants, bars, function room, games room. Ideal touring & conference centre, 15 mins A48 / M4. Also luxury holiday farm cottages.
D:94-130 | S:63-90 | 15 Rooms

Hotel F-5



The Lodge B&B

Penyfai Lane, Llanelli SA15 4EH

The Glynhir Estate

Llandybie, Ammanford SA18 2TD

01554 773790 / 07952 099638 Close to Llanelli town centre, the Coastal Park & Ffos Las Racecourse. En-suite accommodation, off-road parking. Stunning views across the Burry estuary to the Gower Peninsula & Worms Head.
S:45(prpn) | T:60-65 (prpn) | 2 Twin Rooms

01269 850438 Set in the foothills of the Black Mountains, Glynhir offers both B&B in the 18th Century Mansion and S/C accommodation in six historic cottages. Ideally situated for exploring Carmarthenshire.
D/T/F:40-50 | S:50 | 7 Rooms

B&B H-3

GH K-5

Heol Nazareth, Pontyates, Llanelli SA15 5TB

Coastal Park Guest Accommodation

86-88a Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli SA15 2TH

01269 861145 / 07971 228753 Secluded, peaceful, well appointed small holding. Set in attractive gardens, woodland and fields. Ideally situated for the National Botanic Gardens, Pembrey Country Park, Ffos Las Racecourse and exploring West Wales.
D/T:40pppn (10s.s.) | 4 Rooms

01554 755357 I-2

Kidwelly Castle

GH H-4

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Hotels, Guest Houses, B&Bs

The Plough Inn
Rhosmaen, Llandeilo SA19 6NP VW AA

Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated

Manordeilo, Llandeilo SA19 7BG

01550 777707 Situated in the Towy Valley. Ideal for touring South and Mid Wales. Ground floor ensuite and large family room. Secure off road parking. Spanish and Italian spoken.
D:28 | F: 30 | 2 Rooms

B&B L-8

01558 823431 Our aim is to provide a stylish, yet comfortable hotel, complemented by a warm and relaxed dining atmosphere, panoramic views of the Towy valley, complimentary use of our gym and sauna to ensure a memorable stay. Nearby attractions include: National Botanical and Aberglasney gardens, Carreg Cennen and Dinefwr castles. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT OFFERS.
D:90 | S:70 | F:100 | Exec:120 | 22 Rooms Hotel K-7

Llanerchindda Farm
Cynghordy, Llandovery SA20 0NB

01550 750274 Spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons. En-suite bedrooms, comfortable lounge bar, excellent home cooked food, log fires. Activities: quad biking, clay shooting, fishing & 4x4 driving. Self catering available.
S/D/T/F:37-40.50 | 9 Rooms

GH 0-11

The Cawdor
Rhgosmaen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6EN

Cwmgwyn Farm
Llangadog Road, Llandovery SA20 0EQ

01558 823500 The Cawdor is a Grade II Listed Georgian building with a friendly home from home atmosphere, housed in an interesting mix of antique and contemporary styles.
D:65-200 | 23 Rooms

01550 720410 B&B N-9

The Falcondale
Falcondale Drive, Lampeter SA48 7RX

01570 422910 Hotel J-12

Hotel K-7

Glangwili Mansion
Llanllawddog SA32 7JE

Caeiago Riding Holiday Centre

Ffarmers, Llanwrda SA19 8LZ

01267 253735 B&B H-8

01558 650303 B&B K-11

Awaiting Grading

Ffynnonlwyd Farm B&B

Llangynin, St. Clears SA33 4LD

Haulfryn B&B at Glascoed Farm

Henllan Amgoed, Whitland SA34 0SE

01994 448239

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01994 241297 C-6 B&B B-7

Prices are per person per night unless otherwise stated

Hotels, Guest Houses, B&Bs

Coedllys Country House B&B
Llangynin, St. Clears SA33 4JY

Llety Henri
Cwrt Henri, Dryslwyn SA32 8SA


01558 668362 Tranquil country house in the Towy valley with fine views and breathtaking night skies. Sunny breakfast room, spacious bedrooms, gardens with lawns and loggia. Refreshments on arrival, dinner by arrangement. Free wifi.
D:70 | S:45 (prpn) | 3 Rooms

01994 231455 Luxurious B&B set in rolling countryside with beautiful views. Wood burner in winter. Animal sanctuary and amazing bird life. Stunning beaches and walks nearby. Rural but not remote. A40 - 5 mins.
D/T:90-140 (prpn) | 4 Rooms




B&B J-7

B&B C-6

Caravan & Camping

Cool Camping
Theres no better way to experience the great outdoors than by bringing your own accommodation along with you. And theres nothing quite like going to sleep under the stars and waking with the dawn chorus to put you in tune with Mother Nature. If youre thinking leaky tents, muddy fields and soggy sleeping bags then think again. Camping is officially back on the map as a cool holiday choice and Carmarthenshire is leading the way as one of Wales premier hot spots.

Abermarlais Caravan Park

Llangadog, Llandovery SA19 9NG


Cenarth Falls Holiday Park

Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JS


01239 710345 Family owned, award-winning Holiday Park a short stroll from the picturesque beauty spot of Cenarth Waterfalls. Quality caravan, cottage and touring/camping accommodation, with excellent leisure facilities. Ideally placed for coast or countryside of West Wales.
Tourers / Tents:16-27 | Statics: 280-620 | Hook-ups: 29


01550 777868 Family owned site welcomes touring caravans and tents. Beautifully situated in a small valley at the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.The site facilities are of the highest standard with excellent shower and toilet block. Camp shop and reception with comprehensive selection of groceries, gas, etc.We have 9 acres of woodland for walks and children to play in. Colour brochure available on request.
60 Tourers: 11-13 | 28 Tents: 11-13 | Hook-ups: 46

Capel Iwan Road, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9LP

01239 710683 D-10

Awaiting Grading

Llwynifan Farm Caravan Site

Llangennech, Llanelli SA14 8AX

01554 820420 J-3

L-9 | 34

Caravan & Camping

Whitland SA34 0JN
Awaiting Grading

Bryn Marlais
Brechfa SA32 7BW

Awaiting Grading

01994 448830 C-8

01267 202370 I-9

Fferm Coedhirion Farm

Llanddarog, Carmarthen SA32 8BQ

Awaiting Grading

Pendine Sands Holiday Park

Pendine SA33 4NZ

01267 275666 H-6

08443 353749 C-4

For a great day out visit: Dolaucothi Goldmines
Open March-October Pumsaint SA19 8US L-11 01558 650177

Dinefwr Park and Castle

Open all year Llandeilo SA19 6RT K-7 01558 824512

St. Clears
Steeped in history and character, St.Clears boasts a varied & bustling commercial centre, with a leisure centre,The Gate Craft Centre, restaurants, pubs, shops & fishing. St. Clears Town Council



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Award & Winn

A superb award winning beach provides the main attraction for visitors but there are a host of family attractions in the adjoining 500 acres of glorious parkland including: Dry Ski Slope (01554) 834443 Toboggan Run Train Ride Pitch and Putt Adventure Play Ground Visitor Centre and Caf Crazy Golf

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Riding Centre
Pembrey Country Parks only riding centre

Gelli Aur
Country Park

Llyn Llech Owain

Country Park

Riding for all the family

Best trekking in Wales Trek through miles of forest. Lessons for all abilities, from beginners to advanced, with BHS qualified staff. Large group discounts, birthday parties, beach rides, kids clubs, holiday activities, stable days and much more. 01554 835191 / 07538 582219

See the deer at Gelli Aur ... Wooded parkland and deer park overlooking the Towy Valley.Visitors can also enjoy the adventure play ground, nature trails, visitor centre and cafeteria. A full range of events, activities, craft demonstrations, and guided walks take place throughout the year. 01558 668885

The beauty of this splendid Country Park lies in its simplicity, drawing on the natural environment of its 170 acres of woodland & heathland and its 10 acre lake.Visitor facilities include Nature Trails, Adventure Playground, Cafeteria and Visitor Centre. 01269 832229

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Millennium Coastal Park


Thousands of visitors a year are now making their way to south west Wales to discover the breathtaking Millennium Coastal Park. Everyone who comes to the award-winning park leaves with a lasting memory of its scale and beauty. In just over 10 years, 22 kilometres of the coastline along the Loughor estuary has been transformed into a unique array of tourist attractions, wildlife habitats and leisure facilities.

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Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne
...home to the great poet
Where Dylan spent the last four years of his life and now a tribute and memorial to the writer, visual presentations, books, tea room. Party concessions, tour and educational visits welcome. Open all year. Dylans Walk, Laugharne. 01994 427420


Oriel Myrddin Gallery

Changing exhibitions of contemporary fine and applied arts, activities. Church Lane, Carmarthen. 01267 222775

The Gate, St Clears

Changing exhibitions of crafts, shop, caf, meeting rooms, activities. Pentre Rd, St. Clears. 01994 232726

Carmart thenshire Theatres

Live entertainment and the atre throughout the year. The Lyric, Carmarthen. The Miners, Ammanford. Theatr Elli, Llanelli. Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli, open ing

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Museums in Carmarthenshire
Roll back the centuries and learn about Carmarthenshires industrial, cultural and agricultural past at the countys fascinating museums.These treasure houses tell the story of Carmarthenshires rich and diverse heritage and uncover some fascinating gems of history.

Carmarthenshire County Museum

At Abergwili, near Carmarthen, on the A40, this is the museum of Carmarthenshires past. Exciting displays include the Romans, furniture, paintings and much more.The museum is set in delightful parkland.

Parc Howard Museum & Art Gallery

Explore Llanellis past in Parc Howard, a historic building set in a lovely park. Home to the largest collection of Llanelly Pottery, including a gallery of paintings depicting the towns lively and colourful past.

Museum of Speed, Pendine

Explore the history of Pendines Sands of Speed in a dramatic building, overlooking the beach. See the beautifully restored car Babs this summer and other record- breaking and fast vehicles.

Kidwelly Industrial Museum

A unique opportunity to see how tinplate was made.These original tinplate works are set in pretty countryside. Other exhibits show Carmarthenshires industrial past. Located near Kidwelly, off the A484 Kidwelly by-pass.

Entry to all our museums is FREE

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Attractions, Cafs, Restaurants & Pubs

Battlefield Live
Amroth Road, Llanteg, Pembrokeshire SA67 8QJ

Moriath Glass
Nant, Cwmpengraig, Drefach Felindre, Llandysul SA44 5HY

07777 671301 B-4

01559 371585 E-10

Cenarth Adventure Centre

Allt Y Gelli, Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JL

Origin (Fine Art & Crafts from West wales)

23 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BS

01559 371621 or 07791 173481 D-11

01267 234500 G-6

Cennen Arms
Trap, Llandeilo SA19 6TP

Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit

Pembrey, Carmarthenshire SA16 0HZ

01558 822330 L-6

01554 891042 G-3

Farmers Arms Glanaman

Glynmoch, Glanaman, Ammanford SA18 2JG

Pembrey Park Riding Centre

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey SA16 0EJ

01269 823461 L-5

07837 902726 G-3

Happy Potters - Paint Your Own Pottery

Unit 32, Lloyd Street, Ammanford SA18 3BY

Samphires Restaurant
Stradey Park Hotel, Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4MA

01269 597222 K-5

01554 758171 I-3

Helen Elliott Art of Wales

Tollgate House Studios & Gallery Carmarthen Rd, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9DA

Teifi Valley Railway

Henllan, Newcastle Emlyn SA44 5TD

01559 371077 E-11 F-11

01239 711735

Llanerchindda Farm Activity Centre

Cynghordy, Llandovery SA20 0NB

The Golden Hill Art Gallery & Therapy Centre

Bryneiddan, Panteg, Whitemill, Carmarthen SA32 7HD

01550 750274 O-11

01267 290335 H-7

Merlins Hill Centre

Alltyfyrddin, Abergwili, Carmarthen SA32 7ER

WWT National Wetlands Centre Wales

Llwynhendy, Llanelli SA14 9SH

01267 237808

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01554 741087 H-7 I-2

Attractions, Cafs, Restaurants & Pubs

Merlin Cycle Tours
Discovery Centre, Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli SA15 2LF

Carmarthen Golf Club

Blaenycoed Road, Carmarthen SA33 6EH

01554 756603 Situated on the stunning Millennium Coastal Park with over 30 miles of traffic free cycling we offer:- Cycle Hire, Servicing, Sales, Custom Builds, Bike Fit and more.

01267 281588 Welsh Club of the Year 2011. Open to all, young and old. 18 hole course and academy course, floodlit driving range,clubhouse with excellent cuisine, fantastic views and much more. I-2 F-7

Dinefwr Riding Centre

Llandyfan, Ammanford SA18 2UD

Glyn Abbey Golf Club

Trimsaran SA17 4LB

01269 850042 Fully insured and licensed Riding Centre, about 1.5 miles from Glynhir. Catering for adults and children the centre boasts qualified intructors, well schooled horses and ponies and an indoor arena. A member of the British Horse Society. K-6

01554 810278 The Welsh Golf Club of the year 2009, Glyn Abbey is just five miles from Llanelli and adjacent to the new Ffos Las horse racing course in Trimsaran. It is renowned for being the best technical layout in South Wales with tremendous views over the Gwendraeth Valley.


Caeiago Riding Holiday Centre

Ffarmers, Llanwrda SA19 8LZ

Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club

Nicklaus Avenue, Machynys, Llanelli SA15 2DG

01558 650303 K-11

Marros Riding Centre

Marros, Pendine SA33 4PN

01994 453777 C-4

01554 744888 Machynys Peninsula was the host of the European Wales Ladies Championship of Europe 2005-2008 and is a challenging Nicklaus style design in a dramatic setting overlooking the Gower Peninsula. I-2

County Cycles
53 Llandeilo Road, Crosshands, Llanelli SA14 6RD

Garnant Golf Club

Dinefwr Road, Garnant, Ammanford SA18 1NP

01269 845656 J-5

01269 823365 L-5

Square & Compass

Llandyfan, Ammanford SA18 2UD

Glynhir Golf Club

Glynhir Road, Llandybie, Ammanford SA18 2TF

01269 850402 K-6

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Aberglasney Gardens Brechfa Forest Carmarthen Castle Carmarthenshire County Museum 5 Carn Goch

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Carreg Cennen Castle Cefn Sidan Beach Coastal Path Crychan Forest Dinefwr Park and Castle

11 Dolaucothi Roman Goldmines (N.T.) 12 Dryslwyn Castle 13 Dylan Thomas Boathouse 14 Ffos Las Racecourse

15 Gelli Aur Country Park 16 Glyn Coch Craft Centre 17 Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB Reserve 18 Gwili Railway


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33 Museum of Speed 34 Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park 35 National Botanic Garden of Wales 36 National Coracle Centre 37 National Wetlands Centre Wales 38 National Wool Museum 39 Newcastle Emlyn Castle 40 Norwood Gardens 41 Oriel Myrddin 42 Parc Howard Art Gallery & Museum 43 Parc y Scarlets 44 Paxtons Tower (N.T.) 45 Pembrey Country Park 46 Talley Abbey 47 The Gate Craft Centre, St. Clears 48 West Wales Museum of Childhood 49 Ynys Dawela Nature Park

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19 Hywel Dda Centre 20 Kidwelly Castle 21 Kidwelly Industrial Museum 22 Laugharne Castle 23 Llanelli House

24 Llandovery Castle 25 Llandovery Heritage Centre 26 Llansteffan Castle 27 Llyn Llech Owain Country Park

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Llyn y Fan Fach Marros Riding Centre Merlins Hill Centre Millennium Coastal Park 32 Motor Sports Centre

Special Offers
Just one hour from the Severn bridge along the M4, Carmarthenshire stretches from the Usk reservoir in the Brecon Beacons to the Teifi, leading into Cardigan Bay and to the coastline overlooking the Gower You will find information on accommodation ideas, special offers and much more on our website: or call one of our helpful staff at Carmarthen Tourist Information Centre on 01267 231557

01267 231557

Cover images: Main - Brecon Beacons. Insets - Cefn Sidan, Laugharne and Llanelli