Farmhouse holiday cottages in a tranquil rural hideaway Ceredigion, West Wales.

Carmarthenshire towns & info

Carmarthenshire the garden of Wales

Carmarthenshire is just a couple of miles south of Stallion Valley holiday cottages just the other side of the River Teifi which for much of it's length marks the Ceredigion county boundary.

The county town and administrative centre of  Carmarthenshire is Carmarthen and the most populous area in and around the town of Llanelli. Carmarthenshire has a population of 178,000 with about 40% of the population able to speak Welsh.  The county is a similar size to Ceredigion but has more than twice the population.

With its fertile land and agricultural produce, Carmarthenshire is known as the "Garden of Wales". It is home to the national Botanic garden of Wales.

To the south are sandy beaches and estuaries stretching from Pendine Sands to the Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli, to the West Pembrokeshire, to the north the Teifi River border with Ceredigion and to the Cambrian Mountains.

Carmarthenshire has a wealth of castles, country parks, forests, lakes/resrvoirs, museums, wildlife

The River Towy is the longest river flowing entirely within Wales and is noted for its trout and salmon fishing.

Principal towns are Ammanford, Burry Port, Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Llanelli, Llandeilo, Newcastle Emlyn, Llandovery, St. Clears, Whitland and Pendine. The principal industries are agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism. Although Llanelli is by far the larger town in the county, the county town remains in Carmarthen, mainly due to its central location.

 


Brechfa Forest Carmarthenshire Wales
If you like unspoilt forest landscapes, this is the place for you. There is open access along forest roads for walkers (& dogs), cyclists and horse-riders.
38 Mins
19 Miles
Dog Friendly

Carmarthen Castle
The ruins of Carmarthen castle can be found overlooking the river Towy from Notts Square and along Castle Hill. Carmarthen castle was once one of the largest castles in Wales. The gatehouse still stands near the Old Town shopping area,
35 Mins
20 Miles
Dog Friendly

Carmarthen is the county town of Carmarthenshire
The town you see today grew up around a medieval castle, the gatehouse still stands near the Old Town shopping area. The town has quaint old narrow streets but its attraction is as a shopping centre with familiar high street names and lively market
35 Mins
20 Miles
Dog Friendly

Carmarthenshire County Museum
The County Museum presents many aspects of Carmarthenshire's rich and varied past. Displays include local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian schoolroom, life on the farm.
32 Mins
18 Miles

Cenarth on the River Teifi
The pretty little village stands on the banks of the River Teifi, between Newcastle Emlyn to the north and Cardigan to the south. Here, the River Teifi drops down through the wooded gorge to hard rocks to produce a spectacular series of waterfalls.
23 Mins
12 Miles
Dog Friendly

Cwrt-y-Cadno (The Fox Court) village
Cwrt-y-Cadno Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel is featured in a new collection of photographs of 120 of Wales's chapels. Once an important crossroads on the route of the drovers from Ceredigion to market Smithfield in England
42 Mins
22 Miles

Doggy Divas & Grooming
Doggy Divas is a unique dog groomers and boutique located in Llandeilo, Wales ensuring that your pet is pampered and treated with the best care.
48 Mins
30 Miles
Dog Friendly

Ferryside
Originally a ferry crossing (1188), then becoming a fishing village, it has developed as a holiday and retirement area. The village has its own lifeboat station and was the first village in the UK to switch from analogue to digital television.
45 Mins
27 Miles
Dog Friendly

Kidwelly
Kidwelly Town lies on the River Gwendraeth, Carmarthen Bay. Kidwelly the town and castle were established by the invading Normans during the 12th century.
47 Mins
28 Miles
Dog Friendly

Laugharne is a small town on the estuary of the River Tâf,
It is perhaps best known for having been the home of Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death in 1953 . It also has a scenic castle,
50 Mins
30 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llandeilo is a great place for pleasure shopping
A colourful, picturesque town with numerous small independent shops. A great place for gift shopping we often go here Xmas shopping.
48 Mins
30 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llandovery market town
Llandovery is an old drover town. At its peak 30,000 animals were sent to London each year. Near the car park is a castle, a striking stainless steel statue of Lord Llwelyn and the Llandovery Heritage and Tourist Information centre.
52 Mins
30 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llanllwni Mountain, Carmarthenshire
This is a wild open common with some great walking and wind turbines on the horizon. Generally you will see ponies grazing there and often buzzards and red kites souring overhead..
17 Mins
9 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llansteffan Castle
To get an understanding of the castle's design, make a complete circuit around the grassy interior. Today it is mainly ruined and only a few buildings stand intact but the castle was once a building with great vitality and sophistication.
50 Mins
28 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llansteffan on the Towy estuary
The village of Llansteffan ("the church of Stephen") is a small village on the sandy Towy estuary. Llansteffan village is overlooked by its magnificent ruined castle and has some pretty homes, shops, toilets and a long sandy beach.
50 Mins
28 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llanybydder a market town on the River Teifi
Llanybydder is a market town on the River Teifi in Carmarthenshire. Llanybydder is notable for the horse markets held there on the last Thursday of each month.
15 Mins
7 Miles

Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire Wales
Today, although the castle is in ruins, the town is lively and has lots of shops, cafes and pubs. There are regular livestock markets and a farmers and vegetable market on Fridays.
18 Mins
9 Miles
Dog Friendly

Pembrey Country Park
An award winning golden sandy beach, dry ski slope, toboggan ride, crazy golf, pitch and putt, train rides, adventure play area, equestrian centre and a variety of nature trails ...there's something to offer the whole family!
57 Mins
34 Miles
Dog Friendly

Pendine is a village dominated by its beach.
To the west are cliffs, rock pools and cliff top paths. To the east, one of Wales’ longest sandy beaches, where historic land speed records were set and a part time MOD firing range.
57 Mins
36 Miles
Dog Friendly

Pendine Museum of Speed
Pendine sands 7 miles of flat golden sands is where Donald Campbell set world lands speed records in the 1920’s. The museum overlooks the long beach made famous by the world land speed record.
57 Mins
36 Miles
Dog Friendly

Talley Village Carmarthenshire
Talley is a small beautiful village in a wonderful setting and perhaps deceptively has lots of interest. Perhaps most striking are the ruins of the monastery dating back to 1185.
38 Mins
19 Miles
Dog Friendly

The Towy estuary and Carmarthen Bay
The River Towy flows into Carmarthen Bay via an estuary which it shares with the River Taf, at Laugharne and the two branches of the River Gwendraeth at Kidwelly. Here you will find miles of sandy beaches, peace, quiet & a choice of 3 castles.
50 Mins
28 Miles
Dog Friendly

The Towy River
The source of the River Towy is in the Cambrian Mountains. It is dammed about 6 miles from its source to create the Llyn Brianne reservoir. The Towy flows through Llandovery and Llandeilo and on through Carmarthen into the Towy estuary.
Dog Friendly

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Cwm March Farmhouse Cottages
Llandysul
Ceredigion
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01559 363444