Self-catering holiday cottages in Carmarthen
Bring your family to Carmarthen in West Wales. Why not stay at one of our lovely self-catering holiday homes in Carmarthen? Located on the banks of the River Towy, and the principal county town of Carmarthenshire, it is the oldest town in Wales. With a gladiatorial heritage, Carmarthen’s sturdy Roman defences can still be seen to this day. There is also an amphitheatre near Priory Street and the ruins of a 12th-century castle on Notts Square. Carmarthen is thought to be the birthplace of Merlin the Wizard of Arthurian legend; his statue can be seen along Merlin’s Walk. The Welsh name for the town of Carmarthen is Caerfyrddin; ‘Caer’ translates to ‘Fort’ and ‘Myrddin’- the English word for Merlin.
Local attractions include the Carmarthenshire County Museum that celebrates the town’s rich history and is packed with plenty of treasures. Carmarthen is a great place for foodies, especially when staying in self-catering accommodation. There are lots of independent shops from which you can pick up your supplies such as the Zero Waste shop, as well as the 800-year-old market which is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This, along with the farmer’s market which pops up on the 1st Friday of the month, means you can try some of the best local produce in Wales during your stay in Carmarthen. There are two shopping areas, St Catherine’s Walk and Merlin’s Walk, both of which are popular with day-trippers and shoppers. Carmarthenshire is renowned for its excellent off and on-road cycling and boasts the very first velodrome built in Wales, Carmarthen Park.
Begin your West Wales adventure from one of our Carmarthen holiday cottages – take a look at our full collection above to plan your getaway. Our accommodation includes cosy cottages for two, larger family-friendly cottages and dog-friendly accommodation so your pet can come too. Find your perfect place to stay in Carmarthen, including a selection of luxury accommodation. Browse our range today - where will you stay on your trip to Carmarthen in West Wales?