Ty Mawr Country Hotel

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire
+44 (0)1267 202332

A small country-house hotel lost in pretty hills that’s hard to fault for its style, price, food and welcome - dogs love it, too!


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Pretty rooms, attractive prices and delicious food make this welcoming country house hard to resist. It sits in a very peaceful spot. You drive over hills, drop into the village, then wash up at this 16th-century stone house that comes in soft yellow. Outside, a sun-trapping terrace laps against a trim lawn, which in turn drops into a passing river. Gentle eccentricities abound: croquet hoops take odd diversions, a seat has been chiselled into a tree trunk, there’s boules for those who play. Inside, original stone walls and low beamed ceilings give a warm country feel. There are fires everywhere – one in the attractive sitting room that overlooks the garden, another in the dining room that burns on both sides. Excellent bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor. You get big beds, warm colours, crisp linen, good bathrooms. Some have sofas, all are dog-friendly, three overlook the garden. Back downstairs, the bar doubles as reception, while Welsh art on the walls is for sale. Paul’s cooking is the final treat, perhaps Cardigan Bay scallops, organic Welsh beef, calvados and cinnamon rice pudding. Top stuff.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Children over 10 welcome.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog biscuits, beds, bowls, towels, leads and advice on walks.

Dogs welcome in sitting room, bar and bedrooms (just not in the breakfast room or restaurant).

Dinner £25-£30.


Nightly price
from £115
Singles £80.
3 Doubles
From £115
3 Twin/doubles
From £115



One of the best hotels we have stayed in during the 51 years of our marriage. Simple elegance rather sums up this small and cosy hotel. This includes location, décor but most of all the food. We were there for 4 nights including the week-end and the dinner menu which was exceptional changed daily. We were made to feel welcome at all times and tea was served on our arrival back at the hotel after a day enjoying the plethora things available in South West Wales. Will we go back there? Undoubtedly!

Duncan, Ilminster

I would strongly recommend staying at Ty Mawr and will stay again in the future when we are next in the area. A great small hotel / guest house. Annabel was a very efficient and attentive host. The evening food was very good and the breakfasts even better with a strong focus on local produce where possible. Tea and cake greeted us on arrival and each day when we returned in the late afternoon. Comfy lounge in which to take pre-meal drinks or post-meal tea/coffee. Small but lovely garden with outdoor seating for the better weather.

Andy, London

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Melissa Hurley

  • Visit the largest single span domed greenhouse in Europe at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
  • See the view Turner painted at Carreg Cennan Castle.
  • See where Dylan Thomas wrote Under Milk Wood at his Boathouse in Laugharne.
  • Climb up to Dinefwr Castle at the National Trust Newton House for views down the Towy Valley.
  • Pan for gold at the National Trust Dolaucothi Gold Mines.
  • Watch the birds being fed at Llandeusant Red Kite Feeding Station. Walk or cycle for miles in the Brechfa Forest without seeing a soul.