Ty Mawr Country Hotel

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

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


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. Steve’s cooking is the final treat, perhaps Cardigan Bay scallops, organic Welsh beef, calvados and cinnamon rice pudding. Top stuff.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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.

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


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

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Annabel & Steve Thomas

  • 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.