Ty Mawr

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

‘A jewel set in glorious Welsh countryside’, on the edge of Brechfa Forest, this 17th-century country house is ‘one of the most outstanding small hotels we have stayed in’, readers write. More

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‘A jewel set in glorious Welsh countryside’ on the edge of Brechfa Forest, this 17th-century country house is ‘one of the most outstanding small hotels we have stayed in’, readers write. Since taking over in 2022, Gill Brown and David Hart have been winning such plaudits. ‘A lovely comfortable hotel with charming owners and staff,’ a Guide regular related. Bedrooms are traditional and charming. Dual-aspect Gardd Fotaneg draws inspiration from the National Botanic Garden of Wales, a 15-minute drive away, with pretty blue-and-white wallpaper and a wall of exposed stone. Dog-friendly Coedwig Brechfa has its own front door, patio seating, vintage Dickens novels in a bookcase set into the wall. There are torches and binoculars to use, and they will dry wet walking clothes. ‘The best local produce is at the heart of everything. The food is superb.' Short, rotating menus feature perhaps chicken supreme and smoky bacon; baked celeriac steak, ratatouille. One reader found the cooked part of breakfast disappointing; others 'particularly enjoyed Gill’s soda bread containing hazelnuts and raisins. Smoked salmon with free-range eggs was outstanding.’ (Bob and Jean Henry, Robert Cooper)

Hotel details


SA32 7RA


01267 202332


6. 2 on ground floor, 1 with private access.


all year.


sitting room, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, in-room Smart TV, wedding licence applied for, 1-acre grounds, EV charging.

Background music

classical in restaurant during dinner.


aged 10 and over welcomed.


allowed in some bedrooms (£20 per dog, biscuits, bowls, information on local walks provided), sitting room and bar, breakfast room, designated dining area.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £150, singles from £125. À la carte fixed-price £37/£42 2/3 courses.

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Comments about Ty Mawr

Ty Mawr is a jewel set in glorious Welsh countryside ... a perfect place to relax. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable and well equipped. Nothing has been missed. Breakfast is again superb! We particularly enjoyed Gill's soda bread containing hazel nuts and raisins. - Bob & Jean Henry - September 2022
Tŷ Mawr is blessed to be in the beautiful Cothi Valley surrounded by the Brechfa forest but it takes more than its enviable location to make Tŷ Mawr a successful hotel. Even during these trying times (2020-2021) Melissa and and Paul can not have done more to make us feel more welcome and safe! With his culinary skills and her front of house charm they make the already historic and comfortable place somewhere you’ll want to return. Our room (Coedwig Brechfa) was spacious, comfortable and well appointed, and perfect as a dog-friendly room. - Isaac Romanov - March 2020

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