Ty Mawr

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César award in 2011

In a peaceful position beside a stream on the edge of the Brechfa forest, Annabel and Stephen Thomas's country hotel is a 16th-century farmhouse (later a school). It offers a 'very warm welcome' and the 'outstanding' value. The public areas have thick exposed stone walls, fireplaces and beams. In warm weather, pre-dinner drinks can be taken on the 'manicured' lawn of the large garden. Stephen Thomas uses Carmarthenshire produce for his daily-changing menu: 'Dinner was divine,' says a visitor this year (a fellow hotelier). 'We had perfectly prepared lobster and a gorgeous fillet of beef with oxtail; dessert was pear and almond sponge with honey ice cream.' The bedrooms are simply decorated: 'Our immaculate room was like a suite; it had a large bed, good sitting area; a well-appointed bathroom and all the amenities you might expect.' Breakfast, in a sunny room, is 'leisurely and civilised'. A well-stocked buffet has fresh fruit salad, cereals, organic Welsh yogurts and home-baked bread. The cooked breakfast has home-cured bacon, black pudding, free-range eggs. (Richard Morgan-Price, AD and J Lloyd)
  • Very hopsitable, dog friendly and super local food.

    G G, 24/09/2014

  • Our second stay at this charming hotel. The experience was just as enjoyable. High standards have been maintained in all areas. Steve produced a good choice of outstanding food, cleverly enhancing the flavours of high-quality local produce. Most important was the personal but not intrusive attention of the owners during a seven-day stay.

    I & S Brackenbury, 19/06/2013

  • Comfortable room. Daily-changing menu of excellent food. Outstanding value. Welcoming hosts and friendly atmosphere.

    John and Eileen Avison, 24/01/2013

  • We were greeted warmly. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We chose our dinner over a drink in the very pleasant bar. The food was excellent, served without delays. After our first meal we asked if the vegetables could be cooked a little more – and they were. Breakfast was a feast, cooked to order. And the price was reasonable.

    P.W. Taylor, 01/12/2012

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Local attractions

National Botanic Garden of Wales
Both a visitor attraction and a centre for botanical research, featuring the largest single-span glasshouse in the world.
Carreg Cennen Castle
A 13th-century castle, just north of Swansea.
The National Wetlands Centre
A 450-acre mosaic of lakes, pools and lagoons.

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Contact Details

Ty Mawr

BRECHFA Carmarthenshire Wales SA32 7RA


01267 202332

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


6, 2 on ground floor.


all year.


sitting room, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical in restaurant.


not under 12.


by arrangement (no charge), not allowed in breakfast room, restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2014] per room B&B double £115-£130, D,B&B £160-£175. Set dinner £25-£30 per person, à la carte £30.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates