Ty Mawr

Value offers

César award in 2011

‘Hospitable’ hosts Annabel and Stephen Thomas run their small country hotel in this 16th-century farmhouse on the edge of the Brechfa forest. It has a ‘peaceful’, rustic atmosphere: the public areas have exposed stone walls, fireplaces, and artwork and pottery by local Carmarthenshire artists. The ‘manicured’ garden, where guests take al fresco afternoon tea in good weather, runs down to the River Marlais. Simply decorated bedrooms have tea- and coffee-making facilities and dressing gowns; two ground-floor rooms are popular with guests who travel with their dog. ‘Our immaculate room was like a suite; it had a large bed, a good sitting area, a well-appointed bathroom and all the amenities you might expect.’ Pre-dinner drinks and canapés are served in the lounge or on the patio; in the restaurant, residents and locals enjoy the ‘informal ambience’ over Stephen Thomas’s cooking. ‘Dinner was divine: we had perfectly prepared lobster and a gorgeous fillet of beef with oxtail.’ At breakfast, a buffet holds fresh fruit salad, cereals and local yogurts; hot dishes include home-cured bacon and laver bread oatcakes. (GN, RM-P, and others)
  • 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

Ty Mawr Country Hotel BRECHFA Carmarthenshire Wales SA32 7RA


01267 202332

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.


[2015] per room B&B double £115--£130, D,B&B £160--£175. Set dinner £25--£30 per person, à la carte £30.