Ty Mawr

Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

‘Blessed to be in the beautiful Cothi valley, surrounded by Brechfa Forest’, this 16th-century country house hotel has the feeling of a private home. More

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‘Blessed to be in the beautiful Cothi valley, surrounded by Brechfa Forest’, this 16th-century country house hotel has the feeling of a private home. It now belongs to Gill Brown and David Hart, with Gill working as chef and David front of house. They plan to maintain the status quo while upgrading the bathrooms and perhaps adding a bedroom or two. The rustic-chic rooms reflect the tranquil surroundings. Afon Marlais, painted in soft blues, evokes the River Marlais, which borders the property. Dog-friendly Coedwig Brechfa, in a former stable, has its own front door, a seating area, coffee pod machine, sofa bed. All have period furniture, pottery cups and luxury toiletries. Four-legged guests are settled in with biscuits and a bowl. A three-course dinner comes with home-made bread, canapés, sorbet and fruit and veg from the kitchen garden. Gill uses local produce to create dishes such as braised pork cheeks in red wine with apple and mustard compote and pomme purée, perhaps followed by some local Welsh cheese. ‘Quiet and peaceful, with easy access to walks,’ reports a satisfied guest. (Isaac Romanov, Sue O’Leary)

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 TV (Freeview), 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, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £145, singles from £110. À la carte £42.

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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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