Take the country road that winds through the secluded Cothi Valley and you’ll come to the beautiful village of Brechfa set in the forest of the same name.
And there you’ll find a little jewel that shines more brightly with each passing year (it’s certainly making a name for itself- it was recently proclaimed Welsh Country Hotel of the Year).
Ty Mawr is an intimate, cream-washed country hideaway with everything you’d expect of a place that dates from the 15th/16th centuries – thick stone walls, old beams, low ceilings, log fires and cosy nooks and crannies, all creating a warm, rustic farmhouse feel. But you sacrifice nothing in terms of creature comforts. Ty Mawr has remodelled, well-appointed bedrooms that blend old with new – an appealing mix of pine furnishings and restful neutral colours.
It’s easy to see why Ty Mawr’s experienced and well-travelled owners, Annabel Viney and Steve Thomas, fell in love with this spot. And they make sure that the cooking perfectly complements these bucolic surroundings.
Ty Mawr’s suppliers read like a ‘who’s who’ taken from the Real Food manifesto highlighting the importance of fresh, quality local produce. It’s mostly organic too, and it all contributes to Ty Mawr’s tasty, wholesome Welsh cuisine simply prepared from the finest ingredients.
The hotel is ‘away-from-it-all’ relaxing but not forbiddingly remote. Less than half an hour from the M4, it’s perfectly located for touring Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire and for visiting Carreg Cennen Castle and the magnificent National Botanic Garden of Wales. Fishing, walking, shooting and mountain biking are all available locally.
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