Bwlch Newydd

the best of rural Carmarthenshire, with amazing views over the Towy Valley
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Bwlch Newydd

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A lovely rural traditional cottage overlooking the Towy Valley (with all the comforts of home) Near to Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

The Times - Top Autumn Escapes say:

"Go fly-fishing for salmon and trout on the River Towy or walk the Cambrian Way footpath from this characterful 1850s cottage in the Cambrian Mountains. It has been sympathetically renovated, retaining the original inglenook fireplace and bread oven. Two pretty bedrooms have stripped-back wood floors. Eat at the excellent Towy Bridge Inn nearby."

This delightful 1850's cottage is situated adjacent to a quiet mountain road in the Cambrian Mountains, looking directly out across the Upper Towy Valley.

It was built originally as a workers cottage on the Cawdor Estate. It has been recently sympathetically renovated to a very high standard using traditional local materials and local craftsmen, and stands enclosed in its own garden of approximately 1/4 acre.

Bwlch Newydd is an ideal location for bird watchers and walkers alike as it looks out onto woodland of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB Nature Reserve, and stands directly on the Cambrian Way footpath. It is also an ideal site for would-be astronomers as it's in a "Dark Sky" rural area where the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye. Although in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, this cottage lies only 20 miles from Aberaeron on the Ceredigion coast.



latest review

This is such a special spot and we had a wonderful week here. Definitely recommend staying at Bwlch Newydd (although don't tell everyone!).

Georgia P, September 2020

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£547 (based on 2 staying)
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£1260 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Double and the Single only

facilities at Bwlch Newydd

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

in detail

The property is fully centrally heated with underfloor heating downstairs, and radiators in both upstairs bedrooms. All windows are double glazed. There is also wi-fi.

Ground Floor:

Kitchen dining room:

  • Well equipped spacious L-shaped Kitchen/Diner with oil fired Aga and separate electric Rangemaster cooker and oven/grill. Reclaimed quarry tiled floor. Granite worktops, belfast sink and bespoke fitted kitchen units with separate dresser. Traditional pine settle and table with two chairs. Bosch/AEG fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee maker with milk frother. An iron/ironing board and hairdryer are also provided.

Open plan Living room/Parlour

  • Large inglenook fireplace and bread oven. Clearview wood burning stove (logs included) with 3 seater settee, 2 seater settee and arm chair. Traditional Welsh dresser, two seater settle and chair. Stowable smart TV DVD/Bluray player and bluetooth (wireless) speaker. A selection of books, maps and games are provided.

Bath /Shower room:

  • Spacious,fully tiled Villeroy & Boch bathroom with bath and separate large shower and heated towel rail.


  • Master bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and shaker style clothes hangers.
  • Second bedroom with 3/4 double bed and separate single bed (in alcove), chest of drawers and shaker style clothes hangers.


  • A dog/sheep proof fence encloses the garden.
  • A paved seating/dining area with table, four chairs and parasol as well as a barbecue and table is provided.
  • A zinc lean-to provides covered parking for one car inside the gates with additional parking outside on the road. This covered area can also be used for barbecues in inclement weather.
  • There is a hammock which can be attached to the silver birch trees in the garden, and a telescope for viewing the sky on clear nights.  

local area

  • Information on fishing in the area is available at and licences can be purchased at the Towy Bridge Inn, 1km from Bwlch Newyd
  • Towy Bridge Inn - pub with food - 1km
  • Royal Oak Inn - pub with food in Rhandirmwyn. Also contains the village shop, open from 10.00 am -  3km
  • Neuadd Arms Cilycwm - Pub with food in Cilycwm - 7km
  • Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB nature reserve car park - 2.5km
  • Llyn Brianne dam and reservoir - 4.5km
  • Cwm Rhaeadr waterfall walk, all ability trail and mountain bike trail -4.2km
  • Dolaucothi goldmines (National Trust) - 15km
  • Llandovery town  -shops/pubs/restaurants/castle - 15km
  • Llandeilo town (shops/pubs/restaurants/Dinefwr Castle) -36km
  • Aberglasney House and Gardens - National Trust House - 25km
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales - - 25km

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customer reviews for Bwlch Newydd

This is such a special spot and we had a wonderful week here. Definitely recommend staying at Bwlch Newydd (although don't tell everyone!).

- Georgia P,
September 2020

One of, if not the best underthethatch property we have stayed at.

- Dave hall ,
January 2020

We had a wonderful NewYear here. The cottage was gorgeous and decorated beautifully with Christmas lights and a lovely tree. The stars were incredible that night too. Loved the aga which warmed the whole house - you could not imagine a cosier place to be. Garden is really dog friendly and the local pub was so welcoming.

- Liz H,
January 2020

A very comfortable cottage which was appreciated as the rain came down. The telescope was a great idea, but unfortunately the weather did not allow us to use it. It was lovely to be able to walk into the countryside from the front door (spectacular reservoir and dam nearby)

- Jonathan W,
November 2019

Thanks utt another fantastic cottage, bwlch newyyd had everything! Beautiful views,short walk from lovely pub towy bridge inn. Such a perfect area for walking straight from doorstep. We have a dog and there was even a towel and treat left for him and totally dog proof garden. We will definitely return. Thanks very much :)

- Lorraine C,
May 2019

Fabulous cottage, fitted with all essentials. Owners went the extra mile leaving a personalised note and bottle of prosecco! Perfectly located within striking distance of excellent walks in the Brecon Beacons.

- Damien S,
April 2019

Lovely break away. A very nice house, warm and welcoming, lots of nice touches, and plenty of wood for the logburner. The kitchen was really well equipped and nice to be able to use an Aga.

- Paul hudson ,
March 2019

Exceptional!! What a fantastic cottage, so cleverly renovated with a sense of style that makes you feel immediately at home. Thank you Kate and Huw for the welcome gifts (and for your assistance in helping me make Mark's birthday even more perfect!). Bob the Dog loved the treats as well. Snuggled away in the Towy river valley, with jaw dropping 'dark skies', and miles and miles of scenery. We were lucky to see the Red Kites, and the Wrens that thrive in this environment. Perfect peace, and relaxation, watching DVD's (loved the tuck away television), reading, spending quality time together. A very special place.

- Samantha H,
February 2019

This was the most comfortable, warm and well thought out property that we have ever stayed in. The owners have thought of everything, torches by the doors, all the utensils and items you could ever need as well as little things such as pooh bags! Absolutely fantastic!! beautiful remote location, it really is wonderful.

- Rachael A,
January 2019

Probably one of the best holiday cottages we’ve ever stayed it and we love it so much that this is our second visit this year. It is such a fantastic, cosy, beautiful place to stay and the surrounding area is stunning with lots of walks and views. The owners are so thoughtful and when we arrived on Christmas Eve, the cottage was decorated with a beautiful tree and twinkling lights; it gave us all the best arrival feeling. Quite simply, Bwlch Newydd is a delight whatever the season!

- Gemma E,
December 2018