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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Priced for 2 (sleeps 5). We're delighted to be sole agents for this expertly restored Welsh country cottage in the most idyllic location imaginable!

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 worker's 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

We loved staying in Bwlch Newydd - it was perfect for a family of 4 and had everything that we could have asked for ... and more! The position of the house is stunning and great for exploring the area...

Stephen B, 2024

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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 internet
cleaning services
washing machine
high chair
travel cot

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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. 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 Newydd
  • Towy Bridge Inn - pub with food - 1km
  • 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

We loved staying in Bwlch Newydd - it was perfect for a family of 4 and had everything that we could have asked for ... and more! The position of the house is stunning and great for exploring the area. I hope that we can come again next year! Stephen and Julia

- Stephen B,

We spent a fabulous week at BN in Jan '24! The cottage is fully equipped and cozy notwithstanding frigid outside temperatures. Lovely walks particularly at Llyn Brianne. Be sure to pack everything you need, the nearest shop isn't that near (but that's the charm.)

- Robert H,

Absolutely brilliant cottage, 4th time visit always first class,

- Kerry P,

A lovely warm hug of a house and one I wanted to stay in for ages. Cool enough to enjoy that gorgeous Aga and light the wood burner for a few evenings after exploring the area, mostly on foot as much as our old rescue dog felt able. Ventured further afield and saw humans which was a shock having only seen sheep, birds and cows for day. It was lovely to come back to the house and think about what it was like to live there in years past.

- Berenice H,

Beautiful stylish cosy cottage. It felt so welcoming and warm and instantly like home. I loved sitting on the bench in front of the house admiring the mountains even in the drizzle. Local scenery and walks very dramatic so we hardly used the car and it was off season so we enjoyed family meals in the beautiful kitchen.

- Joanna M,

Had a 4 night stay at Bwlch Newydd last week and we really didn't want to leave. The cottage decor is wonderfully traditional and so charming, it made us feel right at home. The beds were first class comfort. Garden was fully secure for our largeish dog, who absolutely loved exploring the different areas and secret corners. The setting exudes peace and tranquility, with just the sound of the river flowing near across the field. This is a real getaway from everything and everyone based in the stunning Cambrian mountains. No neighbours within sight or sound! Sitting outside was pure joy and relaxation as a result. (there is the odd vehicle passing during the day, but this was barely noticeable as so rare and didn't disturb us in the slightest). We really appreciated the little touches owner Kate did for us, making sure stairgate set up to stop dog going upstairs, leaving little treats for us and the dog and a lovely welcome note too. Some great quiet walks near by for you and your dog too. We are seriously missing the picture perfect view of the mountain forest out the front. We will definitely be returning at some point.

- Eleri W,

Wonderful place to stay for total peace and relaxation.Bwlch Newydd was very comfortable well equipped and spotlessly clean.Diolch yn fawr iawn wedi joio mâs draw. Dei a Linda.

- Linda J,

Our favourite UTT holiday to date! (Of eight!) The cottage had the usual delightful traditional cosy feel, with everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay (lazing in the hammock in the garden was a lovely touch). The immediate surroundings were so beautiful we were very happy to stay there for most of the week enjoying the gardens and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Also - so many fantastic natural attractions within very close proximity including forest waterfall walks, the impressive dam and lake, local pub in gorgeous setting (Towy Bridge Inn) and our absolute favourite - the RSPB bird sanctuary 5 mins down the road- what an absolutely enchanting place of natural beauty! So much abundant wildlife also, even just in the gardens of Bwlch Newydd. We really loved this holiday and can’t wait for our next. ❤️

- Katie hector ,

What a beautiful cottage with an amazing location. A wonderful cosy cottage felt like a home from home. The views are outstanding and it was so quiet and tranquil just what I was looking for! Thank you

- Sarah B,

Love this cottage so much this is our second visit this year (and it's only March!). So comfy and cosy and the location is perfect - peaceful and quiet, with plenty of places to nature-watch, walk or cycle right from the door. Will definitely return again.

- Wendy L,

Lovely cottage. Great location. Perfect weekend.

- James M,

Great break away,lovely accommodation

- Jill S,

We loved our little break away. Cottage is amazing. Would definitely go again but for a week next time. 3 days was not long enough.

- Kerry K,

A fantastic cottage in a lovely location. Everything was immaculate, comfortable and very well equipped. It was lovely to sit outside listening to all the birds and the sound of the River Towy flowing. We had such a great stay, couldn't fault anything about it at all - we're looking forward to booking another stay, thank you.

- Francesca H,

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Everything we needed was there and it was extremely comfortable. The local bread and butter left for us were delicious. A rural location but lots to do. Only suggestion - a small one - some larger mugs for that morning cup of tea and coffee would be nice.

- Sandra roberts ,

This cottage is ideal for a couple or small family. The kitchen is classic cottage style, with an Aga and also a modern hob, large fridge and new appliances.  The bathroom is all modern, with a giant shower and large bath. The view from the front and garden is one of the best we have experienced, with the river in the distance and the sheep in the field. If you are a stargazer, there are no lights to spoil the night sky. We hade a wonderful stay here, another reminder that Wales had much to offer. Hiking during the day, and then off to Llandovery for dinner or drinks or a stop at the bakery. Highly recommended.

- David zamula ,

Perfect location to switch off for a few days. Great spot or bird watching, local wildlife and plenty of walks. Beautiful, clean cottage with everything for a perfect family stay. Thank you.

- J a walker ,

We four loved our week at Bwlch Newydd. The cottage was one of the best equipped we’ve ever stayed in. Walking from the front door & a very local bird reserve were icings on the cake!

- Lorna D,

What a wonderful cottage in spectacular surroundings. Incredible area for walks and a local pub on your doorstep. Cottage full of charm and very practical in all aspects. Definitely stay again.

- A l jones ,

Everything about this cottage and our stay there was fantastic! The hosts have done an amazing job with the renovation and the location is simply stunning! Several beautiful walks were very easily accessible. We loved it so much, we are already planning our return visit! Thank you!

- Nathalie V,

We had a lovely time at Bwlch Newydd. The cottage was immaculate and very comfortable. We appreciated the fresh flowers and treats. Missing it already.

- Lucy O,

Bwlch Newydd is pure relaxation in beautiful countryside

- Shirley G,

Bwlch Newydd is a very attractive, beautifully equipped, and cosy cottage. It is situated among stunning countryside and has been decorated and furnished to a high standard. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen had everything you could need, including an Aga and a Nespresso coffee machine. The sitting room has a log burning fire and a good WiFi connection. There are lovely varied walks nearby which our dog enjoyed, and it was very relaxing for us to sit on the patio and just chill out while admiring the amazing views.

- Michael berrett ,

We loved our visit to Bwlch Newydd, the house has been restored sympathetically and has a warm and inviting atmosphere . When we arrived there was a buzzard sitting on the telegraph pole outside! We also saw plenty of red kites over the week. Quite remote but this was a plus for us (and Tesco do deliver!) as the peace and quiet were absolutely awesome. However Llandovery is only a 15/20 minutes drive with a co op and some other cute little shops. The beds were super comfortable and I can imagine this cottage would be lovely and cosy even in the winter months . The dog loved the garden, all very secure. The house was not difficult to find and the local roads were fine. In fact the lack of traffic,( in August!) made us feel we were in a car advert! Oh and if you happen to need a vet, we can recommend Builth Wells vets, who run an out of hours service, it was a fabulous forty minute drive, almost worth missing our pub meal for! Also recommend the Brecon beacons national park visitor centre for views, coffee, great gift shop and walks! Hopefully we'll be back!

- Eve hinsley ,

A beautifully peaceful break in a region of Wales we had not visited before. The picturesque cottage sits alone on a hillside almost at the head of the Towy Valley. There are stunning views across the wooded valley, across the river towards the mountains. Bwlch Newydd had everything we needed, with a superb blend of traditional features (living areas and bedrooms) and modern comforts (bathroom). Maps and guidebooks for all levels of exploration are provided. We did pull out the tastefully hidden tv trolley for the Wales Euro match (sorry about the result). During our 3 night stay, we visited the dam and Brianne reservoir, the beautiful RSPB nature reserve and ‘cave’ (which apparently served the ‘Welsh Robin Hood’), and walked up onto the moorland plateau of Mynydd Mallaen. We also drove up to a spectacular viewpoint at the top of the pass - almost alpine views from the narrow mountain road. We visited the local pub, The Towy Bridge Inn, for an evening drink. The pub is reached across a bridge seemingly from a WW2 film. A warm and friendly welcome with excellent local beer. Slightly spooky experience with a tapping on the window at 5 am. I caught a crow at it on the second morning - I checked with google and this actually is a thing - we were not in a horror film (phew). Apparently, you draw the curtains and that helps the crows realise it’s a window and not another crow! We loved our stay and fully intend returning. Thank you.

- Madelin M,

We had a wonderful midweek break at Bwich Newydd. The cottage is homely and the owners had thought of every need we could possibly have, including doggy treats and a doggy towel. The location is absolutely stunning. We will definitely return.

- Andy W,

We had the best time at Bwlch Newydd. Beautiful views, and easy to find, despite being tucked away in the countryside. The house itself is kitted out with everything you could need and it’s incredibly comfortable. Couldn’t recommend the house more and we’ll certainly be back in the future.

- Joseph F,

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,

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

- Dave hall ,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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 ,

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,

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,

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,

Red Kite Heaven....the cottage is perfectly situated in a beautiful vallley where you can sit and watch the red kites soaring above. Every detail of the cottage has been carefully though through and is beautifully presented and so cosy. Thank you so much for the goodies we found on arrival, the bread was amazing. We had a very relaxing week, walking the area in stunning weather, then relaxing in the hammock watching the local sheep that walk up and down the road. If you need to recharge then this is the place for you.

- Rob G,

This is a gorgeous, sensitively restored cottage at the head of a beautiful green valley. It feels remote from the world but is only a short walk away from a great little pub (the Towy Bridge Inn) with another great little pub a short drive or longer walk away (the Royal Oak). The cottage is thoughtfully equipped with everything you need - from a bag of ice in the freezer and a generous welcome hamper (including bread, milk and a bottle of prosecco) to a well-laid fire ready in the log burner. Beds, bedding and furnishings are all top quality and comfortable. The bathroom is also huge, spotless and new, with a big tub and power shower. There is an Aga and a very well equipped kitchen. The space was extremely comfortable for two but would be plenty for four as well. We went on a rather wet August bank holiday weekend and could imagine being happy and cosy there at any time of year. We listened to the rushing river and the birdsong and relaxed completely. We walked around the Dinas RSPB reserve and up to Twm Sion Catti's cave (steep, but short - and easier than our guidebook suggested as there are now steps), and up onto the hilltop above Rhandirmywn for stunning views. Thank you to Kate and Huw for making this such a beautiful and comfortable space, and thanks UTT for finding another winning place for us.

- Roz C,

A really super little cottage in a spectacular location. The house is extremely well equipped and we especially enjoyed cooking on the AGA. The area was wonderful for exploring with no crowds and hosts Kate and Huw were most helpful and attentive.

- John F,

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Despite managing to pick the first rainy weekend for 2 months, we had a lovely time at Bwlch Newydd. We enjoyed being 'stuck' indoors as it's such a beautifully furnished cottage, very cosy but with plenty of space in the kitchen and living room to entertain ourselves. There are plenty of walks and pubs near enough so you needn't stray far either. The circular walk at the RSPB reserve Gwenffrwd-Dinas with a little detour to Twm Sion Catti's cave hideout was a lot of fun. The cottage is a little remote but the peace and the views make that entirely worthwhile, and it's not a hairy drive at all. The valley feels like a journey back in time and it would be hard not to relax here. I even enjoyed watching the rain drifting up the valley, so I must have been pretty happy, and my head was still there for days after coming home, it's clearly got to me! I'd happily live there, but the commute would be tricky to be fair. The goodies in the fridge are a lovely touch too.

- David T,

Wonderful location with plenty of walking and spectacular views straight from the door step. The cottage had everything that we could have wanted and more, comfortable and very well equipped, truly a very special place. We have stayed at many UTT cottages over the years and Bwlch Newydd is definitely one of the very best! Thank you Kate and Huw. Very much looking forward to our next stay. Sarah and Jason.

- Jason G,

What a lovely cottage & owners!! It is exactly what we needed & was looking for, It is in a great quiet location with a nice size secure garden for dogs. A prefect escape from reality & would definitely recommend, we are hoping to plan another stay at the cottage at some point.

- Lisa E,

We loved our stay at Bwlch Newydd! A very well-equipped, tastefully furnished property in a wonderful location. Had some great walks, views, relaxation and star-gazing. Marvellous. Already planning our return!

- Cheryl S,

Enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this superb cottage. The views from the garden are magnificent, the cottage spotlessly clean and well appointed. My only regret is that it was a only for three nights and not a week.

- Stephen simmonds ,

We stayed in Bwlchnewydd as it was where my husband's family were born in the 1800s - obviously it has been completely renovated since then! It was wonderful - really clean and well furnished. We are already planning our booking for 2018.

- Christine T,

This was our second stay at Bwlch Newydd. What a wonderful cottage it is. Very well equipped, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. We are looking forward to retuning.

- Christine fower ,

Perfect in every way, Bwlch Newydd is the ideal location for those looking for a relaxing break. We are already planning our 4th return visit to this wonderful location. Thank you so much.

- Nick A,

This cottage is absolutely fantastic. We had booked here a year ago to avoid the fireworks that go off every night where we live and upset our dogs. Didn't expect the cottage to be so perfect. Arriving later than we anticipated arrived to find the outside lights on so easy to find in the dark and walked in to find a lovely warm haven with the Woodburn lit and a beautiful welcome pack of goodies for us and the dogs. Would love to know where the bread is from as it is very yummy. The weather has been a bit damp in places but coming back to the cottage after wet walks has been wonderful. Sofas, beds etc really comfortable and kitchen well equipped with both an aga and another cooker. We've had a wonderful week with trips up to the reservoir for walks, Llandovery for a Potter around and lovely coffee and cake at the Printing office. Also went to New Quay on a lovely sunny day. It does take a while! Managed a trip Lampeter and sampled the delights of the Towy Bridge Inn locally. We don't want to go home and if you ever sell we will be in the queue to buy! Not one firework either so mission accomplished.

- Allyson jordan ,

Wonderful cottage in amazing location,can’t praise it enough.Warm clean and cosy and enclosed garden for dogs,ticked all the boxes for what we look for when booking a holiday cottage,thank you very much

- Margaret D,

Had a fantastic time at the cottage, Huw and Kate really made a massive effort and really have their guests's comfort as a priority . When we arrived the goody pack was just a lovely idea. We had fresh local butter, bread and even prosecco and eggs!! The cottage its self was immaculate , clean and and so comfortable. Kate and Huw have gone above and beyond and we were lucky enough to meet huw as we had an enquiry about the fishing rods . We both appreciated the torches supplied. The cottage just had everything . I really enjoyed reading about the local area with Huw's big book collection. We spent a little time in the garden and had a go on the hammock which was just heaven taking in all the incredible views. The area is just outstandingly beautiful and we loved exploring the area. We were made to feel really welcome at both pubs but i think a special mention needs to go to Julie and Nick at the Towy Inn just over the river. Julie really looked after us and the food was of a really good standard. To sum up as one guest put it 11 out of 10 for the cottage. Please pass on our thanks to huw and really is the best cottage we have ever stayed at and cannot wait to return abi and david

- David D,

Perfect in every way, a warm, cosy and comfy cottage in an idyllic location. Spotlessly clean with lovely comfy sofas and pretty antique furniture. The fully enclosed garden was ideal for our dogs to run and play in without us worrying and the reservoir down the road was brilliant for long walks without the dogs getting muddy. Lots of places to explore locally and the Towy Inn is close enough to walk to for a nice meal, dogs welcome too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave, hope to be back again soon.

- Gemma francis ,

We had a wonderful week at the cottage, stunning location with amazing views. We really enjoyed walks at the RSPB reserve and at the nearby Dam. The local pub was very welcoming too. The cottage itself was wonderful, warm and comfortable. The benefit of smart TV and Wi-Fi was also welcomed by all!

- Richard hemming ,

We have stayed in so many wonderful Under The Thatch properties over the years, and this without a doubt, is a real gem! A truly special place to stay... and on a clear night the stars are magical.

- Jodie parker ,

Lovely cottage in a tranquil, rural setting. Will definitely return.

- Frank N,

Bwlch Newydd is amazing. Lovely cottage and everything first class inside and out. Very roomy but cosy kitchen. Fabulous beds. Stunning setting, and the countryside nearby is out of this world. Had great walks with the family. Thanks to Kate for all the extras in the welcome pack. Can't wait to go back!

- Doreen R,

You really won't find a nicer place to stay than this! The cottage itself is a delight - cosy, comfortable and homely, with everything you could possibly need. The location is superb, particularly if you enjoy bird-watching and when we were there, the willow warblers sang from dawn til dusk. We even managed a dawn chorus walk at RSPB Gwenffrwrd Dinas, just a short distance away, which was magical (although quite arduous in places!) We enjoyed visiting Llandovery and Llandeilo and our two boxer dogs had a great time exploring the local forest walks. Definitely hoping to return as Bwlch Newydd is a very special place.

- Beth E,

Absolutely stunning property, beautifully equipped, really comfortable and tastefully furnished. There is nothing negative you could say about this property except 4 nights is not long enough!

- Gail C,

This as a beautiful cottage, in fantastic landscape. It feels both homely (warm!) and luxurious. Kate & Huw have thought of everything with a well equipped kitchen and lovely welcome pack.

- Natasha E,

The accommodation was extremely nice, with the fire going and local goodies provided on arrival. Everywhere was spotless and well equipped and the local area was absolutely beautiful, would be happy to return for longer than a couple of nights. The local pub was only a ten minute walk away and they were very welcoming on a cold wet evening, serving us really good food.

- Angela D,

Lovely well appointed cottage. Very cosy and ideal for a winter break. The local Towy Bridge inn was perfect for a short evening walk. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. All home cooked food. We weren't able to appreciate the stars due to lots of clouds (Good excuse to return next year). We did see plenty of bird life even a red kite. Thanks to Kate for the lovely welcome pack. Gatsby enjoyed the treats you left for him. Will definitely be recommending the cottage to friends. Thanks Pam, Robert, Pete, Hilary and Gatsby xx

- Pam B,

We stayed at Bwlch newydd for three nights and found the area, cottage and time of year to visit amazing! Our dog loved the treats and we loved the welcome package. The property was an absolute luxury! We will most definitely be returning.

- Gwyneth haf H,

We so enjoyed our short break at Bwlch Newydd. The cottage has been very attractively restored with a high degree of comfort. The beds and bedding are outstanding. The cottage is extremely well equipped and there are many thoughtful touches, such as a variety of lamps, blankets in the sitting room and OS maps.

- Caroline hampton ,

Perfect in every way! An idyllic welsh cottage for a relaxing break. The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and had plenty of home comforts - the welcome pack of goodies was a wonderful extra! During our stay we enjoyed many autumnal walks in the local area, returning to the cottage in the evening to light the log fire. The local pub (only a 10 minute walk) was an added bonus where we enjoyed good pub food. Thank you. We will definitely return. The Anthony Family

- Karen A,

Wonderful warm, welcoming cottage in a lovely area and welcome goodies and thoughtful touches such as a dog towel much appreciated. Wood burner and opportunity to cook with the Aga made even a couple of wet miserable days enjoyable. Good walking straight out of the door and good food and atmosphere down at The Bridge Inn. We're already planning our next visit.

- Gill walters ,

This is truly a delight of a cottage! It is so well presented, cosy and well equipped. We cooked some delicious meals on the Aga after beautiful afternoon walks. It couldn't be easier to access some fantastic walks with the reservoir and bird sanctuary just up the road. Thank you for a wonderful break.

- Fiadhna mcezoy ,

The pictures on the web site do not do this cottage justice! It is absolutely gorgeous and very welcoming and cosy with some lovely goodies in the kitchen awaiting our arrival which was so very kind of our hosts. We only had a short break here but fitted in the gorgeous waterfall walk, the walk at the local RSPB site and a look at the dam which is really quite impressive and last but not least a couple of walks to the Towey Bridge Inn for our evening meal which was lovely. This is a very beautiful part of Wales and we have really enjoyed our short stay.

- Lynne bruce ,

Nestled in the beautiful Tywi valley, Bwlch Newydd was a perfect place to have a holiday. The building has retained all the character of a traditional welsh cottage and combined it with comfortable, contemporary luxury. It was beautifully furnished and very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed using the telescope as well as getting to know more about the area from the lovely collection of books about the valley. The views of the wooded hillside opposite the cottage were spectacular as we sat outside for lunch or with an evening drink. We loved the Aga which was great to cook in as well as keeping the cottage cosy on chillier days. One family member rustled up welsh cakes on the hot plates, delicious! One evening we put a casserole in the bottom of the aga and headed on foot to the welcoming local pub for pre dinner drinks. The valley is a delight to walk in. We had a lovely circular walks at the RSPB nature reserve, a short distance from the cottage and also did the waterfall walk through the woods. A drive up the valley around the reservoir was stunning and there were some lovely spots for picnics. On other days we went shopping in Llandeilo, headed for the coast at Aberaeron and visited The Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, meandering along minor roads with spectacular scenery to get there. We had a wonderful time at Bwlch Newydd and look forward to a return visit.

- Robert webb ,

A lovely long weekend. We loved the location and the cottage exceeded my expectations. Comfortable and well equipped, a lot of care has been taken in the refurbishment. The valley is a beautiful place You can walk to the Towy Bridge Inn and the food there was great. We saw lots of birds of prey and enjoyed having the local sheep wondering past. The sky on a clear night was fabulous. We will definitely be back :-)

- Louise C,

Beautiful little cottage restored to very high standard and in lovely surroundings. The owners left a very thoughtful and tasty welcome pack, which included treats for the dog! The cottage was spotless. Loved the aga. Great, friendly little pub 10 min walk away. Highly recommend this for a restful getaway.

- Michael vincent ,

A very cosy cottage, beautifully and sympathetically renovated to a high standard - very comfortable beds, seating, luxurious bathroom and bespoke kitchen. The welcome pack was avery nice thought. A perfect choice for relaxing in a quiet unspoilt location - surrounding walks with spectacular scenery and a pub within walking distance serving good food

- Margaret ashton ,

A fabulous new addition to UTT! The owners have done an amazing job in that you know you are in an old building but it's a dwelling very much to 21st c standards. The welcome pack was really kind as were the baby friendly touches (socket covers were not expected). We didn't venture far but there wasn no need to as we were able to watch Wales cement their new world class football status from the comfort of the lounge, and drank in the glorious surroundings from the star of the weekend, the hammock!! I will be buying one very soon. Thank you so much for baby Summer's third UTT (and she's only one). Claudine, Ned and Summer

- Claudine johnson ,

A real gem of a cottage in a beautiful location. Remote but accessible. Super enclosed garden for dogs. Very well equipped, cosy and comfortable especially so with the warmth from the AGA. Top quality furnishings, what else can we say! We have just returned from a short break - weather was terrible but the cottage made the holiday. Andy and Sherry Kindred with Nan and Gryff (Border Collies) from Melton Mowbray Leicestershire.

- Andy kindred ,

What a wonderful cottage! There are so many nice little touches which make the cottage very homely. Everything you would ever require has been thought of and is of an extremely high standard. Total luxury! We made good use of all the games and DVDs and also enjoyed investigating the telescope. The aga was a real treat... Along with the wood burner. Lots of beautiful places to visit such as nature reserve, forests, rivers and waterfalls. I would highly recommend this stunning cottage to anyone looking for a cottage with all the period features but also with a touch of luxury.

- Caroline bowater ,