*New! / Newydd! - Bwlch Newydd

In rural Carmarthenshire, with amazing views over the Towy Valley

about the property

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

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

This rural retreat 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.

NB: Fly fishing for salmon, sewin and trout is available (2 rods) at £15 per day on the River Towy (please contact us for details).




latest review

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, 31 March 2017

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arrival at
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7 nights from
£439.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£724.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (max 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Double and the Single only

facilities at *New! / Newydd! - Bwlch Newydd

wifi broadband available
farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
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.  


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*New! / Newydd! - Bwlch Newydd

*New! / Newydd! - Bwlch Newydd

In rural Carmarthenshire, with amazing views over the Towy Valley
guests 5

£439 to £724 for 1 week

customer reviews for *New! / Newydd! - Bwlch Newydd

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,
31 March 2017

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 edmonds ,
31 January 2017

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,
16 January 2017

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,
11 December 2016

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,
31 October 2016

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 ,
28 October 2016

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,
26 October 2016

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 ,
30 September 2016

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 ,
24 September 2016

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 ,
18 September 2016

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 ,
20 August 2016

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,
1 August 2016

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 ,
31 July 2016

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 ,
27 July 2016

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 ,
4 July 2016

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 ,
2 July 2016

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 ,
27 June 2016
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