Dinefwr Bothy

Dinfwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
The exterior of Dinefwr bothy, Carmarthenshire
The interior of Dinefwr Bothy, Carmarthenshire
The interior of Dinefwr Bothy, Carmarthenshire
A female fallow deer at Dinefwr
Dinefwr Castle ruins
The millpond at Dinefwr
The exterior of Dinefwr bothy, Carmarthenshire The interior of Dinefwr Bothy, Carmarthenshire The interior of Dinefwr Bothy, Carmarthenshire A female fallow deer at Dinefwr Dinefwr Castle ruins The millpond at Dinefwr

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 6
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Reference BY014

About Dinefwr Bothy

Nestled at the heart of the Dinefwr Estate near wildlife-filled woodland, this rustic bothy is the perfect bolthole for walkers exploring the Brecon Beacons.

Sitting in a field on a working farm on the vast Dinefwr Estate, with its deer park and Nature Reserve, you’ll find this simple little bothy on the walking route to Dinefwr Castle. When you stay, you’ll be at the western tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park, so there are glorious walks all around to enjoy.

A cosy and basic alternative to camping, step inside this open plan, one-room bothy and you’ll find high ceilings with exposed timber beams and gorgeous arched windows set into characterful walls of local stone. There’s one double bed platform and then six separate single sleeping platforms too. There’s also a toilet and basin, and a small kitchen unit with a sink. Bothy life is pared back, offering simple pleasures, so you’re essentially ‘camping withing walls’ but the incredible setting should have you raring to get out there and head off exploring each morning.

Stroll from the bothy doors and discover the Dinefwr parkland which is home to the iconic White Park Cattle who have been in the area since 920AD. There’s also the deer park, Newtown House with its tea room, the lake and boardwalk and also miles of trails across the estate to wander. Or hike up to the ruined Dinefwr Castle (owned by Cadw) and enjoy the amazing views. You’re also close to Llandeilo, a charming little town where you’ll find delis, pubs and cafes as well as a baker, greengrocer and butcher to stock up on anything you might need.

Make the most of your location on the western fringes of the Brecon Beacons National Park with walking opportunities all around. And, if you’re a fan of mountain walking then heading to the summit of Pen y Fan should definitely be on your list. Don’t miss the incredible Henrhyd Falls either (Sgwd Henryhd) on the Nant Llech river, the highest waterfall in the National Park. There are also pretty pubs to cosy up in or linger over a home-cooked meal. The wonderful Aberglasney Gardens is a must for garden lovers and where you’ll find more than 10 acres of gardens and a unique Elizabethan cloister garden. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we’re currently not taking bookings for the period of Saturday 21 March to Thursday 30 April 2020.

Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 7pm

Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Email bunkhouses@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge not available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


  • Ground floor

    The Bothy is in one large open plan room with 1 double sleeping platform and 6 single sleeping platforms.

    Toilet and basin with kitchen unit and kitchen sink in back area. 

    View Floor plan (PDF 660 KB)

Notes for guests

Heating: No heating is provided. 

Bedding/linen: No mattresses, bedding or linen is provided. Guests should bring their own airbeds/sleeping mats, pillows, sleeping bags etc

Lighting: Lighting is powered by solar panels therefore the lights may not always work. Guest should bring their own lighting and torches.

Parking: There is space for one car next to the first gate for Llyndy Farm at the base of the field, 50 metres away from the bothy. The route from the parking to the bothy is unlit and uneven so you will need a torch.  

Garden: There is a private garden, but it leads out to .

Hazards: The track from the carpark to the Bothy is completely unlit, so we suggest you pack a torch. 

Dogs: We regret that we cannot accept dogs at this bothy due to its location on a working farm.

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1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

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