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Our stay at Tynrhyd Holiday Barn for our first wedding anniversary was amazing. 14 of our friends came to celebrate our anniversary with us and they all spoke about how beautiful Tynrhyd was and how they would come back again and highly recommend Tynrhyd Holidays Barn to friends and family. We also spoke about using Tynrhyd as a conference or team bonding business trip for a group.

The house that we stayed in meant that we were all so comfortable and the way the house is laid out is simply amazing, you can see a lot of thought and effort went into the way the guests could enjoy their stay and feel comfortable and at home. 

Thank you so much for all you have done to make our stay feel amazing and comfortable and I would highly recommend Tynrhyd Holiday Barn to any group or conference group. 


Annwyl Siân, Gareth a'r plantos,

Diolch am benwythnos gwych iawn.

Wedi mwynhau yn ofnadwy yn Tynrhyd -

mae'n le arbennig i gwrdd a ffrindiau a chael aduniad a dathliadau.

Dwi'n siŵr y byddwn nôl yn fuan

Pob llwyddiant i'ch menter anhygoel

 Cofion cynnes

Rhian, Dai, Swyn, Eos a Celt



Thank you!

Words of thanks would not suffice,

For a beautiful holiday, so unique and nice.

We had such an enjoyable time each day,

This retreat is spectacular in many a way.

The buildings & grounds are tendered to so well,

Back in London, we will have a lot to tell.

You were all so helpful, with whatever our need,

We hope to come back one day. Yes indeed!!

Wishing you lots of luck in whatever you do..

May all your desires be fulfilled your whole life through.

P.s. our children thoroughly the cats and the trees, 

Your family were always welcoming and ready to please.

With much appreciation, 

The Spitzer families.

31st August 2016


Wonderful venue for a surprise 40th birthday party! We all had amazing fun and loved all the space outside in the sun to play loads of games including volleyball, ultimate frisbee, giant Jenga just to name but a few! Really great to share such a massive hot tub with lots of others admiring the red kites flying overhead. Thanks for a great stay!


Came with 24 British and Czech Republic soldiers prior to starting the notorious Cambrian Patrol. Needless to say the guys got a much better rest prior to setting off here than the original plan of using a farmers field.

Many thanks

SGT Veale

The Royal Lancers

October 2016


Had an incredible time! Now just looking for an excuse to come back every year!

Thanks so much

Jack, Jack, Tim & Co.

(30th Birthday + 30th Birthday + 30th Birthday)

11th-14th August 2016


Wonderful short stay: such an outstanding house in a beautiful setting. Plus, cats!

There is so much we didn’t do. Maybe next time. However, if you like amazing seafood – visit Pysgoty in Aberystwyth. For Pizza – Baravin.

The only thing we missed was coffee – maybe a Nespresso?

Oh, and some kibble for the kittens, they seem to have developed a taste for cheesy wotsits.

14th October 2016


The Thompson family from Essex had a great stay. The accommodation was fantastic 5 star. It was a great base for house hunting. We will be staying again.

Thanks Sean, Michelle & crew

23rd-25th November 2016


Had a lovely and memorable Christmas. The complex was ideal for all 19 family members. Beautiful setting and surrounding countryside. We made full use of all amenities. The children had a fantastic time.

Best wishes and a Happy New Year

From the Dickman’s, Dyson’s, Warren’s


The Happs and Morris family had a blast.

Lovely and Clean – Welcoming and Perfect

Will be staying again


20th February 2017


We had a lovely time here. Very warm, comfortable, and we enjoyed the hot tub at night. We will be staying again.



An amazing place to stay, impeccably clean with the pine fresh smell of the forest throughout. This conversion of a barn is worthy of a Grand Designs feature. The lady with the yellow jacket who showed us around was also genuinely friendly and makes the place feel homely! Will definitely be returning with friends for a few days.


4th March 2017


We have had such a lovely night’s stay! The rooms are so comfortable and homely. The setting is beautiful too, we will definitely be back!

Tim, Tara and Molly dog

24th March 2017


Everyone at Braemar House absolutely loved this Holiday!

The staff are very kind and helpful!

The rooms are 5 star and the views are amazing

Thank you so much

Amy x, Cath, Jez xx


Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your piece of heaven. Amy is very sad to be leaving the cats!

Cara & Rian (Braemar House)

31st March – 7th April 2017


Zarah’s hideaway +2

The pictures online totally belie the beauty and comfort of this wonderful house. High quality accommodation and hospitality. Gareth, Siân and children made sure our every request was satisfied. We will endeavour to return here for another ‘hideaway’.

Thank you, Gareth for your magnificent efforts to make my stay as comfortable as possible for me.

Zarah, Julie & Elaine x


Wedi cael amser da. Diolch yn fawr - Meiriona x

Wedi cael penwythnos lysh. Diolch o galon - Liz W x

Lle bendigedig + croeso gwych – Elonwy

Diolch o galon. Lle bendigedig xx – Wendy

Wedi joio mas draw. Lle bendigedig – Meiriona Rees


Our fantastic Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk/Hinterland Challenge was made even more special by the great facilities and accommodation at Tynrhyd Retreat, and the warm welcome and hospitality of our hosts Sian and Gareth and their family. Add to this the most beautiful countryside and stunning walks, and you have the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.

Huw Irranca-Davies, Former MP, now Welsh Labour & Co-Op Assembly Member.

On behalf of the Board of Management and Executive Directors of Mid-Wales Housing, may I thank you for providing us with an excellent venue for our meeting on Friday.

It is important for us to get away from the office occasionally and meet in a comfortable location to talk about strategic issues. We are also naturally keen to support businesses in our area of operation and following our visit, I know that Tynrhyd is somewhere the Association would be happy to return to at some point in the future.

My colleagues were most complimentary about the facilities at Tynrhyd - you have obviously put a huge amount of thought and effort into it's development, and I wish you much success going forward. 

David O. Evans, F.R.I.C.S.,

Chair, Board of Management

May 2017

7 Adults, 5 kids and 1 dog,

A perfect house to celebrate a 60th birthday, amazing hot tub, fantastic log fire, outstanding scenery. Would definitely recommend!

Thank you for the hospitality and flexibility!

Many thanks,

The Davies family xx


May 22nd

Just one nights stay wish it could have been longer Beautiful scenery and fantastic lodge. Amazing facilities

Thank you

Dr OJ Parry


May 29th

An unbelievable weekend in a stunning setting. Thank you for allowing us the freedom to express ourselves. It’s been such a pleasure to escape the daily rat-race of city life and enjoy a more peaceful environment, though its safe to say things did get a little raucous after a few ales were consumed. The banter was free-flowing as was the wine, but the over-arching feeling of the whole time here was positive vibrations and an absolute plethora of laughter. We loved it! We really loved it!!

Tom Frost xx

p.s Diolch o galon am bopeth! Scarlets!!


June 2017

We’ve had an amazing time celebrating my 40th!! You have such a wonderful place here.

Thank you


The Beardmore family



2nd June 2017

We stayed four nights here but wished we could have stayed longer – there is so much or so little to do. The accommodation is amazing and great being able to self-cater. Really hope we can come again soon. Really hope we can come again soon. Hosts were lovely and our daughter is particularly pleased to have met and played with Alaw, and the kittens of course.

Thank you

Annemarie, Nigel and Lauren Winter xxx


“The place is amazing with fabulous facilities both indoors and outdoors without any distractions whatsoever.  The venue has provided our students with an invaluable and memorable experience within a luxurious environment.”

Rhian Owen, Director Campiaith.

For more information on Tynrhyd, get in touch now!

Wedi cael penwythnos lysh. Diolch o galon

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