Business focus: Tynrhyd Retreat

You might just be starting to think about booking a big family summer holiday, so we thought we’d let you know about a new group accommodation that opened in January this year – Tynrhyd Retreat. We spoke to the owner, Sian, to tell us all about the new accommodation and why they love the Cambrian Mountains.

So Sian, Tynrhyd Retreat is really quite new, isn’t it?

We started work on the site in 2009 but we didn’t open officially until January 2015. We were interested in developing a complex which would give us an alternative opportunity to being employed and as a trigger to bringing people into the local rural area to benefit others.
Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.13.01What makes Tynrhyd stand out as a group accommodation?
Superb high quality, size (we sleep up to 48 people), solid oak beams as structure and exposed, private grounds circling the barn with unique and exquisit wood carvings to explore. There’s also a full size football pitch adjacent to barn in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. Luxury, traditional yet contemporary style. Practical and spacious, ideal for families and pets. Wood burners and smart TVs, snooker table in communal games room. Ideal for a family holiday get together.
Are you promoting any packages at the moment?
‘Hinterland walks’ are being launched at Tynrhyd with over 30 businesses involved in promoting the area as a Hinterland destination. Developing family activity packages, such as biking, walking, Sarah Buntons Chocolate Experience on site, pampering, harp/ music workshops, residential and corporate courses!

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.13.15Have you teamed up with any other local businesses?
Plenty. Cambria Tours, Twms Treks Walking guide, Eifion Jones Leader of Cambrian Mountain Biking, Vale of Rheidol railway, restaurants/pubs such as 5* Michelin pub The Farmers, Sarah Bunton’s Luxury Chocolates and we’re also looking at teaming up with other activity providers.
What makes the Cambrian Mountains a fantastic destination for active groups?
Unspoilt, un-discovered, Rustic and natural. Access bike and horse riding trails from our door step. Peaceful a place you could walk for miles without seeing anybody- total retreat!