Peaceful setting with beautiful garden

Tyn y Cwm 'Small house in the Valley' Holiday Home

Bird watching heaven in tranquil Mid-Wales


                         'You have made this place so interesting and welcoming'

                                                                                                                               Jan & Chris  April  2022    

          ' Did some great walks, had a wonderful week, made even better by Chris & Steve.'

                                                                                                                              Carole & Mick  April   2022

              'Thank you also for the magical birds feeders  -  never seen so many siskins,  and for

                                letting us know when the hedgehog appeared. Truly Magical.'

                                                                                                                             Clare &  Jeff  March  2022         

          'The front and back gardens, footpaths, river walks and surrounding valleys are breathtaking.'

                                                                                                                              Nick & Casie  March  2022

                            'A wonderful welcome. Amazing Birds. Glorious Surroundings. A Haven. '

                                                                                                                            Rachel & Simon  Feb  2022 

                      'We loved every minute of the walks, cycles and stay all from the door step.'

                                                                                                                             Alan & Sian Jan  2022      

                      'Thank you for a lovely stay, I especially enjoyed the wildlife here.'

                                                                                                                              Rob & Fiona  Dec 2021

                               'We have discovered parts of Wales we didn't know existed despite having

                                                                       traveled this way so often.'

                                                                                                                               Viv & Doug Oct 2021

                                     'Thank you so much for a wonderful week in your lovely cottage.'

                                                                                                                            Lisa & Eddy  Oct 2021 

                         'The overwhelming beauty of the countryside, the moments of doing nothing

                                                      but watching the birds feeding.'

                                                                                                                           Pete & Tracey  Oct 2021

                                                'Had lots of lovely walks around the cottage and beyond.'

                                                                                                                          Ian & Gemma  Oct 2021

      'Lovely to see your fabulous garden in Autumn, we have always been earlier in Summer before.'

                                                                                                                         Nige & Anne  Oct. 2021

                                    'To share such a paradise is the most difficult thing to do.

           However you manage give the experience to all with such generosity and abundance.'

                                                                                                                           Alex & Jane  Sept. 2021

                         'Everything about Tyn y Cwm, its origins, history and current have made our stay

                                                             all the more interesting.'

                                                                                                                         Carol & Ian  Sept. 2021

                                           'A fabulous welcome with a cream tea - just what we needed !'

                                                                                                                           Sue & Tim  Sept. 2021

                                                'Your hospitality was so much more than expected.'

                                                                                                                     Vicki & Darren  August 2021

                                   'It is a gorgeous bolthole snuggled in a beautiful little valley.'

                                                                                                                        Barbara & Paul  August 2021

                                     'This is not just a holiday let, but a well equipped home

                                              with every care taken to ensure we were comfortable.'

                                                                                                                         Dave & Mandy  July 2021

           'This was our third try at staying with you (covid,restrictions etc.) and it was well worth the wait.'

                                                                                                                         Roger & Angela  July  2021

                                     'Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful piece of heaven.'

                                                                                                                          Liz & Terry  July 2021

                                            'Our week has flown by with so much to do in easy reach.'

                                                                                                                    Glynnis & Clare  July 2021

                     'A great little cottage in such a scenic spot, stunning view and wonderful walks.'

                                                                                                                      Gemma & Ian  July 2021

                                                            'We love your garden & all the planting. '

                                                                                                                 Margaret  &  Terry  June 2021

                                                     'We have both had the most wonderful week.'

                                                                                                                   Karen  &  Ed  June 2021

                                          'To return each day to such peace and beauty is priceless.'

                                                                                                                  Jacqui  &  John  June 2021

             ' We stayed in a very similar cottage and thought it could not be bettered, gave it 10 out of 10,

                                                          Nuthatch(Tyn y Cwm) even exceeded that.'

                                                                                                                  Dennis &  Gaynor  June  2021

                                         'Enjoyed the local walks again, the garden birds were amazing.'

                                                                                                                   Mavis  &  Geoff  May 2021

                                                'One of the most Beautiful places we have stayed.

                                             Thank you for the tour of the woods and the nest boxes.'

                                                                                                                   Michael  &  Christine  April 2021

                                                          ''Thank you so much for another great week.'

                                                                                                                         Jo  &  David  April  2021

                                  'We loved your gardens I especially loved the "fairy garden" I opened

                                                  the door and there sat a frog ! '

                                                                                                                        Mavis & Geoff  October 2020

                                                           'Really great cottage, lovely stay, great hosts.'

                                                                                                                                       Chris  Sept. 2020

                         'This is such a beautiful and unspoilt  part of Wales and we have relished the

                            peace and tranquility of your lovely gardens and the surrounding mountains.'

                                                                                                                        Alison  &  Steve  Sept. 2020

                  The gardens are beautiful and the birds feeding on the various feeders are a joy to watch.'

                                                                                                                         Diane  & David  Sept. 2020

                          'This is an amazing place and we really enjoyed the local walks and all the birds.'

                                                                                                                          Matt & Ali  Sept. 2020

                             'We have had a lovely break, each day has been full of wonder and relaxation.'

                                                                                                                            Sarah & Ian  August 2020

                                            '2nd visit & it's as good as the 1st, can't wait to return next year.'

                                                                                                                             Karen & Ed  August 2020 

                                'Thank you for your hospitality, we have appreciated all the care shown to us.'

                                                                                                                       Roy & Sue  August  2020

                                       'The Abergwesyn mountain pass was an experience I'll never forget.'

                                                                                                                      Sam & Wayne  August 2020

                                       'Your cottage is beautiful and homely,we had a wonderful break.'

                                                                                                                     Tina & Phil  August 2020

                                'This is a delightful place to stay, we did an amazing range of things '

                                                                                                                     Helen & Martin  July 2020

                                        'We have never encountered so friendly hosts before.

                              You have opened our eyes to this lovely area and hope to return soon.'

                                                                                                                        Debbie & Graham  July 2020

'Thank you for making this one of our favourite weekends.'

Shilpi & Emmanuel Mar. 2020

' We loved each mornings entertainment from the

incredible number and variety of birds visiting the feeders.'

Rob & Cathy Jan. 2020

 ' Thank you for making us feel home & even inviting

us for Christmas Dinner.'

Marthre & Matthias Dec. 2019

'Thank you for making me feel so welcome, as always.'

Martyn Nov. 2019

'We've enjoyed our stay & watching the birds up close

has been lovely.'

Robin & Cerys Oct. 2019

' Cottage is lovely and location superb.'

Sue & Dick Sept. 2019

' Everything is so pretty here, perfect place for our honeymoon.'

Phil & Wan Sept. 2019

'Your holiday cottage is the best equipped we have ever stayed in.

Your very warm welcome & hospitality has made it just perfect.'

Kay & Russ August 2019

 ' The high standard of the accommodation, the location and the

wonderful hospitality has been nothing short of excellent.'

Mike & Pauline August 2019

 ' One week is not enough for visiting the rich surroundings

naturally and historically.'

Jelle August 2019

 'We have had a great time exploring the area on our bikes before

relaxing in the garden in the evenings.Your garden is stunning.'

Anne & Andy August 2019

' Thank you so much for a wonderful week. The welcome that

you gave us was wonderful.'

Sheila & Eddie July 2019

 '2nd visit here & won't be the last. Another wonderful welcome

to your comfortable home from home.'

Elaine & Paul July 2019

'What a beautiful location you have chosen 17 years ago and

and that you are still making even more attractive.'

Hanieke & Paul July 2019

' We can only re-iterate what has been said so many times in this

visitors book. The cottage, birds, wildlife absolutely delightful.'

Janet & John June 2019

' We have had a lovely time here - wonderful bird life

and spectacular walking.'

Gwen & Jim June 2019

'Our third visit to this wonderful place. Have said it before & will say

it again, it's an absolute gem. We love it here.'

Nige & Anne June 2019

 'Gardens are stunning, and such an amazing variety of wildlife around!

Bird feeders at the windows are such a great idea.'

Stephanie & Patrick May 2019

'The cottage is beautiful, the welcoming from such lovely people was overwhelming and the treats was very unexpected but Wow'

Steve & Marilyn May 2019

'A beauty on earth among the few, greenery all around me, clear

skys above me,blooming flowers always smiling, flying birds always

singing. '

Karen & Eddie April 2019

' We've had a lovely time, enjoying the comfort and the quiet. It's

been a constant delight to watch the birds on the multiple feeders.'

Dot & Ken April 2019

'A massive thanks to Chris and Steve who are the best. We thoroughly

enjoyed the chocolate cake, couldn't have scraped the ice without the

scraper and were so cosy with the extra duvet.'

Rich & Vaishali Jan 2019

'A lovely cosy spot to go to ground. We had a lovely lovely Christmas .'

Dawn & Mike Dec 2018

'Seeing so many beautiful birds at the feeders and in the garden each

morning -and all day- has been delightful. We have ventured into the

surrounding area for walks each day, stunning views, minutes from the

door and into the amazing Elan Valley.

As avid Lake District lovers we have found a destination equal to its beauty, far exceeding expectations.'

Elaine & Paul Oct 2018

'We have had an amazing holiday, you have a beautiful home

and you are welcoming and generous hosts.'

Michelle & Ivan Sept 2018

'It's a great place, set in lovely countryside so peaceful,

we loved watching all the birds feeding.'

Martin & Denise Sept 2018

 'Thank you for the cream tea on arrival, and all the goodies

you left for us. Roy had a very interesting week moth hunting.'

Chris & Roy Sept 2018

'We have had a lovely week and have seen a lot of Wales The

countryside is just beautiful. The cottage was really comfy

and nice to come home to.'

Maria & Julian Aug 2018

'Your house and surroundings are truly amazing. I could have watched the birds on the feeder all day. The nearby walks were breath taking and we braved the lake too ! '

Krish & Glenn Aug 2018

'We couldn't have found anywhere else so pretty and

comfortable set in such beautiful surroundings.'

Mary & George July 2018

'No words can express the welcome we received when we arrived.

We loved the gardens and the birds at the feeders.'

Dave & Liz July 2018

' We had a marvellous time here and our photos will us to remember you, the dogs, the chickens and other birds, the garden and valley.'

Rund & Wilje June 2018

 'Many thanks for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage.

The treats were greatly appreciated.'

Charlie & Shiela June 2018

'The second time was even more beautiful than the first.'

Beat & Johanna June 2018

 'We were here to spend some time at the Hay Festival and some

time walking, and restful evenings at Tyn y Cwm. Lots of birds seen'

De & Peter June 2018

'We have enjoyed everything, the lovely cakes the gardens

it was just a little piece of heaven on earth.'

Sylv & Colin May 2018

 'This is a perfect place to stay. Beautiful gardens and

surrounding countryside. Delicious cake, honey and marmalade'

Jo & David May 2018

'A lovely welcome from Chris and Steve. A lovely

comfortable cottage and beautiful gardens.'

Janet & Peter April 2018

'We have had another wonderful holiday here, We

absolutely love this area, it is simply stunning.'

Nige & Anne April 2018

 'Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage,

one of the best we have ever stayed in.'

Phyll & John April 2018

 'It really is like balm for the soul. We have stayed in a lot of

cottages in Wales but have never had such a warm welcome.'

Hannah & Paul March 2018

'Thanks once again for making me feel welcome.

I've had a great time.'

Martyn March 2018

'The cottage is equipped with everything you need and we

spent hours looking at the birds every morning from lounge window'

Ben & Deeya Feb 2018

 We loved being able to walk from the door for miles, and

watching the wildlife both on the walks and in the garden.'

Les & Heather Oct 2017

' I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. You've both been so kind.'

Martyn Sept 2017

'So glad we came across Nuthatch when looking for somewhere to

stay. We have managed to relax and unwind in lovely surroundings'

Karen & Stuart Sept 2017

'The cottage is so cosy, feels like home. We have been so blessed with the warm welcome the tea and scones and all the other goodies'

Colin & Sylv Sept 2017

'Thank you so much for letting us stay with Tarly, we had

a wonderful time.'

Andrea & Richard Sept 2017

'Wir mõchten Euch fûr dieser Wochedanken es ist hier


Johanna & Bert Sept 2017

 'It has been a delight to watch so many birds on the feeders and

little Jenny wren. A stroll in your lovely garden is a real tonic to

restore soul and senses.'

Colin & Wendy Aug 2017

'We have visited mountains, valleys, towns and the ocean &

enjoyed every day, but it was so good to return to this cosy cottage.'

Margaret & Barry Aug 2017

'Thanks again for your hospitality during our stay. We loved it.'

Agnes & Reinier Aug 2017

 'Second time to Nuthatch Cottage, thank you so much for taking

care of us. Ans was able to go to Royal Welsh Show, amazing.'

Maurice & Ans July 2017

 'The surroundings are perfect for relaxing in, gorgeous

gardens full of wildlife'

Nicky, Delyth & James July 2017

'This is a real hideaway in beautiful gardens and

lovely owners Chris and Steve.'

Debbie & Conrad July 2017

'What a wonderful gem of a find this place is. We have had

a fantastic week. We could not have been made more welcome.'

Anne & Nige July 2017

'Thank you so much for our stay. One word sums it up


Rosie & Bryan June 2017

'At a time when we needed it most, Tyn y Cwm inspired a

truly relaxing holiday we did not want to end.'

Laura & Bob June 2017

'Thank you so much for our wonderful holiday, we

have had a truly perfect relaxing week.'

Steve & Sara June 2017

'One of the most comfortable and best equipped cottages I have

stayed in. It was lovely to see nesting Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers

around the property.'

Paul May 2017

'We'll miss the fabulous open space, wildlife and

general peace and quiet of the area.'

Angela & Louise May 2017

 'The peace, the birds your fantastic garden and your

hospitality have been amazing, can't wait to come again.'

Tim & Kath May 2017

'The cottage is so homely and comfortable. We've never

seen so many birds and so close.'

Rachel, Justin & baby Caleb April 2017

'Thank you very much for a lovely comfortable stay in your cottage. We really enjoyed our week.'

Clive & Alison Mar 2017

'What a lovely find this cottage turned out to be, it would

be easy to spend all day watching the birds at the window feeders.'

Chris & Sue Jan 2017

'You lucky couple to live in such a beautiful place. What a

scenic and peaceful place to enjoy what nature has to offer.'

Gareth & Alison Nov 2016

 'We had a great time exploring the area and the Brecon Beacons,

but the best walks were straight from the door or just up the road

at Abergwesyn.'

Lorraine & Stuart Oct 2016

 'What a wonderful setting for your home and a wonderful place

to stay in your cosy cottage, enjoyed sitting in and

roaming your super garden.' 

John & Jane Sept 2016

 'We have so loved staying here in such a charming cottage

in a beautiful setting with a gorgeous garden. We have

fallen in love with Wales.'

Neill & Christine Sept. 2016

 'Thank you so much for your warm welcome and hospitality

and the lovely welcome basket. Cosy clean and well equipped.'

Wendy & Colin August 2016

'Exceeded all our wishes, everything you needed was

provided. The cakes baked by Chris tasted amazing.'

Maurice & Ans August 2016

'Loved it here, the garden, the surroundings, the birds.

'over the moon' about everything.'

Carla & Andre August 2016

'We enjoyed our stay very much. warm comfortable

cottage in a peaceful location.'

Thea & Bert July 2016

 'Thank you that we could have been part of this beautiful

piece of land.'

Kathleen & Jurgen July 2016

 'We were fascinated by the birds feeding at the window

and have now bought a bird spotting book !'

Mike & Kerry July 2016

 'Thank you so much, we have had a really lovely holiday again,

lovely to see the garden in summer.'

Chrissy & Steve June 2016

'I have been looking forward to this week for 6 months and it

didn't disappoint, so much of Chris' fine needle work.

Thank you Steve & Chris for sharing this beautiful little cottage.'

Carol & Colin June 2016

 'Based in Tyn-y-Cwm we could visit many different places and

beautiful nature areas. Thank you for your hospitality.

The cakes were delicious.'

Madeline & Jozef May 2016

 'Sitting in your summerhouse truly made our week, with the sun

pouring through, the sound of the birds and the local stream and

being surrounded by your beautiful garden, it was sheer perfection'

Tan & Nisar May 2016

 'Saw it on the web site and thought can it be that nice ?

Well yes it is, and much more.'

Marty April 2016

'Well it appears Heaven is indeed a 'place on earth' !

Tyn y Cwm is the perfect place to stay for a peaceful relaxing

break away from it all.'

Tania & Rob April 2016

'Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us,

and all the lovely goodies you left for us.'

Lynn & David April 2016

'Perfect peaceful and relaxing retreat for two.'

Jean & Guy March 2016

'You have a beautiful home and garden that's full of stunning

birds. We thank you for sharing them with us.'

Joann & Hugo Jan 2016

 'Thank you for the most relaxing week ever !

so much to do in the local area,not to mention star gazing.'

Jake & Julia Sept 2015

'It is a magnificent place, a bit like the secret garden.

The beautiful things hidden away from the city life in a very

remote place.'

Summi, Mamun & Sara Sept 2015

' Thank you for a wonderful week's holiday in what

must be one of the most idyllic spots around.'

Ellie & Mike Aug 2015

 ' Nuthatch and its surroundings is a magnificent place to stay.

Chris & Steve are wonderful warm hosts.'

Lisa & Mike Aug 2015

 'We really enjoyed the bird watching, your more than

beautiful garden and the tranquillity of the area.'

Barbara & Axel Aug 2015

'Quite simply heaven on earth '

Maureen July 2015

 'Thank you for a wonderful week, the birds were spectacular,

the garden inspirational and the scenery magnificent '

Margaret & Andrew July 2015

'Fab hosts, fab welcome pack, fab setting, fab cottage,

fab wildlife...... & lovely weather all week.'

Linda & Sandra June 2015

'Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery and

lovely warm welcome from Chris & Steve.'

Claire & Len June 2015

'Birds singing, the sound of the river, the cluck of a contented

chicken and finally the sound of NO traffic. Perfect Then there

is the coffee cake, the best eggs we have tasted in years.'

Derek & Joan June 2015

 'The countryside around here is amazing and the

bird life is a joy to watch with so many different species '

Chris & Paul June 2015

'Thanks again for a fantastic week in beautiful Wales.

I didn't think we could top last years holiday, but we did'

Andrea & Richard May 2015

'Every convenience in this wonderfully warm and cosy cottage in the best valley in Wales that we've met and we've met a lot !'

Jenny & Ernest May 2015

'Wonderful peace, the walks above the valley offer huge views'

Hilary April 2015

'Thank you for having us in your wonderful cottage, we felt very spoilt.'

Catarina & Richard April 2015

'I came away to write some new songs and it has been the perfect peaceful place,'

Gill March 2015

'We really couldn't have asked for a more perfect location for some truly breathtaking walks and scenery'

Katrina & Kevin Feb 2015

'Loved watching the birds in the morning - saw our first nuthatch. Had a fab new years break in the cosy cottage'

Miriam & Jake Jan

'Had a lovely relaxing weekend away from the rat race'

Phil & Christine Nov 2014