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Ty Haf

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Carno, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Ty Haf is a lovely home from home retreat."

    The adjacent caravan park was quiet whilst we visited. It's a good location for visiting the mid wales attractions & about a 40 minute drive to the coast. The local pub, about 10 minutes easy walk away serves excellent food & drinks were excellent value. The enclosed front & rear garden areas are well suited to keeping the dogs contained. the hot tub is a nice bonus. Ty Haf is very well equipped & the welcome provisions were a nice gesture. We'd return without hesitation. Dave, Debbie & the doggies

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Ty Haf is a lovely little cottage in mid wales."

    Extremely comfy beds. Well laid out only issues ice box door broken in the fridge so doesn’t close properly and airer for drying clothes is broken. Very quiet and peaceful stay kids enjoyed the games room. Lovely spending evenings in the hot tub watching the bats fly around.

    Reviewed by Cara4.1Apr 2024

  • "It is a sweet cottage and we enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is on the caravan park but is nicely sectioned off and fairly secluded. Stargazing from the hot tub is the highlight of this place and the local pub does fantastic food. Unfortunately the boiler broke down during our visit. The owner did very quickly provide us with some electric heaters but it wasn't as relaxing as it should have been having a plumber coming and going. The reason for just 3 stars is that the bathroom lets the place down. There is a non-working storage heater still in place, holes in the wall where a towel rail has been replaced, condensation mould in a few places, shower not great and the room is only heated by a towel rail, which isn't enough to heat the whole room in Winter. Lovely big kitchen table but sofa has been changed from the photos, was fine for two but would be very cosy for four. It was the same cost for 4 nights as for a standard weekend of 2 nights; I would have been fuming if I had paid £200 a night.

    Reviewed by Jane2.5Feb 2024

  • "We had a beautiful Christmas at this cottage."

    There are very secured garden; leave our dogs free, astonishing cozy rooms and very fun hot-tab! We can extremely recommend this place and definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Rumi4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, could do with some updated pictures as the seating arrangements were a bit snug for us."

    Would maybe have took a bean bag for the kids had we known. The hamper was a lovely touch and was nice to have all the towels as it helped reduce the washing when arriving back home. Site was quiet which was perfect for a nice chilled week, just what we wanted. The location is perfectly placed for exploring different areas by car. Hot tub was great after a day out walking.

    Reviewed by Daniel3.8Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning Cottage"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful dog friendly cottage."

    Hot tub and garden are superb and the provision of plenty of towels is a great help. On site pool is only a minutes walk away and makes for a great start to the day. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Shower very poor pressure, house clean and comfortable."

    Facilities of park good. Bedroom with double bed is a definite squeeze

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, nice quiet location."

    Garden was great, really secure for our 2 dogs. Hot tub was a perfect addition to the cottage! Thankyou for a lovely place to stay during our holiday

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and it had everything we needed, the welcome pack was a lovely gesture too."

    We didn’t need to bring anything with us because everything was provided. Hot tub was set up already and it was amazing. Area is so quiet all we heard were birds and the horses at the bottom of the garden, plus garden is very secure for dogs to. There isn’t a lot going on a round the area but if u don’t mind driving there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and the roads are very quiet and so easy to drive on plus after a day out you have the hot tub ready .I would highly recommend and I will be definitely booking again. Thank you for a beautiful stay

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, enclosed to keep dogs safe, all you need for a quiet holiday"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "A beautifully furnished cottage that makes a perfect getaway location for exploring all the best things that mid wales has to offer."

    It was so good to chill in the hot tub after a days exploring. The welcome hamper was a really lovely extra that we really appreciated. We had a nervous rescue dog with us and he loved it. The garden was really secure so he could run free knowing he felt safe to do so.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed here for 10 days."

    Such a lovely place to stay the hot tub was amazing. The pub was very friendly to visit they didn't have a chef though be nice to eat out the other pubs 20 minutes drive away was always closed. Definitely would return. Lisa was always on hand if you needed anything.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic"

    Reviewed by Kurt5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped, warm and comfortable, the hot tub was fab. Could just do with a small vegetable knife, a new frying pan and a kettle that doesn't leak! Definitely recommend and if circumstances allow would most certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Nov 2022

  • "Our stay was absolutely fantastic."

    Hot tub was amazing and everywhere was so clean. The hamper on arrival was a welcome treat. thank you so much x

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage on a quite campsite."

    Absolutely thrilled with the place. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.7Oct 2022

  • "This was a loverly place to stay, nice location, everything was clean and they left a few warmly things, some bread and milk and a bottle of wine!"

    It's the little touches that make it extra nice. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Sep 2022

  • "I highly recommend this cottage as a fantastic holiday destination."

    Myself and my children had such a lovely time! It was clean and well stocked, plenty of facilities and towels, the hot tub was amazing and there was a playground, footie pitch and a fairly nearby shop! Thankyou so much for a lovely time!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place quiet good for couples."

    Hot tub was great and clean !!!! Welcome basket was brilliant. the place was tastefully decorated. The garden is great for dogs. I found the back garden not as secure mine couldn’t get out but a cute little white doggy came to visit. This wasn’t a problem we could shut the middle gate and the dog still had a large area to roam. If that isn’t enough there is a large dog field across the way. My only preference would be to have an upstairs toilet and blinds on the velux windows because I am a light sleeper. Also it would be nice if they could install an upstairs toilet as their is lots of wasted space it could fit. Also the room with the large bed I would centre so you didn’t have to climb over each other to get out. These are my preference and someone else may not be bothered and for a short break neither was I lovely place.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jul 2022

  • "A solid 9 out of 10 for the property and location"

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was a stunning cottage in Carno, the bathroom being downstairs and not a spare one upstairs is a little odd but it meant more exercise so that’s always a plus for someone trying to keep active!"

    The welcome basket was such a nice gesture, never had that before! Hot tub was so hot (hottest one I’ve ever had) and the temperature hardly drops. I would say though that we noticed dog smell on the rugs as soon we entered the property. Couldn’t really sit on the sofa without the smell creeping up so, I would recommend a good wash of them for non dog owners but, it didn’t ruin our stay, we hardly stayed in anyway.

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Location is perfect as is central to most things and has walks right from the doorstep. Enclosed garden for the dogs. Really clean, helpful owners and lovely hamper provided! Bonus of the hot tub too!

    Reviewed by Charley5.0May 2022

  • "Loved every second of our long weekend."

    Hamper and milk and all the little extras so thoughtful. Clean and comfortable cottage. Hot tub amazing . Lovely views and some great walks. 100% will be returning soon . Dog friendly and secure garden and the dog excerise field was superb.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "There was no heating on in the day, had to use an electric heather."

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a remote location."

    Hot tub was nice and clean and the welcome basket was a thoughtful touch. Would definitely visit again although probably without the 1 year old as it wasn’t very baby proof. Amazing for us though, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jolene3.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely chilled break had by all, had everything we needed and within lovely surroundings."


    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Dec 2021

  • "We would highly recommend staying at this cottage."

    It was clean and tidy. Lots of fresh towels if needed especially with being in and out of the hot tub. It's a 5 minute walk from the pub where the locals were great and very welcoming. Amazing views and great walks just a short distance from the cottage too. All in all an amazing weekend away and we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2021

  • "Nice and cosy cottage, very nice location."

    Lots to do around. One of best things that we were able to let our dog run around without concerns he may escape. Only thing what we missed was the floor mop

    Reviewed by Jurgita4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay here, everything was there we needed and more!"

    Hamper when we arrived after a long journey was such a nice gift to receive! Would definitely recommend and will be back!!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2021

  • "The pictures need to be updated."

    The hot tub is not the one posted it is smaller and round. The settee is different it is a blue and smaller and the main bed is different to. Other than that everything was fine...we had a few issues with facilities but these were dealt with promptly. Overall it was a very nice holiday. Would recommend to anyone with was ideal.

    Reviewed by Ken3.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, extremely clean and tidy, and had everything we could have wanted and more with a very generous welcome hamper and milk in the fridge."

    Great outside areas, very secure for the dog with an extra off lead area across the driveway. The hot tub was an added luxury and was regularly checked by the friendly hosts. Set in the countryside with walks straight out the back gate and located within easy reach of amenities and attractions. The host were always contactable before, during and after our booking and didnt hesitate to make sure our stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.7Aug 2021

  • "Excellent holiday again,cottage superb, lovely and comfy."

    ..putting the gate on has made it better so our dog didn't keep running out. Hopefully see you again next year

    Reviewed by Ginette5.0Aug 2021

  • "The owner has promised me a refund she claims she as asked sykes to refund it so ..."

    The owner has promised me a refund she claims she as asked sykes to refund it so far I've heard nothing I suggest I hear soon or I'm taking legal action

    Reviewed by Lisa1.3Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is very private, lovely gardens & hot tub, however smells really badly of dogs -made worse by the blazing sun."

    Unable to leave doors and windows open due to flies so had to buy candles for the smell & fly papers to catch flies. The cottage needs a really good clean. Dirty cupboards,cobwebs everywhere, filthy extractor fan. We didn't use the lounge as the sofas and rugs smelt too badly of dogs. The bedding and towels were immaculately clean and plenty of cleaning products in the cottage to use too.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Jul 2021

  • "Locality of cottage is lovely, very peaceful."

    Hot tub facility was great. A lovely setting for those who do really want a very tranquil setting.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jul 2021

  • "The garden is only secure if you have a large dog."

    The cooker was dirty, only one shelf and there are not enough cooking utensils for self catering. Also very small fridge and no freezer. The double bed was uncomfortable and the shower leaked and looked grubby.

    Reviewed by Paul2.5Jun 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in lovely area of Wales."

    Ideal for exploring the coastline and for site seeing the wonderful country side. Lovely clean and quiet site. Added bonus of the hit tub. Highly recommended for couples and small children.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful and lovely location The cottage is situated on the edge of a small caravan site, very quiet and a lovely little garden area to front and back of the cottage with a stream at the back, everything thing you need is in the cottage, towels for bathing and washing and towels for the hot tub, the cottage is clean although more attention to cobwebs is needed Hot tub nice although we arrived Friday and couldn’t use it till Saturday due to it warming up after being sanitised, Lisa contacted us to see if we’d arrived then again in morning making sure everything was okay."

    Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Kazma3.8May 2021

  • "Booked a 2 night stay for my partner and I to have a break from the crazy year and a birthday celebration."

    The cottage itself was gorgeous and had everything we needed. The garden was lovely and private and enclosed which was perfect for our little pooch. We had brilliant weather and made the most of this by enjoying the scenery with plenty of mountain walks. The hot tub was an added bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Little touches such as milk in the fridge ready for our cups of tea, and not to mention the bottle of Prosecco to say ‘cheers’. Fantastic and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2021

  • "Perfect little get away."

    We really enjoyed it. Brilliant communication.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Enjoyed another lovely relaxing week at Ty Haf."

    Everything was as described and help was on hand if any was needed. WiFi was much improved so that was very welcome. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice cottage in nice location, owner most accommodating and made sure we had everything."

    Cottage was very clean, The down side of the cottage was the double bed was very uncomfortable it had no support in the mattress and the bed was very noisy as the wooden structure was very badly designed. The skylights in both bedrooms would benefit from a blackout blind as no blinds were in either, and lastly there was no ironing board, but the owner facilitated me with one when I asked. Other than that very nice cottage with a lovely hot tub.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8Aug 2020

  • "Really cosy cottage with fantastic gardens."

    Garden was very secure for my border collie and he enjoyed the gardens so much he waited by the door to go out every morning! The house is well equipped and comfortable. I noticed that a maiden, hair dryer and colander had been purchased. I know some previous comments suggested these items might be useful. The cottage was exceptionally clean and the garden was very private, the hot tub was positioned well. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2020

  • "We booked our week at Ty Haf back in November 2019 - for our holiday in July 2020."

    At the time of booking, we had read the feedback that others had left. Further feedback was left by another visitor in February 2020 who made it seem as though the garden wasn't fully enclosed, which was something that was very important to us, having a nervous dog. I contacted Lisa and asked for more information about the garden and she happily sent photos and confirmed that the space was enclosed and would be safe for our dog, which it certainly was, having a medium sized dog. If we had a very small dog, possibly it would have been less secure. Having seen the feedback from others about their welcome hamper, we did feel as though perhaps we were not as important as previous guests had been, as there was not even a note of the wi-fi code in the property when we arrived. Not that we particularly wanted or needed any kind of gift, but having read that other people had received and enjoyed some fresh flowers, or a bottle of wine, it did make me wonder why were treated differently. Lisa and I had been in touch by WhatsApp, so when I messaged to ask for the code, she promptly responded with the code. The cottage, situated on a quiet and well maintained caravan park, was perfectly adequate for our needs. The garden really exceeded our expectations, and the hot tub was a lovely treat, clean and nicely positioned. The geographical location was ideal for visiting various places such as Borth Beach, Aberystwyth, the Mawddach cycle trail, local castles and even down to the Brecon Beacons. A couple of things that I would like to have known before arrival, for example, would have been that there were not many kitchen utensils; there were two knives, a bread knife and a small knife, so when I had a pizza to cut, I wished I had brought some more items from home. Also, having used the hot tub, we had wet swimwear, damp hot tub towels, as well as bath towels from the shower. Whilst there was a heated towel rail, there was nowhere else to hang these things to dry (as outside there was a bit of drizzle most days), so I did end up buying a collapsible clothes airer, which I would have brought from home had I known. Also, I hadn't imagined that the fridge would be so small, being used to a large fridge freezer at home. So having arranged online groceries to be delivered, to avoid congesting shops during our visit in the current Covid situation, it was a little bit of struggle to fit it all in! But none of this spoilt the holiday, and hopefully if you read my feedback before you go, you won't make the same assumptions / mistakes that I did! The only negative feedback I have about the cottage is that there are no blinds on the ceiling light windows, which meant that the bedrooms got light very early in the morning (as we stayed in July). I managed to improvise a solution, but blinds on these windows would have been really handy.

    Reviewed by Zoe3.8Jul 2020

  • "Lovely setting cottage had everything you need in it."

    Lovely welcome hamper.Hot tub was amazing

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and in a ideal location."

    When we arrived the was a little hamper there which was a nice touch. The hot tub was lush. Feedback on improvements are to enclose the front garden to make it doggie friendly. Install a new shower, it's very low and my husband had to hold the shower head because it couldn't go any higher. Buy a smart TV so guest can use there apps on the phone for music and Netflex ect...

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Feb 2020

  • "Such a beautiful cottage!"

    Peaceful, tranquil and very picturesque.... such a beautiful calm area. Perfect for lazy days, country walks and the coast not too far away... Very ideal if you’re looking for total relaxation. Lisa the owner met us upon our arrival and couldn’t have been more helpful... she even left us a bottle of bubbly to enjoy! The cleanest cottage I have stayed in by far.... definitely homely! Thank you Lisa x

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really lovely comfortable cottage and great hot tub."

    Had a lovely chilled break for four nights. Abundance of towels, and everything was spotless. Nice welcome hamper too. Had trouble getting onto the wifi but didn't follow it up as we used our phone hotspots. Would have been nice to have a hairdryer available too. Overall we would be very happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Marian4.7Jun 2019

  • "It was a shame that the local pub was not dog friendly."

    So could not walk down for a drink and food. The cottage could have more utensils, for cooking. Such as a colander, maybe a slow cooker, oven proof bowls etc. Perhaps the area could be more dog friendly, so we could walk somewhere to eat and drink and not have to drive all the time. Would it be feasible to have a small dog friendly bar and restaurant on site, as the views are stunning

    Reviewed by David3.1Jun 2019

  • "Ty haf is a delightful little gem of a cottage and its Dog Friendly."

    Very welcoming,relaxing,quiet surroundings, the owner provides a most welcome hamper from milk and butter in the fridge,snacks,bread and even a nice bottle of wine and fresh flowers too. The towels are lovely and soft all the furnishings are lovely too.There's a fantastic hot tub too. Also on the site (yes it's on a quaint lovely caravan park but don't be put off) is a games room with pool table and table tennis two large sofas and books.Ideally situated for exploring mid wales and just an hour from Barmouth a gorgeous little town at the end of an estuary,very dog friendly even on the sandy beach away from the main section great promenade too.Theres a pub 10mins walk although we didn't use it as it's not dog friendly and a spar shop in the village too.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Ty Haf is so pretty, in a beautiful location that is peaceful, calm and relaxing."

    The cottage was very well equipped, the beds comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. On arrival the "welcome hamper", fresh flowers and information was very unexpected and a lovely touch. Lisa (the owner) kept in constant contact and was very helpful. I would absolutely recommend it & will be looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with ice box, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front and rear enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • Shared on-site games room, including pool table and table tennis, and an outdoor swimming pool, and children's play area
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles and pub 10 minute walk
  • Please note swimming pool only available from the last week of May

The property

Ty Haf is a delightful stone cottage based in Carno, Wales, situated in the owner's caravan park.

Internally, the property has been renovated into a stylish holiday home, while still retaining its original features, such as the exposed beams and a feature brick pillar.

The open-plan living area allows for everyone to get together and discuss plans for how to spend your time in Mid Wales while either relaxing into the sumptuous seating or pouring over maps and guides around the table, and with so much to see and do along this part of Wales, you really will have to plan your days.

Cook up a delicious meal in the kitchen and gather around the dining table in the lounge to discuss the events from the day over a bottle of wine.

Offering two bedrooms, one double and one twin, with a ground floor family shower room.

The site has access to the on-site facilities at the caravan park, including a games room with table tennis and a pool table, plus an outdoor pool and a children's play area, there's so much to do within a minute's walk from your holiday cottage.

Tempting though it might be to spend your whole break here soaking it all in, there’s a huge choice of things to do to suit all ages and tastes.

Take part in all manner of walking, cycling, sport and leisure activities, as well as easy access to theatres, museums, galleries and arts centres.

Let's not forget the abundance of historical architecture in the area, including castles and country homes.

Ty Haf is a wonderful base for exploring all Mid-Wales has to offer.

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About the location


Caersws 5 miles; Llanbrynmair 6 miles; Newtown 11 miles.

Carno is a small village between Caersws and Llanbrynmair in the Mid Wales county of Powys. Carno boasts a local shop and pub and is best known for its connection to Laura Ashley whose first factory was in the village. Nearby Caersws sits on the River Severn and the village offers a railway station, church and shop, pubs, butcher and a Post Office. Just eleven miles away is the market town of Newtown, where you will find a number of shops, pubs, museums and an art gallery. This scenic part of Mid Wales boasts many outdoor activities too, including walking, cycling and fishing along with a nearby clay pigeon shooting centre (of international repute) and a rally centre run by championship rally drivers. If you prefer a spot of history whilst staying in the area, the ruins of the ancient Motte and Bailey castles situated close by in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, or the ruins of Dolforwyn Castle in the hills above the village of Abermule are well worth visiting. Visit the world-famous Powis Castle and Garden, often frequented by Prince Charles, or Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline, a paradise for watersport enthusiasts, is within an hour’s drive. An excellent place to stay, whatever your interests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas