My husband and I and our two sons, aged 4 and 2 stayed here in June and were knocked out! It's an eccentric, charming place with loads to explore, and so many things for the kids to find. In no particular order, the woods were brilliant - figures, goblins, a flying witch, things creeping into the water, even a skeleton in a shed! A beautiful river meanders through the woods and you can paddle and even fish for trout. Friendly peacocks everywhere, ducks and fowl to look at, and feed if you turned up at half past 9, a Japanese garden, a real gypsy caravan for the kids to play in, larger than life models of the Blues Brothers(?!), a cool (home made!) adventure playground with 2 playhouses, and some lovely ornamental gardens. We stayed in the Bothy, which was very nice. It was well appointed, again, a little eccentric, slightly dated but none the worse for it as it felt homely and well looked after and very clean. The only minus that the place had was that the Bothy was very slightly damp, but we didn't mind, and it was totally outweighed by the general perfectness of Talhenbont Hall, and in particular the lovely lawn that the house had, and the tennis courts that were right next to it! It is a beautiful place in a great location, perfect for loads of different types of people.
The owner Roger Good is lovely, as is the groundsman Paul who was amazed that we'd never tried duck eggs and got Mr Good to drop half a dozen by our house to try (V nice!) Also, we were accidentally 2 hours early arriving and Mr Good was charming about it. We'll definitely be back!