“We stayed at Treowen for a 120th birthday weekend (two 60s in the same week) and had an even better time than we had expected. The house was well equipped and clean and utterly unique. It was a house that would have given us a great time whatever the weather. The weather happened to be good enough to play croquet in front of the house (watched by the sheep) and go for walks. But it would have worked equally well if really hot (you could imagine lying in the sun or lazing in the shade) or rainy (there was a TV, a table tennis and pool table). It was perfect. We are going to start saving up to go again right away.”
19/21 June 2015 Shuter family and friends
“Third visit to Treowen – keeps getting better and better!! So wonderful to have people together from far and wide to see Gill begin her 50s in style. Fantastic food, company, music, singing, games and laughter!! Made even better by a Welsh win in the rugby!
13/15 March, 2015 The Merthyr Mafia
Just wanted to say how very much we enjoyed our stay in the New year. What a truly amazing house, feel very privileged to have spent time there. The kids had a fantastic time in those vast ! The whole house had such a wonderful family feel, which I was not expecting from such a large home. We especially loved the Oak room, roaring fire, afternoon tea, people on the piano and kids playing games, had a sense or warm presence about it. Truly will have many memories to cherish always. Again many thanks!
January, 2015. Hayley Murphy ( Drummond Party)
“What a magical place for a birthday celebration …the children played hide and seek all weekend whilst the adults enjoyed cocktails in the Long Drawing Room and we all gathered together for a candlelit birthday dinner. The “chef” appreciated the well equipped kitchen and the helpers appreciated the dishwasher. We all think the house is even more beautiful than the website suggests and we were always toasty warm. Thank you! ”
28 Nov/1 Dec 2014 Hampson-Jones family and friends
“What a great house, there are so many photographic opportunities inside and outside….one feels the extraordinary atmosphere…We enjoyed a recital on the grand piano and sitting in the drawing room by the wood fire”.
3/6 October 2014 T16 Photographic group
“80th birthday celebration for John . Perfect setting for a family celebration and dinner for 53 in the Banqueting Hall. Treat for children and adults – memorable in every way. ”
18/20 July 2014
“A party in a venue I’ll never forget. Absolutely amazing house for a big party. 36 people for dinner Saturday night. 70 for ceilidh and hog roat on Sunday night. Thank you Treowen and the Wheelocks! Perfect venue for a more than fabulous 50th. ”
Philip’s 5oth birthday party, May 3, 2014
“A superb venue for a relaxing weekend away to make new friends and catch up with old ones. Fantastically well equipped. Comfy beds and hot showers. Loved the walks in the grounds and snuggling up in front of an open fire.”
Pieter’s 40th birthday party, April 4/7 2014
“An amazing time had by all, the house was great for adults and children alike – we felt like we kept finding new nooks and crannies every day. Thank you for allowing us to have a great celebration in such a special place.”
Ellie’s 40th birthday party, 28/31 March 2014
“Another happy February half term for a group of friends (15 adults , 15 children) who have been meeting for 18 years…What a lovely time we have had, highlights include: Evening around the fire and games of “log on”, games of chase up and down the stairs, food friends and candle lit dinners, the dishwasher and …we managed to squeeze two real priests into the priest hole!”
The Oates family and friends , 17/21 February 2014
” Thank you for being lovely to deal with and for finding that perfect and most elusive balance between well maintained but not too fussy or posh. It’s a beautiful and comfortable house made for good times.”
Ali’s 50th birthday party, 14/16 February 2014
“More wonderful, enriching and inspiring every year!. It’s what keeps us
going until the next time. Huge and sincerest thanks for allowing us to share in this very special place.”
Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival, 11/21 January 2013
And finally to give you a taste of the pioneering visitors who came to Treowen before the central heating was extended beyond the reception rooms and the electricity supply upgraded.
It seems an eternity since the first chill fingers of night crept over this house and our small party. Oakes was the first one to disappear and one by one, inexorably the others have followed. As I write this there are but two of us left. Myself and the body of poor Mrs Taylor. There is no food. I know they shall come for me tonight. I hope they come soon before I surrender to utter and complete madness…….
The rest of us really enjoyed ourselves.
Bristol Gang Show, 6 January 1995