Walking the length of Wales for the Welsh Air Ambulance charity, left Rhys Meirion needing somewhere he could recharge his batteries. After marching 200 miles from south to north Wales, the opera star wanted rest, relaxation and the chance to spend time with his family.

Rhys Meirion is one of the Three Welsh Tenors alongside Aled Hall and Alun Rhys-Jenkins. He has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages and travelled the globe appearing with the Frankfurt Opera; the West Australian Opera; Opera Australia and the Hong Kong Opera Society, but chose to holiday in one of Wales’s most picturesque areas.

Straight from performing at the National Eisteddfod, the father of three took the chance to stay at ‘Gwedd y Glyn’ Holiday Barn outside Llanwrtyd Wells in the heart of Mid-Wales. Llanwrtyd Wells is the home of the Bog Snorkelling Championships and of the Man v Horse race.

Even before he arrived Meirion posted his excitement on Twitter, telling his 2,000 followers he was about to spend time at ‘Gwedd y Glyn’. The self-confessed rugby addict even published a picture of the 5-star holiday barn, which opened in April 2013 and has seen a steady flow of visitors since.

Meirion, who recently appeared on BBC’s Songs of Praise from the Wales Coastal Path, was full of compliments for ‘Gwedd y Glyn’. He thanked the host family for the warm welcome

He said: “After an extremely busy period, this is the ideal place to spend time with your family and to recuperate. We received a very warm welcome in this beautiful and comfortable barn set in a stunning location. We shall certainly be returning to ‘Gwedd y Glyn’”.