Penyrallt Fach Holiday Cottage - sleeps 4
Penyrallt Home Farm - an organic farm set in the beautiful Teifi Valley
The cottage kitchen is well equipped
The main bedroom
Twin bedroom
View from the Cottage
The farm has been run organically since 1996. The farm has a herd of milking cows, a flock of breeding ewes and a few head of beef cattle. A small herd of the rare Traditional Hereford cattle is also kept

Penyrallt Fach Holiday Cottage

An introduction to Penyrallt Fach Holiday Cottage

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Penyrallt Home Farm is a 140 acre organic, traditional, mixed, family farm, certificated by the Soil Association. It has been run by the Robinson family since 1960.

The farm’s main enterprises are the production of milk, beef and lamb, without the use of chemical fertilisers or artificial inputs.

The farm has been run organically since 1996. The farm has a herd of milking cows, a flock of breeding ewes and a few head of beef cattle. A small herd of the rare Traditional Hereford cattle is also kept.

Within the farm's 140 acres, there are areas of woodland and a tributary of the famous salmon river, the Teifi, the small river Siedi runs along the bottom boundary of the farm.

As well as mainstream farming activities we also keep bees, run a sawmill to process our wood into furniture for the house and cottage and also are involved in the Welsh environmental scheme Tir Gofal.

Wildlife abounds here. We have resident badgers, foxes, owls, bats and otters. There are three ponds on the farm where we have seen kingfishers, herons, wild duck and geese. Lapwings occasionally fly over and red kites are often seen, as are buzzards and sparrowhawks. Wild flowers of many kinds can be found in Spring and Summer growing in the fields and hidden corners of the farm.

Penyrallt Fach Holiday Cottage - sleeps 4
provides traditional style accommodation in what was originally a 19th century piggery.

The accommodation is on one floor, with one or two steps in the passage to the bedrooms.

The kitchen/diner/sitting-room has a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, refrigerator and micro-wave oven.

There is a large farmhouse table with seating for 4 and in the sitting-room area there is a sofa and easy chairs with radio. Many books and board-games are provided. A DVD player and a large selection od DVD's is also provided.

There are two bedrooms which are simply and attractively furnished with a double bed and twin beds respectively. All bed-linen is provided.

The bathroom has a bath, lavatory and washbasin. The washing-machine is also located in the bath-room. Towels are supplied.

All fuel and electricity is included in the rental fee.

Penyrallt Fach is designated as a no smoking cottage.

A small complimentary welcome hamper containing organic and fair-trade items will be in the cottage on your arrival.

The farm is run on organic principles and we wish to minimize the use of hazardous chemicals and maximize sustainability in all areas, including the cottage. We therefore use environmentally friendly cleaning products. We would be grateful if other types of cleaning and hygiene products were not used.

Please try not to waste water.

A compost bin is provided for organic waste.

In order to recycle materials as much as possible there are bottle banks and paper recycling bins to be found in Newcastle Emlyn at the car park and CKs supermarket and also in the car park at Llandysul.

The cottage is set away from the main farmhouse but is within the curtilage of the farm buildings. It is surrounded by a lawn and overlooks a paddock with a large pond.

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Penyrallt Home Farm is a fully organic working dairy farm certificated with the Soil Association.

The farm consists of 140 acres of pasture and woodland set on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Teifi Valley of Carmarthenshire.

Visitors are welcome to walk over the farm and see the daily routine of a real working farm which includes the twice-a-day milking of our herd of Ayrshire cows and depending on the time of year, the feeding of calves, lambing and silage or hay-making.

Wildlife abounds on the farm. There are resident badgers, foxes and rabbits as well as buzzards, red kites, herons and kingfishers amongst many other species of indigenous British fauna and flora. In the spring and summer many wildflowers and butterflies are to be found in the hedgerows and banks that run across the farm.

The Teifi Valley is a perfect central area from which to explore the spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay, the splendid scenery of the Cambrian Mountains and the haunting beauty of the Presceli Hills.

There are many superb castles and ancient sites in the area and the cathedral city of St David ’s is within easy reach.

Guided Farm Walks . . .
Penyrallt Home Farm is one of the Soil Association’s Demonstration Farms. This means that we have occasional visits to the farm by members of the general public to see at first hand what goes on at a real working farm.

Farm Tours are available to individuals and groups from schools and organisations of all kinds. Visitors to the cottage are welcome to book a tour if desired, and they are free of charge.

The tours cover all aspects of the farm from livestock and food production to flora and fauna, old buildings and woods and trees.

Penyrallt Home Farm Shop
The farm shop is open to supply you with meat, milk, eggs and basic groceries.

The meat comes from our herd of Traditional Hereford Cattle and our flock of Speckled-face Sheep, which have been reared on a totally organic system, i.e. on grass in a field. The slaughter and processing of the meat is done locally to minimise transportation distances and the packaging is recyclable.

(Due to the nature of our calving pattern and spring lambing there maybe times when the supply of meat is limited.)

Milk is supplied from our organically certificated dairy herd and the eggs come from our flock of laying hens.

The shop also stocks a small selection of organic and fair-trade groceries and luxury frozen foods from Field-Fare.

History . . .
The history of Penyrallt Home Farm goes back a long way.

In 1695 we know that the farm was owned by one Nathan Griffiths who was a major land-owner in the area. At that time the farm was known as Penyrallt Fadog.

The main farmhouse certainly dates from the 17 th century and probably much earlier.

The handsome farm buildings, which form the main yard, were built in the middle of the 19 th century by Arthur Howell-Jones who bought the farm because his ancestors had lived here in the 18 th century. There is a story that he was the first Welshman to go to agricultural college, in Edinburgh and when he came to Penyrallt he built what were for the time, very modern and spacious buildings which are now listed buildings with Cadw, the Welsh equivalent of English Heritage. He is also credited with being the first farmer to make silage in the area in about 1880.

The name of the farm was changed to Penyrallt Home Farm when a large gentleman’s residence was built by Arthur Howell Jones in 1868 which he called Penyrallt Fadog.

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday


Low Season     £250 per weekMid Season      £300 per weekHigh Season    £400 per weekHalf Terms      £300 per weekEaster, Christmas & New Year £400Short Breaks  31st October - 31st March only £70 per night (not per person)

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Booking Conditions . . .

When a booking is made, a deposit of 1O% of the full fee is required.

In the case of a cancellation the deposit will be forfeit and the proprietors must be notified immediately.

The number of people occupying the property must not exceed the number which the property is said to ‘sleep ‘(excluding infants under 2 years).

Penyrallt Fach is designated as a no smoking cottage.

The tenants will ensure that the property, all furniture, equipment and fitments are left in the condition in which they are found and will make good any damage, loss or repair that may occur during their occupation.

No responsibility is accepted for any accident or injury to persons visiting the cottage or for any loss or damage to their property.


Directions . .
From Carmarthen take the A484 for about 12 miles to the village of Rhos . Turn right onto the A486 for about ¼ mile, turn right at a small cross-roads and go down the lane past the house called Graig, over a small stone bridge and up the track to the farm.


Features:
Car Parking
Child Friendly

Facilities:
Microwave
Fridge
Washing m/c
Linen provided
Tea & Coffee Making

 

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Contact Details

Penyrallt Fach Holiday Cottage
Home Farm
Llandysul
Carmarthenshire
SA44 5DW
T: 01559 370341