Staying on a Welsh Farm in Powys
The weekend in Wales is not the time to ‘wing it’ with accommodation. And worse still, don’t try to ‘wing it’ on the Welsh coast. We had booked a place down south but with a really bad storm looming, we decided we needed to find something earlier.
Easier said than done as Explorafriend is in and out of ‘Vegemite’, our black car, as we drive through the towns. I think we tried about 15. At least 5 had no-one at home.
Then we decided to try a farm stay.
One mile down a dirt road we struck gold. The hosts were home and had a room available.
Explorason discovers the tree swing and is already into country life.
We agree on this lovely upstairs bedroom, and the host prepares the room while we go to town for a bite at the local pub five minutes down the road at Machynlleth.
We get back from our lovely dinner and really feel happy. The storm has just begun.
This little room is just right for the 3 of us and has a real old Welsh feel. The room is full of antiques, and we have a bathroom about as big as the bedroom complete with an old oak rocking chair.
We head downstairs to the lovely guest lounge room.
A tinkle on the piano, and some games for Explorason, and some blogging and wi-fi use for Exploramum.
Next morning we are treated to the hugest breakfast. There is a vegetarian option for me and a fully cooked Welsh breakfast for the others. Then it is followed up with fruits, yogurts, toast, and cereal.
We can hardly move! But move we must as next, Explorason has a treat! Time to bottle feed the lambs!
Elinor has prepared a large number of bottles, so all the lambs get a full bottle each.
It is a tug of war with the lambs as they pull away while we feed them.
Last of all is collecting the hen eggs. Having done this at the Irish house-sit I don’t have a worry, but someone else has a fear of feathers so I get to collect all the eggs by myself.
We clean up and say farewell to Elinor. This is by far one of the best value Bed and Breakfast stays we have had, and definitely one we will remember for a long, long time. Thank you Fferm Dolgelynen Farm for a wonderful stay.
We had fun but I’m a ‘city chick’ at heart, and I have no desire to ever work on a farm as a volunteer, or for a living. But it was a great place to visit. Just fabulous!
Accommodation Name: Fferm Dolgelynen Farm
Location: Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9JR, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01654 702026
Date stayed: June 2014
Breakfast: Fully cooked Welsh breakfast – vegetarian option
Kitchen: No – coffee and tea facilities
Child-friendly: Yes inc feeding of pet lambs when in season and subject to prior arrangement
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