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Charming Victorian farmhouse in rural Wales : hot tub, garden & unspoilt views

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
2 nights minimum
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Experience a beautiful and rare 19th century Victorian farmhouse hidden in glorious Welsh countryside. Features slate worktops, quarry tiles, cast-iron bath and period touches. Well-appointed throughout, yet you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time! Kids will love the seaside room while adults will enjoy views of the mountains and from the hot-tub. NOTE THIS IS A MEAT - FREE PROPERTY. Families & groups wishing to try something different are actively encouraged. Tasty home-cooked meals are usually available on request. DESCRIPTION Hidden down a long track, this old farmhouse really is the middle of nowhere. Set in substantial grounds, there are good views from every window and a babbling brook runs right alongside it. The water comes from a nearby spring and the air is so clean you can...Experience a beautiful and rare 19th century Victorian farmhouse hidden in glorious Welsh countryside. Features slate worktops, quarry tiles, cast-iron bath and period touches. Well-appointed throughout, yet you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time! Kids will love the seaside room while adults will enjoy views of the mountains and from the hot-tub. NOTE THIS IS A MEAT - FREE PROPERTY. Families & groups wishing to try something different are actively encouraged. Tasty home-cooked meals are usually available on request. DESCRIPTION Hidden down a long track, this old farmhouse really is the middle of nowhere. Set in substantial grounds, there are good views from every window and a babbling brook runs right alongside it. The water comes from a nearby spring and the air is so clean you can see the Preseli Mountains 30 miles away. You’ll enter via the porch where you can leave your coats and boots as well as meet the resident cat Chick Pea. You then come into a large and warm old farmhouse kitchen where the wood-fired Rayburn range cooker takes pride of place. There are slate worktops, exposed beams, quarry tiles with underfloor heating and all the facilities are discreet (dishwasher/microwave etc) so it’s just like walking into a period home. There’s even a NutriBullet so you can make great juices! At the other end of the kitchen is the dining area with a table for eight which is next to a beautiful fireplace. You’ll find all the crockery in the old dresser and the musically gifted can entertain you on the upright piano. The next room is the lounge area - a cosy room with a wood-burning stove, a large sofa, vintage sofa bed, traditional games and a guitar. Then there’s a scullery which has a large fridge-freezer, Belfast sink, washing machine, a mangle and an ironing area. Behind that there’s a spacious downstairs toilet and wet-room which is suitable for people with reduced mobility. Upstairs there are two generous double bedrooms with period details, one of them has yet another fireplace. A third bedroom has a triple bunk (double with single above) and a dressing up box. The fourth bedroom is reserved for pirates - it is seaside themed! In the bathroom there's a luxurious cast-iron freestanding bath which two can soak in and see the sunset. Throughout the house there are many old paintings of the surrounding area as well as vintage curiosities and a smiling Queen. Each room is painted in warm period colours using eco paints. Towels and bedding are provided - as well as an initial basket of logs, extra baskets can be purchased cheaply. There is five acres of grounds outside and spectacular walks are available from the door. In the meadow there’s a bonfire area and plenty of wood. On most days you can see the Milky Way. In the outbuilding there’s a communal games room which includes a full sized pool table. The farmhouse has plenty of information on things to do in the area (sea, mountains, forests, lakes & castles!) but the best resource is the owner who will be happy to advise you on anything as he has lived in the area all his life. This is a house notable for many reasons, it means Bramble Bush in English. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling healthy and with magical memories of your own. MEAT-FREE This is a meat-free farmhouse - no meat, fish or poultry are allowed onsite and yes that includes barbecues! Please use this as a chance to try some plant-based food. Ask if you need inspiration or are missing a vital ingredient. On request I offer very tasty freshly-cooked meals and I can also usual organise arrival hampers and picnics! If you are not seasoned veggie cooks then this will be the best meal you’ll find in the area. After a few days of this you should appreciate the lambs all the more and leave feeling refreshed and healthy! If you really have a craving for meat then please support one of the many fine restaurants and pubs in the area. SPECIAL REQUESTS If you have any special requests, think you deserve a special deal, the dates you want don’t seem available or you’re enquiring about a party then please message me through this site. DATA, WATER AND DOGS There is good 3G and 4G signal. Water comes from a nearby spring - you won’t need bottled water. Only well-behaved dogs are welcome and they must only stay in the main downstairs room of the house - but there’s loads of room outside. Dogs are an extra £20 each.More
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About the Owner
Robin W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2016
Interaction with guests
I give my guests space but am available when needed. I love socialising with guests and helping with day trip ideas or making a Scrabble / pool match more interesting. Read the reviews and you’ll see the highlight for many guests was the time I took them to the best pub, went on a pretty walk or provided some silly comedy! Some guests have become good friends. However I realise you’re on holiday so I won’t intrude unless I’m asked. But you should ask - locals know best - think of me as a useful and fun optional extra!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My recent stay at Robins Realm was above and beyond what I expected. As a novice Vegan, I wanted to learn how I could hone in on my cooking skills (not that there was much there to begin with!) and really get back to basics...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank kaythomas87
Reviewed 16 March 2019 via mobile

My big bunch of friends decided to get out of the city for New year and we booked Robin's realm as there was room for all of us! We had the most fantastic time even if the weather wasn't great. The location was great with...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Anwen J
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Hot Tub
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The farmhouse is in lush countryside overlooking a mountain and forests. There are plenty of sheep but very few houses, this really is a hidden gem. You are within half an hour of unspoilt beaches, romantic castles and wild wilderness.
Getting around
Really you need a car or bike to stay here although it is possible on public transport. The nearest bus and train stations are Carmarthen, Aberystwyth or Llandovery. There is a good connecting bus service to Llanybydder and I can usually collect guests from there.
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