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This 200-acre estate by the river Teifi gorge offers a range of unique and cosy accommodation options, from restored farmhouses and crog lofts to geodesic domes and kata cabins. You’ll also find a cedar barrel sauna, a tiny stone pub, a communal firepit and a garden pavilion among the many spaces to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to explore the nearby wildlife reserve, the stunning beaches and coves of the West Wales coast, or the charming market town of Cardigan, Fforest Farm is the perfect base for a memorable getaway.
What sets Fforest Farm apart from other glamping sites is its attention to detail, design and sustainability. Every accommodation option is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including woodburners, sheepskin rugs, Welsh blankets and organic toiletries. You’ll also find thoughtful touches like books, games, lanterns and hot water bottles to make you feel at home. The site is powered by green technologies, such as solar panels, biomass boilers and rainwater harvesting systems. The food is sourced locally and organically, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Fforest Farm is more than just a place to stay; it’s a place to experience.
Fforest Farm is located in the heart of the ancient Cilgerran forest, surrounded by woods, wildlife and wonder. The site is flanked on one side by the Teifi Marshes nature reserve, home to otters, kingfishers, herons and dragonflies, and on the other by Cilgerran gorge, through which the magnificent river Teifi flows down to the sea. The location offers a variety of landscapes and activities to suit every mood and interest. You can canoe or kayak along the river, walk or cycle through the forest trails, visit the nearby castles and museums, or head to the coast for some surfing or coasteering.
Fforest Farm has a rustic-chic style that blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. The accommodation options are all made of wood or canvas, with simple but elegant interiors that feature natural materials, colours and textures. The site also has a creative flair that showcases the owners’ passion for design and art. You’ll find quirky features like vintage furniture, colourful cushions, hand-painted signs and bespoke artwork throughout the site. The style of Fforest Farm reflects its ethos of simplicity, beauty and harmony with nature.
Fforest Farm is committed to sustainability in every aspect of its operation. The site uses renewable energy sources such as solar panels and biomass boilers to power its facilities and heat its water. It also collects rainwater for irrigation and flushing toilets. The waste is composted or recycled wherever possible, and the food is sourced from local and organic producers. The site also supports local craftspeople and artists by selling their products in its shop and displaying their work in its spaces. Fforest Farm aims to minimise its environmental impact and maximise its social benefit.
Fforest Farm is not only a place for guests to enjoy, but also a place for the local community to benefit from. The site employs local staff and provides them with training and development opportunities. It also hosts events and workshops that showcase local culture, heritage and skills. For example, guests can learn how to make cheese, pottery, jewellery or baskets from local experts. The site also supports local charities and causes by donating a percentage of its profits or organising fundraisers. Fforest Farm strives to be a positive force in its community and empower its people.
Fforest Farm has a variety of cosy and stylish accommodation options for different needs and preferences. You can choose from:
Ty Fforest: A spacious and luxurious farmhouse with six bedrooms, a living room, a games room and a private garden with a hot tub.
Crog Loft: A split-level apartment with a kitchen-living area, a mezzanine bedroom and an outdoor kitchen and dining area.
Dome: A geodesic structure with a wood floor, a woodburner, a king-size bed, two single futon beds and a giant bay window.
Onsen Dome: A dome with an extra feature: a private outdoor bath.
Hill Shac: A wooden cabin with two bedrooms, a shared lobby and toilet and a decked area with seating.
Kata Cabin: A canvas structure with five futon beds, a gas stove and an outdoor kitchen and seating area.
Food and drink
Fforest Farm prides itself on its food and drink, which is locally sourced, organic and delicious. You can enjoy a hearty breakfast every morning at the Lodge, which includes homemade granola, yoghurt, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast. You can also order packed lunches or picnic hampers to take with you on your adventures. In the evenings, you can join other guests for fforest suppers at the Lodge or the Bwthyn pub, which serve seasonal dishes such as lamb casserole, fish pie, vegetable curry or pizza. You can also cook your own meals at your accommodation using the camp kitchens or barbecue facilities. For drinks, you can choose from local beers, ciders, wines and spirits at the Bwthyn pub, or try fforest’s own gin, which is made with botanicals from the farm.
Things to do
Fforest Farm has plenty of activities to keep you entertained and active during your stay. You can join one of the organised events or workshops that take place throughout the year, such as cheese making, pottery, jewellery making or basket weaving. You can also book one of the adventure activities that fforest offers in partnership with local providers, such as canoeing, kayaking, coasteering, surfing or mountain biking. You can also explore the farm and its surroundings on foot or by bike, following the trails and maps that fforest provides. You can spot wildlife, visit historical sites, pick wildflowers or mushrooms, or just enjoy the scenery. If you prefer to relax and unwind, you can book a massage or a yoga session at fforest, or simply chill out in your accommodation or one of the communal spaces.
Fforest Farm is ideally located to explore the wider region of West Wales, which offers a wealth of attractions and activities for all ages and interests. You can visit the nearby town of Cardigan, which has a castle, a theatre, a cinema, a market and a range of shops and cafes. You can also enjoy some of the best pizza in Wales at the Pizzatipi or some local gin at Tafarn Smwglin, both run by fforest. You can also discover the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay, which has sandy beaches, rocky coves, cliffs and caves. You can go surfing, kayaking, coasteering or dolphin-watching along the coast, or walk along the Wales Coast Path, which passes through fforest farm. You can also explore the Teifi Valley, which has a rich history and culture. You can visit the Cilgerran Castle, the National Wool Museum, the National Coracle Centre or the Welsh Wildlife Centre, all within easy reach of fforest farm.
Fforest Farm is a family-friendly place that welcomes children of all ages. The site has plenty of space for kids to run around and play safely and the accommodation options are suitable for families of different sizes and needs, and some of them have cots and highchairs available on request. The food and drink options are also catered for children, with kid-friendly menus and portions. Fforest also organises activities and events for children during school holidays, such as treasure hunts, crafts, games and storytelling.
Fforest Farm is located in Cilgerran, near Cardigan, in West Wales. The nearest train station is Carmarthen, which is about an hour’s drive away. You can also take a bus from Carmarthen to Cardigan, and then a taxi to fforest farm. Alternatively, you can drive to fforest farm from Cardiff, which takes about two and a half hours, or from London, which takes about five hours.
- Actively reduces consumption
- Solar powered or renewable energy
- Employs local people
- Promotes local businesses
- Funds projects
- Local or organic food
- Preservation of cultural heritage
- Jungle or forest
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