Inspired by the Swedish concept of Syjunta - coming together to chat and share craft skills and knowledge, supporting and inspiring each other in a relaxing environment with comforting food.

March brings the arrival of spring sprouting new shoots and new growth, it is the perfect time for nourishment of mind, soul and body. A time to reconnect with nature. We have set aside a nurturing weekend for women to get together, to learn and share new skills and for walking in the woods and along the stunning Welsh coastline, sharing ideas and stories. This is a weekend of unwinding, slowing down the pace and giving time to yourself.

Come alone or with a friend to enjoy the company and comfort of being a part of this small and intimate gathering. A maximum of 20 people in the peaceful surroundings of fforest. 

Each morning and afternoon we will be sharing somthing new. Ceraminc artist Amanda Banham will be telling us some of her stories and showing us how to building little houses out of clay. Inspiring and brilliant florist Alice Calcasola will be showing us how to create with spring flowers. We will learn about fermentation and how it is important for our gut. Over weekend we will enjoy a bracing walk along the breathtalking coastline.

There are comfortable spaces for creativity or to simply relax into a comfy chair, listen to the birds and read a book. There is no fixed schedule or end product. The goal is to inspire and help each other and maybe learn something new.

Accommodation is in comfortable rooms in either Ty Fforest, our crog lofts, or new Garden Rooms.

 

 
 

 

What you’ll be eating

We take pride in our food. We grow many of our own salads and greens. We are blessed with fantastic local produce on our doorstep. That makes it easy to keep it simple, seasonal, local and delicious. Everything is freshly prepared and will be mostly vegetarian. We will be making hearty soups with local breads for lunch and cooking comforting suppers from seasonal produce.

The stay includes 3 nourishing DIY breakfasts of granola, eggs, toast and jams, 2 light lunches and 3 hearty suppers. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies when booking so that we can take these into consideration when planning the menus.

 

What to Bring

Warm and waterproof clothes and boots as we will be outside enjoying mother nature a lot of the time. Warm snuggly woollies to wrap and cosy up in. A swimming costume if you want to brave a dip in the sea or river or jump in the sauna.

Please bring a creative project you are working on or some basic materials to get you started, whether it be your knitting or sewing kit, a sketchbook or a camera.    This is your time. You decide.

Remember to pack a bottle of wine or two if you would like to relax on the sofa with a drink in the evening or have a glass with dinner. We do also have our own little private pub on site with an inglenook fireplace which we will fire up one evening.

 

 
 

 

Where you'll be staying

fforest farm is set in 200 acres of rural beauty sandwiched between the river Teifi gorge and the Teifi Marshes nature reserve, minutes from the town of Cardigan and from the beautiful beaches and coves of the West Wales coast. Sian will take you on a walk through the deer-inhabited woodland when you arrive.

Hidden in the woods is our cedar barrel sauna (and cold shower for the brave). Just down the path from here is the Bwthyn, our very own little pub and the oldest building on the farm. A beautiful candlelit old stone cottage with inglenook fireplace.

Accommodation

All of the accommodation for Glow is located in the farmyard area, so everyone is close by. There are options for private or shared bedrooms.

Every aspect of a comfortable stay and a good night’s sleep has been considered at fforest. We’ve given a lot of thought to the furnishings, using ethically sourced materials and local products which blend function with form. The end result is a combination of thousands of tiny decisions.

We’ve tried to think of everything. We hope you agree.

Ty fforest

From the outside, this is a farmhouse a child would draw: stout as a cottage loaf with a flour-white face and proud chimneys. Inside, though, it has all the swish of a Scandi ski lodge, with its pine cladding and patterned Welsh blankets.  The five bedrooms provide cosy comfort, each with their own shower room & toilet. 

All bedding & towels are provided including our own fforest wool blankets.

Crog Lofts

The crog lofts combine heritage quality restoration, natural materials and timeless design. Inside you'll find slate floors with underfloor heating, luxurious shower rooms, bespoke furnishings & textiles combined with quality mid-century furniture. Inside is all about comfort, but with the living space spilling out onto the covered terrace you never forget how close you are to the beauty of nature and our rugged Welsh landscape.

All bedding & towels are provided including our own fforest wool blankets.

Garden Rooms

Our new Garden rooms are designed to provide simple characterful accommodation for individuals & friends. They are grouped as 3 cottages, with each cottage containing 3 bedrooms sharing an entrance lobby with fridge and tea/coffee facilities. The rooms are entirely lined in pine panelling, are highly insulated with warm air heating to keep you cosy. Beds are custom made, with full size mattresses. Toilet and shower facilities are in the adjacent shower block just a short walk away.

All bedding & towels are provided including our own fforest wool blankets.

See below for details of room types, prices & booking.

 

 


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