Monday, 22 August 2011
Take a holiday in Wales
It's back to work today after a fantastic holiday in Wales.
The coast of south Ceredigion is unspoit, not commercialised, natural and peaceful.
We camped on a working farm which had fields bordering onto the sea between Mwnt and Gwbert. Nant Y Croi Farm is great for children - there are baby donkeys to feed and small ponies to ride around the campsite, tractor rides as well as having plenty of space to play. A cut through two fields takes you to a rocky walk to the sea where dolphins and seals can regularly be seen and the fresh food sold out of the farm-house guarantees delicious breakfasts.
Food is one of the reasons to holiday here. One of my faviurite restaurants in Wales is the Harbourmaster, just up the road. Unfortunely, I didn't make it there this time, but I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion. The food and drink is all local to the area. It'd delicious. They serve great beer too. We did manage to have a meal and watch an amazing sunset from the terrace of the Gwbert Hotel and get plenty of treats from the Llwynhelyg Farm Shop just up the road in Sarnau. The locally-made Tregroes chocolate waffles are out of this world. If you haven't tried them yet you really should. And the local cheeses...outstanding. Not cheap, but it is holidays! We also managed to sample some good ale with views at Y Llong, Tresaith and in Aberporth.
As well as enjoying some great weather on Mwnt beach which was a 20 minute walk along the coast from the campsite and shopping in Aberteifi, we found plenty to do when the sun wasn't shining. My six-year-old was entranced during an afternoon at the Butterfly Rainforest in Felinwynt. We went on a boat trip in Cei Newydd where we spotted half a dozen dolphins and another trekking horses through the beautiful countryside.
With no mobile phone signal on the farm, it was the perfect switch-off break. The overflowing inbox on my return is a price well worth paying.