Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales

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Responsible tourism: Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales

Environment

We provide a pickup/drop off service to our customers from the train and bus station, this will discourage excessive car use and promote the use of local transport. There is also a car share in the village and a bus/driver can be hired privately. We also encourage guests to help lower carbon emissions by providing bikes, maps and bus timetables of the area for our guests. At the farm we encourage wildlife by feeding birds, providing bird boxes and carefully managing our hedgerow. All our fruit and vegetables grown here are organic which encourages a prosperous insect population.

90% of our waste is re-cycled – most of it composted then put back in the soil. The wood for our stove is locally sourced.

Last year we took advantage of a government subsidy and installed a foot thick of insulation in its loft to save energy. We also have double glazing in almost all the rooms downstairs and some of the rooms upstairs. All our radiators have individual thermostats.

One of the toilets is a half flush and showers are positively encouraged as this saves on water and our annual fuel cost. All of our lamps in the house use long lasting bulbs.

We re-cycle all paper, cardboard, plastic, printing cartridges, batteries etc.

We provide a pickup/drop off service to our customers from the train and bus station, this will discourage excessive car use and promote the use of local transport. There is also a car share in the village and a bus/driver can be hired privately. We also encourage guests to help lower carbon emissions by providing bikes, maps and bus timetables of the area for our guests.

Community

Large supermarkets are having a significant impact on local shops, pubs and other local services. By providing accommodation in the village, all our customers will be encouraged to use local shops, public houses, post offices and bus services.

Any local produce not grown at the farm is bought at local farms, fairs, markets and Treehouses (An organic whole food retailers in town). Our eggs are purchased at Birchgrove Farm. This is an award winning free range farm about 1 mile from the village.

We always use local services whenever needed including a local plumber to fix the airlock who lives in Llanilar, 3 miles away, the electrician lives in the village and the mechanic in the town , 9 miles away.

Reviews of Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


A memorable vacation to a unique land. Our host, Phil, was outstanding. His place is in a tiny town in the hills of Central Wales, about 20 minutes from the spectacular coastal trail. He is a walker/hiker of exceptional accomplishment, knows every track in Wales, and gave us most excellent guidance about where to go. He also was our guide on a memorable ascent of Cader Idris, one of the highest peaks in Snowdonia. Highly recommended for fit hikers (can be difficult in bad weather—take Phil, or at least his advice, and rain gear!)

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The accommodation is very nice. One large, one medium double; and one quite small single. His breakfasts were excellent. And vegetarian. He will cater to all flavors of veg, but we had no trouble getting him to feed us vegan or nearly-vegan cuisine. All delicious and filling.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Vegetarianism always benefits the environment, locally and globally.

Wish we could have spent more time in Wales. A Welsh poet, W.H. Davies, wrote:

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare…

This is the place to walk and walk, and stand and be comforted and amazed by this wonderful country.


4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Wonderful. I'd give it 5 stars, but the ratings below require 5 to be the best vacation ever, which I can't quite say.

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The area is offering so much - I simply couldn't walk and explore enough. After a long day, there was always time for a cup of tea and a little chat.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


It's a great getaway when you need a break from your daily routine and a stressful lifestyle. You'll have loads of space and a warm bed awaiting when you're coming back from wandering around or mountainbiking.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely. The area itself is very well-preserved and people are trying hard to keep it that way. The products used were mainly locally grown as well (Birchgrove eggs, you can see - and hear! - the cows producing the milk you're having with your cereals). A great place to stay!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I would highly recommend that bed and breakfast to anyone who needs some time away from the crouds and from their lives. I felt like staying even longer as Phil (the host) made my stay a very pleasant one and kept giving me insider-tips where to hike out to or what to do. He was very helpful.

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