David and Philippa, who live in the farmhouse opposite, are deeply embedded in their sustainable patch and they’ve filled their two cottages with Welsh art, Welsh blankets (from Jane Beck no less) and a ‘bible’ – their ever-growing and very personal guide to this slice of wild Ceredigion.
Hen Ffermdy is a snug retreat for two, with space for a baby. You’ll find a welcome hamper with Bara brith and other treats, a private little garden for sitting out on sunny days and barbecuing your supper, and animals to meet and help feed; you can buy heaps of produce: homemade pies and meals, home-produced pork, sausages, bacon, eggs, veg, honey and more. There’s a games room too, which is shared with the larger cottage next door.
Wander round the smallholding, walk out into unspoilt countryside, cycle along quiet lanes or drive to the coast with a picnic. Return to read in the hammock by the stream, then head to the sundowner spot complete with blankets and corkscrew and be amazed at the dark night skies.