Monday, 2 June 2014

Wales , Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Review ...... where dreams really do come true

We always holiday abroad but as my daughter really does not want to fly we decided to give the UK a go, on searching various websites we came across Cwmcrwth farm Cottages, the farm has 3 cottages to choose from so it will never be overcrowded, it looked really good but do you actually get what you pay for ? is the holiday going to be as good as the websites make them look ? Well this one did my children actually said this holiday was better than Florida and the many other exotic places we have been to (wish I had know this before spending a fortune over the years).

We arrived on Saturday and we had booked a 7 night stay on arrival The Coach house was everything we wanted and more, it was spacious, clean, tidy and very well equipped they had even put some milk, teabags and coffee there for our arrival which was really good after a long drive, there were 3 adults and 3 older children in our party and we had more than ample space, I hate it when you arrive on holiday and there is no where to unpack but we had none of these problems lots of storage space in all bedrooms, the coach house has 3 bedrooms 1 bunk room, 1 twin and one double with en suite downstairs is a open plan kitchen diner and living area with 2 large sofas, a armchair and another bathroom, also a small utility with washer which was great as the children got really mucky.

Our first morning the children were a little hesitant but farmer Rob and Fiona got everyone involved and the children were over the moon collecting eggs for breakfast, bottle feeding the goats and lambs, and feeding the pigs, in the afternoon we ventured out to Carmarthen and picked up a few bits this place is quite built up with a good variety of shops such as the range and a large Tesco, its not far about 30 mins away from Cwmcrwth farm.

Our second day after the children had been our for a couple of hours with farmer rob and Fiona we ventured out to Carreg castle which was only about a 20 minute drive away, I must say that the location is perfect for days out not that you need them as my 3 just wanted to stay on the farm, we arrived back at the farm and the children went pond dipping they found some amazing crawlies and Sophie really took it to the extreme and fell in ( a platform was being made whilst we were there which will be perfect). Rob and fiona lent the children fishing rod to go fishing in the pond they did not catch anything but really enjoyed trying.

Third day was the first junior farmer day which the children and adults got even more involved farmer Rob really gave my children the most amazing memories we were even lucky enough to get up close to a new born calf, the children took the lambs over to a field on leads Sophie was smitten by ruby a little lamb who unfortunately was blind but the most gentle little thing, they cleaned out the pigs, goats, and lambs, and all got a ride in the tractor, and on the farm quad bike, Fiona cooked us a beautiful lunch and then it was back to it, this was a real fun-filled day.

Day 4 the children done the morning farming and then we headed of to Tenby which was about 45 minutes away, we went on a sea fishing trip all 3 of them wanted to take rob and Fiona some fish back that they had caught which they managed to catch quite a few, we then went crabbing off the harbor wall which was good fun, we went back to the farm and the children played in a little stream and they were so happy it was so nice to see them having so much fun with nature.

Our 5th day was another junior farmer day, and we all had such a good day Michael got stuck in the pigs mud, his wellies must have trebled in weight this made us all laugh so much I was so thankful he didn't go face first in it too though, Sophie was delighted to get to groom some ponies toffee, Eddie and Derek, we moved some pigs about even a huge boar and the children got to milk a goat this was another fantastic day at the farm.

On our 6th day we really couldn't believe it was nearly time to leave, and our holiday was nearly over we went back to Camarthen to get a couple of gifts for people but all the children wanted to do was go back to the farm we actually could have spent our whole week on the farm and the children would not of been bored.

At the end of our weeks stay the children all received a Junior Farmer certificate and some sweets for the journey home which was a lovely surprise,  Our experience on this holiday was second to none, we really could not speak more highly of how welcome we were made to feel.
Rob and Fiona do a excellent job even though they have so much to do, my children's confidence grew so much, they have memories they will hold onto forever, we have already booked to return in the 6 weeks holidays for another fun filled week and we all cannot wait.

This was a Holiday were dreams really did come true ....