Side Street Style: Slowing down at Fforest, West Wales

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Slowing down at Fforest, West Wales


Fforest Farm, near Cardigan in West Wales, has become well known among those who seek a place to slow down and step away from the modern world for a few days and reconnecting with nature without any compromise on comfort and luxury, so of course, I was interested to see what it was all about.

Summertime here is pricey (and busy) so I would recommend going at an off-peak time like we did, it's quieter and prices drop somewhat making spring and autumn a great time to get away.

Fforest has an array of accommodation options from their chic Geodestic domes with log burners and Kata Cabins, all located in stunning meadows or forest settings. You can also go for the Garden or Hill Shacs or the Crog Lofts. 

Geodesic Dome

Fforest Farm

We booked 2 nights in the Crog Loft which is perfect for a family with young kids as it has a double bed on the mezzanine and bunk beds downstairs and is also dog friendly. It is very stylish and heated and has a gorgeous walk-in shower, however, it still offers that connection with the outdoors as the kitchen area is outside (undercover) naturally encouraging you to eat al fresco outdoors. There are plugs but no TV, instead a lovely mini library and no Wifi means you are encouraged to leave the screens behind but with a beautiful lawned area just in front of the Crog lofts, with swings and views of the Welsh countryside, it's very easy to leave any tech at home. 

Fforest Farm

Fforest farm

The one thing that became quickly apparent was how spacious this site is being on 200 acres, while there are many different accommodation options you don't feel like your on top of other people, with most of the glamping domes being hidden away from sights altogether and the Kata Cabins having their own large meadow. 

There is also a central hub at the lodge which has a small shop and cafe where you can stock up on freshly baked pastries for breakfast or their own craft beer in the evening while watching the sunset. Up from the lodge is the Bwthyn, their own little pub, along with plenty of outdoor seating and a large fire pit for social evenings. There is also an on-site cedar barrel sauna which unfortunately due to Covid was not open (that may have changed by now).

Fforest Farm

Fforest Farm

Fforest Farm

We went earlier in the year and the weather gods were kind, offering up 3 dry and sunny days with glorious sunsets each night (of course this cannot be guaranteed). We walked to the Welsh Wildlife centre from Fforest through some ancient woodland (I highly recommend you do this while your there) and spent a lot of time soaking in the surroundings, we also spotted some deer. 

The boys and I felt really rejuvenated and rested even though we only spent two nights here, the surroundings are so calming and it really is a great spot to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.


1 comment:

  1. This is so lovely, and it just looks peaceful from the photos. Perfect place to switch off for a weekend


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