New Year Snow

We were expecting to have a quiet, uneventful New Year’s Eve this year with Wales being in lockdown and having to cancel our cottage guests. But we woke up to the most stunning sight on New Year’s Eve morning.

Our view on New Year’s Eve morning

It had snowed overnight…and was still coming down quite fast. This was our first proper snow since we moved here in March so we were very excited to see the change in the landscape.

Leigh and Ziggy heading down our driveway.
Our Tree Tunnel looks amazing with a covering of snow.
The beech trees seen from the other side – magical.
Woodpecker Cottage in the snow
The view down our lane…looks like we are locked down in more than one way today!
View of the hillside opposite us.
Lampeter below us looking like Hogsmead. 🧙‍♀️⚡️
The pine forest on the hill opposite the cottages.

On New Year’s Day we went for a longer walk up in the hills behind the cottages. We have permission for ourselves and our guests to walk here from the farmer who owns the land.

The track behind our cottages leads up the hill.
You get even more panoramic views from the very top of the hill behind us.
Walk even further into the next field and you have views in a different direction…and the snow is even deeper up here.
A magical Winter Wonderland a little further over the hills.

We were the first ones to walk on the snow…apart from the foxes, hares and rabbits! We could see their tracks. We walked to the top of the hill behind us and then round into the field behind that where there is a byway that goes even higher. The snow got deeper the higher we went.

This is just about a 40 minute walk from the cottages’ front doors. Feels like you could be in Scandinavia.

Walking further down the track you come to the road which then leads you in a circle back to the cottages. The hill back up is steep at the end, but it is worth it! The circular route we took was 5 miles altogether, starting and finishing at the cottage door.

The view from the track back up to the cottages.

What a fabulous start to 2021 – lets hope once the lockdowns are over and the virus is under control we can welcome more guests to share the beauty of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire with us. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

May at Coedmor Fach

Another month in lockdown…but we can’t complain with such glorious weather and stunning views. We’ve continued staying close to home enjoying our gardens and meadows.

Meadow View
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Wild Irises

We’ve also been busy with decorating Woodpecker Cottage and renovating the bathroom.

Bathroom renovations for Woodpecker Cottage.

Shopping for new furnishings has all had to be done online, but thankfully we have managed to get most things we need delivered. We’ve invested in quality Egyptian cotton bedding for a touch of luxury and it’s been great fun choosing the decor. Can’t wait to get the decorating finished and get the rooms dressed so we can take some new pictures!

It has been a frustrating month for everyone with limits on travel and seeing loved ones. Here in Wales, restrictions have been extra severe as we had to stay very local. So we’ve not been able to explore all the amazing places around us yet. We are, however, making the most of our location which is a constant delight to us. If you wake up early, you are rewarded with some remarkable sights.

Sunrise over the Cambrian Mountains viewed from our meadow.

On clear days you can see the Cambrian Mountains in the distance which is magical and there is often mist in the valley below us which gradually lifts as the sun rises.

Misty May Morning
Our neighbours in the meadow below.

The views are enchanting at any time of day and we have had another month of unbelievable sunshine and summer temperatures. ?

Even Ziggy appreciates the views (or had he just seen a hare in the meadow)?

It has even been warm enough for BBQs and dinner in the garden this month.

Dinner with a View

Then to round off the evening, a glorious sunset.

Happily, we are going to be allowed more freedom in June – we have to continue to stay local, but we are allowed to drive to go for a walk so we can start visiting some of the beautiful spaces around us. Can’t wait to share them with you!

April at Coedmor Fach

Spring has arrived with a flourish of colour! All the trees are coming to life and flowers are exploding into bloom. It is always my favourite season, but this year, living at Coedmor Fach I feel so much more connected to nature and the changes happening around us. We’re still in lockdown so we’re making the most of our immediate surroundings.

The weather in April has been wonderful

The weather has continued to be amazing with temperatures even hitting the low 20s. Such a shame that we couldn’t have guests here to enjoy it! The gardens are starting to get more colour too with some beautiful flowers blossoming.

Mountain Cornflower
Bleeding Heart
Azaleas

Our beech tree drive has really come to life! The leaves have turned it into a beautiful green tree tunnel – the perfect welcoming entrance to the cottages. It’s not quite as dramatic as The Dark Hedges but we love it. We counted 51 trees on the left hand side – and we haven’t counted the other side yet…?

It is a photographer’s paradise here with so many photo-opportunities every day. We have gorgeous landscapes and wild flowers in abundance.

Tick Tock
Dramatic Skies
So many shades of green

April has been full of sun and colour and surprisingly warm enough for sundowners and picnics in the meadow after a hard day of decorating the cottages.

A perfect end to an April day watching the Sunset from the meadow.

We can’t wait to see what May has in store ?

Our Covid 19 Policy - Book With Confidence

Hopefully the end of restrictions is now in sight with possible dates for lifting of travel bans being announced. As these dates are not yet set in stone, we want to give you the confidence to book a stay with us knowing that our Booking Terms are very flexible during the pandemic. Our promise to you is that if travel restrictions are still in place or lockdowns are brought in during the dates you have booked you automatically have the option to move your dates or to have a refund of any money you have paid. So you will never be out-of-pocket as that just wouldn't be fair. Do get in touch with any questions you may have before booking to stay if you need further reassurance. We hope we can welcome you to Coedmor Cottages in 2021!