Over the Rainbow Wales
Plas Tyllwyd Mansion
Over the Rainbow is a Vegetarian Society approved secluded Vegetarian Country House Retreat in Cardigan Bay 3 miles from the west Wales coast. A restored Georgian mansion nestled amongst acres of woodland and gardens with idyllic views across the rolling Welsh countryside. Here at Gold award winning Over the Rainbow, you can completely unwind and relax just watching the stars and listening to the silence.
Well appointed, sumptuous, centrally heated rooms with décor reflecting influences of female myths & legends from around the world. You can stay B&B in our well appointed single, double or twin ensuite rooms. You can also hire the venue exclusively for small group holidays, retreats, celebrations, ceremonies or residential courses.
Committed to the principles of green energy, reducing, reusing and recycling we installed thermal solar panels in 2007 and were awarded LEVEL 2 Green Dragon Award. We have since installed a Solar PV array producing electricity for the house and also feeding the national grid. Our main heating/hotwater system is a biomass pellet boiler, backed up by woodburners fed by logs from our own woodland, and we plant new saplings each year to maintain the woodland stock.
What is there to do Locally?
Apart from the unique retreats we offer each year (Yoga retreats, Women’s Walking Holidays, Salsa & Yoga weekends, Women’s Writing Retreats), you will be perfectly placed for a relaxing day of dolphin spotting; relaxing on the beach, visiting National Trust property Llanerchaeron at the seaside town of Aberaeron; the Welsh Wildlife Centre; Cenarth Falls; Devils Bridge or the many public gardens, farmers markets, galleries and antique shops in this peaceful coastal county.
Over the Rainbow is a few minutes away from several blue flag beaches including Poppit Sands or Tresaith where you can enjoy a lovely pub meal and watch for dolphins porpoises and seals.
For those who want a more active holiday, the Ceredigion coastline and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, now form part of the world’s first National coast path ‘tracing the shape of the nation’. We can provide you with local walking or cycling maps, and a picnic for the day. We also offer several organised holidays such as our Yoga retreats, Women’s Walking Holiday in May and our unique Salsa & Yoga weekends.
Catering: We provide home made vegetarian catering, breakfasts and evening meals (weekends); full catering for groups and workshops. Apart from sourcing locally grown supplies, we grow much of our own vegetables on our land and in our polytunnel, watered with harvested rainwater.
Rooms: 3 bedrooms are ensuite; two rooms share one bathroom. See website http://www.overtherainbowwales.co.uk/rooms.html All rooms have tea and coffee facilities, with a good selection of herbal teas, fair trade coffee, and a ‘midnight snack tuckshop’. All guests have access to a comfortable shared guest lounge with a woodburner, TV, DVD, books and games.
We look forward to welcoming you to this rural haven. You will not be disappointed with your visit to this hidden gem. Marie and Rose
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Please see website http://www.overtherainbowwales.co.uk/findus.html
Local Bus route (T5) serves the main towns of Cardigan, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth, there are also coastal buses ‘Poppit Rocket’ and ‘Cardi Bach’ during the summer.
Nearest railway stations Aberystwyth and Carmarthen are 45 minute drive from here. Bus 460/461 will take you from Carmarthen to Cardigan; Bus T5 will take you from Aberystwyth, from Fishguard or from Cardigan to Tan-y-groes, 15 minutes walk from here.
Nearest airports: Cardiff, Bristol or Birmingham.