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Here comes Winter!

So here we are in early November! But it’s so hard to believe - the sun has kept shining, and only now are we beginning to get frosty mornings. So now, the grass has slowed in its growth, plants are dying back, and there’s a real freshness to the morning and evening air. Yet, we are still picking red tomatoes and getting handfuls of raspberries, kale and spinach each day. Sunsets and rises have been beautiful, with a pink sky closing many days. The older cows have all calved and have their offspring feeding off them. The piglets are now weaned off their mum and growing fast. The turkeys...

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Looking forward to summer at Bronhaul

So here we are on the hottest day of the year so far! The summer has finally arrived, and though today might be the hottest day so far, we are fortunate enough that the sunny, warm days have far outnumbered the rainy, dull ones. Long summer evenings have allowed us more weeding time and provided a chance to enjoy the woods and the new Wetland Walk. The Wetland is an area next to Coed y Ddwr Woods and is quite marshy, with large parts of natural growth. We have been working hard to restore the balance of reeds, wild flowers and plants that complement the wetter ground, which we are delighted...

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A New Year Starting at Bronhaul, 2016

Bronhaul is just beginning to see Spring arrive, and like us all, we are delighted to find each bulb shoot appearing and every daffodil opening. As for many, it's been a long, mild, but wet winter and that leaves it's mark.The stream is full and fast moving, and the ducks are VERY happy! Most importantly, we have been fortunate enough to have no flooding.We have been able to welcome a gentle stream of guests, some of whom have sampled the cottages for the first time and want to return once spring has sprung , while others are second, and third timers, knowing they will be cosy, comfortable...

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NEW: Farmhouse Breakfasts At Bronhaul

We are pleased to announce that this Summer, we will be serving farmhouse breakfasts to guests for the first time. Using homegrown, homemade and local produce wherever possible, our new breakfast menu offers delicious, hearty, home-cooked breakfasts to our guests to set them up to explore what this area has to offer. Why not take a day off from cooking, and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the farmhouse, served by the lovely Angie, with views out over the green rolling hills? All of our breakfasts come with fruit juice and cereal, fruit and nuts, with your choice of toast and preserves,...

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Spring Is In The Air! New Life At Bronhaul Farm

We might be facing the worst storms in 50 years, but spring is in the air here at Bronhaul! The Southwest has been battered for the past six weeks with storm after storm. The UK is experiencing the worst flooding for decades, and parts of the coast have been utterly destroyed. Our hearts go out to all those suffering with flooding and damage to property and the poor farmers who face losing their livelihoods. While outside the wind and rain has been battering the farm, in the warm and cosy sheds new life has arrived in abundance! First came the goat kids. Our two nanny goats both gave...

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A Busman’s Holiday To North Pembrokeshire

In November, Bronhaul owners Colin and Angie took a busman’s holiday to a cottage in North Pembrokeshire. We like to share our experiences with our guests, so Angie has written about some of the highlights… A short while ago, Colin and I took a few days’ break away from the busy farm life. We chose to stay local and explore parts of the northern Pembrokeshire Coastal Path that we were unfamiliar with and had always wanted to see. There is so much on our doorstep, and even after 15 years, we feel like we have still only scratched the surface! Just an hour from Bronhaul we were able to visit...

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Our New Drying Room, Shower and Bike Storage Facility Is Finished!

Thanks to a valiant effort by Colin and our builder, Pete, the drying room, shower and bike storage facility has been installed in the new stable block conversion. We are now well-equipped to welcome back wet, cold and muddy guests from their adventures in the great outdoors this Autumn and Winter. The shower room is spacious, and is fitted with a large, hot, double-berth shower, toilet and sink. There is a custom drying rack and washing machine facility in the room next door, as well as space for storing two bicycles. The drying room is directly next door to the solid fuel biomass boiler,...

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our past and present guests a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy 2014. Whatever you are doing, and wherever you are, we hope that your Christmas is joyful and full of festive cheer. We would like to thank you all for your business, and hope to see you again here at Bronhaul Farm Cottages.               Bronhaul is a magical place at Christmas. The yard is lit up with twinkling Christmas lights, the cottages are all decorated with the spirit of Christmas, mulled wine wafts...

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Your Adventure Starts Here…

“The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure…” Chris McCandless It’s been an unbelievable summer here in southwest Wales. But Autumn is fast approaching, a great time to get into the outdoors, looking for adventure! Some might say we are the perfect base for an adventure holiday, nestled neatly in the countryside between the epic coastal playground of Pembrokeshire and the outdoor pursuits mecca of Carmarthenshire. Fantastic kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, hillwalking and every other extreme activity you can imagine are within an hour of us, catering...

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Bird Watching Holidays in Carmarthenshire

Swallows and housemartins ducking and from building to building is an image that has become synonymous with Bronhaul Farm summer life. They come and go with the changing of seasons, returning to their nests year after year. It’s a sign of good luck, according to Welsh folklore. They are but two of many bird species that live and nest in the buildings, wetlands, hedgerows and woodlands of Bronhaul and the surrounding area. Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are a treat for the bird watcher’s eyes and ears. Only yesterday, we spotted a family of young wild ducklings among the rushes...

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