I’ve been really looking forward to writing today’s feature – it’s a little peek inside a recent trip to fforest Weddings in Wales and I’ve done my very best to illustrate with a smattering of my own photography! *no pressure*
You guys have probably already stumbled across this delicious boho-rustic gem in our directory, we know it’s right up our couple’s street! So when the lovely team invited us for a stay in one of their Crog Lofts last month we jumped at the chance – me, the husband and the dog.
It’s not our first al-fresco living experience as we’d already popped our glamping cherry at Walcot Hall, but this was no yurt we were staying in. Oh no, with the promise of a private bathroom, underfloor heating and bespoke handmade Welsh woollen blankets I was expecting to get my cozy on in comfort! When we arrived we were certainly not disappointed, even if it was pitch black after a seven hour journey in a mini. Seven hours in a mini. Correct.
The 200 acres of fforest farm are part of an area of unspoilt natural beauty, wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder. The farm is flanked on one side by the Teifi Marshes nature reserve and on the other, Cilgerran gorge, through which the magnificent river Teifi flows down to the local town of Cardigan and the Irish sea beyond.
There’s a number of different options of accommodation at fforest; Domes, Kata Kabins and Bell Tents dot the landscape but all remain super private and in-keeping with their surroundings. The Crog Lofts are adjacent to the Farmhouse and their style is simple luxury. Bwthyn Crogloft is the Welsh name for a traditional type of crofter’s cottage. Each one has an individual layout but all have an outdoor terrace and kitchen area. The best way I can describe the interior is a Scandi-chic lodge where Father Christmas would feel right at home! Mid-century details add a contemporary touch to old stone walls and wooden features. The slate floor with underfloor heating creates a super cosy atmosphere and quite frankly we couldn’t wait to light some candles and crack open the Malbec!
To welcome us, the team had left a little something for supper. Our Lamb Tagine had humble beginnings in a brown paper bag but just a few minutes on our outdoor stove turned it into a rustic feast more than enough for two!
After our supper, the three of us walked down to the very cute on-site pub, Y Bwthyn. The ‘spiritual heart’ of fforest farm, this was the perfect spot to relax into our stay. Glittering tea-lights nestled into the 200 year old walls, a crackling fire toasted our toes and my husband enjoyed the craft beer on offer.
Filled with yummy food and a few too many nightcaps we headed home to our cottage for the first nights sleep. The morning brought something quite magical, the first view of fforest in daylight. With PJ’s tucked into wellies, we meandered out onto the terrace to make coffee. The outdoor kitchens are both practical and relaxing, watching the autumnal sun come up over the valley with a steaming mug in hand was perfection. It started the conversation that so typically comes up in these idyllic moments of countryside heaven – should we leave the city?
fforest farm makes you appreciate the simple things – good food, good wine, good company and in our case, listening to Classic FM. I don’t think the latter is required for a good wedding celebration but I’d say the other elements are in abundance at fforest weddings.
Whether it’s a wedding venue with soul, accommodation for your wedding guests or a mini-moon break for two, I couldn’t recommend this stunning Welsh wedding venue enough. You can find all you need to now about fforest weddings on our directory here. They have just a couple of dates left for 2018 but the 2019 diary is open so be quick kids!
If you’re interested in your own romantic Scandi-chic weekend then you can find all accommodation information at www.coldatnight.co.uk.
Images Coco Wedding Venues
Venue fforest Weddings
Coco Wedding Venues only recommends suppliers, services and products we are truly passionate about and that fit with our brand ethos. Coco was not paid to write this feature, but I did receive a complimentary 3 night stay in a Crog Loft.