Returning guests well know that all of the Feather Down Farms are located in beautiful surroundings. This season we are proud to welcome a new farm, Cwmberach Uchaf, located in the amazing and gorgeous Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding beauty famous for its breathtaking scenery, open moorland, standing stones, clear rivers and tumultuous waterfalls.
Since Cwmberach Uchaf is situated on the wild Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the tents, located in a sheltered corner of the farm, offer the most beautiful and fantastic views.
For those who really want to enjoy remote and wild surroundings, many different natural habitats can be discovered, offering an educational and energizing experience for both your children and yourself, exploring mountainous terrain, woodland, moorland, pasture, marshland with streams and mountain springs, all within reach of the farm. The diversity in habitats makes for a great diversity of animals, allowing discovery of wildlife and some fantastic bird spotting of endangered bird species, such as the red kite.
On the farm itself, a range of delightful farm animals such as unusual breeds of sheep, goats, spring lambs and piglets can be enjoyed. Even bees, whose populations are coming more and more under threat in recent years, are given a special place at Cwmberach Uchaf. The farmers are happy to tell you how honey is made and how nature is important for the bees. Delicious home grown honey is available at the farm shop.
With nature being allowed to flourish at Cwmberach Uchaf, a stay at the farm will give you a unique insight of how Welsh mountain-farming goes hand-in-hand with nature.
During your stay you can explore one of the many nature trails, be awed by the enchanting glacial lakes of Llyn y Fan Fach and Lyn y Fan Fawr or visit Carreg Cennen castle, one of the most splendid ruins only a 5-mile walk from the farm. Or visit the town of Llandeilo on the River Towy, with Dinefwr Castle, one of the most spectacularly sited of Welsh castles, built on the northern bank of the Towy, with a drop of 300 feet to the river. For those who enjoy horse riding, lessons are available close to Cwmberach Uchaf.
An if you like a day trip, consider a journey along the Brecon Mountain railway into the National park or visit Penderyn Distillery, the only distillery in Wales and the smallest in the world, located at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons mountain range. And there are so many more things to do……….
“Uchaf” is the Welsh word for “top” or “topmost” and although this word is certainly very appropriate given the mountainous surroundings and location of the farm, “top” is also very fitting in the context of the TOP STAY you will have at Cwmberach Uchaf!