We’ve visited Wales before but had never been to Cardigan. When a rather exciting email dropped into my inbox with the opportunity to review a short break in Croft Farm, I was thrilled but a bit worried about the long drive there from London.
Croft Farm Holiday Cottages is in Molygrove in Wales. It is about a four and a half hour drive from London.
Set amongst stunning Welsh countryside, there are 10 self-catering cottages available and each have different capacities. The establishment is run by Andy and Sylvie, a lovely couple, who ensured that we had a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
We were booked into Meadow Cottage, about 1 mile away from Croft Farm (where the other cottages and the farm and leisure centre are) but it is a beautiful cottage with stunning views from the living room and back garden.
The cottage is equipped with everything you need to make a family stay comfortable.
The accommodation was perfect for 5 of us, with 3 bedrooms, a living room, well-equipped kitchen a bathroom and a separate shower room. The cottage was in tip top condition.
On arrival, there were Welsh cakes and Mead ready for us. I was quite happy to see that the bathrooms had handwash and shampoo and the kitchen contained washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin bags for food waste, recycling and general waste, scourers for the dishes, a few tea bags, coffee sachets and sugar sachets too. There was also a small jug of milk in the refrigerator. Perfect welcome.
The highlight of the trip was the hot tub in the back garden – Pure bliss!! We used it everyday – but obviously!!
There was a barbecue grill provided too so we enjoyed a lovely barbecue meal one evening.
The cottage caters to families as was clearly visible by the booster seat and the board games in the cupboard. There were also plastic cups and plates and children’s cutlery. A travel cot and a high chair was also available (though we didn’t require them)
I was pleased to notice that there were 2 fire blankets and extinguishers in the cottage as well as a first aid kit and a rechargeable torch.
Croft Farm in Cardigan is near many beaches and there are a few attractions around too so there are many places of interest to visit. The farm itself has a leisure centre which has a swimming pool, a play barn which has many games for different ages. And then of course, there is the farm itself where you can get involved in feeding the animals everyday at 9.30
There is also a playing field that has slides and swings and a place to run around.
What I liked about the place is that there seemed to be a great sense of community and as Sylvie said that a lot of families interact with each other and then head down to the beach together and it’s great for children to get to know and play with other children.
The kitchen contains contain everything you need to cook a family meal and then some – ingredients excluded of course. 🙂
The part we enjoyed most was being able to get away from it all and spend four peaceful enjoying nature. There were sheep in the fields just beyond the garden and it was great to relax in the garden in the evenings (with a glass of Pimms or two) and wake up to the stunning views in the morning.
The children played out all the time that we were in the cottage and didn’t once ask for their devices and gadgets which was the best part of the holiday. It was a holiday of family bonding and pure unadulterated fun.
We left with heavy hearts as we didn’t want the holiday to end. The children enjoyed the farm the most and you can read all about their day out here.
You can check out the rates and availability for Croft Farm on their website.
Disclaimer: We were provided with 4 night’s complimentary stay as an Approved Family Friendly Blogger. All ideas and opinions are my own and have in no way been influenced.