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Top 5 Farm Stay Holiday Cottages in North Wales

Top 5 Farm Stay Holiday Cottages in North Wales

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking for a real taste of the countryside for your next trip away? Take a look at our favourite farm stay holiday cottages in North Wales. Farming is a way of life in this part of the world and – from the sheep that graze our hills to our handsome Welsh stone barns – our rural heritage has shaped our traditions and culture as well as the way our landscape looks. A farm stay holiday cottage in North Wales is the perfect way to relax and reset your perspective on life, and a great option for families of all ages. There’s something quite wonderful about waking up to the gentle soundtrack of the natural world, perhaps the rumble of a distant tractor and – of course – a breakfast of freshly laid farm eggs. All of our farm cottages are by their very nature at the heart of the countryside, making them the perfect base for exploring North Wales and Snowdonia. And whilst we’d definitely advise you to pack your wellies, we can promise that your holiday will be far from roughing it! Our five-star farm stays have been carefully curated to balance an authentic rural experience with welcoming luxury and comfort. Where Old MacDonald authenticity meets the kind of accommodation you’d expect from a smart boutique hotel. Time to get your search started – so here’s a roundup of our favourite farm stay holiday cottages in North Wales. Enjoy, and give us a shout if we can help with your search.   Luxurious Self Catering Accommodation On A Working Farm, Faeldre From: £58 / night FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Faeldre offers some truly luxurious self catering accommodation on a working farm and only a short drive from the beach. The westernmost corner of this large and historic farmhouse has been recently renovated into a 3 bedroom holiday cottage.   Holiday Cottage On A Working Farm On The Llyn Peninsula, Ysgubor-Sarn From: £56 / night SLEEPS 6 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR PUB Ysgubor-Sarn is an idyllic holiday cottage on a working farm on the Llyn Peninsula. A perfect getaway whilst...

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What Happens To The Wool When The Sheep Are Sheared?!

What Happens To The Wool When The Sheep Are Sheared?!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

I went to see a friend at the weekend and whilst having a cup of tea was entertained by the sheep being sheared in the ‘back garden’. It it did make me chuckle seeing a ‘mobile hairdressers’ set up in the field for the sheep and made me think about “what happens to the wool when the sheep are sheared?”…   STAGE 1 | SHEARING   Sheep shearing is an important and social time in the farming calendar. Here in Snowdonia, the farms still join forces to help one another to shear the flocks. When it comes to the art of shearing, it is preferable to get the fleece off all off in one piece. It makes for a much easier job when sorting at the mills as different parts of the fleece are used for different products e.g. clothing, carpets, blankets etc.   STAGE 2 | SCOURING   Scouring is the the technical term for washing where the wool is put into a series of alkaline baths to remove any dirt and impurities. Lanolin which is naturally found in wool is also removed at this stage and is usually then sold on for use in products like cosmetics. Once all clean, the raw wool is left to dry.     STAGE 3 | COMBING AND CARDING   Combing is where the wool is sorted into longer and shorter fibres. Carding is where the wool is made into soft rolls called rovings or rolags. The wool is teased into individual fibres by being massaged in-between two sets of ‘metal teeth’. Woollen duvets use the wool at this stage as the wool still retains the cuticles (small hooks) in it’s structure. These cuticles enable wool to regulate temperature and make woollen duvets naturally hypo allergenic – dust mites hate these hooks! Baavet, a manufacturer of woollen duvets based here in Snowdonia use wool that has been treated as little as possible so as to retain the wool’s natural properties.   STAGE 4 | SPINNING   Spinning involves the pulling and twisting of the woollen fibres in to a continuous thread. It is the cuticles mentioned before that hook together when...

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