New puppy alert

Liliwen (snowdrop) is our newest arrival on the farm – it is an obvious name for a brown lab pup! Photos to follow. Remember well behaved dogs are welcome in the holiday cottage, and the Ffynnon Samson reviews from dog owners have been very complementary. With a fully enclosed garden and 40 acres it is an ideal setting for your dogs to get to know Dougie (Scooby Doo lookalike) and Liliwen! best wishes, Matt.

Autumn is the time to come and see the Pembrokeshire seal pups!

Hi everyone, following a long, enjoyable and sunny summer September is nearly upon us. Traditionally the fairest month here in West Wales mis Medi (Welsh for Sept) is a good time for seeing seals in some of the remote coves on the Pembrokeshire coast path. It is pupping season, so the seals come ashore to give birth and stay close to land during their pups first weeks.Pembrokeshire Seal PupThe Guardian have produced some very useful information about Pembrokeshire (their Holiday Guide to Pembrokeshire) and the following link describes the seals at Cemaes Head and Traeth Godi’r Cochone, close to Poppit Sands, Cardigan: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2012/jul/10/top-10-wildlife-pembrokeshire-wales-pictures#/?picture=392682092&index=3

Other options are a day trip to Skomer Island, in the southern part of the National Park, usually undertaken by boarding the Dale Princess. Alternatively there are a number of operators running trips to, or around, Ramsay Island, from St Justinian lifeboat station near St David’s. Click on the following link for Venture Jet’s seal video: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=4522052981571&saved

Bring on the Autumn! Best wishes a pob hwyl, Matt.

Discount on holiday cottage bookings during the summer hols

Hi Ffynnon followers, it has been a while since we did anything with our blog, but here we are to redress the balance. We have enjoyed a fab spring here. In the end our 20 breeding ewes produced 28 lambs, a combination of Texel/Welsh mountain crosses and Welsh Mules, our Blue Faced Leicester’s first offspring! This gives us a grand total of 54 sheep to keep us busy. Joe is currently trying to get two on a halter so he can take them to the Nevern Show. They are quite wild at the moment so this is an amusing process!

Matilda has been a great hit with all the folks who have stayed in her, and Canopy and Stars have made sure it is going to stay that way during the summer. The holiday cottage has also been busy, although inexplicably, there is plenty of availability across the summer holidays. The holiday cottage is an ideal alternative to Matilda for both families with young children and couples/families with dogs. It has a lovely conservatory and a large garden, which is fully fenced, and access to a trampoline along with the other 42 acres of the farm.

We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful spot and in order to give everyone the opportunity to share it (!) we are discounting the holiday cottage by £100 per week across the summer, bringing the price down to £499 per week.

Best wishes to all, Matt & Emma.

Half Term Special 10% off Holiday Cottage

A bit of unadulterated marketing this week. Our holiday cottage needs you!!

During these times of austerity everyone is looking for that bargain – well look no further, come and take in the peace and tranquility, enjoy the animals, get to the beach without traffic jams. Pembrokeshire has a lot to offer and Ffynnon Samson is the ideal base to explore, set in the unspoilt Preseli Hills. Statistically this must be a sunshine year for Wales. Edge your bets and get a bargain break.

Best wishes, Matt & Emma.

Christmas is coming

It has been an amazingly busy year. Matilda has come to fruition, and she has been providing a fun (and remote) stay to a string of intrepid glampers all autumn. Thanks to everyone who helped make her a reality!

Christmas is coming and the goose is turkeys are getting fat! Thank you so much to Kim and Mike for the advent calendars and chocolates – the parcel was a proper treat.

Hwyl fawr am nawr! Matt

August News

Hi all,

we have got there! Glamping site ready, canopy and stars reaction brilliant, WWOOFERS happy, sheep well (for now!). Emma is tired but we are all cheerful having enjoyed the finish of the latest challenge.

Now we can breathe and start to fill in the 3 foot trench that Tom dug earlier in the year. For now bookings=gravel to fill it in and keep the garden dry(ish) in our gloriously arid homeland.

This is a beautiful day, this is a new day. Nos da cariadau!