I am retired and volunteer at Carmarthenshire County Museum; my husband, Bob, farms here and builds and renovates on and off the farm. We like to visit our 2 daughters and their husbands, in London and Margate, and every few years we try to get a couple of weeks abroad!
Our Home & Location
Vicarage Farm is situated in a very secluded and incredibly beautiful valley, on the Carmarthenshire\ Ceredigion border. The access is down a track, which I used to drive in a little Citroen C3, and we get oil tankers etc., down here, but you would want your own car! The nearest shops are about 3 miles away in Llandysul, but this is now only a small village; the county town of Carmarthen is about 35 minutes by car. We are half a mile from our nearest neighbours (both sets are incredibly friendly and helpful).
Wildlife here is fantastic - masses of birds, and wildflowers, plus the usual mammals and the beautiful River Teifi is two fields below us. Sandy beaches are approximately 20/30 minutes away, the Preseli Hills and Pembrokeshire approx. 45 mins. and hill-walks both near (Mynydd Llanllwni) and further (e.g Cambrian Mountains or Brecon Beacons)....
The house itself is very old (Listed Grade II - 17th/18th Century) and has 'great character' - i.e. wobbly floors, funny old doors, beams, etc. but certainly isn't posh! We have a new log-burner in the Sitting Room (masses of wood from the farm) and a Senko wood-burning stove in the Living Room which heats the water, etc. At present there is 1 visitors' bedroom, with another undergoing renovation. There are 2 bathrooms, both downstairs, and a conservatory. Large gardens around the house, all surrounded by our fields. We have most of the usual amenities, (washing machine, dishwasher, calor gas cooker, bread maker, etc.), but please note that we don't have a microwave. We have a smallish TV in the Sitting Room, plus lots of records and books! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Feed Molly and take her for walks.
The chickens are let out of their chicken house every morning and fed. They put themselves to bed and need to be shut in in the evening....
Sheep and cattle - checking to see that they're OK once a day.
We lost our old cat before Christmas, and are hoping to get 2 more In March /April. + More info