Hi, we are Julie and Mick Baross, we brought Cwm March in June 2002 from Fred the 79 year old owner who needed a home he could maintain more easily!
For us this is life after kids. We want the good life, to live in a wonderful area in beautiful environment. We love our animals, the wildlife and our local friends. We also love showing them off and sharing Stallion Valley and West Wales with our daughters, grandchildren, family friends and of course holiday cottage guests.
We want Stallion Valley to be a place of beauty, relaxation and fun. We want people to enjoy all the wonders of West Wales, the people that live here and the food they produce.
We need to thank past holiday cottage guests for their encouragement and suggestions. Their feedback has been the inspiration of many of our developments
We hope you will visit and share our enjoyment of the grade II listed buildings, ponds, woods, our pets, bird watching and the local wildlife.
Stallion Valley 1968
Once this was a dairy farm, Freddie, the previous owner moved here to West Wales from Ongar in Essex with his parents and grandmother in 1951 and the family milked a herd of Jersey cows. When his grandmother & parents died Freddie sold off the cows and the surrounding fields and lived on the proceeds
Since 2002 we have been working hard to restore what remained of the original working farm back to its former glory.
In August 2004 we started letting The Farmhouse and over the next 5 years enjoyed welcoming our holiday guests to such a degree that we decided to converted our falling down barns into more cottages.
Work commenced Easter 2009 on The Byre & The Mill and was completed a year later.
2011 we restored the dairy as an information room and laundry.
2012 we replaced the old open barn with a new enclosed barn to provide in indoor activity centre.
2013 we are writing The Stallion Valley visitor guide to West Wales and have rebuilt the Stallion Valley website.
We have a photo album recording Stallion valley’s development for guests interested to see more.
The pets are all friendly. Red the goat and Margh the sheep like to be fed your vegetable peelings. Charlie the black dog loves to cuddle. Hamish the Westie our latest recruit loves playing with guests dogs.
Our hens produce "probably the best eggs in the world" try a free sample on arrival. Some of our chickens were hatched on site.
Charlie Misty Hamish Margh & Red Chickens
We have been awarded the Green Dragon environmental award and are members of the Ceredigion Bio diversity Enhancement Scheme.
“So much wildlife including a crossbill. Look out for big brown buzzard in cow field.... ”
The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.
The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.
Our holiday cottages in West Wales are an ideal base for exploring The Teifi Valley, Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire.
Cwm March Farmhouse Cottages