11 Mins from our holiday cottages
5 Miles from our holiday cottages
Henllan, near Newcastell Emlyn, Ceredigion
SA44 5TD (Sat Nav)
Henllan is just to the west of the River Teifi on Ceredigion side. Carmarthenshire and Newcastle Emlyn is just the other side of the Teifi River and is a couple of miles downstream to the south
Henllan is a small village of less than 100 houses but has plenty of interest-
• The Teifi Valley Railway has new owners and is being redeveloped with an emphasis on activities for younger children, our grandsons 2,5 and 3 really enjoy the soft play area and the sit on miniature railway. The steam trains and track are being restored to working order, there is crazy golf, animal petting also plants, books and bric a brac for sale and a good café.
• The National Trust Henllan Falls and riverside walks along The Teifi.
• Fine artist Diane Mathias, specializes in landscapes, this is the lady that we commissioned to paint Stallion Valley holiday cottages farmyard a print of which hangs in each of our holiday cottages.
• Celtic Country Wines produce a delicious range of fruit wines, fantastic liqueurs and tasty preserves in beautiful rural West Wales. Visitors are welcomed to the winery and shop.
Also of interest is a former WW II Itallian prisoner of war camp, which is currently used for light industrial and storage purposes.
One of the huts within the camp was renovated by the prisoners into a Catholic Church. A 21 year old prisoner called Mario Ferlito was given responsibility for painting the inside of the church. He painted a fresco depicting the Last Supper on the wall behind the altar and also painted frescos on the walls and roof beams. No paint was available so the prisoners made their own from natural dyes and fish oil from tinned sardines. The altar and other decorations were made using pieces of wood recycled from Red Cross parcels and food tins such as Bully Beef tins to make the candlesticks. The effect was stunning and the church served the prisoners until their departure later in the war. The Church was named "The Church of the Sacred Heart".
The camp has been the subject of many TV programmes including the BBC’s "Hidden Wales". It is also the subject of a book "Y Llinyn Arian" by Jon Meirion Jones, published in 2007.
It can be viewed by arrangement the camp is now owned by Mr Thomson, Bro Hebog, Felindre, Llandyssul, SA44 5XL. Tel: 01559 371598.
Also just a couple of miles away are, Helen Elliot’s (naïve artist) studio, The National (Wales) Woolen Museum, Moriath glass and the Museum of childhood.
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.
Cwm March Farmhouse Cottages