Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow is a secluded Vegetarian Guest House in Cardigan Bay, 3 miles from the west Wales coast. A restored Georgian mansion nestled amongst acres of woodland and gardens with idyllic views across the rolling Welsh countryside. A warm welcome awaits you at Over the Rainbow. We are open for B&B from early February to the end of November each year.
You can stay B&B for some well earned time out, or hire the venue exclusively for small group holidays, residential retreats, family celebrations and wedding receptions. Enjoy a relaxed stay in a country house, where you can completely unwind and relax just watching the stars and listening to the silence.
We offer well appointed, sumptuous centrally heated bedroom accommodation including single, double or twin ensuite rooms, with décor reflecting influences of female myths & legends from around the world. Guests also have use of a communal guest lounge / library and large dining room.
We also offer space for retreats and groups. The seclusion and peace of the house lends itself well to retreats, courses and workshops. An inspiring and creative space, practical for movement workshops. An intimate, cosy yet spacious house, homely and practical whilst retaining the quirks of a bygone age.
The retreat is run on ethical and environmentally responsible principles. We use renewable sources for heating, hot water and electricity; we also source much of our produce locally and from our own garden and polytunnels. We are members of Green Key Global, Greentraveller, endorsed by the Vegetarian Society and have been awarded Gold standard by Green Tourism Association.
What is there to do locally?
Situated only 3 miles from the coast we are centrally based in the Cardigan Bay section of the 870 mile All Wales Coast Path and only 7 miles from the Pembrokeshire National Park. You are perfectly placed to enjoy peaceful coastal walks, cycling through quiet lanes, relax on the quiet and clean Cardigan Bay beaches, take part in watersports or take a boatride to go dolphin watching. We can provide you with local walking or cycling maps.
This is also a perfect base for visiting the recently restored Cardigan Castle or the National Trust Llanerchaeron estate at the colourful seaside town of Aberaeron; Devil’s Bridge; Cenarth Falls, birdwatching at the Cilgerran Wildlife Centre, or strolling through the many public gardens, farmers markets, antique shops, galleries and craft centres in this peaceful coastal county.
We provide home made vegetarian catering, breakfasts and evening meals (weekends); full catering for groups and workshops. We grow much of our own vegetables on our land and in our polytunnel.
3 bedrooms are ensuite; two rooms share one bathroom. All rooms have tea and coffee facilities, with a good selection of herbal teas, fair trade coffee, and a ‘midnight snack tuckshop’. All guests have access to a comfortable shared guest lounge with a woodburner, TV, DVD, books and games.
Are you looking for a venue for a get together with friends or family? Ideally tucked away in rural west Wales, here at Over the Rainbow, you can totally unwind and relax with your friends or family. The large, spacious yet cosy house lends itself well to groups, particularly with the large lounge and dining rooms on the ground floor.
Buses serve the main towns of Cardigan, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth, there are coastal buses ‘Poppit Rocket’ and ‘Cardi Bach’ during the summer. Nearest railway stations Aberystwyth and Carmarthen are 45 minute drive from here. Nearest airports: Cardiff, Bristol or Birmingham.
We look forward to welcoming you to this rural haven. You will not be disappointed with your visit to this hidden gem.