Llanferran Farm

About Us

Llanferran is a family-run farm. That family consists of Wyn and Margaret Morgan and our four children. My (Margaret’s) parents came to the farm following their marriage in the late 1940s, my father having previously farmed with his father on the family farm overlooking St Davids Cathedral. The family has a long history in Pembrokeshire, indeed the family tree can be traced back to the 11th century. We took over the farm on my father’s death in 1981, Wyn previously worked as a musician and teacher of double bass and ‘cello, I continue to work part-time as a teacher of Welsh. Our four children were born here between 1990 and 1997.

 

A recent development has been Wyn’s establishing a taxi service – special rates are offered for our guests. Perhaps you would like to be picked up at the end of a coast path walk -the farm stretches down to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, please  ask for directions if you would like to go walking.

The farm stretches down to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path running along the rugged high cliffed coast of the northern edge of the St Davids peninsula. Guests are welcome to walk through our land to join the path, just three fields away. As one guest comments in our visitors’ book ‘you have the best coastline on your doorstep’! The caves and coves at the foot of the cliffs are the home and breeding ground of Atlantic Grey seals. On warm summer evenings you often see them basking on the rocks here and in late summer and early autumn you may be lucky enough to see them giving birth to their pups. Our stretch of coast has high cliffs and it is not possible to climb down to the coves here – the seals make their home here due to the sheer inaccessibility of the place- but there are many beautiful beaches in the area, most of them having Blue Flag status, – the well-known Whitesands Bay and adjacent St Davids City Golf Course are just a five minute drive away.

A variety of wildlife can be observed on the farm. You may spot a buzzard perched on a telegraph pole as you drive along the farm lane or see moorhens, mallard or a heron on our pond. At night you are likely to startle a badger alongside the road. Down at the cliffs you may see ravens, choughs or a peregrine falcon from the nearby eyrie – supposedly the one from which Elizabeth I obtained her favourite hunting falcons. At one time, towards the end of the 1960s, this was the home of the only pair of breeding peregrines in Wales but following the work of the RSPB in placing wardens to stay on the farm to watch over the eggs and young birds to protect them from theft, the birds have become re-established throughout the country.

We have rented out a caravan here for many years (as did my parents in the1960s and 70s) but it was as our pattern of farming changed that we decided  to diversify further by converting our traditional stone built and ‘Pembrokeshire roofed’ buildings into high quality holiday accommodation. The first of our cottages –Yr Ysgubor-was completed for letting in early 2004 followed by Tŷ Blawd in summer 2009. Displayed on our home page, and in the cottages, is a copy of a picture of the farm in 1903 when the farm was owned by the Owen family- Mrs Owen is seen carrying a pail up the yard, her daughter Letitia is milking the cow. Letitia’s brother Philip married my grandfather’s sister Enid although there is no family connection between this and my father’s purchase of the farm there having been other owners in between. In 2003, just before the work of converting the buildings commenced ,well-known local artist John Rogers painted a contemporary view from the same spot and a copy of that painting appeared in the 2006 edition of ‘Coast to Coast’ the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s publication for visitors to the area. We hope guests will agree that conversion work is sympathetic to the appearance of the farm yard as depicted in the picture.

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Welcome to Llanferran Farm, a working, family farm about two miles from St Davids, Pembrokeshire. A quiet rural location with splendid views across the fields.

Our holiday cottages, Yr Ysgubor and Tŷ Blawd, completely renovated to modern building standards are part of an attractive row of 18th Century farm buildings.
4 star holiday accommodation, both cottages sleep 4 in 2 bedrooms.

Coastal Path, excellent bird-watching, seal viewing, all a short walk away across a couple of fields. Whitesands, a Blue Flag, long sandy beach, is just 5 minutes drive from our farm. Pets welcome

Our comfortable static caravan, sleeping 4+ is situated on our farm adjoining the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, near St Davids, West Wales.

Wyn Morgan Llanferran Farm St Davids Pembrokeshire Wales Tel: 01437 720349 (evenings)