Little Trewern Farm
Little Trewern is a beautiful farm that nestles by the banks of the River Monnow, looking up to the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacon National Park.
Trewern is a Welsh name, meaning “dwelling by the alders”, and the farm still looks out across the glorious valley of the river Monnow as it has done for centuries. However, the warm and spacious farmhouse that we live in today was created from the magnificent stone barn and stables after the old farmstead fell into ruin in the 1950’s.
I have lived at Little Trewern for only a year, although my family has lived in this beautiful and unspoiled part of England since the 1960’s. And it seems just right for me to live here, in sight of the ancient border with Wales, in an area which has been a cross-roads for different cultures and languages since Roman times. For I have a Welsh mother, who instilled in me a love of music and language, and a father who remained close to his family’s roots in the hamlet of Truttenhausen, in France. So that is probably why I so much enjoy speaking Welsh, French and German, and why the food that I serve here at Little Trewern has influences from each of these national cultures.
Little Trewern Bed and Breakfast
If you come to stay with us at Little Trewern, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views of the Black Mountains from your bedroom window, and experience the peace and quiet of living in this very special place.
After a welcome afternoon tea (always with home-baked scones and cakes!) you will be able to relax in your spacious bedroom with its own private bathroom, then enjoy an evening meal in our oak-beamed dining room, complete with a roaring log fire to greet you in winter. You can choose from a wide variety of menus, both simple and extravagant! Take a look at the examples in the menus section.
After a good meal, you will be lulled to sleep by sound of the river Monnow as it murmers down the valley from its source on Cefn Hill. And in the morning, if you are still feeling lazy, you can lie in bed and watch the sunrise onto the majestic Black Hill (or Crib Garth as it is called in Welsh).
Then enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Morning Room, choosing from home-baked Alsatian Kugelhopf, Cornish saffron buns, Welsh muffins, Little Trewern bread, or a traditional English breakfast cooked on the Aga – with eggs from our own free-range hens!
Little Trewern will be open for business as a very special Bed and Breakfast in spring 2013. If you would like to come and stay with us at Little Trewern, please contact me, and I will be delighted to tell you more!
I look forward to meeting you!
Rhiannon Taylor (de Turckheim)