Little Trewern is a beautiful small farm that nestles below the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacon National Park. Little Trewern Farm has looked out across the glorious valley of the Monnow for centuries, but the warm and spacious farmhouse where we live today was built from the original stone barn and stables when the old farm fell into ruin in the 1900’s.
I have lived at Little Trewern for just over a year, although my family has lived in this area of southern Herefordshire for three generations, after my grandmother moved here from Scotland. In turn, my great grandmother, Catherine de Turckheim, came to Britain from Truttenhausen in Alsace. So that is probably why I love speaking European languages, and have travelled and worked in France and Germany; although I should also pay tribute to my Welsh mother, Myfanwy, who instilled in me a love of music and all things Welsh!
So Little Trewern will open for business as a very special Bed and Breakfast in spring 2013. I am looking forward to meeting all of you who come to visit, and I will be delighted to share with you the breath-taking views of the Black Mountains which you will enjoy from the spacious guest bedroom, as well as the delicious home-grown food which I cook in the Aga of our farmhouse kitchen.
As you watch the sunrise onto the majestic Black Hill (or Crib Garth in Welsh) you can choose from home-baked Kugelhopf, saffron buns, muffins, home-made bread, or a traditional cooked English breakfast – with eggs from our free-range and very happy hens! You can also take an evening meal in our oak-beamed dining room, complete with a roaring log fire to greet you in winter, and choose from a wide variety of menus, both simple and extravagant! I will be putting these different menus on this web-site in the next few weeks.
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!
With best wishes
Rhiannon Taylor (de Turckheim)