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Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive a free bottle of wine for all greentravellers who book an evening meal.

Rooms: 5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £90 to £140 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £48 per night B&B

Meals: Light supper £14pp, or 3 course evening meal £25pp Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Nearest pubs 3 miles.
Open: Mid February to November
Address: Over the Rainbow, Plas Tyllwyd Mansion, Tanygroes, nr Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 2JD
Tel: +44 (0)1239 811155

Why we've chosen Over the Rainbow:

A cracking women run Georgian mansion sympathetically converted to provide 5 b&b rooms, some ensuite. Set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland, it is within 3 miles of pristine Cardigan Bay beaches and a perfect base for coastal walking or exploring the Pembrokeshire National Park. With safe cycle storage and centrally based in the Cardigan Bay section of the 870 mile all Wales Coast Path The Ceredigion coastline can easily be explored by bike. Only 7 miles from the Pembrokeshire Coast path, which combined with the Wales Coast Path these now form part of the world's first national coast path. Ask for local walking or cycling maps, and a picnic for the day, and take in the sights at your own pace.

A perfect wedding venue, they also host yoga retreats, walking holidays and permaculture courses. They serve vegetarian and (on request) gluten free food, using organic, local and fairly traded goods wherever possible, some lovingly grown in their own  polytunnel. Straight friendly... 

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25-31 May 2018

A Women-only Adventure in Cardigan Bay 
Enjoy five days of freedom exploring the coast and coutryside of Cardigan Bay. 

  • Guided Walks with experienced guide Al Evans. Linear and Circular walks in North Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay.
  • Yoga sessions with Rose Thorn; helping you prepare for the day's walk and relax in the evening
  • Walk through the Teifi valley from waterfall to castle ruins, through the green lanes of the bustling village of St Dogmaels, visit to an ancient burial chamber in the Preseli hills.
  • Steam Train Ride through the valleys to Devils' Bridge 
  • A dolphin spotting boat trip from Cardigan 


  • £465 Full board shared ensuite rooms.
  • £540 Full board single occupancy
  • £335 Full board, camping / campervan
  • £35 if you live locally and just want to join us for a day; includes yoga, breakfast, day's activities and packed lunch (£20 extra for boat trip/£20 extra for train ride)

Book yourself some well earned, Women-only time out - to reserve a place now or for more information please email Marie: info@overtherainbowwales.co.uk

Eco credentials:

How do you reduce your draw on energy:
Over the Rainbow has been awarded a Green Tourism GOLD award for our commitment to the managing the guest house in a environmentally responsible way: "a vegetarian guest house providing quality accommodation and venue hire in a stunning location near Cardigan Bay. The business does exceptionally well to enter the scheme with the prestigious GOLD award. Although situated in an older building with an oil boiler, much has been done to ensure energy impacts are minimised, with high levels of insulation and low energy lighting throughout, solar PV and thermal systems in place, and good use of the site's own wood to power the wood burning stove. Food travel miles are well managed through the extremely productive polytunnel, and good use of other local suppliers where possible. Other highlights include the range of courses held on site which include yoga retreats, walking holidays and permaculture courses, which lend themselves well to the peaceful setting and stunning grounds. Waste management systems are effective, and there is excellent support and encouragement available to those wishing to use public transport. Overall a great new member who can be expected to progress well through the scheme"

How you minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill:
A recycling point is sited in the corridor for guests to use, separate containers available for plastic, paper, glass and cans. We use bulk dispensers for organic hand wash and shower gel.

How you reduce your consumption of water:
Our mains water use is metered, recorded and monitored. We use harvested rainwater and spring water for all garden and polytunnel watering. Water savers are placed in toilet cisterns, flow restrictors in the majority of taps. We ask guests to only request change of towels if and when necessary, our washing machine is A rated. Our toiletries and cleaning products are environmentally friendly.

How much of the food your serve is sourced locally (where possible):
Food travel miles are well managed through the extremely productive polytunnel, and good use of other local suppliers where possible, organic where available. We offer seasonal menus for evening meals. We only offer vegetarian or vegan food.

Do you actively encourage guests to arrive on foot, by bike and by public transport?:
Comprehensive public transport information is available on our website, local bus timetables are available once guests arrive. We offer secure bike storage.

Additional information:
When we host events we put those travelling the same route in touch with each other, encouraging them to liftshare.

Top eco features at Over the Rainbow:

  • recently nominated as finalist in 'Food Award Wales' in the 'Best Vegetarian Establishment' category

  • recently installed biomass boiler has replaced oil boiler

  • high levels of insulation and low energy lighting throughout

  • solar PV and thermal systems in place

  • use of the site's own wood to power the wood burning stove

  • food travel miles are well managed through the extremely productive polytunnel

  • waste management systems are effective

  • excellent support and encouragement available to those wishing to use public transport

  • harvested rainwater and spring water is used for all garden and polytunnel watering



Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales
Nearest train station: Carmarthen 27 miles. Aberystwyth 32 miles.

Directions from station:
From Carmarthen railway station, get 460 bus to Newcastle Emlyn, your hosts can collect you from there by prior arrangement. From Aberystwyth railway station get T5 bus to Tanygroes (Gogerddan Arms Pub), walk the 15 minutes walk, or your hosts can collect you from there by prior arrangement. Nearest Ferry port is Fishguard (26 miles). Get T5 bus from Fishguard to Tanygroes (Gogerddan Arms Pub)

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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