TREALY FARM: known as The Practice of The Wild
Trealy Farm is a 138 acre organic mixed farm (horses, veg, cattle, sheep) on a hillside looking out towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. It’s a beautiful, wild and secluded space. Organic food grown on the farm and the neighbouring farm (also organic) will be used in cooking for the workshop as far as possible. There is an unheated natural swimming pool, wood fired sauna and infrared sauna available for participants. There are many special walks on the farm, and a beautiful and ancient yew tree. The farm offers free wifi.
WHAT TREALY FARM OFFERS
- Exclusive use of the Pavilion Training Room – detached and private on two floors with huge glass windows, balcony, stunning views.
- Natural swimming pool, wood fired sauna and infrared sauna available for participants (please bring your own towel for these).
- Many special walks on the farm. There is an ancient yew tree.
- Refreshments: unlimited teas, coffee, milks in the Pavilion Training room.
- Free wifi.
- When Ruth is at home, the option of a short morning meditation with the horses (NB it is important that you let Juliet know if you have an allergy to horse hair).
- On some workshops participants can self-cater. The Pavilion kitchen is available 24 hours.
- Some of the accommodation includes cooking facilities (the pods, log cabins and barn).
- Trealy Farm can provide full catering for all meals at an additional cost.
- NB There are 2 friendly dogs on the farm.
- You may be able to bring your own (well behaved) dog if you wish to.
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Getting There and Accessibility
THE PAVILION: TRAINING ROOM, KITCHEN, BATHROOM
This is the ‘working space’ where the workshop will be held. People are welcome to cook in this kitchen in the evenings. There is a large fridge for everyone to use. Help yourself to tea and coffee here, at any time. This is where you can find your self-service breakfast. There is space outside to relax and enjoy.
BOOKING YOUR ACCOMMODATION WILL BE DONE DIRECTLY WITH TREALY FARM.
Please tell RUTH about any special diet requirements in good time. PAYMENT for accommodation will be made
directly to Ruth at Trealy Farm.
CONTACT Ruth Tudor ruth.trealy @ btinternet.com and PUT PESSO & THE WORKSHOP DATES IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
NB PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU HAVE AN ALLERGY TO HORSE HAIR. There are 2 friendly dogs on site.
ENSUITE, DETACHED: LOG HOUSES (2)
Self-contained basic but comfortable accommodation, for one or two occupants in double and single beds (double with single bunk bed above), seating area, fully fitted kitchen with fridge, and ensuite bathroom (towels are provided). Wood burning stove (please bring your own firelighters, kindling and matches (logs are available for purchase, or you can collect fallen wood from the surrounding land). The log house has electric heaters and French window opening onto its own patio area. NB The path to these log houses will be muddy when the weather is wet, and can be slippery, so please in wet weather wellington boots and a nordic walking stick are advised. In summer crocs or shoes with a good grip work well. Bring a torch as they are not log houses are not very close to the Pavilion Training Room.
ENSUITE, DETACHED: PODS (2)
Self-contained with double bed, seating area, kitchen with fridge and ensuite bathroom (towels are provided). Electric heaters. Covered verandah and a firepit. POD OLYGFA is near the house and has stunning views to the Black Mountains. The path to this one is up some steps, and doesn’t get slippery. POD Y COED is a four minute walk from the house and surrounded by pasture and trees (bring a torch). NB the path to these Pod Y Coed will be muddy when the weather is wet, and can be slippery, so please wear wellington boots and a nordic walking stick are advised in wet weather! There is a fire pit you can use (please bring your own matches, firelighters and kindling. Logs can be purchased or you can collect dead wood from the surrounding land).
ENSUITE, DETACHED: BARN COTTAGE (1)
Self-contained on two floors: bedroom / seating area with wood fired burner,(please bring your own matches, firelighters and kindling. Logs can be purchased, or found on nearby land), fully fitted kitchen with fridge, ensuite bathroom (downstairs, (towels are provided) and central heating. The Barn Room sleeps one in a double or two in two doubles in a smallish room. Bring a torch.
CARAVANS – DETACHED PRIVATE TOILET AND KETTLE (2)
Each of the two caravans has two small double beds, basic kitchen and toilet, electric lights and heating. This represents good value for those wanting a kettle, and a loo. There is no hot or cold water in the caravan, but water will be left for you in bottles, for making tea and coffee and washing (we suggest you boil a kettle for water for washing). The caravans are adjacent to one another. They are a 5-6 minute walk from the farmhouse, and 7-8 minutes from the Pavilion. NB The ground is clay soil and will be slippery if it has been raining. Wellingtons are advised, or outdoor shoes with a good grip to help (and a nordic walking stick might be helpful). There are 3 showers, but the nearest shower is about 5-6 minutes away. Bring a torch. Although the caravans are comfortable, it is best to think of these caravans as a camping option.
FARMHOUSE BEDROOMS WITH SHARED BATHROOMS (5)
Four very comfortable rooms each containing one double bed, upstairs in a traditional 16th century farm house, with access to two shared bathrooms on the same floor, and a third toilet (downstairs). Please note, outdoor shoes are not allowed upstairs in the farmhouse. The rooms do not have a kettle, but you can walk (outside – 3 minutes) to the Pavilion kitchen to make tea or coffee at any time. Things you might like to bring – a dressing gown, slippers, a travel kettle and a torch. Towels are provided.
The sitting room (lounge) is used as another bedroom and is downstairs and spacious – with 2 beds it in. There is one toilet downstairs and the other 2 bathrooms are upstairs, (NB no outdoor shoes upstairs please). This room does not have a kettle. You can walk (outside – 3 mins walk) to the Pavilion kitchen to make tea or coffee at any time. Things you might like to bring – a dressing gown, slippers, a travel kettle and a torch.. Towels are provided.
SHEPHERD’S HUT WITH SHARED OUTSIDE BATHROOM
There is one Shepherd’s Hut with a small double bed, electric lights, kettle and a hob for cooking, wood burning stove (bring your own matches, firelighters and kindling. Firewood can be purchased or picked up from surrounding land). There is an outside seating area. NB there is no running water, and the toilet and shower are a short walk away outside (2 minutes to the main farmhouse which has 3 toilets and 2 shared bathrooms).
BELL TENTS: SHARED BATHROOM (2)
Large, 4 metre tall canvas tents, sleep one or two in small doubles, bedside table. The bell tent will be erected and ready for you when you arrive. You’ll have access to a (small) fully fitted kitchen (in the Pavilion Training Room) with a large fridge. The ground will be slippery if it has been raining (clay soil), so please bring wellingtons or outdoor shoes with a good grip to help (and a nordic walking stick might be helpful). There are 3 showers for those who are camping (the nearest shower is will be a 5 minute walk away – and although they are comfortable, these bell tents are definitely a camping option. Bring a torch. There is a bathroom in the Pavilion Training Room (with shower), and 2 bathrooms and 3rd toilet in the main farmhouse. Towels are provided.
There are three shared showers and three additional toilets for those camping, but they are not close to where you are camping – and the paths may become muddy and slippery if there is rain due to the clay soil.
It is a good idea to bring a torch, wellingtons, a nordic walking stick, towels for yourself, and a dressing gown for getting to and from the showers and toilets which are about a 5 minute walk away.
BRING AND PITCH YOUR OWN TENT
BRING YOUR OWN CAMPERVAN
BRING YOUR OWN CAMPERVAN AND BE CONNECTED TO ELECTRICS
NB You will need to provide your own extra long electrical hook up cable with an adapter.
DRIVING OR PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO TREALY FARM: POSTCODE NP25 4BL (NB When you are driving, the postcode will take you to the wrong farm. It is safer to use What3Words, and/or the directions we will send you! What3Words: host.excellent.estuaries
PARKING: There is parking free of charge at the site, but people park behind each other, so if you need to get your car out each day check where you should park.
TRAIN: The best local station is NEWPORT (South Wales). There are always taxis at Newport and it is 22 miles from the Station to the farm.
An alternative is Abergavenny Station. Be aware there are rarely taxis at Abergavenny, so you’d have to prearrange a taxi. Generally, it’s cheaper to get off at Newport then take a taxi, than to go on to Abergavenny and then taxi. You will need the Trealy Farm Directions to give to the taxi driver. Or use What3Words: host.excellent.estuaries
BUS: Monmouthshire Route 60. Get off at Red House Farm stop which is a request stop. That is the bottom of the lane to the farm. Then you have to walk (0.8 miles, half of which is flat and half of which is uphill – up a stone driveway)
AIRPORTS: Cardiff is the closest, then Bristol, then Birmingham.
Birmingham Airport has a train to Chepstow then a bus to Monmouth – takes 2 hr 35 mins. See https://www.rome2rio.com/map/
For Cardiff / Bristol get a train to Newport or Abergavenny. There’s a bus from Newport or Abergavenny to end of road every two hours except on Sunday – always best to check as the timetables can change. Get off at Red House Farm stop which is a request stop. That is the bottom of the lane to the farm. Then you have to walk (0.8 miles, half of which is flat and half of which is uphill – up a stone driveway)
TAXI: Be aware there are always lots of taxis at Newport station but rarely at Abergavenny. It’s cheaper to get off at Newport then taxi than go on to Abergavenny then taxi. You will need the Trealy Farm Directions to give to the taxi driver. Or use What3Words: host.excellent.estuaries
HELP FINDING THE BEST ROUTE: Use rome2rio https://www.rome2rio.com/ and put in ‘Monmouth’ – it gives lots of options.
With back to Pavilion looking up slope towards car park
You can circle down the hill (steepish slope) to reach the lower level of Pavilion Training Room, toilet and kitchen
The lower level of the Pavilion Training Room (kitchen and toilet)
NB the ground is clay soil and gets waterlogged when there is a lot of rain. The path the caravans and to the log cabins are very muddy and slippery in the rain. A nordic walking stick is advised if you are staying in these – and wellington boots. Please bring slippers for wearing in the Pavilion training room, upstairs in the farmhouse, in the barn, log house and pods.