Beach & Wild – West Wales


Good Things is heading West. We’ve found a hidden Welsh gem, only a stroll away from a pristine National Trust beach where we’ll be engaging in a weekend devoted to you.

Come and indulge your wild soul and let your creativity call you… Stretching, swimming, surfing, meditating on seascape and easing a beach tired body in our cedar wood sauna.

Evenings spent with good food, good company and a sit around our fire pit… marshmallows optional.

Beach and Wild Wales

DATES:  8-11 July 2016
LOCATION: Penbryn, West Wales


2 or 3 nights accommodation, choose between rooms in Ty Manorafon, a converted Georgian Farmhouse or the Owls Nest log cabin..
Healthy wholesome breakfasts each morning and delicious seasonal evening meals.
– 4 or 6 Yoga classes: including vinyasa flow and evening restorative sessions.
Surf lesson including equipment (suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to experienced surfers).
Sea Kayaking adventure (suitable for all abilities, all equipment provided)
– Beach & Wild creative weaving project inspired by local textiles and landscape (all materials provided).
Beach hikes, forest walks and wild swims (wetsuits provided)
Transfers from Cardigan bus station for arrivals by bus/train.
– Gorgeous Good Things goody bag to take home.

Ty Manorafon (Farmhouse)
2 nights £350 (shared double room), £380 (single occupancy double room), £410 (Single occupancy ensuite double room).
3 nights £409 (shared double room), £439 (single occupancy double room), £469 (Single occupancy ensuite double room).

Owls Nest (log cabin)
2 nights £380 (single occupancy double room), £350 (shared twin/double room)
3 nights £439 (single occupancy double room), £409 (shared twin/double room)

only 9 places available


No previous surfing, sea kayaking or Yoga experience is required, all classes will be taught for all abilities. To participate in the surf lesson, sea kayaking or swimming you must be able to swim 50 metres in open water. Diets and allergies can be catered to, please let us know any requirements when you book.

Please note there is no phone reception or wifi at Manorafon itself so please only choose this retreat if you welcome some time to unplug from the grid. We will be able to get to phone reception areas if we need to make calls.

Our Welsh home for the weekend is the lovingly converted Manorafon dairy farm a 10 minute walk from the stunning national trust beach Penbryn.

We have two accommodations to choose from for this retreat; Ty Manorafon, the Georgian townhouse which is our base for the weekend, and the Owls Nest log cabin which is in the grounds alongside the cedar wood sauna and the converted stable where we will be practicing Yoga.

Ty Manorafon

Ty Manorafon

The Owls Nest
Beach and Wild Owls Nest


For more information and bookings please email us at

We accept payment by paypal with a paypal account or credit/debit card, or via bank transfer.

You can reserve your spot with a 50% deposit payment. The remainder is due 6 weeks prior to the retreat.


By road
There is free parking at our retreat venue Manorafon and the address for your sat nav/map reading is:
SA44 6QH

Approaching from the North – From Aberystwyth follow the A487 coast road towards Cardigan. Stay on this road, passing through Aberaeron and Synod Inn, then the smaller villages of Plwmp, Pentregat and Brynhoffnant. Shortly after you pass through Brynhoffnant, as you enter Sarnau, look out for a crossroads with a converted church in front of you to the right. Turn right at this crossroads and follow this narrow road until you come to a junction with a sign to Llangranog. Bear left at this junction, go past Maesglas Holiday Park and take the next right, signposted to Penbryn beach. Manorafon is the second entrance on the right along this road.

Approaching from the South – From Cardigan follow the A487 coast road towards Aberystwyth. Stay on this road passing through Penparc, Blaenporth and Tanygroes. Shortly after passing through Tanygroes you will see signposts to the left to Penbryn and Tresaith. Take this left turn and follow for approximately half a mile, then take the next right. Shortly after turning go straight over the crossroads (where you have right of way) and continue for about half a mile. Take the next left, signposted Penbryn beach. Manorafon is the second driveway on the right hand side.

By Train to Camarthen and Aberystwyth
The closest train stations are in Carmarthen and Aberystwyth. If you are coming from London or the South you should get the Carmarthen train. If you are approaching from Birmingham or the North you should get the Aberystwyth train. check for train times and prices.

By Bus to Cardigan
If you are coming via train to Carmarthen you can catch the no. 460 bus every 1-2 hours from 8.10am, Monday – Saturday (not all buses leave from the train station, but it’s a short walk to the bus station). This will take you to Finch Square, Cardigan. On your return, buses start to leave Finch Square from 7.00am, Monday to Saturday.

Coming from the Aberystwyth direction you can catch the X50 bus from Aberystwyth bus station (right next to the train station) every 1-2 hours from 7.28am, Monday – Saturday. This will get you in to Finch Square, Cardigan. On your return, buses start to leave Finch Square from 6.00am, Monday to Saturday.

We run free transfers to and from Cardigan to the retreat.