Mike and Alison Smith moved to Llainfran House in January 2004, and since that time have been working hard to improve all that Llainfran has to offer.
We decided to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in Leicester , the traffic, the noise and general pressures of business life.
We took a year off for our search to find the perfect place to live. We toured to many locations of interest in south and western England.
We fell in love with the Ceredigion coastline and found an idyllic place here, so relaxed, so calming, there isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t get up, open the curtains, look at the sea and countryside, and think how lucky we are.
With a long background in the building industry, and having run a successful building business for many years, Llainfran is benefitting from our ongoing building expertise and flair. Our satisfaction is now achieved ensuring that our guests are well looked after and enjoy their time with us.
Many have become old friends and have returned here several times. We look forward to welcoming new and previous guests and to share this idyll with them for a while, so that they return home relaxed and refreshed.
Our nature area and ponds are coming along just fine and is now being left to grow and establish itself. Many creatures and birds have been seen in and around the water and many guests enjoy a quiet stroll when its so peaceful in the evenings when the sun is going down.
All of the fencing is now finished to keep the area safe and secure, and there is now a picnic spot by the water with table and stools, for a quiet evenings nature watching.
The wildlife lake
Pronounced “Thline-vran” Which means, “Crows Meadow” was originally a farm of some 60 acres of fields with the old farmhouse reputedly to be 350years old with all of the usual ancillary farm buildings.
In Victorian times, the current Llainfran house was built near to the original farmhouse that still stands today, Llainfran house is a large solid stone farmhouse of great character and appeal, with many Welsh, and Victorian features and characteristics.
Today, Llainfran as well as the main house, still retains 16 acres of land, the old farm house, two character cottages converted from the Stables and granary, as well as a range of outbuildings.
Llainfran is no longer an operational farm, but a character spacious home for us and our guests. The only animals today apart from our pets, are some sheep in the winter and cows with calves over the summer to graze and keep the majority of the fields tidy.