A welcoming natureful paradise in West Wales that's fully-focused on life's loveliest pleasures: cosy retreats, abundant wildlife, and hearty rustic cooking!
  • Sleeps: up to 2(+2)
  • Bedroom: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A 25-acre nature-enhancement retreat in West Wales, Orchid Meadows is beautifully nestled between the Cambrian mountains and Cardigan Bay, close to the ancient market town of Tregaron.

Here you’ll discover an exhilarating wealth of diverse plant and animal life, complete with a shimmering pond, wetland, whispering beech trees… and of course, orchid meadows themselves.

Along with guests, friendly owners Steve and Lynn are passionate about welcoming as much wildlife as possible, with a strong ethos of “putting nature back into the driving seat”. As a result, Orchid Meadows is gloriously laid-back and lovely, with a sense that you’ve left the cares and stresses of urban life far behind.

And with a tempting abundance of fresh produce available throughout your stay, not to mention Steve and Lynn’s abundant experience in the catering industry, let’s just say that finding good food won’t be a problem!

So, where exactly will you stay? Choose from three cosy hideaways: Red Kite Yurt, Goldfinch Glampavan, or Tawny Cottage, all boasting creature comforts and generous facilities galore.

A traditional Mongolian-style haven, Red Kite Yurt is styled and furnished in tribute to its iconic feathered namesake. There’s a soft-glowing log-burning stove and a gorgeous king-size sleigh bed to curl up in at the end of a long day of doing nothing… bliss!

Goldfinch Glampavan, meanwhile, is a retro touring van, given a quirky makeover for a well-earned retirement in the orchard. Decorated in the same bold, bright colours as the goldfinch, you can chat by romantic candlelight long into the evening, before snuggling in the cosy double bed.

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At a glance

  • A 25-acre smallholding and nature-enhancement site, peacefully located just outside of the ancient Ceredigion market town of Tregaron.
  • Choose from three furnished hideaways: Red Kite Yurt, Goldfinch Glampavan and Tawny Cottage.
  • Red Kite Yurt and Goldfinch Glampavan are seasonal retreats with outdoor cooking facilities. A private shower and toilet is available in the nearby hut.
  • You are free to enjoy fresh-picked fruit, vegetables and herbs grown on site. Fresh eggs from free-roaming hens are also available, along with a selection of home-baked cakes, cookies and quiches.
  • Free guided wildlife walks are available on site – just ask!
  • Positioned between the Cambrian mountains and Cardigan Bay, there is a lot to explore in the local area. Head into Tregaron for the nearest shops, pubs and cafés.


  • Family Friendly


Red Kite Yurt:  kingsize sleigh bed, bedding and linen, wood-burner with logs, kindling and firelighters, sofa, lanterns, candles and matches, covered outdoor cooking area with seating and storage, wood-fired cooker, Kadai firepit, fireside armchairs, Campingaz stove, drinking water dispenser, full dining and cooking equipment.  Wi-Fi, USB charging point, shared sink, fridge and dedicated shower and toilet in nearby hut. Sleeps 2 adults and up to 2 children (sleeping mats and pillows provided, please bring sleeping bags). Discount (25 per cent) for single occupancy.

Goldfinch Glampavan: small double bed, bedding and linen, seating area with coffee table, lanterns, candles and matches, coolbox, covered outdoor cooking area with seating and storage, wood-fired cooker, Kadai firepit, fireside armchairs, Campingaz stove, drinking water dispenser, full dining and cooking equipment.  Wi-Fi, USB charging point, shared sink, fridge and dedicated shower and toilet in nearby hut. Sleeps 2 adults and up to up to 1 child (please bring sleeping bag for child). Discount (25 per cent) for single occupancy.

Tawny Cottage: downstairs kitchenette/diner and lounge, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom upstairs.  Private firepit and seating outside. Sleeps 2 adults. Discount (25 per cent) for single occupancy.

Additional facilities: food menus and complimentary fresh produce.

Local Activities

Nature walks, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, cycling, outdoor activities, historic sites, shops, pubs, cafés

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Together with dedicated shower and toilet facilities in the nearby Wren Hut, both the yurt and the glampavan feature state-of-the-art wood-fired cooking facilities, for sensational al fresco dining.

Last but not least, Tawny Cottage is a heavenly hideaway that looks out to the green gardens… ideal for holidaying out of season, or for guests who prefer a more traditional bolthole.

While you can head into nearby Tregaron to sample the local cafés and stock up on holiday supplies, you may find it isn’t necessary to move so much as a muscle during your stay!

Steve and Lynn are happy for you to devour as much freshly-picked fruit, vegetables and herbs as you like, and there are free-roaming hens to supply just-laid eggs. You can also choose from a mouth-watering menu of cakes, cookies and quiches or order a barbecue pack or continental breakfast basket.

With every last holiday comfort so well catered for, all that’s left for you to do is sit back and get lost in the endless wonders of Welsh nature.

Things to note

Check in between 4pm – 7pm, check out by 10:30am. Tawny Cottage is available all year round on a bed and breakfast basis.  Red Kite Yurt is available from April – October, and Goldfinch Glampavan from May – September. Due to free-roaming cats and chickens on site, dogs are regrettably not permitted. Discount (25 per cent) is offered for single occupancy.  There is space for campervans onsite – please enquire for details.

Where you'll be staying

Tregaron, Ceredigion

What the guests of Orchid Meadows say

“We loved our stay in Red Kite Yurt. The meadow is peaceful, secluded and teeming in wildlife. We fell asleep to the sounds of owls and woke to the sounds of goldfinches, kites and buzzards. This is a great place to explore wild flowers with paths having been cut through the meadows to make getting around easier. Steve and Lynn are very accommodating and Lynn’s chocolate cookies are highly recommended.”
“Red Kite Yurt is a lovely relaxing place to stay with everything you could need to make your visit as comfortable as possible, including an option for home-cooked meals and locally sourced produce. Steve and Lynn were perfect hosts, showing us around Orchid Meadows. In the evening there were lovely views of the Cambrian Mountains. There is a lot of wildlife all around, including a barn owl as we were eating our dinner.”

“The site is stunning and peaceful – a great little escape. Goldfinch Glampavan was really cosy and roomier than it looked from the outside! Comfy bed, lovely kitchen set-up under cover outside and modern, clean toilet and shower. My visit was topped off with a hedgehog by the gate. Lovely place. Would definitely stay again.”

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