Farmer's Welsh Lavender

Friday, 2 October 2020

Farmer's Welsh Lavender

Back at the end of August I visited Farmer's Welsh Lavender in Builth Wells with some friends. I had been recommended the spot by a former colleague who had visited and it looked like an idyllic place to go for a day trip, relax and even have a wild swim in the lake.

The farm was a good trip away from where we were in Shropshire and I must admit some of the roads to get to the farm advance warning are quite steep and bendy. However do not let this put you off visiting!

The farm is open year round for visitors however the best time for the lavender is midsummer, when we arrived at the end of August the farm was clearly coming towards the end of its lavender season. However there was still some lavender and a lot of lovely flowers and wild flowers planted around the lake.

Entry was £5 and we took our own food to the farm as you are allowed to take a picnic with you, however they do have a tearoom on site if you would prefer to get food while there. 

Lavender aside there was plenty for us to see and do, the farm has stunning views across Mynydd Epynt which mixed in with the sunshine on the day and a clear view did not disappoint. The site also had multiple swings available for use by guests, one of them giving you the perfect view point across the valley and site. The swings were also surprisingly relaxing and made me add having a swing in my garden in the future to my bucket list.

We were also brave enough to go for a wild swim in the lake which despite our smiling faces happened to be freezing, even on what happened to be a sunny day! I can imagine on a really hot summers day this would be the ideal way to cool down quickly and it certainly was good exercise swimming back and forth.

Despite being freezing it was a definite highlight of the day that everyone enjoyed and was glad they had taken part in.

Following this beside the tea room there is also a little gift shop of course in current circumstances you have to wear a mask inside and the shop is only open to one bubble at a time for obvious reasons. Inside there is a myriad of homemade gifts that you could take home with you, including lots of homemade creams for hands, face and feet in various sizes - all lavender scented of course.

There was lavender flavoured chocolate, sprigs of lavender and homemade chunky knitted throws that would add that wonderful cosy aesthetic to your home. I purchased a mini hand cream to take home with me and smells divine and is incredibly soothing on dry skin.

Overall the trip was a complete success and we had a wonderful relaxing time enjoying the fresh air and swimming in the lake to top off the visit. I would love to visit again mid-season when I'm sure the lavender would be taller and in larger quantities, I'm sure on a sunny day this would be a beautiful site. They even have the option to glamp on site which I am sure would be a wonderful and relaxing experience.

Have you ever visited Farmer's Welsh Lavender before? Would you consider visiting after my post?

Thanks for Reading!

*Please note this was not a sponsored post all opinions are my own and I paid paid for and planned my own trip.

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