Our Address

Berllan Dywyll Farm

Meinciau

Carmarthenshire

SA17 5LL

Contact Us

TEL: 01269 608175

E-MAIL: info@black-orchard.co.uk

Please note:  There is varying mobile reception and we are often out and about on the farm, so please either email or leave a message on the landline and we will get back to you.

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THE FARM

We have found records of Berllan Dywyll Farm going back to at least the early 1700s.  It has very varying habitats with ancient hay meadows full of orchids and other wild flowers, wetter pasture teeming with bees and butterflies, and broad leaved woodland running down to the Aber Lledle, a tributary of the Gwendraeth Fawr, which reaches the sea at Kidwelly.  Many of the original field boundaries are in place, and the hayfield has been used as such for the entire history of the farm.

 

When we set out we were determined to have the most beneficial impact we could in the way  we ran the farm; we wanted every aspect of the farm to work harmoniously with every other.   Our animals roam as freely as is compatible with their safety.  We have also set out to support those rare breeds that are both in danger of dying out and that are naturally suited to the environment here.  

We took over the farm in early 2019, and it had been managed organically for at least eight years prior to that.  We plan to continue that legacy during our stewardship of the land.  Our eventual aim is to become as self-sufficient as possible, with happy, rare-breed stock and a garden run along permaculture principles.  We will encourage biodiversity and wildlife, and very much look forward to sharing a little part of our journey, and this beautiful farm, with you.

 1888 Map of Berllan, (c) Nat'l Library of Scotland