Treberfedd Farm has been selected as a winner of a prestigious 2014 Soil Association Organic Award.
Ceredigion based Treberfedd farm near Lampeter has been selected as a winner of a prestigious 2014 Soil Association Organic Award. The farm’s holiday cottages and hobbit houses have been selected the winner of the ‘best organic places to stay’ category . Out of 12 awards winners Treberfedd Farm was the only business from Wales to pick up an award.
This year saw the inclusion of an online consumer vote, where the public were able to vote for their favourites in each category throughout Organic September – a month long celebration of all things organic, led by the Soil Association . The awards received over 11,000 public votes!
The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony at the STEAM museum and exhibition centre Swindon, by writer, broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Koli. Farm Manager Jack Cockburn, Holiday Centre manager Gemma Dann and Housekeeper Rebecca Lockyer all travelled to Swindon to collect the award.
The Organic Award for Treberfedd Farm comes as a welcome boost for the business just as the new luxury ‘Hobbit Houses’ on the farm are unveiled to guests this Autumn. “We’re looking forward to welcoming holiday makers to our new hobbit houses in 2015. Winning the award will definitely help us attract more visitors to this part of Ceredigion. The hobbit houses are completely original eco houses with grass roofs and a stunning view down the valley – it will be lovely to see people enjoying an organic hobbit holiday on the farm!” said Jack
“We jumped at the chance to enter this year’s awards. Over the last 14 years we’ve quietly worked away to make Treberfedd into a high quality green haven for holidaymakers at the heart of Ceredigion. It’s fantastic to win the best organic place to stay award and thank you to all the people who voted for us” Said Jack Cockburn, 35, farmer at Treberefedd.
The judges said about Treberfedd: “The prize for innovation goes to Treberfedd Farm for their new hobbit houses. Organic credentials are a given here with a clear vision and attention to detail. A fantastic organic place to stay”
“We’re delighted to win the award for best organic place to stay in the UK. It’s lovely for us and our customers to receive this award in recognition for the organic holiday haven that we’ve worked hard to create here” said Jack Cockburn, Farmer at Treberfedd.
The awards have been showcasing the best in organic for 28 years. 2014 sees an expanded range of categories for the first time so that organic fashion, restaurants, health and beauty products and even holidays can be recognised.
About Treberfedd Farm
Treberfedd Farm, at Dihweyd near Lampeter, is a 120 acre grassland farm producing organic beef and lamb. The farm is also home to a thriving holiday centre. Guests have a choice to stay in a 17th century Welsh farmhouse complete with straw thatched roof and original wall paintings, converted traditional barns or two brand new luxury hobbit houses located in the farm’s organic meadows.
The farm has been welcoming guests from all over the UK and abroad for 14 years. A farm trail, free range hens, playground, woodlands and home produced renewable electricity and firewood all combine to give guests a real organic country experience.
Treberfedd also has a conference venue which provides organic catering to groups and businesses. The facility is used for meetings, workshops and residential courses all year round. The judges were impressed by the commitment to using home grown and local organic produce in the food on offer.