Over the Rainbow Vegetarian Country Retreat

A Secluded Vegetarian & Vegan country house retreat, Cardigan Bay

A restored Georgian mansion tucked away down a long farm track. Three miles from the pristine west Wales coast, nestled amongst acres of woodland and gardens with idyllic views across the rolling Welsh countryside. A warm welcome awaits you at Over the Rainbow.

What do we offer?

You can stay B&B for some well earned time out, or hire the venue exclusively for small group holidays, residential retreats, family celebrations and wedding ceremonies.  Enjoy a relaxed stay in a country house, where you can completely unwind and relax just watching the stars and listening to the silence.

We offer well appointed, sumptuous centrally heated bedroom accommodation including single, double or twin ensuite rooms, with décor reflecting influences of female myths & legends from around the world. Guests also have use of a communal guest lounge / library and large dining room.

We also offer space for retreats and groups. The seclusion and peace of the house lends itself well to retreats, courses and workshops. An inspiring and creative space, practical for movement workshops. An intimate, cosy yet spacious house, homely and practical whilst retaining the quirks of a bygone age.

The retreat is run on ethical and environmentally responsible principles. We use renewable sources for heating, hot water and electricity; we also source much of our produce locally and from our own garden and polytunnels. We are members of Green Key Global, Greentraveller, endorsed by the Vegetarian Society and have been awarded Gold standard by Green Tourism Association.

We also offer a number of events, retreats and themed weekends each year. Check out our Events page, you can also sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up to date with forthcoming events. (Your contact details are kept secureley and never shared them with any third parties. You can un-subscribe at any time.)

Over the Rainbow is open for B&B from early February to the end of November each year. If you are interested in booking a group event or retreat during our closed weeks, please get in touch.

Take a quick video tour of Over the Rainbow

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Everyday Vegan: Delicious Core Recipes & Cheatin' Shortcuts with Jane Easton

Have you recently become vegan and running out of recipe ideas for everyday cooking?
Wondering what to cook for your vegan visitors?
Spend a weekend stocking up on your vegan recipes on this practical and informative weekend workshop for ideas, confidence and resources on all things vegan. You will be eating what you cook!
- Artisan vegan cheese; spicy sausage; transform simple ingredients with easy sauces.
- Speedy suppers: quick meal ideas - from scratch or from ready-mades
- On the Pulse: budget gourmet recipes
- Q&A session

Led by Jane Easton - Food & Cookery Coordinator for Viva! and author of Viva! Vegan Cookbook

Jane is a writer, campaigner and teacher whose role is to help people realise they can live really well on a plant-based diet. Her job at Viva! entails cooking; researching new products; teaching cookery via demonstrations to various age groups and audiences; writing recipes; contributing and maintaining www.veganrecipeclub.org.uk as well as creating recipes for Viva! and Viva! Health guides.

So whatever your reason for coming along to this cookery and baking weekend, whether it is for personal health reasons, the environment or just to expand with your recipe repertoire, you couldn't be in better hands.

Fees- Non-Residential £150 / Residential Shared Twin Room £245 (Single Room £295)
(If you want to bring your partner for the weekend but they are not participating in the course, the extra cost for two nights b&b would be £100)

Booking form : form.jotformeu.com/60976879047373

Accommodation
For those booking residential places, Friday & Saturday night accommodation at Over the Rainbow Wales is included in the fee. Arrivals after 3pm on Friday.
For Non-residential participants, please arrive in good time to start the Saturday morning workshop.
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Vegan Cookery Weekend: Everyday Vegan

October 21, 2017, 10:00am - October 22, 2017, 3:00pm

Everyday Vegan: Delicious Core Recipes & Cheatin' Shortcuts with Jane Easton Have you recently become vegan and running out of recipe ideas for everyday cooking? Wondering what to cook for your veg...

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I'll be at St Dogmaels Local Producers' Market on Tuesday morning, 9am - 1pm. I'll have for sale : Salad bags, Chard, Kale, Beetroot, Cucumbers, New Potatoes, Garlic, Shallots. Also, Blackcurrants, Bl...

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A relaxing Sunday afternoon brunch. Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon? With good food, newspapers to read and good company on tap, enjoy the homely atmosphere of Over the Rainbow, a secluded and historic country house only three miles from Cardigan Bay coast (near A487 Gogerddan Arms junction).

Delicious, local, freshly prepared: Vegetarian/Vegan Brunch

West Wales is blessed with a wealth of growers and producers and we will be making the most of this bounty in our brunch menu. Using homegrown produce from our garden and polytunnel, supplemented by locally sourced products there will be a changing and delicious seasonal menu for you to choose from.

Vegan & Gluten Free: Innovative Vegan options will always be available, gluten free diets can be catered for too.

Booking: It's adviseable to book a place for food as there are limited spaces in the dining room. You can book ahead by phone or by emailing info@overtherainbowwales.co.uk or ring on the day to see if spaces are available (01239 811155). Otherwise just pop in for coffee and cake in our library.
Payments: You can pay for your brunch with cash or with a debit card.
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Lazy Sunday Brunch

July 23, 2017, 11:30am - July 23, 2017, 3:30pm

A relaxing Sunday afternoon brunch. Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon? With good food, newspapers to read and good company on tap, enjoy the homely atmosphere of Over t...

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Mmmmm Elderflower cordial! Will have some for sale at St Dogmaels Local Producer's Market, tomorrow (Tuesday) 9am-1pm along with salad bags, chard, kale, new potatoes, a variety of fresh herbs (thyme,...

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