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.

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Stepping Stones - building our own bridge

March 2, 2018, 4:00pm - March 4, 2018, 4:00pm

This is the first of three residential weekends - an opportunity to: • nurture and listen to your body and spirit • hone your creativity and spontaneity • be in a safe women-only space We will...

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This is the first of three residential weekends - an opportunity to:
• nurture and listen to your body and spirit
• hone your creativity and spontaneity
• be in a safe women-only space
We will use: our bodies, movement, art making, writing, stories and dialogue to open a soulful and playful space that encourages your creativity. All workshop materials will be provided.

Residential: £300 / Non-residential: £210 (sign up for all three for 10% off). A non-refundable £50 deposit will secure your place.

Seren Haf Grime has worked as a dramatherapist for over ten years in a variety of settings. She is a trainer and lecturer in experiential group process and performs regularly with Golden Thread Playback theatre. She also works from home as a mother, wife, daughter and sister.

Rose Thorn has worked as a dramatherapist for over fifteen years, she currently works with women who have experienced trauma from abuse and has facilitated numerous women only workshops. She is also a hatha yoga teacher and a Playback Theatre performer and trainer, performing regularly with The Golden Thread in Wales.

The other two retreats are:
Self-Supporting Arch - nurturing our strengths: 15-17 June 2018
Suspension Bridge - grounding our flexibility: 5-7 October 2018

A fo ben bid bont – be a leader be a bridge can be booked as a series of three or individually For more information and a booking form please email: rosethorn.email@gmail.com

These retreats will run based on minimum of 5 women attending. In the event of cancellation due to insufficient bookings your deposit will be refunded in full.
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Stepping Stones - building our own bridge

March 2, 2018, 4:00pm - March 4, 2018, 4:00pm

This is the first of three residential weekends - an opportunity to: • nurture and listen to your body and spirit • hone your creativity and spontaneity • be in a safe women-only space We will...

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Saturday Yoga Retreat with Rose Thorn

November 18, 2017, 10:00am - November 18, 2017, 1:00pm

This Saturday Morning Yoga Retreat will be the 8th and last of 2017. “If we are whole and integrated within ourselves then we are truth.” Jenny Beeken, Ancient Wisdom Satya is the Sanskrit word f...

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Festive Portobello Mushroom Wellington

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This year's bean harvest: Yin-Yang beans (Pea beans), Cherokee Trail of Tears and Purple Kingsessing

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Coming up to November and the poly is still giving out beautiful heritage tomatoes. Available at St Dogmaels Local Producers' Market Tuesday 9am-1pm.

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The last one of the year! Come along to Over the Rainbow for a relaxing Sunday afternoon brunch. 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 delicious seasonal menu for you to choose from.

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

Booking: It's advisable 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

October 15, 2017, 11:30am - October 15, 2017, 3:30pm

The last one of the year! Come along to Over the Rainbow for a relaxing Sunday afternoon brunch. With good food, newspapers to read and good company on tap, enjoy the homely atmosphere of Over the R...

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Potatoes anyone? Available Tuesday morning at St Dogmaels Local Producers' Market, 9am-1pm, along with heritage tomatoes, cucumbers, salad bags, golden beetroot, chard and courgettes.

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Salsa Party

September 23, 2017, 7:00pm - September 23, 2017, 10:30pm

Saturday evening Salsa party. Includes optional evening meal, a warm up dance class followed by the latest salsa and club scene hits. All welcome, from beginners to experienced dancers. Our focused, p...

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Golden beetroot, Heritage tomatoes, Violetta potatoes, patty pan squash... what's not to like? Plenty for sale on Tuesday at St Dogmaels Local Producers' Market, 9am-1pm.

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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

September 17, 2017, 11:30am - September 17, 2017, 2:30pm

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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Saturday Morning Yoga Retreats are a ‘treat’, an opportunity for you to recuperate, revitalise and reconnect your body, mind and spirit. Together we will gently explore yoga postures, breath, meditation and yoga philosophy, working with what organically emerges from the practice. All bodies, experience or ability are welcome.

Fees: £32 / £28 concessions including lunch. A non-returnable £10 deposit will confirm your place.

Call 01239 811155 for more information, or click the link below to book a place.
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Saturday Yoga Retreat with Rose Thorn

October 14, 2017, 10:00am - October 14, 2017, 1:00pm

Saturday Morning Yoga Retreats are a ‘treat’, an opportunity for you to recuperate, revitalise and reconnect your body, mind and spirit. Together we will gently explore yoga postures, breath, medi...

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Saturday evening Salsa party. Includes optional evening meal, a warm up dance class followed by the latest salsa and club scene hits. All welcome, from beginners to experienced dancers. Our focused, progressive approach will have you dancing the night away to fantastic music. No need to bring a partner.
Party & Meal tickets £30. Party tickets £10.

This event is part of a weekend of Salsa & Yoga workshops, so if you want to join us for more than the Saturday night party, places are still available for both Saturday and Sunday workshops. Get in touch or simply book your place using the link below.
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Salsa Party

September 23, 2017, 7:00pm - September 23, 2017, 10:30pm

Saturday evening Salsa party. Includes optional evening meal, a warm up dance class followed by the latest salsa and club scene hits. All welcome, from beginners to experienced dancers. Our focused, p...

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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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Another fantastic weekend of salsa and yoga with Norma, Sarah & Sue.  Filled the house with music, fun and laughter. A joy to host and already looking forward to autumn 2018.