THE WELSH HOUSE
If it’s a digital detox you need, retreating to The Welsh House might just be the answer. These self-catering cottages, located in rural Carmarthenshire, are run by Dorian Bowen, a former chartered surveyor, who left his London career behind in pursuit of a slower, simpler life. With no Wi-Fi or TV, the cottages force guests to switch o from work, social media and the digital world.
Writer and photographer Abi Dare stayed in Bryncyn cottage after a hectic couple of months had left her frazzled and drained. After three days, she and her partner left feeling relaxed and refreshed. “It was partly because of the enforced digital detox, but it was also due to the soothing and serene atmosphere that Dorian has created.”
He has opted for a modern rustic aesthetic, saying that he “loves to unearth artisans who use time-honoured and traditional methods to produce contemporary items that mix perfectly with re-invented pieces.”
A stay here reminds you to embrace the passage of time, relish in eeting moments that nature provides and treasure time with loved ones.