In the Moment - - Escaping - www.thewelsh­

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.

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