Margaret's parents were tenant farmers of the Cawdor estate and mostly 'just' farmed sheep, cattle and some Welsh Mountain ponies on a basic small welsh hill farm - however in "1963" they bought the farm when the estate was sold off and due to a legal discrepancy on the part of the sellors they bought the castle as part of the transaction without really realising they were doing so - the Cawdor estate made an offer to buy it back for £400 but they refused and kept it.
Bernard and Margaret are now in charge and the business has been developed by them to the visitor attraction that it now is: Historic Monument, Neolithic cave dwelling, (link to The Castle) 'The Barn' built rustically with Green oak in 1996 with seating for 100 people, a gift Shop housed in the old stables and cart house (link to tea rooms and gift shop), 'The Wood Shed' was built with Green Oak in 2011 and is now our centre for Wedding Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, conferences, Events and Afternoon tea parties. The 11th Century Longhouse is nestled in the centre of the old farm yard and houses an extensive display of agricultural artefacts sources from all over the UK. This is all ran alongside a working farm with 50 Longhorn Cattle, 300 Welsh mountain, Cheviot, Glamorgan, Balwen, Exmoor Horn and Soay Sheep and a few Thoroghbred racehorses are usually around depending on who's in or out of training at the time. Needless to say Bernard and Margaret don't have much time for holidays!
The Farm at Carreg Cennen is very much a working hill farm and depending on the time of year that you visit there may be animals around for you to see but we do not guarantee this.
The main Stock on the Farm are the Herd of prize winning Longhorn Cattle. Being a Hill Farm of some 100 acres at 1000ft above sea level means that Sheep are also essential in keeping the grazing pastures neat - from mid March to mid April annually Lambing takes over at the farm . Horses have always been a big part of the farm from Welsh Mountain Section A's in the 1960's to Winning Thoroughbred races we breed today.