We moved to Part-y-Seal 31 years ago and have been working hard to restore the run-down house and overgrown garden ever since. We try to live healthily within the landscape with an emphasis on eco-friendliness.
One of the first things we did when we arrived was to clear a large area of woodland to give us room to develop our extensive kitchen garden. Here, we are proud to say that we grow all of our food naturally without chemicals or pesticides.
We look forward to welcoming you to our garden.
Fred & Jeanette
SNAPSHOTS OF PART-Y-SEAL LIFE
We upload photos to our Instagram page to share snapshots of our life here at Part-y-Seal.
OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
We have installed a biomass boiler which provides us with ample heat and hot water. The boiler, run on woodchips, was installed by a local company – Novalux Energy. www.novaluxenergy.com. We highly recommend them to anyone thinking of biomass as, they were very hardworking, helpful and had the work completed on time. They install boilers for both the domestic and commercial user.
A few facts about us…
We mill our own wholemeal flour for our bread, using a stone ground mill.
We also make our own pasta, chocolates & fudge.
We have our own borehole for delicious fresh water.
Solar panels have been installed on our southwest facing roof which provides much of our electricity.
We grow and harvest our own bamboo canes for use in both the kitchen and flower garden.
We use the free-cycle website for many of our needs, in fact our large greenhouse was built with bricks, glass, windows and doors acquired from the site-thus keeping things out of landfill and reusing them instead.
All of our rubbish is recycled or composted, the refuse men never have to collect from us!
As you can imagine we live a busy, but very rewarding life here at Part-y-Seal!
Living in the Coach House, local author Henry Hartmann, is one of the word’s most prolific authors, with nearly 700 published titles to his various pen names.
His latest work, ‘Windsong’, is a sweeping historical saga that charts the adventures of a young Welsh man, from his humble farm in the hills to the sultry sugar plantations of Jamaica. The story includes his adventures from the back streets of Bristol, to the slave trade in Africa, and the American War of Independence before returning to his Welsh roots. Both books can be bought here at Part-y-Seal and signed copies are available
Henry is also a very keen gardener and you can see the results of his hard work in the Coach House garden if you visit us.