About Us

Before returning permanently to Wales in 1987 to farm sheep on Ffrwdfal farm, we lived in London for several years. Iestyn taught and then worked in the Foreign Exchange prior to moving back to Wales. He now concentrates full-time on running the charity he founded in 2005 www.schoolchildrenforchildren.org. His other interest is rugby, and he has coached premier clubs Harlequins, London Welsh and Llandovery among others.

Iestyn & Megan

Previously Head of Geography at a small London girls' school, Megan now breeds Welsh ponies under the Cwrtycadno prefix www.cwrtycadno.com. The stud runs about eight broodmares, but most are currently on loan due to another project on the go! This is a ride on horseback from Beijing to London between the Olympics to raise money for Iestyn’s charity. www.thelonghorseride.com.

Ffrwdfal mansion was reunited with Ffrwdfal farm when we had the opportunity to buy it in 2001, and we moved in the following year after renovation work. We both have strong local connections, as Megan’s family comes from the area, and Iestyn attended Llandovery College as a pupil in 1964-1970 , then in 1990 as Director of Sport and now most recently as 1st XV Coach.

Our three children Gethin, Gwenllian and Iona have all recently left home, but often reappear in the holidays. And of course we must not forget another important family member, our Welsh sheep dog Dyfi!