Tretio Cottages are owned and managed by Rob and Honey John. They sit neatly on the edge of 220 acres of farmland, worked by Rob’s family for over 50 years and now farmed predominantly with cattle and sheep.
Born on the farm, Rob now enjoys family life with Honey and their 3 daughters, Hattie, Bethan and Bronwen, who regularly reunite in between studies around the UK and travels further afield.
Tretio Cottages was born as a result of a stormy Christmas Eve, when the roof of one of cowsheds blew away. When the building was repaired in 1999, the decision was made to convert it into a habitable cottage, later named Ty Gwartheg (the cattle shed). To accommodate smiling guests and increasing demand, Bwthyn Bach and Ysgubor were built in 2005, and finally Y Felin in 2009.
In addition to their lifestyle businesses, Rob enjoys photographing the local area (view some of his favourite shots on Flickr) and his work with the National Trust and Cig Tir Comin (Common Land Beef) – a project focusing on the conservation of the wild environment, grazing cattle on the heathlands of St Davids to convert the natural vegetation and grasses into premium quality beef.
Honey enjoys coastal walking around St David’s peninsula, baking (a product guests are delighted to sample in their welcome pack) and tending to Tretio’s natural gardens.