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Sanxing, Yilan

Farmland B&B

Nurturing Our Green Fields with Love

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • A courtyard house tinged with red elements in the green farmland
  • The heart-warming bond of the host family leaves you a memorable stay
  • Homemade delicious hearty breakfast
  • Afternoon tea set with local pastries

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Nurturing Our Green Fields with Love

As spring has come, gradually increasing daytime brings more and more heat. Driving on a balmy pleasant day in Yilan, you are heading the foothills from the plain. Winding on the field trails, yesterday’s troubles are left by the quiet roadside. While you follow the wind-bending rice paddies and look over the vast greenery, the gray and red roofs pop out in front of you. Farmland B&B is welcoming you with open arms at this courtyard house full of love.

 

 

Skipping between colorful vegetables and fruits

When the car enters the large courtyard, you are greeted by the shy black dog Kuma with a few woofs. In front of you, Farmland B&B preserves a traditional three-sided courtyard house while incorporating modern elements by building an outdoor potting shed as tea serving space. You push open the thick wooden door and delightfully find the warm yellow light illuminates the colorful room. The painting works of the hosts Julie, Su Hui, and James are hung above the sofa and on the walls next to the counter and kitchen. From still life to landscape paintings, you are like walking into a hidden gallery among the fields. The discomforts from traveling have been forgotten, you already gleefully dive into the adventure, admiring the brilliant artworks displayed in the spacious kitchen and lobby, knowing the vacation has officially started.

 

Inspired by a whimsical idea, Julie paints the vegetables and fruits that Qing He used to grow in five guest rooms. With her detailed rendering, banana trees pop up in the six-person room at the central main hall, as well as the twin, double, and triple rooms on the two wings of the house. And she also plays with the Chinese homonyms for gourd family and cardinal directions. For example, as “dong” in “donggua (white gourd)” shares the same pronunciation with “east,” so she introduces its image into the east room, and the same idea applies to the other rooms with pumpkin (south), watermelon (west), and winter melon (north). When you open each door, you’d be drawn to the brushstroke as delicate as white laces on the walls, which form into scenes of harvest. You are like a Thumbelina, wandering from the heart of a cabbage head to the top of a banana tree, as Julie captures the most beautiful state of various crops on the walls. Moreover, each room comes with blank paper and color pens for you to free the artistic spirit hidden in the bottom of your heart.

 
 

The afternoon tea reflecting traveling memories and breakfast prepared with local delicacies

At three o’clock in the afternoon at the Potting Shed Café, Julie has prepared the reserved afternoon tea set for you. With a two-year experience of working and traveling in the UK, Julie not only introduces the 300-year-old tea brand Fortnum & Mason to the B&B but also earnestly shares diverse tea collections and British tea culture, along with French pastries from Yilan’s patisserie. On the table, snacks are served on the English traditional three-tiered tray, while the sandwich bread bears a hint of tea aroma to accompany the elegant flavor of black tea. Or you may savor the Taiwanese pear-paste tea for its seasonal sweetness, while your partner takes a sip of Chinese Kungfu Tea, then a bite of mung bean cake and mochi with red bean filling. The slanting warm orange sunlight drenches the lovely rural scene surrounding Farmland B&B.

 

At eight-thirty next morning, sunrays sift through sheer curtains and crawl onto your bed, making you look forward to Su Hui’s specialty dishes at breakfast. Walking into the lobby, Su Hui refreshingly says morning greeting to the travelers while working around the kitchen non-stop. Whether it’s seasonal produce from local farmers or homemade pickled products, are all turned into delightful cuisine by Su Hui. The table overflows with delicacies: fermented bean curd, wheat gluten and spicy dried tofu in small plates are made from the local recipes, while chilled king-oyster mushrooms with sesame sauce, mixed cauliflowers, and one of Su Hui’s specialties—drunken chicken with seasonal kumquats. Holding a bowl of lukewarm rice porridge in your hand, along with each bite of the tasty meal, it proves that the good ingredients do not need to be over-seasoned, sometimes simple is more. Over the laughter and chatting, the pleasant breakfast that makes travelers want to revisit is just like the honest love among the host family.

 

 

A farmland home nurtured with abundant love

Farmland B&B is the home of the host family. Amid the swaying rice fields, the lodging stands firmly not only for this family but also for the travelers of a brief visit. Staying here, you would certainly feel the love that nurtures this green land.

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Julie’s Family.Fields of Love Cultivated by a Family

Walking into the courtyard house with two wings like open arms, you are like walking into the warm embrace of the host family of Farmland B&B. A lodging replete with strong bonds and loving cares lends you the cozy and warm feeling just like home. In the beginning, each member of this family of four carried his or her own set of duties: Qing He the father was in charge of the farmland behind the house, Su Hui the mother applied her culinary and flower arranging skills, while James, Julie’s older brother, served as the art director, and Julie, an art teacher herself, was the one who put every detail of the B&B into implementation. Originally, they all had different visions for the lodging, but the final version came out following the head of the house—Qing He’s blueprint, as he said, “The design of traditional courtyard house can bring each family member together, as when you step out the room in the morning, you’d be interacting with other family members and thus build a strong bond.” The whole family was dedicated to the B&B and attended to all the design details with abundant love.

 

 

“I grow the vegetables you love and plant the flowers for you to arrange.”

Wearing a black tank top, short hair, and smiling eyes behind the glasses, Su Hui warmly welcomed you, sharing with you a box of Taiwanese wedding cakes received that morning from one of the previous visitors. With a 14-year experience as a wedding planner, Su Hui had also taught floral design and used to have a dream of opening a restaurant. Her great taste in aesthetic lifestyle has shown from the presentation of breakfast dishes to the flower arrangements displayed randomly at the house, in which one can feel her enthusiasm. Speaking of how she met with Qing He through matchmaking, Su Hui revealed that from the love at first sight to the marriage they walked into, along with raising children together, their sweet love had grown deeper year by year. It turned out that the crescent-shaped eyes on her smiling face embodied the weight of happiness and abundant love.

 

According to Su Hui, Qing He, who formerly served in the military, always said, “I won’t help you, you’ll have to do it yourself.” Though he claimed that he wouldn’t be involved in the operation of the lodging, he worked in the farmland from dawn to dusk. As a result, the barren fields that even weeds wouldn’t grow had turned into a green land. Qing He looked serious and reticent at first sight, and even though he didn’t like eating vegetables, he talked about the crops he grew passionately, “What I grow is all her favorite!” The everyday life built upon love was demonstrated through this simple statement. In the courtyard, a few swaying bridal wreath spireas were also planted for Su Hui to use in floral arrangements. Who says that happiness can only be expressed by the flowers and wine reserved for certain occasions? As Qing He said, “I grow the vegetables you love and plant the flowers for you to arrange.” The thoughtful actions with love are the true romance.

 

 

“My brother has to crack the door, so I dare to push the door open.”

Wearing black-rimmed glasses, James was just like a big brother next door. He and Julie learned how to paint from their aunt since childhood, and thus developed a keen interest in painting. He laughingly said that he used to be rebellious and long for the freedom of leaving home, so he went to Taipei to study at Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School. However, the strict training program pushed him into choosing communications over arts when entering college. After completing his military service, he returned to Yilan and worked at the National Center for Traditional Arts. On the other hand, Julie, who used to be an art teacher, had a nearly four-year experience of traveling and working abroad. With slightly curly black hair and shining big eyes, Julie was as passionate as her mother Su Hui. But as sweet smile blossomed on her face, her trendy outfit couldn’t hide her girly vivacity. Talking about the design plan of Farmland B&B, she laughed and said that James played the role of an “art director” who “only talked but with no action,” while she was the one who realized all the ideas.

 

In the beginning, Julie had been mulling over the design of the overall visual theme, as James rejected her proposals for several times while constantly encouraged her for better ideas, she finally found inspiration in Qing He’s farmland and painted the beautiful field scenes full of reminiscence on the interior walls. The sibling bond between them was revealed through their countless communications and final work. “Usually, my brother has to crack the door, so I dare to push the door open,” said Julie, as her round eyes told of her admiration and respect for her brother. James, who also appreciated Julie’s talents, made the lodging and its Facebook page the stage for her to demonstrate her creative works. The brother and sister, like best friends who really understand each other, would continue to support and cherish each other.

 

 

Bringing back love to support the family after exploring the world

After Qing He passed away, Kuma the dog became a new member of this family. Then in 2016, as Julie received working holiday opportunities to New Zealand and the UK, she turned the B&B over to Su Hui and James, who left his full-time job. That was her first backpack trip and solo adventure to explore the world, where she learned to know new people and say goodbyes, saw snow for the first time in New Zealand, and worked at the store of the tea brand Fortnum & Mason. While she developed a deep interest in the culture of tea, she also found her passion for sharing this culture and thus brought it back to Farmland B&B. James said jokingly, “My parents are quiet and low-key Virgo and Capricorn, but my sister and I are outgoing Aries and Pisces, I wonder why.” Today, the family works together every day and argues about the same issues over and over again, but one minute they quarreled, the next they would laugh together.

 
Home is where children are raised and prepared to explore the world; and home, giving you courage and strength, always awaits you to return. Farmland B&B, even though with its décor constantly changing, what remains unchanged is the family with a deep love for each other. With the family love expressed through the bright red walls, the lush green farmland, and heartwarming cuisine, they complete each other’s worlds and become each other’s safe harbors.
 

Su Hui once said, “Business is supposed to be run by a family!” Farmland B&B brings the family even closer and allows them to rediscover the meaning of home. Home is where the hearts of the family of four are; even as Qing He had gone to heaven, Farmland B&B, the home that nurtured with family love, would always be here.

 

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

+5

Donggua
2 guests

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,500/room

doubleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+5

Pumpkin
2 guests

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,500/room

singleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 single beds, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+5

Watermelon
3 guests

NTD 2,400 ~ 3,900/room

singleBeddoubleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, 1 single bed, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+6

Winter Melon
3 guests

NTD 2,400 ~ 3,900/room

singleBeddoubleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, 1 single bed, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+5

Cabbage
4 guests

NTD 2,800 ~ 5,000/room

doubleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double beds, Up to 1 extra person (without extra bed) (more)

Price List
+6

Banana Trees
6 guests

NTD 3,600 ~ 6,600/room

doubleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 3 double beds, Up to 1 extra person (without extra bed) (more)

Price List
+12

Farmland B&B
20 guests

NTD 14,500 ~ 26,400/building

singleBeddoubleBedfarmViewoutdoorArea

Breakfast included, 2-story building,On the 1st floor, Farmland view, 2 2-person room with ensuite bath, 2 3-person room with ensuite bath, 1 4-person room with ensuite bath, 1 6-person room with ensuite bath, 8 double beds, 4 single beds, 6 bathroom(s), Booking of entire building includes beds for 20 people while 6 extra person(s) can be added with maximum occupancy of 26 people; in the event of booking entire lodging, only one group of guests will be accommodated at one time (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday, Saturday and National Holidays
  • Extra person with or without extra bed. personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra bed: Holidays and National Holidays: NTD500 per adult, Chinese New Year: NTD800 per adult, Each room can have 1 children under the cm of 110 with no extra charge and no extra bed; Without extra bed: NTD300 per child under the age of 12
  • Please note that, while the entire building may be booked by a single party, the host and butler reserve the right to access the common area.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • 90% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling 6 day before or on reservation date, or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 7 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 6 months.
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

By car

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Taipei Songshan Airport: 70.7 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北松山機場.
      • Luodong Train Station: 10.6 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Fugui Bus Stop: 1.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 國光客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Luodong train station by taxi: about 20 minutes, NTD280 (time and fare are for reference only).

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 56, 大排七路2段, 宜蘭縣三星鄉, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Dining room, Living room
  • Other Amenities: WiFi, Magazines, Books, First aid kit
  • Outdoors: Yard, Parking lot

Services

  • Travel information
  • Arts and culture exhibitions and/or performances
  • Postcard mailing
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 18:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: 08:00 ~ 09:00
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accomodations without refund for bringing pets into the lodging.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen facilities
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following activities are not allowed: chewing betel nuts.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

Address
No. 56, 大排七路2段, 宜蘭縣三星鄉, Taiwan

Phone
+886-3-989-3917
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Mobile
+886-965-456-838、+886-912-589-705

Contact Hours
09:00 - 21:00

Official Website
https://site.traiwan.com/farmland/index.php?fbclid=IwAR1N1HruQGhp-fL_6HDOQs0CqTkbScO65dTgpEAcR-B6Ggat0wzZ1yYW72w

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sansingfarmland/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/farmlandbnb/

Email
julie.liou312@gmail.com

LINE ID
@flbnb