Bryn Melin

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Holiday Cottage in Abercastle

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Bryn Melin

A pretty cottage near the beach, 50 yards from the nearest road and Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Children can play on the beach and watch the local fishing boats bringing in their catches of lobster and crab. Views of the little harbour and cliffs can be enjoyed, whilst eating alfresco in front of the cottage. The logburning stove ensures that the cottage is cosy in winter.

Bryn Melin is attractively furnished and well appointed. There is easy direct access to some of the most scenic parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path between St Davids and Fishguard. Always an excellent choice whatever the time of year.

No cot and highchair provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Ground Floor: Open plan living area/kitchen.

First Floor: Double room/queensize bed, twin room with 3ft and 2ft 6" beds, small shower room/whb/wc.

Heating: Woodburning stove, programmed electric heating.

Electricity: £15 per week Oct - April, £10 per week May - Sept.

Parking: Nearby.

Facilities: Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, video player/recorder, CD player/radio, WiFi.

Pets: No.

Website: www.brynmelin.com


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Bryn Melin Features

Access to Coastal Path
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No Smoking
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Attractions near Bryn Melin

Haverfordwest
Unleash your creative side in a relaxed working pottery studio. Suitable for all ages learning a new range of techniques and create a ceramic piece to keep forever, or as a perfect gift for a special occasion. A perfect opportunity to get your hands messy with a lump of clay! Great fun for everyone. Please Note: Sessions last up to 90 minutes; 1kg of clay with a bisque firing is included in the cost. The first session involves making your pottery with a subsequent session spent decorating/glazing your pieces. However if you are unable to make it back they offer a glazing and postal service. All sessions need to be booked in advance.
Priskilly Forest Golf Club is a family run business which was established in 1992. Priskilly is an 18 Hole course, set in a beautiful location overlooking Strumble Head and the Preselis. Visitors and beginners are always welcome. Enjoy a woodland walk or a spot of lunch and really make a day of it.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Fishguard
Theatr Gwaun is a theatre and cinema venue situated in Fishguard. First a cinema in the 1920's, Theatr Gwaun is a multi-arts venue showing new cinema releases as well as live theatre performances and events such as talks and workshops.

Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends. 

The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.

The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit. 

Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm. 

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
Cardigan
Falconry Wales, is a small company that offer Falconry experiences and displays across Wales. They offer a few different experience days. A great chance for you to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures in their magnificent surroundings. You get chance to meet and handle the birds, which will give you the valuable opportunity to come accustomed to one another, and then the ultimate- flying a number of birds to your hand, and watching our raptors amaze you with their flying skills. Photography Workshop are also available. Please note: Advance bookings need to be make and some courses have a minimum party requirement.
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
A National Trust Visitor Centre is here to help visitors make the best of their stay in Pembrokeshire. With a Studio and Cafe which includes a discovery room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes.

 

Beaches near Bryn Melin

Abercastle
Abercastle is a picturesque cove which was once a busy slate port. It’s small ‘beach’ is made up of sand, shingle and seaweed and is popular with walkers and fishermen. It is an inlet still used as a harbour base for a string of local fishermen. 
Swimmers, divers, kayakers and boating enthusiasts are drawn to this area. There is a slipway for boats and kayaks. The beach also faces North West so is naturally sheltered from winds. 
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Trefin. Here, there is a pub and a café that both serve good food.
Abermawr
A little known, but impressively large, bay with a pebble bank which was naturally created by a huge storm in 1859. At low tide the beach is smothered in golden sand and offers good conditions for kiting. Surfing here can also be great when the tide is high, although beware of the strong currents.
At Low tide Abermawr’s 8000 year old forest remains can be seen. An additional treasure is the marshland behind the beach- here you can spot a vast array of wildlife.
Parking is along the roadside (limited space), there is a short path from here to the beach.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.

Aberbach Bay
This small and quiet beach is a neighbour to the larger Abermawr beach. Located only a 5 minute walk away from the roadside or no more than a 10 minute ramble along the cliff tops, around the top of Abermawr beach, Aberbach bay’s low tide reveals a beautiful canvas of golden sand, perfect for a picnic and building sandcastles with the children.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.
Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
Abereiddy
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers. 
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.

Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.

Goodwick
Although the large sheltered harbour of Goodwick looks like an ideal flat water windsurfing location, the high cliffs surrounding it makes it a gusty venue in all but North Easterly winds and not really suited to any kind of 'forces-of-nature' sport. There's a promenade above the top of the beach and a long breakwater that you can walk along. Dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally seen off the beach as they swim round the harbour.
Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.
St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.

 

Places To Drink near Bryn Melin

The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
A country pub nestled in the village of Mathry, near to Abercastle and Croesgoch. This pub serves food daily, and offers a range of classic pub meals. The Farmers Arms also hosted the occasional live music night, karaoke nights, and special events.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
Cross Inn is a traditional pub with character located in the village of Hayscastle. Home cooked food served with a section of real ales,beers and wines. A Quiz Night is held on the last Sunday of every month in which starts at 8pm.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.

 

Places To Eat near Bryn Melin

The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
A country pub nestled in the village of Mathry, near to Abercastle and Croesgoch. This pub serves food daily, and offers a range of classic pub meals. The Farmers Arms also hosted the occasional live music night, karaoke nights, and special events.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
Haverfordwest
Something's Cooking is an award-winning Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway offering a variety of fish dishes as well as flame-grilled burgers, locally made sausage and Welsh pies. They also offer a range of vegetarian dishes, as well as senior citizen's and children's menus.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
Cross Inn is a traditional pub with character located in the village of Hayscastle. Home cooked food served with a section of real ales,beers and wines. A Quiz Night is held on the last Sunday of every month in which starts at 8pm.

 

Events near Bryn Melin

Carve a Silver Ring

Friday 27 January 2017

Carve a silver ring using jewellers wax and a selection of tools. This workshop will be held at Peppers (a super cool jazz basement, fine dining bistro and art gallery). Why not stay and have a delicious dinner after the workshop? Peppers are offering a 10% discount to silver ring crafters on the night. Please Note: *18+ – We have an under 18s policy due to the sharp tools used in this workshop. +Payable on the night you can choose to add – £20 for wide ring upgrade / £25 for a second ring / £30 for rose gold plating. For more informatio or to book a place please visit their website: http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/

Burns Supper

Saturday 28 January 2017

Celebrate Burns Night with a real Scottish treat in Moylegrove this January. You can dine on Scottish dishes including haggis, tatties, neeps and clootie dumplings. There will also be entertainment including pipers, musicians and folk singers as well as a slide-show of north-west Scotland. This event starts at 7.30pm at Moylegrove Village Hall (the old school).

Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival

Friday 24 February 2017 - Sunday 26 February 2017

Span Arts Presents Wales' only a cappella festival, the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival, presented by Span Arts, makes a proud return for its 9th year from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February, in an exciting weekend that celebrates the extraordinary diversity of singing without instruments. Line-up is: Friday: Helen Chadwick, Bella Voce & Môr Ladron,Saturday: Fistful of Spookies, & Côr Pawb Bach,Sunday: Sing for your Sarnies with Côr Pawb also wprkshops with Helen Chadwick,Môr Ladron,Jez King,Fistul of Spookies Molara & Camilo Menjura. Tickets please contact: 01834 869323.

Marathon - Ras Dewi Sant

Saturday 25 February 2017

Known to be a very challenging but beautiful course, the Ras Dewi Sant is a full and a half marathon running on Saturday 25th February. The full marathon runs point to point along the coastal path with an entry cost of £35 whereas the half marathon is a loop course with an entry cost of £25. All entry includes a T-shirt, Medal and refreshments including cawl, tea and coffee. There are also first aid stations and changing rooms available for all participants. 

Make and Decorate Ceramic Flatware with Peter Bodenham

Monday 03 April 2017

Ceramic Flatware evening workshop and tuition is being held at Peppers in Fishguard. All materials required to make and decorate your flatware are included in the course fee. ( this can be found on the website below) A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. Includes bread, oils, olives and hummus. Return p&p after firing is an additional £9 per plate. To book a place please visit their website. http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/

Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle

Monday 10 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017

A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: info@pictoncastle.co.uk

Easter Eggstravaganza

Monday 17 April 2017

Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child

Pembrokeshire 100 Mile Ultra & 3 Day Stage Race

Friday 28 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23 

MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous

Saturday 29 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

Two full days of kite flying in  on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers

Spring Fair at Picton Castle

Sunday 30 April 2017 - Monday 01 May 2017

Come and take a visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert advice and beautiful plants from specialist growers, and to stock up on some unique gifts and crafts to add colour to your world. With over 40 wonderful stalls to browse through, and the added advantage of 40 acres of awesome springtime woodlands to wander through, plus, tours of our 13th Century Castle and a lovely restaurant where you can ‘people-watch’ whilst enjoying a speciality coffee and something tasty, it’s a really memorable day out for all the family! Admission Prices:Adults  £7.00, Seniors £6.00,Children £4.00 Under 5’s Free or Family Ticket £24.50.

MKF Kitefliers Rendevous

Monday 01 May 2017

Day three of the MKF ( Midlands Kite Fliers) Rendezvous with a day flying at Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Roch, Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastal views overlooking St Brides Bay.

Man Up In The Mud

Saturday 06 May 2017

The Man Up In The Mud run is a great mud run approximately 4.5 miles in distance. Following a great coastal route, the course promises to be boggy and muddy with obstacles to climb over and under! 

The Preseli Beast

Saturday 06 May 2017

The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event as it is only in its fifth year now. Approximately 24 miles off road, this race takes in a route through wooded valleys, trails and paths taking in scenery across the Gwaun Valley and Newport Bay. Opt for a smaller race with the Beast Bach, an 11 mile off-road race, or rise to the challenge of the Ultrabeast - a 32 mile off-road race! The start and finish are in Maenclochog, with the Ultrabeast kicking off first at 9am.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival makes a return to the Torch Theatre this year with another selection of incredible short films showcasing adventures from across the world. There's also the opportunity to win a number of free goodies in a prize draw! Tickets cost £13.50 or £12 for concessions. 

Tour of Pembrokeshire

Saturday 20 May 2017

Running from the event headquarters at Oriel Y Parc in St. David's, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are three distance routes covering much of North Pembrokeshire taking you through Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan depending on the distance you take part in. It's a great event for athletes and supporters alike!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 26 May 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

The St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place across ten days with a range of classical and contemporary musical performances taking place in the beautiful setting of St Davids Cathedral. This event is a success year after year, and is definitely one not to be missed. Performers in the past have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Sixteen, Goodwick Brass Band. Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Cambrian Consort of Viols. Performance times vary, please see www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk for more information - tickets can be bought online. 

To Hell and Back - The Ultra Marathon

Saturday 03 June 2017

This ultra marathon is approximately 66.6 miles in distance, with approximately 40 miles of the course running along the coastal path with the remainder along the road. In 2016, only 6 people managed to complete and receive their finisher's medal so you can imagine the difficulty level of this challenge! The course runs through coastal locations such as Solva, Porthclais, St Justinians, Whitesands, Abereiddy and Abermawr, guaranteeing a really memorable course. Due to the nature of the course, cut off is at 20 hours with 5 check points and all participants will be required to bring along a full kit of the following items: Head Torch, Space Blanket, Whistle, Mobile Phone, Map (Supplied), Water, Energy Food, Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Clothing, Sun Cream. Entry costs £45 per person.

Classic Car Show at Scolton Manor

Monday 05 June 2017

This very popular annual event is back once again! With classic vehicles of all varieties, there's something here for car lovers, tractor lovers, military vehicle buffs and those mad for motorcycles! There will be children's entertainment, craft stalls and refreshments available.

Powerboat Championship

Friday 14 July 2017 - Sunday 16 July 2017

Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers. The racers will use Milford Waterfront as their base providing spectators with superb opportunities for watching the race and enjoying the exciting build up activities, events and hospitality.Tel: 01646 696100. Email:  anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

Ocean Lava Wales

Saturday 29 July 2017

With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance Ocean Lava event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the Wales Triathlon Sprint Distance which is made up of a 750m swim, a 13 mile cycle and a 4 mile run. Whether you're an athlete or a spectator, supporters line the streets creating an amazing atmosphere and energy which definitely makes this event a must-see!

Edge Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

With a packed weekend of music, literature, sport and food, Solva's Edge Festival makes the most of the local produce and events, and is a great weekend for all the family. The weekend hosts a Battle of the Bands, an open-water swim and a football tournament, plus there is a Beer and Cider festival throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of stalls, literature talks, raffles and live music. There really is plenty going on this weekend! Please Note: There are no credit card facilities on site so please bring cash. Local shop/pubs offer cash back. See edgefestival.co.uk for more details

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!

Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.

Family Fun and Fireworks

Saturday 28 October 2017

Fishguard’s Autumn Festival will be holding a ‘Family fun and Fireworks’ on Goodwick seafront. Pembrokeshire Firespinners will be at the event this year as well as many other fun activities. 

Trewern Arms, Nevern Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Sunday 05 November 2017

Come along to Trewern Arms for Fireworks and to celebrate Bonfire night. Enter into the Best-dressed Guy Fawkes' competition. Enjoy a glass of something warming and a pork roll before the fireworks display later on that evening.

New Year's Eve Street Party

Sunday 31 December 2017

Fishguard once again welcomes you to it's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party! With celebrations, live music and fireworks - it really is a fantastic party to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Refreshments are available on the street and in the surrounding pubs and restaurants. This event is free entry, donations are appreciated as any money given is then put towards next year's celebrations.

 

Historic Places near Bryn Melin

Abercastle
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum has over forty motor cars on display, from veteran cars to classic cars. For each car on display, you can see a complete history. All cars are in excellent condition and are occasionally used by their owners for vintage car rallies etc. so please bear in mind that cars may not always be on display. The Motor Museum is also home to a licensed bar, a magazine and video lounge where you can read and watch all about motoring.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.
Originally constructed in the 12th Century as a fortress made from timber, and has seen visits from a number of famous names including Oliver Cromwell and King Richard II. The castle was later reconstructed in stone, and was often used to house prisoners before being replaced by a new prison building inside the castle grounds in the 19th Century. This building is now home to the Pembrokeshire Records Office. Not much remains of the stone castle other than the stone wall which grandly looks upon the small town below it. A must-visit is the Town Museum, located in the Old Prison Governor's House. With artefacts, prints, paintings and models, this museum tells the history of the castle and the surrounding town.

 

Customer Reviews of Bryn Melin

Lynne and Mike

Our first stay in Bryn Melin was in March 2009, we loved it then and have finally returned for a short winter break. Even more impressed with the cottage this time - lovely renovations - very cosy and clean as before - made friends with a little robin down at the harbour - he flew into the car and sat on Mike's knee. Spotted a couple of seals during a lovely coastal walk to Trefin. Hope to be back early next year.


Gwyn, Sally, Isabel and Freddie

We have been visiting Abercastle for the last 10 years staying in many different cottages, but Bryn Melin is by far the cleanest. Most cosy and comfortable cottage we have ever stayed in - Thank you. We will definately be back and shall be recommending the cottage to our family and friends. Sharon the caretaker was so helpful and friendly when we spoke to her prior to our arrival. We have had a wonderful few days despite the weather not being great. We have enjoyed some lovely walks in between the downpours. Had a fab meal at the Sloop in Porthgain visited St Davids and had lots of fun playing on the beaches. Thank you once again we look forward to returning again very soon.


Laura and Robin Draycott

A really lovely stay. The cottage is super. Really cosy with the stove lit, and very clean and well equipped. We had a fantastic relaxing time, visiting beaches, villages and castles, and eating lunch in the huge selection of fantastic country pubs.


Andy and Angie Brown

Our regular visit a week later this year but what a pleasant surprise. The excellent cottage is now even better and warmer, and as usual very clean and welcoming. Thank you Sharon. The weather was mixed from storms to mild. Saw some seals at Abermawr and had a very relaxing time. We still prefer the Farmers Arms to The Ship Inn. Back next year, god willing for our 7th time.


Jo and Nora

Had a lovely stay. Cottage very clean and cosy. All other improvements lovely.


Andy and Angie

Here we are again. This must be our 5th or 6th visit to this cottage at this time of year. The cottage is as always warm dry and clean. The countryside good, the coastal towns, villages,and walks excellent. We saw a mother seal feeding her pup. A peaceful beach in Gods country.


Ron and Hazel

First time here. We had a really relaxing week - lovely and quiet. Cottage is one of the best quipped we've ever stayed in. An absolute must is visiting Something Cooking in Letterston - without doubt the best fish and chips around


Michelle, Bob, Lauren and Mia

Enjoyable stay - beautiful spot. A great place to access other areas. We really enjoyed out boat trip round Skomer and an afternoon on Marloes beach - not to be missed - one of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen.


Stu, Flynn and Frank

In over 20 yers of visiting the Pembroke coast surfing, this has to be the most memorable. At last a chance to show my young family the wonders of one of the great wonders of the world (of whch I have seen a lot of) this ranks as one of the greatest. This thrown in with my 40th makes for a very happy gown up teenager from the moment we entered Bryn Melin our 2 yr old never stopped beaming. I never stopped breating deep breaths of comtemptment and Fran was just in seventh heaven, Dioch Bryn Meln we will return.


It is a great cottage in a perfect location. I love the feel inside and many thanks for having so many helpful books and maps


The brochure does not do justice to the wonderful setting for this cottage. It is great to be so close to the sea. Our 2 year old loved the beach here.


This cottage is cosy and well equipped. We love being able to see the sea from the windows and even sit outside at the picnic table.


The cottage is really nice and cosy...We can't wait to come back


Tom - Aged 8

I enjoyed playing on the beach


The cottage is lovely and cosy and with everything you'd ever need.


Bryn Melin Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.


Approached via on A & B roads.

No parking at cottage, unloading only in narrow, no through track with parking 25-50 yards away.

One entrance accessed by step into open porch, step into interior and another step into main room.

One room on ground floor which consists of sitting/dining/kitchen area.

Stairs with one turn to very narrow landing leading to small shower room/wash basin and toilet with sliding door. Access to one bedroom with large double bed and other bedroom with twin beds.

Outside table and two benches on raised step outside front of house and external light over porch entrance

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