Featured in the The Times "Britain's 50 Best Holiday Houses - March 2018
Melin Abereiddy is a stunning 18th Century Mill which has been lovingly restored, set in a unique location nestling into the rocks right next to the sea near the wonderful blue sandy beach at Abereiddy in a small hamlet of just 2 other cottages; you are surrounded by the sounds of the waves on the rocks below.
Sympathetically converted, it has won a number of awards and is furnished with a traditional Welsh feel, original features have been retained, with slate flagged floors from a local quarry and wooden floor boards throughout. Shallow steps lead down to the cottage set on 2 levels, there is a cosy snug with its own wood burning stove which offers almost its own suite, with a fixed wooden step ladder leading to your crog loft double bed with A-frame beams, but mind your head, the views to Abereiddy beach and out to sea are delightful from here. The other two bedrooms are equally special and romantic with beams, sea views comfortable seats and even a wood burning stove in one, drift off to sleep lulled by the sounds of the waves.
Stairs lead down to the spacious sitting room with large refectory table, where you can enjoy family meals and the huge Inglenook with wood burning stove ensures a cosy feeling on the chilliest of evenings. French doors open to a slate terrace where you can indulge in an alfresco meal while soaking up the fabulous view out to sea. Two steps lead down to the long, galley style, rustic kitchen with its large Welsh dresser, leave the stable door open and you can admire the sea view while you cook. Bordered by a bubbling stream and the sea, your memories will be accompanied by the sound of water on rocks.
Rough steps lead down onto the rocks and shoreline below. With 2 terraces of patios and a grassy bank there are plenty of lovely spots for you to just sit and marvel at this beautiful coastline. Spend your days exploring this beautiful coastline, you are right on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, with Abereiddy beach and the Blue Lagoon just a short stroll from your door, while one of Pembrokeshire’s most beautiful beaches, Traethllyfn, is only 1 mile away and Porthgain with its lime kilns, galleries and the Sloop Inn, popular for meals is 1/2 mile further on. Venture further afield and you will find Trefin, Abercastle and Abermawr beach, or to the West is Whitesands beach popular with surfers and families alike. The wonderful tiny city of St Davids is well worth a visit with its Cathedral, Bishops Palace and excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to try.
Escape to Melin Abereiddy, a most stunning and unique cottage full of Welsh touches in a breathtaking location right on the edge of the sea - this is where memories begin.
Due to the traditional nature of the mill, there are changes of level throughout and unfenced drops to water in the garden, care needed with children and the elderly.
No cot or highchair provided, you are welcome to bring your own.
£200 bond required
Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.
Lower Ground Floor: Wooden staircase down to sitting/dining room, 3 steps down to kitchen.
Ground Floor: Shallow steps leading down to the entrance, hall, bedroom/3/4 bed/one side against wall, double room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc, 2 steps up to snug, fixed wooden step ladder to galleried crog loft/double bed/restricted headroom, wet room/whb/wc.
Heating: Oil central heating, 3 wood burning stoves - starter pack of logs provided.
Electricity: & Oil: £40 per week September - May, £20 per week June - early July, red weeks free.
Parking: 2 spaces on 2 drives.
Facilities: Electric Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV/Sky, DVD player, telephone - incoming calls only, WiFi, garden furniture.
Pets: One small well-behaved.
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.
Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.
Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip.
St Davids kitchen is run by a family of farmers, they rear their own meat and grow their own vegetables allowing them to see their produce from farm to folk. As well as using their own ingredients they supports the local farmers, fishermen. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner all year round. They offer an extensive food and drink menu, with popular favourites including their own Welsh Black Beef, Ramsey Island Venison and Lamb, Solva Crab and Lobster. They also have themed nights and a changing specials board and take-away menu available.
The date for this event is not confirmed, but is set to take place some time late April. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be paying a visit to Milford Museum which will be followed by a tour around Milford, and welcome you to come along. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is set to take place some time early May. Hosted by the RSPB and Marine Special Areas of Conservation, you can join the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) on a trip to the islands of Ramsey and Grassholm, both known for their magnificent wildlife and seabirds. This is a fantastic opportunity to go wildlife spotting and enjoy a Guided Walk learning all about the islands.
After it's huge success in previous years, the Haverfoodfest is back! Making the most of quality local produce, the Haverfoodfest welcomes everyone to sample the incredible food and drink that our local producers have to offer. With a number of food stalls, as well as demonstrations, competitions and entertainment, the Haverfoodfest is certainly one to be on the list of events to go to this year!
Plan a visit to Picton Castle this May for their very first food festival - The Picton Feast! Spread across two days, this event will take place in the stunning grounds of Picton Castle. There will be a range of food and refreshments available with stallholders offering great produce, demonstrations, talks and music entertainment.
The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event. 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.
This Charity Horse and Dog Show is an annual event which occurs in May each year in St. David's. With show jumping, dog shows, stalls and refreshments, this is a great day out for all those interested in horses and dogs!
Running from the event headquarters at Crug Glas Country House Hotel near St Davids, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are now four 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, children can even take part too! Please note, all riders under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
The Fishguard Folk Festival, always guaranteed to be a fun weekend! With a number of concerts, performances, workshops and events taking place at various locations throughout Fishguard, there's plenty to choose from!
Join the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for a walk along the beautiful coast at St Brides this Bank Holiday. Your walk will be paired with a demonstration at the Pumphouse in St Brides guaranteeing an interesting day out for all. To book a place, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758. Please note, date may vary nearer the time.
With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the 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!
This popular event is now a biennial event and shall return to our shores in 2019 - keep an eye out on www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk for updates.This festival celebrates the very best of quality seafood caught locally as well as other local produce, and the local producers and businesses involved in the food and fishing industries within Pembrokeshire. Events happen all across the county the whole week long. Enjoy cookery demonstrations, boat trips, Take part in fish filleting workshops, seaside foraging, coastal walks, beach fun days and fishing adventures!
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place early July. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be paying a visit to The Bug Farm near St Davids. This is a unique attraction run by Dr Sarah Beynon and you might even be able to pop in and sample some bugs at the Grub Kitchen onsite. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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'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!
Milford Waterfront is hosting a Street Food Festival this August where you can sample tasters of delicious and mouth-watering dishes alongside refreshing drinks from a number of street food vendors.
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place late August. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park will be visiting the magnificent Picton Castle and Gardens. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Accompany the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) this September for a walk along the coast of the St Davids peninsula between Porthclais and St Justinians where you will no doubt experience memorable views of the land, sea and wildlife. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place late October. Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for an evening of dinner and celebrations at their Annual Trafalgar Night Dinner which is taking place at The Mariners Hotel in Haverfordwest this year. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Get into the festive spirit at a Christmas Tea and Carol Service with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). Details are yet to be confirmed but this event is set to take place in early December. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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.
A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.
Stunning spot - so lovely to hear and see the sea when waking up in the morning! We loved fishing, snorkelling off the rocks and eating our breakfast look out over towards the Blue Lagoon. Beds are very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The Aga, not only fantastic for cooking , but a god-send for drying wet suits over night. Best Wishes, The Gadds
We stayed in Melin Abereiddy for a week. The setting was lovely, right by the beach and the blue lagoon. The house was cosy and a nice size . We particularly liked St Davids and the girls got henna in a little Indian shop. If your looking for a good fish and chip shop, go to the shed in Porthgain. Thank you for an amazing week and we will hopefully come back here soon. Best Wishes, The Mills Family x
Fantastic old mill to stay, brilliant for us with 2 teenagers having an area for themselves. Beach is dog friendly and we had so much fun on our body boards in the water. Everything needed in Melin even a dishwasher. St Davids is lovely for shops. The bishops pub is great, visit Porthgain for the shed and the Sloop for excellent meals locally. Walk to the Blue Lagoon. Thank you for a wonder stay, Dayle Waring & Family
We've been staying in holiday cottages in the UK for the best part of 20 years, and this is definitely one of the nicest. A big thank you to the Owner and to Coastal Cottages for a lovely week. The weather, of course hasn't been great - but it could have been a lot worse: coldish wet and windy in the morning then generally brighter in the afternoon, and warm enough (just) to go in the sea. A week really isn't long enough to explore this part of the coast particularly when the the weather is poor. St Davids is beautiful and Narberth, both a bit further afield but worth a visit. Melin Tregwynt near Castlemorris is also very interesting if you'd like to see a working Woollen Mill. We didn't eat out much but would recommend the Bishops in St Davids for lunch, well cooked pub food and reasonably priced.
Just to say thank you for providing us with lovely accommodation for a much needed break. It is fair to say the place is spectacular in every respect and the cottage is beautifully resorted. It has a lovely cosy and restful feel. We look forward to staying again. Many Thanks . March 2017
We haven't come too far but have had a wonderful break. What a beautiful place to relax or walk and enjoy the coat. We would definitely recommend. Thank you so much! February 2017
1st time here, what an amazing place, thank you so much to the owners for sharing such a extraordinary home with us. Very tastefully and sympathetically restored and what a location. Loved hearing the sound of the sea and seeing the sunsets. Walks along the coastal path reminded me how spectacular Pembrokeshire is.
Had an amazing time here at the mill- Many thanks. Look forward to hopefully come back in the near future. October 2018
An amazing week here – weather brilliant – Sunny and Breezy but warm enough to sit outside for a coffee! November 2018
We stay in Abereiddy every year, but this was our first time at Melin, which we found to be a unique experience of location and character. The proximity to the sea is amazing – the resident seal is a real bonus! The Cottage has some excellent features, the AGA, Central heating and space. We have very much enjoyed our stay here – walking the Coastal path, swimming in many bays, hiring kayaks from the beach and watching the wildlife. We hope to return! September 2018
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