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.
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.
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/
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.
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/
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: email@example.com
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
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
Two full days of kite flying in on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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