Melin Abereiddy

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Holiday Cottage in Abereiddy

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Melin Abereiddy

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.

Website: www.melinabereiddy.uk


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Attractions near Melin Abereiddy

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.

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. 

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. 
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.
St. David's City Golf Club is a links course overlooking White Sands Bay, situated in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the popular Coastal Path walk. This course is open daily, with no requirement to pre-book a tee time, matches and tournaments are sometimes scheduled so please call ahead for availability if travelling specially.
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.
St Davids
TYF adventure offers world-class Coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing and are run as half days, full days and multi activity weekends in Pembrokeshire. Based in the historic city of St Davids, TYF offers world-leading outdoor activities amongst the incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. TYF can cater for all age-groups and all levels of skill and ability are welcome.

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. 

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.

 

Beaches near Melin Abereiddy

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.

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.
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.
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.
Whitesands
Whitesands is one of the best beaches in the world – and that's official. Its not only the top beach destination in Wales, but ranks in the top 20 worldwide, beating the likes of Bora Bora and Natadola in Fiji. With its mile-long expanse of sand, the bay curves round to the rocky point of St Davids Head. Whitesands has been rated one of Britain's premier places in the Good Beach Guide and annually receives a Blue Flag award for water quality. Ideal for families it is also renowned for its surfing and watersports, being a firm favourite with both beginners and professional surfers. For 6 months, in and around the summer season, Lifeguards man the beach. The excellent beach-side shop and cafe provide a range of refreshments. Other facilities include parking, toilets, surfboards and windbreak hire, plus a bus service that travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour in summer months.
The dramatic and towering volcanic outcrop of Carn Llidi rises behind the beach, and is well worth the climb. It offers truly stunning views over the beach and bay, the sunsets are magnificent. Alternatively, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path through the Iron Age fields and on to the Peninsula Settlement at St Davids Head. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Whitesands
Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach to the north of Whitesands, accessed only via the Coastal Path. Park at Whitesands and follow the path round to the right of Whitesands Beach, underneath Carn Llidi.
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.
St Davids
A small cove popular with divers and kayakers with lots of climbing routes on the surrounding cliffs. Again, as with all the beaches in this area also a popular place from which to explore parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a car park with an ice-cream van in the summer but very few other amenities. To find Porthclais follow the small road leading SW from The Cross Square in St. Davids.
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.

 

Places To Drink near Melin Abereiddy

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.

 

Places To Eat near Melin Abereiddy

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
St Davids

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. 



 

Events near Melin Abereiddy

The Elf Express

Friday 01 December 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017

Why not celebrate the festive season at Vincent Davies on their magical Elf Express every weekend and Thursday in December.Tickets are £19.99 per person and includes a £10 discount for group bookings of 6 or more. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, festive fun gifts & goodies, meet and greet with Santa and his elves and a Christmas buffet. For Tickets please visit Vincent Davies directly or download one of their booking forms here http://www.vincentdavies.co.uk/event/elf-express-experience/.

Oriel y Parc Christmas Market

Saturday 02 December 2017

The perfect opportunity to stock up before Christmas! Buy local products, craft, art and lots of other goodies, then call into the café for mulled wine and mince pies. Santa will also be here, sitting snugly in his grotto waiting to meet the children. Free admission to the market. To visit Santa £2 per child. 

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle - Dec 9th,10,16th,17th

Saturday 09 December 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Picton Castle will be holding a magical Christmas tour through their festive decorated castle! Children will be able to meet Santa himself and of course he will have gifts for every child ready for the well behaved ones that is! As Santas mythical companion Krumpus will be hiding in the castle letting Santa know who has been naughty or nice! Children will also be able to have a go at ones of the craft workshops, mulled wine and spiced apple juice will also be available. Opening times will be 10am - 5pm and tickets are £15 per adult and £12 per child, unders 5s go free. Alterntaively you can purhcase a family ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) for £49.00. Tour times are to be confirmed.

Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Christmas Fayre

Sunday 10 December 2017

The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Christmas Fayre will be happening at the brithdir hall at the county show grounds. The Fayre will begin at 10am and end with a carol concert at 7pm. The Fayre will contain food and festive demonstrations, food stalls, gift and craft stalls, santas grotto, choirs and you will even receive complimentary mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival. Tickets are £2.50 and free for under 12s. For more information please contact 01437 764331.

Torch Theatre Panto: Dick Whittington

Monday 18 December 2017 - Saturday 30 December 2017

This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Dick Whittington, the story of a young boy and his cat who journey to London overcoming a wealth of adventures along the way. Written and directed by the Torch's own Peter Doran, this play guarantees a couple of hours filled with fun and laughter. There will be a relaxed performance at 6.30pm on Monday 18th December, specially adapted for those with Autism and other learning disabilities. A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December. Tickets start at £16 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18 and family tickets are available at £57.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/dick-whittington-2017/

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.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Monday 01 January 2018

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.

Talon - The Best of Eagles: 20th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Thursday 18 January 2018

The ever-popular Eagles tribute band, Talon, are paying a visit to Milford's Torch Theatre for what is sure to be another sell-out performance. The seven piece band have become one of the UK's most successful touring shows and guarantees to include those greatest hits such as "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane" and "One of these Nights". 

Swansea City Opera Presents: The Barber of Seville

Thursday 15 February 2018

Swansea City Opera brings their 2018 production, The Barber of Seville, to Milford Haven's Torch Theatre this February. Rossini's famous opera promises the comical telling of a love triangle between Count Almaviva, Rosina and Doctor Bartolo, with added adventures from the town barber, Figaro. Concession tickets cost £18 whilst full tickets cost £19.50

Torch Theatre Presents: The Wood

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Thursday 01 March 2018

The Torch Theatre Company is proud to present their latest production, The Wood. Directed by Peter Doran, the play follows the lives of two young soldiers who fight alongside each other in Mametz Wood during the First World War. Inspired by a true story, this play was written by Owen Thomas (writer of the award-winning Grav) in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickets cost £8.50 for under 26's, £13 for concessions and £15 for full tickets. 

MHAOS Presents: Annie Get Your Gun

Monday 05 March 2018 - Saturday 10 March 2018

The Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society are putting on a show! This year's production is the classic Annie Get Your Gun, the story of country girl Annie Oakley who falls in love with with rifleman Frank Butler after she's made star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 

Grav

Thursday 08 March 2018 - Friday 09 March 2018

This award-winning Torch Theatre Company production returns home in 2018. This one-man play sees Gareth J Bale take on the role of Welsh icon Ray Gravell who is known for his performances on the rugby field. Grav tells the story of the man behind the legend before he died in 2007, at the age of 56.

St. David's Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 13 May 2018

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!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 25 May 2018 - Sunday 03 June 2018

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. 

 

Historic Places near Melin Abereiddy

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Melin Abereiddy

The Gadds

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


The Mills Family

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


Dayle Wareing & Family

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


Nick Passmore & 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.


David and Claire James

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


Jackie and Mike

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 defiantly recommend. Thank you so much! February 2017


Melin Abereiddy 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.


Abereiddy Mill is approached from an A-road, then approximately 2 miles of country lanes. The mill is situated just off the roadside verge and has an open frontage. It can be quite windy here at times during bad weather.

There is parking for 2 cars either side of the building:-
A sloping down drive on the right side in front of the gate.
A sloping down narrow track drive on the left side - this has a wall supporting it next to the entrance steps and is close to the parked car - at its highest point it has a 3.5 foot drop down to the same level that provides access to the front door.

The front door of the cottage is accessed by a series of 6 steps - -The highest which is 8” high. The steps vary in width some of which are uneven. The higher 2 steps are stone and the lower 4 steps are built up with crushed slate.

The main entrance door directly in front of the steps is 6 foot high/3 foot wide.

Access to the front door can be tricky when it is dark, as there is no background lighting.

Garden extends to third of an acre mainly lawned with steep inclines in places.

There are 2 main terraced areas both covered in crushed slate suitable for patio furniture.

There is a lower terraced area comprising of crushed slate accessed by a series of 4 even slate steps.

The terraced and lawned areas are accessed from the parking area over a slate style next to the upper building – The black shed.

Around the perimeter of the garden there are some steep drops down to the sea.

The property is split into 2 buildings which are attached by a narrow tunnel.

The top building which is at right angles to the main building is called the black shed and is divided into two levels:
-Level slate flagstone ground floor with limited space to move around/wood burning stove.
-attached shower/wet room/whb/wc
-Bedroom in the crog loft accessed by a steep detachable ladder with handrails. This space has limited headroom due to the A-frames and has a wooden floor.

The main building is joined to the black shed by a narrow passage and 2 even slate steps.

The main building is split into 3 levels – all with ample headroom:

1. The top level comprises 2 bedrooms, a shared bathroom with bath/shower/whb/wc/airing cupboard, central landing next to the main entrance accessed by one step. The sea facing bedroom has a wood burning stove.

2. Ground level attached to the top level by a narrow stairs with a 90 degree turn at the bottom. This is a large sitting room which is darker than the other rooms due to diminished natural light quality. It is a darker room even with the lights on. There is access from this level to the outside lower terraced area through double doors by one large uneven step.The room has an even slate flagstone floor with a large wood burning stove.

Ample storage space under stairs for coats/shoes.

TV with teletext operated by remote control.

WiFi available.

Telephone available for incoming calls and emergency outgoing calls only. Mobile phones do not work here, as there is no signal.

3. Lower ground floor – The kitchen attached to the ground floor by two even steps. The kitchen is all one level – It is an even slate flagstone floor and is well-lit, it has one large worktop area next to the electric Aga cooker. Kitchen utensils/crockery are stored on a large dresser and under cupboard storage. Appliances include toaster, kettle, dishwasher, combined washer/drier/large kitchen butler sink. One step gains access to the same outside terraced area as through the double doors on the ground level .

There is outside storage for bikes and walking boots - this storage is accessed on the higher terraced level on the sea facing side of the black shed - this room contains the boiler and the crog loft bedroom above, can be noisy at night if the boiler is left on for heating!

The other storage area is around the side of the kitchen on a lower terraced level - accessed by 2 small even slate steps - this is called the wheel shed - bikes can be stored here.

There is a combination of adequate outside lighting.

Ample storage for luggage.

Overall good contrast to floor, walls and doorways most of which are amply wide.

The beds are all fixed heights.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Poor public transport - more regular service from the top road during the summer months.

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