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, 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/drier, 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.
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.
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.

Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of enamels to colour the glass, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and vibrancy. Glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, awards and trophies are individually and collectively decorative and intriguing. And Steve Robinson glasswork has a particular allure because of the intricacy of its make-up, its uniqueness and its ability to captivate. Bursting with pattern and texture, every piece offers something different drawing the eye and enhancing a room.

He welcomes visitors to the Gallery in St David’s,The Gallery is housed within a Grade II Listed former granary, and inside you will find a display of Steve’s latest work for purchase, from bowls, wall-hangings and larger sculptural works to smaller pieces such as tea-light panels and coasters.   You can catch usually a glimpse of Steve at work in his Studio, located behind the Gallery.


 

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.
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.
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 serves delicious food cooked to eat in or take-away.  They use the best locally sourced ingredients. Accompanied with an extensive drinks menu and set in a lovely ambience. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, selection of drinks and great coffee. Popular favourites include the Welsh Black Burger, Solva Lobster or the Ultimate SDK Burger. They also have themed nights and a changing specials board. 





 

Events near Melin Abereiddy

Santa's Grotto at Vincent Davies

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Wednesday 21 December 2016

Visit Santa Claus in his grotto at Vincent Davies. Open from Saturday 12th November and then every Saturday, Sunday 10-4.30 & Sundays 10.30 to 3.30pm Plus,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 19th-21 st December 10am-4.30pm Entry only £3.50 per child. All children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa. You will be welcome to take your own photographs if you wish. Children can take part in Elf on the Shelf a  Free Kids Hunt. There will even be a Santa post box for your children's wish lists – add an address and Santa may reply! Why not pre-book Tea with Santa at Cafe Vincent to include the Elf Hunt, Kids Meal and a visit from Santa, every Thursday in December from 5pm. Please note: Booking is essential.

Christmas Mud Run

Saturday 10 December 2016

Get muddy this Christmas with this festive muddy event! This Mud Run is approximately 8k and takes you through some boggy, muddy areas of coast path and possibly the sea! Crossing through farmland, this route will take you climbing over and under things getting you well and truly covered in mud! Take part with friends for fun or challenge them to a race! This event is not timed, but the final finishing order will be published after the event. Entry costs £25 for over 16's. 13-16 year old can participate providing they are accompanied by an adult, this will be at a discounted price of £40 for adult and child entry. All participants will receive a free t-shirt. Please call 07855954702 to enquire about booking.

Christmas Fair at Southwood Farm

Saturday 10 December 2016

Explore Southwood Farm near Newgale this December, when it opens its doors for a Christmas Fair. The 19th Century Farm will be awash with festive treats and gifts, perfect for those last-minute touches. Bring along the whole family, even dogs on leads are welcomed!

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday 10 December 2016

This wonderful event has always been popular at Picton Castle and it will really get you into the festive spirit as you make your very own personalised Christmas Wreath with their in-house florist, Elsa Sharp. All you need to bring are gloves. apron and secateurs – all other materials are supplied. Why not take an afternoon for yourself and come and join in! The cost of the afternoon workshop will include a seasonally warming glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie. Please note. Limited space. You can book your place by calling: 01437 751326.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday 10 December 2016

Breakfast with Santa at St Katharine and St Peter's Church Hall, Milford Haven on An opportunity for your children to see Santa in his Grotto and also to enjoy the various stalls, refreshments and activities available. For more information on this event please call: 01646 692 476

Broad Haven 10km Christmas Pudding Run

Sunday 11 December 2016

A 10km festive fun run to raise money for broad haven playgroup. All runners get a Christmas pudding on crossing the finish line and a complimentary mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. prize for the "best dressed" runner. Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day. visit www.xmaspuddingrun.co.uk for more information. Online entry will open again from the beginning of October. Plenty of time to get training!!

Torch Theatre Christmas Panto - Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Saturday 31 December 2016

Milford's Torch Theatre once again brings a classic pantomime to stage - a must-see for anyone staying in Pembrokeshire this Christmas! Take the children, the grandparents, the next-door neighbours - take everyone you know! If there's still tickets available that is! The baby Princess Rose is given a curse from the evil Maleficent stating she will die on her 16th birthday but her Fairy Godmother steps in and Rose instead falls into a deep sleep which can only be broken by a handsome prince - this is sure to be a fantastic production by the Torch Theatre once again! Booking as early as possible is advised, as tickets sell out quickly.

Santa's Grotto & Ice Skating at The Glen

Wednesday 21 December 2016 - Friday 23 December 2016

Come and join in the festive fun at The Glen Pub. With undercover Ice Skating, Santa's Grotto, Hot Food, Mulled Wine, Trampoline and Bouncy Castle. Please Note: Advance booking for the ice skating is needed. Tel: 01437 760070. 

Honey Fungus Live

Friday 23 December 2016

Pembrokeshire band Honey Fungus are playing a live gig at The Castle Inn, Little Haven this December. The set combines well-known songs with their own acoustic music and stories. Pop along for some great food, a great atmosphere and some quality live music. The performance starts at 9.30pm. 

New Year's Eve Street Party

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

Sunday 01 January 2017

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

 

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.


Melin Abereiddy Access Statement

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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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