Min yr Afon

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Holiday Cottage in Solva

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Min yr Afon

Min yr Afon Cottage is a traditional, 2 bedroomed, Welsh, stone cottage that can be booked on its own or in conjunction with its detached modern annexe to accommodate a larger family or group of friends. Sympathetically renovated throughout, it still retains a traditional feel but with modern facilities and newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. The lounge with beams and wood burner to relax around on chillier evenings has stairs leading to the cosy bedrooms set in the eaves. Min yr Afon Annexe has been cleverly designed and renovated throughout. Step into the compact open plan living space with fitted kitchenette, breakfast bar and cosy seating area. It is perfect for just a couple to escape or when booked with Min yr Afon Cottage, its 2 bedrooms can accommodate an extra 4. The delightful terrace garden rises behind the cottage and is an enchanting place with a decked patio and paved patio giving plenty of space for guests to enjoy a barbecue or alfresco meal, or if you prefer relax in the summerhouse. Steps lead up between the cottage and annexe to the rear garden.

Situated down a quiet lane in the heart of Solva, it is just a short walk from the picturesque drying harbour and low tide beach, play area and range of gift shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries. Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which is very close to the cottage. Why not explore this world renowned beautiful rugged coastline with its hidden coves and beaches. Solva is within the Pembrokeshire National Park. The tiny historical city of St Davids with its excellent facilities, Cathedral and Bishops Palace is only 3 miles away or to the east lies the long sandy beach of Newgale, popular with surfers and water sports enthusiasts.

This is a wonderful holiday cottage for family and friends to get away whatever the season.

Min yr Afon can only be booked as either:

1. Min yr Afon as a combined property with the annex sleeping 8 in 4 (32356) plus £30 fuel charge Oct - April, free May - Sept.

2. Min yr Afon Cottage (33227) on its own sleeping 4 in 2.

3. Min yr Afon Annex on its own (32705) sleeping 2 in 1 out of season.

Please enquire for prices for the second and third option - 01437 767600 or 01437 765765.

Ground Floor: COTTAGE (sleeps 4 in 2): Glazed porch, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc. ANNEXE (SLEEPS 4 in 2): Small open plan living area/lounge/breakfast bar/kitchenette, double room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc.

First Floor: COTTAGE: Twin room, double room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc. ANNEXE: Twin room/cloakroom/whb/wc.

Heating: Gas central heating. Wood burning stove. ANNEXE: Gas central heating.

Electricity: & Gas: £30 per week Oct - April, free May - Sept.

Parking: 2 parking spaces outside property + nearby car park - seasonal car parking charges.

Facilities: COTTAGE: Electric oven and electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, WiFi, barbecue, garden furniture, summerhouse. Tumble drier with coin meter in the summerhouse. ANNEXE: Electric oven and gas hob, washing machine, small fridge/freezer, microwave, TV, DVD player, WiFi. Tumble drier with coin meter in the summerhouse.

Pets: Yes, downstairs only.

Website: www.minyrafon.co.uk


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2 + Double Beds
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Attractions near Min yr Afon

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.
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. 

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.


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.
A working warm glass studio and gallery with a range of glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, trophies, stain glass windows which are all individual and collectively decorative and made on the premises. Steve Robinson is an award-winning glass artist and designer with a creative flair, craftsmanship and a deep understanding of clients requirements. Glass courses also available: Here you'll learn about the techniques that go into designing and crafting fused glass with enamels, and you'll get to try these out yourself. During this full day workshop you will make your own large wall hanging which we'll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Places are limited and subject to availability. Prices from £250.00 per person.
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.
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.

 

Beaches near Min yr Afon

Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.
St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.
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.
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.
The cove of Nolton Haven is a small inlet of pebbles and sand. At low tide it's revealed to be a long and narrow beach, perfectly suited to sunbathers, as it has the added advantage of being sheltered by high cliffs on either side. With the car park behind the beach, Nolton Haven is a good starting point for excellent cliff-top walks along parts of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, finished off with lunch in the Mariners Arms!
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.

 

Places To Drink near Min yr Afon

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.
A lovely seaside pub offering food and drink all year round. This pub is family run giving it a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing pint after a dip in the sea! A selection of drinks is available, including a range of real ales.
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.
St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
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.
Victoria Inn is located on the edge of the village of Roch, just 1 mile from the golden sands of Newgale Beach. With a great view of the bay. They serving home-made food and real ales and have special themed nights such as Senior Citizen Lunch Specials on Thursdays, Curry night on Fridays and not forgetting the traditional Sunday roast which is served between 12-3pm. Please Note: Lunch served everyday expect Monday & Tuesday and every evenings, except Sunday & Monday. Sunday Lunch, booking is advisable.

 

Places To Eat near Min yr Afon

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.
A lovely seaside pub offering food and drink all year round. This pub is family run giving it a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing pint after a dip in the sea! A selection of drinks is available, including a range of real ales.
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.
St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
The Saffron Fine Dining is a family friendly Indian restaurant located in St Davids's so whether you want to eat in or take-away They will indulge your desire for exquisite hand crafted food that looks sensational and tastes divine, from canapés to the fine dining menus which are based in tradition and authenticity yet with a twist of modernity.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
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.

 

Events near Min yr Afon

West Wales Militaria Collectables Fayre & Swap Shop

Sunday 02 October 2016

West Wales Militaria Collectables Fayre & Swap Shop at Laugharne Memorial Hall. Entry costs Adults £2.00 and Children over 10 years £1.00. Refreshments are available.

The Woman In Black at Milford's Torch Theatre

Wednesday 05 October 2016 - Saturday 22 October 2016

This October, the popular ghost story of The Woman In Black comes to the Torch Theatre in a great spine-chilling stage play. Arthur Kipps is invited to tell a ghost story and so recalls his past experiences encountering the "woman in black". According to the legends, she haunts Eel Marsh House and every time she is seen, a child dies. What will be the outcome of the ghost story?The play is recommended for those aged 14 and over. Booking in advance is recommended, tickets start at £8.

West Wales Wool Show

Saturday 08 October 2016

The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly. From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting. The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus. The show is run by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers with support from PLANED. The 2016 show will be kindly sponsored by Emily’s Funky Knits in conjunction with Amroth Bay Holidays and by Esgair Fibres.

Apple Day

Sunday 16 October 2016 - Wednesday 31 December 1969

Held in St Brides Orchard next to St Brides Bay and the ancient church of St Bridget, St Brides. A fantastic event and opportunity to glimpse inside the courtyard of the original Kensington Castle (dating circa 1500's), to see apple pressing using the orchard's apples and ancient craft skills such as basket/willow weaving and wood carving. Teas, coffees, cakes and jars of homemade jams and chutneys for purchase in our 'Apple Cafe' with all money raised in support of St Brides and Marloes churches. Entry to the Apple Day event is free - a wonderful day out, even if its raining.

Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Festival

Saturday 22 October 2016 - Monday 24 October 2016

The first of its kind in Pembrokeshire. Explore and discover Pembrokeshires offshore islands with secluded beaches and exposed headlands, famous tide races and the best surf beaches as well as safe, sheltered, secluded bays. And if you do know about Pembrokeshire then you’ll know it’s the best sea kayaking in Wales, possibly even the world! October is also pupping season for Atlantic Grey Seals and Pembrokeshire is home to more of them than anywhere else in the northern hemisphere. There will be something for all kayakers looking to get out onto the sea, from beginners to experts! Please Note: For tickets and an in depth look at specific kayaking activities and the weekends itinerary please visit their website. http://www.pembrokeshireseakayakfestival.com/ or call 01348 670357.

Ghost Hunt

Saturday 22 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016

Keep your eyes peeled for spooky sightings as you explore the creepy corridors and terrifying towers of Carew castle. Find all the ghosts to receive your prize£1 per sheet plus normal admission.

Halloween Freaky Fun Days

Tuesday 25 October 2016 - Saturday 29 October 2016

Come and have fun at Picton Castle with special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join them for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun or hunt for monsters in the Gardens or do Halloween craft in the small gallery. Great fun for all the family! Please Note: Normal entry will apply.

Fishguard Autumn Festival

Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016

With fancy dress competitions, crafts, live music and various family fun activities, this is one event not to missed. Head to Goodwick on the 28th for their fireworks display where there will be firespinners and their ever-popular Cawl Crawl challenge is making a return to the 29th October!

Family Fun and Fireworks

Friday 28 October 2016

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

Halloween Spooktacular!

Friday 28 October 2016

Ghouls just wanna have fun at Carew Castle this half term! Mischief and mayhem abound with fantastic activities and games. Wear a spooky costume for a costume competition taking place at 3pm! Last admission into the Castle and Mill is 3pm, as it closes at 3.30pm. Normal admission plus £2.50 for activities.

RFC Firework Display

Friday 04 November 2016

Come and join the annual Firework Display and fun held at at Haverfordwest Rugby Club. Tickets are available on the gates - Adults £3.00 Children £2.00

Trewern Arms, Nevern Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Saturday 05 November 2016

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.

Frost Fayre

Monday 14 November 2016 - Tuesday 15 November 2016

Scolton Manor opens it's doors this winter to welcome visitors for their annual winter Frost Fayre. With a selection of craft and food stalls, this fayre is a great way to get into the festive spirit! On offer will be a whole selection of delicious treats and gifts, plus there will be the opportunity to sample refreshments. 

Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle

Saturday 19 November 2016

Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle. which is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise. With over 50 stalls packed full of gorgeous gifts which line the corridors and staterooms of its 13th Century Castle and surrounding buildings within its Courtyard, not to mention the Food Hall. Local handmade gifts, from beautifully handmade wooden toys and crafted candles, to tasty cheeses, funky jewellery and ceramics you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your Christmas gift list. Stalls will be both inside and outside in the Courtyard, so whatever the weather, you can browse at your leisure! Admission Prices- Adults  £7.00, Seniors £6.00 Children  £4.00 Under 5’s : Free. Entry Prices include free glass of ‘something seasonal and spicy’!

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market

Friday 25 November 2016 - Sunday 27 November 2016

Pembroke Castle's annual Christmas market always has an array of market stalls, entertainment and the arrival of Santa .A lovely events to get into the Christmas spirit and purchase some lovely handmade gifts and enjoy some of the best local produce.

Father Christmas Visits Milford Haven

Saturday 03 December 2016

Father Christmas is coming to Town! Visit Milford Haven on the first Saturday in December for the switch on of the Town's lights and to see Santa! Why not pay a visit to Milford Haven to join the Christmas festivities. Children's rides & activities, face painting and puppet shows will all be available prior to Father Christmas arrival. 

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

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.

Narberth Winter Carnival

Saturday 10 December 2016

A real festive treat for all the family, Narberth's Winter Carnival is back for another year! With a Christmas market and live entertainment, this is a great way to get into the festive spirit!

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.

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.

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 

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. 

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!

 

Historic Places near Min yr Afon

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!

 

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Min yr Afon 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.


The cottage is approached via an A-road, you turn into a small private no through road. There is one parking space outside each of the properties (cottage and annex) plus additonal spaces in nearby car park - seasonal car parking charges.

You enter the property via a small carpeted hallway – with one small threshold step. The lounge is carpeted.

The bathroom is up 1 step (approximately 5”) – the bathroom has a non slip mat for the bath with integral hand rails.

The kitchen is up 1 step (approximately 5”) and there is exit from this room to outside (with a threshold step only).

The carpeted stairs have a quarter of a turn on the 3rd and 4th steps. There is a banister and also a half hand rail on both sides.

NB The stairs go all the way up to the back of the cottage,there is no landing - you step directly off the stairs into each bedroom. Care is needed when leaving the bedrooms as you step directly onto the stairs (the depth of the step can vary depending on the part of the doorway).

There is a separate annex - access is via one threshold step – there is a half turn on the stairs with a banister/ hand rail.

The televisions have remote controls – there is a telephone in the lounge for incoming calls and emergency outgoing calls.

Some mobiles work in on the terrace and also the bedrooms.

There is a terraced garden to the rear of the house – there is a small hand gate to this and various steps that lead you to the 2 sitting areas. There is a covered pond and also a small summerhouse. Hand rails are not to all levels, care is needed.

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