Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Griff Rhys Jones’ second home on the Pembrokeshire Farm he owns in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The perfect holiday cottage for architects, this luxury Welsh cottage for 4, with WIFI, is simply amazing.
A fabulous and stylish modernist mill conversion by author/ TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Melin is one of the group of cottages around Trehilyn farm that form UTT's largest rental in Wales - sleeping up to 22 (or 25 in summer when the Showman's Wagon is in use). Scroll down this page to see the other Trehilyn properties. This building rescue/ restoration was featured on the BBC 'Return to A Pembrokeshire Farm' TV series.
Trehilyn was selected by VisitWales as representing the best self-catering properties in Wales. Melin Trehilyn is a Grade II listed historic mill with a bronze-clad modernist extension in a peaceful location at the end of a track, with seventy acres of farmland that enjoy fine sea views. Walk to the the famous lighthouse on Ynys Meicl or hike out to Porthsychan cove. Read the Guardian review of the main farmhouse, just up the track. Read an independent 5* review or view an aerial photo.
Melin Trehilyn will appeal to the design conscious who love the coast. Read an independent review of Melin Trehilyn
This is a charming getaway, well equipped and wonderfully warm. We went for walks, runs and bike rides and there is ample choice for any of them. We failed to get to the little cinema in Fishguard b...
There is a Strumble Shuttle (404) from Fishguard which can be flagged down at the top of our track (Google 'Strumble shuttle' for timetables), and there are a few trains a day to Fishguard & Goodwick Station.
Property has underfloor central heating throughout & a woodburner.
This is a charming getaway, well equipped and wonderfully warm. We went for walks, runs and bike rides and there is ample choice for any of them. We failed to get to the little cinema in Fishguard but would have made an effort if the weather wasn't so nice that we were exhausted by the end of each day. A real place to regenerate and we'd go back in a flash.
Having just returned home, unpacked and put the kettle on - my family and I are already discussing when we can return to the little slice of perfection that is Melin Trehilyn. The accommodation is stylish and comfortable, with lots of little touches (books, games, dvd's, a torch) that make a last-minute weekend away during the depths of winter easy and pleasnt. We also loved the gardens and the beautiful clapper bridge that spans the stream. Great walking country with plenty of villages to visit, Newport being our favourite. The housekeeper, Shirley, was accommodating and helpful, and the honesty shop is a great idea. A wonderful, restful place - we can't wait to return.
Completely recharged after spending 4 nights at Melin Trehilyn. Great location and just a short walk to the coastal path. The accommodation more than met our expectations, as did the weather! Staying here was a delight - we hope to come back soon. The only negative was having to vacate by 10 am.
Great cottage in a great part of the world. Very well equipped and snug - would have liked to get the log burner going but it was too mild!!
We had a wonderful birthday weekend at Melin Trehilyn. The accommodation must be one of the best we have stayed in and we have stayed in many. The conversion of the building and its extension, together with all the lovely furniture and little pieces of detail made our stay, perfect. Loved the underfloor heating and the woodburner. The location is superb, total peace and quiet and the stars at night were a joy to see, with no nightglow in the area. We will definitely be back. Martin and Karen
Wow! What a great place to escape to! The cottage was all that we'd hoped for and more. Such a tranquil spot at the end of the track looking out onto fields; the most beautiful countryside. We all loved the stream in the garden and the fact that you could go through the gate and walk for miles. Our dog loved the garden and especially liked paddling in the stream. The mill was perfect! We loved the double bedroom which felt like a little haven. Wonderful to wake up to the view from the large window. The children (15 and 12) loved being in the loft and spent many hours, in the evenings, upstairs in their own space, but still being with us ( the whole loft idea is fantastic!) to join in conversations and plan activities for the following day. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return! A special place!
A lovely holiday home. Great location. Relaxing. Thank you.
Lovely cottage, really dog friendly, and very, very peaceful. Really happy to find Swallows nesting on the building. Completed circular walks on the coastal path every day, and feel refreshed by the beautiful unspoilt countryside and fantastic views. Would recommend to anyone seeking a peaceful rural holiday.
Lovely cottage in an amazing location. Will go again.
This was a great cottage with a very large main room having an indoor balcony overlooking it. There were plenty of showers and the beds were comfortable. A good base for nice walks.
We stayed at the cottage for a four night break. The directions to the cottage were excellent and we were extremely happy with the accommodation. We did some wonderful walking as the weather was kind and The Mill was always warm and cosy to return to. It was easy to follow the instructions in the info folder to access some lovely costal walking. A beautiful part of the world. We hope to return and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
We had the best holiday ever. We loved the property and will be back. Jo and David
A wonderful stay yet again in Trehilyn. We have stayed on a number of occasions in Trehilyn Farm. The Mill is one of our favourites a place with great character, lovely sleeping facilities and great location. Comfortable and very practical for our two terriers. The weather was dry and cold but the underfloor heating and woodburner made us very comfortable. We will undoubtedly be back. Owen, Angela, Chris, Catrin and dogs
Had a fabulous few days cottage is very comfortable and position is perfect.Weather was kind to us and we walked our chocolate lab along the coastal path each day ending with a swim,only for him.
We loved staying at Melin Trehilyn for Christmas - it is a stunning house, really comfortable, stylish, spacious and beautifully designed. It was the first time we'd been away for Christmas and we (and the dog) had a great time. Thanks to UTT and housekeepers Shirley and Wynn for sorting us a brilliant real tree and coming out so promptly when there was a problem with the electrics due to the storm. This is in a fantastic location for the coastal path and the woodland walk next to the house is lovely - if a bit muddy when we were there due to all the rain. Would definitely go back - one of our favourite UTTs.
A truly unique holiday cottage and a fabulous place to unwind.
We had a great week here - the mill was beautifully restored and functions as a fabulous place to stay. We loved exploring locally and walking up Garn Fawr, which you can see from the house, for the views over Strumble head.
A wonderful short escape; stylish and very comfortable accommodation, peaceful and atmospheric setting and amazing scenery .. and just a short drive to beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches.
Lovely place to stay. If only we'd had better weather it would have been perfect but staying in a property like this definitely helped. Comfortable and unique. Would have loved to have had a sunny morning to have had breakfast outside in the lovely garden with the stream running by. Such a beautiful outlook. Thank you.
Our latest stay at Melin Trehilyn was as magical as our previous holidays at the mill. The quiet mornings with the bubbling of the stream at the back to wake you and the crackle of a log fire and cosy underfloor heating to warm you after a wild and windy walk on the Pembrokeshire coast. We have stayed at this beautiful place in the heat of summer and depths of winter and it has never failed to make us feel at peace and blissfully content. Brilliant location to visit all the Pembrokshire sights. We will be returning. Highly recommended to all.
A fabulous and tranquil space to stay in. Contemporary decor, well equipped with high quality goods,quirky design and funky furniture. The bedroom annex and bathroom were a joy to 'rest' in with gorgeous views. Lovely outside garden area that my dog roxy loved to potter around in with a babbling stream running near....perfect! This was one of my favourite UTT spaces. I want to come back very soon!
Such a relaxing place to stay . Lay in bed with the sound of the stream running past in the garden . Walks along the coast line ,with in walking distance of the cottage .Cosy nights in with the wood burner going . Lovely place to stay Chris
Another brilliant week at Melin Trehilyn - good weather, comfortable surroundings, lovely views, peace and quiet and lots of wildlife (including a whale off Strumble Head). We'll be back.
This is our second stay at Melin Trehilyn and yet again we had an amazing time. The mill is restored to a high standard with everything available to make your stay comfortable. A beautiful setting with just the noise of the birds stream and sheep. Just beautiful, what more could you ask for x
What can I say? Well this mill is absolutely brilliant. From the stream outside to the inaccessible beach that turned out to be only vaguely accessible, but beautiful. And the interior . . . simply the best house in which I have stayed; the selection of books was magnificent; our stay has been glorious. Ayway, thank you, thank you, thank you! This house has brought me to an idyllic part of the world and I am oh-so grateful! Anna, Rachel, Lucas & Tag 2.9.11
We absolutely love the mill! Watch the DVD of its restoration, it really is amazing! A walk up to Garn Fawr is well worth the short climb as the views are spectacular. Everything about the mill itself is just beautiful. We can't get over how peaceful it is . . . . We'll definitely be back and will be recommending it to everyone! We don't want to go home . . . 5.7.10
A remarkable time in a magical place. Whoever you come with, enjoy them and let the special atmosphere of this place do its thing. We don't want to go home either, but we are very pleased to have been here. Wonderful. Russell family 25.8.14
What can we say – beautiful house – views – fantastic artwork – fluffy white towels – crisp linen – and the soothing stream. Fully recharged but sad to leave – have had such fun! Debs & Cliff
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