Felin Wen - Holiday Cottage in Pembrokeshire

Holiday Flat showing part of gardenThe flat in the top two floors of the Mill is available all year. It sleeps three people in a double and a single bedroom. It is the main building in a group of buildings set in eleven acres of grounds bounded by the two streams which formerly powered the corn mill - Felin Wen (the Welsh for "White Mill"). We let it through West Wales Holiday Cottages - www.westwalesholidaycottages.co.uk

Holiday Flat gardenThis is a pretty and secluded spot at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by fields and woodland, and with a great variety of birds and wildflowers - an ideal place for a relaxed and peaceful break. However, if you want some activity there is golf, fishing, boating, water sports and riding nearby. We have a large National park in Pembrokeshire so there is a huge variety of walks available. One part is round the spectacular coastline and is over a hundred miles long with pretty coves and small islands you can visit, some of which have breeding colonies of puffins and other sea birds. The other part centres on the Preseli Hills with prehistoric forts and burial grounds older than Stonehenge along its ridge walk - the stones which form the inner ring of Stonehenge come from an ancient quarry in the Preseli Hills.

There are many places to visit - castles, museums, gardens, old houses,Stone Age burial sites, a restored Iron Age village and a variety of craft workshops (pottery,  jewelry, wood working, etching, woollen mills etc.).

National Botanic Garden of Wales

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The National Botanical Garden of Wales - less than an hour away in Carmarthenshire, our next-door county, features a glass dome (the largest in the world) which houses a beautiful Mediterranean garden, which is now well established since its opening in 2000. The Orchid House (in the double-walled garden) has now become a butterfly house with tropical butterfly larvae delivered weekly - big showy butterflies once they hatch out.

Close to it are the gardens of Aberglasney which are being excavated by archaeologists. They have excavated back to the 17th century level. If you like looking for antiques there are several shops, and if you time it right, you might come when one of the big antiques fairs is being held at the Carmarthenshire county showground - three times a year. Young children love the small sandy coves, and the farms which take visitors, with tractor rides and animals for petting.

Our five acres of streams, field and woodland provide an adventure playground for children and they usually end up in the stream building dams or something - so bring wellies! Gertrude and Daisy - our Iron Age pigs are usually popular with children - they are working pigs and their job is to keep the woodlands tidy and clear the field across the road.

Holiday FlatThe flat has 2 bedrooms - 1 double with a kingsize bed and 1 single. It has central heating plus a woodburning stove in the open plan living/dining room, and is very warm in the colder months. The furnishings are a mixture of antique and modern. The double bedroom is on the top floor and has some sloping ceilings and a large velux window.

There is a galley kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, fridge, dishwasher and double sink. A washing machine and freezer are available in the laundry downstairs. There are lots of books and board games. Outside there is a small, sunny, south-facing terrace, with garden furniture and space to barbecue.

The rental price includes all linen and towels. We have a very good village shop less than a mile away which is open on Sunday morning as well as till late on weekdays. Cardigan is 10 minutes drive away and has a supermarket . Narbeth, 30 minutes drive away, has a Spanish tapas bar and deli (Ultracomida). There is another good deli and an excellent butcher with local lamb, beef and chicken. There are local cheesemakers where you can go and SEE your cheese being made! There are pubs and tea shops in the area if you do not feel like cooking. You should not go hungry.

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