Melin Trehilyn

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 3 dogs), fee applies

Melin Trehilyn

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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 famous lighthouse on Ynys Meicl or hike out to Porthsychan cove.

Melin Trehilyn will appeal to the design-conscious who love the coast.



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Melin Trehilyn has been converted with such flair and care. When we arrived it felt like stepping into a different world - silent except for the sound of the stream at the end of the lawn and night sk...

Helen A, October 2020

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7 nights from
£720 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£1380 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 3 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Twin

facilities at Melin Trehilyn

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
television and reception
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

travel info

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.

in detail

Property has underfloor central heating throughout & a wood burner.

Ground Floor:

  • Open plan living/ kitchen/ dining with wood-burner
  • Kitchen with stove, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, nespresso machine
  • Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Separate shower room with large shower

First Floor:

  • Twin bedroom mezzanine 'croglofft' open to the lounge below


  • Garden with dining furniture
  • Access over 70 acres of land and many local footpaths. Nature walk (enclosed from livestock) along a stream to the far end of the farm and a ruined cottage.
  • Parking for up to 2 cars
  • Small 'honesty' shop for essentials
  • Table tennis in barn

local area

  • Walk to the coastal footpath & lighthouse & dolphin/whale look-out
  • More Blue Flag beaches here than anywhere in the UK
  • Aber Mawr beach - 3 miles
  • 51 forts and castles to see in the county!
  • Head inland to see the Preseli Mountains
  • Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland) - 5.3-mile drive
  • Fishguard - (cafes & art galleries) - 6.0 miles
  • Buy stylish blankets at Melin Tregwynt

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customer reviews for Melin Trehilyn

Melin Trehilyn has been converted with such flair and care. When we arrived it felt like stepping into a different world - silent except for the sound of the stream at the end of the lawn and night skies that were blankets of stars in the clean air. Wonderful. Thank you so much and thanks also to the housekeepers and Anthony for helping to make it such a great stay.

- Helen A,
October 2020

Delightful, toasty warm beautifully located property that had everything we needed and more. We were really comfortable and had some lovely fires ion the damper evenings. All our senses were satisfied— it was a pleasure to wake up to the morning sun, to go to bed in the evening rain, and to wander round and explore through the time in between. The shop was brilliant for forgotten treats/essentials. We will certainly be back. Walking over the fort to Strumble Head and taking the coastal path to Porthgain— tiring, fabulous, with seal pups in each inlet. Priceless. Thanks. We loved it. Ian and Helen.

- Ian F,
October 2020

Had a wonderful stay! Melin Trehilyn marries the modern with the traditions of rural Pembrokeshire life. In these difficult times a chance to relish 4 days of tranquility. The coastal path is a short walk away and spectacular.

- David C,
October 2020

What an amazing place in an amazing location! The Mill was very stylishly done and perfect accommodation for us 3 adults Great to find the coastal path a short walk away with views in both directions and a perfect seating area at the viewing place Enjoyed watching the DVD of the Return to Pembrokeshire Farm available in the mill Loved it all

- Heather D,
August 2020

This is our third stay at the Mill. We love the space with its beautiful and dramatic rural setting. Its a clever design that brings a modern comfortable intervention to a traditional farm building. It works well for the two of us plus dog and for our two friends who joined us for some of our stay. The Pembrokeshire National Park is just brilliantly bleak, beautiful and restorative. Its reassuring to know that development is largely contained so this landscape continues to be preserved. Long may it continue.

- Simon L,
August 2020

We had an absolutely wonderful time at this beautifully converted mill. The house was clean and the décor and grounds stunning. Minor point: it might be time to replace the garden furniture. Some of the chairs are broken and the whole set has clearly seen better days :)

- Hendrik K,
August 2020

Fantastic place in an amazing location. Lovely walks along the coastal path with the dog. Hope to come again soon.

- C featherston ,
March 2020

We had a great time at Melin Trehilyn, a peaceful spot - renovated and brought back to life. The mill is spacious and had everything we needed - the outside space is well designed, with a bubbling stream running through the dry stone wall. There are some excellent walks here along the Pembrokeshire Coastal path, and a nature trail on the farm. Highly recommended.

- Euan M,
February 2020

excellent location and excellent cottage enjoyed by all including sam the dog

- Kate W,
January 2020

We enjoyed ourselves very much. Melin Trehilyn was cosy, comfortable and really well decorated. The property was private and quiet, and generated a sense of calm - just what was needed for a long awaited break. The surrounding area was lovely too. We aim to return.

- Anwen J,
October 2019