- Sleeps 4 (max 3 adults, 2 children)
- George Clarkes Amazing Spaces
- Editor's Pick
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Pet Friendly
- A unique cosy sleeping space with a rotating double, sofa bed and pillar heater
- Private but separate fully-equipped covered kitchen and BBQ/firepit
- On a small campsite in lovely four-acre grounds surrounding a 16th century mill
The Owner Says
Melin Mabes is on a quiet country lane in the heart of Pembrokeshire with beautiful peaceful surroundings. Relax in our four-acre grounds, pick your own seasonal veg or feed the chickens, this is also a fantastic area for nature walks.
There is a rotating pillar heater and hot water bottles provided for chillier evenings. Inside Spodnic is a kettle and a mini fridge for milk and water, but the fully-equipped kitchen is outside (under a covered area), equipped with fridge freezer, full electric cooker, hot and cold running water, utensils and ample workspace.
You also have your own barbecue/fire area (firewood is free for your first night) and a picnic bench and table for your use.
Bring your wellies and join our boggy river walk! We also have a small pond & rowing boat (parent supervision is required). We have lots of walking paths and cycling routes from the campsite itself. If you are going to be arriving late do let us know as Carol Anne is more than happy to pre order and collect your choice of food locally or cook up a pan of meat or veggie cawl to greet you.
Visit our local pub called The Boars which is walking distance away, it has great ambiance, friendly staff and hearty pub grub!
Features & Facilities
Spodnic sleeps 4 , a double bed and sofa bed that transforms into bunks (with curtains for privacy). heating , merino wool mattress, wool duvet, kettle, mini fridge, and towels included. Templar Treehouse sleeps 2 adults in a double bed with merino wool bedding. There's a mezzanine bedroom for 2 small kids (mattresses and sleeping bags provided for children). Private bathroom with underfloor heating, antique kitchenette, BBQ, hot tub and toiletries and towels provided. Gypsy caravan sleeps 2 in a double bed and features a wood-burning stove and adjacent hot tub. The communal covered kitchen areas outside features fridge-freezer, electric cooker, hot and cold running water, utensils, dining table and wicker chairs. Washing facilities include 4 showers, 3 toilets, plus a disabled-friendly family room with 2 showers, 1 toilet and 1 sink. Washing machine available. Pick your own fruit and veg in season.
There are several pretty walking routes to enjoy, easily accessible from the site, including the disused airfield at Templeton, Landsker Borderlands Trail and the Knights Way. The latter runs to the cathedral at Britain’s smallest city, St Davids (28 miles away), home to medieval wonders like the bishops palace and close to the Preseli Hills and some stunning, surf-friendly beaches such as Whitesands Bay. Pembrokeshire’s best beaches are within easy reach including Amroth, Freshwater West and Barafundle Bay. It’s also Wales’ coasteering-capital – seek out TYF Adventures(01437 721611) for your adrenaline fix, or take a boat excursion out to Grassholm, Ramsey and Skomer Islands courtesy of Thousand Islands Expeditions (01437 721721). For the kids, Folly Farm petting zoo (01834 812731) is pretty much next door, while the ever-popular Oakwood Theme Park(01834 815170) features rollercoasters and amusement rides for all ages. Heatherton World of Activities (01646 652000), Treetops Adventure Trail (01646 652000), Dinosaur Park Tenby (01834 845272), Manor Wildlife Park (0164 665 1201) are all worth a family away-day from camp.
Food & Drink
For those arriving late, Carol-Anne is more than happy to cook up a traditional Welsh cawl (vegetarian option available) or to pre-order and collect your choice of food locally. Hampers can also be arranged and delivered for your arrival from Bethesda Farm Shop (01437 563124), Caws Cenarth Cheese (01239 710432), and either of the butchers Andrew Rees (01834 861892) or Heywoods of Saundersfoot (01834 811168). Tesco also deliver groceries direct. Narberth has a fabulous assortment of eclectic places to eat – Plum Vanilla (01834 862762) comes highly recommended, offering superb healthy options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. Ultracomida (01834 861491) delicatessen offers the finest Andalucian food outside of Spain. Fast becoming a new favourite is Tooj (07410 148900) an atmospheric Middle Eastern café serving delicious Kurdish cuisine – with traditional music, dancing, décor and a small outdoor courtyard for summer BBQs. The nearest local pub is within walking distance (uphill to get there but an easy downhill back) – The Boar's Head (01834 860286) has a great ambience, friendly staff and hearty pub fayre (bookings recommended for Sunday lunch). For your hidden culinary treasure, the renowned surf beach at Freshwater West (site of the famous shell house from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) plays host to Cafe Môr (01646 278101) a street-food beach hut resident for summer selling the most sumptuous seafood (the lobster rolls are phenomenal!)
From Carmarthen head for St Clears then Tenby. At the Kilgetty roundabout follow signs for Folly Farm (FF). Drive past FF on left for 1 mile. Turn right under the railway bridge (before the village of Templeton – no houses or buildings in sight!). Melin Mabes is the first turning on the right (look out for the mini windmills stuck on lampposts). Please park at the gate then call at the static caravan on the left. Do not call at Mabes Mill House on the right as this is where the neighbours live.The nearest bus and train stations are Narberth, or Kilgetty.