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Porthgain - Melin Llanrhian

Sleeps 65 Star Rating Enclosed Garden/Patio Internet Access No Smoking Parking Pet by Arrangement Short Walk to Coast

Melin Llanrhian

  • Tastefully renovated watermill
  • Log Burners
  • Rural and coastal location
  • Perfect for stargazing
  • Enclosed patio and parking
  • Available all year/short breaks
  • Friday changeover

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4st self cateringThe Grade II Listed 5-star Melin Llanrhian, located on the edge of the peaceful hamlet of Llanrhian, is a beautiful stone watermill built in 1827 and tastefully renovated to an extremely high standard. Outside, there’s a fascinating restored stone-built mill pond where the water was redirected from the stream and released onto the headrace over the wheel set in a stone bank millrace.

During 2018 The Mill has undergone a further conversion which has been beautifully designed, authentically restored and stylishly furnished.  It's rural, yet still close to the coast, location provides the perfect idyllic proper get away holiday and you will find yourself in completely peaceful surroundings. Spacious but still cosy it's perfect for couples or families and is now able to welcome one dog by arrangement.

The Mill can now sleep 6 in two double bedrooms and one single with a pull out truckle bed and boasts a beautiful new fully fitted kitchen and a stunning high spec sun room with simple unassuming furnishings and a great wood burner.  The sun room, which cleverly sits over the water wheel race, is flooded wth natural sunlight through large bi-fold glass doors which open onto a terraced area with lighting and garden furniture. 

Perfect place to sit and relax all through the year, where guests can enjoy the views of the natural garden with an amazing array of birdlife. An additional set of french doors also open out onto the gravelled area. Next door is the cosy sitting room with two generous sofas, a good log burner and a big TV and  interestingly, the original mill machinery can still be seen in this room, displayed with subtle lighting, behind glass.

And why not swap a night in for an evening under the stars? The secluded rural location makes Melin Llanrhian the ideal place to enjoy a spot of stargazing. Grab a blanket and a warm drink, and gaze at the wonders of the clear skies above.
The cottage is also ideally situated to explore the many beaches nearby.

"A stunning example of self-catering accommodation, Melin Llanrhian was always a striking and impressive house, as a former mill it had loads of character plus the impressive workings, glass screened and able to be viewed from the lounge.  The owners have taken the property onto another level with the stunning sun room and kitchen extension overlooking the grounds, in which there has also been much work done.  Guests now have even more space in a property which combines contemporary style and character.  The property now sleeps 6 instead of 4.  Melin Llanrhian has now achieved a 5 star grading"  Phil Fletcher Visit Wales



Atmospheric, historical, stunning, wild, surprising, intriguing, great fish and chips; some of the words visitors to Porthgain have used to describe this pretty fishing village on St David’s Peninsula.

Situated on a steep hill, at the end of a pretty country lane, sloping down towards the sea is the old fishing harbour of Porthgain. Set around a traditional village green with picnic tables and goal posts, this picturesque fishing village, once buzzing with industry is now a very popular tourist destination and boasts two renowned and highly acclaimed restaurants, The Shed Bistro and The Sloop Inn, both serving sensational catch-of –the-day seafood straight from the boat, excellent art galleries, a popular harbour for launching kayaks and dive boats, and of course its superb location in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The air is crystal fresh and the light clear and bright in Pembrokeshire, perfect for artists. Local art is displayed in two excellent galleries in Porthgain. The night skies are free from light pollution and tranquillity surrounds you.

Pembrokeshire is a must-see destination if you’re a seasoned astronomer or are new to stargazing. The county has eight Dark Sky Discovery Sites, including Garn Fawr, near Strumble Head; and Sychpant picnic site in the Gwaun Valley, near Newport. Gaze at the night sky and you might see the spectacle of the Milky Way or the constellations such as Orion.

Porthgain is the ideal location for walking as the Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be reached from both directions with the local beaches of Aberfelin, Traethllfyn, Abereiddy and the Blue Lagoon all within walking distance. The clifftops here offer splendid views of the north Pembrokeshire coast line and a plethora of wildlife and wild flowers; be sure to watch out for the must-see birds found in the area – the chough and the peregrine falcon.


Sitting Room/Dining Area

The slate flooring is throughout the ground floor and a beautiful oak staircase leads from the dining area to the bedrooms and shower room on the first floor.
The cosy sitting room has two generous sofas, a wood burner and TV and as well as being accessed via the main front door, the sitting room also has large glass double doors which open out onto the enclosed patio for those summer evenings and alfresco dining. The mill workings have been set behind safety glass which can be illuminated if desired in the dining area. Dining table and chairs for 6 people.
Mobile reception is very patchy, but there is a landline for use if required (honesty box system)


The character of the cottage is followed through into the newly fitted kitchen with the slate slab floor and exposed stone walls. There is also a dining table and chairs. Situated between the sitting room and the ground floor bathroom is the laundry/utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and space for shoes, wellies coats etc.

Sun Room

Sun room with glass bi-fold doors opening onto terrace.

Ground Floor Bathroom

Conveniently located downstairs this stylish bathroom is fully tiled and has bath with overhead power shower and shower screen, washbasin, toilet and bidet.

Master Double Bedroom

Pretty double bedroom with french windows, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Double Bedroom

A charming new addition to the property is the extra double bedroom, with character beams and white washed stone walls.
Bed linen and towels are provided for our guests.

Twin Bedroom

Bespoke metal frame bunk beds L shaped.

Bed linen and towels are provided for our guests.

Shower Room

The fully tiled shower room is adjacent to the bedrooms on the first floor. It has a shower cubicle with power shower, wash basin and WC.

Patio Area

Outside is the enclosed patio area which has stunning views over the mill race and stream to the village of Llanrhian. French windows open from the sitting room onto the patio. With garden furniture and barbecue area it is just the spot to enjoy an alfresco feast or spend a relaxing hour or two savouring the rural views.