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Ty Mellen

(Ref. 1094111)

Dinas Cross, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We just came back from staying a week at Ty Mellen."

    We had a lovely time. Couldn't fault the cottage. Everything we needed was provided. Beautiful location. Perfect escape. So quiet. Several walks from the cottage and only a short drive to some of the nicest beaches. Fishguard and Newport again only a short drive. Hopefully return one day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Eugene5.0Aug 2023

  • "A perfect place to stay when you love nature."

    Nice owners, very helpfull.

    Reviewed by Luc4.4Jul 2023

  • "Driving up from either the stunning north Pembrokeshire coast or from the wooded Cwm Gwaun valley."

    From the moment you open the first farm gate and follow the foxgloved lined lane up to the cottage and the wild moorland beyond. It’s absolutely magical. We were lucky enough to visit during some fabulous June weather. The views from the house are stunning rocky summits and blue seas. The host is nearby but leaves you to enjoy the peace and tranquility. It’s a place where you could quite happily do nothing. We swam in quite coves, walked the coast path and walked up to Dinas mountain. Would happily recommend. A place to go slow down be present and mindful.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "What an amazing place to stay, we didn't want to leave !"

    Loved where it was, you had views of the sea and hills and it was an excellent place to chill, relax and forget the outside world exists! Lovely cottage with all you need to enjoy your stay and plenty of places to visit without driving miles. Pembrokeshire is a lovely place and hopefully one day we will return. Thankyou so much for letting us stay in this beautiful place .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "My cousin and I stayed for a week it was very peacfull we had everything we ..."

    My cousin and I stayed for a week it was very peacfull we had everything we needed at the cottage the hosts were warm and friendly it was just ehat we needed in thses difficult times so lucky to have found this lovely location good luck with your venture in your beautiful cottage hope to see you again one day

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just wonderful!"

    The hosts have created a cottage in-keeping with its location, affording, immediately, peace and tranquillity. The attention to detail is excellent, from providing beach towels to choice of weights of duvet (rare in self-cottages in our experience). And what a generous Welcome Basket. Our family of three, including a 15 year old, all with very different interests, thoroughly enjoyed the week at Ty Mellen.

    We’re so pleased that you each loved your week at Tŷ Mellen for different reasons. The history and magnificence of the mountain scenery impresses us every day. Thank you very much indeed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in what is truly a special location."

    The perfect combination of remote beauty while within easy reach of great beaches and walks. Accommodation was thoughtfully prepared so that we felt at home immediately. Looking forward to returning for more adventures.

    Hi- Thank you so much for that. It’s great that you all felt so at home and discovered the nearby beaches whilst enjoying the unique tranquility that being on the mountain at Tŷ Mellen brings. It would be an absolute pleasure to have you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well appointed accommodation in a relaxingly scenic area."

    Very friendly, welcoming and informative hosts providing an excellent welcome pack. Wildlife especially birds were a bonus as were the local walks from the accommodation. The outdoor furniture and BBQ enabled us to enjoy the long summer evenings. The evening sunsets were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay; even the wake up call from the friendly sheep that greeted us at the kitchen door in the morning. Would definitely recommend and hope to return back ourselves.

    We love that you both enjoyed being on the mountain so much & really feeling part of nature. Thank you very much indeed for being so appreciative, you were wonderful guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is well equipped throughout with thought having being put in to the provision of a lovely welcome basket and of beach mats, towels, charcoal and initial wood for the fire. We chatted with the owner whilst passing on a narrow country lane and waved on other days. Not intrusive but friendly and offering support should we need it. A grand break.

    Thank you so much for leaving your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay and despite us leaving you completely alone, glad that you felt welcome, you most certainly were and will be again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malc5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous stay for those who value natural peace."

    The owners were wonderfully welcoming but also very sensitive to afford us the privacy and silence the mountain deserves. Thank you for a restoring and comfortable stay in Mellen’s beautifully appointed Stable!

    Thank you so much for your review - we loved having you stay on the mountain & can imagine you living here yourselves some day as you both seemed to be in your element. In the meantime you are always welcome at Tŷ Mellen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday beautiful cottage in a beautiful,peaceful location."

    Property owners were friendly and welcoming. Thankyou will definitely return x

    We’re so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay on the mountain. Tŷ Mellen will always be here to welcome you. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We felt like we were in a dream staying in this beautiful cottage!"

    The walks, the views, the wildlife , everything , it's absolutely stunning! Everything is thought of too like beach mat and towels, every utensil you'd possibly need, a wonderful hamper on arrival and lots more! We stayed with our two autistic children and they both said that was their favourite ever holiday, it was so quiet and peaceful we've never seen them so content and relaxed! Will definitely be back soon!

    Thank you so much for sharing this. We are so very pleased that you all enjoyed your holiday. Tŷ Mellen will be here for you, whenever you need it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x mezzanine family room with double and twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heaters with wood & coal burning stove
  • Electric Smeg Ceramic Cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Sloped garden with lawn, stone walls and picnic bench
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: There is a farm lane/track leading up to the property that passes through three gates
  • Note: There are sloped ceilings and beams in the twin bedroom, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 11am
  • Note: The mezzanine twin beds are best suited to children
  • Please Note - Dogs accepted by special permission due to working farm and if permitted they must be kept on a lead at all times
  • Note:Extra wood is available for the woodburner at an additional cost
  • Please Note: The lane leading up to the property is best suited to a 4 wheel drive vehicle,not low slung.

The property

Resting on top of Dinas Mountain on the outskirts of Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire is this beautiful, detached barn conversion, Tŷ Mellen.

Hosting four guests in two bedrooms, the detached cottage is full of character for a unique retreat in a rural location away from the hustle and bustle.

Drive up a farm lane to find the stone cottage sitting picture-perfect just next to the owner's property, where you can leave your car in the off-road parking space and take in the panoramic views.

Step through the pretty, Preseli blue doors and be welcomed into the open-plan kitchen/diner; white-washed walls, quaint little windows and hard wooden floors make for a charming space to rustle up home-cooked meals using the electric Esse range cooker, whilst the dishwasher and washing machine help you keep everything clean.

Dine at the rustic wooden table with pew benches to enjoy a meal with your loved ones after an adventure-filled along the Pembrokeshire coast.

On colder days, retreat to the warmth of the woodburning stove in the sitting room, with sofas to sink into, a TV for entertainment, or simply rest with a good book in hand.

Freshen up in the ground-floor shower room with a walk-in shower to rinse the day away, before catching your rest in one of two bedrooms; a ground-floor double also has outside access to start the day with mountain-fresh air, whilst upstairs a mezzanine family room with double and twin is a snug room with sloped ceilings, exposed beams and sea views from the Velux windows.

Why not rise early to catch the sunrise with your morning coffee at the picnic bench?

Wherever you stand around Tŷ Mellen, you'll be treated with sweeping views across the countryside or all the way down the coast, whilst the sheep gently graze around the property.

A short walk and climb over a stile will take you onto the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path, making this a walker's paradise; picturesque coves, beaches and rugged coastlines await avid explorers, wildlife enthusiasts or those seeking a sandy spot to soak up the sun.

For self-catering essentials, take a short drive into Dinas for two well stocked small shops that sell local and familiar staples.

Supermarkets are found just a little further in either direction.

You’ll find The Bridgend Inn nearby in the valley at Llanychaer or The Castle Inn in Newport.

Pwllgwaelod Beach and Aberfforest Beach are two nearby sanctuaries to dip your toes in the sea, or venture to the historic hamlet of Cwm yr Eglwys.

The coastal town of Fishguard is home to a bustling bay, the ruins of Fishguard Fort and Rhos Wdig nature reserve, whilst Newport is a lovely day out to visit Ty Twt Dolls’ House and Toy Museum.

With gorgeous coastlines and countryside on its unique doorstep, choose Tŷ Mellen for your Pembrokeshire base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Newport 2.5 miles.

The scattered village of Dinas Cross has a well stocked mini market store and a pub, and nestles between the Preseli Mountains and the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Pwll Gwaelod and Cwm-Yr-Eglwys beaches are both paces away, both with breath-taking scenery offering the opportunity for tranquil days in perfect settings, and are almost unnoticed by the general public unless they leave the main route through the village, with there being a petrol station, two pubs a fish and chip shop, as well as a restaurant down at Pwll Gwaelod beach. Nearby Newport is a quirky seaside town steeped in history, with various shops, tea rooms and pubs and is also a great place to go boating. With castles, mills, craft centres and golf courses galore scattered all over this beautiful Welsh county, this is the perfect base for a break all year round.

Please Note - Dogs accepted by special permission due to working farm and if permitted they must be kept on a lead at all times.

Note:Extra wood is available for the woodburner at an additional cost

Note: There is a farm lane/track leading up to the property that passes through three gates.

Please Note: The lane leading up to the property is best suited to a 4 wheel drive vehicle,not low slung.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas