Feel the enchantment of this special valley. It’s been famous for a thousand years in the Welsh legend, the ‘Mabinogion‘. This tells of magical events by our river (the Cych). It’s a salmon river and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Each month brings different flowers to the woods, hedgerows and gardens.
Get your children back: there’s no mobile signal (though you can tell them about the free internet connection if you want) They spend all day in the gardens, swimming, hot-tubbing, BBQing, roaming the woods, wandering the hay meadows, fishing for tiddlers….
Explore the wonderful beaches & mountains of West Wales. The Lonely Planet declared the Welsh Coastline the greatest region on Earth. If you draw a line between Carmarthen (the oldest town in Wales) and Cardigan, the valley is right in the middle. You can drive to most places in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion within an hour – you can see two counties from your window!
Drive to the nearest:
- beach 25 minutes
- castle 10 minutes
- town 10 minutes
- pub 10 minutes
- wildlife reserve 20 minutes
Here’s a quick video exploring the nearest 2 towns:
Anglers: we are in the middle of the Teifi and Towi seatrout fishing area. Cenarth is 15 minutes drive and Natgaredig about 25 minutes drive. The salmon leap in Cenarth is amazing in November. Here at the mill, we have fishing rights over about 100 yards of the river. Small salmon and trout swim in the Cych in the summer. In winter, larger fish come here to spawn.
Cyclists: we are 30 minutes drive from Brechfa Forest cycle trails. The roads around the mill are quiet and the scenery is amazing. There is a Travelers Triathalon around our nearest town (Newcastle Emlyn) which includes a 24 km cycle trail
Walkers: we are 25 minutes drive from Poppit Sands and the Wales Coast Path – 870 miles of glorious walking. Here is where the very best bit starts – the Pembrokeshire Coastal path, with 186 miles of amazing scenery. It was voted the 2nd best coastline in the World by National Geographic Magazine. There’s the Ceredigion Coastal Path, the Preselli Mountains, the Teifi trail and plenty of friendly pubs and cafes on the way. Or leave the car and walk straight from the mill – the Mamog Valley is a hidden gem.
Birdwatchers: you’ll see lots of birds from your window, especially at the Mill: grey wagtails, dippers, woodpeckers, buzzards, even kingfishers and herons if you are lucky. The Welsh Wildlife Centre with its hides, cafe and water buffalo is 20 minutes drive away. Then there are the coastal paths and boat trips to Ramsey Island and Caldey. Visitors often make the trip to the red kite feeding station, where the displays are breathtaking.
Garden lovers: we’d love to show you around the gardens. Rhododendrons, heathers, fuschias and blueberries thrive here. Even our weeds are fun: bilberries, wild strawberries and wild garlic. There are many other beautiful gardens for you to visit like the Garden of Wales and Aberglasney. Rhododendrons are a wonderful sight in June and Picton Castle’s display is breathtaking. The great glasshouse at the Garden of Wales is amazing, even in Winter.