The best things to do on a wet day

A wet day in the Valley
Into every life, a little rain must fall

The sun normally shines on Godremamog Mill – Dale in Pembrokeshire is the 4th sunniest place in the UK, so the Valley must come close! but, even here, a little rain must fall !  If it is wet, we hope that you can find lots to do in and around the Valley itself.  There are books and DVDs in the apartments.

You can still enjoy the gardens on a wet day – up at the Mill, there is the summerhouse and BBQ hut while you enjoy an alfresco cuppa.  But why not hit the hot tub?  – you’re going to wet anyway!

Out and About – There are plenty of places to visit, even when it’s wet.  Some suggestions include:

  • https://adveturebeyond.co.uk – Adventure Beyond – local outdoor pursuits including kayaking, climbing, coasteering, bush craft, surfing and rafting.
  • https://museum.wales/wool/ – National Woollen Museum at Drefach Felindre 20 minutes drive from the mill.  (free and very interesting if you want to know more about how Godremamog Mill would have been in 1885, wonderful for children, plus they do a mean welsh rarebit).
  • https://www.escape-game.co.ukEscape Game – Welcome to the Escape Game, Carmarthen, join us for your escape experience and enjoy using your mind to escape one of the themed rooms.
  • http://www.folly-farm.co.ukFolly Farm – on the A478 at Begelly, going down to Saundersfoot (lots of outdoor fun but also indoor animal areas, indoor children’s adventure playground, amusements and a stunning indoor fairground).
  • http://hangar5.wales/Hangar 5 Haverfordwest  A trampolining experience – interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms, slamdunk basketball nets, punch bags, trick airbag etc
  • https://www.coracle-centre.co.uk  National Coracle Centre – Cenarth (exhibition showing coracles from all over the world, the guide is great).
  • https://www.theloftwales.orgThe Loft – 2 escape/challenge rooms, climbing wall, crazy golf, air hockey, indoor curling, shooting game and racing cars. All activities start from £1.
  • https://www.carewkarting.co.uk Carew Karting – open from early March, great fun for all the family, junior and adult karting.
  • https//www.teificheese.co.uk and https://www.damhile.co.uk  Glynhynod Farm – Teifi chesse and Da Mhile Distillery – farm shop with cheese and spirit tasting on site.
  • https://www.celticquest.co.uk Celtic Quest – wriggle into a wet suit, fasten up your adventure kit ready to be led along the stunning stretch of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
  • http://www.gardenofwales.org.ukNational Botanical Garden of Wales on the A48, going towards the M4, about 15 minutes out of Carmarthen, (2 glass houses, including the largest single span glasshouse in the world,  the other is a butterfly house, exhibition of bees, 100 year old chemist shop and art gallery, as well as extensive outdoor gardens, much of which can be viewed from a covered land train).

You may want to go shopping.  The new shopping centre at Carmarthen is good and there is an indoor market there.  Café Nero and Costa Coffee are fun for people watching.  There are lots of lovely shops in the towns and villages around the mill.  Newcastle Emlyn has plenty to offer. The tea shops in Newcastle Emlyn are all very cosy.  Narberth is particularly nice for art galleries and boutiques.

If you would prefer beer to tea, most of the pubs around here are very welcoming.  The Nags Head at Abercych or the Three Horse Shoes and White Hart in neighbouring Cenarth.  

You may just want to go to the pictures.  There is a multiplex at Carmarthen and a cosy picture house (and theatre) in Cardigan – Theatre Mwldan.   http://www.mwldan.co.uk – Theatre Mwldan – Cardigan’s cinema & theatre  www.myvue.com/home/cinema/carmarthen – Carmarthen’s cinema

What you need to know – our Booking Terms & Conditions

These are our booking Terms and Conditions, please read these carefully as you are legally bound by these terms and conditions.

There are rivers running through the gardens at the mill, and the  gardens are on different levels with paths which can be uneven – please ensure that you supervise children at all times.

THE HIRER The person – aged over 18 years – making the booking and authorised to agree to booking conditions on behalf of all persons and pets.  The hirer’s full contact details must be completed in the contact details on the booking form (name, address, telephone number and e-mail address).

THE HOSTS Chris & Paula (the hosts) live at the mill and will greet you when you arrive and show you around the apartment and the outdoor facilities.

THE ACCOMMODATION refers to one or more Mill apartment(s) as booked – the actual apartment(s) will be specified on the booking form.

BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT.  To reserve your accommodation for the required dates, please book on-line using the Availability & Booking page or telephone Chris & Paula on 01239 698799.
Please note – bookings made through the on-line booking system are provisional until confirmed by the owners.

  • If you book on-line, no other booking form is required and you are deemed to have accepted Godremamog Mill’s terms and conditions.
  • When you submit a booking via our online reservation system you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by e-mail to the e-mail address you provide in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your booking is subsequently confirmed by e-mail and you have paid a 25% deposit; until that time, the booking is still provisional and can be cancelled by the owners.

The full balance is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Before that date, a 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

If you have any queries, or require any further information, please telephone Chris & Paula on 01239 698799 or e-mail us at Bookings@valleyholidays.co.uk

SHORT BREAKS (less than 1 week) must be paid in full when booking. You can book short breaks on-line or use the booking form and a cheque as above.

 CANCELLATIONS must be made by telephone or e-mail as soon as the hirer knows about the cancellation.

After receipt of the cancellation notification, the owners will (but without obligation to the hirer) re-advertise the accommodation in the hope of re-letting the accommodation. If the accommodation is re-let, the monies paid will be refunded less an administration fee of £30.00 per week or part week of the reservation. If cancelled within 8 or less weeks of the holiday and the owners have been unable to re-let the accommodation, no re-fund will be made. If the full payment has not yet been received the hirer agrees to pay the balance of the hiring charge.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU TAKE OUT HOLIDAY INSURANCE.

Non Availability of Apartment. If, for any reason (including but not limited to natural disasters, fire, riots, strikes, acts of terrorism, sanitary disruption, civil unrest, war, restrictions by Local Authorities) the accommodation is not available on the date booked, all monies paid in advance will be refunded in full. The Hirer shall have no further claims against the Owner or Agent.

NO BOOKINGS ACCEPTED FROM HEN OR STAG PARTIES

 BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • The Hirer must provide full contact details – name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • The Hirer agrees to take reasonable and proper care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental and pay for any breakages, losses or damage, however caused.
  • Your accommodation will be available to you from 16:00pm on the day that you arrive.
  • In order to maintain high standards of cleanliness we ask you to vacate your accommodation by 10.00am on the day of departure.
  • The accommodation is let and furnished for the numbers specified. These numbers must not be exceeded and no exception can be made except by prior arrangement.  (These numbers are 4 per Mill apartment).
  • You mustn’t use the Accommodation, or allow it to be used, for any dangerous, offensive, noisy, illegal or immoral activities. You must not cause any nuisance or annoyance to any neighbours or anyone else during your stay.
  • The pools must be vacated by 11pm, and the BBQ hut and garden must be vacated by midnight.
  • Children are welcome. Of course, to maintain our high standards, they are expected to treat the accommodation, its contents and all areas with respect and be supervised at all times.
  • Parents/Guardians must take responsibility for their children, who play at their own risk. Children must be supervised in the gardens for their own safety, especially near the river.
  • All vehicles and their accessories and contents together with personal items and baggage are left at owner’s risk.
  • You should not charge an electric vehicle from the apartments, the mill is an historic building and its supply may not support the charging of an electric vehicle. Car charging is not covered by our insurance.
  • If you have any problems with your accommodation, or even any queries, please raise them with Chris or Paula as soon as possible so that action can be taken to remedy them.

ALL MILL APARTMENTS ARE NON SMOKING. As tobacco smoke is offensive to non smokers and smokers themselves are seldom aware of the smell that clings to clothing etc., it is asked that particular care is taken to keep the accommodation free of smoke or the smell of smoke, this includes the use of vapours and or/e-cigarettes. Should any smell be detected in the accommodation by either the owners or future holiday makers, this may result in compensation charged for resulting cancellations, additional cleaning or any other cost incurred.

SAFETY – Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure a safe holiday. However, it is the Hirer’s (and guests) responsibility to inspect the property – particularly parents with young children or vulnerable people. If you have any worries or identify anything that you feel is unsafe do please bring it to the owner’s attention so that action can be taken to rectify the problem as soon as is possible.

PETS AT GODREMAMOG MILL
We are able to accommodate up to 2 well behaved dogs in our          Wheelhouse apartment but you must tell us at the time of booking if you wish to bring a dog. There is a charge of £25 per dog per stay. We ask that you remove any dog mess from the garden and grounds before checking out. Dog owners must abide by  the Godremamog Mill Dog Policy. Unfortunately, no other domestic pets are permitted at our properties. Assistance dogs are permitted at all our properties; but you must tell us at the time of booking if you wish to bring an assistance dog with you.

OUR RIGHT TO EVICT
We may terminate our contract with you and ask you to leave the accommodation immediately (without any compensation being payable) if:

  • we consider that you or your party have committed a serious breach of these terms and conditions;
  • we consider that your or your party’s behaviour endangers the safety of our visitors or staff;
  • any complaints are made of anti-social or unacceptable behaviour against you or your party;
  • you or your party cause an unreasonable amount of damage to the property or its contents; or
  • you exceed the maximum occupancy limit for your Accommodation.

Looking after your dog at the Mill – Our Dog Policy

Dog in the meadow
Bod the dog, enjoying a run in the meadow

We are able to accommodate up to 2 well behaved dogs in our Wheelhouse apartment by prior agreement.  We do make a charge of £25 per dog per stay. If you would like to holiday with your dog(s) please drop us a message or call us on 01239 698799.

The Valley is a wonderful place for your dog to enjoy a holiday with you, with woods and meadows to run in and rivers to splash through.  There are just a few things we ask to make sure you and your dog enjoy your stay:

  • Please make sure that you know what your dog is doing and where it is!  Never leave your dog alone, especially in the Mill. 
  • Please make sure that your dog does not get out into the gardens unattended and that it never goes out onto the road unless it is on a lead.
  • The flooring in Wheelhouse has been designed with dogs in mind.  Please don’t let your dog into the bedrooms or get onto the sofas, no matter how cosy they are!
  • Even the best behaved dogs can make mistakes in an unfamiliar environment, you are responsible for any damage or nuisance caused by your dog.
    • Please clean up after your dog, every time, even in the woods and meadow.
    • You will need to dust and vacuum thoroughly before you leave to make sure that there are no animal hairs hiding anywhere.
    • There is an outside tap available for dog washing.  Let us know if you would like a hose.

We are sure that you would never bring a dog to the Mill that would be a problem but, if your dog causes a nuisance to us or other people, you will have to make other arrangements very quickly.

Clwb Kennels – the best boarding kennel in Pembrokeshire, is just a few minutes walk up the road, run by one of the nicest couples you could meet.  Mrs Askew is on 01239 698 650.  They do accept dogs for the day and also will let you take your dog out for the day if you are boarding them overnight.

Which is best apartment for my stay?

Which Mill apartment will be best for you?  Lots of our guests have a favourite apartment but that doesn’t help you choose because some love Spinners, some love Carders Corner, some insist on Wheel House and just as many adore Bobbin Box!

Relax in a four poster bed

 Every apartment has a similar layout – double bedroom, twin bedroom (apart from Bobbin Box which has a second double room) , lounge diner, kitchen and bathroom.  They all have the same equipment (full sized over, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge & freezer, dishwasher, TV & DVD player etc).

Each double bedroom has a four poster – the ones in Carders Corner and Spinners were hand made for the mill by a local sculptor, Wheel House has a magnificent wooden one and Bobbin Box has what a lot of people call a “princess bed” because it has a lot of drapes.

Double bedroom

The twin bedrooms in Carders Corner, Spinners & Wheel House have room for an extra temporary bed or a cot.  There isn’t room for any more beds in Bobbin Box but you could put a cot in the double bedroom.

The lounge in Spinners and Wheelhouse have two sofas, the others have modular sofas which can be moved together so that you can cwtch up (a Welsh word which sort of means hug) the one in Carders Corner is cloth covered, the others are leather.

 Wheel House has its entrance out to the garden from the lounge.  The others have theirs from a bedroom.

Carders Corner and Spinners are on the entrance level, so no stairs and also only us above you.  These are probably the most likely to be quieter.  Carders Corner looks West across the Wheel garden, where other people are most likely to be if they are outside.  Spinners looks East and has my favourite view of the river from the bedroom but all the double bedrooms and kitchens have great views of the river (it’s only 3 meters from the house!).  I would guess that Spinners has the best chance of being quietest?

If you would like to talk it through, give us a call on 01239 698 799.