Spodnic UFO

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Narberth & Templeton Melin Mabes

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • George Clarkes Amazing Spaces
  • Editor's Pick
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
A glamping experience that is completely out-of-this-world is provided with stays in this UFO-style pod – with a rotating bed!

  • 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  feed the chickens, this is also a fantastic area for nature walks.

Our Spodnic UFO is our well insulated luxury dome sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children with double bed with merino wool mattress topper and duvet. All bedding and towels are provided for you. It also includes a handmade sofa bed that transforms into bunk beds with a curtain fitted for privacy.

There is a fitted heater and hot water bottles provided for chillier evenings. Inside Spodnic is a kettle and water, but the fully-equipped kitchen is outside (under a covered area), There is also dining table and comfy cushioned wicker chairs and the kitchen is equipped with fridge freezer, full electric cooker, hot and cold running water, utensils and ample workspace.

Washing facilities include shower, toilet and Hand sink for own private use

A hot tub is also available for private use, it is located right next to Spodnic for your sole use and enjoyment!

Bring your wellies  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!

*Please note, an additional £50 hot tub cleaning fee will be added to your booking total

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About Melin Mabes

Suitable For

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at an extra charge.


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!)

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Rated ★★★★★ over 19 reviews


Incredible stay in the Templar Treehouse

The most amazing Treehouse with even more amazing hosts! We loved every minute of staying here, (myself, boyfriend and dog) The Treehouse is surrounded by a wooded area that is so calming and peaceful. Martin and Carol Anne have literally thought of everything! The detailing and effort that has gone into this Treehouse is incredible. For those who love walking, with or without a dog, there are walks literally on your doorstep where you don’t see a soul for miles! Great to burn off energy and then back to the Treehouse to relax in the hot tub. Don’t let the weather put you off, we had rain and it did not spoil it for us! The hot tub is well undercover too! The beach is a 10 minute drive, and there is a pub maybe 5 minutes in the car from your stay, with a local shop which is again, within a minutes drive. Overall, we had a fantastic stay and will definitely be returning!
Dec 10, 2020 by Helen Gurner Verified Review

Magical and relaxing Experience

The tree house is full of lovely details and fantastic surroundings with ample space to enjoy with the family. Within 15 minutes of charming towns and beautiful beaches. Carol Anne and Martin are the perfect hosts.

Magical Experience

Amazing place to stay. It is completely beautiful and peaceful, loved every second of our stay. Everything you could possibly need is there for you including the biggest eggs ever produced by chickens!!, loved the chickens wondering around. Would tell everyone to go x. Our Hosts were great, friendly and told us the best spots to visit

Fantastic stay

I stayed in ‘Mabel’, the gypsy caravan for three nights. Martin and Carol Anne were fantastic hosts and made me feel very welcome. Martin was great and made some delicious pizza dough to use in the pizza oven- a first time experience for me! The caravan was very cosy and facilities (especially the hot tub) are perfect. Location is great and close to beautiful beaches and local towns. I took my dog with me and there are lovely local walks along the coastline. I will definitely be back!
Jul 21, 2020 by Harriet Hurt Verified Review

Couldn’t have been more perfect

My partner and I stayed at Melin Mabes for two nights near the beginning of January and already want to go back. The owners were exceptionally welcoming and did everything they could to help us settle in. They even came down to help us with the bbq when we couldn’t work it, as well as telling us about bad weather predictions for our stay. The overall beautiful, cosy and romantic nature of Melin Mabes made our stay the best time away we’ve had. The lovely small details like the board games, homemade honey (which was beautiful in my tea), cosy blankets/pillows were so thoughtful and contributed towards the overall beauty of the place. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful Treehouse. Hopefully we’ll see you next year!!
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Melin Mabes is located at Templeton, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

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Getting There

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.