- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Hot Tub
- Private Bathroom
- Private luxury hot tub for exclusive use
- Mod cons throughout including underfloor heating
- Take the slide to get back down!
The Owner Says
Templar treehouse is a hidden treasure in the heart of Pembrokeshire, suited to romantic couples and families with very well behaved children.
The treehouse is situated in its own private mill garden with pond and river, a stone circle with fire pit and for cosy evenings toasting marshmallows. It comes complete with its own private hot tub underneath along with a huge gas barbecue, table and chairs, swinging sofa and loungers to stargaze.
Climbing up the rustic stairs leads you to a triangular balcony where you can enjoy the views. Heading out? Why not take the slide for a quicker route down.
The tree house is furnished with wooden floors, two comfy leather armchairs, table, wood-burning stove, double bed with merino wool bedding and full length windows giving you excellent panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
The kitchenette has tiled under-floor heating, antique Hygena kitchen unit with fine bone china, cocktail glasses, shaker, recipe books, cutlery, microwave, mini oven, fridge, kettle, toaster and kitchen sink.
The private bathroom is tiled with under-floor heating and kitted out with a toilet, sink and a shower room with electric towel radiator.
If you climb up the small ladder you will find a mezzanine with sloping roof and two small single mattresses with sleeping bags, full length triangle windows for the best bat-watching views (this room is suitable for children only as it has restricted headroom).
Buck the reindeer will serenade you a welcome and tell a joke or two, then you can get the microphone out and sing karaoke with him. Numerous books and board games are provided as are all toiletries, towels, robes and a few surprises!
About Melin Mabes
Families and couples – yes. Martians welcome too (probably). dogs welcome 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!)
Melin Mabes is located at Templeton, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
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.