Things to do and Dining Out

Arts , Crafts and Gardens in North Pembrokeshire

Artists are drawn to Pembrokeshire for the quality of the light made by the combination of landscape and sea. There are numerous local galleries ranging from St Davids' Oriel y Parc - both local Tourist Information Centre and 'state of the art' gallery housing both visiting and resident (Graham Sutherland) exhibitions - to small individual local artists' galleries with a great variety of art on offer. Visit the John Knapp-Fisher Gallery in Croesgoch (5 minutes from Yr Hafan)  or Workshop Wales gallery just to the west of Fishguard on the A487.

There are two historic woollen mills locally which are well worth a visit:

  • Melin Tregwynt is a delightful white washed traditional wool mill located in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast 13 minutes by car from Yr Hafan. It sells clothing, accessories and bags, blankets, throws and cushions – all made in their own unique fabrics, together with other carefully chosen Welsh gifts, clothes and accessories.  The mill shop and trendy coffee shop are open 7 days a week, for lovely reasonably priced light lunches, locally baked sponge cakes, barabrith and welsh cakes and good coffee! Tregwynt is in the Pembrokeshire National Park and there are spectacular beaches, cliffs and coastal footpaths (great circular walks) all within five minutes easy walk from the Mill.
  • Solva Woollen mill - in the hamlet of Middle Mill, just a mile up the valley from Solva village - is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire which has been producing beautiful traditional fabrics since 1907. The mill supplies bespoke floor rugs to the Price of Wales for his Welsh home. The Cafe serves good coffe and cake.

Great Gardens of West Wales - visit:

There are several fabulous gardens and plant collections  in West Wales, all within easy reach of Yr Hafan. These are some of our favorite local gardens which continue to inspire us whilst our garden is still a work in progress...!:

  • Dyffryn Fermant Garden - the lovely Christina Shand, from a wilderness in 1966 has created 6 acres of Atlantic Coastal garden to explore and can be found some 20 minutes from Yr Hafan. It has been highly recommended by Monty Don, Gardeners World  and Noel Kingsley.
  • Perennial Gardens and Cafe  - just up the road from Yr Hafan, the cream teas, homemade cake and tranquil setting  is lovely. One of the owners, Gill, runs various events and workshops from these small gardens including willow basket and garden structures and free advice is always available from the friendly gardeners.
  • Hilton Court Gardens - housed in an old Victorian courtyard and surrounded with stunning gardens, Hilton Court is the ideal destination for some retail therapy, sample great food or simply somewhere to relax
  • Picton Castle & Gardens - see walled gardens, amazing vintage trees and plant collections from around the world. We especially love the willow structures and board walk through the Gunneras...

Pottery Studio - a couple of minutes from Yr Hafan is Jennifer Halls pottery where you can see her at work and browse around her lovely shop. She uses very traditional making techniques to create stunning contemporary slipware. Visit: