Godremamog Water Mill
Unique watermill self catering holidays

with hot tub & pool in beautiful West Wales

Samantha & Chris Hogarth

Tel : 01239 698390

SA38 9NA

Email:  watermillretreat@aol.com

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Why Godremamog Water Mill   

The mill nestles in peaceful seclusion in a remote West Wales valley surrounded by woodland.  A mountain stream runs within feet of its mighty stone walls.  Its huge water wheel still turns, silently marking the years as generations of dippers and wagtails raise their broods, while salmon spawn in the river.

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History

Feel the enchantment of this special valley, famous for a thousand years in the Welsh legend, the 'Mabinogion', which records magical events by the Cych river. 

Get your children back - there's no mobile signal, so they paddle, explore, run and swim instead of texting (you can tell them about the free internet connection if you want).  You can spend all day in the gardens, swimming, hot-tubbing, BBQing, exploring the woods, fishing for tiddlers....

Explore the wonderful beaches and mountains of West Wales - the Lonely Planet declares the Welsh Coastline the greatest region on Earth.  If you draw a line between Carmarthen (the oldest town in Wales) and Cardigan, Godremamog is right in the middle.  Pack a picnic in your car and you can get to most places in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion within the hour - you can see two counties from your kitchen window!  Drive to the nearest beach in 25 minutes, a castle in 15 minutes and a wildlife reserve in 20 minutes.

Things to Do

Come and go as you please.  "Cwtch up" in your cosy apartment.  Explore the gardens, chill out in the summer house, watch the river from the pergolas in the garden. There are lovely walks right from the mill.   You can't see another house from the mill and very few cars come through the valley.  The gardens are filled with birdsong and the sound of rushing water. There's loads to do for families, walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists and fishermen.

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 the winter, larger fish come here to spawn.

Cyclists: we are 30 minutes drive from the Brechfa Forest cycle trails.  The roads around the mill are quiet and the scenery is amazing.

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, voted the 2nd best coastline in the World by National Geographic Magazine.  There is also the Ceredigion Coastal Path, the Preselli Mountains, the Teifi trail and many other wonderful walks to choose from, with plenty of friendly pubs and cafes to refresh yourselves.  Or leave the car and walk straight from the mill - the Mamog Valley is a hidden gem, right here at Godremamog.

Birdwatchers: you will see lots of birds from your apartment window, including grey wagtails, dippers, woodpeckers, buzzards, even kingfishers and herons if you are lucky. The Teifi marshes nature reserve with its hides, cafe and water buffalo is 20 minutes drive away.  Then there are the coastal paths and boat trips to places like Ramsey Island and Caldey Island.  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 mill gardens.  There are many other beautiful gardens for you to visit including the Garden of Wales and Aberglasney.  Rhododendrons are a wonderful sight in June and Picton Castle's display is breathtaking, while the great glasshouse at the Garden of Wales is amazing, even in Winter.

The River Cych (Welsh for hazel) is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the mill is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.  Each month brings different flowers to the woods, hedgerows and gardens.  Of course, we have taken steps to minimise our impact on this lovely environment.

Sustainable Tourism

The mill has been sympathetically converted into four spacious, fully central heated, self-contained apartments.  It has been home to Sam & Chris Hogarth since 2005 and the comfortable mill apartments are under their personal care and attention.  

Each apartment sleeps 4, so parties of 16 can be accommodated. If there are even more of you, you might like to think about Park Villa as well - it's only 300 yards up a woodland track or a couple of minutes by road, and you can take dogs there (sorry, only guide dogs at the mill).

Each apartment at the mill has a double bedroom with the luxury of a four poster bed, a separate twin bedroom a lounge/diner, kitchen with full sized oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and slim-line dishwasher, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. 

There is plenty of parking at the mill and you can drive right up to the porch to unload. 

 

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This site was last updated Monday, 18 August 2014