Former Soldier Soldier star Jerome Flynn is starting work on his dream of a setting up a sanctuary at a north Pembrokeshire beauty spot.

The actor has taken over his family’s Llanrhian guest house Trevaccoon, and has taken a career break to create a place for people to enjoy the benefits of the area’s peaceful surroundings.

Speaking on a video website, the 45-year-old describes Trevaccoon as a “big pink house looking out to Ireland”.

He added: “I’ve had this dream probably all my life, but consciously from when I was a teenager, to create a place where people can come and be held in a sacred energy of love.”

“People can come and heal and find their own creativity and their own love inside themselves.”

Speaking about the large Georgian house on his website, Mr Flynn said: “It has lots of outbuildings and huge potential for something very beautiful.

“That is really connected to why I’m not acting or singing at the moment, because my energy needs to be here. I want it to be a place that people can come to heal their hearts, minds and bodies, a sanctuary for souls returning home, in the harshness of these times.”

He added: “But this is early stages and I’ve literally just got in, so the baby needs time to grow naturally with a lot of the right sort of love and attention.”

The actor is best known for his role as Corporal Paddy Garvey in the ITV series Soldier Soldier, where he starred alongside Robson Green.

The pair had three UK number one hits as Robson and Jerome in the 1990s.