For many people, taking a staycation in the UK brings one huge advantage - the opportunity to bring the much-loved family dog on holiday with them.
Dog Friendly Cottages
We are very happy for guests to bring their dogs with them and five of our six cottages are dog friendly, with Maple Cottage remaining our dog-free cottage. We also have an enclosed kennel on site which you can make use of if you like, should you wish to go somewhere for a few hours where you can't take your dog with you.
So, now you're here, what to do? See our Walking in Wild West Wales (how do you like that alliteration?!) blog for some ideas for where to get out for some wonderful fresh air. You can set off right from our gates, or drive just a few minutes to a beach or walking path.
Dog Friendly Beaches
Speaking of beaches, you are spoilt for choice in Pembrokeshire and our neighbouring coastal county of Ceredigion, where long stretches of golden sand stretch into the distance under the stunning coastline of rugged cliffs. Head out for a sunset, you won't find better anywhere on the planet. But we digress... which beaches can you take your dog to, you ask?
Dogs Permitted All Year Round
Ceibwr Bay (10 min drive)
Newport Sands / Parrog Newport (20 min drive)
Aber Fforest (25 min drive)
Cwm Yr Eglwys (25 min drive)
Pen y Cwm (55 min drive)
Poppit Sands (10 min drive)
Mwnt (20 min drive)
Tresaith (20 min drive)
Broad Haven (50 min drive)
Saundersfoot (55 min drive)
For more information, there's a very comprehensive list here.
What Else Can We Do?
There is a wealth of attractions and places to enjoy with your best friend. Here are just some:
Cardigan Castle (5 mins drive)
Penrallt Garden Centre and Café (9 mins)
Cilgerran Castle (11 mins drive)
Dyfed Shire Horse Centre (11 mins drive)
A Bay To Remember dolphin and wildlife watching boat trips in Cardigan Bay (13 mins drive)
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve (14 min drive)
Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age Village and nature trail (15 mins drive)
Internal Fire Museum of Power (18 mins drive)
The National Coracle Centre and Cenarth Flour Mill (18 mins drive)
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (20 mins drive)
Teifi Valley narrow gauge railway (30 mins drive)
Scolton Manor (grounds only) (30 mins drive)
Oakwood Theme Park (45 mins drive)
And after You've Worked up an Appetite?
Well you'll need a dog friendly restaurant. Look no further, we have some wonderful places to eat, right on our doorstep.
Just minutes away are The Ferry Inn, Teifi Waterside and Penrallt Garden Centre (from where you can walk to dog-friendly Ceibwr Bay).
In Newport, there's The Golden Lion or The Castle Inn.
In Nevern there's The Trewern Arms, and The Salutation Inn.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre near Cilgerran (outside only) is lovely.
In Cardigan itself, you will find Pizza Tipi and Crwst.
The Gwbert Hotel has views to die for, head there at sunset!
The Ship Inn, Tresaith, a seaside inn overlooking Tresaith Beach.
So in conclusion, yes do bring your dog with you on your holiday, why should they miss out? After all, there's nothing more wonderful than watching a dog having a marvellous time flying across an endless sandy beach, tongue lolling and ears flying. See you soon!
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