Dolly


Dolly

Ceredigion (View on a map )

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2 Guests

1 Bedroom

No Dogs

No Wifi

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The beautiful Dolly, a runaway circus girl, has been lovingly restored into a romantic couples' retreat just 2.5 miles from the spectacular Cardigan Bay coast. The authentic wagon still radiates a real sense of charm and mystique from her colourful working days. A real show stopper in her own right, she is a former home of a fortune teller and a family of travelling acrobats. Only snippets of her many adventures are known since her 1940s inception, but this only adds to the intrigue and imagination of this majestic creation.  


After many years on the road, Dolly was saved from degradation by her present owners and beautifully transformed into her current state. Despite the inclusion of a few modern-day luxuries, she still holds true to her roots with genuine artefacts and memorabilia illuminating her precious interior. Guests can indulge in snuggly soft beds, a functional kitchen, and their own luxury bathroom hut next door; everything one would need for a self-catering escape. The interior is well-insulated and remarkably spacious, creating a warm and homely space to relax and unwind.


Nestled quietly in her own private garden, this quaint wagon forms part of a lovely Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Cardigan Bay, where she receives all the love and attention of a luxury hotel. Guests will find a clean and comfortable space and are welcomed to explore the beautiful 8-acre grounds at their pleasure. Amble along the country paths to the little lake and sit on one of the purpose-built benches for some wonderful countryside views and a real sense of peace and tranquillity. If you're quiet and attentive, you'll spot an abundance of native wildlife scurrying or swooping by, with anything from red kites to sparrowhawks, perfectly exemplifying the rich biodiversity of the area.


Only 2.5 miles from the Ceredigion Heritage Coast, Dolly is only a short drive from several golden, sandy, blue flag beaches and breathtaking coastal walks. Boat trips can be arranged, from nearby picturesque Newquay, to see the famous Cardigan Bay dolphins. What's more, the magnificently rugged Preseli Hills and Cambrian Mountains are also within easy reach, offering a great opportunity to explore some of the UK's best-preserved natural splendours.  


Dolly is for lovers of adventure, she is for dreamers and romantics, and she is bound to capture your heart.


Check-in - 4pm / Check -out - 10am    

  • Sleeping arrangements

    Cosy double bed (bed linen provided, up for your arrival, towels provided - not for beach use).

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Next, to the wagon, you will find the self-contained bathroom hut with a curved shower cubicle, WC and wash basin with hot running water.

  • Cooking Facilities

    In the kitchen, you will find a full complement of facilities including an oven with twin hob, grill, microwave and a fridge with small freezer compartment.

  • Internet Access

    There is no internet access in this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Electric heating and lighting.

  • Child Policy

    2 adults only

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Gravel patio and grassed area with table chairs and loungers, BBQ for al fresco dining surrounded by twinkling lights at dusk.

  • Parking Information

    Parking for one car next to the wagon.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 16: and check out by 10:

Furnished with oak panelling, colourful hues and leaded light bay windows, this half-timbered home creates a warming welcome.


Follow the steps up into the kitchen and find a full complement of facilities including an oven with twin hob, grill, microwave and a fridge with small freezer compartment.

The main living area has the original cast iron stove, which now acts as a decorative focal point, while you will also find a comfy sofa, armchair, wall mounted TV and shelves packed with interesting artefacts. There is also a small dining table with two chairs.


The cosy bedroom contains a lovely double bed, plus an accompaniment of colour cushions and throws all snuggly packed into the well-designed space. Drawers, a locker and a corner cupboard offer a variety of storage options.


The bed is made up with fresh linen and towels are provided (not for beach use).

Next to the wagon you will find the self-contained bathroom hut with a curved shower cubicle, WC and wash basin with hot running water.


Outside there is a private gravel patio and grassed area with table and chairs and loungers, plus a barbecue for al fresco dining surrounded by twinkling lights at dusk.

Guests are free to explore the gardens, paddocks and woodland, with mown paths meandering through the grounds. Keep an eye out for the plethora of wildlife as well as streams, a small lake and historic, holy well.

There is parking for one car next to the wagon.

Restaurants

 

Falcondale Mansion Hotel

On the outskirts of Lampeter, this Hotel and Restaurant is set in its own lovely grounds in a gently sloping valley. Great food and a fantastic welcome. Sunday lunch is very good value at around £25 per head. Dinner also available.  Reservation needed Tel - 01570 422910


The Cellar (Y Selar)

On the Corner of the inner harbour at Aberaeron is the Cellar Restaurant….not really a cellar, more a semi-cellar really. Great food from Chef Dan, friendly atmosphere and great hosts! Good for lunch and dinner. Tel -01545 574666


The Harbourmaster Aberaeron

On the harbour at Aberaeron, and a very good standard of food…ideal for Sunday Lunch and evening meals. They also serve meals in the Bar (cheaper and more atmosphere). A tad pricey...

Reservations essential as always booked up. £20+ per head for lunch. Tel - 01545 570755


Little Italy 51 North Parade Aberystwyth

Opposite Harry's Hotel this little gem has bags of atmosphere and very good Italian cuisine. Lunch is very reasonably priced and wine is good too!  Tel- 01970 625707


Royal India Boat Restaurant, Cardigan Quay

Situated on a former cargo boat at the end of the Quay at Cardigan this quirky Indian Restaurant has both Indian and Thai dishes.  Book ahead for evening meals to avoid disappointment. Tel -01239 621444


Yasmins, Newcastle Emlyn

An exceptional Indian restaurant with homegrown ingredients in the centre of the town (Sycamore Street) SA38 9AJ Tel- 01239711681


New Inn, Brynhoffnant - Sunday Carvery

The New Inn, Brynhoffnant (just down the hill past the filling station towards Aberystwyth, is a no-nonsense good feed with locally produced meat and a sweet list as long as your arm. This is a very popular Sunday Lunch venue. Book as soon as you can! Tel-  01239 654285


La Calabria, Penrhiwpal

This is our nearest Italian Restaurant set up by a local Italian family in the middle of farmland, 3 miles east of us. The food is excellent and their service is friendly and efficient. Go just for some pasta and a homemade ice cream or a full 3-course meal.

Open Tuesday to Saturday Tel - 01239 851101


Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn

Picture postcard village inland from Aberystwyth has this smart and friendly pub with good food and reasonable prices. Tel - 01974 261275


The Nags head, Abercych. Tel - 01239 841200. Very good Gastropub food and a waterfall to visit as well.

 

Pubs which do food in the immediate area:

 

The Ship, Llangrannog  Tel -01239 654510 (Serves food up to 9 pm)

Now a refurbished interior and Gastro aspirations!



The Pentre Arms, Llangrannog

Specialises in locally caught fish simply prepared. Just turn up early for the fish! Very honest food in a local no-frills environment. Eat in Bar or Restaurant. Good sunsets!

Best to book Tel - 01974 261275 or 01239 654345


Local Attractions and Activities in the area

 

Beaches:

Penbryn NT

Llangrannog

Tresaith

Aberporth

Mwnt NT

Poppit Sands

New quay

Cwmtydu

 

Castles:

Cardigan Castle

Cilgerran Castle

 

Museums and Art Galleries:

National Woollen Museum
National Library of Wales (Art Gallery and books)
Centre for Alternative Technology
Museum of Internal Fire
Aberystwyth Arts Centre (3 art galleries and Theatre/Cinema/Concert Hall)
Sculpture Heaven (garden with sculptures and workshop/shop)

Outdoors:

Tregaron Wildlife reserve

Cardigan Wildlife Centre

Devils Bridge Falls

Cenarth Falls

Ceredigion Coastal Path

Cardigan Island Coastal farm park

18th Century Silver Mines

Llanerchaeron Estate and house NT

Preserved Railways

Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge  steam railway

Gwili Steam Railway

Teifi Valley Miniature Railway

Golf

Penrhos Park

Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Course

Cardigan Golf Club

Outdoor Adventure

Cardigan Bay Active

 

South Cardigan Bay

  • The South Cardigan Bay coastline and the North Pembrokeshire coast offer some of the finest unspoilt scenery in Britain.

Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path near Llangrannog and Penbryn

  • 60 miles of delightful coastal path linking towns & villages with spectacular scenery, wild flowers, seabirds and a wealth of wildlife along the way.

New Quay Boat Trips & St Dogmaels Abbey

  • A highlight of a holiday on Cardigan Bay is a boat trip to see the resident schools of porpoise.
  • St Dogmaels Abbey in Cardigan was founded by Tiron monks in 1115 and elevated to Abbey status in 1120

Cenarth Village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  • The picturesque and historic village with spectacular falls, cascading water and leaping salmon right in the heart of the village. The National Coracle Centre is a museum and workshop dedicated to coracles from around the world. For ultimate pampering Coracles, Health and Country Club welcomes visitors to enjoy 'pay as you go' facilities.

Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve near Cardigan

  • Bird Watching at the Teifi Marshes Reserve is a wonderful experience. Stroll around a one and a half hour circular route which includes six hides from which to observe many birds. There are water buffalo and otters too. Remember your camera.

Cliff Hotel Golf & Restaurant with views over Poppit Sands

  • Enjoy a round of golf in Gwbert at the Cliff Hotel fine 9 hole course with spectacular views. Finish off your morning with an a la carte lunch served in the hotel's restaurant. You can expect delicious food made with fresh local ingredients. The menu might include crab, hot buttered lobster, Welsh lamb cutlets and Sunday roasts. Breakfast is also served for early birds between 8.30 and 9.30. Eat inside or out.

Nevern River Fishing & Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort

  • Try a spot of fishing on the Nevern, a mixed fishery with sewin (sea trout) from May to early September and brown trout all year. The Nevern AA controls 6 miles of some of the best fishing. Buy your tickets and a pint at the Trewern Arms Nevern or at Y Siop Llyfrau Newport.
  • Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort is a reconstructed fort with structures built on original foundations including a thatched roundhouse. The fort is the focus of an ongoing archaeological excavation in a beautiful woodland location. There are regular activities and events designed to educate and entertain. Ideal for families.

Teifi Valley Railway

  • Pay once and ride all day on the narrow gauge Teifi Valley Railway. Board at Henllan between Carmarthen and Cardigan.

Hurstead Antiques, The Patio Restaurant, Llangrannog, and The Plwmp Tart, Penbryn

  • The magpies in your party might enjoy browsing Hurstand House Antiques in Aberporth. A small but well-stocked shop with Staffordshire ware, lustre jugs, silver, china and more.
  • The Patio (seasonal restaurant) in Llangrannog serves light meals and a wonderful selection of homemade ice creams.
  • Also the Plwmp Tart (seasonal café) with home cooked food varies daily above Penbryn Beach

Ultra Comedia Delicatessen, Cardigan Market

  • A fabulous delicatessen located in Cardigan Market specialising in Welsh, Spanish & French produce. Stock up with gastro goodies. Take away food is available between 12 pm & 2 pm

The Teifi Valley

  • Explore bustling market towns like Newcastle Emlyn, and historic monuments such as Cilgerran Castle, along the Teifi Valley and try a spot of fishing in the trout, salmon and sewin rich waters of the river.

Cambrian Mountains

  • Discover one of the UK's remaining most beautiful and remote areas of wild undulating moorlands, lakes and lofty mountains.

The Teifi Trail

  • The Teifi Trail is a sequence of walks being developed following the beautifully scenic Teifi river from the estuary to its source.
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