Getting ready for Christmas at Dolgoy Cottages

Yes, we said Christmas! We are already well into October, and the festive season will be upon us before we know it.

It’s a magical time of year here at Dolgoy, as we spruce up our cosy cottages with Christmassy decor to welcome our Winter guests. Each cottage also has its own luxury jacuzzi hot tub that’s available to use all year round.

When you’re not snuggled up at your home from home, you will find lots of activities in our local area to get you into the spirit!

Many of these take place in November and early December, so take a look below for inspiration.

Visit the Christmas Fair at Dinefwr

Date: 25th – 27th November, 10.00 am–4.30 pm
Location: Dinefwr Park, Newton House, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT

Dinefwr Park is a beautiful National Trust location situated just 37 miles from Dolgoy Cottages. The historic Newton House is a perfect location for a Christmas Fair, and it’s a great place to begin the festivities!

The house will sparkle with Christmas decorations, and there will be mulled wine and hot chocolate to enjoy while listening to the carol singers, choirs and brass band.

Peruse the stalls to find wonderful gifts for your friends and family, including handmade jewellery, delicious preserves and much more.

When you’re done, why not take a Winter walk in the Deer Park?

Cardigan Castle Christmas Fair

Date: 25th November, 10:00-16:00
Location: Cardigan Castle, Cardigan, SA43 1JA

The annual Christmas Fair at Cardigan Castle is much-loved by the locals and is just 14 miles from Dolgoy Cottages – well worth a trip if you’re looking for special gifts and trinkets for your loved ones; as well as a great excuse to get into the festive spirit!

There will be over 40 craft stalls, plenty of delicious food, and mulled wine!

Christmas Craft Fair at Llanerchaeron

Date: 1st – 3rd December
Location: Ciliau Aeron, near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG

Llanerchaeron is another National Trust treasure that is a must-visit attraction during the lead-up to Christmas. 

Just 13 miles from our dog-friendly holiday cottages in West Wales, it’s a quick trip for an afternoon of festive fun. There will be plenty of stalls selling Christmas gifts and locally sourced food with mulled wine, mince pies and live music to create a festive ambience. 

Once you’ve found the perfect presents, you can explore the property, which will be beautifully decorated, or take a stroll around the estate’s walled gardens, lake and woodlands. 

If you’re feeling creative, why not book a place at a Christmas Wreath Workshop, which runs between the 8th – 10th of December? Hosted by the estate’s Gardener, you can make a beautiful wreath for your front door using natural materials collected from the grounds. Find more information and book here.

Cardigan Giant Lantern Parade 

Date: 8th December, 7 pm.
Location: Cardigan 

Returning for 2023, the Small World Theatre will be creating a wonderful procession of Fantastical Beast-themed lanterns. All happening just a stone’s through away from our holiday cottages near Cardigan Bay.

The Giant Lantern Parade is a key event in Cardigan’s Christmas calendar, bringing hundreds of people together to join in the fun. This year, you will see giant, illuminated lanterns with many handheld lanterns twinkling throughout.

Luxury Cottages Decorated for Christmas

By the end of November, all of our cottages will be decorated for Christmas – perfect for early festivities, celebrating a December birthday, a cosy stay while you’re visiting local friends and family, or if you’re looking for a New Year lodge with a hot tub. 

We only decorated the inside of our cottages to preserve the dark nights – did you know we are in a fantastic stargazing location? December is one of the best months for a hot tub weekend break to enjoy the stars!

Visit our website to explore our luxury holiday cottages and check availability.