Luxury Coastal Cottages in West Wales

Our four coastal holiday cottages in Wales truly have the best of both worlds. Nestled in the secluded countryside, while being just a mile away from the coast as the crow flies – you can even see the horizon from our gates. 

There is no feeling quite like spending time near the coast. The fresh sea air energises your body and mind, the rolling waves bring a sense of calm, and the golden sand between your toes makes you feel at one with nature. 

The peace and tranquillity of our picturesque coastline is the perfect location to reconnect with your favourite people during a luxury adults-only holiday in the UK. Each of our cottages boasts its own private hot tub and a range of contemporary amenities to help you unwind after a day of exploring. We are also dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure. 

Wander the Ceredigion Coastal Path

Coastal walks offer some of the best views in Wales. You can expect to see sandy shores, hidden coves, colourful clifftop flowers, and an abundance of wildlife and local history.

The Ceredigion Coast Path is no different. This 60-mile stretch is just part of the much larger Wales Coast Path but is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and nature found along the route, including grey seals and bottlenose dolphins. It is one of the many reasons people choose to visit this special corner of the world.

We recommend walking the stretch between Llangrannog and New Quay. This segment of the route is said to be the most spectacular part of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Covering around 9 miles of scenic landscape, including the legendary Carreg Bica, Ynys Lochtyn, and panoramic views of Cardigan Bay.

From our cottages, you are only a short distance from the Ceredigion Coastal Path – we’re just a mile away as the crow flies. Amble through the quaint country lanes until you reach one of the many start points. There are also circular walks that include stretches of the coastal path and a chance to see other towns and beaches including, Penbryn, Tresaith, Aberporth, Aberaeron, Mwnt, Cwm Soden and more. Find inspiration here

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Explore our beautiful beaches and hidden coves

Our coastal holiday cottages are located near some of the finest beaches in West Wales, and many are dog-friendly too!

Cardigan Bay is renowned for its long, sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Feel the sand between your toes and take a refreshing dip in the sea. You can also explore the many hidden coves along the Bay for some peace and quiet, or take in the wonders of the local waterfalls.

Our coastline is also the perfect location to simply sit back, relax and watch the world go by. Find a comfortable spot on the beach to read your favourite book or listen to a much-loved podcast – there’s no better place to experience the UK’s summer sunshine.

Many of our beaches also have nearby pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy the beautiful views with a delicious meal or a quiet drink. Here’s a few of our favourite things to do in the local area:

  • Visit Tresaith village – stroll down to the sandy beach with shallow rockpools and an impressive waterfall. The village has a shop, cafe and pub, with the latter having wonderful views of the beach.
  • Discover local history at Cwmtydu – this area has an industrial heritage, and you can visit the old lime kiln that has been restored in recent years. A freshwater stream provides a lovely spot for the dogs to paddle and splash. There are often grey seal pups residing here in Autumn, so be careful if you visit.
  • Spend the day at New Quay – a picturesque town with lots of places to grab a bite to eat. The beach here is dog-friendly and it’s also a great location to begin a boat trip along the coast – read more on this below!

We have listed some of our favourite locations below, or visit our Friends of Dolgoy Cottages page for more inspiration.


Llangrannog is a sandy, Blue Flag beach that has something for everyone. Find a comfy spot along the golden shores to read a book, or watch the world go by from the local pubs and cafes that offer wonderful views of the beach.

For those who like adventure, it is a popular beach for surfing, and there is also a variety of walks to do nearby with stunning views of the coastline.

This beach is dog-friendly all year round but has restrictions in some areas between 1st May – 30th September.


Penbryn is an award-winning National Trust beach. From the car park at Llanborth Farm, you can meander through a shady, wooded valley, which is filled with beautiful flowers and wildlife. Follow the pathway which leads you straight onto the sandy beach. 

There is a cave on the right-hand side of the beach which you can see and explore during low tide – but there is no other way out, so check the tide tables before you begin your adventure. This beach is dog-friendly all year round but has restrictions in some areas between 1st May – 30th September.


Mwnt is a spectacular National Trust beach, and a haven for the local wildlife, including seals and dolphins. It is also a religious site and is home to the Church of the Holy Cross (Eglwys y Grog), which dates as far back as the 14th Century. There is also a small cafe and shop open between February and October. Please note, dogs are not allowed on this beach between May and September.

Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands sits at the mouth of Teifi Estuary and is surrounded by rolling dunes. It’s the perfect location for relaxing on the beach and spotting wildlife. Poppit is also a dark sky discovery site, so well worth a visit for stargazers. Dogs are not allowed on the Western end of the beach between May and September.

After your visit, why not take a little trip to St Dogmeals which has a historic Abbey to explore, as well as pubs and eateries?

Take a look at our Things to Do page for more inspiration! 

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Take a boat trip to spot bottlenose dolphins

Our local boat trips offer an alternative way to explore the coastline. Experience panoramic views of Cardigan Bay and see what wildlife you can spot along the way. Did you know the Bay is home to the UK’s largest population of bottlenose dolphins?

You may also have the opportunity to see the charismatic Atlantic Grey Seals, the sometimes shy Habour Poporposes, and plenty of magnificent sea birds such as Razorbills and Guillemots. 

There is a selection of reputable businesses in Cardigan Bay offering a range of boat trips. Take a look at A Bay to Remember in Cardigan and New Quay Boat Trips. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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Relax at our coastal lodges with hot tubs

Our cottages feel a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, offering a peaceful rural retreat for those seeking a space to unwind and relax. After a day exploring the coast, your luxurious private hot tub awaits you, put your feet up as the embers of the log burner dance and glow, and retire to your king-size bed for a comfortable night’s sleep.