Your rural retreat in Wales: 4 Reasons to staycation in Cardigan Bay 

There’s nothing more exciting than booking your annual getaway, and researching the must-visit travel destinations to plan your perfect Summer escape. But why spend hours travelling by plane when there’s an adventure to be found right here in the UK? 

Cardigan Bay, nestled within the stunning Welsh coastline offers the perfect retreat for all types of holidaymakers, without the hassle of long-distance travel. Here are 4 reasons why a staycation at our remote cottages in Wales should make it onto your holiday bucket list this year! 

Explore your own country & stay at our Wales cottages by the sea

It’s easy to overlook the UK’s hidden gems in favour of tropical islands and seaside resorts, but Cardigan Bay proves that picturesque landscapes and tranquil afternoons can be found right on your doorstep.

One day you could be exploring the charming seaside towns and villages, such as Llanggranog and New Quay, and tomorrow you could amble along the beautiful coastal path, spotting dolphins and seals along the quiet coves. The area isn’t short of opportunities to explore!

We also have a wealth of fascinating local history. Visit one of our many ancient historic landmarks, such as Cardigan Castle or St David’s Cathedral. Or if the sun is shining and the skies are clear – which is most days during the Summer months – take a trip down to one of our beautiful and pristine beaches. Feel the sand between your toes and take a dip in the sea, it’s surprisingly warm!

Holiday with your four-legged friends at our luxury dog-friendly cottages in Wales

We all feel that pang of guilt when we drop off our dogs at the kennels and spend the whole holiday hoping they’re okay. The best thing about staycations is that they can be enjoyed by the whole family – even our four-legged friends! 

Cardigan Bay is a fantastic location for dog lovers, with Dolgoy’s pet-friendly cottages being the perfect base from which to explore the area. 

There are plenty of dog-friendly beaches to enjoy – look out for seasonal restrictions for some – with plenty of cafes and pubs to refuel at afterwards.

Our luxury cottages have a dedicated exercise paddock where your dog can run as you enjoy your morning coffee. We also supply tags to keep your dog safe while you’re away from home.

Great for short breaks and recovery holidays

Short breaks and long weekends are becoming a popular choice for many of the UK’s holidaymakers. They provide an easy way to take time out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life without having to take a whole week off work. 

Just a few days at our rural retreat in Wales will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Reconnect with nature as you explore Cardigan Bay’s countryside and coastline. Breathe in the fresh sea air, listen to birdsong that fills the sky, and keep an eye out for the wonderful wildlife that can be spotted across our landscapes. Spot playful bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and an array of magnificent bird species. 

If you need a digital detox or a restful break to recuperate, simply enjoy the pleasures of our luxurious holiday cottages. Sit back and relax in your own private hot tub. Soak up the sun as the bubbles surround you, or take an evening dip and gaze at the stars. 

Prepare a meal using the finest local ingredients from the nearby farm shop, curl up on the comfortable sofas, enjoy a glass of wine in front of the log burner, and retire to your king-size bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Something for every type of holidaymaker

From thrillseekers to relaxation lovers, Cardigan Bay has activities for everyone, no matter how you like to holiday.

If you love the sea, try your hand at one of the many water sports on offer, including surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. 

Outdoor adventurers can explore the stunning landscapes through hiking trails and boat tours. There are many countryside routes to enjoy, hop onto the Ceredigion Coast Path, or enjoy panoramic views of the Bay during a boat trip. 

Foodies will feel right at home with lots of delicious options to choose from – especially when it comes to seafood and pizza! Tafell A Tân pizzeria in Llangrannog is a must! 

There are also award-winning distilleries and mead makers nearby, where you can taste the finest local beverages, such as In The Welsh Wind and Afon Mêl.

Book your trip to Dolgoy Cottages

Our Wales cottages by the sea offer the perfect retreat from which to explore the coastline and countryside of Cardigan Bay. Look out for special offers on your stay at checkout!