The Boat by the Sea (with barn)

Close to Llangrannog beach, Cardigan Bay
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies

about the property

One of the quirkiest character holiday cottages in the UK! This converted boat sits in a field overlooking Cardigan Bay, with access down to a ‘private’ beach. You get a small barn conversion for your own private facilities; great for summer family holidays.

Named in The Times Top 50 Cottages and No 1 in their Top 10 Quirky Cottages & Beach Houses (2013)

"Kids will love sleeping in this 1950’s pleasure cruiser on the Cardigan Coast. The snug wood-panelled interior is a delight with padded seating (which converts to two single beds for children). A double bed in the front of the boat has a glass dome for stargazing. Cook, eat and wash in a neighbouring building." Liz Bird for The Times

This must be our quirkiest UTT property yet! Land-locked in a little private paddock with lovely views to the sea, this 1950's pleasure launch is a must for landlubbers and would-be sea-faring folks alike - a boat in a field overlooking the sea!

This unspoiled area is little touched by tourism. You have walking and cycling directly on your doorstep, the Ceredigion Coastal path and above you a wooded valley - with all of its incredible flora and fauna and with the opportunity to spot dolphin and seals from the local beaches, which are just fifteen minutes' drive away.One beach (NB steep access) is even closer, just down from the boat and you can often get it to yourself, even on summer days.

Being so close to nature and the wildlife you cannot help but feel a genuine sense of peace and relaxation here within your own very special private paradise. See new gallery here

Privately located with your own kitchen, bathroom, sitting and dining area with a comfy double bed settee in the adjacent converted little barn, this is the ultimate 'boating on dry land' holiday (ie. no sea sickness!). The Guardian stayed in winter and loved it, producing this independent review.

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Wonderful peaceful location. We loved Sonia & electric blanket & roaring log burner kept us warm. Oven didn't work in the barn so owner provided cooked breakfast for free & offered use of her own kitc...

Astral S, 17 April 2017

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good to know

arrival at
16:00
depart by
10:00
guests
4
7 nights from
£377.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£584.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Single (ground floor) and the Single (ground floor) only

facilities at The Boat by the Sea (with barn)

internet
wifi broadband available
general
farm or rural location
young children welcome
activities
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
open fire / woodburner

map - location

in detail

The boat - Now with free wi-fi!

  • Living quarters - is suitable for 2 adults and 2 small Children. Wood burner +electric heating and lighting + two double electrical socket.
  • Bedroom: Cosily situated in the bow of the boat is the large double bed (limited headroom) with large glass dome above for star gazing - curtain across for privacy. Electrical socket - can be used for electric blanket in the winter.
  • Storage cupboard and small dressing room with shelves
  • Cushioned bench seating for 6 people : Two of these can be made up as narrow beds for children (50cms x 184cms and 50cms x163cms) - please be aware of logburner in same room

Newly converted barn:

houses open plan kitchen/dining and living room (with shower room off)

  • Kitchen - comprises of gas oven, grill and 4 ring gas hob, single stainless sink/drainer, fridge, kettle and toaster
  • Electric heating throughout
  • Living area with sofa and views to the sea, table and chairs for inside dining.
  • Separate loo and wash basin
  • Spacious shower room with thermostatic mixer shower, loo, wash basin and heated towel rail
  • There is a sofa bed that can accommodate 2 adults
  • Tall wardrobe /cupboard for storage

Outside:

  • Poop deck on board the boat with bench seating - to sip your Martini (shaken not stirred!) and drink in the views to the sea beyond
  • Set in its own private south-facing paddock, overlooking open fields to the rear - there is also a small lawned area with table and chairs
  • You can explore the myriad cycle routes, extensive network of footpaths and bridleways that start from your doorstep

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customer reviews for The Boat by the Sea (with barn)

Wonderful peaceful location. We loved Sonia & electric blanket & roaring log burner kept us warm. Oven didn't work in the barn so owner provided cooked breakfast for free & offered use of her own kitchen. Hot shower in cosy barn. Lovely walks on Doorstep, would stay again.

- Astral S,
17 April 2017

We had a fabulous stay in 'Sonia' As well as being a truly one off accomodation ,she and her satellite barn provided a cosy,convenient and truly memorable place to holiday.Set within a conservation minded farm and with immediate acess to the coastal and other footpaths threre was really no need to rely on a vehicle for entertainment,which included watching the Cardigan Bay dolpfhins perform off the wonderful loocal beach.,For those in need of more convential entertainment there is a wide range within easy driving range.The host is a an absolute delight and we would definetly book here again

- Mike E,
12 October 2016

'Sonia' is a great place for a holiday, our boys aged 7 and 9 loved setting sail in her! A trek to the 'secret' cove is a must if you are feeling energetic, the effort getting there is worth it when you spot the Cardigan Bay dolphins as we did. Fantastic area with loads of secluded beaches.

- Rebecca P,
12 August 2016

A beautiful and peaceful part of Wales. Sonia was much loved by our children and adults alike. Very quirky and cosy. The additional cottage was very useful and gave a quiet spot while children played aboard Sonia. Direct access to beach and coastline was an added bonus. Easy hosts too. A lovely stay!

- Angela W,
2 April 2016

Our holiday at 'Sonia' was brilliant, what a great property with a great host. We couldnt have asked for better weather too! Will most def return to this part of the world and book again through UTT.

- Sadie N,
14 August 2015

Wow! What a super time we had in "Sonja". The children adored sleeping inside such a lovely boat, and we had many adventures as we "sailed" away to ditant shores! Thank you!

- Joe W,
27 July 2015

We had a lovely lovely weekend straying in Sonia the boat. The boat was lovely and the weather was fabulous! Would definitely recommend.

- Kath R,
1 June 2015

We had a fantastic stay in 'Sonia'! Mallie (6) and Matilda (3) were SO excited to be sleeping in a boat. The barn had all of the facilities we needed and both the barn and boat were very comfy! The nearby beaches were great for the children and the dog and the surrounding areas were beautiful - a really lovely part of the world! The only criticism would be that the barn was further away from the boat than it appeared in the photographs, but we managed toilet trips we'll before bedtime!! We will definitely be back!

- Natalie E,
28 May 2015

We have had a wonderful and relaxing New Year on Sonia the boat. The log fire and electric blanket were amazing. Mandy was a great host. Hannah and Gavin

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27 January 2015

Thank you for a unique family break. Our boys loved the stay on the "pirate boat" and the barn was really practical. Julie and Eric

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27 January 2015

We have had a fantastic time on Sonia the Boat. We could not have asked for a more peaceful and picturesque place to stay. The secret beach down the hill is truly fantastic and probably the best beach we have visited in the UK. Carl, Ruth and Sophia

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27 January 2015

We have had a fantastic time on Sonia the Boat. We could not have asked for a more peaceful and picturesque place to stay. The secret beach down the hill is truly fantastic and probably the best beach we have visited in the UK. Carl, Ruth and Sophia

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27 January 2015

What a wonderful experience we had on Sonia the Boat! 3 days were definitely not long enough and we are already planning a longer visit for next year. Pamela and Joseph

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27 January 2015

We have had such a fun time on Sonia. The children have all loved playing on her and can't wait to come back. Hannah and Chris

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27 January 2015
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