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Dog-Friendly Holidays at Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Dog-Friendly Holidays at Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages 

As dog-owners ourselves, we understand how important it is to be able to take the canine members of the family with you when you have a holiday, which is why we welcome well behaved dogs* in seven of our ten luxury self-catering cottages. (*1 large/medium dog, or 2 small dogs. Or 2 large/medium or 1 large and 2 small in Croft House and The Barn).

With fantastic beaches and walks aplenty on our doorstep, we know you won’t want to be wondering whether your dog is pining for you left behind at the boarding kennel, when he could be enjoying new adventures romping by your side instead!

Our Selection Of Dog-Friendly Cottages

Our dog-friendly cottages cater for a range of different group sizes, and there is a small charge of £5 per night per large/medium dog, or per 2 miniatures:

Croft House: sleeps 12 + 2 infants in cots, in 6 bedrooms, with a sole-use garden hot tub. (Dogs allowed downstairs only.)
The Barn: sleeps 7 + 1 infant in a cot, in 3 bedrooms, with a sole-use garden hot tub.
Meadow Cottage: sleeps 5 + 1 infant in a cot, in 3 bedrooms, with a sole-use garden hot tub.
The Stable: sleeps 4 + 1 infant in a cot, in 2 bedrooms.
The Cartwheel: sleeps 4 + 1 infant in a cot, in 2 bedrooms, with use of a shared garden hot tub.
The Hayloft: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with use of a shared garden hot tub.
The Granary: sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms.

For more information on our availability and prices please click on Look & Book, or call us on 01239 615179 and we’d be happy to help you with your booking.

We provide poop bags, and some dog-snacks upon your arrival, as well as delicious treats for the humans too. Muddy and sandy dogs (the sign of a walk enjoyed!) can be rinsed down in our outside sink, or with various taps with hoses we have on site, and we can also provide dog towels and blankets on request.

On site we have a path through our small farm where you can exercise your dog on a lead, and access to a secure grassy paddock where you can exercise your dog off the lead.

We are located on the edge of the world renowned Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, so there are coast and country walks to suit all abilities. You can take your dog on the Coastal Path and many of the local beaches (see below for more details about beaches.) Inland you can enjoy the ancient mossy oak woodland and Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber of Ty Canol Nature Reserve, or step back in time with the quiet lanes, river and steep wooded sides of the Gwaun Valley. For far-reaching views across Cardigan Bay you can walk the Golden Way along the spine of the Preseli hills, as well as many shorter walks in the Preselis – for example up to the summit of Carn Ingli, where you might be lucky to see our native Welsh Mountain Ponies.

Sparky and Andy enjoying the view over Newport from Carn Ingli

Even though some of the West Wales beaches are closed to dogs during the summer season, there are still plenty of beaches which remain open to dogs.

Dog-Friendly Beaches 

Here’s a list of our local beaches and when you can take your dogs on them:

Dogs Permitted All Year Round with No Restrictions

  • Ceibwr Bay
  • Newport (Main beach and the Parrog)
  • Aber Rhigian
  • Aber Fforest
  • Cwm Yr Eglwys
  • Pwllgwaelod

Dogs Permitted All Year Round but restricted to only part of the beach from May – September:

  • Aberporth
  • Llangranog
  • Tresaith
  • Poppit Sands

No Dogs Permitted May – September:

  • Mwnt
  • Penbryn
  • Whitesands

We have walks aplenty to enjoy with your dog

Dog-Friendly Local Attractions

There are also many different local attractions and places to visit which will happily welcome you with your well behaved dog on a lead. Here’s a list of a selection of some of our favourites:

  • Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
  • A Bay To Remember dolphin & wildlife watching boat trips in Cardigan Bay
  • The National Coracle Centre & Cenarth Flour Mill
  • Teifi Valley narrow gauge Railway
  • Cilgerran Castle
  • Pembroke Castle
  • Welsh Wildlife Centre, Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve
  • Castell Henllys Iron reconstructed Iron Age Village & nature trail
  • Internal Fire Museum of Power (combustion engines)
  • Dyfed Shire Horse Centre
  • Scolton Manor (in the park)
  • Caldey Island
  • Penrallt Garden Centre/Nursery and Cafe

 

Dog-Friendly Pubs, Cafes and Eateries

Here in West Wales we are increasingly becoming recognised as a foodie destination, and we have a fantastic selection of local eateries, cafes and restaurants which will be happy to welcome your dog with you, including:

  • The Golden Lion Pub, Newport
  • The Castle Inn, Newport
  • The Trewern Arms, Nevern
  • The Salutation Inn, Felindre Farchog near Nevern
  • Welsh Wildlife Centre, Glasshouse Cafe, Cilgerran (outside only)
  • The White Hart Inn, St Dogmaels
  • The Ferry Inn, St Dogmaels
  • Teifi Netpool Inn, St Dogmaels
  • Penrallt Garden Centre, Moylegrove
  • Pizza Tipi, Cardigan Quay
  • Crwst, Cardigan
  • Bara Menyn, Cardigan
  • Stwdio 3, Cardigan
  • The Ship Inn, Tresaith.

The Castle Inn, Newport, celebrate their canine ‘customer of the day’!

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/CastleInnPembs/

(Some of these pubs allow dogs only in the bar area, but in those instances you can eat in the bar area)

This list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope it goes some way to showing you that both you AND your dog will be made very welcome on a holiday here with us at Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages – with plenty of dog-friendly options available to you for when you’re out and about exploring our beautiful corner of Wales!

For more information on our availability and prices please click on Look & Book, or call us on 01239 615179 and we’d be happy to help you with your booking.