Dog Friendly Holidays and Cottages In Pembrokeshire

Dog Friendly Holidays and Cottages In Pembrokeshire

As dog owners ourselves we understand what it’s like to want to take your dog on holiday with you, and better still to have a handy list of all the ideal places to walk, eat, and visit – which will welcome both you AND your dog – when you get there!

To help you with that we’ve put together this handy updated guide.

Firstly we want you to know that we would love to welcome you to stay at Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages. We are very happy for your dog to come on holiday with you, and our dog-friendly cottages are:

Croft House (sleeps 12 + 2 cots) – dogs allowed downstairs only
The Barn (sleeps 7 + cot)
Meadow Cottage (sleeps 5 + cot)
The Stable (sleeps 4 + cot)
The Cartwheel (sleeps 4 + cot)
The Hayloft (sleeps 4)
The Granary (sleeps 3)
We welcome one well-behaved, house-trained dog over the age of 6 months, or 2 miniatures by prior arrangement, and there is a small charge of £5 per night per dog.

[SPECIAL OFFER : If you book any holiday with us between Friday 10th March and Friday 24th March 2017 we will waive the charge for your dog. Please quote “Dog” when booking and it will be deducted.]

What could be nicer than spending the day exploring with your dog, then returning to enjoy full use of our Leisure Complex to relax and unwind. We have the heated indoor swimming pool with sheltered outdoor sun terrace, poolside sauna, gym, and you can also book a massage.

dog friendly cottages

This part of the Pembrokeshire and the Cardigan Bay coast is a fabulous area to come for a relaxing getaway, and there are LOADS of things to do and places to visit with your dog.

Onsite we have a farm path where you can walk your dog safely without needing to go onto the road. We also happen to be situated on the edge of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, so no doubt you will want get out and go exploring, and there are walks galore! You can take your dog on the Coastal Path and many of the local beaches. Alternatively you can enjoy the ancient mossy oak woodland and Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber in Ty Canol Nature Reserve, or step back in time with the quiet lanes, river and steep wooded sides of the Gwaun Valley. If you want more far-reaching views 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 with views out over Newport and Cardigan Bay.

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.

Here’s a list of our local beaches and when they are dog-friendly:

No Dogs Permitted May – September:

  • Mwnt
  • Penbryn
  • Whitesands

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

  • Aberporth
  • Llangranog
  • Tresaith
  • Poppit Sands

Dogs Permitted All Year Round with No Restrictions

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


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

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

Sea Warrior Teifi River Trips

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 holiday


Finally, when you’re out and about with your dog, you will no doubt want to stop off and enjoy some of the fabulous local eateries, cafes and restaurants we have here. This is a list of just some of the venues which will be happy to have your dog:

  • The Golden Lion Pub, Newport
  • The Castle Inn, Newport
  • The Trewern Arms, Nevern
  • The Salutation Inn, Felindre Farchog near Nevern
  • The Old Sailors, Pwllgwaelod (outside only)
  • Ffynnone Arms, Newchapel nr Boncath (beer garden only)
  • The Nag’s Head Inn, Abercych
  • Theatre Mwldan Cafe, Cardigan
  • Welsh Wildlife Centre, Glasshouse Cafe, Cilgerran (outside only)
  • Pendre Art Gallery & Cafe, Cardigan
  • The Grosvenor Hotel (outside only)
  • The White Hart Inn, St Dogmaels
  • The Ferry Inn, St Dogmaels
  • Teifi Netpool Inn, St Dogmaels
  • The Gwbert Hotel & Flat Rock Bistro (outside only)
  • The Ship Inn, Tresaith.

(NB – 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 reassuring 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 options available to you when you’re out and about exploring our beautiful corner of West Wales!

When you stay with us your dog is welcomed with a doggy treat and poo bags. If you forget anything we have a small selection of blankets, old towels, leads and collars you can borrow.

As we have livestock in the fields adjacent to Croft Farm we request that your dog is kept on a lead and all dog-waste is cleared up and disposed of in the designated dog-waste bins we provide.

[SPECIAL OFFER : If you book any holiday with us between Friday 10th March and Friday 24th March 2017 we will waive the charge for your dog. Please quote “Dog” when booking and it will be deducted.]

For more information on our cottages and availability, please do get in touch on 01239 615179. Alternatively you can CLICK HERE to check our online booking system for an overview.

We look forward to seeing you!