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.
'Sonia' 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
- 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
Important note: Access to boat is via a staircase with handrail- climbing down onto the poop deck , then down 4 x steep steps into the living quarters. Therefore it is not suitable for the infirm or people with mobility issues.
One medium well-behaved dog (eg dalmatian size) or two small dogs permitted. Guests are welcome to leave luggage from 11am on day of arrival.
It will also be possible to book a continental breakfast, please contact owner on arrival.
There is a sofabed that can accommodate 2 adults in the converted barn. Please note there is steep descent to private beach not suitable for the infirm or elderly.