Close to Llangrannog beach, Cardigan Bay
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    http://www.underthethatch.co.uk/boat
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    the barn has a room with sofabed, kitchen and shower room
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    inside the barn
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    inside the barn
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    barn kitchen
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    inside the barn
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    inside the barn
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    inside the barn
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    inside the barn
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    view from barn
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    so cosy!
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INFO
Arrival at:
16:00
Depart by:
10:00
Sleeps:
4
Price from:
367.00 (based on two staying)
Price to:
780.30 (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
 
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
  • 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! May 28, 2015 12:28 , Natalie Evans
  • 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 January 27, 2015 17:38
  • 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 January 27, 2015 17:38
  • 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 January 27, 2015 17:37
  • 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 January 27, 2015 17:37
  • 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 January 27, 2015 17:36
  • 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 January 27, 2015 17:36
 
INFORMATION

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

  • 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
  • Situated on farm with superb wildlife habitats and wildflower meadows
  • Breathable sheep's wool insulation in barn, with high levels of insulation used in both units
  • Re-used and recycled furniture and materials
  • Spring water
  • Walks from the doorstep - no need to use a car
  • Re-use of redundant farm building
  • New planting around the barn and boat to attract and support wildlife
  • All natural paint used in the interior
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.
 
 
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