'Sonia' the boat by the sea
Close to Llangrannog beach, Cardigan Bay
Sleeps 4
Key Features
PetsBeach (within walking distance) Farm or Rural location Coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea Young children welcome Open fire / woodburner Gay friendly KeySafe
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Earliest arrival:16:00
Depart by:10:00
Price range:£246 - £599 short stay, £385 - £799 week *
Bedrooms:  three
Separate beds:four
Bed layout:Master Double (ground floor)
Single (ground floor)
Single (ground floor)
Sofabed (double) (ground floor)
Pets:  Pets welcome (max 1 dog)
Prices based on:two guests, 5% for each additional guest
Booking policy:Booking changeovers strictly Monday and Friday only.
Smoking:All our properties are strictly No Smoking.

The Accommodation

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' walk 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.

In Detail

'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


  • 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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Local Area
  • 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
Booking Notes

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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Our Prices *

Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.

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