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Rose Cottage

St Dogmaels near Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 919028)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely clean cottage."

    It is well maintained and is in an excellent location. It was a lovely gesture and pleasant Easter surprise for the owners to leave us hot cross buns, daffodils and chocolates on the pillows. Our grandson was in his element collecting them all and did share one or two!! We had a lovely stay and am sure we will return sometime. St Dogmaels was a quiet, picturesque place. The staff at the Coach House and White Hart were very welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent in both places. All in all we all had a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "Very conveniently situated right next to the coastal path, great for taking the dog out in the mornings etc."

    A very spacious cottage with ample space for the four of us. Well equipped and tastefully decorated. Cardigan very close by.

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and clean, had everything you need and more, our only negative was the cleaning cupboard under the stairs could have been more organised, with two dogs we had to clean the floors every day."

    Also the courtyard was very small for two dogs, but the area had some great walks along the estuary and on the beach. Supermarket was very well stocked just a few doors away and the Community Pub where they make you very welcome (dogs included). We had amazing food on New Year’s Eve in the Ferry Inn where dogs are also welcome. We had a great time and will definitely be returning to cardigan.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2021

  • "Rose cottage location was fabulous, however damp in the upstairs bedroom meant we couldn’t use it !"

    The whole house is full of nic nacs that really need sorting with Covid it would make the cleaning so much easier as there is stuff shoved in cupboards and drawers everywhere and so the cleaning isn’t as it should be! No wardrobes , if some of the old large furniture was removed it would make space to hang stuff rather then on hooks! We found food left in freezer, recycling bins full from previous guests, very dusty everywhere , dehumidifier was full in the top room we couldn’t use, but our main issue was the en-suite, NO DOOR on it so if you sat on the toilet you were in full view of not just the occupants of the bedroom but also the house across the road! On saying that we had a lovely stay great watching the world go by in the front, everything you need for cooking ( when you finally find what your looking for ), right on the coastal path, The ferry Inn down the road was great atmosphere, location and food, farmers market on the Tuesday worth a visit as was the Farm shop down the road along with lots of other things including the chippy!

    Thank you for your feedback. Everyone has different taste and so the Nic-nacs comment is subjective. The website description matches the property. Regrettably, we are unable to fit wardrobes in the bedrooms so drawers and hanging space has been provided instead, as seen on the website. We have now amended the instructions for waste and recycling to make this clear for future guests. There was a slight damp issue in the top bedroom - which happens with old houses (Rose Cottage is approx 150 years old). The dehumidifier was a temporary measure which should not be required to run on a regular basis. We have changed cleaning provider and ensured they are aware to check and empty the dehumidifier if it has been used on each changeover. The ensuite door was this was unfortunately broken by a guest within the preceding weeks. Due to Covid it was difficult to obtain tradesmen to fit. However, pleased to say this is now fixed. Thank you again for leaving your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdeleAug 2021

  • "If you want to stay in high quality holiday cottage accommodation, then Rose Cottage is for you !"

    From roadside appears small but Tardis like, is a lot bigger inside , where every available inch of space is put to good use. Tastefully furnished and nicely decorated , put simply , we all felt we could live there !!!!!

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2021

  • "It was a lovely property, and the area itself was nice with friendly people in the village."

    Shame that it rained such a lot as otherwise we would have explored the area more.

    Reviewed by BasilMay 2021

  • "Rose Cottage was lovely - well presented and equipped."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2021

  • "Rose Cottage is in a lovely part of Wales in a beautiful little, everyone in the ..."

    Rose Cottage is in a lovely part of Wales in a beautiful little, everyone in the village are friendly and welcoming, the fish and chip shop always as a queue outside and they are really tasty especially the cod - Rose Cottage was spotless on arrival - well equipped with everything you could need, the downstairs is open plan and very spacious- the bedrooms light and airy, a big American fridge freezer to stock up if you want, a wonderful stay and look forward to going back again

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location - out of the way, friendly village but near enough to activities."

    What a pleasure it was to come back to this home from home each night and curl up on the sofas. Wales is simply beautiful and this home put the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by LouisaFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic Cottage with everything you need and more"

    Reviewed by DinoNov 2019

  • "Lovely property, tastefully furnished and decorated."

    Like home from home and spotlessly clean in all areas. It exceeded our expectations - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BethanOct 2019

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    The facilities in this house were fabulous and had everything you could possibly need for everyone from babies to elderly parents. If you came away and forgot anything you could be sure to find it in the house somewhere, so we’ll thought out. Thank you for a great stay. It was a perfect place to stay and enjoy some quality time as a family.

    Reviewed by BlaiseAug 2019

  • "Rose cottage was absolutely beautiful ,what a great place st dogmaels is ,people are so friendly, the area of cardigan have stunning views and fabulous beaches, cant wait to return ."

    Reviewed by SAug 2019

  • "The cottage is fabulous everything you would expect and more."

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage everything you need."

    Just found our bed really hard.poppit sands one of the nicest beaches we've been on.

    Reviewed by TaniaMay 2019

  • "I know its difficult to suit everybody but the mattresses on the beds were very hard, this was something noticed by everybody."

    A dvd player would be a welcome addition but this is only a minor gripe. Otherwise everything was great. Many thanks

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Had a great break in Rose Cottage."

    Facilities were really good for our family of 5 adults, 3 children and one dog with plenty of space for all. The cottage was warm and comfortable and everything had been thought of to make it complete. The sunny front garden was a lovely place to sit and the locals in the village are really friendly. There is a weekly Tuesday market selling home baked bread, cakes etc. and vegetables together with crafts. St. Dogmaels is a real homely village with a riverside walk to the Ferry Inn which has a riverside decked area. There is a small playground in the village for young children too. The chip shop portions were a little small but on the whole the quality was ok but not the best we've had. There is an old water mill that gives guided tours and the ancient Abbey ruins are worth a look. Poppit Sands which has dunes is a short drive. The beach and walks at Mwnt (Nat. Trust) are a good place to spot dolphins and seals. All in all plenty to see and do. Tenby is one hours drive away. Would fully recommend Rose Cottage.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and conveniently located to access the many attractions in the area."

    The High Street may be narrow outside the cottage ( no parking possible ) but any inconvenience is offset by the nearby car park. There are numerous walks to be enjoyed in the area, as well as some beautiful beaches and stunning countryside. It's impossible to take a bad photograph! Cardigan is only 1 mile away with all facilities . Most importantly the local residents were very friendly and welcoming. We would have no hesitation in returning to the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    We've just enjoyed a week's stay in this charming cottage. Everything you need for a comfortable family stay is provided. Everything clean and fresh. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2018

  • "A fabulous cottage well suited for a larger party of guests."

    Everything we needed was there including a vast array of toys which our grandson loved playing with. The kitchen was well stocked with every utensil and pan we could ever need and everything was spotlessly clean throughout. The four bedrooms all beautifully decorated with fresh, crisp linen on the beds and attention to detail was evident in all rooms. Brilliant shower and a huge bath again all spotlessly clean. The owners also left wine and chocolates for my husband as it was a special birthday for him - this was much appreciated. All in all a lovely cottage in a great area very near the beach and some great places to visit nearby . Excellent pubs too. Highly recommend a visit to Rose Cottage.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2018

  • "The cream sofas in the cottage were not comfortable to sit on."

    The majority of the beds were also very hard, which made sleeping a challenge. Beds are easily rectified with a memory foam mattress topper. In the top bedroom there is no blind so light floods in in the morning. What is disappointing is that requests for a blind in there have been in the visitor's book in the lounge for over a year so it doesn't appear that the owners are listening to feedback. The bath was the most amazing bath I have been in. So deep and it fit my 6foot hustband in with room to spare. He never has a bath but was loving this one. Good selection of toys for the bath too although I would recommend the owners bin the squishy ones as they have black bacteria in them. It was grim to have it squirted on to me by my child on the first night. The other toys and books on offer in the lounge were a great addition. The location was really good. There were some lovely walks to do with the dogs and we ventured to Poppit Sands often. Food wise there is a lovely chippy over the road for first night tea. There is an Aldi and Tesco a short drive away. There is a Premier shop 2mins walk up the road for essentials. We also went into Cardigan and ate at Pizza Tipi and El Salsa. Both had a street food vibe but the food was amazing and would highly recommend. Our favourite place to visit was the Shire Horse farm. We got there for 11ish and got to experience everything in about 4 and a half hours. My little boy loved it. All in all we loved our holiday house and whilst I have made suggestions for improvement that is to help with the customer experience.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and was very well catered for all our needs."

    Especially for children I would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by SueJul 2018

  • "Loved the cottage and its facilities and really enjoyed our holiday with my 80 year old parents."

    We had a severely leaking kettle when we arrived but this was dealt very quickly by the owners to which we were very satisfied with. However I didn't find it as clean as it could have been. Underneath the sofas had toe nails, toy cars, lego and a lot of hair therefore clearly hadn't been cleaned before our arrival and should have been checked. I'd really recommend this beautiful cottage as its in a lovely spot, the people are very friendly. 2 lovely pubs that serve food and on the whole a very dog friendly place. The Ferry Inn our favourite for meals and The White Heart just down the road for drinks. Lots of shops in cardigan are dog friendly too. I would have given 4/5 * but cleanliness is the absolute basics for me.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    The cottage was in a perfect location for trips out to Cardigan, Pembrokeshire and Poppit Sands. It had everythign we needed for a comfortable stay, in a beautiful spot. There's a shop just up the road for any essentials and the bus stops right outside the house for anyone wanting a break from driving. There's a pub and a chip shop on the same road and we had a really interesting tour of the local mill which is definitely worth a visit. The rooms were beautiful and everyone noted that they hadn't missed their home comforts while staying there. There was even a pint of milk on arrival! We would definitely stay again and could ahve easily stayed for another week. A great family holiday spot.

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2018

  • "Superb location."

    No hassle parking and reasonable price. Fantastic range oven and gas hob, loved cooking on and in this. The Tuesday produce market was superb. So friendly in the pub down the road, the White Hart. Superb food. Lovely people. Also really friendly and especially dog friendly at the Ferry Inn. Did not eat there but it looked really good. Lovely walks out of the back door. Poppit Sands was superb for dogs to the right. We were blessed with superb weather. The neighbours were lovely and so friendly. Happy to have a chat and pet our dogs. Lovely to sit out in the front garden and watch the world go by.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2018

  • "We had a great family time with 6 adults and 5 children aged 6 and below."

    The house was just right for our needs and is situated in a particularly wonderful part of Wales with great access to beaches and places to walk with children. we were blessed with very good weather which certainly helped.

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2018

  • "Great location in the centre of the village with numerous great walks from the doorstep."

    Side door was a godsend to dry the dog and keep the mess to a minimum. House was very nice with every home comfort. The local pub ( The white hart).was very friendly with excellent food. Overall a great stay, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2018

  • "The owners put essentials in fridge,Heating on toasty when we arrived,The cottage was like the Tardis roomy spacious,Really lovely accommodation."

    Reviewed by SDec 2017

  • "Brilliant!"

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plenty to do and see some lovely walks and the beaches were fab."

    would definitely recommend this area to visit and the cottage was in an ideal location. lovely cottage and provided everything needed.

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2017

  • "The gorgeous cottage it had everything you could think of even a pint of Milk and bar of chocolate wating for us."

    Brilliant location in a very pretty village within walking distance of pubs beach shops at Cardigan loved it.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2017

  • "Beautiful and homely cottage!"

    We all felt at home, warm and had plenty of space for the eight of us. The location is on one of my favourite parts of Wales, with plenty to do in the area, I loved being able to walk in to Cardigan and poppit sands.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2017

  • "Wow what a wonderful find this cottage was like a 5 star hotel with everything ..."

    Wow what a wonderful find this cottage was like a 5 star hotel with everything you could need, we absolutely loved it and well placed for Abbey,Poppit Sands Cardigan and many more places

    Reviewed by EdwardFeb 2017

  • "Standard of cleanliness was excellent ."

    The cottage was home from home . Kitchen so well equipped . Beds were so comfy . We all loved it .

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double, 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility/boot room with basin
  • Exterior open shower.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Range cooker with two electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Cot, highchair, stairgates, baby bath and baby changing mats
  • Load/unload outside cottage only
  • Parking available in High Street car park 30 yards from cottage at £5 per day or £25 per week
  • Front enclosed garden with furniture
  • Rear courtyard garden with furniture and outdoor shower
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and riverside restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Beach 1.5 miles.

The property

Drive into the pretty coastal village of St Dogmaels and spot your end-terrace holiday cottage with its delightful front garden where you can sit awhile with a cup of tea and watch the world slowly go by or chat to the friendly locals.

Stepping into the glorious open plan living area you will be charmingly surprised at the space and high standard in front of you.

The cosy sitting area, the large dining table and the superbly-equipped kitchen all lends itself to being the hub of your holiday home, where great times will be spent together catching up and planning days out after family meals.

If you are looking for some quiet time, the wonderful bedrooms offer exquisite surroundings with comfortable beds, beautiful furnishings and the lovingly thought of extra touches will add to your delight in your room.

With one en-suite, a 4-piece family bathroom and a cloakroom, a boot room/utility room with a separate sink as well as a most useful outside shower, the facilities are perfect for the larger family holiday.

Set right next to a pathway access, within 50 yards of the world-famous coast path and a well-equipped children’s park, you can stroll directly from the cottage to play with the younger ones in your group or soak up scenic views and maybe walk to the sandy Poppit Sands beach.

In the village you can see a working mill and enjoy locally made foods, visit the local produce market or venture a mile to Cardigan where its magnificent castle has been restored to its former glory, a shopping trip will be a treat with small unique shops, an antiques market and much more.

Book a boat trip to spot dolphins or visit Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort or the Welsh Wildlife Centre.

Whatever you do on your days out, you will be only too pleased to return to Rose Cottage, wash off any sand and gather round the table for a meal before sitting down to relax together.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Cardigan 1 mile.

St Dogmaels is an ancient and tranquil village nestling peacefully around its ruined abbey at the mouth of the River Teifi on the totally unspoiled west Wales coast. One of its attractions is Y Felin, one of only two working watermills in Wales and retains the machinery installed in 1820. It is thought the mill was originally built by the monks of St Dogmaels' 12th century Abbey. The miller shows how the mill works and bread, flour and cakes can be purchased from the mill or you can enjoy tea and cakes and light lunches in the Coach House Café nearby. An award winning local produce market is held here every Tuesday and is well worth a visit. The village has a pub, a fish & chip shop, a Post Office, a cafe and a small museum at the abbey. There is also a pretty green and a millpond with ducks. Cardigan, a delightful ancient market town, is just over a mile away. This ancient town sits on the estuary of the River Teifi at the base of Cardigan Bay. Its unspoilt townscape and rich heritage provide a nostalgic backdrop to a thriving culture of arts and crafts, events and music festivals. Nearby is the wonderful Poppit Sands where you can relax on sunny days or enjoy invigorating walks in the cooler months, as well as exploring the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. St Dogmaels is the start or finish of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path from St Dogmaels to Amroth. Visit Castell Henllys, the Iron Age Fort where everyone is encouraged to learn the ancient way of living, or visit the wonderful Shire Horse Farm to see how farming was before tractors. The Cardigan Bay dolphins can be seen off the bay on a regular basis and more active pursuits can be found at Cardigan Bay Active, including surfing, wildlife trips or coasteering. With scenic coastal, riverside and countryside walks and an array of other beaches and attractions all close by, this is a perfect holiday location all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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