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Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages
Bron Y Felin Living Room
Ty Twt Living Room
View from dog paddock
View from cottage terrace
Dogs in training paddock
Shower and Sauna
Ty Twt shower room
Tessa on Poppit Sands
Dogs running around on Poppit Sands
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Yr Ffald cottage living room
Ty Twt Living Room
Ty Twt bedroom
Cottage Bedroom 2
Bron Y Felin super king bedroom
Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages
7 night(s) from £580
No Size Limits
Seven Award Winning Holiday Cottages next to the sea in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Hot Tub & Sauna. 4 acre dog paddock.Read More
Our seven cottages sleep from 2 to 6 guests. Located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, our location is beautiful & rural. Yet only 15 minutes away is the bustling Cardigan Market Town. So you get the best of both worlds. 15 minutes from our cottage doors you can walk to the National Trust Ceibwr Cove and the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Awarded the best dog friendly cottages by Pembrokeshire Tourism we really are a relaxing get away from it all dog friendly location. Your dog's holiday is just as important to us as yours. You will find everything you need and more at Cwm Connell. We have enclosed and gated patios, a 4 acre enclosed exercise paddock overlooking the sea. Our woodland walk to the sea is perfect for some off lead time. We can provide a dog sitter if you need a day out and you are welcome to leave your dog for up to 3 hours alone at our cottages. We can provide you with extras if you left home without them, we have blankets, beds, leads, bowls, even a doggy hairdryer. We have an allocated dog wash area for muddy and sandy paws. All breeds and size of dog are welcome. If you're not sure just drop us an email or give us a call, we love to talk about Pembrokeshire and all it has to offer dog owners.
Dogfriendly Magazine Review
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Cwm Connell – Ty Twt, Dyfed
Review by: - Hannah Isted
West Wales is the perfect combination of coastal charm and rolling countryside, so we were really excited to find Cwm Connell cottages right in between the two. Our two Chocolate Labradors, Bernie (4) and Tilly (10), love to spend time at the beach so we couldn’t wait to head over there for the week.
Cwm Connell Cottages are award-winning accommodation in Pembrokeshire with stunning views of Cardigan Bay and the beautiful Welsh coastline.
The owners, Emma and Alex, have recently renovated a number of the cottages on site and are set to finish the rest next year. It’s clear plenty of thought and care has gone into the design. We loved the blue sofa and tiles in the bathroom, the log burner is perfect for winter and the bed was the biggest we have ever seen!
Waiting for us inside the cottage were some delicious treats for the dogs, tags to add to their collars during their stay and towels and blankets for those wet and windy walks. Lots of care and thought had gone into the touches around the cottage and we had everything we needed for our stay.
Once we’d unpacked the car we decided to pull on our wellies and head down one of the coastal paths to the beach. Emma had left clear instructions and maps for us to follow for five different local walks to take with the dogs. It’s best to keep them on a lead as there are cows and other wildlife around which we were happy to do. We followed the path down to Ceibwr Bay just as some kayakers were leaving and we had the whole beach to ourselves for the dogs to swim and run around. It was so beautiful being there as the sun was starting to go down and there were plenty of new smells for the dogs to explore. The path was well maintained and we loved walking through the woods on the way back. As we arrived back at Cwm Connell we used the dog wash room to clean off. There were plenty of towels and we put our name down to use the hot tub that week. There are lots of facilities on site including a doggy hair dryer and laundry if you need to do a wash during your stay. There’s even a bin especially for their business!
Our pups were tired after all the fun so we left them in the cottage with permission from Emma for the evening. We use a dog camera on our iPad to check that they are okay but we didn’t need to worry as they slept the entire time we were out. For dinner we chose one of their recommendations, The Ferry Inn. We booked this a few weeks before as it has a beautiful view of the water and we wanted to make sure we had plans for the night we arrived. We both had seafood and it was absolutely delicious. Dogs are very welcome here so if you decide to bring your pups this wouldn’t be a problem.
In the morning we went straight to the enclosed dog walking paddock which was such a useful place that we could let the dogs run around and feel safe. There are benches and logs so you can sit down and enjoy a cup of tea while they play. There’s even a sign you can pop on the front if your dog is nervous. We took the dogs here each morning so they could stretch their legs before a busy day.
We drove a short way into St Dogmaels for the local producer’s market to grab some breakfast and look round the medieval abbey ruins. Dogs are welcome here and there are many lovely places to explore. The stalls were full of brilliant makers so you can pick up food, gifts or even treats for the dogs.
From there we went on to Cardigan which is somewhere we were really looking forward to visiting. The town is very dog friendly and nearly everywhere we visited allowed dogs even the charity shops. We had lunch at Stiwdio 3 which was delicious and very dog friendly too. It’s surprisingly big with a second floor and it goes back quite a way so there is lots of space. They had a good menu and we chose a couple of winter warmers including soup and a baguette. Later in the week we came back to Cardigan to visit the popular Pizzatipi. It was great to get out of the rain and sit around the fire under the cover of the tipi while we enjoyed our pizza (and a glass of wine too). Dogs are also welcome here. That evening we spent some time in the hot tub and enjoyed a relaxing evening at home. There was also a log burner at the cottage so it’s the perfect place to get cosy although it wasn’t quite cold enough on our trip.
The following day we decided to get up and drive straight down to Poppit Sands which was highly recommended by Emma and our dogs would definitely agree!
A word of warning before you head over there. The café ‘Crwst’ doesn’t open until 10am so if you need a coffee to wake you up before a walk, have one before you head over. The beach was beautiful, and our dogs loved a good run around across the sand. There were plenty of other dogs on the beach but it still felt spacious and open so we weren’t on top of each other. This would be a great spot to go sea swimming too if you’re feeling brave!
We spent an hour playing before heading back to Crwst for a drink and some breakfast. The breakfast baps were great, and we had to watch the dogs who were looking for any opportunity to steal one. Luckily, we treated them to a special dog friendly ice cream, even though we visited in September it was still a warm and sunny morning. That day we spent some time at the cottage sitting in the garden reading and enjoying the sunshine before heading out for a walk.
In the evening we visited another recommendation and had a second pizza of the week at The Canteen in Newport. Emma suggested picking it up and heading to the beach with the dogs, which is exactly what we did. If we had an extra day we would have also visited the beach at Newport Sands but it’s one to tick off next time we visit.
We loved our trip to Cwm Connell. The little touches for our dogs made us feel relaxed and at home and the facilities were brilliant. There’s plenty to see and do around the local area with your dogs and great restaurants to visit too. We would highly recommend a stay here and we think Bernie and Tilly would too.
Cwm Connell – Ty Twt, Dyfed, review by Hannah Isted and appears in DogFriendly magazine issue 74. For more information on the DogFriendly magazine visit https://www.dogfriendly.co.uk/magazine
Maria Selefkou Taylor, August 2023
We recently came back from our first stay here.
From point of enquiry to arriving home both Emma and Alex are warm friendly and welcoming, incredibly helpful and naturally put you at ease.
Everything at the cottages has been carefully thought about for you and your pets. And even allow for all the home comforts your dogs might be use to. The dog paddock was a godsend for our 3 weimaraners who need lots of exercise. The dog throws and blankets along with the dog towels were not in short supply and the the dog cleaning area was useful for their muddy paws.
There really is nothing that they haven’t thought about. It is a very safe and secure facility. Not only will your pets will love it but you will to. The beautiful furnishings the locally sourced blankets, the stunning way all of it comes together to make feel very luxurious makes you feel like you are away. You are also guaranteed a great night sleep thanks to the super comfy beds . All in all there is really nothing that I would say is a negative.
Thank you so much for having us. We wiould highly recommend these cottages and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
Mark, Maria and family.
Nina, August 2023
We had a great week with 2dogs in tow. Emma and Alex made us feel very welcome with all you could want for dogs and humans. The paddock was a hit with the dogs, as was being able to do some long walks on the coastal path right from the door. Poppit Sands and Newport Sands are both close and dog friendly and Emma provides handy information about local walks, places to eat and towns.
We also made good use of the hot tub, especially on rainy days!
Penny, November 2021
Lovely place with lovely hosts….we stayed there just 2wks ago and had a lovely time….we did have a small issue but Emma and Alex were on it and tried to sort very quickly. The paddock was perfect for giving the dogs a walk 1st thing and has fabulous sunset views….there are some great walks from the door and the nearby beaches are amazing….it was peaceful and quiet and the dogs had a fantastic time….enjoyed ourselves so much we have booked to go back next year…. Thanks again Emma and Alex
Listing Updated: 10/11/2023
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