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Sonia - land-locked boat Sorry but SONIA is undergoing an overhaul - but hopefully will be back ready for you in 2021

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

The Guardian's travel writer Carol Cadwalladr stayed in winter and loved it, read this independent review.

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! 

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
  • 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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