"Top 5 Places to Stay in Wales For Walkers" The Guardian 2014
30 Best Great Value Getaways WOMAN and HOME magazine (June 2013)
"Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Pembrokeshire' Guardian Online
"Pembrokeshire...where to stay:" Chris Moss - The Telegraph (Travel) 2014
" retro style with local craftsmanship and contemporary art." Rhiannon Batten
"superb breakfasts" Tripadvisor Review 2016
Helen and Anne (and our whippets Frieda, Marcie and Lily) welcome you to our Bed and Breakfast in St Dogmaels. Oriel Milgi is a place where you can retreat in comfort, after a day spent experiencing everything this beautiful area has to offer. This surprisingly large house is full of character, with its concentric Georgian staircase linking the low-ceilinged slate-floored Cottage-style ground floor with the Georgian-added high-ceilinged bedrooms on the first floor. Staying in the house offers you the opportunity to enjoy the eclectic mix of mid-century and contemporary furnishings and our carefully curated private collection of Welsh and International paintings and ceramics. We offer a relaxed, informal welcome, coupled with high standards and attention to detail.
We are very proud to be named in the Top 10 Guardian Hotels and B&Bs in Pembrokeshire; the Guardian Top 5 Places to Stay in Wales for Walkers; the Telegraph Beach Holiday Guide and Conde Nast Traveller.
We believe it’s the details that make your stay special. With this in mind our 3 bedrooms have 100% pure French linen, beautifully soft and naturally hypoallergenic and the beds are dressed with traditional, antique Welsh wool blankets. All rooms feature contemporary wooden shutters and bespoke, rustic Welsh ash headboards.
Take a boat trip with Bay to Remember or hire a kayak to explore the caves and coastline of Cardigan Bay, home to the largest pod of bottle –nosed dolphins in Europe. Whilst walking the beautiful coastline, look out for basking seals, gannets and choughs
St Dogmaels is the perfect location to explore the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay and the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path. For those interested in ancient history there are even more wonderful walks inland into the Preseli mountains and the home of the Stonehenge Bluestones.
We know part of the pleasure of a holiday is bringing your dog with you. We therefore welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners. North Pembrokeshire is a great place to bring your dog, with many wonderful walks and beautiful dog-friendly beaches.
There is nothing better than locally sourced food and we pride ourselves on the quality of the local produce available in West Wales. Every Tuesday morning St Dogma,els holds its Award Winning Weekly Producers Market selling fresh shellfish and local breads etc. There is plenty of choice to eat out in St Dogmaels, we have three pubs, a café at the Abbey ruins, a fish and chip shopand an excellent village shop, all in easy walking distance of Oriel Milgi, plus we are only a 20 minute walk from the the lovely restaurants and cafés in Cardigan Town.
We are very proud of our popular award-winning breakfast. All breakfasts are freshly-prepared using wonderful local ingredients – this means it may take 15-20 minutes, but we think it’s well worth the wait.
The smoked bacon, eggs and award-winning sausages used in our full Welsh breakfast are from local farms and the laverbread from Carmarthenshire beaches. Options include porridge, a range of cereals or a vegetarian choice of griddled halloumi and home-cooked beans.
You could also try our delicious Oriel Milgi yoghurt pots – creamy Welsh yoghurt with Foxhill Farm jam from the village topped with crunchy granola.
We provide vegan and gluten-free options and specials are often on the menu: locally-caught cold smoked salmon or sewin (sea trout); or when in season in Spring and Autumn locally-caught scallops.
Breakfast is served between 8am & 9am, around one large communal table in the open-plan dining/lounge room.
St Dogmaels (“Llandudoch” in Welsh) is a village in North Pembrokeshire, Wales. The village is situated on the tidal Teifi Estuary and contains the remains of a 12th Century abbey with adjacent museum/gallery, tea room and shop next to the duck pond of Y Felin, one of the few working medieval water mills in Wales.
Shakespeare plays are performed annually in the Abbey ground in August by the Abbey Shakespeare Players, a company containing local actors and professionals.
St Dogmaels is a working village, with a local fishing and farming community. There are three pubs, a Post Office, Bowen’s Fish and Chip shop, small local petrol station and garage and a local shop.
The village is spread around the hillside of the Teifi valley and there are a number of short walks around the village that take in lovely views over the Abbey and river, through woodland and along the river to the Pinog where you can watch the bird life and (if you’re very lucky) you may catch sight of the local otter family.
It is a 20 minute walk into Cardigan and 40 minute walk to Poppit Sands beach. Regular buses run to Cardigan all year round, joined by the Poppit Rocket, part of a network of buses that run the length of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path throughout the summer months.
The house is filled with our personal collection of contemporary paintings, ceramics and prints. Many of these are on display in the communal areas of the house and in each of the three B&B rooms.
Our external gallery 'Y Sied' is available to visit throughout your stay where you can see Anne's paintings and prints.
You can either book here online or if you'd prefer to pay by bank transfer please email or phone directly. We are unable to take card payments or cheques. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at or phone 01239 612556
A 50% deposit is required with your booking