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Observe the unspoilt beauty of the Pembrokeshire coastline in South West Wales and head to the picturesque village of St Dogmaels. Nestled between the striking beachside resort of Poppit Sands and the historic market town of Cardigan, St Dogmaels provides the perfect setting for a family holiday, or a romantic getaway for two.
Spend your days relaxing by the waters edge listening to the tranquil sounds of nature or take a walk around the village and see its ancient sights.
Standing amidst a background of stunning rural beauty, is the ancient ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey. Situated alongside the River Teifi enjoy an afternoon wandering around this prehistoric site and find yourself on a journey back though medieval times. The Abbey, originally constructed in the year 1120, has been cherished by individuals for years and was once the home of ecclesiastical French monks. Through the twelfth and sixteenth centuries construction to the Abbey continued until the closure of it when it was turned into a private mansion. Still popular with tourists today, the historic Coach House is not far from the site and holds numerous exhibitions about life at the Abbey and has a spectacular collection of early Christian stones that were once the ornamental gems of the Abbey interior.
If spending the day here, why not visit the Abbey shop and tea rooms, where you can enjoy a selection of light bites and refreshments all within the peaceful ambience that the site portrays. Y Felin Water Mill is also well worth a visit as it is only a short distance from the Abbey and is the one of only two working mills found in Wales.
If you have an interest in art, take a trip to St Dogmaels Gallery, where you can see a wonderful host of fine art and delicate jewellery. The gallery is mainly dedicated to abstract paintings but also houses a large collection of sculptures and ceramics.
St Dogmaels is also the place to head out on a scenic walk through the winding roads of the coastal landscape, as it is here that the Pembrokeshire coastal path begins and finishes and is a grate way to keep the family entertained. Either grab your bikes and cycle the route or relax and walk at your on pace, taking pleasure in the panoramic views that you can witness from different viewpoints along the way.
After working up an appetite, head over to Bowens Fish and Chip shop to indulge in a mouth watering meal that you can sit and enjoy whilst looking over the blissful waters of the Estuary.
Should you want to venture out of the village, take a trip to the market town of Cardigan, where you can wander the narrow streets and explore the different shops and boutiques. You will also find a range of delightful coffee shops and restaurants here for that special occasion.
The golden sandy beaches of Newport are merely nine miles away and perfect for sunbathing or trying out your favourite water sports.
FBM Holidays will cater for you and the family when you come to visit this spectacular are of Wales, providing you with a four star holiday home in the serene village of Eglwyswen. Hafod is a large detached bungalow with three large bedrooms and comes with breathtaking views of the Preseli Hills. With the property being just 8.5 miles away from the centre of St Dogmaels, an opportunity to visit this magnificent village cannot be missed.
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