Dolly the Circus Wagon
If you've always dreamed of running away and joining the circus, a stay in Dolly the Circus Wagon will provide the perfect head start!
A self-contained former circus living wagon, built in 1947 and now secluded in lush green grounds near Cardigan Bay, Dolly has been lovingly restored and renovated to provide exceptional accommodation for two...infused with all the fun and creative style of the Greatest Show on Earth!
Dolly's shiny exterior - complete with quirky leaded windows and painted flourishes - provides a taste of the charm that awaits you inside. Surprisingly spacious, cosy and lavishly furnished, you'll discover a light oak-walled parlour equipped with colourful vintage seating, a TV and a writing desk. The sumptuous bedroom features painted mirrors and theatrical drapes while the separate retro kitchen and dining area contains everything you need to whip up a romantic feast for two, complete with an electric oven/grill with hob and a microwave.
An adjacent shepherd's hut houses a clean, modern bathroom, with a gas boiler providing plenty of piping hot water. Here you'll find an oval shower, hand basin and WC, together with a separate dressing room to change into all those top hats and glitzy costumes you're sure to be bringing along! You'll also find a storage area under the wagon with beach and barbecue equipment which is ideal for making the most of your stay.
On sunny days, why not enjoy the private garden in front of Dolly and take in the views of the rolling meadows. Fire up the barbecue as the sun goes down and savour a sizzling supper, followed by toasted marshmallows when the first stars appear in the sky and the coloured lights twinkle in the hedgerow alongside.
Though we know you'll love circus-style living, try not to get too attached to your romantic wagon! There is so much to see and do all around you that it would be a shame to miss out on some local exploring.
Why not begin by taking in your surroundings, complete with enchanting woodland and whispering trees, lush sloping hillsides, a sparkling lake and the historic Ffynnon Fendigaid (Holy Well), an ideal setting for a romantic stroll? Benches dotted around the grounds allow you to stop for a while and luxuriate in truly beautiful valley views, tuneful birdsong and the fresh scents of wild flowers and sea-salted air.
Just ten minutes in the car will lead you down to the scenic sandy beaches of Penbryn and Llangrannog - simply pack a picnic and your favourite book and while away some relaxation time. Or how about a ramble through the seaside villages, cliffs and coves found along Cardigan Bay's invigorating and wildlife-rich Marine Heritage Coast? The Preseli Hills and Cambrian Mountains are also within easy reach for those feeling in a more energetic mood!
In short, if you hanker after the freedom of a bohemian circus life, with plenty of added comfort but without the need to perform in the ring...come and spend some time with Dolly the Circus Wagon and leave feeling refreshed and revived!
Things to note
Dolly can be hired for anything between 2 nights and 2 week periods. No pets, no smoking.
Tried and tested
"Thank you Dolly for a fantastic holiday. We have fallen in love with the shape-shifting Welsh landscape. So much to explore - coastal paths, golden beaches, dolphins and kites. Swimming at Penbryn...gorgeous sunsets...the list goes on. The locals are delightful and the chocolate cake on arrival hit the spot!"
Tina & Mike
"We wanted a quiet, romantic few days away to celebrate our engagement and that's exactly what we got. Dolly exceeded all expectations and truly is a quirky and magical place to stay. Thank you Huw and David xxx"
Rachel & Paul
"What a unique experience! We really enjoyed our quiet and peaceful break. Dolly is wonderful. Great attention to detail and she's restored to her original splendour. Huw and David have thought of everything. What an amazing find. We loved every minute and we were tempted to tow her home!"
Claire & Jim
Region: Near Llangrannog, Ceredigion
Cost (from): £75 per night
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 572
FacilitiesSleeps 2, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, kitchen/diner, cooker, 2 hobs, grill, microwave, fridge, kettle, table, separate Shepherds Hut bathroom, shower, wash basin, WC, dressing area, locker, corner cupboard, storage drawers, parlour, settee, armchair, TV, cupboards, bureau, cabinet, wardrobe, private front garden, picnic table, BBQ, parking for one car.
Dolphin watching, cycling, boat trips, beaches, Cardigan Castle, coastal walks, birdwatching, golf, sailing, steam railway, hiking, art galleries, craft shops, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking, power boating, coasteering, clay shooting, archery.
At a glance
- Restored and renovated self-contained circus living wagon, privately located at Ffynnon Fendigaid within 8 acres of grounds, woodland and countryside, near Cardigan Bay.
- Private parking is available on site.
- Linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are provided. Dolly is equipped with mains electricity and water. A separate shepherd's hut houses bathroom facilities with gas boiler. Heating is included.
- Smoking and pets are not permitted.
- Close to a wide array of walking/cycling routes, beaches, historic sites, shops and attractions. Local amenities are available nearby at Brynhoffnant and Rhydlewis.