• Lounge

    "a realm of seacoast and sky" - National Geographic

  • Beach

    "No2 Coastal Destination - National Geographic 2010

  • St Dogmaels Abbey

    "Top 5 Places to Stay in Wales For Walkers" The Guardian 2014

  • Mwnt

    "an ideal place to spot dolphins" National Trust

The Wales Way, Cardigan.


Set in the medieval estuary village of St Dogmaels our small B&B is a 25 minute walk from the centre of Cardiganand is the perfect spot to break the journey on the The Wales Way:

Saints and sea views – St Davids to Aberystwyth route

Explore St Dogmaels ruined 12th Century medieval Abbey ruins, the carved prehistoric bluestones and ogham stones, the working water mill and dolmen stone 'Carreg Ateb.' Before heading into Cardigan to look round the newly refurbished castle or watch the dolphins from the beach at Mwnt.

'Driving routes to see the beauty of Wales through the windscreen'- The Telegraph


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. READ REVIEWS>

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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.


St Dogmaels & Cardigan

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 (pictured above) 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 Castle 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.




For information on how to reach Oriel Milgi by car, foot or public transport please click here to link to our 'Directions' page



pentre ifanAncient stones and sites

Carreg Ateb
A collapsed dolmen bluestone on the banks of the River Teifi in St Dogmaels. Translation means 'Answer Stone' because when you stand on it you get the most perfect echo across the river.
(Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)

The 'Segranus' stone
Can be seen inside (at the back) of St Thomas' Church - next to the Abbey, the stone has Ogham and Latin inscription that provided the key to deciphering this ancient Irish language.
(Only a 3 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)


St Dogmaels Suncross (pictured above)
One of the finest examples of a sunwheel cross, carved into Preseli bluestone on display in the Coach House, Heritage Centre, St Dogmaels.

(Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)


St Dogmaels Abbey
12th Century Tironese Abbey ruins (Free entry)

(Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)



St Dogmaels Coach House Heritage Centre
Artifacts from the abbey and prehistoric stones found in the village. (Free entry)

(Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)


Y Felin Watermill
One of the last working water mills in Wales producing traditional stoneground flour and offering guided tours.
A large selection of flours and local produce is available from the mill shop. (Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)



St Dogmaels is the perfect location to explore the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay and the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Cardigan Bay has the largest amount of Bottlenose dolphins in europe and you can't get a better place to watch them, than from the exquisit setting of Mwnt. Only a 20 minute drive from Oriel Milgi or you can walk via Cardigan and on to the Mwnt beach from our B&B and back in about 4 1/2 hours.

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Pwyll y Wrach

One of our favourite spots in Pwyll Y Wrach or Witches Cauldron (although the literal translation is Witch's Cauldron), a collapsed sea cave steeped in ancient myths and legends near to the village of Moylegrove. Only a 15 minute drive and 20 minute walk from Ceibwr Bay or 4 hour coastal walk from Oriel Milgi and bus or Taxi back, alternatively a 7 hour round trip coming inland past Moylegrove and down the ravine back into St Dogmaels. We have a map that Anne has drawn created by St Dogmaels Footpaths Group and can talk you through this route.

Downlad a PDF of the walk to Witches Cauldron from Ceibwr Bay


Film below from when we kayaked into Witches Cauldron with Mayberry kayaking.


Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle

A stunningly restored Georgian house buit into the original Norman tower and set in grounds guarded by huge medieval walls. A great spot to start exploring the small town of Cardigan, filled with local craft shops and award winning places to eat.

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St Dogmaels Market

Award Winning Local Producers Market

St Dogmaels local Producers Market runs every Tuesday from 9am until 1pm offering a wide range of local produce such as vegetables, meat, cakes, bread, seafood, preserves and cheese. A must visit if you are in the area.

BBC Food and Farming Awards
The best food market in Britain 2016

"It’s a small market, but the food is exceptional."

Diana Henry cookery journalist of the year


The Ferry Inn

Eating out in St Dogmaels

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 Dogmaels 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 two 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.

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booking link


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

oriel.milgi [at] btinternet.com

or phone 01239 612556

A 50% deposit is required with your booking