The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
Open today until 16:00
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This stunning King size Welsh blanket just came into the shop! In absolutely stunning condition and gorgeous colour way! You can view it on our etsy shop below or stop by to the shop and say hello!

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A beautiful new wall hanging arrived in the shop today. Handmade here in Cardigan with local driftwood and lots of other elements. A beautiful wall hanging for those who like the nautical theme. Stop by to see it in person!

Moss green, peach and chocolate brown Welsh wool blanket


Beautiful 100% pure wool traditional Welsh blanket in moss green, brown, peach and cream. Stop by to see it in person or online shop on Etsy.

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20% off all Welsh tapestry blankets and handmade cushions

May 15, 2019 – May 31, 2019

To celebrate our one year anniversary, all our Welsh blankets and handmade cushions are on sale - 20% off either online (Etsy) or in store. Stop by to pick yours!

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New in today - beautiful upcycled bottle bags - perfect for taking a nice bottle of wine to a party as a gift!

It's still chilly out there, perfect for this gorgeous like new Joules jacket. Size 18. Stop by to try it on!

NEW IN! Men's Desigual Wool Tweed Jacket. Beautiful condition. Stop by to try it on!

NEW! Lovely pair of size 4 Birkenstock sandals. Never worn and still in their box! Stop by to try them on!


a year ago
Super little vintage shop full of surprises.
- Sandy M
a year ago
Friendly shop and interesting...
- Nicholas L

A tiny treasure trove in Cardigan

Discover The Blue Boat, a charming shop and open art studio set on historic St. Mary Street, tucked just behind Cardigan Castle. We reside in a beautiful old stable with interesting features throughout. We carry a range of hand-picked unique finds, from vintage ceramics, Welsh studio pottery, leather bound books, to pre-loved clothes featuring popular brand names such as Desigual, White Stuff, Boden, Fat Face and more. We also carry a beautiful collection of vintage Welsh tapestry blankets and coats as well as upcycled soft furnishings, all made here in Cardigan. 

Venture upstairs and you will find the open art studio of shop owner Jennifer Hawkyard, featuring her unique illustrations of the creatures and critters she discovers on her travels. Here you can browse through a wide range of greetings cards, prints and originals created in vibrant colours and complex textures. 

Creative evening workshops and mentorship are also available. More information on these can be found on our Facebook page

There's lots more to see, so stop by for a visit. 

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  • 07495 820375


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The Old Stables
43A Saint Mary Street
SA43 1HA
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Tue:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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