The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
Opening at 10:00
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We have some lovely new skin care items to share with you today. These lightweight moisturisers soak into the skin quickly, have lovely essential oil scents and are all natural and made here in Wales.
We also have a restock of our best selling Patchouli soap. So come explore this little corner o...

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Hi friends, the shop will be closed today (August 25th) and tomorrow (Aug 26th) due to a bereavement. I will endeavour to reopen on Thursday. Thanks for your understanding.

Beautiful all natural body butters back in stock. Frankincense is fabulous for dry skin issues and rose geranium has lovely soothing qualities. All made in Wales with only natural ingredients and never tested on animals.

#shoplocal #handmade #skincare #bodybutter #madeinwales #aberteifi #theblu...

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Stunning handmade peg loom raw wool rugs are back in stock as they’ve been flying out lately. Support local farmers by buying these beautiful rugs. Farmers can’t get anything for wool at the moment. A natural bi-product that has so many wonderful uses. We love that we can sell these rugs for our ...

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We just restocked all our beautiful handmade Welsh tapestry cushions. We now have more cushions than ever. Currently only available in the shop. If you see one you like I can ship to you. So message me for details.
All handmade from vintage Welsh tapestry blankets with duck feather inserts.

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Hi Friends - just a quick note to let you know that I will be closed tomorrow (Thursday July 30th), back open as normal on Friday 10am-4pm.


a year ago
Although only a small shop just off the High Street it is packed full of beautiful things. Great gift ideas for everyone and all at reasonable prices. Jen also has products from a variety of local crafters. Well worth a visit and browse.
- Paul C
2 years ago
Friendly shop and interesting...
- Nicholas L
2 years ago
Super little vintage shop full of surprises.
- Sandy M

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


Get directions
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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