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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I put my back out and so will be going to physio tomorrow. Not sure if I will be able to open yet... (Tuesday 24th)

We are delighted to have some beautiful local wool products now in stock at the shop. New in today. These gorgeous scarves and knee rugs are made from the wool of locally grazed Llanwenog and Shetland sheep and is woven by Curlew weavers. You can’t get any more local than that!
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Hi peeps! As promised we will soon be adding another blanket to our collection. As soon as the green one is off the mill, we hope to get a grey one made. We have three colour options for you to choose.

Which would you pick to have in your home?

Head on over to our Facebook page to cast your v...

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Hi peeps, as promised here's a fabulous preview of our lovely new blankets currently on the mill!
Also, another piece of exciting news is that we're partnering with Bellemoon Vintage & Welsh Blankets to create these wonderful blankets (and more) so they will be available not only here in West Wa...

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Hi peeps, the shop will be shut today. Hopefully back as normal tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. Taking a mental health day.

Hi friends, I'm taking some time off next week and so will be closed from Friday September 25th and re-opening Tuesday October 6th, refreshed and ready for an interesting winter season! I'm be open today and tomorrow as normal!
See you soon!

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.


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
3 years ago
Super little vintage shop full of surprises.
- Sandy M
a year ago
Absolutely brilliant
- Gwen J

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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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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