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Henbant Permaculture Farm + Camp

· Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
80 acres hosted by Jennifer S.
2 motorhome/tent pitches · 8 tent pitches
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
A small, sustainable farm site with epic sea views, set in the foothills of Snowdonia.

Mountains on one side and the sea on the other, Henbant Permaculture Farm will surely impart on you the same love of the natural world its owners have. Eight camping spots sit in a spacious meadow in North Wales, where visitors can gather their own firewood, choose their own eggs from the farm’s chickens, and pick their own veg from its vegetable patch when available. Henbant is all about promoting a world where we can work with nature to create a healthy, regenerative ecosystem, and its unique ‘nearly wild’ campsite lets you experience this first-hand.

Don’t expect your regular, run-of-the-mill, mown-grass-and-flat-ground campsite here. From the mixture of farm and wildland it’s located in, to the adjacent woodland complete with a small lake you can swim in (or boat in, if it’s a little too weedy), this is a true back-to-nature getaway. Farm owners Matt and Jenny are on a mission with Henbant, aiming to prove that a small farm such as theirs can produce food, build biodiversity, turn a profit, while also being enjoyable to manage. As such, what you can expect is regenerative food sold from its on-site farm shop, land deliberately kept untamed with roaming animals, and a couple of hosts who are extremely passionate about this land and what it can accomplish.

The pitches are spaced apart for your privacy, including individual ones for small groups, wind-sheltered campervan spots landscaped into the hillside, and a large group pitch ideal for family gatherings. Regardless of where you plant your tent, you’ll be treated to some stunning views of both the Clynnog Fawr countryside and the Irish Sea. The sunsets are incredible. Even the compost loo has superb views, one of a number of comfortable amenities that also includes the converted cow shed – a communal cooking and socialising space. And if you want to get closer to that sea view, you’re only a 10-minute drive from the quiet and remote Aberdesach beach; you’ll come to understand why Matt and Jenny love this place.

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Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jennifer S.Joined in March 2021
203 Ratings · 87 reviews
Louise W.recommends
November 17, 2023
Site 2 - Campervan Spot
The great outdoors escape
We booked here for an escape for a few days, we were not disappointed, we seen how 2 amazing people had a dream and are living it out, the land to explore is fabulous, never knowing what's around the next corner, dogs were free and happy. Fabulous
Joseph K.recommends
October 13, 2023
Site 2 - Campervan Spot
Very relaxing and peaceful one night stay in our campervan on an excellent pitch with fantastic views. We definitely come again.
Sprouty M.recommends
October 9, 2023
Site 1 - Campervan Spot
Great views, great people, love the setup. Sprouty
Emma M.recommends
September 19, 2023
Site 2 - Campervan Spot
Harmonious Henbant
The location of the place is idyllic. There is a private space for everyone. The undulating terrain and mature foliage provides a secluded spot to relax and enjoy the views. Great for an inquisitive type of person who likes to explore what’s around the next corner, as many areas to see and appreciate, like the allotment space and little hobbit homes. The quaint farm shop is a nice addition to the place and great to see they stocked organic wine and local beers. The friendly domestic animals on site (Freya the dog and the ginger car) were really friendly and would sit in the sun with us like they really enjoyed our company.
Amy D.
September 18, 2023
1 x regular camping pitch
Not as advertised, but ok.
I have been prompted to write this review and was hesitant... This camp site advertised many things... for example 'what we do have.... pots and pans to borrow, just ask someone, and they will be happy to help'.... (among many promises) I purposely didn't bring mine because of this and when my 11 year old son asked, he was rudely brushed off and told 'we only have one and will probably use it in the morning.' He ran back to thethent crying and felt so uncomfortable he didn't want to go back down there alone. I took this trip with my, now homeschooled son, because he has learning difficulties and this has impacted his confidence. We climbed Snowdon, that was great, however, the site wasn't welcoming and we won't be coming back. No one even checked in on us to see if we were OK or needed anything, we have been to many campsites and that was a first. We felt like a nuisance. The scenery was beautiful, the self-serve shop was lovely (made better because we didn't feel comfortable asking for much help anyway), the dogs and cats were gorgeous. If you want to sleep in a field alone and have ALL you need and dont need any help then this is a lovely, picturesque campsite. If you read the website and imagine a warm, welcoming community, this isn't for you. I booked an extra night imagining a lovely day of sustainable learning with my son. They were too busy. We were in the way. Depends what you want. The takeaway: they need to amend the website to camping in complete solitude.
Shannon C.recommends
September 15, 2023
1 regular camping pitch
Beautiful setting, had so much fun walking around nature. The little farm is really cute and everybody is really friendly. The toilets and shower areas were lovely and clean. Some of them are compost toilets, which was awesome. My friends stayed in a little cob house thing, this was also beautiful. Very quirky and they had a little fire pit and hammock out the back. Incredibly impressed and I'm planning to go back again soon.
From the host
Welcome to Henbant Permaculture Farm, Camp and Rewilding Project. Henbant has meadows, pasture, woodland, lakes, fairies and stunning views of both sea and mountain. We have a truly stunning, slightly wild campsite. We try and blend a productive farm that is a model of the future, a beautiful campsite that has a slightly wild, get lost, explore and adventurous feeling. Whilst at the same time we have a wood fired sauna, hammocks in the woods, a boat on the lake, a simple farm shop, posh coffee machine and hot showers... but all in a slightly not pushed on you, explore it and come on the Henbant journey with us kind of way. We want you to get lost in our woods, chat to our chickens, light a fire, pick your own salad and feel the sun (and sometimes rain) on your face. We use Permaculture, Holistic Management and Agro-Ecological methods to grow veg, meat and eggs, but on a small and regenerative human scale that provides food and fuel for our home, our visitors and the local community. As well as being productive, Henbant is a place where people can come and slow down for a while, to think about what matters in the world and what the world needs us to give back. Come visit us, grow with us, stay with us, learn with us, eat with us...
Nearby attractions

You're only a 10-minute drive (or, if you're feeling fit, a 40-minute walk) from Aberdesach beach, a pebble beach that occasionally sees porpoises and seals swimming close to the shore. The massive Snowdonia National Park is right next to the site, with Mount Snowdon only a 30-minute drive away. If you don't fancy one of the multiple hiking routes, take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to reach its summit, which offers unforgettable views across the valleys and the Snowdonia mountain range. Zip World is near Snowdonia, which provides a bunch of forest adventures for the family. Take on the Fforest Coaster, the UK's only alpine rollercoaster that's also suitable for kids, while daredevils can zipline through the treetops. Or if you're in the mood for some history, the county town of Caernarfon is home to Wales' most famous castle, known as one of the Middles Ages' greatest buildings with a unique location overlooking the quay.

Food and drink

The appropriately named Coffee Shop is a little under 15 minutes' drive away, positioned right along the coast of Dinas Dinlle beach. You can stop here for your breakfast, lunch, or evening meals, and they also serve afternoon cream tea. The Surfer is a popular chippy that's located along this same road, too. The Goat Inn is a great local country pub, with traditional pub food served all week – along with some tasty but unexpected additions such as 'torpedo prawns' – and a great Sunday lunch. It also has a spacious outdoor seating area. Slightly further afield, Caernarfon has a bunch of pubs and restaurants, including the popular Harbour Table Table – make sure to book in advance (01286 662462)! With views directly out onto the harbour, it's clear why this one gets so busy, and it's also a good spot to take the kids thanks to its three-course meal deal.

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