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Henbant Permaculture Farm

· Caernarfon, Wales
80 acres
10 units
2 Motorhome/tent
8 Tent
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, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jennifer S.Joined in March 2021
27 Ratings · 14 reviews
Helen W.recommends
February 22, 2023
Site 4 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Quiet, great views Opportunity to see permaculture in action
Heike M.
September 15, 2022
Site 1 - Campervan Spot
It was o.k. - nice views, very quiet - but the site and facilities are very basic.
Laura S.recommends
September 5, 2022
Large Group Camp Spot
We had a great time camping at Henbant. It was just what we needed to switch off and recharge for a couple of nights, just wish we could have stayed a little longer (we'll book further in advance next time!). The pitches are well spaced out, the other guests were all friendly and considerate (no loud music or campers). There were also several other families around with similar aged kids, so ours had great fun exploring the farm with them. We loved that we could have a fire by our tent, and the well stocked wood supply was great value. The farm shop is well stocked with essentials and home-grown produce. Yes, the toilets are compost but we didn't find any issue with them at all. Plenty of compost and paper and a standpipe with soap right outside. As long as people know how to use them it's fine. Maybe a there could be a guide pinned up for the less experienced, as we did hear some people sounding a little unsure about what to do! There are two 'proper' loos and showers down at the farm - again both perfectly fine, plenty of hot water in the shower. We would not hesitate to recommend Henbant and intend to visit again next year.
Marwah E.recommends
August 31, 2022
Site 5 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Exceptional magical camping!
We had the most wonderful time at Henbant. Despite it being very busy when we were there, it felt so secluded - we had an idyllic plot surrounded by wild rabbits, beautiful views ans sheltered from the wind. It was a magical experience walking around the farm, taking in the views, and "shopping" at the on site farm shop for groceries to make fresh meals. Great location, short driving distance from lovely beaches and towns.
Katie H.recommends
August 27, 2022
Site 5 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Almost wild camping
Love staying here, it's the fourth time now. Beautiful views, such a friendly atmosphere and I like the almost wild aspect too. Also close to a fab beach and plenty of mountain walks within easy reach. Definitely recommend to anyone that appreciates nature.
Nicola H.recommends
August 27, 2022
Large Group Camp Spot
The facilities are fantastic, the hosts very welcoming. Would definitely recommend.
Lucia Z.recommends
August 26, 2022
Site 6 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Lovely wild site on working farm
Wonderful rugged site with spectacular views which we stayed on for a week. Toads, rabbits, wildlife next to and under the tent! On site shop selling organic produce from the farm (and beyond) meant we didn't really need to leave the site! We did, to explore the Llyn Peninsula, but the site allows plenty of exploring too. Very welcoming hosts whose beautiful and impressive market garden is a few fields over from the camping pitches. This would be a tricky site for anyone with mobility issues but great for anyone keen on wild camping.
Franka V.recommends
August 24, 2022
Site 4 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Camping for adventures!!
It was a real adventure on the camping, with animals, fresh vegetables from the garden and a lot of land to discover! And everything with a great view over Anglesey and the sea :)
Steve C.recommends
August 24, 2022
Site 5 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Such a fantastic place
Such a fantastic place :-) with views of Snowdonia in one direction and the sea in the other. Great to pop down to the little onsite shop to top up on organic produce, and a wonderfully friendly and relaxing (and ecologically sound) atmosphere all round... with some great beaches and sea swimming within easy reach too.
Andrew S.doesn't recommend
August 16, 2022
Site 6 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
What you see on the website compared to what you get is like night and day. One compost toilet which was utterly disgusting. You're just sh*tting in a wheelybin and all the full bins are right next to it. So many flies. Because there's just one you see guys weeing everywhere and in the morning there are massive queues. Worse than a festival. One sink for the whole place which is near the carpark. A long walk if you camp away from the main area. One plumbed toilet which has a broken seat sat on the floor so you just had to sit on the porcelain. One cold shower. Expected a nice farm shop. Nope. And rubbish everywhere. Random bits of wood and various bits and pieces making the place look like it's deserted. No animals in sight. Everything just looked forgotten about. And the pitches are so badly laid out we had to walk through people's pitches to get to the car park. And one poor family had to walk between our tent and fireplace with their children to get out of their pitch. And the floors super uneven. And to top it off there were two different groups of loud kids, one each night, playing loud music and messing about until gone midnight. We left after two nights. The website says £15 a night which would probably be reasonable for staying here but we were charged an "additional guest" fee so it worked out at £30 a night. You could stay at a proper campsite for that. The website also says 5mins to the beach but it's more like 15mins. Great views though 👍👍👍
Joe R.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 2 - Campervan Spot
Sustainability in action with mountains & sea all around...
Ben D.recommends
August 8, 2022
Site 1 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
What a beautiful place to stay, really great if you want to learn about permaculture and holistic management, or just to enjoy their beautiful farm. I’ll be back 😉 Ben
Fiona R.recommends
July 30, 2022
Site 3 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
Lovely camping spot, very quiet and peaceful. Liked the ethos of the farm and the shop was amazing but it’s definitely more rustic than your conventional campsite.
Micah S.recommends
July 20, 2022
Site 2 - Regular Henbant Camp Spot
I had a wonderful stay on Jannys land - the facilties were clean, the forest and surrounding country side was beautiful and the fellow campers were all really wonderful. The only thing I would've changed is to have stayed longer! Thank you Jenny for being such a wonderful host, I look forward to joining you again some time!
From the host
Croeso I Henbant Henbant has meadows, pasture, woodland, lakes, fairies and stunning views of both sea and mountain. We use Permaculture, Holistic Management and Agro-Ecological methods to grow veg, meat, eggs and milk, 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. We are all about people and it is important to us that anyone that wants to visit should be able to if you need help with the price or anything please just get in touch jenny@henbant.org 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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