Yurts and quirks in a Pembrokeshire meadow, where there's a couple of aeroplanes, a UFO and a giant PacMan-themed glamping pod to discover
Apple Camping is a glamping site with a difference. The three Mongolian-style yurts – two for families, one just for couples – have recently been drawing customers to this four-acre meadow in rural Pembrokeshire but owner Toby's newest additions have caused more of a stir. After all, it's not everyday local residents get to see a 20m-long Jet Star aeroplane being driven down their country lanes. And as for the space craft... who knows how that arrived?
First opened in 2015 and attracting early glampers for its pleasing location near the old harbour towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot, Apple Camping is a well equipped glamping site with modern shower, laundry and washing facilities and covered BBQ areas and kitchens outside each yurt. In one corner, the Jet Star noses from the trees, a grey fuselage with its wings missing, like a crash-landed aircraft from the opening scene of Lost or the pages of Lord of the Flies. This is no accident, though. Inside the ex-first class aircraft still has the original bar, ambient lighting and a exquisitely converted captain's cabin with a double bed and another single bed behind the cockpit, while, up front, you can play pilot using the Xbox provided, which comes readied with flight-simulator games. In 2019, meanwhile, a second airliner – and Etihad Airways Airbus – 'crash landed' into the scene too, similarly equipped with original features (like a trolly dolly) as well as added facilities like a kitchen.
The yurts, of course, still remain. They have everything needed for those looking for a more restrained glamping style – comfortable and cosy without any over the top quirkiness – while, for those who really want something different, Toby has also added a giant PacMan themed geodesic dome (complete with a PacMan console inside) and has built an innovative space craft. The saucer-shaped UFO is, needless to say, suitably out of this world in the experience it offers. There's a double bed and two singles, cooking facilities and comfortable seating, but also a monitor for playing classic 80s games like Space Invaders and Defender. The main entrance hatch, meanwhile, works by remote control, while eight different windows provide all-round views of the surroundings.
Once you've landed and have you're feet back on solid ground, you can slip out into the surrounding countryside or down to the coast. It's a ten minute drive to the nearest beach and, located just a few hundred metres from the nearest A-road, the campsite is conveniently placed for really exploring the Pembrokeshire area. Kayak in the Daugleddau estuary, catch crabs of Tenby harbour wall or kick back on Saundersfoot's blue flag beach.
Pembrokeshire Sa70 8 Rx, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Toby R.Joined in January 2017
33 Ratings · 56 reviews
July 15, 2022
I booked the jetstar for my sons 21st and he absolutely loved it. We had our own shower which was a bonus as we were expecting to use the communal showers. Couldn't fault anything
June 9, 2022
Camping with a difference!
A lovely experience with a difference.We loved staying in The Jetstar.A 1970's original private jet.It was clean and tidy and had many of the original features.The host was very helpful and informative and the site was peaceful.
June 7, 2022
Had a fantastic time , kids absolutely loved it close to plenty of places and beaches . Very quiet complex found the site very easily . Would definitely recommend
May 31, 2022
SONAR The Submarine
It was great
Thanks for having as
February 11, 2022
Arabian Nights "Air Bus"
An experience booked in an Etihad Airbus for two nights for my hubby’s birthday ! Awesome is the word I would use! Everything you need was provided and it has created a great memory to take home. Great service from Wolfe too who welcomed us and showed us around the campsite!
October 30, 2021
We stayed in the Jet Star for 2 nights, we had not told our two children about and surprised them when we arrived, they were so shocked and excited! They did not stop smiling from the minute we arrived. Such an amazing experience. Well recommend if you want something a little bit different.
From the host
Inspired by the uniqueness of the Jet Star Apple Camping is now offering accommodation in a futuristic UFO. Constructed in a small work shop in Tenby Harbour. The spacious spaceship, which is one-of-a-kind is in contemporary style. Comprising:- double bed and two single beds, which can be used as sofas. There is a dining area, wardrobe, basic facilities including fridge, kettle and microwave. There are gas hobs and other cooking facilities on site but not in the craft. There is a monitor for gaming classic 80's games like space invaders and defender. The hatch is remote controlled, there is also an escape hatch in case of emergency. The UFO centrally located with views of the site from its eight windows.
Only a stone's throw away is our modern facilities building with piping hot showers and toilets, (including disabled access).
There is also a kitchen area with sink, pots, pans, cutlery, fridges, toaster and kettle. There is also a laundry area with washing machine and dryer which can be used by request at an additional cost. If you like to BBQ...we have a large gas fired grill station with two cooking rings on each side. All well behaved dogs welcome
Owner Toby has sent his life round these parts and is never short of recommendations. Just ask if you want some local advice. For families, Manor House Wildlife Park (01646 651201) offers a chance to explore the globe – head down to the African Village where you can walk with lemurs or trek through the wallaby enclosure in the Australian bush. Back in Britain, the nearby harbour town of Tenby is a cute little spot, with ferries running out to Caldy Island, or try the harbour in Saundersfoot where there is also a sandy, blue flag beach. Freshwater West, meanwhile, was the filing location for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, while Barafundle Bay was recently voted the best beach in Wales.
Food and drink
The family-friendly, Parsonage Farm Inn (01834 871436) in the village of St Florence (2¼ miles) is an excellent local pub, while the Sun (01834 871322), also in St Florence, is a traditional picture-postcard pub full of local memorabilia.