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Apple Camping.

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· Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire, Wales
2 acres hosted by Toby R.
14 glamping pitches
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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.

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Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire, 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
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Hosted by Toby R.Joined in January 2017
95%
53 Ratings · 69 reviews
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David V.recommends
September 26, 2023
Arabian Nights "Air Bus"
Arabian Nights fun on Airbus A319
We were a group of four – two of us work in aviation, and it was more fun than we imagined. Wolff was very welcoming, and showed us around the other pitches, which also looked fun. We loved staying in the rear half of an ex-Etihad A319 with original galley, trollies and other amenities like oxygen masks, inflight materials, and the overhead lockers provided space to store luggage. We liked the other aviation themes around the site: winglets, engine hush kits, wing flaps. The only problem we had was fixed in 5 minutes – the hot water wasn’t working, but Wolff sorted it immediately. It was a wet weekend, but Tenby is just 10 minutes down the road with plenty to do. We saw lots of seals on a boat trip round Caldey Island. It’s the most expensive pitch at Apple, but the Airbus has lots of room, its own toilet, shower, private garden, parking, inside and outside dining areas. You can use the window blinds and blackout curtains to keep the sunrise out. The shower leaked into the cabin but a towel was provided to reduce the leaking. There was a barbeque, but it was too dirty to use so we ate out. The couple who slept on the sofabed said it was so uncomfortable that they slept on the floor. This was a birthday present, and I might stay again if those things were fixed, and if there were somewhere to hang wet towels – we ended up hanging them from the overhead lockers. Otherwise if there were just two of us, we might try the Jetstar next time. Recommended for anyone who loves planes!
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Anna Richards R.recommends
August 13, 2023
Orchard Yurt
Family camp
Lovely site . Wolff very helpful . Good facilities . Yurt very cozy and comfortable
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Ben D.recommends
April 21, 2023
Pacman Geodesic Dome
So Retro - So Cool
Despite the wild Welsh weather, we had so much fun in the Pac-Man Dome. The whole setup is so cool and cruisy. Hosts Wolfe and Toby couldn’t do more to make you welcome and comfortable. There is a UFO and Airbus Airliner there were lucky enough to get a tour of. My two boys thought they were so lucky to have the Pac-Man Dome as we were rained in. Complete with an arcade retro game console and mood lights. It was every kid and nerd dad's dream. All the comforts of a fully equipped private kitchen, toilet, and wood fire in the dome to keep us warm. 100% recommend this for families.
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Yingli W.recommends
April 18, 2023
The Witch's Hat
Lovely quirky place. We were pleasantly surprised that we got our own cooking and toilet/shower facilities next to the hut we stayed in. One of the upper bunk beds cannot really fit an adult but a small child and I feel there should be more bedside protection preventing people from falling off. Otherwise all good.
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Bernadette Y.recommends
March 12, 2023
The Apple Express
Camping with family
Perfect for family groups and occasions, unique choice of different themed caping units, cosy when cold outside
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Lisa H.doesn't recommend
September 9, 2022
Lunar Bell Tent 2 Located in separate field
Very sorry, but we stayed an hour and then went away to discuss, came back and then left., it was too bad for us to stay. The tent was extremely dirty (someone had left behind dirty underwear and an even dirtier teddy bear) so on that assumption I can only assume it wasn't clean, the roof inside the tent was mouldy and black, and there were ants all over the entrance way. The shared facilities of the kitchen and toilets were no better. Only thing the camp host/guy could say was could we move our car for other people to arrive, so we did, we left.
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 of a 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 you need to bring is food, drink and towels. Hope to see you soon
Nearby attractions

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.

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