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Apple Camping.

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· Pembrokeshire Sa70 8 Rx, Wales
2 acres
14 units
14 Glamping
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 Sa70 8 Rx, Wales, United KingdomTo 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
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45 Ratings · 64 reviews
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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.
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Sam B.recommends
September 6, 2022
Pacman Geodesic Dome
Camping with teenagers
We were greeted on arrival by Wolf who was lovely, we liked that here was a coded gate on entry .We loved the tent, the tent, bathroom & kitchen area were all very clean and tidy.The double bed was comfortable but the x2 small sofa beds were a bit too small for the two teenagers we had with us. It was nice to have a log burner and provided with logs for this. We had a little trouble locking the bathroom and tent door as they were both a bit stiff (due to weathering) A microwave would she been useful but not essential, we’d stay again in a different tent to experience a different one as they all looked ace!
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Wendy M.recommends
August 20, 2022
Arabian Nights "Air Bus"
Glamping with a difference
Stayed in the airbus znx it was everything we hoped itvwoukd be. Full if novelties. Booked it as a surprise for my husbands 60th birthday and he loved it. Very cosy. Campsite lovely and peaceful. Son and girlfriend stayed in the submarine . Brilliant . Great little touches throughout. Would definitely go again.
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Charlotte O.recommends
August 14, 2022
Lunar Bell Tent in a separate field
A fantastic, quirky campsite!
We loved our stay at Apple Camping! The Lunar Bell Tent was spacious and comfortable, everything was made available to us, including a kitchen area and BBQ, and we even enjoyed a fire pit one evening. The campsite is located a short drive from lots of great beaches, as well as the town of Tenby, which was fantastic when we wanted to eat out. Toby was an excellent host, just a message away if ever we needed anything.
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Claire L.recommends
August 14, 2022
The Witch's Hat
What an amazing site! The kids had so much fun looking at the exciting places to stay. We stayed in the witches hut which was fab but keen to check out the planes next time. Highly recommend 😀
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Nicola M.recommends
August 12, 2022
The Apple Express
We loved the quirky Apple Express with its own shower and toilet facilities. The TV was also a welcome surprise. We were lucky to have beautiful sunny weather which made the train rather hot at the end of the day. The site is peaceful and family friendly. Wolf is a great help when required. We had our nearly 3 year old grandson and we visited Dinosaur Park and Manor Wildlife Park, which were both brilliant fun and very worth the entrance fee. We would definitely recommend Apple Glamping and plan to return next year. Nicola and Russell, Bristol.
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Siobhan H.recommends
August 12, 2022
Orchard Yurt
We loved the site - beautiful and peaceful, with quirky places to stay and explore. Tenby and saundersfoot are close by. Would return!
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Rachel P.recommends
August 8, 2022
The Witch's Hat
Apple camping was fabulous! It was such a quiet, tranquil and picturesque site with fabulous, quirky accommodation! We stayed in the witches hut-2 adults,2 kids and 2 dogs and had plenty of room. Everything was clean and we had our own kitchen hut and shower hut. We’d definitely stay again- next time in the ufo!
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Sharon L.recommends
July 15, 2022
The Jetstar
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
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Penny W.recommends
June 9, 2022
The Jetstar
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.
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Laura D.recommends
June 7, 2022
The Jetstar
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
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Piotr C.recommends
May 31, 2022
SONAR The Submarine
It was great Thanks for having as
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Geraldine K.recommends
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!
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Joanne W.recommends
October 30, 2021
The Jetstar
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.
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Bethany B.recommends
September 22, 2021
UFO Flying Saucer
We have an amazing time staying in the space ship! Me my partner and our dog loved it! Very clean communal showers and kitchen facilities! The space ship lights were lovely at night the stars really felt like space! Toby was at hand for anything we needed (didn’t need anything as it was all to hand) but was around offering any help!
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Bethany L.recommends
September 20, 2021
The Jetstar
The holiday was something very different. The kids loved it. Brilliant location. Lots to do. Friendly staff. A good holiday all round, would recommend and would visit again.
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Joe ?.
September 16, 2021
I booked with my family, taking four large tents including the Pac Man tent. The biggest problem was one of the tents was covered with black mould and mildew and, worse, leaked in several places. This left my sister, with young children and a baby, afraid to use the electric lights and using cups to catch leaks. I wish I could upload pictures here, because I have them. Most of the other tents were fine, even though I remain dubious that any of the electrics are safe given that some of them are just patched up with duct tape. I also noticed (when we had a minor injury) that the first aid kit in the kitchen was half empty, with nothing at all to deal with burns (which you'd expect on a campsite). The BBQ when we arrived also had leftover food in it from several days past, so cleaning is an issue. We complained to the owner, who apologised, promised to look into it and offered to put up a new bell tent for us. Unfortunately the new tent was smaller and had nothing in it - no carpet, no matting, no furniture, making it completely pointless and just as wet, with no ground insulation. The owner was on site the following day and didn't check in on us even as the rain worsened and despite promising to. Eventually, the following day, we got in contact with him. He agreed that this was an issue, got carpets, etc. in place. But by then it was the last day and our group was just being downgraded to a worse tent. No refund. No care given. He did offer to open one of the outbuildings so we could have dinner in there, but it was filthy and he rescinded the offer as soon as we said that wouldn't make up for the whole issue. Terrible experience, would not return. Not suitable for families.
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Ashley G.
September 10, 2021
Me and my other half stayed in the JetStar for 5 days , absolutely loved every moment, enjoyed waking up and sitting outside with a cup of coffee enjoying the view and silence, also so many places to explore. Definitely would like to experience the Pacman and the new submarine, only down side is it ended too soon could of easily spent another couple nights there, definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice week getaway from the big city.
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Andrew E.recommends
August 27, 2021
The Witch's Hat
we stayed for 3 nights in the witches hat and it was spot on,clean and comfy beds,the kitchen with it has got most things,so most of the time you don't have to use the main one,toilet and sink we're really useful and when the shower is finished it'll be brilliant,site is really chilled and ideally positioned to access all the attractions and Tenby etc,would highly recommend this place
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Naomi G.recommends
August 20, 2021
Tenty Bellboa
We all had such a great time!! We had no idea what to expect and nothing disappointed! We struggled to get a little trip away booked for the girls but the dates we wanted suddenly came up so it was a no brainer to book! Very cute campsite which was nice, clean and relaxing! We will definitely be back and will hopefully stay in the UFO.. Or the plane or train... Such a super choice of quirky places to sleep! Thank you for having us. Big shout out to Wolf... Super friendly and helpful on arrival and during our stay! Peace and love to all ✌️ xx
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Kelly M.recommends
August 17, 2021
Rosebud Yurt
My son and I had such a great time during our stay. The Rosebud Yurt was super comfortable and the entire site was really well thought out (right down to the finest details)! The staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. It was a fab experience from start to finish. We'll definetly be back again soon!
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Charmaine P.recommends
August 10, 2021
The Witch's Hat
Myself my husband and our 3 children age 19 20 and 6 stayed in the witches hat for a week.it is thought out really well altho the 3 single beds are a bit cramped because of there placements.we loved the site and the space for the little one to run around.he love the boat in the middle of the field.wolf was friendly and always around if needed.its all behind locked gates so feels very safe.everything we needed for glamping was there.we would definitely stay again,next time I'd like to try the ufo or a plane..thanks guys well done!😀👍👏
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Natasha M.
July 29, 2021
We enjoyed our stay at apple camping as the area was lovely, toilets/kitchens were clean and the grass area and bbq were lovely. But we wished we were in another tent. The funky dome is mouldy, all our pictures that are taken as families do when on holiday, showed the mold inside the tent easpecially behind the bed, its ingrained in the structure. Having my 3 kids sleep in there was a worry. We saw other tents that looked clean and tidy but ours did not compare and i think it should be retired/ recovered before reletting to other paying guests. We would return as the site is so nice, but defintely to a different tent.
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Peige S.recommends
July 9, 2021
The Jetstar
I booked this experience for my partners birthday and it did not disappoint! Everything was well thought of and the owners should be proud of their restoration of the Jet Star! It was comfy and cosy throughout. We had a perfect few nights stay and we can not wait to return! It came as a surprise that we literally didn’t need to bring much with us at all, as everything was on site available. I couldn’t recommend more for the most enjoyable and relaxing experience.
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Tracey E.recommends
July 8, 2021
Rosebud Yurt
From the first moment we arrived, we were greeted by friendly helpful faces. Everything we needed was to hand and all we had to bring was ourselves, food and any personal little comforts you just can't do without. In my case, extra pillows. The site is clean and well managed and I felt, even with all accommodation filled, private with no intrusions from other guests. A lot of sites in the UK are pricing themselves out of the market due to the increase in staycations but Apple Camping's charges are reasonable for what they provide. I love camping but the amount of gear needed for a good level of comfort, is getting ridiculous! This was a brilliant compromise. A comfortable bed, a kitchen just for us and a table and chairs to sit and enjoy the sun. That's without all the shared facilities. I'm already booking another stay in September as a birthday present for my best friend. Can't wait to try all the other accommodations. Next year, Arabian Nights Airbus!
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Sam W.recommends
June 27, 2021
Lunar Bell Tent 2 Located in separate field
I cannot recommend apple camping enough! I stayed in one of the lunar bell tents, which was beautiful presented inside and felt incredibly homely for my short stay. The host was very welcoming and helped me out with recommendations and information about local attractions and things to do. The facilities were better than any I have experienced on a glamping site before with lovely clean showers and toilets, and full kitchen facilities so that it was possible to cook without any camping gear. I enjoyed being shown around the whole site and would love to try out one of the other options if I return one day (which I hope to do). Thank you for a great stay!!
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Pip B.recommends
June 9, 2021
The Witch's Hat
Myself and my sister and her giant dog, Duggy, stayed for 2 nights at Apple Camping. We had the most wonderful stay. The pitches are spaced apart so it doesn't feel like you are in the laps of your neighbours. Facilities are great, and the staff were super friendly. We stayed in the Witches Hat and it was just perfect. Spacy inside and lots of room to sit out in the sun. We had a fantastic stay and will be back again in the future, im sure :) Pip
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Paul V.recommends
June 3, 2021
Rosebud Yurt
A amazing campsite, only a short drive from Tenby there are some amazing places to stay. We stayed in the Rosebud Yurt, it was cosy and warm. All the pitches are well spread out with a large green space in the middle. The communal spaces are clean with cooking equipment provided. I would love to come back and stay in the train carriage or one of the planes. There is also a large carpark with a electric charge point! 10/10 can't wait to return!
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Chloe L.recommends
May 23, 2021
The Jetstar
My partner and I spent 2 nights in the Jet Star and loved it! We were greeted by Toby who showed us around and he was only a phone call away if we needed anything. We didnt use the shared facilities as we had our own toilet. But, I did take a look and everything was all clean and tidy. The weather was really bad but what helped is that we were staying in something so unique. We spent a day at the Manor wildlife park, which was only a 5min drive away. Then the second day we went exploring the lovely Tenby beaches. We easily could have stayed there another day or so. Highly recommend.
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Lyn B.recommends
May 21, 2021
Arabian Nights "Air Bus"
As a single traveller, one thing I’m prone not to do, is put up my own tent. At Apple Camping I treated myself to the airbus. It’s incredible. Once you’ve opened everything there is to open, and played with all the light switches, it’s really easy to relax. It does take time to close all the window blinds at night though. The good thing about the airbus is everything is in one place and it has its own garden space. The weather wasn’t great whilst I was there, apart from one day when I went exploring in the car of all the places we used to visit as children. Toby is really helpful as is Wolff who showed me around. Great quirky campsite and very quiet. Dave at Just Go Taxis is very reliable if you need a lift to the pub. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and didn’t want to leave. Made another booking whilst I was there as I loved it so much.
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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