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Brynhaul Clover Field Camping and S…
37 reviews
· Maenclochog, Wales
7 acres
15 units
2 Glamping
3 Motorhome/tent
10 Tent
A rural idyll in the Preseli Hills with shepherd’s huts and spacious camping pitches, each with a private toilet
Cardigan Bay, St Bride’s or Barafundle Beach? Deciding which stretch of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline to head for can be a real headscratcher. But hang on a second; we’ve got another idea. Pick somewhere in the Preseli Hills and you’ll have all of them within a short drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get to experience Pembrokeshire’s other treasures: its ancient woodlands, neolithic standing stones and moorland hills. Choose Brynhaul Camping and Shepherd’s Huts, specifically, and you’ll also get an authentic Welsh experience that you’d be hard pushed to find on the coast. Brynhaul is on the edge of Maenclochog village and looks across fields to the very highest point in the Preselis, Foel Cwm Cerwyn. If you struggle to find the campsite, just stop at the village café, shop or pub and ask for Elfrys and Steve. You’ll be pointed in the right direction before you’re bid a fond hwyl fawr. Welsh is the first language here and the people are proud; none more so than Elfrys and Steve whose enthusiasm for this land is infectious. They say that a lifetime in Pembrokeshire doesn’t stop you being regularly blown away by its beauty. Staying at Brynhaul gives you a chance for that too. There are two shepherd’s huts and 13 spacious pitches. The huts offer everything that’s needed for comfortable cooking, eating and sleeping. They are insulated, cosy and open all year and a great place to stay for glampers, out-of-season campers or people adventuring by bike or on foot. All you need to bring is food and, if you’ve booked The Hedgerow Hut, your swimming kit as there’s a muscle-soothing hot tub too. Over in the camping field, things are more back-to-basics but pitches do come with some practical bells on. Each has a campfire pit, a picnic table, its own compost loo and a tippy-tap sink (you’ll see). There are hot water showers and undercover washing-up sinks that are shared along with the best amenity; the field itself. It’s a hedgerowed, clover covered six acres with views to the hills. It’s bathed in sun when it shines and often blessed with the kind of sunset and stars that can make a camping trip. All this is just 500 yards from the edge of the national park, 15 minutes’ walk from the village, two miles from the top of the Preselis and 10 miles from the closest North Coast beach. It’s a rural idyll at the heart of Pembrokeshire, with Pembrokeshire at it’s heart.
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Maenclochog, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Steve And Elfrys ..Joined in December 2020
34 Ratings · 37 reviews
Simon C.recommends
August 7, 2022
Hedgerow Hut and Hot Tub
Had a wonderful stay in the Hedgerow hut. Beautiful surroundings and lovely accommodation. Steve and Elfrys made every effort to ensure we were happy and comfortable. Especially enjoyed hot tubbing under the stars.
Luke D.recommends
October 28, 2021
Skylark Shepherds Hut with Hot tub
Skylark shepherds hut was fantastic. We (wife and I) stayed for a week and really enjoyed exploring the local area as well as further afield. We would recommend Tenby and Barafundle Bay, St David's, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and coastal walks. The hut is very spacious - much bigger than other shepherd huts we've stayed in previously and has everything needed for a weeks stay. The hot tub is great in the evenings, particularly on cloudless nights. Steve has plenty of knowledge on places to visit.
Paul ?.recommends
September 20, 2021
Tent Camping / Campervan Pitch
Stayed on touring pitch with campervan at this brilliantly laid out site with friendly, helpful owners. Spacious grassy pitches and our very own composting toilet, with great hot showers and washing up facilities in separate block. Views of Preseli Hills and only 15 mins walk into village (no footpath) with great tea room and local shop. Campervan pitches are all next to the road, which is a little busier than expected. Overall Steve has done a great job with this new site.
Becky T.recommends
September 18, 2021
Skylark Shepherds Hut with Hot tub
We had a wonderful stay in the Skylark Shepherds Hut. The hut is really spacious, more so than we had expected from the pictures, and is really well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. The outside seating area and hot tub are both private and boast incredible views over the countryside. Steve and Elfrys were outstanding hosts, always on hand to help and kindly providing many helpful suggestions of local places to visit, activities to try and places to eat. The location was a great base to explore Pembrokeshire from. The views from the hot tub are incredible, and we enjoyed several evenings watching the stars from it. We would happily visit again!
Andrew C.recommends
September 14, 2021
Clover Fields Camping Pitch Sleeps 6
Good sized, well spaced pitches with your own loo, fire pit and picnic table in an honest to goodness two acre hay meadow. This s the sort of back to nature camping the 'Famous Five' would have loved. Many thanks to Steve and Elfrys. Loved it.
Natalie P.recommends
September 9, 2021
Clover Fields Camping Pitch Sleeps 6
This was our first trip to Pembrokeshire and we will definitely be back. The site is very spacious and well managed. It's great having your own picnic bench, composting loo and fire pit included. The communal facitilites had space to wash up, fridge/freezer, wood supplies and 4 showers which is plenty for the size of site (there was some temperature fluctuation if others were washing up at the same time). Steve is very attentive and after a daily chat and study of the large map we decided which beach to go to next! Skomer Island is less than an hour away and well worth a visit even out of puffin season. The weather was kind to us, beautiful night skies and a laid back, friendly atmosphere on site made for a brilliant holiday.
From the host
Welcome to Brynhaul Clover Fields Camping and Shepherds Huts, we are part of the Greener Camping Club. You will find tranquil, off grid, clover field camping, nestled by ferny hedgerows and two lovingly crafted Shepherds huts. Our clover field camping is brand new, however our Shepherds huts are little more established, with many very happy customers. We are set in the rolling hillside of the Preseli Hills, enjoying panoramic views of the hills and down to the coast, with less than 2 miles to Pembrokeshire's highest point. Brynhaul is a haven of wildlife with pheasants, foxes and badgers regularly visiting the fields and kites, buzzards, geese, mistle thrush and peregrines seen overhead. Walking or cycling from the doorstep gives you a good choice of lanes or offbeat tracks and paths. A gentle drive reaches all of our stunning Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, and easy access to the richness of the whole county, be it coast or castles, ancient burial chambers and bluestones, cycling or fishing. Each of our 13 pitches are complete with your own waterless loo, a large bench table and a fire pit suitable for barbecuing on or chilling by.
Nearby attractions
Situated just outside the Pembrokeshire National Park with the Preseli Hills on the doorstep, there is plenty of great walking, hiking and biking. The highest point in the Preselis, Foel Cwm Cerwyn, is just two miles from site if you fancy trekking up to it though Steve and Elfrys recommend other circular routes from the site. A short drive away (about six miles) there’s lovely woodland walking in the Gwaun Valley. Llys y Frân Country Park and Reservoir (01437 532 273) has yet more walking routes as well as bike trails and opportunities for watersports. There’s plenty more of that on the Pembrokeshire coast with surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, coasteering and more all available. Kayak-King (07967 010203) in Fishguard is a good place to start for a sea adventure. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches and coast; Cardigan Bay is to the north, St David’s Peninsula to the west and Barafundle Bay to the south. For anyone interested in history, the reconstructed Iron Age village at Castell Henllys (01239 891319), 11 miles away, is fascinating. With guides in character and plenty of activities, it’s especially good for kids. There are also standing stones near the site, Steve and Elfrys can tell you where and recommend Pentre Ifan, nine miles away, as a nice spot to watch the sunset.
Food and drink
A 15-minute walk away in the village of Maenclochog is Cafe y Sgar (01437 532078), which is recommended by your hosts. The village also has a drinks-only pub, The Globe (01437 532269), and a village shop which is stocked with local produce including fresh bread, meat and Gethins Cyder, which is made in the village. For a pub that does food, head for the quirky, community-owned Tafarn Sinc (01437 532214) two miles away in Rosebush. The Cross Inn in Clarbeston Road (seven mile from Brynhaul) is another good option that’s recommended and for a truly local brew, join a tour and tasting at The Bluestone Brewery (01239 820 833), eight miles away.
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