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Dragonfly Woodland Camping

· Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, Wales
1 acre hosted by Jacob D.
10 motorhome/tent pitches
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A handful of pitches in a nine-acre wood, all within easy reach of the beautiful Daugleddau Estuary in Pembrokeshire

“Same, same but different.” It’s a phrase that anyone who’s been travelling in South East Asia will be familiar with; Dragonfly Woodland Camping’s owner, Jacob, among them. Fresh back from travels in Asia and Australia, he decided to follow (almost) in his mum’s footsteps to launch a campsite on the idyllic Pembrokeshire farm they live on. Mum Nicola, you see, is behind the similarly-named Dragonfly Camping. Highly-rated by Hipcamp customers, her site is glamping-only while Jacob’s new venture is very much back-to-basics camping or “wild camping with perks”, as he puts it. One family, one farm, two different approaches to staying in the great outdoors. Like we said: same, same but not quite the same.

Book a pitch at Dragonfly Woodland Camping and, as well as a place to pitch your tent among the trees, you’ll get a hand-crafted shelter, a picnic bench and a fire pit with log seating. You’ll get use of the eco-friendly facilities with biodegradable washing-up liquid and shower gel thrown in. And you’ll have access to the hand-crafted timber and stretched canvas communal under-cover area where wet weather is more likely to bring on a table tennis tournament than put a dampener on things.

The influence of Jacob’s time spent travelling can be seen in the sociable spaces and laid-back feel of the site but his background as a renewable energy and engineering graduate is also evident. Structures are well-designed and the only power on site is solar. The provided wood for campfires is sustainably sourced from the farm though you’ll be expected to split it yourself and may want to send the kids out to collect tinder and kindling. And, if you need to brush up on your bushcraft, don’t fear as lessons are available on site.

While you could easily spend a few days just relaxing on site, you’ll want to get out and explore the area too. If you’ve got a kayak, strap it to the roof and drive two minutes downhill to Cresswell Quay where you can launch in to the peaceful waters of the Daugleddau Estuary. If you like to walk, stroll half hour to Lawrenny Village fuel up at the quayside tearooms and then wander in to the National Trust-owned Cleddau Woodlands. And don’t forget this is Pembrokeshire so some of Wales’ best beaches and the Wales Coast Path are also within reach.

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52 Ratings · 45 reviews
Sara ?.recommends
August 27, 2023
We had a fantastic ten day stay at Dragonfly Camping. Our pitch (Bluebell) was secluded but close to shared amenities including hot showers, spotlessly clean (and well stocked with toilet roll!) toilets, washing up facilities, freezer, USB ports for charging mobile phones, table tennis table and swing (which our daughters loved!). This is a really considered campsite with attention paid to what campers actually need. We really appreciated our fire pit, access to free firewood and shelter with picnic table for when the weather was unpredictable. Jacob was incredibly helpful, communicating with us before our visit and coming to our rescue when our van broke down (on arrival!) at 10pm in the rain on the wrong pitch on the wrong part of the campsite!
Jo W.recommends
August 18, 2023
We really enjoyed our 6 night stay at Dragonfly camping on the Doormouse pitch. The covered shelter made a massive difference in the Welsh weather and the tree swing provided a great meeting place for kids staying on the campground. In other respects the facilities were great (probably the best campsite shower we have experienced, although that is a very low bar!!) and the other people camping were very friendly.
Amy P.recommends
July 23, 2023
A really lovely campsite! All the pitches feel very private and are well kitted out with your own firepit and covered picnic table which was very handy in the rain! The site is a short drive to Tenby, Saundersfoot and Pembroke with lots to do. Would definitely go back we had a great stay.
Helen W.recommends
July 14, 2023
A little piece of unspoilt paradise
We loved camping on Jacob's land. It's a magically unspoilt site in the woods that has been sympathetically turned into an eco place to go back in time and enjoy the landscape, its sounds and other senses. We would thoroughly recommend. And thanks for the firewood Jacob :)
Gina S.recommends
May 24, 2023
Lovely campsite
This was one of the loveliest campsites I’ve stayed in. It was a beautiful woodland setting, calm, natural and very well planned out. Each plot felt private and well laid out with firepit and seats as well as a covered picnic table. It makes me smile to read the tagline, “wild camping with perks”. Yes, all the feeling of being back to nature with all the comfort of 5 star campsite.
Craig M.recommends
September 20, 2022
Great campsite set in the woods, pitches are excellent great size with standing shelter, tables and fire pit already available. Great location to explore Pembrokeshire
Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jacob D.Joined in July 2019
From the host
Dragonfly Campsite is nestled in a 9 acre woodland on our 300 acre organic dairy farm on the edge of the Cleddau estuary. It is a quiet rural location within easy reach of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches and National Park or a 5 minute drive to Lawrenny estuary where you can launch your own small boats and canoes. Each pitch is in a clearing within the wood and comes with its own shelter, fire pit and picnic table. There is plenty of room to pitch a couple of tents, park your car or campervan and space for the children to play. As there are only 10 pitches, it is never crowded or packed and a bit more like a wild campsite with perks. Peace and quiet and enjoying nature with a few creature comforts is what we aim to provide. Whether it is toasting marshmallows around your own campfire or gazing at the stars on a balmy summer’s night, it is a family or couple experience we hope will be memorable. Please note that Dragonfly Camping is off grid with renewable energy technology and sustainability at the core of our ethos. All of our electricity is supplied via solar panels so there are no 3 pin plug sockets, electric hook-up charging points or Wi-Fi. However there is 4G coverage across some of the site and a few USB charging points in the communal area for phones.
Nearby attractions

Bushcraft/ foraging courses can be arranged onsite with Dan from Blackrock outdoor company (https://www.blackrockoutdoorcompany.co.uk). It’s less than five minutes’ drive to the Cleddau Estuary where you can kayak, canoe or sail the peaceful waterways from a launching point at Lawrenny Quay. The banks of the river also offer great walking through the National Trust-owned Cleddau Woodlands. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is less than 20 miles away where there’s plenty of great walks including, of course, some of the most stunning stretches of the Wales Coast Path. Barafundle Bay, often cited as one of the world’s best beaches, is a 20-minute (13-mile) drive from the campsite. For surfing, stand-up paddleboarding or coasteering try the Outer Reef Surf School (01646 680070) who offer lessons and courses along the Pembrokeshire Coast. The beach at Tenby, on the south coast, is probably the closest to site (10 miles away). There are castles at Pembroke (01646 681510), Manorbier (01834 870071) and Carew (01646 651782) all within 10 miles of site. There’s child-friendly fun at Oakwood Theme Park (01834 815170) and Blue Lagoon Waterpark – both around a 10-minute drive away. And Folly Farm Adventure Park is just a little further.

Food and drink

You can walk less than a mile to the nearest pub, the Cresselly Arms (01646 651210), or take a 5-minute drive to the Lawrenny Arms (01646 651367) or Lawrenny's Quayside Tearooms (01646 651574). Further afield, the award-winning Café Môr (07422 535345), a seafood shack based at Freshwater West beach, comes recommended and Tenby (10 miles away) has a wide variety of good restaurants and pubs. To stock up on food for the campsite, head to Bubbleton Farm Shop and Kitchen (01834 501871) or head to the Co-op, a 15-minute drive away, in Kilgetty. There are a variety of shops and supermarkets at Pembroke Dock.

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