Bring your own tent to camp in the woods or pick a tent in the wildflower meadow, all within walking distance of Millford Haven's natural harbour
There’s no castle on Castle Pill Farm, an agricultural smallholding one mile from Millford Haven and the Daugleddau estuary, but you can find natural fortifications in the shape of hulking, bushy hedgerows and great, turret like trees. A tiny stream is the closest thing you might find to a moat, bubbling its waters east to a tidal inlet, while battalions of sheep patrol the local fields. In all, it’s a pastoral scene reflecting the farm’s variety – through the years they have grown potatoes, established a pick-your-own fruit business and opened a small farm shop – and today there’s an even newer venture: a gorgeous glampsite.
Split between an open meadow of long, lush grass and a wooded glade with small clearings, Eco-Escapes Glamping offers seven fully furnished bell tents, each sleeping up to four people. Inside they feature beds and soft furnishings, while outside each tent is accompanied by a private barbecue shelter and picnic table. Though the campsite is off-grid, comforts aren’t lacking. Solar lighting, gas-powered showers and even a wood-fired hot tub hidden among the trees keep glampers nicely pampered, while ‘extreme’ badminton offers some extra fun – the court has been mown on a jaunty angle, meaning players on either side have to factor in the slope.
The entire glamping site, in fact, is on a gentle angle, which reaches down towards the tidal inlet. It's just a hundred metres from your tent to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which you can follow to the waters edge. As you go, the footpath tumbles through a large wood, home to a pair of community-built roundhouses with a campfire area adjacent to the stream. It’s a perfect patch for paddling and dam building – children love it. From the water’s edge, keen walkers can either follow the meandering coast (at low tide) along the old railway line path all the way to Milford Marina or you can stick to the coastal path to the quaint village of Hazelbeach taking in views of the impressive energy infrastructure of Milford Haven along the way.
By car, meanwhile, the whole Pembrokeshire coast becomes your oyster. It’s 20 minutes to St Brides Bay, the water sports-friendly village of Dale and the picturesque harbour town of Tenby or bring bikes and tour the Brunel cycle trail, a long and lovely flat cycle trail which starts at Neyland Marina and extends to Haverfordwest, through the village of Johnston.
Milford Haven Sa73 1 Dn, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kirsty K.Joined in June 2017
1 Ratings · 7 reviews
July 27, 2022
Bluebell Wildflower Meadow Camping
The campsite was very open and lovely , lots 0f space to chill and enjoy the weather . A fire place set up which was so helpful and easy to use. Also came with a picnic bench which was very much used. The owners were so lovely and we caught then a few times where we said hello to their dog and had a nice chat. They allowed some friends to come down for the day which was very kind. The campsite has a small walk which takes u to a road which is about 1-2k away from milford haven. There were loads of taxi services and small walks nearby. Overall loved it and will be back. The campsite is very excluded and feels like you are one kf the only people left so it feels very calm and quiet.
August 25, 2020
Loved my time at this site, the land was in such an ideal location.
The family who own the site were very welcoming and were out to help us whenever we needed it.
Would definitely recommend this site to anyone wanting to go to wales.
September 9, 2019
We stayed for 4 nights in August. The bell tent was great, everything we needed to cook, sleep and chill. Lovely views and the hot tub was an added bonus. Special thanks to our hosts for helping us out when our car broke down, even accommodating us for any extra night at short notice.
July 15, 2019
Absolutely wonderful campsite with the owners going above and beyond with great thoughtful touches that make your stay really enjoyable. The pitches are well spaced apart, meaning you don’t feel cramped in with a million other tents.
August 27, 2018
We stayed for two nights, with our very energetic cocker spaniel. The pitches were a good size, separated, with each having its own fire-pit and picnic bench which was very thoughtful. Having such a small number of pitches (I think only 5 in our field) meant that it was very peaceful, personal and private. The owners have a big dog called Teddy that follows them around on their errands, so they are very happy to have dogs on the campsite.
A lot of the pembrokeshire sights are within a 30 min drive and there are large supermarkets nearby. Will be staying again.
July 26, 2018
Many wonderful walks, stunning coves and bays to enjoy nearby along with easy access to Milford Haven to buy food, supplies etc. A delightful, laidback haven in the heart of South Pembrokeshire.
From the host
Eco-Escape is our small, family-run, dog-friendly, off-grid (no EHU) and eco-friendly campsite, nestled in the valley of our working farm. Ancient Oak Woodland trails, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and an inlet of the Tidal Estuary are all within 100m of your tents, and just a short walk up the country lane, you will find the local pub, serving hearty pub food. We offer spacious meadow camping and campervan pitches, and secluded woodland camping pitches, have awesome facilities, plenty of space and are
ideally situated for exploring the best of both the North and South of Pembrokeshire - with Tenby, Dale, St David's, Freshwater West, Barafundle Bay, Stackpole, Saundersfoot and a number of fun-filled family adventure activities within a 25-minute drive. Our closest beach is just a 10 min drive too, and is dog-friendly all year round.We offer a family-friendly escape away from the hustle-and-bustle, a chance to relax and reconnect with family and friends, and an opportunity to let your kids go wild in nature, try new experiences, see new, breathtaking places, and feed the soul with wild and fun adventures! Having grown up on a farm in the heart of Pembrokeshire, we have a deep appreciation for the countryside, and our beloved environment, and so are passionate about recycling and up-cycling, and doing our part to look after the environment.
Therefore, we have many eco-features to our site, including; up-cycled
firepits and furniture, solar-powered phone charging and a freezer for ice blocks, sustainable firewood and charcoal for sale and homemade shelters, solar lighting and we offset our energy use by having wind turbines gently generating away on the edge of the farmland. There’s no electricity for lights, so bring your torches; just firelight and the starry night sky!
It's a few hundred metres from your tent to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which you can follow to the Castle Pill Inlet of the Daugleddau estuary. From the water’s edge, you can continue to Milford Marina, home to a number of shops, cafés, a maritime museum (01646 694496), boat trips, a waterfront gallery and several popular waterfront bars and restaurants, or you can head along the coast path to the village of Hazelbeach and it's dog-friendly pub The Ferry Inn (01646 600270). It's a 10-minute drive to the unspoilt and dog-friendly beach of Sandy Haven, while the big sandy beach of Broad Haven is only a 15 minute drive away with a beach-side shop, pub, café and opportunities to hire wetsuits, kayaks, paddles and surf boards. For a spot of history, it's 15 minutes to Henry VII’s Pembroke Castle (01646 681510) and 30 minutes to the stunning cathedral (01437 720202) that classifies tiny St Davids as a city (the smallest city in the UK). For food and drink enthusiasts Caws Cenarth cheese factory (01239 710432) and tasting room is not to be missed, and neither is the tour of the Cwm Deri Vineyard (01834 891274).
Food and drink
Depending on the season, the site may potentially have fresh farm produce (pork, bacon, eggs, home grown veg and salad stuffs) available to buy. For a meal out, try The Harbour Master (01646 695493) and Martha’s Vineyard (01646 697083) at Milford Marina, serving fresh seafood dishes. There are also a number of lovely little cafés and shops along the marina front. The Jolly Sailor (01646 600378) at Burton is also excellent. They serve reasonably priced and hearty pub grub with fantastic views of the river. It also has seats outside, so you can take your dog with you. Finally, try a visit to Neyland Marina where The Bar (01646 602550) is particularly good.