A small, tents-only, off-grid campsite on a working sheep farm in rural Pembrokeshire
At first glance, Great Redford Camping is a fairly back-to-basics affair. It’s a tent-only campsite of five pitches on a 25-acre sheep farm. Just below the surface, however, it becomes clear that there are plenty of little touches that go down well with proper campers. There's a private compost loo for every pitch, for example, and a picnic bench each too, while sustainably sourced firewood is included in the price. But there’s more to it than that. Owner Lisa and her two children have put together a simple and functional base, with a focus on low-impact living, from which to explore nearly everything that Pembrokeshire has to offer.
Situated just a couple of miles south of the quaint, and increasingly famous, town of Narberth and a ten-minute drive north from the stunning beaches of Amroth and Saundersfoot, this is a campsite that you might not want to leave once you’ve pegged down the guy ropes, but that you probably should. In all directions there is something to do for families and for couples alike. That’s not to say there is nothing to do on the campsite itself. One of the adjacent fields has been mown especially for the use of ball games and guests are free to roam the farm or wander lazily down to the brook and dipping pond where indigenous tree species have recently been planted as part of a rewilding project.
On the perimeter of the camping field, marked by the hazel and hawthorn hedgerows, are the facilities: three good hot water showers with cubicles tastefully upcycled from pallets, a washing up sink and extra basins for brushing teeth. Don’t forget head torches, though – there's no artificial lighting here. All the better for marvelling at the blanket of stars you’ll find yourself under on cloudless nights. The minimal light pollution is just another reminder of what makes this site so special; a quiet, rural location, with bucket loads of space yet still within five miles of the coast. As you drive past the caravan site near the farm entrance and mill about in busy Tenby, 25 minutes' away, you can feel just a little bit smug you found somewhere so far from the crowds yet so close to the attractions. And far more than the basic site it seemed at first glance.
Narberth, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lisa K.Joined in July 2021
6 Ratings · 6 reviews
September 10, 2021
It’s like this site has answered all my camping woes - primarily having an abundance of space around our pitch and our own (composting) toilet. It was great to escape and have privacy and peace here. Lisa was on hand to offer local advice, clean the facilities daily and also provided an amazing pizza night for our tricky to cater for family of 5. The beaches nearby are stunning and the campsite is nicely situated to visit beautiful Pembrokeshire. We wish Lisa all the best for this brilliant new venture.
August 31, 2021
My family and I had a wonderful time at Great Redford.The location made it possible to explore the beautiful south wales. The facilities were good and cleaned daily. I would definitely recommend this site.
August 31, 2021
This was our first trip away for over 2 years as a family of 5 and it did not disappoint! We were greeted with a lovely warm welcome from Lisa's daughter, who showed us around and gave us all the info we needed. The compost loo was no issue as it was cleaned everyday. We really enjoyed having our own private loo, especially with young kids. The pitches are just so lovely and spacious with the fire pit and picnic table. We had a stunning view from our pitch. We had a wonderful stay in an idyllic location making amazing memories as a family. Will definitely be back.
August 25, 2021
Lisa and her family are wonderfully great hosts! The five pitches are super generous in size and there is a great playing field for everyone to enjoy. Each pitch comes with its own composting toilet which Lisa keeps fastidiously clean - thanks so much LIsa! The showers were beautifully hot, although it took courage from our teens to use them (not much privacy). Lisa hosted an excellent pizza night once a week which was the perfect chance to meet all the other campers - this immediately gave the campsite a really friendly feel. We've given it four stars, but it will definitely be five stars after completion of the utility block - where Lisa even provided fridge and freezer space, which was extremely useful for a 2 week stay!
August 18, 2021
An impromptu decision to holiday in Wales led us to find this campsite. It was a perfect campsite experience. A massive pitch with plenty of space for our toddler to roam and explore. We all enjoyed the views from our hill top pitch where we could watch the tractors, listen to the birds and bug hunt. Owner Lisa was ever so friendly and welcoming with lots of great ideas of where to explore nearby. A great campsite to be near all the beaches and castles but far far away from the crowds to enjoy plenty of peace and quiet.
August 13, 2021
Hello this was our first trip away for over two years like majority of us. And it was also our first family camping trip together….so a lot of pressure on this site!
However from start to finish the booking and details were very clear and a lot of information on there for us. When we arrived on site the owner was very pleasant and give us a lot of information but also give us a lot of our own space which was very cool I thought. The site the self is very private and overlooks beautiful countryside unlike other campsites that I have seen and been on individually before this was lovely and secluded and we had our own amenities close by i.e. which I thought was a great touch was the toilet also the showers were close by water was in hand and anything you needed whilst we were there the owner was very helpful and even give us some cards and games/kids to play with on the rainy day.
We only stayed there three days but this was more than enough for our family but I would love to say we would definitely come back here again as there is not overcrowded and the site was lovely.
From the host
Great Redford Camping is a small family run campsite, set in 25 acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, with far reaching rural views. We are centrally located in Pembrokeshire, just under two miles from the vibrant town of Narberth, with its independent stores, cafes and restaurants and a short drive (5 miles) to our closest beaches Amroth and Wiseman's Bridge. A little further but still within easy reach are the popular seaside towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot. To the north of the county are the towns of Fishguard and Newport and the city of St David's, with its historic cathedral. Whether you want to walk The National Park Coastal Path, try coast-steering, head out surfing to one of the many beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches, cycle the Ironman route, which runs past the bottom of the drive, visit Dylan Thomas's boathouse in Laurgharne, visit one of the many castles of Pembrokeshire or simply relax, Great Redford is an ideally positioned holiday destination.
It’s the coast that most people come to this part of Wales for. To the south, less than 20 minutes’ drive away, are the world class, blue flag beaches of Saundersfoot (particularly popular with young families because of its shallow waters) and Amroth, a half-mile-long stretch of flat sandy beach, perfect for beach games and fossil hunting at low tide. Just a tad further west is the picturesque seaside town of Tenby, where it's possible to take a short boat trip to Caldey Island (01834 844453), home of the Cistercian monks. For walking trails the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path offers 186 miles of mostly cliff-top level hiking, the southern end of which is at Amroth. If it's woodland walking you’re after then Conaston Woods is under six miles from the campsite. For shops and gift shopping, the town of Narberth, two miles north-west of the campsite, is well worth a visit. Named as one of the best places to live in Wales by The Sunday Times, the judges highlighted that Narberth’s high street is its “greatest asset, with the riches on offer ranging from clothes, homeware and arts and crafts to local produce from Andrew Rees’s butchers or the Welsh deli Fforc (01834 861994) (01834 861892).” Additionally, Folly Farm Zoo (01834 812731) and Clerkenhill Adventure Farm (01437 751227), both about a ten-minute drive from the campsite, offer excellent days out for families with younger children.
Food and drink
Narberth is the place to go for food and drink, it has a wealth of choices. Ultracomida (01834 861491) is a small restaurant/deli serving high quality tapas. Give Top Joe’s (01834 218380) a try for artisan homemade pizza. PlumVanilla Cafe (01834 862762) offers cooked breakfast, tea and cake and has vegetarian and vegan options. For the best seafood in the area go to Madtom Seafood Cafe Bar (01834 860506). Fire and Ice (01834 861995) is not to be missed for its incredible selection of award-winning real ales, ciders, gin and whisky. It also has a selection of artisanal sorbets and ice creams. For any other essentials Wise Buys (01834 861880) is a deli, greengrocers and ‘old fashioned sweet shop’ serving coffee to go.