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Into The Sticks
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30 reviews
· Letterston, Wales
22 acres
8 units
1 Glamping
7 Tent
Wonderfully back-to-basics tent camping in Pembrokeshire, hidden among the thicket and fauna at the end of a secluded lane
A patchwork of gorse, thicket, woodland, meadow and marsh, stitched along the banks of the Western Cleddau River, make Into the Sticks the most aptly named campsites in West Wales. It's a place lost to the outside world in all the right ways. Down a narrow country lane overgrown on either side, this semi-wild 22-acre smallholding is a wonderfully hidden spot where only tent campers are allowed – save for the lucky pair who nab a few nights in the 'Tiny Home', an off-grid wooden cabin with a double bed, kitchen and stove. On most days campers play second fiddle to wildlife, with much of the campsite a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. Otters have been spotted on forays from the river, wildflowers and orchids grow and tiny, native birds flitter between the bright yellow flowers of the thicket. Despite the thoroughly natural scene though – aided by the primal smoke of campfires and rustic, handmade table and log benches provided at each pitch – the campsite is never too far from civilisation. It’s a short stroll to a farm barn that has been converted into a warm communal space with sofas and games, while a covered ‘camp kitchen’ and washing up space adds further convenience. Hot showers are provided, a super-swanky eco-toilet too and, when the weather turns bad, there's the wherewithal to organise impromptu wet weather workshops for all ages – build a bird box or craft an artistic masterpiece out of flotsam, jetsam and drift wood from the Pembrokeshire beaches six miles away. Yet while the village pub and playground are within walking distance and the coastal attractions of Pembrokeshire and the Preseli Mountains are just a short drive away, this campsite is so adept at getting you back to nature, you may well choose simply to stay put. The modern world is lost here to the sound of the stream and the crackle of the campsite. With nature trails to explore and dens to build in the adjacent ancient woodland, why would you go anywhere else?
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Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Surfing
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Beach
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Mountainous
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Letterston, 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 Into The Sticks S.Joined in March 2017
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10 Ratings · 30 reviews
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Chantelle W.recommends
September 21, 2021
Tiny Home Experience
Stayed at the tiny home for a short break away and it was an amazing experience. The location of the site is great, we made use of the pub and fish and chip shop in the village, was very tasty and walkable from the site! Great location for driving right walking out to explore Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest! Lovely lovely owners, very helpful and chatty! Very welcoming! Was lovely to see them feed the Shetland pony’s in the morning and evening! The tiny home itself is not so tiny, very spacious inside and lots of storage! The fact there was so much there for us to use was great as we didn’t have to bring pots, mugs, kettle etc! The facilities on the site were amazing, way way way more than we expected! A wonderful forest to explore, plenty of nature walks on site, lovely games area where we spent an evening playing darts and pool (they also have a fridge and freezer which was a life saver)! The toilets and shower both communally and in the tiny home were very clean and well stocked up! Loved our experience and the views were breathtaking! We hope to return soon!
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Jeremy C.recommends
July 25, 2021
Grass Tent Pitch
The quality of the environment and layout of the site - plenty of space between pitches - made for a very relaxing time. The beaches within 20 mins drive are fantastic, particularly Traeth Llyfyn and Abermawr. It’s also reassuring that our impact on the local environment is kept to a minimum. All in all a great place to spend time. Joe and Kev are fab hosts and make you feel very welcome.
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Kayleigh ?.
July 20, 2021
Couldn't have asked for a nicer stay in Pembrokeshire. Kev and Jo make you feel so welcome and go out their way to make sure you have a great stay. We loved meeting all the animals at the campsite, and exploring the trails along on the river. We really felt like we were in the wilderness but with a few luxuries thrown in, like the warm showers and homemade breakfast muffins. Just wish we were able to stay longer but we will definitely be back again. Thanks for a wonderful stay Jo and Kev 💕
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Kayleigh M.recommends
July 20, 2021
Grass Tent Pitch
Couldn't have asked for a nicer stay in Pembrokeshire. Kev and Jo make you feel so welcome and go out their way to make sure you have a great stay. We loved meeting all the animals at the campsite, and exploring the trails along on the river. We really felt like we were in the wilderness but with a few luxuries thrown in, like the warm showers and homemade breakfast muffins. Just wish we were able to stay longer but we will definitely be back again. Thanks for a wonderful stay Jo and Kev 💕
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William B.recommends
July 19, 2021
Grass Tent Pitch
Amazingly beautiful campsite, proper back to nature. Fabulous rambling tracks through the woods, meadows and along the river. Jo and Kev are lovely, fantastic hosts. Great spot for exploring Pembrokeshire, 20mins from the coast.
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Myles M.recommends
July 18, 2021
Grass Tent Pitch
A great location with owners committed to an ethos that runs through everything they do and offer on the site. Kevin and Jo are great hosts for whom nothing seems to be too much. They work incredibly hard to ensure the site is spotless, the nature trail (SSSI) is well maintained and as close to a natural state as you could wish for and the chickens, pigs sheep and ponies on site fit into the environment as much as the HUGE variety of wildlife species we saw while there.
From the host
Into the Sticks campsite is the perfect campsite for a technology detox! Breathe the clean air and enjoy sharing acres of unspoilt natural space with the local wildlife. The campsite is situated at the end of a no through road in a secluded peaceful valley teeming with wildlife and just a few miles from Pembrokeshire’s famous coastline and wild beaches. There are no signs of the modern world, only the sounds of birdsong and running water. The campsite offers a level area to pitch your tents, and free dry wood for your campfires. Individual pitches are spread out over the meadow in a 14 acre private nature reserve and with only a handful of families on site everyone has a good degree of privacy. Each pitch has a rustic picnic table and benches and there is a covered camping kitchen/washing area (eco friendly washing up liquid is provided by the campsite). They have a luxury dry toilet (twinned with a toilet in Cambodia) and free hot shower with eco-friendly soap and shampoo. Into The Sticks have a weekly wood fired pizza night during the school holidays . There are reclaimed bikes available to use free of charge and if you fancy something more challenging you can visit Pembrokeshire Coast just 6 miles away and have a go at Surfing, Coasteering, Kayaking and Rock climbing or head off hill walking in the Preseli Mountains or on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Into The Sticks is a Greener Camping Club certified site so visitors must join the club to stay here, only £10 per year for the family. A proportion of the membership fee goes towards conservation projects and environmental enhancement on site.
Nearby attractions
Drive (or cycle) the six miles to the Pembrokeshire coast, renowned for its dramatic coastal footpath and excellent beaches (25 beaches within 20 minute drive). Much of it is now a designated national park. Try surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing, or stay inland to explore the Preseli Mountains (10 miles by car) steeped in history with wild landscape and rocky outcrops. For rainy days, there's a lovely community run cinema in Fishguard – Theatr Gwaun (01348 873421; six miles) – with daily films, plays and stand-up comedy or the famous Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen in St Davids (15 miles). It's a short walk or cycle up to the village where there are playing fields and tennis courts, shops and services.
Food and drink
Fresh organic eggs and herbs are available on the farm and emergency munchies are also available – marshmallows, chocolate, crisps, snack bars and the like all at reasonable prices in our 24hr honesty shop. In summer there are fairly regular wood fired pizza nights run by the site owners. You can also pre-order organic fruit, veg, dairy and whole foods before your stay. Meanwhile, in Letterston village itself, there is an award winning fish and chip shop and restaurant (01348 840621; 1½ miles) plus a local butcher with groceries (01348 840838). Head a little further for the local pub (01348 840444; two miles). A pop-up community café also runs at church hall (¾ mile) each Friday.
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