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North Lodge

· Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire, Wales
2 acres hosted by Jane E.
3 glamping pitches · 2 tent pitches
Unassuming little site tucked away in one of the least visited corners of Pembrokeshire

You’ll likely be greeted by sheepdogs Beau and Luke and/or a clutch of rescue chickens as you drive into North Lodge, an unassuming little campsite in the grounds of the former Pant-y-Deri Estate and the shadow of the Preseli Hills. It consists of a selection of unmarked but secluded pitches set between rhododendron bushes and high hedges. Site owners Jane and Martin Callaby make sustainability and recycling a central tenet of the North Lodge experience and are heavily involved in a wide variety of eco-schemes. That said, there’s never a holier-than-thou attitude to camping here – the welcome is warm and friendly and above all there’s a genuine laid back feeling to the site.

What’s especially nice is that this is a part of Pembrokeshire that the guide books and tourist brochures generally overlook in favour of the more high profile coastline (one of the most spectacular sections of which is still only a short drive away). You’ll find it hard to resist the temptation to walk in the blue-shadowed Preseli Hills in the near distance, from the summits of which, on a clear day, you can see most of West Wales and even Ireland’s Wicklow Hills on the other side of the Irish Sea.

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Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jane E.Joined in June 2015
8 Ratings · 11 reviews
Robert K.doesn't recommend
June 24, 2022
Horse Lorry-Rumenco, in wild meadow
We expected very basic, but clean accommodation, however, the place was a hell hole, with dirty dishevelled bedding (bottom sheet), which had dried grass on and stains, there was dried food stains on the dining table, the toilet leaked on first use, The place was disgusting. The meadow was a small strimmed area and there is absolutely no view, due to hight bushes/trees obscuring the distance. This was advertised as a romantic spot for two, it is a dirty hell hole. The shower, nowhere near the horsebox, is in a delapidated shed near the entrance of the site. You're given a dirty wheelbarrow to put your belongings in to get to the horsebox. Needless to say, we did not stay, we had to find alternative accommodation, which isn't easy, late in the afternoon, with a dog! Luckily, we found a lovely lady who knew someone with availability, so our holiday wasn't completely ruined, but we are very much out of pocket. The host isn't replying to emails. Hipcamp say they're looking into our complaint.
Gary P.recommends
August 8, 2021
Damson Eco Cabin, secluded orchard
We stayed recently, August, you will be transported to a time gone by experience, truly off grid. From the moment you approach( Damson) through a shrub, bush and plant canopy into a "small glen" of nature, peace, wildlife and best of all completely private ( completely surrounded by trees, shrubs etc) to give a perspective of being in true British wilderness, you are taken to a bygone time of holidays. The Hut, is well appointed, with a double and a Day Bed which converts to a double( if required) a dining table, log burner, adequate storage and a covered porch. Little touches here and there are thoughtful and in keeping. If you truly want a back to basics, escape from the World stay, then this is the place. Toilet for Damson is a "Dunny style " with a camping type toilet. Few spiders but adds to the experience. Kitchen facilities are more than adequate with a sink, well organised recycling and some added extras. (Need to boil kettle for washing up water) Shower area is OK, it's warm, gets you clean but as with the whole experience do not expect "luxury" as this is truly not what this is about. The owners are amazing, happy to help, with a great appreciation of their surroundings and their objective. It is truly OFF GRID, so take your torches, candles(safely), charge banks for your phones( if you need them!) Buy extra logs for the log burner if it gets chilly, playing cards in front of the light of the fire, with just sounds of nature was lovely. Be prepared to forget about, dishwashers, fridges, TV and all that other paraphernalia and Embrace the experience. You will not regret it.
Natasha R.recommends
July 27, 2021
Camping Pitch
Stayed at North Lodge camping this weekend and we were amazed by the camp - more importantly the dog was having the best holiday :) Situated in a fantastic area - with loads of things to do locally. But the best for us was the campsite itself , we loved the eco approach to the campsite. We will definitely be back at some point in the near future :D
Nicola C.recommends
July 14, 2021
Camping Pitch
Lovely small field for our exclusive use, awash with wild flowers and wildlife. The composting toilet was clean and environmentally friendly, down a long path away from the camping areas. The owners were friendly. The area beautiful. The shower was the only thing that let it down. I would definitely go back for another weekend away.
Niki B.recommends
August 31, 2019
Camping Pitch
The perfect campsite if you like a basic, quiet camping experience. We loved staying there. All the amenities required are provided. We particularly liked the wild, natural, rustic nature of North Lodge. Martin and Jane never over-fill the site with campers so you get a fantastic feeling of space and privacy. If you are a wild camping kind of person you're going to love North Lodge!
Lee W.recommends
August 19, 2019
Camping Pitch
With the peaceful surroundings and lovely people we had an absolutely lovely stay.the campfire was great and had all the facilities we needed.
From the host
North Lodge is a traditional campsite with  picturesque views over the Preseli Hills in remote Pembrokeshire.  Long grass and hedges surround  a selection of the grass pitches allowing maximum privacy for guests. The unique off grid cabins and horse lorry all have their own private spaces.  At night, campers can enjoy star gazing around a campfire and, by day, there are many beaches to explore just 10 minutes away.  For walkers there's the Coastal path or inland there are many different woodland, hill and riverside walks.  
Nearby attractions
Nearby Cenarth has lovely waterfalls and a good selection of pubs/tearooms although it can get busy, plus the National Coracle Centre (01239 710980). Wales’ biggest and best preserved Neolithic dolmenPentre Ifan is a few minutes’ drive away and above it are the Preseli Hills from where the Bluestones of Stonehenge were quarried.
Food and drink
The best option is The Boncath Inn (01239 841241), less than five-minutes’ drive away, a traditional, friendly pub offering decent pub grub and ales. Just down the coast at Newport is the Cnapan Restaurant (01239 820575), one of the best eateries in Pembrokeshire.
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