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Preseli Glamping
33 reviews
· Haverfordwest, Wales
1 acre
15 units
1 Glamping
14 Tent
Camping and glamping in a quiet corner of a Pembrokeshire adventure centre, with a bar on the doorstep and a beach down the road
Down a narrow lane crowded by cow parsley, Preseli Glamping is found – a gently sloping camping meadow that rolls down to a stretch of wild woodland set just back from the Pembrokeshire coast. Amongst wildflowers and sapling trees, just 14 spacious camping pitches fringe the Preseli Glamping meadow, each with a picnic table and firepit, plus access to the all-new eco shower block. There's oodles of space for lying around in the sun or stretching out in extended child's pose and tucked away, enclosed in a little glade, there's also a show-stopping geodesic dome. Kitted out with a double bed, two futons and a toasty log-burning stove, the dome, almost encircled by the trees, provides a wonderful feeling of solitude – something only accentuated at night, when the campfire’s going and the stars are out in full force. When you fancy being sociable, the Preseli Venture eco lodge is just a few minutes' walk away – where you can book in for home-cooked meals or simply enjoy an evening beer in the lodge’s outdoor courtyard area, with views down to the sea. In fact, Abermawr Beach is a mere one mile away (and eminently walkable), while popular beaches like Abereiddy are less than 15 minutes by car. St Davids, the tiny cathedral city that sticks out on the map, is also within easy reach, as are Solva, Newgale and Whitesands Bay. From the adventure centre next door, meanwhile, sea kayaking trips can be arranged (for all levels) and the Preseli Venture team are the most experienced people to take you surfing and coasteering at different locations in the area. All trips are led with the same zeal and enthusiasm that owner Sophie had when she first started the business back in the ‘80s. And, while in those days, swimming into sea caves, paddling through gullies and jumping off cliffs was something reserved for adrenaline junkies and eccentrics, today it’s become one of the most popular seaside activities in Wales. It would almost be rude not to don a lifejacket and try it out.
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Haverfordwest, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Preseli V.Joined in June 2019
8 Ratings · 33 reviews
Jady P.recommends
July 30, 2022
Feather Star
Amazing camping spot, space to roam
We loved our time at Preseli Glamping. The pitches are spacious and there is plenty of room between them. We also appreciated the fact that cars are not allowed on the site itself. A fantastic place to stay. It also helped that the sun shone throughout our stay ☀️
Nic C.recommends
July 29, 2022
Blenny's Nook2
A lovely campsite
It is a simple but beautiful campsite. It has the basics of shower/toilet block along with charging points and a freezer for your ice blocks and that is all. The pitches are a generous size and nicely spaced so it's communal but you are not on top of each other with long grass dividing the areas. The staff were lovely and were very friendly when we met them to buy our logs for the fire. We loved that each pitch had its own firepit and bench. We would love to go back again as it was so peaceful and lots to do nearby. Thanks for having us.
Rob D.recommends
June 2, 2022
Kelp Beds
Lovely camp site.
We loved our stay at preseli glamping. The site is well considered. Each pitch has plenty of space and the site isn’t overloaded with pitches, like many others. The wash facilities are very good and regularly cleaned. The outside wash-up setup is good, could be marginally better with a better cover for inclement weather, but this is nit picking. We found the freezer didn’t re-freeze our blocks very well, but that is an issue easily solved. The wild flowers left to grow are amazing, the fire places and available fire wood a nice touch. Correspondence with Ruth was great. Would recommend the walk to Abermawr.
Amie C.
September 19, 2021
Fulmar's Nest2
Very basic campsite, the 4 “bathrooms” are actually a converted hanger with 4 toilets and showers in cubicles, the hanger gets very steamy when the showers have been on so beware your towel and clean clothes get very damp in there, if you are short like me (5ft 4in) you won’t get the full benefit of the shower as by the time it reaches you it’s just a mist of water, I also found it was impossible to have a shower without getting hair wet and this wasn’t great as due to no hair drying facilities it left me freezing cold at night whilst my hair was wet and still damp by morning ! Admittedly I knew it was an eco campsite but was hoping that there would be at least one plug socket in the bathroom to allow for a hair dryer (or in the utility shed which has a phone charger point and freezer). The pitches were spacious but grounds not as well kept as per website pictures, over all a lovely peaceful campsite but could do with some better toilet and shower facilities and the luxury of being able to dry your hair ! Club house next door was apparently only for people staying in the eco lodge and if we wanted to eat there it was if there was any left over availability and that the eco lodge customers got priority. Fantastic pub a short drive away called the farmers arms food was top notch and reasonably priced.
Robbi G.doesn't recommend
September 15, 2021
Grey Seal2
I cannot knock the campsite itself at all. Large pitches, picnic table and fire pit on each pitch, brand new shower/toilet block that is well maintained and kept clean. It's in a beautiful location, plenty of wildlife and local walks. Short drives to all the local points of interest. Was fantastic. Only two minor points, throughout our stay there wasn't a member of staff to be seen on the campsite at all, just occasion visits from "Tiggs" the campsite cat. There is an information board in the carpark which states there will be a member of staff available between 6/7pm. we didn't see anyone between these times. Next door is the "ecoLodge" which is ran by the same company, but whenever we went there for breakfast / drinks, we were made to feel like outsiders. It is very clear the staff that run the ecolodge and ventures side of the business do not prioritize camping guests. The main issue we ad with the stay is the noise from the ecolodge, although the campsite runs a 10pm-7am "quiet time", as advertised on their website, the eco-lodge does not. Throughout our stay, the bar at the eco lodge remained open well past midnight playing loud music which could be heard across the campsite. After the bar closes, the staff leave site. This lead to several nights of the eco-lodge guests staying out on the balcony with playing music on their own personal speakers and singing well past 3am every night. It was hardly the peaceful getaway we had planned. We reported this to the staff onsite, who didn't seem to care, and have since discussed with the admin staff. It was a real shame as it ruined what would have been a lovely campsite.
Clarepalmer1 ?.recommends
September 6, 2021
Sea Campion2
Having just returned from Preseli Glamping, we feel revived & rejuvenated. This site is a upspoilt gem with so much space between each pitch in a beautiful setting with not too many pitches. We have stayed in large camp sites before with shop, electric hook ups and all mod cons, which Preseli Glamping does not have, in our opinion this is a good thing because we really felt like we had properly escaped. The bathrooms are large and clean and the staff (who are available between 6 & 7pm) are very helpful). Cars are not allowed on the camping field and wheelbarrows are provided to transport equipment to your pitch. We were lucky not to have rain during our stay and considered that packing away with wheelbarrows to transport everything back to the car would not be much fun in the wind & rain; however the feel of the site would be ruined if cars were allowed to the pitches. The surrounding area is fantastic with plenty of lovely walks & beaches nearby & within walking distance. We didn't book kayaking / surfing / coasteering with Preseli Venture (next door) this time because they were very busy - make sure you book in advance. If you have your own kayak / paddleboard, etc, there are loads of places along the coast to launch. Overall a wonderful stay in a laid back campsite. We will definitely be back!
From the host
Nestled in an ancient wooded valley with views down to the dramatic North Pembrokeshire Coast, the Preseli Glamping glade is only a 20-minute walk through the bluebell-carpeted National Trust woodland trail to the secluded sandy beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach, safe for family swimming and great for rock-pooling. The campsite is perfect for walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, and there are a series of lovely circular local walks to do, with route maps, right from the campsite, including the hill-top village of Mathry, Abermawr valley woods, Tregwynt woollen mill, and beautiful local beaches and hidden rocky coves. 14 spacious camping pitches are spread out around a rolling meadow amongst the wildflowers and saplings, and a luxurious geodesic dome is sheltered in an arboreal amphitheatre of birdsong, hidden at the foot of the valley. A rural retreat, rich in wildlife, Preseli Glamping offers a unique opportunity to restore and reconnect with Nature in a secluded sanctuary for adventurers of all kind, longing to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. With a brand-new sparkling clean bathroom block, private picnic tables and fire pits with cooking grills for every pitch and a wide open grassy space for yoga, reading in the sun, ball games and children’s games, this is a perfect place for families, couples, or friends to escape, relax and reset in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. In the neighbouring field, the Preseli Venture eco lodge restaurant offers delicious home-cooked meals which can be enjoyed in the sunny sheltered courtyard, whilst it's well-stocked private bar has a range of locally brewed Welsh beers, ales, ciders and spirits and does a range of hot drinks such as the well-loved "Merlyn's Magic" cream-liqueur hot chocolate! You can pre-book meals at the eco-lodge restaurant when booking your pitch. On some nights, the lodge bar is open for campers to just pop in and have a drink too - just check the notice board to find out when you arrive!
Nearby attractions
Preseli Glamping is right at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, only a ten minute walk to Abermawr and Aberbach, both beautiful, remote beaches, safe for family swimming, with pebbles and, as the tide drops, expanses of sand revealed. A plethora of circular walks starting and finishing at the campsite as well as longer walks which link up with the coastal shuttle buses will immerse you in the historical heritage of the landscape from craggy cliffs and undulating sandstone coves to volcanic headlands and glacial valleys; ancient drowned forests to Neolithic burial chambers; from the oldest working woollen mill in Wales, Tregwynt woolen mill, magnificent 12th-century cathedral in St David's. From these well-traversed trails, swathed in sea campion, yellow gorse and pink thrift flowers, you can spot inquisitive grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, pods of harbour porpoise and Atlantic sea birds fishing, peregrines diving and kittiwakes nesting. Mull over mesmerising rock pools where ruby-red beadlet anemones sway, blennies dart between pebbles and winkle shells shimmer in the sun… Comb the tideline for a mermaid’s purse or sea-smoothed pottery amongst the driftwood. Neighbouring 5-star sustainable outdoor activity provider, Preseli Venture, is the place to meet your adventurous edge. Sea kayaking trips will take you paddling amongst towering stack rocks and natural archways, booming sea caves and swell-swilling rock gardens. Take an invigorating plunge on a coasteering adventure, traversing the natural playground where the land meets the sea with the encouraging guidance of passionate and knowledgeable local guides. Suit up, boot up and pop up on clean, green, peeling waves with the help of expert surf instructors who’ll take you to the best blue-flag beach breaks. Excellent quality specialist kit and minibus transport is provided from the adventure centre, next to the campsite. Further afield, it's a 15-minute drive to Abereiddy, a beautiful beach with exraordinary black sand, a row of ruined mining cottages and the Blue Lagoon, a breached quarry with bright blue waters perfect for diving and swimming! It's a touch over 15 minutes to diminutive St Davids city and its stunning medeival cathedral where you can also take a boat trip around RSPB Ramsey Island to see a myriad of wildlife.
Food and drink
Eco Lodge Restaurant and Bar The neighbouring Preseli Venture eco lodge restaurant and bar is a lovely relaxed environment and offers plenty of seating for campers outside in the sheltered courtyard. You can book full Welsh breakfasts, hearty hot lunches, and two course evening meals here, all prepared by our in house chef using fresh, wholesome ingredients, locally sourced where possible. We happily cater for all special dietary requirements. In the evenings, the lodge bar is sometimes open for campers to just pop in and buy a drink too. On occaisions, the lodge might booked out as exclsuive use, so the restaurant and bar will not be open for campers - just check the notice board to find out when you arrive or contact us if you'd ike to check before you book. Local Cuisine Or if you feel like exploring restaurants in the local area, The Farmer's Arms (01348 831284) in Mathry is 1 mile down the road, while The Shed (01348 831518; best for fish and chips) and The Sloop Inn (01348 831449; a characterful pub on the waterfront) are worth the 10-minute drive to Porthgain.
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