This traditional, 29-acre, cliff-top dairy farm at Druidston is a breathtaking, back-to-basics site ideal for those exploring the Pembrokeshire coast
In a region with no shortage of stunning views, the panoramic vistas over St Brides Bay enjoyed from Shortlands Farm are really quite spectacular. The Ledwith family's traditional 29-acre farm at Druidston is a breathtaking, back-to-basics site that makes the ideal camp for those exploring this unspoilt fringe of West Wales. There's a refreshingly laid–back feel to the site – 16 pitches spaced around the edge of a large field with sea views". Perched atop the cliffside, exposed to the elements, there's no better place to watch the sun descend over the Irish Sea.
Distant enough from St Davids (20 minutes away) to avoid the crowds with secluded Druidston Haven just 10 minutes away, Shortlands is also enviably located for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – accessible from a bridleway at the bottom of the farm. From your tent you can wander across, hop on the trail and stroll down the slope to a large, tidal beach, or walk the two-and a-half miles south to Broad Haven and Little Haven where there are further beaches and a clutch of sea-front pubs and cafés.
All in all, Shortlands Farm guarantees a friendly welcome and the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt stretch of one of the world's great coastal walks. As any beleaguered ramblers can attest, Shortland's hosts' hospitality knows no bounds. Kate and family are happy to help and have expert local-knowledge of the best places to go. Not that you need go anywhere. With the best views for miles, Shortlands Farm is a place you’ll want to stick around at.
Haverfordwest, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kate L.Joined in May 2016
43 Ratings · 97 reviews
August 14, 2022
1 - Grass Pitch with sea view
Overall, a good stay at this campsite with some beautiful coastal views and within a very short walk to the coastal path. Plenty of space and privacy for each pitch. The facilities were clean and adequate, but felt a little basic for the cost. It was pretty windy every night and wet for a couple during our stay - obviously risk of rain is a part of camping, but I expect the wind is fairly constant at this site given the coastal location.
August 14, 2022
4 - Grass Pitch with sea view
What a glorious campsite! Spacious pitches, peaceful location with a stunning view. Very clean facilities. We had a lovely week here and would happily return.
July 16, 2022
1 - Grass Pitch with sea view
Secluded sunset over sea haven
Off the beaten track this campsite is pure heaven. The pitches are big so you get a real private feel. The view is outstanding with spectacular sunsets and moonrise over the sea. Fire pits are provided at every pitch. The facilities are spot on with a unisex toilet and shower block including hot showers and freezer space for your ice blocks. Washing up area is always clean with recycling facilities. Dogs have a wonderful holiday here too 🧡🐾
Location is awesome with a 15 min walk to the wonderful Druidstone beach. Be sure to stop at the Druidstone hotel for a beer to watch the sunset. Food here is great too - make sure you book!!
Kate is there if you need her which every time I’ve been there I’ve not had to as everything is so well managed in a hands off manner.
Looking forward to our next visit already ⛺️🌅 🌊
June 9, 2022
2 - Grass Pitch with sea view
Beautiful sea view
We loved camping on Shortlands Farm! We were very lucky with the weather (May half term) and had clear, panoramic views of the sea throughout our stay. Nearest beach is a 5-10 minute walk, stoney shore, sand for miles at low tide, great for looking for crabs in rock pools!
Happily spent most of our evenings around the campfire but if you do want to venture out The Druidstone Hotel is the nearest restaurant but was fully booked for the week already when we arrived. Looked fancy!
Nice pubs in nearby Little haven (lovely long walk along the coastal path next to the campsite or short drive)
Facilities were great, directions clear to follow but satnav was accurate anyway. Bit of a sea breeze on the site so wrap up if sitting out in the evenings!
September 11, 2021
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Shortlands Farm. It is in an ideal location and it has every facility you could need without being ‘over catered for’ - it still feels like camping!
The owners have combined basic practicalities with style and imagination in the design of the toilet/wash block and it leaves the field unspoiled and spacious with uninterrupted views across the wonderful coast. Thanks to the Ledwiths!
September 8, 2021
Spacious grass pitch
Quiet site with excellent views and facilities. Ideal for walkers.
From the host
Shortlands Farm, Druidston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3NE
During summer holidays we are operating a 3 night minimum stay.
Camping is £15 per person per night, under 3s are free. When booking please do not include any children UNDER 3 YEARS OLD, but email us on email@example.com to let us know. A pitch is for up to 5 people.
Set in 29 acres, Shortlands Farm has stunning sea views and overlooks St Brides Bay in Druidston, Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The farm is home to dairy cows and their calves, and there are also rabbits, badgers, foxes and numerous birds to be seen on and around the farm.
Located at the end of a (sometimes bumpy!) track, and within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Shortlands Farm is a peaceful and secluded get away, yet only 10 minutes by car from Haverfordwest, and 20 minutes from St Davids– Britain’s smallest city.
Nearby there are many beautiful unspoilt beaches and activities to choose from, including surfing, coasteering, horse riding, wildlife spotting, fishing, boat trips, walking, swimming and many more.
Druidston Haven beach is a 15 minute walk away, follow the bridleway from Shortlands Farm then wind your way down to the beach. At low tide the large sandy beach stretches out to provide lots of space with rockpools and caves to explore. Druidston is a well-kept secret and remains peaceful and relatively quiet even during the summer months when some busier beaches are crammed with people.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be joined at the end of the bridleway for spectacular walks up and down the coast, and the local bus stops at Druidston Haven for those who want to explore further afield.
Shortlands Farm tries to limit its impact on the environment by encouraging recycling and providing drinking water so no need to buy bottled. Please join us in preserving this beautiful and unspoilt part of the world.
Access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is 5 minutes from the farm. There are plenty of stunning beaches in the area too, with Druidston Haven the nearest, just a 10-15 minute stroll away. The medieval ruins and seaside charm of St Davids (Britain's smallest city!) is a 20 minute drive away. You'll find a wealth of aquatic activities to partake in here including coasteering, sea kayaking and, of course, surfing. For something a little more sedate, The Gallery at Oriel-Y-Felin (01437 720 386) is worth a visit, while a boat trip to Ramsey Island (01437 721 721) is also an unforgettable experience.
Food and drink
For fish and chips, The Shed (01348 831 518) in Porthgain takes some beating. The Haven Brasserie (01437 710191) in Nolton Haven is the pick of the bunch for gastropubs with a great line in inventive dishes. The Druidstone Hotel (01437 781 221) restaurant boasts a decent menu of home-cooked dishes and some enviable views overlooking St Brides Bay, booking essential. The bar at The Druidstone Hotel is for guests and members only. MamGu Welshcakes (01437 454 369) in Solva serves delicious traditional and inventive welsh cakes, as well as dishes like cawl and their famous crempogs. For quaint little Pembrokeshire pubs, make the short trip to The Ship Inn (01437 721 247) at Solva – a CAMRA-award winning, harbourside – or The Cambrian Inn (01437 721210) also in Solva. For supplies, the nearest shop is in Broad Haven – either 5 minutes by car or a 40 minute walk along the coast path.