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Carmarthenshire Caravan & Camping

Bryncoch Farm Campsite - Log Pods
Llandyfan, Ammanford SA18 2TY.
southwalescamping.co.uk
Camping in 2011 is all about the Log Pod! Forget about putting up a tent - just rock up to your wooden hut and roll out your sleeping bag. Bryncoch Farm offers Log Pod accommodation on its gorgeous campsite set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, near to the town of Ammanford. The Log Pods are timber camping huts (sleeping up to 6) that are double insulated, so they are as warm in the winter as they are cool in summer. The campsite is set around a small lake, an ideal location for walkers and cyclists to venture from, or for the less energetic - a great place to just rest and relax.

Ceridwen Centre
Penybanc Farm, Drefelin, Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XE.
ceridwencentre.co.uk    01559 370517
Situated within a lush green area of North Carmarthenshire within 30 minutes’ drive to Cardigan Bay coast. Rolling hills, great night skies, rural without being remote. 3 fabulous handmade-in-Wales yurts on wooden decks each sleeping a couple or a couple plus up to 2 small children. Located on a small organic farm which also has two cottages (one enormous). Camping area with two hook ups for up to 4 additional tents. Compost loo. Shared summerhouse kitchen with two-ring gas cooker, fridge, sink and wash basin. Separate loos and showers in farmyard. Organic veg, herbs and fruit available and fulltime veggie chef on site!

Cwm Ty Coed
Carmarthen SA31 2LS.
cwmtycoed.co.uk
Eight camping pitches are situated in a large meadow surrounded by woodland. Each pitch has a private, well equipped camp kitchen and outdoor fire-pit. There is one double pitch for two bell tents, sharing a large kitchen, and is ideal for two families or a group of up to ten. The smallholding is home to a small flock of rare breed sheep who cheerfully perform their lawn mowing duties. There are often lambs to see and campers can also help themselves to fresh eggs from the hens in the camping field. For the adventurous spirit there are plenty of activities to be enjoyed including mountain biking, horse riding, coasteering, sailing, kayaking and seal watching on the West coast.

Henfryn Farm
Pentre Cwrt, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5BB.
henfrynfarm.co.uk    01559 362840
Paddle in the river, walk the farm, enjoy the views down to the river, have a camp fire and relax in the beautiful surroundings of a working organic farm on the banks of the River Teifi. Bell tents that accommodate from four-six people. Facilities include a compost loo (flushing loo in the yard area), hot shower, fridge and mobile phone charging point. Collect fresh eggs for your breakfast or try some homemade burgers or stakes from the freezer for your BBQ. You’ll be pleased to know that a scrumptiously appley cider called 'Teifi Crush' is made in small batches on the farm.

Hill View Glamping
Alltygrug, Llangain, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5AY.
hillviewglamping.com    01267 241676
Two Yurts situated around 75 metres apart, each housed on its own individual wooden decking. The Arks can sleep up to 5 people, with a double bed and three futons. Decorated with wall hangings & framed photos of animals on the farm. The floor is laminated with rugs - there is also a sideboard & small table & chairs. The kitchens & bathrooms are shared by both Yurts. The main kitchen is electrically fully-equipped with cooker, kettle, toaster, microwave & a separate fridge/freezer for each Yurt. There is also a mini-kitchen which has a camping gas stove on the decking outside. Electric shower & toilet is located next to the main kitchen, there is also a second toilet next to the mini-kitchen. Forty acres of the farm is open for walking. The walk will take you passed two wildfowl ponds with their resident Mallards. An abundance of other wildlife can also be seen on the farm walk.

Larkhill Tipis Ltd
Cwmduad, Carmarthen SA33 6AT.
larkhilltipisandyurts.co.uk    01559 371581
Forget your bog standard tent - yurts and tipis are what the discerning camper is opting for this year! Larkhill Tipis offers five different nomadic camping experiences set in their own 'space', separated by shrubs and trees. The most luxurious is the Alachigh, a beautiful structure used by the Shahsavan from Northern Iran which has its own elevated location with stunning views. Set on the edge of a four acre woodland are two different types of yurts - a Mongolian ger and a Bentwood plus there’s an 18' tipi In its own landscaped terrace and new for summer 2011 is a Scandinavian Luvvu. Larkhill is a family home and an eco-friendly smallholding of 20 acres in Carmarthenshire, west Wales.

Mandinam
Llangadog Carmarthenshire SA19 9LA.
mandinam.com    01550 777368
Gypsy van and shepherd’s hut in beautiful secluded locations on a 400 acre farm in the Towy Valley. A place of castles and legend. Cosy and secret with red kites flying overhead and sheep grazing nearby it is the ultimate place to get away from it all. And on top of that you have your own hot tub! Glass of wine on the deck, soak in the tub. Life is good! For luxury camping at its best the Gypsy Van offers the perfect retreat. Nestled against a wood, away from it all beneath the red kites in the day and starlit skies at night... what could be more romantic? The hut is fully insulated and contains a wood burning stove which will keep you warm even on the coldest day. The double bed is at the back and has a small ladder to get into it. There is small belfast sink, and for the days when you don’t want to barbeque, a gas double burner with a small grill. There is a separate mobile shower and loo with a view!

Penyrallt Home Farm
Pentrecwrt, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5DW.
oldoakgypsywagon.co.uk    01559 370636
Come and stay in a traditional Romany bow top wagon, restored to its former glory and now a wonderful retreat away from the hectic pace of everyday life. At Penyrallt Home Farm in West Wales you have the opportunity to relax in your very own gypsy caravan and log cabin on an organic working dairy farm. The caravan and cabin are situated in their own private area down past the pond. A romantic break for a couple, in relaxing surroundings. You're welcome to see the daily routine of the farm, from the twice a day milking, collecting of eggs, to lambing or hay making depending on the time of year. Wildlife also abounds on the farm from the various birds to the foxes, badgers, herons and much more. Alongside the gypsy wagon is a log cabin providing you with your living space, kitchen and shower room.

Tipi Corner
Carmarthenshire, SA33 5QA.
tipicorner.co.uk    07891 229756
Tipi Corner is tucked away in the corner of a Welsh farm a 1/4 of an acre, which is yours for your holiday. Offering one tipi, one hot tub and one family or couple to stay at any one time to enjoy all Tipi Corner has to offer. Tucked away around the back of the tipi is our eco 'Softub' hot tub, which creates the most perfect and tranquil evening under the stars with a glass of champangne. Around the Softub is a herb garden, for you to enjoy and use in your cuisine. Swing from the egg tree basket, cook pizza in your clay pizza oven, roast marshmallows on the glowing open fire, or sit back and relax in the hammock. Enjoy the countryside in privacy and style... Just on your door step is your own free range chickens, seasonal vegetable patch and fruit garden. You will be able to pick fruit, use the vegetables and collect fresh eggs for breakfast.

Under the Thatch Gypsy Wagon
Towy Valley, SA19 9LA.
underthethatch.co.uk    01559 371581
If you’ve ever dreamt of a simple life on the open road, then how about spending a few days 'glamping' in an authentic gypsy caravan? This traditional wagon is privately located well down its own track in beautiful farmland with views to the Black Mountains, and it even comes complete with a wood fired hot tub! Inside there is a big comfortable bed, gas burner and grill, wooden sink unit with belfast sink, and table and chairs. Walk out onto the main wooden deck, and down some steps to the lower deck which features the shower and loo hut. You can buy fresh eggs and beef from the farm.

Holiday Suggestion:

The ultimate in pampered camping for those who like a bit of luxury with life outdoors, a 2 night Ultra Relaxing Glamping Break at Larkhill Tipis (available May - September)...

  • A two night stay in one of Larkhill Tipi’s unique tents.
  • A 30, 45 minute or 1 hour energising massage carried out in the privacy of your accommodation by the Malindi Centre. The Omni Kriya massage is a full body energy massage concentrating on three major parts - head, middle body and lower body - it leaves you feeling light, refreshed, rebalanced and revitalised. A truly healing experience!