Naturesbase

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberaeron

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Family-run farm campsite with beautiful woodland lodges

A lovely, family-run farm campsite in the west of Wales, Naturesbase isn't just for campers – though its 10 pitches enjoy as inviting and bucolic a location as you could find. Likewise its two safari tents, though strict non-campers may prefer the relatively little effort involved in just turning up to one of their woodland lodges, which between them deliver all the rural beauty of the location but none of the hassle. There are three lodges in all, two (Copse and Woodland) sleeping 6 apiece and the third (Forest) accommodating no less than 12 people, in 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Each have a large kitchen and sitting room, a mixture of regular and bunk beds, and are really nicely done – perfect for family holidays or large groups. As for the site, there's a nature trail, animals to feed, a mini football pitch and streams to hop across. Plus they have campfire nights from time to time, When everyone sits around the huge fire pit near the communal hub for sing-songs, drinks and chats after eating their fill of home-made pizza. It's not everyone's cup of tea of course, and you don't have to join in with these events if you don't want to, but overall the atmosphere of this special place is extremely tranquil and restorative, happy and friendly, with plenty of space for everyone to chill, sing, play – and of course eat and drink.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Naturesbase with the Cool Places Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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Details

Facilities

Each morning we welcome help from all ages feeding the animals and collecting the eggs. Are you brave enough to play chicken on the head?! Family bushcraft sessions allow you to test your fire lighting, whittling and cooking skills. Ever tasted a nettle pancake? We  use nature to inspire our creations on aarts and craft morning making naturally dyed felt, organic sculpture, pebble people and much more.  Wheelbarrows for transporting your gear from the car park. Campfires in firepits provided. Our hill fort is a great place to hang out and meet form new friends, or the challenging family friendly adventure trail around the site. The goat barn provides a shelter from the elements with tables and chairs, sofas, toys, games and tourist info. A tempting array of home-baked cakes for sale in the onsite honesty shop, stocked with all sorts, from fair trade and home-made produce to, hand-drawn postcards and earthy stationery. Wooden amenities shower and toilet block, with the most stunning compost loos we’ve ever seen – there’s one in both the ladies’ and gents’, along with 2 hot showers and a conventional flushing loo. There’s also a family wet room, which comes with baby-changing. Washing-up sinks, recycling bins and a blackboard with colourful up-and-coming events chalked up. Designated dog-walking area adjacent to the site. Tyre swing and a steam for a good old spot of splashing around. They also run weekly pizza nights and communal campfire fun, as well as other outdoorsy educational courses.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, tents,  well-behaved dogs (on leads; max. 2 per tent), family groups, couples. Trailer tents – by arrangement. Campervans, caravans, single-sex groups – no.

Nearby

Ceredigion has a unique unspoiled charm of it own. It might take a little longer to get here but when you do you'll understand.  There are the beautiful beaches, dolphin spotting, secret mountains, great places to eat, wild walks, little market towns, outdoor adventure, mounting biking, kayaking, surfing, heritage, ruined abbeys, National trust estates, or just stay and relax within the beauty of the site and complete join the activity trail, play on the hill fort, dam the stream and enjoy the dark starry skies around your own fire. A week is not enough time to absorb. Take the steam train (01970 625819) from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. The scenery is eye-poppingly stunning. Just half an hour’s drive away you’ll find the sheltered sands of Llangrannog Beach. It’s a beautiful spot with plenty of amenities, so is very family-friendly. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leads. There is a good dog-walking beach about 5 miles from the site (Cei Bach beach). The natural wildernesses of the Cambrian Mountains are close at hand for hikes and picnicking.

Food & Drink

There are so many great places to eat for all tastes. On site we offer Welsh cooked breakfasts in the communal barn, twice a week and the unforgettable pizza night followed by singing around the fire campfire, all welcome.  We also have a constant supply of tempting cakes  on offer in the honesty shop. For eating out, the seafood at Aberaeron’s Harbourmaster (01545 570755) is hard to beat and, in the other direction, the Talbot Hotel (01974 298208) is a proper Welsh pub with hearty meals and afternoon teas. The Celtic ( Aberaeron)  fish and chips are great to grab whilst enjoying watching the sun go down on the harbour wall. The Cellar and Hive are great family places overlooking the inner harbour and the Stubborn Duckling is a new fine dining restaurant which is wonderful. Newquay 7 miles away has a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants ( Bluebell & Pepper pot ) after a days dolphin spotting or surfing.

Open

Available all year. 

Family Friendly

Nature versus nurture? There’s no need to get into this old debate at Naturesbase, a gorgeous natural environment nurtured to perfection by its caring, sharing owners. So, come and help yourself to a hefty chunk of nurtured nature, and a slice of pizza, too.

Pricing

Lodges from £500 to £850 per week during summer. 

The Owner Says

On our small family farm & campsite in west Wales we have what we believe are  our beautiful Ty Coed Lodges adjacent to the communal courtyard at the heart of 9 acres of flower rich meadows and farmland surrounded  by native tree. There are buzzards and kites overhead, a meandering stream and hedgerows ablaze with wildlife.This is a truly natural Welsh haven for you to experience nestled between the Cambrian mountains and Cardigan Bay. We believe in providing a quality uncrowded family experience where adults can relax and enjoy the open countryside whilst children enjoy the rugged excitement nature has to offer.

A core feature is the promotion of  environmentally responsible tourism which we strive to  incorporate into all aspects of how we manage the site. Our 3 Ty Coed lodges have been designed with local timber with a living roof and wood powered boiler. They do not have television but do have wifi. This is where evenings are all about, stories, conversation, star gazing, fires and the odd glass of wine.

Social Distancing Measures

Due to the Coronavirus social distancing measures, we will be operating strict measures in communal areas and toilets. Being a small site with a maximum of only 10 pitches set  in  2 large fields all our pitches will be more than 10 M apart and each surrounded by trees. The 3 shower and toilet rooms will be operate with one family being allowed in at anyone time meaning that 3 families at anyone time can use facilities.  Queuing outside on benches will be available. The out door games room will also have distance measures in place. The lodges, being totally self contained will not be affected. Campfire night and pizza night will go ahead, again with social distancing in place.

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Pitches

10 grass pitches and 2 safari tents (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children each).

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 10 Available
A safe, natural pitch with buttercups galore flower and farmland surrounded by native trees. We do not have electric hook ups, this is where evenings are all about stories, conversation, star gazing, fires and the odd glass of wine!

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Location

Contact Website  01570 471 795  Naturesbase, Tyngwndwn Farm, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8RJ

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Getting There

From Lampeter head west on the A482; about 1 mile past Felin Fach take a right (signposted to Ty Mawr Hotel) and follow the road over the bridge until you reach a junction.; turn right (leaving the Ty Mawr hotel on your right) and take a left just before the blue village signs of Cilcennin. Follow the road for about a mile, and Naturesbase is just after the black metal gates on the right. By public transport, take the train to Aberystwyth or Carmarthen, and hop on bus no. X40 which runs between the two. Get off at the junction for Cilcennin, from where it’s a mile’s walk up a steep hill or ring Naturesbase for a lift from the bus stop.

Train to Aberystwyth or Carmarthen, and hop on bus no. X40 (Aberystwyth–Carmarthen). Alight at the junction for Cilcennin (near Ciliau Aeron), from where it’s a mile’s walk up a steep hill or ring Naturesbase for a lift from the bus stop.

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