Is this a campsite? Nay, it's more of a magical fairy woodland...with geodomes.

Tucked away along the Pembrokeshire coast lives a secret mystical woodland, which although improbable, could actually be the home of the faeries itself. Rickety wooden bridges, sparkling streams and sweeping elves – er trees make up this beautiful hidden wooden playground.  There's just five camping pitches in total, spread across 16 acres of lush woodland, so there's no fear of having your style cramped here.  Each pitch comes with its own picnic table, campfire area and full field kitchen with cooking utensils, gas hob and drinking water.  On arrival, you'll be left kindling, firewood and an axe – probably as a sweet present from the faeries. You can choose between a tipi, two yurts and two wacky geodomes, and whatever you choose comes with comfy beds, sheepskin rugs and a futon.  The tipi doesn't have a wood-burning stove inside, so if you feel the cold, best opt for the domes or yurts.  But our favourite additions to this retreat is the communal outdoor pizza oven, and the piste de la resistance: a wood fired sauna.  Now that can't count as camping surely?  

The Owner Says

Campfires allowed. Each pitch is nestled in a shady glade with a campfire, table and grill, plus shared toilets. For more home comforts book one of the two painted yurts, one Dragon painted tipi and two geo-domes. The paintings are by Pembrokeshire’s Jackie Morris – well known author and illustrator – and add to the magical atmosphere at Trellyn. The domes are a new addition – and made from recycled bottles and the timber from a kitchen manufacturer. But rustic they are not. Think something from a Dr Who set on the outside, with a greenhouse sort of warmth within. Shared facilities for the whole site are immaculately clean solar-heated showers, washing-up facilities, toilets, power supply for charging torches etc, two communal freezers and a fridge with ice-packs. There’s also a huge supply of beach equipment, from fishing nets, surf-boards, wetsuits, lent out on a “fair usage” basis. Electric hook-ups available. Bedding supplied in the yurts and domes, but not the tipi. Dogs are not allowed unfortunately.

Our favourite spot

Tents, glampers, caravans, campervans,motorhomes – yes.  Dogs – no

The local area

Abercastle Bay is only 100 metres from the “Meadow” pitches and then you have the whole of the North Pembrokeshire cost to explore, with it’s stunning beaches, coves and cliff walks. For trips around Ramsey Island (for seal, dolphin and bird spotting) take a large speedboat with Voyages of Discovery (0800 854367). Surf lessons can be booked and equipment hired at Ma Simes in St Davids (01437 720433). Adrenalin addicts should seek their thrills with Preseli Venture (01348 837709) or TYF (01437 721611), who offer coasteering where you leap off cliffs into the sea. It’s all the rage round these parts, don’t you know! And for those keen on iconic Welsh design, visit Melin Tregwynt, with traditional mill, shop and cafe (01348 891288).

Best local places to eat and drink

Kev and Claire often put out home-grown veg (for a small donation) and their son Matt can provide fresh, locally caught crab and lobster – and he’ll even teach you to cook it. The Farmer’s Arms (01348 831284) up the hill at Mathry and in the opposite direction The Mill at Trefin are good local eateries. Popular Porthgain harbour has The Sloop Inn (01348 831449) as well as an award-winning seafood restaurant, The Shed (01348 831518). There’s a convenience store at the petrol station at Square and Compass and St Davids and Fishguard have all the food shops that you’ll need – from butchers, greengrocers, delis, booze shops and small supermarkets.

Why stay with us?

Campfires allowed. There are 6 tent pitches, each nestled in a shady glade with a campfire, picnic table and grill. For more home comforts book one of the 3 themed yurts, and 2 geo-domes.  The domes are a new addition – and made from recycled bottles and the timber from a kitchen manufacturer. But rustic they are not. Think something from a Dr Who set on the outside, with a greenhouse sort of warmth within. Shared facilities for the whole site are immaculately clean solar-heated showers, washing-up facilities, toilets, power supply for charging torches etc, 2 communal freezers and a fridge with ice-packs. There’s also a huge supply of beach equipment, from fishing nets, surf-boards, wetsuits, lent out on a “fair usage” basis. Electric hook-ups available. Bedding supplied in the yurts and domes.

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