Cuckoo Camping

UK Wales Brecon Beacons

Glanrhyd-Clydach, Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire SA19 9RB
Tranquil, adults-only camping in the Brecon Beacons with immediate access to the surrounding hills
The adults-only policy isn’t really what makes Cuckoo Camping so tranquil. It’s certainly true that restricting visitors to age 25 and older ensures the noise levels are kept low. But there’s something far greater that provides the real assurance of a mellow ambience – the location.

Cuckoo Camping is a Brecon Beacons hideout like no other. Small, secluded and restricted to just 15 campfire-friendly, tent-only pitches, the owners have kept the meadow to a manageable and sociable scale. The space itself is open but shielded on all sides by bushy hedgerows that provide shelter from the wind, while a small pond helps attract extra wildlife throughout the year. To the west, great hills climb away from the campsite, creased by the gentle wear of rivers and streams that have wound their way through the landscape for centuries. All are easily accessible via footpaths that run immediately past the campsite – the great walks of the Brecon Beacons National Park are right there on your doorstep.

The size of the campsite suits the ‘rustic’ style of the facilities. A small static caravan houses a camp kitchen with washing up sinks, a fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave, plus an indoor seating area for rainy days. The plywood-clad interior gives away its homemade nature, with the chipboard continued in the newly built shower area next door. Simple but effective, it acts as a central spot for organising yourself for the day ahead, wherever you choose to go.

A particular highlight – and one that is well connected with the campsite – is the nearby Red Kite Feeding Centre in Llanddeusant. Cuckoo Camping is owned by the very same people, hence the campsite’s keen-ness to keep things quiet and nature friendly. Opened in 2002, the eco-friendly centre provides bird lovers the ideal opportunity to witness Red Kites, Buzzards and other birds of prey feeding. Head along (its just a short drive from the campsite) and watch from the specially built hide as the birds compete for the meat provided. Most days, over 50 birds gather for the event and the hide is just feet away from where they swoop, soar and dive on the food.

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The Owner Says

Cuckoo Camping lies nestled in the Brecon Beacons National Park .We are an adults-only ( over 25s ) site offering non-electric, grass pitches for TENTS ONLY.  ( 1 tent per pitch ) Facilities include two showers, two toilets, two sinks and a camp kitchen with fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster and free wifi .   We are a quiet site (STRICTLY NO GROUPS OR DAY VISITORS) , we love the sound of nature , the crackling of the camp fire and just the twinkling of the stars from our dark skies .(NO CARAVANS , NO CAMPER VANS & NO MOTORHOMES )  ONLY TENTS .

Reviews

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★★★★★

Peaceful, welcoming and dog friendly!

Aug 29, 2017 by Dean

Really great location tucked away in the Brecon Beacons, you really feel like you've escaped the hustle and bustle and entered the tranquility of the countryside. The owners are friendly and welcoming, and there's a really relaxed atmosphere to the site. Our dog was welcome (as long as he behaved himself!) and the other campers (and dogs) were quiet and friendly - it's the kind of place people come for some peace and quiet so the policy of no kids or large groups was extremely welcome! Warm showers and a cosy kitchen area made our stay a comfortable one, and the location was perfect for long walks into the surrounding countryside. I would definitely recommend Cuckoo Camping if you want a quiet get-away in a friendly campsite with considerate campers and no screaming kids, loud music and rowdy groups. We will definitely return!

★★★★★

Wish we could've stayed longer!

Aug 14, 2017 by Scott B

Every part of the stay was faultless. Lovely friendly owners, so helpful and approachable. Quiet peaceful setting with gorgeous surrounding views. Not a peep from other campers. Only sounds were the hushed roar of a river down in the lower valley, punctuated by a few bird and animal calls. The facilities ideal to make the stay homely and comfortable. Took advantage of the fire pit and cooked in the open air. Site was a good launching off point for all sorts of attractions in the Brecons. We would love to go back and wish we could've stayed longer. Fantastic place :)

★★★★★

What a Gem!

Aug 7, 2017 by M & B McGrath

The first thing that attracted us to this site was the rules! We’ve had some rather uncomfortable camping experiences in the past – rowdy groups, loud music and uncontrolled, screeching children! And if that’s what you want then fine, but then this isn’t the site for you. If however, you’re looking for peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting with considerate co-campers and friendly, informative hosts then look no further. Cuckoo camping is a gem. It is clear the owners value their surroundings and intend the site to blend in, with small patches of wild flower meadow adorning the pitches and hedgerows. The kitchen area is very cosy and welcoming and the toilet/shower block, whilst small, is perfectly adequate. Other reviews here more than adequately relay our feelings and experience but we would like to add that, in our opinion, it’s the strict adherence to the rules that makes Cuckoo Camping such a joyous experience. We really didn’t want to leave and will most certainly be back :-)

★★★★★

Highly Recommended

Aug 4, 2017 by James

Lovely quiet site in the middle of beautiful countryside. Perfect for putting your feet up and relaxing or for exploring everything the Beacons has to offer. The site is not large and there are designated pitches giving plenty of space, so it is very unlikely to be overcrowded. Kitchen facilities are available for washing up, and the microwave is a nice option to have. Each pitch has its own fire pit, which always makes camping more enjoyable. The owners are very accommodating and willing to help with local knowledge. A visit to the red kite feeding centre is definitely recommended also.

★★★★★

Hard to beat

Jul 22, 2017 by Mark Lee

Almost impossible to fault this place. The setting is beautiful, with great views of the Black Mountain in one direction and a gorgeous forested valley in the other. It feels truly remote. The hosts are lovely - friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The pitches are generous in size and all have their own fire pit. Facilities are very good too, with nice warm showers and a fantastic kitchen area which is fantastic for sitting in side with a cuppa and a good beak if the rain comes in. All in all, a superb place to get away from it all and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Definitely worth visiting the owner's Red Kite feeding station while you're there too...if you're patient enough to wait for the birds to appear, you're in for a treat.

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★★★★★

Wonderful relaxing campsite!

Jul 17, 2017 by Daisy

Absolutely amazing place to stay! Incredibly friendly and helpful campsite owners, providing you with a kettle, tea and coffee (with honesty box) adds such a welcoming touch to your stay! We were lucky enough to pitch up right in front of the pond where you can sit and watch the pond life whilst listening to the gentle trickle of the stream below....absolutely perfect! The facilities at this campsite are also very good, including hot water in the sinks for washing your hands and washing up! Looking forward to our next visit already.

★★★★★

Absolutely amazing place!

Jun 18, 2017 by EmG

What a little gem of a site! The only negative to get out of the way first, is that you won't want to leave!!!! Every pitch has a firepit & I was lucky enough to pitch next to the pond which had a pinic table & is almost a private little pitch away from the main field. The pond was full of wildlife & very much enjoyed breakfast watching the dragonflies dance with each other! The facilities are fantastic in terms of what's on offer. There is a fridge, freezer, microwave & kettle in the camp kitchen with large pans for use when cooking on the firepit itself. There is even a socket for people to charge phones & unbelievably wifi!!!! There were cups, tea, coffee & sugar available to use freely. There are plastic chairs for use if camping light & a cute little covered outdoor area attached the kitchen/toilet block for use when it's raining, again with a firepit! There's an "honesty box" on the wall for anything you use which I found very sweet. Being adults only means that you go to sleep & wake up in peace, quiet & the odd animal in the distance, absolute bliss! Lastly & by no means least are the wonderful owners! From the time I booked the service was fantastic & they're such a lovely couple, very knowledgeable about the area & in particular the red kites that were around as they actually run feeding sessions with the kites. They really are the most welcoming people & made my stay all that more brilliant! I can't wait to go back & in particular join in on one their red kite feeding sessions! A fab site run by fab people :-)

★★★★★

The Perfect Location for Peace & Quiet

Aug 29, 2016 by marks

If you're looking for the perfect setting, located in wonderful countryside with the sound of a mountain stream, peace and quiet and no children, this campsite is hard to beat. There's plenty of space, no cars, great fire pits and piping hot showers and kitchen, its a little bit of paradise. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days and will definitely be returning. Thanks Pete and see you again soon.

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