We have a beautiful shepherds hut which provides that added bit of luxury compared to traditional camping. The individually designed hut is luxurious and comes with a range of facilities to suit all your needs. Inside there is a double bunk bed, sleeping 2 adult and two children.
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.
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.
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.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 53 reviews
A Welcoming Place to Enjoy Nature
From the moment we arrive in mid July for our week's stay in a family tent, we felt welcomed, safe and at ease. The plot we had was massive and with the space between plots we certainly did not feel crowded (which is something we have often felt in other sites) but we also didn't feel uncomfortably isolated. The community activities, which were not compulsory, were delightful, educational and somehow managed to involve everyone from ages 4 to 104. The facilities are clean and very well looked after - you can tell the people who own the facility care a lot about it and their guests. There are power sockets in public places so you can charge your phone and there's hot water available for you to wash your dishes. While some of the extra activities can feel a bit expensive, you know the owners are not in this for huge profits. For example, they have ten available pitches but the location consists of more than than. The reason only ten are available is that the owners allow pitches to recover before moving other people in. It really was a lot of fun and we would love to go back next year! Location-wise, you're in a very green part of the country, surrounded by trees and fields. At night you will hear animals going about their nocturnal business. There are clean toilets and showers. Toilets consists of compost toilets and regular porcelain toilets :) You're approximately 20 - 30 minutes from the nearest sandy beach and some 15 - 20 minutes from Aberaeron where you can buy gifts, groceries, fish & chips etc. The beaches we went to this year were New Quay (Nice beach and shops and not too commercialised - not as bad as Tenby for example), Penbryn (so serene and beautiful it was like an otherworldly paradise), Llangrannog (watch the parking rules) and Mwnt (beautiful cove). Depending on the time of year, you may want to watch out for jellyfish and you may want to make sure you and your little ones wear water shoes in case anyone steps on a Weever Fish.
A little piece of heaven
I almost don't want to leave a good review to make sure this incredible little site isn't booked up next time we want to go. A fantastic, well appointed and welcoming place where children roam free and parents enjoy sitting in their private pitch surrounded by wild flowers and butterflies. The owners are amazing and could not be more helpful, the campfire singsongs were a huge hit with the kids and a real ice breaker for them to make new fast friends for the duration of the stay. The pizza night was incredible with some of the nicest traditional pizzas we've had in the UK. I heard great things about the fine dining and cooked breakfast too I could not recommend this place enough, it's a little perfect hideaway surrounded by the most beautiful landscape, beaches and towns Wales has to offer. You will not go wrong if you book.
There isn't another place like this. This is unique and wonderful.
Alison and Gyles truly love their space and show you how to get the most out of the joy and tranquility of your holiday. Unobtrusively Covid safe. Lots of fun and laughter. Perfect location for days out to New Quay, Llangrannog and Aberaeron. Definitely sign up for breakfast and pizza and Gyles' culinary delights! Thank you for an amazing time!!
Such a lovely welcoming place - we stayed in one of the lodges which was great and very comfortable. The camping pitches also looked well thought out and well placed, and we’d love to stay in the Shepherd’s hut in the future! Our kids (10 and 8) loved the freedom - making friends, picking blackberries, playing in the woods and stream. They enjoyed the bushcraft morning and pizzas one evening too. We had pretty good weather so were on the beach (Llangrannog) a lot. On a wet day we went to Aberystwyth and explored the castle and went on the cliff railway. Would also recommend watching the Red Kite feeding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian. Thank you for a restful and enjoyable stay.
Response from Naturesbase
Thank you for you feedback Annabel, it was a delight to welcome you to Naturesbase and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Gyles and Alison
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Lovely camping site
We would highly recommend this campsite and enjoyed our stay so much. The grounds are beautiful, yet very natural and there is plenty of space to spread out and relax. There is also a lot of charming character in the way the site and amenities have been designed. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Naturesbase is located at Tyngwndwn Farm, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8RJ
From Lampeter head west on the Aberaeron Road (A482). After about 1 mile past Felin Fach take a right (signposted with a brown tourist sign towards Ty Mawr Hotel). Follow the road over the bridge and steeply up the other side, until you reach a junction. Turn right (leaving the Ty Mawr hotel on your right). Continue along and take a left just before the blue village signs of Cilcennin. Follow the road for about a mile, through a group of houses and Naturesbase is just after the black metal gates on the right.
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.