Cowpots Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire St Clears

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Camping with 'en-pitch' facilities on a working farm that produces the finest homemade ice-cream for miles

The great thing about camping on farms is that there’s usually acres of space and oodles of rural scenery. The downside can be shared facilities that are a little on the rustic side. But over at Cowpots Camping, they are offering farm camping like you’ve never seen it before. An on-site pizzeria and ice cream parlour and 'en-pitch' toilets and showers make sure of that.

The 20 pitches at Cowpots are spread across 18 acres and separated into three fields. Choose a pitch in the biggest one, Tree Field, and in addition to your own private loo and shower, you also get a handy covered kitchen shelter. This field is car-free and the mower has been put to good use here; not only making paths between pitches, but also a grassy labyrinth and an area for ball games and generally hooning about. There’s yet more space for that in an additional 20 acres of fields and 40 acres of woodland that are open for campers to explore. There's a fallen oak to clamber on, hedgerows to follow and a stream to splash about in. Good old fashioned fun that can be capped off by a nightly campfire. Stock up on logs and marshmallows at the honesty shop on the way back to your campfire pit then settle back for sunset, s’mores and satisfied smiles.

Accessed via a farm track, the Cowpots meadows are safely tucked away for children to run wild (though it is still a working farm so be aware of tractors) and offer wonderful views of the Preseli Mountains. Though you can’t see the sea, it’s only a short drive away. Vast Pendine Sands is one of the closest beaches. It’s aided by lifeguards in summer and an excellent spot to swim, while Amroth beach is similarly close and has excellent rock pools to poke around in on the western end. Both are good places to pick up the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, too, for a walk along the dramatic waterfront that this part of Wales affords. It’ll all neatly work up the appetite again for your return to the farm where The Cowpots Cowshed serves up wood-fire-cooked pizzas along with their homemade, renowned Jersey ice-cream.

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Facilities

Every pitch has its own picnic bench and stone fire pit, a composting toilet, water supply, off-grid, gas-powered shower and washing up area. Pitches in Tree Field also have undercover eating areas. Middle Field and Four Acre Field pitches all have 'on pitch' parking. There's also an honesty shop for firewood, marshmallows and other treats and (of course) the fully-licensed Cowshed Pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlour (see below).

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, dogs (on a lead) – yes. Caravans, larger motorhomes, noisy groups – no.

Nearby

On the Pembrokeshire-Carmarthenshire border, Cowpots Camping offers easy access to both counties. So, whether you're planning a Tenby boat ride, a visit to Laugharne Castle (01994 427906) or a walk on the beach in Llansteffan, the campsite is well placed. Amroth Beach and Pendine Beach are the closest beaches (less than 15 minutes by car) – the former is easily accessed from the road, the latter is a vast sand beach popular that's great for long walks. Llansteffan (30 minutes drive) has a lovely beach, too, as well as it's own impressive ruined castle, while the literature town of Llaugharne is home to the Dylan Thomas Boathouse (01994 427420), where the poet once lived. The National Trust-owned Colby Woodland Gardens (01834 811885; 15-minute drive) and the Stackpole Estate (30 minutes) are both close by, while the harbour town of Tenby has its fair share of history and a great beach too.

Food & Drink

The Cowshed (01994 240790) is the farm's fully-licensed, family-run pizzeria and ice-cream parlour that serves the site's own hand-made, wood-fired pizzas and homemade Cowpots' Ice Cream. It's open to the public as well as campers and you can eat in or takeaway to your pitch if you prefer. For a local pub, The Station House (01994 240556) is directly opposite the train station in Whitland, less than two miles away, and The Alpha Inn (01834 831484) is up the hill and in Tavernspite (home to a delicious Sunday roast).

Open

May–October.

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The Owner Says

Situated on Pen Back Farm, Cowpots Camping offer 20 en suite pitches for camping in the countryside. We call the lower camping field “Tree Field” because it has a beautiful fallen Welsh Oak tree in the middle of it. It is a huge 11-acre field, the same size as the roof that covers Wembley stadium! This field has only eight en suite camping pitches and two en suite campervan pitches. Accessed by a farm track and 600m away from the farm buildings you’ll be sure to find some peace and quiet in the countryside, surrounded by nature. Our new camping fields are called Middle Field and 4 Acre Field. Adding another seven acres to our campsite! This year (2021) we have opened up even more fields for walking, so all our campers now have access to another five fields, 40 acres of woodland and a new designated dog walking field. Pen Back Farm is on the border of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire so we have excellent access to the delights and sights of both counties and we are only 15 minutes away from the closest beach. Please note we have a two-night minimum stay off peak and three-night minimum stay for the summer holidays 2021. No arrivals on Tuesday and Sunday.

Social Distancing Measures

We now have ensuite toilet and shower pods,  that have a hot and cold water supply, washing up facilities, a toilet and a hot shower.

 For anyone who knows Cowpots, you will know that our pitches in Tree Field are 35 meters apart anyway, so we do not need to make changes to this (phew!) Our 2021 pitches are also very large and have a bank between them  making them a breeze for social distancing!
Our pizzeria is already open for takeaway and will remain this way all summer, so you will still have access to yummy pizza - yay!

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Pitches

Around 20 grass pitches spread across two meadows, each with their own private facilities and with a handful set aside for campervans.

Sunset - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Finch - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Carousel -Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Carnival - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Spring - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Thyme - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Truffle - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Tansy - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Betty - Ensuite Campervan Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is suitable for a campervan. One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Belinda - Ensuite Camper van Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is suitable for a campervan. One of 10 ensuite pitches in Tree field, each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Frisky - Ensuite Campervan or Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for 1 van or car and 1 large tent + awning. Frisky has it's own, 'on pitch' parking, en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply. There is a picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Nugget - Ensuite Campervan or Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for 1 van or car and 1 large tent + awning. Frisky has it's own, 'on pitch' parking, en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply. There is a picnic table, bench and fire pit.

Fudge - Ensuite Campervan or Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is a Campervan or Tent Pitch. One of our new ensuite pitches along the Top Track in Middle Field. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own private picnic table, bench and fire pit. These pitches all have their own on pitch parking area. They do not have undercover eating areas.

Toffee - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is a Campervan or Tent Pitch. One of our new ensuite pitches along the Top Track in Middle Field. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own private picnic table, bench and fire pit. These pitches all have their own on pitch parking area. They do not have undercover eating areas.

Bella - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is a Campervan or Tent Pitch. One of our new ensuite pitches along the Top Track in Middle Field. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own private picnic table, bench and fire pit. These pitches all have their own on pitch parking area. They do not have undercover eating areas.

Mabel - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is a Campervan or Tent Pitch. One of our new ensuite pitches along the Top Track in 4 Acre Field. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own private picnic table, bench and fire pit. These pitches all have their own on pitch parking area. They do not have undercover eating areas.

Tango - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is a Campervan or Tent Pitch. One of our new ensuite pitches along the Top Track in 4 Acre Field. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own private picnic table, bench and fire pit. These pitches all have their own on pitch parking area. They do not have undercover eating areas.

Fortune - Ensuite Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This pitch is a Campervan or Tent Pitch. One of our new ensuite pitches along the Top Track in 4 Acre Field. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own private picnic table, bench and fire pit. These pitches all have their own on pitch parking area. They do not have undercover eating areas.

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Location

Contact Cowpots Camping, Cowpots Camping, Penback Farm, Ciffig, Whitland, Carmarthenshire SA34 0NG

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Getting There

From Carmarthen continue on the A40 and head towards St. Clears. Take the second exit at the St. Clears roundabout towards Whitland, continuing on the A40. At the next roundabout take the first exit towards Spring Gardens, Whitland, B4328. Follow the signs towards the train station and town centre, (Station Road). Stay on this road, driving through Whitland, going over the train tracks and continue for 1½ miles up the hill until you see a sign on your right saying The Cowshed. You'll notice a cow on the sign.

Whitland train station is less than two miles away. Buses are available from Tavernspite and Whitland.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 58 reviews

★★★★★

Gorgeous in EVERY way!

Definitely the best campsite we have ever stayed at, and we have visited a lot! Each pitch is HUGE and the Treefield also gives a lot of exploring space for adventurous children (and adults). Having your own loo and shower is also a great benefit. Not just because of 'Covid' times. No queuing or worrying that there are people waiting to go in after you. No wondering about the cleanliness of the facilities because you're in charge so you know it's clean. The shelter was another excellent bonus, offering some shade (we were there for the 3 extreme heat days) and a storage space. Plus having a table and benches provided means more room in the car. Firepit = winner for the children, making more marshmallow memories and learning about fire safety or criticising my fire building!! It is great to see a family creating this campsite for people to enjoy instead of monopolising on the space that is there. Other campsites would easily fit 3 pitches on the spot we had. The whole site is a joy to be on. There is a fridge and freezer to use and the walk is about half a mile (10 mins, if that) from the Treefield, a lovely cool morning walk with birdsong around you! Amroth beach is 12 mins drive. Quiet and the water was warm and clear when we visited. Go and have fun. See just what a campsite can be!
Jul 27, 2021 by Louise Hogan Verified Review
★★★★★

Peaceful campsite with wonderful views and delicious pizza!

We spent six nights at Cowpots during the July heatwave! While it was a little too hot for comfort, we really loved the campsite and will definitely be coming back. We stayed on the top field, which has the most amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Unlike other sites which try to maximise space for profit, it was lovely to have such a large pitch to ourselves. We also enjoyed having our own shower, washing up and toilet facilities, although I will echo other reviews that the compost toilet does take a bit of getting used to! We had pizzas from the on-site shop which were delicious, and I also managed to sneak away one evening for a very relaxing yoga session. We would highly recommend this site - Amelia and Martin are very friendly and helpful, and there is just so much to see in the surrounding area that we will look forward to returning.
★★★★★

Fantastic Stay at Cowpots!

Beautiful setting, great site with so much space, and fantastic to have own shower, toilet and firepit. Probably the best campsite I've stayed at, and would definitely visit again. PS - On site pizza is delicious!
Jul 16, 2021 by DavidBond
★★★★★

Wonderful campsite

We had a wonderful 3 night stay here - absolutely loved the en-suite facilities (even if a composting toilet takes a bit of getting used to!) beautiful views from the top track pitches and everything you could need from a campsite - lovely owners, large pitches, fire pit and fab pizza & ice-cream on site! Would definitely recommend this campsite.
★★★★☆

Fantastic

Fantastic week. Clean facilities and lovely owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. Recommended.
Jul 11, 2021 by Leah Boden Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic surroundings and amazing campsites all within easy distance to all the great things that Pembrokeshire can offer.

All pitches are extremely clean and tidy and kept in an excellent state of repair, the showers and washing facilities are fantastic but most of all you are able to take pets and have a lovely real fire on your pitch. What a lovely weekend we had we will definitely be back again.
★★★★★

Very cool campsite

Wonderful 4 days at Cowpots campsite. Such a lovely experience, so much space, no noise and your own toilet & shower. Great views across to the Presceli mountains and lovely Laugharne just a few miles away.
★★★★★

Cowpot and tonic!

What a fantastic 5 nights we spent in the Middle field. The view across to the Preseli mountains and the sunsets were awesome. Plenty of space between pitches and the luxury of our own en-suite loo and shower. The campsite is perfectly situated to explore the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire coasts and inland, walking heaven! We will return for sure!!
★★★★★

Awesome campsite in every way!

We discovered Cowpots last year by accident staying on ‘Thyme’ pitch for two nights. This year’s May half term trip was definitely no accident! This campsite is fantastic! This year we stayed on ‘Spring’ and booked 4 nights although towards the end we contemplated asking to stay another night! So … we’ve already booked to return next May! The campsite is set in a beautiful and peaceful location with lots of space for each pitch (we stayed in Tree Field). Facilities are excellent: picnic table and benches with a fairly large roof for a bit of cover; lovely big fire pit to enjoy the sunsets; toilet, shower and washing up area are great - spotlessly clean, simple and easy to use (every campsite should do this!). Shower has a massive head and there’s hot and cold water outside. Perfect environmentally friendly en suite facilities! The owners and staff are wonderful hosts - very friendly and helpful. We met Martin and Amelia this year (we only met Brian last year) - they are lovely people who have thought of lots of extras to make life as comfortable as possible, including a charging point in the barn and fridges/freezers (plenty of space for provisions) and next door they’ve set out some picnic tables and benches in case of bad weather. Which leads me onto pizzas and ice cream … Pizzas baked onsite to order and seriously delicious ice cream - rich and creamy with a fab variety of flavours. Awesome!! We had trouble staying away :). Location is perfect for the coast and interesting places to visit a short drive away. We have struggled to find fault with this lovely place. A couple of reviews may mention slopes … yes, pitches are a tiny bit slopey but barely an issue (not at all for hubby and small boy!) so one to ignore in our opinion - and cancelled out by peaceful and beautiful setting, lovely people and great facilities and we can’t rate the place highly enough! Thank you Cowpots for two great stays. See you next year x
★★★★★

Relaxing holiday, beautiful location and thoroughly enjoyed

Booking was easy and the communication and organisation before we arrived was excellent. We loved having ensuite facilities, the beautiful location and having everything we needed right on our pitch. It was an extra treat to have homemade pizza as soon as we arrived and the Cowpots ice cream was delicious too.
★★★★★

Fantastic site...will definitely visit again

This is the first time we have been camping in some years was and this is a fantastic site and a great introduction to camping to my kids, there is so much space, peace, and quiet. The facilities are excellent and the bonus of a pizzeria is even better. This is what camping should be and I cannot praise it highly enough, I will finish writing this and book for next year.
Jun 15, 2021 by Andy
★★★★★

What all campsites should be.

Fantastic little campsite in a beautiful setting. Lovely large pitches carved into a flower meadow. Ensuite was perfect and clean. Pizza and ice cream facilities a nice bonus. Will definitely return and have already recommended to others.
Jun 14, 2021 by Simon Bowen Verified Review
★★★★★

A heavenly stay in a field of buttercups

Weve just returned from 4 nights camping at cowpots and we're already planning a return visit! We took our dog and two children and every single one of us, including the dog, had a wonderful time. The field was perfect, loads of space on each pitch, lovely and quiet and the facilities were great. Being car free on the field meant we could give the children a little more freedom to run about without the worry of traffic. We loved the honesty shop and having a campfire toasting marshmallows every evening. The pizzeria on the site was delicious, one of the best pizzas we've ever had! The site is close enough to the coast for beach days and nice walks which was great. And finally the emails from Cowpots to give directions and check we were OK once we had arrived were so helpful too.
Jun 7, 2021 by Rachel Verified Review
★★★★★

Lived up to the top reviews

We enjoyed a beautiful weekend at Cowpots. I booked several months ago because of the social distancing it provided but it's also a fab site for a microcommunity. We met some lovely people and the kids made instant friends all feeling very safe with them playing together in our line of site. Really well thought out detail and top pizza & garlic bread. I'd best not say any more, we want to be able to book again 😉
★★★★★

Fab site, would love to visit again

We stayed for a week with our 2 dogs and booked this site as we wanted our own "en-suite" facilities to reduce the Covid risk. It was great having the lovely hot shower to ourselves. We soon got used to the compost loo! The pitch is huge which was such a contrast to some sites. Wheel barrowing the tent etc from the car park to the pitch is a bit of a hassle, but the upside is that the site is car free and safe for children. Having the pizzeria and ice cream parlour on site was a bonus - jaffa cake ice cream is scrummy. The site is well placed for visiting the Pembrokeshire coast and we did some superb walks along gorgeous sandy beaches and rocky headlands. For a bit of excitement check out Tenby Coasteering. Our tent took a battering from wind and rain, but we still had a great time, loved the site, and would definitely go back.
May 17, 2021 by Sally Harris Verified Review
★★★★★

Absolutely breathtaking, and incredible showers!

We’ve just returned from the best week at Cowpots, and are already looking to book a return. The pitch was spotless, spacious and beautiful. The woods around the field and wildflowers covering the spaces between pitches are gorgeous, and the facilities can’t be faulted. The shower is so hot and powerful, and the toilet, though unusual, is not as scary as you might think! It’s lovely that we had a picnic bench and covered area, with the unpredictable weather! The ice cream/milkshakes/pizza are delicious and the owners are so friendly. Thank you so much for a perfect family holiday!
★★★★★

Perfect getaway

The views are breathtaking from the hillside. Amazing sunsets, peaceful setting and plenty of space to enjoy. We were really well looked after. The pizza and ice cream on site is out of this world. No need to leave site, but just a short hop to the beach. Small shops nearby too, handy. Skeptical about a composting loo beforehand but really not an issue at all. Can’t fault the entire experience, loved it all. Back soon
May 3, 2021 by Gerd Cooze Verified Review
★★★★★

An amazing wild camping experience!

We had an amazing 5 night stay here with our two spaniels. The pitches are huge and the location is delightful. It’s by far the “wildest” camping experience we have ever had. If you like being by your car, and having lots of facilities like children’s play areas or heated washing up/ cooking/ shower areas, then it’s maybe not for you. But if, like us, you want to feel like you are camping in a wild nature- rich space then it’s absolutely perfect! The “en suite” toilet and shower areas are clean and well designed and it’s great having them all to yourself. The shower is super hot and there is plenty of space. The owners are really friendly and helpful but nicely hands off. We had a great time exploring the fab beaches and coast nearby. Recommend walking from Wisemans Bridge (free parking) to Saundersfoot and beyond as well as walks to Barfundel Bay and Tenby.
Sep 27, 2020 by Jo Verified Review
★★★★★

Fabulous camping experience

We’ve just had the best camping experience at Cowpots. We loved the space, the big starry skies, and the peace and quiet was joyful. The ‘on pitch’ shower and loo were great. Standing under a piping hot shower looking over the door to the trees was wonderful, and having our own facilities for the week meant we felt completely safe, covid-wise. It was brilliant to be able to have a campfire and we rustled up some great meals, though a night up at the Cowshed enjoying the delicious pizza and ice cream was also a treat. The shelter, table and benches on each pitch were really useful, and being able to move them around was handy for the morning or evening sun. Whitland was very convenient and we bought fantastic pasties there, as well as good fish and chips, and excellent sausages and bacon for breakfast. We enjoyed trips to Laugharne, the Preseli mountains and, of course, the Pembrokeshire coast. We absolutely loved our stay and would be delighted to visit again. I can’t imagine being lucky enough to have the same glorious week of sunshine second time around!
Sep 24, 2020 by Catherine
★★★★★

A very peaceful and safe stay

This is by far the best site we’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting! The pitches are exactly as the photos, with plenty of lovely space and a fantastic feeling of privacy. The undercover area is very useful, and there is a wooden kitchen table with a shelf, picnic table and benches which are not fixed to each other or the ground, meaning you can move them around the pitch to suit your needs and the weather. We enjoyed a wonderful camp fire every night, with firewood, kindling and fire starters all available in the honesty shed. The composting loo is very easy to use, feels very sanitary and private, as is the shower which has plenty of hot water. There is also a washing up station alongside the shower/loo hut as well. The pitches aren’t all perfectly level but we had no trouble finding an area of our huge pitch which was flat enough for comfortable camping and also enjoyed a lovely view over the hills. The on-site pizza is fantastic, as is the ice cream, and the owners are lovely but totally leave you to it which is nice - on hand if you need basically. Location was good for us, we visited Tenby and lots of the Pembrokeshire coast and never drove more than an hour to enjoy a full day out of sightseeing and hiking. Highly recommend
Sep 21, 2020 by Kate
★★★★★

Wonderful Quiet Site

We stayed here for 7 nights and absolutely loved our stay. The space you have is just amazing with lots of room between pitches. We have a large family tent and had plenty of room on our pitch. Children have so much space to play freely and safely, our children loved exploring and playing by the fallen tree. The under covered seating area was great, especially as we didn’t have the best weather and endured storm Francis while on site, we used a wind break to make it more sheltered which really helped. The new private shower and toilet cubicles on each pitch are fabulous, my husband was dubious of using the composting loo but he managed fine. The showers have plenty of hot water and I could have stayed in there for hours! We enjoyed having a campfire and roasting marshmallows on our fire pit in the evenings and there is a small honesty shop on site which sells fire wood and marshmallows. The pitches are quite sloped which didn’t bother us but if you like a perfectly flat pitch then it may not be for you. Also you have to wheelbarrow your kit to your pitch, we liked this as it made the field feel extra safe when the children were playing but this may not be for everyone as some of the pitches are quite fat from the car park. Martin and Amelia were very friendly and available if you needed them, but just left you to get on with your stay which we liked. There are lots of lovely places to visit nearby and the site is well placed for both the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire coast. We will definitely return.
★★★★★

Perfect Campsite

Everything about Cowpots has been perfectly thought out. We loved the individual spaces and distance between each pitch, and the private toilet, hot shower, sink and covered picnic area were immaculate really well planned. The view across the hills is stunning. On top of all this, the family that run the farm are lovely, also serving home made pizza and delicious ice cream. Totally recommend this place in every way.
Aug 25, 2020 by Glen K Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic site - bonus of own shower and loo!

Great site, especially for socially distanced camping! Pitches very spread out, so very peaceful and calm. The kitchen area with its roof was great - table, benches, worktop / cooking table and bin boxes. The icing on the cake is your own shower and loo which is amazing - no queuing and its a lovely hot shower, and next to the hut is the washing up sink. Would certainly go back again, but it appears to book up very fast - we got the last pitch for August by booking mid July!
Aug 16, 2020 by Emma Beckett Verified Review
★★★★★

Brilliant campsite, one of the best I've visited

We stayed a week at Cowpots with 2 young children and wouldn't change a thing. The meadow was beautiful and I loved how our plot was marked by the lawn. The owners have clearly given a lot of thought into making the campsite safe with the lovely hot shower, compost toilet and washing-up sink for each pitch. This made our life significantly easier and I'd like to thank the owners for thinking of this. The pitch was indeed a couple of minutes walk away from the where the cars are parked, but this wasn't a problem at all. Knowing that the ecology of the field is preserved by not having cars frequently driving through the meadow is worth it, it's safer for children playing on the campsite, and you can listen to the birds singing without the sound of cars packing up/ unpacking nearby. Plus, the wheelbarrow jaunts were a hit with my kids, and gave me some good exercise! Having the luxury of a table and chairs provided under a shelter made the experience more comfortable. We spent our evenings picking blackberries in the nearby bushes, walking up the hill to look out of the views and eating yummy ice cream provided on site. We will definitely visit again. Thank you for having us!
Aug 12, 2020 by Jemma Leahy Verified Review
★★★★★

The perfect place to unwind

Cowpots offers a fantastic experience of amazing views, very spacious plots and fitting very well with our green principles. It really lets you get away from it all and recharge your batteries. Martin and Amelia are fantastic hosts and have developed the site into the best we have stayed at. This is our second year and we will be booking next year that's for sure
★★★★☆

Great concept, a couple of flaws - enjoyable!

We’ve just returned home from a spontaneous 2 night stay at Cowpots, we were lucky enough to get a cancellation. We really enjoyed our stay but for future bookings...the ground isn’t level, especially on spring pitch where we stayed. The parking situation was our main bug bare, our pitch was the furthest away and it took 6 trips with the wheelbarrow, up a hill, along a boggy field to get our belongings to or from the car, far from ideal especially in the weather conditions we faced. Our pitch was very exposed to the elements, I’m not sure if others were better but as it’s on a hillside there isn’t much shelter from the wind, which made putting the tent up very difficult (it’s laughable now, but we very nearly took off, several times as the wind was that strong when we arrived). The shelter is a good idea, but could do with having maybe 1 or 2 sides added so that you can truly hide from the rain if it comes. It was no use to us because the rain was just blowing through. Overall the concept is brilliant, having your own toilet, shower and access to hot water whilst camping is luxury! The fire pit is a brilliant addition, as it’s difficult to find campsites allowing fires these days. We enjoyed pizza from the cowshed which was a delight, and what little interaction we did have with the owners was lovely.
Aug 8, 2020 by Jayde
★★★★★

Excellent Site with your own facilities

Just had an excellent stay at Cowpots (31st July 2020 - 3rd August 2020). This was the first time we have stayed here and the pitch sizes are extremely large giving you easily enough room for any tent plus room to spare. Each pitch has its own toilet and shower as well, which was a real great addition and something I have never seen on any other campsite. The showers are instantly hot (gas powered) and with the monsoon shower head you get a great shower with views over the rolling hills without being overlooked by anyone which I thought was amazing. The firepit on each pitch is another great addition as having a real fire adds to your experience and keeps the cold away on those chillier nights. The under cover eating areas on each pitch are also really goo, much more substantial than I thought they would be and gave you the perfect place for meals and somewhere to hang those towels and wetsuits. All in all an excellent stay at a very good site with your own ensuite to cap it all off. 5 out of 5 and will definitely be booking again.
Aug 5, 2020 by Adam Hughes
★★★★★

Excellent facilities, friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended.

We stayed at Cowpots for 3 nights from 13th July 2020. The site had just been allowed to reopen with covid secure facilities. The pitches are very large and well spaced- the new composting toilet, shower and washing up facilites on pitch are excellent and well planned out. One of our group had an initial problem with their water (which was down to teething problems) and this was fixed very quickly with no issues. The owners were great in their communication before hand when we didn't know if the site would open or not, and even where we were there- as the communal facilites weren't open they happily took our cool packs and re-froze them for us. The field is great for kids- with a large grass labyrynth to run around in and a fallen tree to play around- as well as woods to walk in and mown football pitch in the middle for a kick around. There are on pitch table and benches in an outdoor 'kitchen' shelter- but the shelter only has a roof so worth bringing a wind break to block the prevailing wind/rain (it is wales!) if you want to keep this area dry. There are fire circles on each pitch- and wood/kindling/firleighters available at all times in the 'shop' at the top of the field. Owners are lovely and we will definately be returning again to this site. Would highly recommend
Aug 2, 2020 by Rebecca Myers
★★★★★

Brilliant

Just arrived home from staying here, was so good we stayed an extra night. Facilities are excellent your very own hot shower,toilet and sink area. Pizza and ice cream are delicious from the Cowshed. We look forward to coming back.
Aug 2, 2020 by Jacqueline Woods
★★★★★

Fantastic Campsite!

Fantastic site! Tree field is beautiful and there is plenty of space between pitches. The small number of pitches means the site is quiet and if you are looking to get away from it all this is your place. The en-suite facilities are a game changer and meant we could be away with complete confidence during these challenging times. 20 minutes to beautiful beaches. Pizzeria and ice-cream on site at the farm - could not ask for anything more. Martin and the family were so welcoming and friendly. We will be back!
Aug 1, 2020 by Jennie Law
★★★☆☆

Could have been better

Just returning from 5 nights at Cowpots Camping. We stayed on the newly created area outside the main field. The pitch was ridiculously small and we struggled for about 45 minutes trying to fit our 4 man tent onto grass with a bank on one side and slope on the other. Consequently on the first night in heavy wind and rain our less than perfectly pitched tent had water running underneath the bedroom compartments, and the local slug population had taken up residence! There is a huge disparity between this area and the beautiful field the other side of the hedge whose occupants with vast spacious freshly mown grassy pitches and glorious views we eyed enviously. However, as stoic seasoned campers we made the most of 5 day break and understand from the owners that they do have plans to increase the size and facilities on these pitches. Pizzas from the Cowshed were very good, as was the Scoopasaurus ice cream. We liked the honesty shop for campfire wood and sundries, and the owners were very friendly. Looking forward to going home to flushing toilets.
Jul 31, 2020 by Angela
★★★★★

Fantastic

I have returned today from a 3 night stay on probably the best campsite I've stayed on in years! Each pitch has its on toilet and shower hut with hot and cold running water for washing up. The individual pitches are huge with so much space to enjoy. The climbing tree and games pitch are visible from all pitches to a degree and as no cars are allowed on site it gives children the space and freedom to just be children! The views are stunning and it's so quiet at night it was a pleasure to sit out and star gaze. The track to the pitches is a true farm track and only room for 1 car but due to the limited amount of ppl and vehicles this was not a problem for us at any point. The only downside is a lack of charging facilities for phones/ tablets ect but apparently this is being looked into so I expect it will be included soon. We enjoyed some fabulous pizza from the onsite pizzeria pricey but worth it for a treat! The ice-cream is a must try. A perfect site for those who enjoy good old no frills camping!!!
Jul 30, 2020 by JEMB
★★★★★

Great facilities

Excellent site - new additions of shower and toilet for each pitch is brilliant and saves a lot of walking around with children.
Jul 25, 2020 by Gareth Norris
★★★★★

Wonderful campsite run by great people

We were honoured to be the first campers of 2020 and we had a fantastic weekend at Cowpots. - Martin and Amelia are lovely people who took time to chat and make us feel very welcome. They have clearly been working exceptionally hard to make Cowpots the best it can be and to make sure they can operate in a COVID compliant manner. - The pitches are huge. 10 pitches on an 11 acre field is massive and it all felt very spacious. You will not need to worry about being too close to other campers. - The en-pitch bathroom pods are brilliant. They provide privacy for you and your family and I enjoyed the luxury of a piping hot shower each morning. - The ability to have a campfire is also great (and becoming rarer on campsites) and there is plenty of bundled firewood on site at reasonable prices. - We ate wood-fired pizzas from the Cowshed and they were sensational. I’m gutted that we missed out on the ice cream, as the other customers at the cowshed were all raving about it, but we spent too long at the beach and mistimed it. Next time... In the interest of balance, - The campervan pitches are flat, but overall the field has a gently slope, so you will not be able to pitch your tent on perfectly level ground. Not a problem for us, but worth knowing if you like to be spirit-level flat. - The road to the campsite includes some uneven winding farm track. Martin and Amelia have clearly done their best to level it out and improve the surface, but it is still a bumpy ride. We managed fine in our 30 year old campervan, but if your vehicle is very big, lowered, or very elderly then it might be an interesting challenge. Overall, a gem of a campsite, that gave us everything we could have hoped for - A friendly welcome, huge pitches, top notch facilities, proximity to lovely beaches, cracking campfires, and tasty food. Highly recommended.
★★★★★

A little piece of perfect and wonderful memories

We have just left and we where sad to go. Spacious pitch, fantastic showers ! Nice and hot. A playing pitch for the kids, fire pits and the best feature was your own sheltered picnic area. One of the best sites we have even been too.

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thanks so much for your review! :)
★★★★★

The Best, most peaceful, spacious campsite ever

Just returned from a week's stay at Cowpots. Myself and my son thought this was by far and away the best campsite we have ever stayed at. The space, the setting, the facilities (shelter, fire pits, Cowshed pizzeria) were fantastic and if I was to ever put a wish list together as to what a perfect campsite would be ... this is it. Martin is an exceptional host and his focus on people's experience and making sure all is well for them is second to none. Thank you for making our time just what we were looking for. We spent a lot of our holiday cycling and there are many off road trails - for example -Millennium coastal park (35 mins drive - Pembury Country Park - 13 miles), Swiss Valley at Crosshands - Llanelli (35 mins drive). We will most certainly be back next year and will spread the word.

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thanks very much for your review Stephen. Looking forward to seeing you again this year! 
★★★★★

Peaceful, well thought out, picturesque, amazing self contained pitches

Just returned from a bank holiday weekend stay at this campsite. By far the best site we've stayed at in 5 years of family bank holiday get always. 3 families on 3 pitches near to each other - so much space! Individual awning/cooking/seating areas meant we could leave the table, cooking stand etc at home - brilliant for making room in car. Fire pits by night and clear skies for star gazing.... kids had a ball. Great for young families as so much space to explore. Martin was a fab host. Enjoyed day trip to Laugharne Castle and Amroth Beach. Pizza and icecream on site were a hit with all. Will return and will spread the word about this site.
Aug 27, 2019 by Vicky Verified Review
★★★★★

Quiet, secluded, spacious

Just back from a three night stay at Cowpots with my group of 6 (3 kids and 3 adults) and we had an amazing time. Definitely back next year. Facilities all adequate but for kids and smaller adults the toilets (long drop) could do with being lower down, they’re quite high! For people planning on staying: Choose a tent pitch where possible as the two campervan pitches, while level for vans are quite sloped for tents. Overall a great experience and seamless from booking to pitching.
Aug 27, 2019 by Gavin.
★★★★★

Amazing campsite!

Cowpots is one of the best campsites we have stayed at. We received the warmest welcome on arrival and shown to our campervan pitch. The set up is brilliant and the undercover kitchen area and fire pit are great. The facilities on site are brilliant and really clean. An added bonus for this site is the pizzeria and ice cream which were amazing and very reasonably priced. The local area is great and lots of fab beaches. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, we had the best week here and highly recommend it, we will be back!
Aug 11, 2019 by Gina Verified Review
★★★★★

Truly beautiful and well cared for

A wonderful place, spacious, and set against a back drop of rolling hills. We will be back. Thank you for a special stay!
Jul 26, 2019 by Alice Warren Verified Review
★★★★★

We Love It!

Just got home from our 3rd stay at Cowpots Camping. We thought it can't get any better but it does! Spacious pitches, good facilities, beautiful views & friendly owners. We will keep going back
Jul 25, 2019 by Sarah Verified Review
★★★★★

The perfect campsite!

We loved our week long stay with our 16 month old! The owner is really lovely and driven by providing the best experience he can for his campers; he’d thought of everything to make an isolated spot comfortable and easy to enjoy. Particularly great was the shelter which allowed us to enjoy being outdoors rain or shine. The pizzeria and ice cream parlour are also wonderful. There’s loads to see and do in the local area, great beaches, castles and gardens. We will be back!
Jun 29, 2019 by Helen

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your kind words Helen, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! :)
★★★★★

A camping idyll!

We booked Cowpots for one night en route to meeting friends at another site - wish we had been able to change our arrangements and stay all week! A perfect spot (even in the rain). Pizza and good conversation meant we didn't have to dig out all the cooking equipment, devine icecream necessitated several return trips during the week, and we booked next years holiday there the moment we got home!!! Have bored so many friends with our glowing reports that they have thrown in the towel and booked in themselves!
Jun 5, 2019 by Anna Verified Review

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you Anna! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay - look forward to seeing you next time!

★★★★★

Fantastic site

I brought my 2 children here as a first camping experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The site facilities were brilliant and the friendly service in the cow shed was second to none. The pizzas and ice cream are definitely not to be missed either!
May 31, 2019 by Katie Verified Review

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you Katie! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
★★★★★

The perfect balance of comfort and off-grid family camping

We visited Cowpots for our final family camp of last year, and are very glad we did. The campsite had real charm and our plot felt special and spacious, with an undercover area for cooking and eating. The facilities provided everything we needed without losing that off-grid feel. The kids enjoyed exploring the woodland surrounding the campsite. The location is great for exploring the area, and we visited Kidwelly castle and Laugharne, which the kids loved. On our last night we ate at the pizzeria. The food and wine were delicious, and the people warm and friendly. Looking forward to our next trip.
Apr 27, 2019 by Jaime + Tim

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you both!

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
★★★★★

Perfect camping spot!

We have just got back from our first trip to Cowpots Camping. We really enjoyed our stay! Everything was simple. The pitches are beautiful, well spaced out with your own campfire & table undercover. Toilet facilities & washing up shed are perfect & well kept! The pizzas are amazing too!! We will definitely be back, when the weather gets warmer as it was a tad chilly last night! It was lovely to switch off and enjoy the simple things & for the kids to play outside until the sun set! Perfect!!
Apr 14, 2019 by Kerrie
★★★★★

Space, peace, great views and clean facilities

Debs and I spent a long weekend at Cowpots in July 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A weekend away felt like a week. We turned up late on the Friday due to a late finish at work but we were met in the dark by the site owner who took the time to take us to our pitch and make us feel welcome despite the late hour. After some directions to the facilities we were left to ourselves. We pitched our tent in the light of the Landy and dispatched a bottle of wine while sitting on the thoughtfully provided picnic table under a canvas tarp (3 different bins and water also provided). We had spent a few weeks in some pretty muggy and hot weather, (as far as the UK goes), and were delighted when it started to rain. A few more glasses of wine later we decided we should get some sleep. Unfortunately, we had left the back of the tent open to the downpour so what looked like an inviting bed was a soggy mess. I don't want to blame anyone for this or name any names but it was the girlfriend's fault. So we salvaged any dry bedding and pulled some spare blankets and clothes out of the Landy and made the best of it. We woke in the morning to find that we had a great pitch at the top of the site with lovely views across the Preselli hills. There are only I think 10 pitches across an 11 acre site with long grass in between, so plenty of space and privacy; such a refreshing change from the commercial campsites we've sadly grown too used to. Further to the canvass awning, picnic table, bins and water, each pitch has a fire pit, with logs available from the 'honesty shack' nearby. Obviously, for those with wood at home it is worth bringing your own logs as bundles of logs will always be more expensive but it all goes back to the site so it didn't bother us too much. Compost loos were clean and functional and the showers were hot and plentiful. The shack also provided some washing up facilities, all lit with solar lighting when needed and plenty of information. After a trip to the launderette in the local town to dry our bedding, we weren't in the mood for much traveling particularly as the campsite was in such a nice spot but we did make it to Barafundle Bay for a swim in the sea and half a day on the beach, which was beautiful. We sampled the pizza one evening from The Cowpots Cowshed just at the entrance to site but a little walk down the access track to the camping ground. It was very popular with the locals and we could see why. Pizza was handmade and cooked to perfection and we could not have been made to feel more welcome. We took our pizzas back to our pitch and ate them around the campfire. We will be going back in the next few weeks, so we will be sure to have a night in the Cowshed this time! On the final morning we packed up and headed out but not before sampling the Cowshed ice cream, which was great. We also picked up a few cheeky local ciders to clink together on our return and remind us of a lovely weekend. Looking forward to going back. If you want a proper campsite, where you are left to your own devices, can have a camp fire, a separate pitch away from other people with some nice clean facilities in a lovely spot, with owners who obviously care about their campers, then you won't be disappointed.

Response from Cowpots Camping

Ah what a lovely response! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!

★★★★★

We love Cowpots Camping

I may be a little bias, but whenever we get the chance we pack up the van and head down to the Camping field at Cowpots! We love the campfires and undercover areas. The stars at night are amazing! My children love making friends with all the other children on site, and enjoy playing football on the communal games pitch in the centre of the field. It’s great to be able to relax and let the kids roam free 😊
Mar 3, 2019 by Amelia
★★★★★

Beautiful & relaxing. Highly recommend

Beautiful setting, excellent facilities & welcoming owners. Lots of space between pitches. Will definitely be returning
Mar 2, 2019 by Sarah Verified Review
★★★★★

A camping idyll!

We booked Cowpots as a one night stop over before moving on to another site to meet friends. If we hadn't already paid for the other site we would certainly have stayed put! What a lovely place. Space, privacy, silence, flat pitches!! And the BEST camping showers ever. Could not have been made more welcome, water already delivered to our pitch, and not an eyebrow raised when we rocked up for pizza 5 minutes before closing - great pizza, great icecream and great conversation. Took our friends back to see it (and so they could experience the jaffa cake icecream) and will all be booking in for a week next summer. Thank you!
Sep 7, 2018 by Anna Verified Review

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Anna! We hope to see you and your friends next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

Perfect spot!

What’s not to love about this spot...stunning views, plenty of space, lovely warm showers and clean facilities. A lovely friendly welcome and delicious pizza and ice cream to top it all off! We visited as my youngest requested he be camping for his birthday...he had the best birthday ever (according to him!) We look forward to coming back for another visit!
Sep 4, 2018 by Vicki

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Vicki! We’re glad your little one had a good birthday! We hope to see you again next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

Beautiful Gem in the Hills

We had a wonderful welcome from Martin, the owner, and were shown to our pitch with an overwhelmingly beautiful view of the Preselli Hills and Carmarthenshire. The facilities were everything we needed with a canopy equipped with all recycling facilities, a picnic bench and surface space. The composting loos were very well kept and maintained and hot running water in the showers!! There is an honesty box with marshmallows and a starter pack for kindling and logs. The washing up space with all eco friendly detergents were in-keeping with the whole ethos at Cowpots, which is right up our street! The little paths mown into the field made it easy to keep track of the children and there was a small open space for playing ball games which was great! We will definitely be back 😊
Aug 26, 2018 by Isabella

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Isabella! We hope to see you again soon!!  :)  Martin 
★★★★★

The open space!

We only stayed 1 night but will be back.... I opened the door and the kids just ran (and ran) around the mown paths. I had a camper pitch and loves that I didn't need to unpack all the seating and table paraphernalia, the covered over table/kitchen area was great as we had drizzle at breakfast time...
Aug 22, 2018 by Elizagingham

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Eliza! We hope to see you next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

Best campsite we been to in years

Staff grate food was spot on really friendly great for kids and dog loved it. Nice shower rooms and good area for washing up highly recommend to any one
Aug 1, 2018 by Kevin

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Kevin! We hope to see you again next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

Gem of a place!

What a lovely campsite! Stunning view of the countryside, modern and clean facilities (showers were fab), large well kept pitches and friendly owners. We were looking for something a bit different after staying at a large, busy campsite in the Gower and this certainly fit the bill. We would definitely recommend and hope to return next summer. Oh and the Cowshed's pizza and ice-cream are good too! Best wishes to Martin.
Jul 31, 2018 by JennLukeAidenLouisa

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

Everything!

Quite possibly the best campsite we have ever stayed in! The pitches are large and very well spaced out with wonderful long meadow grass in between with mown paths to make your way around the camping field. We arrived to a perfectly kept pitch, with our own canopy structure and table with benches. There was even a water drum and individual recycling bins ready for us, along with enough wood for a campfire. The facilities were excellent and very clean. The showers were brilliant too. A beautiful, secluded campsite ideally located for exploring a scenic part of Wales. Make sure you book in for a tasty pizza too!
Jul 16, 2018 by JamesPMarsden

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review James! We hope to see you again next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

Great facilities

Excellent campsite - very eco, but nice facilities on pitches and toilets/showers etc. Pizza restaurant on-site - well worth a visit and only 20 mins from Carmarthen.
Jul 9, 2018 by Gareth Norris

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Gareth! We hope to see you again next year :)  Martin 
★★★★★

The view and facilities were simply amazing.

Great facilities, lovely view, very friendly and accommodating campsite owners. Will definitely go again.
Jun 19, 2018 by Robin

Response from Cowpots Camping

Thank you for your review Robin! We hope to see you next year :)  Martin 

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