Brynhaul Clover Field Camping and Shepherds Huts The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Crymych

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A rural idyll in the Preseli Hills with shepherd’s huts and spacious camping pitches, each with a private toilet

Cardigan Bay, St Bride’s or Barafundle Beach? Deciding which stretch of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline to head for can be a real headscratcher. But hang on a second; we’ve got another idea. Pick somewhere in the Preseli Hills and you’ll have all of them within daytripping distance. Not only that, but you’ll also get to experience Pembrokeshire’s other treasures: its ancient woodlands, neolithic standing stones and moorland hills. Choose Brynhaul Camping and Shepherd’s Huts, specifically, and you’ll also get an authentic Welsh experience that you’d be hard pushed to find on the coast.

Brynhaul is on the edge of Maenclochog village and looks across fields to the very highest point in the Preselis, Foel Cwm Cerwyn. If you struggle to find the campsite, just stop at the village café, shop or pub and ask for Elfrys and Steve. You’ll be pointed in the right direction before you’re bid a fond hwyl fawr. Welsh is the first language here and the people are proud; none more so than Elfrys and Steve whose enthusiasm for this land is infectious. They say that a lifetime in Pembrokeshire doesn’t stop you being regularly blown away by its beauty.

Staying at Brynhaul gives you a chance for that too. There are two shepherd’s huts and 13 spacious pitches. The huts offer everything that’s needed for comfortable cooking, eating and sleeping. They are insulated, cosy and open all year and a great place to stay for glampers, out-of-season campers or people adventuring by bike or on foot. All you need to bring is food and, if you’ve booked The Hedgerow Hut, your swimming kit as there’s a muscle-soothing hot tub too.

Over in the camping field, things are more back-to-basics but pitches do come with some practical bells on. Each has a campfire pit, a picnic table, its own compost loo and a tippy-tap sink (you’ll see). There are hot water showers and undercover washing-up sinks that are shared along with the best amenity; the field itself. It’s a hedgerowed, clover covered six acres with views to the hills. It’s bathed in sun when it shines and often blessed with the kind of sunset and stars that can make a camping trip. All this is just 500 yards from the edge of the national park, 15 minutes’ walk from the village, two miles from the top of the Preselis and 10 miles from the closest beach at Fishguard. It’s a rural idyll at the heart of Pembrokeshire, with Pembrokeshire at it’s heart.

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Details

Facilities

The shepherd’s huts are kitted out with beds, seating, an equipped kitchenette and an en-suite shower room and toilet each. They have power and running water, outdoor seating and a fire pit/BBQ. Hedgerow Hut has its own hot tub outside too. Camping pitches have a picnic table, a fire pit, a waterless toilet and a handwash basin each too. There are shared hot water showers, a covered washing-up area and a communal fridge-freezer for campers use. Firewood is for sale (£5 per trug) and BBQs can be used for £10 per session (including charcoal).

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, campervans – yes. Motorhomes, caravans, noisy groups, dogs – no.

Nearby

Situated just outside the Pembrokeshire National Park with the Preseli Hills on the doorstep, there is plenty of great walking, hiking and biking. The highest point in the Preselis, Foel Cwm Cerwyn, is just two miles from site if you fancy trekking up to it though Steve and Elfrys recommend other circular routes from the site. A short drive away (about six miles) there’s lovely woodland walking in the Gwaun Valley. Llys y Frân Country Park and Reservoir (01437 532 273) has yet more walking routes as well as bike trails and opportunities for watersports. There’s plenty more of that on the Pembrokeshire coast with surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, coasteering and more all available. Kayak-King (07967 010203) in Fishguard is a good place to start for a sea adventure. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches and coast; Cardigan Bay is to the north, St David’s Peninsula to the west and Barafundle Bay to the south. For anyone interested in history, the reconstructed Iron Age village at Castell Henllys (01239 891319), 11 miles away, is fascinating. With guides in character and plenty of activities, it’s especially good for kids. There are also standing stones near the site, Steve and Elfrys can tell you where and recommend Pentre Ifan, nine miles away, as a nice spot to watch the sunset.

Food & Drink

A 15-minute walk away in the village of Maenclochog is Cafe y Sgar (01437 532078), which is recommended by your hosts. The village also has a drinks-only pub, The Globe (01437 532269), and a village shop which is stocked with local produce including fresh bread, meat and Gethins Cyder, which is made in the village. For a pub that does food, head for the quirky, community-owned Tafarn Sinc (01437 532214) two miles away in Rosebush. The Cross Inn in Clarbeston Road (seven mile from Brynhaul) is another good option that’s recommended and for a truly local brew, join a tour and tasting at The Bluestone Brewery (01239 820 833), eight miles away.

Open

Shepherd’s huts: All year.

Camping: Easter–October.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Brynhaul Clover Fields Camping and Shepherds Huts. You will find tranquil, off grid, clover field camping, nestled by ferny hedgerows and two lovingly crafted Shepherds huts. Our clover field camping is brand new, however our Shepherds huts are little more established, with many very happy customers. We are set in the rolling hillside of the Preseli Hills, enjoying panoramic views of the hills and down to the coast, with less than 2 miles to Pembrokeshire's highest point. Brynhaul is a haven of wildlife with pheasants, foxes and badgers regularly visiting the fields and kites, buzzards, geese, mistle thrush and peregrines seen overhead.  Walking or cycling from the doorstep gives you a good choice of lanes or offbeat tracks and paths. A gentle drive reaches all of our stunning Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, and easy access to the richness of the whole county, be it coast or castles, ancient burial chambers and bluestones, cycling or fishing. Each of our 13 pitches are complete with your own waterless loo, a large bench table and a fire pit suitable for barbecuing on or chilling by.

Accommodation

Two shepherd’s huts and 13 tent pitches.

Hedgerow Hut and Hot Tub

Cabin Sleeps 4
Hedgerow Hut is a uniquely designed and built by Steve , cozy,open plan tiny house set on the edge of a peaceful, clover meadow, where you can enjoy the stunning views of the Preseli hills form your own private hot tub. Fully contained with kitchen and en suite shower room.

Skylark Shepherds Hut with Hot tub

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
Spacious shepherds hut. Designer built by Steve, furnished by Elfrys. Has stunning, panoramic Preseli hills views on the edge of our clover filled field. Watch the occasional fox scamper across the field while swallows swoop and buzzards soar. Self contained with kitchen and en suite bathroom. Hot tub is right on the field edge too.

Clover Fields Camping Pitch Sleeps 6

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 10 Available
A spacious grassy pitch nestled along an old hedgerow, enjoying far reaching country side views.

Camping / Campervan Pitch

All-weather Sleeps 6 3 Available
A spacious pitch with a stunning view and hard standing for a camper van or mobility vehicle or camping.

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Location

Contact Brynhaul Clover Field Camping and Shepherds Huts, Brynhaul, Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire SA66 7JX

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Getting There

From Carmarthen follow the A40 towards Fishguard for about 18 miles. Two miles beyond the village of Llandewi Velfrey, head onto the A478 signed for Cardigan. Continue for five miles through Clunderwen, Llandisilio and Efailwen until you come to a crossroads with a garage on the right and the Cross Inn pub on the left. Turn left and at the end of the road turn right. After passing Pont Hywel Mill, turn right. Follow this road for a couple of miles until you reach Brynhaul on your right.

Or - navigate to Maenclochog. Look for Cafe y Sgwar, take the road that goes between it and the Murco garage (sign posted Crymych) we are three quarters of a mile on the left.

Brynhaul is not far from Sustrans cycle route 47, which connects Newport to Fishgaurd, so arriving by bike is a great way to get here; whether as part of a cycle tour or after the train to one of the local stations. The closest are request stops at Clarbeston Road or Clynderwen (Clunderwen), both around seven miles from the campsite. The closest station with other onwards means is Haverfordwest or Fishguard. Buses to the village operate infrequently so a taxi would be best for the final 11–12 miles to Brynhaul Camping and Shepherds Huts.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 8 reviews

★★★★★

Hedgerow Hut Hideaway

What an amazing time spent in Hedgerow Hut. Steve and Elfrys were fantastic hosts. It was so peaceful that we felt like we were staying in the Shire. The shepherd's hut was well equipped and very comfortable. The views of the countryside from the hot tub were fantastic and our 6 year old loved running around the adjacent field. We loved it so much we would look to book again.
Jul 26, 2021 by Kate Kennedy Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect getaway

We really enjoyed camping in this wonderful setting, with gorgeous views and sunsets over the Preseli Hills. It is well located for some great coastal trips and Steve was so friendly and helpful with some top tips for places to visit locally. Facilities on site were great- fridges and freezers which were much appreciated in the hot weather, great showers and individual loos. Everything spotlessly clean and good covid precautions too. Hope we will be back soon, thanks so much for a much needed break!!
★★★★★

A fantastic restorative retreat with so much to do nearby.

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay in the shepherds huts. We were so grateful for fine weather which made the week even more enjoyable. The huts are fantastic and we loved the detail and upcycling along with the obvious work that you had put into the design and making of them. The hot tubs were an added luxury as were the ensuite toilet and shower in each hut. The kitchens were well equipped and the outdoor seating and BBQ perfect to watch the sun set and stars! Your hospitality was great- from fast and helpful responses to e mails prior to our arrival and then being available during our stay to help with walking trail ideas and places to visit. A week wasn’t nearly enough time to explore the coastal path, beaches and hill walks. We left wanting more and will have to return. Our 19 and 22 year old sons said they really enjoyed the week too…that’s high praise indeed from somewhat discerning young adults who are ‘townies’ at heart ! They loved the walking especially and amazing views from the hills or coastal paths.’ Regards and thanks The Murphy Family
Jul 19, 2021 by Finola Murphy
★★★★★

Friendly, comfortable, stylish and great views from the hot tub.

Steve and Elfrys are great hosts and have created a lovely space for the huts, and we liked the way the campsite was set out too. It’s a great area for walking and exploring, or just sitting around in the hot tub watching the swallows flit over the field. We plan on returning.
Jun 30, 2021 by Tracey Verified Review
★★★★★

Everything a camp should be!

Gorgeous, well thought out, friendly campsite. We cooked over open fires under an enormous sky framed by hills, curious cows and wildflowers. The kids made lifelong friends and played out late in the huge grassy spaces. And, a short drive away, we went on a magical woodland stream walk past waterfalls to picnic on the beach. The campsite facilities were clean, very useable and low impact on the environment. Huge pitches, nicely spaced out, each with their own compost loo.
★★★★★

Beautiful, peaceful and our own loo!

We spent three nights camping and had a great time. Steve was very friendly and showed us around the site and gave us tips for things to do in the local area. The pitch was spacious with a good distance from the next pitches. The compost loo was for our use only, just like having an en suite! The showers and washing up area was clean and never busy. The location is beautiful, surrounded by hills and with long grass for the kids to play hide and seek in. It was very peaceful with no busy road nearby or cars allowed onsite apart from setting up and packing away. We used a firepit, with logs and charcoal available to purchase onsite. We had a great break and will definitely be returning!
Jun 6, 2021 by Debbie Verified Review
★★★★★

A refreshing escape surrounded by beautiful views

We had a great family weekend here. Steve & Elfrys who run the campsite gave us a warm welcome. The air was fresh & the views were stunning. The campsite was a perfect place for our young children to play & explore and in the evening we huddled around the fire pit & gazed the beautiful night sky. There were plenty of walks & beaches in the area to enjoy and a village shop & cafe in the village a mile away. It felt like luxury to have our own personal pitch compost toilet, bench & fire pit. The washing up facilities & hot showers were great but didn't take away the feeling of being wrapped up in nature. This is a place for making memories
May 23, 2021 by Ruth Busisa Verified Review
★★★★★

Relaxing and cosy.

We stayed 4 nights at the hut and thoroughly enjoyed being in such beautiful surroundings,the views of the hills and countryside are second to none. The hut is well set out, everything we needed was there. It was very clean and well thought out. April has been particularly cold this year but the hut was so warm and cozy! Even a hot tub outside. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming, lovely people. We would definatley recommend staying.
May 10, 2021 by Bev

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