Horse Lorry-Rumenco

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Crymych North Lodge

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
Beautifully converted old horsebox, retaining many original features. Comes fully double glazed and features wood burner and raised 'tail gate' deck overlooking the lower organic veg garden, wild meadows, grassland fields of sheep and cows with views over the Preseli hills. Bedding included.

The Owner Says

If you want unique/quirky its our horse lorry conversion, named after a horse 'Rumenco'. This self-contained unit, which sleeps two, is private from the main camping field and accessed via an ancient bluebell wooded lane. The old horsebox retains many original features but has been made comfortable for campers with a double bed and carpets in the rear part of the cab along with a double glazed window and its own  raised "tail gate" deck over looking the lower organic veg garden, wild meadows, grassland fields of sheep and cows and the Preseli hills.

The driver's cab, has been refurbished, and features its own WC and a kitchenette area with a two-ring gas hob and sink. A wood burner, solar lighting and tea lights help to create ambiance and, along with the remaining original features, help recall its past equestrian use and give it a gypsy or canal boat feel. It offers a magical escape for the would-be equestrian, or a romantic break set in a private wildlife area.

Additional facilities include:

A porch area for storage, footwear/wet coats

Access from the woodland bark path, to the covered stairs (no need to clamber in to the cab!)

A fire pit and outdoor seating area, for summer or winter evenings around the fire  over looking the Preselis and big clear night skies.

Kitchen utensils, pots/pans other items, and first lot of logs, tea lights included.  PLEASE note that due to CoVid19 we will only be providing undersheets, you will need to bring your own duvet and pillows, thank you. 

A very unique (stable) electric hot water shower for use for Rumenco only, with the campsite having own seasonal facilities

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at North Lodge with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About North Lodge

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, dogs (dog walking area on site and you can even do dog agility courses!), families, first time campers – yes.

Nearby

Nearby Cenarth has lovely waterfalls and a good selection of pubs/tearooms although it can get busy, plus the National Coracle Centre (01239 710980). Wales’ biggest and best preserved Neolithic dolmenPentre Ifan is a few minutes’ drive away and above it are the Preseli Hills from where the Bluestones of Stonehenge were quarried.

Food & Drink

The best option is The Boncath Inn (01239 841241), less than five-minutes’ drive away, a traditional, friendly pub offering decent pub grub and ales. Just down the coast at Newport is the Cnapan Restaurant (01239 820575), one of the best eateries in Pembrokeshire.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews

★★★★★

A little piece of Tranquil Retreat

We stayed recently, August, you will be transported to a time gone by experience, truly off grid. From the moment you approach( Damson) through a shrub, bush and plant canopy into a "small glen" of nature, peace, wildlife and best of all completely private ( completely surrounded by trees, shrubs etc) to give a perspective of being in true British wilderness, you are taken to a bygone time of holidays. The Hut, is well appointed, with a double and a Day Bed which converts to a double( if required) a dining table, log burner, adequate storage and a covered porch. Little touches here and there are thoughtful and in keeping. If you truly want a back to basics, escape from the World stay, then this is the place. Toilet for Damson is a "Dunny style " with a camping type toilet. Few spiders but adds to the experience. Kitchen facilities are more than adequate with a sink, well organised recycling and some added extras. (Need to boil kettle for washing up water) Shower area is OK, it's warm, gets you clean but as with the whole experience do not expect "luxury" as this is truly not what this is about. The owners are amazing, happy to help, with a great appreciation of their surroundings and their objective. It is truly OFF GRID, so take your torches, candles(safely), charge banks for your phones( if you need them!) Buy extra logs for the log burner if it gets chilly, playing cards in front of the light of the fire, with just sounds of nature was lovely. Be prepared to forget about, dishwashers, fridges, TV and all that other paraphernalia and Embrace the experience. You will not regret it.

Response from North Lodge

Hi Gary, Thank you for such a thoughtful great review, hope to see you again sometime

★★★★★

Fantastic Eco-camping

Stayed at North Lodge camping this weekend and we were amazed by the camp - more importantly the dog was having the best holiday :) Situated in a fantastic area - with loads of things to do locally. But the best for us was the campsite itself , we loved the eco approach to the campsite. We will definitely be back at some point in the near future :D
Jul 27, 2021 by Natasha Rees Verified Review
★★★★★

Peaceful retreat.

Lovely small field for our exclusive use, awash with wild flowers and wildlife. The composting toilet was clean and environmentally friendly, down a long path away from the camping areas. The owners were friendly. The area beautiful. The shower was the only thing that let it down. I would definitely go back for another weekend away.
Jul 14, 2021 by Nicola Clark Verified Review

Response from North Lodge

Hi Nicola It was great to meet all of you, thanks so much for the feedback, always happy to see visitors enjoying our little site.  Jane and Martin
★★★★★

Tranquil. Natural. Secluded. Chilled.

The perfect campsite if you like a basic, quiet camping experience. We loved staying there. All the amenities required are provided. We particularly liked the wild, natural, rustic nature of North Lodge. Martin and Jane never over-fill the site with campers so you get a fantastic feeling of space and privacy. If you are a wild camping kind of person you're going to love North Lodge!
Aug 31, 2019 by niki butcher Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic place.

With the peaceful surroundings and lovely people we had an absolutely lovely stay.the campfire was great and had all the facilities we needed.
Aug 19, 2019 by Lee Williams Verified Review
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Location

North Lodge is located at Blaenffos, Boncath, Pembrokeshire SA37 0JE

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Getting There

The site is on the south side of the B4332 mid-way between Eglwyswrw and Boncath.  The postcode is SA37 0JE.  On booking we always send directions as SATNAV is not always reliable due to our large postcode area.   For practical ease most of our visitors come by car, we are not far from most places and you can enjoy a cycling holiday around the area.
Trains are now more frequent on the South West Wales line to Fishguard, you can reach our site from Clunderwen Station on this line, or Fishguard station which is slightly further.  The bus from Clunderwen is the 430 from Narberth to Cardigan.  The bus from Fishguard to Cardigan is the T5, you alight at Eglwyswrw.  
For cycling and walking around the area go to the following:

http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=107,1180&parent_directory_id=646&id=12847

http://www.discoverceredigion.co.uk/English/what/cycling/Pages/Cycle-Break-Centres.aspx

http://www.discoverceredigion.co.uk/English/what/walking/Pages/Walking.aspx