Preseli Glamping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Fishguard

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Camping and glamping in a quiet corner of a Pembrokeshire adventure centre, with a bar on the doorstep and a beach down the road

Down a narrow lane crowded by cow parsley, Preseli Glamping is found – a gently sloping camping meadow that rolls down to a stretch of wild woodland set just back from the Pembrokeshire coast. Amongst wildflowers and sapling trees, just seven spacious camping pitches fringe the Preseli Glamping meadow, each with a picnic table and firepit, plus access to the all-new shower block. There's oodles of space for lying around in the sun or stretching out in extended child's pose, whilst, enclosed in a little glade, there's also a couple of bell tents and a show-stopping geodesic dome kitted out with a double bed, two futons and a toasty log-burning stove. The dome, almost encircled by the trees, provides a wonderful feeling of solitude – something only accentuated at night, when the campfire’s going and the stars are out in full force.

When you fancy being sociable, the Preseli Venture eco lodge is just moments away – all part of the site’s sustainable adventure centre business that predates the campsite itself. Campers can book in for home-cooked meals or simply enjoy an evening beer in the lodge’s bar, examining the huge framed map of Pembrokeshire that adorns the wall. If you pinpoint Preseli Glamping and follow the treeline all the way to the sea you’ll note that Abermawr Beach is a mere one mile away (and eminently walkable), while popular beaches like Abereiddy are less than 15 minutes by car. St Davids, the tiny cathedral city that sticks out on the map, is also within easy reach, as are Solva, Newgale and Whitesands Bay.

From the adventure centre, meanwhile, sea kayaking trips can be arranged (from beginners right up to more experienced paddlers who want to cross to Ramsey Island) and the Preseli Venture team are the most experienced people to take you surfing and coasteering in the area. All trips are led with the same zeal and enthusiasm that owner Sophie had when she first started the business back in the ‘80s. And, while in those days, swimming into sea caves, paddling through gullies and jumping off cliffs was something reserved for adrenaline junkies and eccentrics, today it’s become one of the most popular seaside activities in Wales. It would almost be rude not to don a lifejacket and try it out.

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Details

Facilities

Greener Camping

As a member of the Greener Camping Club the ethos behind our campsite is off-grid camping in harmony with nature. Our toilet and shower facilities are brand new and sparkling clean, all powered by solar using our air source heat pump. The campsite is completely car-free with ample off-road parking, keeping the land green, beautiful and a safe space for children.

When you book with us, a £10 membership fee is added to the price of your booking and you will be signed up to become a member of the Greener Camping Club. GCC membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December and gives you access to some of the greenest campsites in the UK. It also includes participation in the 'Trees for Life' scheme, whereby a tree is planted for every member who enrols! If you join on or after 1st September, your membership is valid until 31st December of the following year. If you're already a member, just email us your membership card and apply the code GCCM10 to your booking and the membership fee will be deducted.

Choose your Pitch

Every pitch has its own picnic table and firepit, and each harbours uniquely charming characteristics. The higher pitches such as Gannet’s Ledge and Fulmar’s Nest have the most spectacular views down the valley to the coastline; they have a wonderful sense of open space and are a little closer to the bathrooms and the eco lodge restaurant and bar. The lower pitches such as Mermaid’s Purse and Kelp Beds benefit from the shelter of the woodland that swathes the lower part of the valley; each is a cosy suntrap immersed in birdsong. Grey Seal, Harbour Porpoise and Blenny’s Nook are our glamping pitches where you can stay in our Bell Tents or Geodesic Dome

Campervans

Campervans can park up in our car parking area and will also have a pitch for 1 pup tents (if for example you have children who aren’t sleeping in the van), relaxing, using the fire pit and picnic table. We recommend choosing one of the higher pitches such as Gannet’s ledge so that your pitch is near your campervan.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, tents, campervans, families, couples, solo-travellers, groups, well-behaved dogs.

Nearby

Preseli Glamping is right at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, only a ten minute walk to Abermawr and Aberbach, both beautiful, remote beaches with pebbles and, as the tide drops, expanses of sand revealed.

A plethora of circuit walks starting and finishing at the campsite as well as longer walks which link up with the coastal shuttle buses will immerse you in the historical heritage of the landscape from craggy cliffs and undulating sandstone coves to volcanic headlands and glacial valleys; ancient drowned forests to Neolithic burial chambers; from the oldest working woollen mill in Wales magnificent 12th-century cathedral. From these well-traversed trails, swathed in sea campion, yellow gorse and pink thrift flowers, you can spot inquisitive grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, pods of harbour porpoise and Atlantic sea birds fishing, peregrines diving and kittiwakes nesting. Mull over mesmerising rock pools where ruby-red beadlet anemones sway, blennies dart between pebbles and winkle shells shimmer in the sun… Comb the tideline for a mermaid’s purse or sea-smoothed pottery amongst the driftwood.

Neighbouring 5-star sustainable outdoor activity centre, Preseli Venture, is the place to meet your adventurous edge. Sea kayaking trips will take you paddling amongst towering stack rocks and natural archways, booming sea caves and swell-swilling rock gardens. Take an invigorating plunge on a coasteering adventure, traversing the natural playground where the land meets the sea with the encouraging guidance of passionate and knowledgeable local guides. Suit up, boot up and pop up on clean, green, peeling waves with the help of expert surf instructors who’ll take you to the best blue-flag beach breaks. Excellent quality specialist kit and minibus transport is provided from the adventure centre, next to the campsite.

Further afield, it's a 15-minute drive to Abereiddy, a beautiful beach with exraordinary black sand, a row of ruined mining cottages and the Blue Lagoon, a breached quarry with bright blue waters perfect for diving and swimming! It's a touch over 15 minutes to diminutive St Davids city and its stunning medeival cathedral where you can also take a boat trip around RSPB Ramsey Island to see a myriad of wildlife.

Food & Drink

Eco Lodge Restaurant and Bar

The neighbouring Preseli Venture eco lodge restaurant and bar is a lovely relaxed environment with a woodburning stove and plenty of seating indoors and out. You can book full Welsh breakfasts, hearty hot lunches, and two course evening meals here, all prepared by our in house chef using fresh, wholesome ingredients, locally sourced where possible. We happily cater for all special dietary requirements. On some evenings, the lodge bar is open for campers to just pop in and have a drink too - just check the notice board to find out when you arrive!

Local Cuisine

Or if you feel like exploring restaurants in the local area, The Farmer's Arms (01348 831284) in Mathry is 1 mile down the road, while The Shed (01348 831518; best for fish and chips) and The Sloop Inn (01348 831449; a characterful pub on the waterfront) are worth the 10-minute drive to Porthgain.

Opening Times

May–end of September.

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The Owner Says

Nestled in an ancient wooded valley with views down to the dramatic North Pembrokeshire Coast, the Preseli Glamping glade is only a ten minute walk through the bluebell-carpeted National Trust woodland trail to the secluded sandy beach of Abermawr as well as the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

Seven spacious camping pitches fringe a rolling meadow amongst the wildflowers and saplings whilst a luxurious geodesic dome and two bell tents are sheltered in an arboreal amphitheatre of birdsong, hidden at the foot of the valley. A rural retreat, rich in wildlife, Preseli Glamping offers a unique opportunity to restore and reconnect with Nature in a secluded sanctuary for adventurers of all kind longing to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. With a brand-new sparkling clean bathroom block, private picnic tables and fire pits for every pitch and a wide open grassy space for yoga, reading in the sun, ball games and children’s games, this is a perfect place for families, couples or friends to escape, relax and reset in beautiful, comfortable surroundings.

In the neighbouring field, the beautifully furnished Preseli Venture eco lodge restaurant offers delicious home-cooked meals whilst it's well-stocked private bar has a range of locally brewed Welsh beers, ales, ciders and spirits and does a range of hot drinks such as the well-loved "Merlyn's Magic" cream-liqueur hot chocolate!  You can pre-book meals at the eco-lodge restaurant when booking your pitch. On some nights, the lodge bar is open for campers to just pop in and have a drink too - just check the notice board to find out when you arrive!

Accommodation

A single geodesic dome (sleeping up to five people) – plus two bell tents and seven camping pitches.

Harbour Porpoise - Geodesic Dome

Dome Sleeps 5
Beautifully furnished Geodesic Dome nestled in a hidden woodland clearing at the foot of a rolling meadow.

Kelp Beds

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is a peaceful sheltered suntrap in the lower part of the rolling camping meadow.

Mermaid's Purse

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is a peaceful sheltered suntrap in the lower part of the rolling camping meadow.

Feather Star

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is a peaceful sheltered suntrap in the middle stretch of the rolling camping meadow.

Ocean Sunfish

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is a peaceful sheltered suntrap in the middle stretch of the rolling camping meadow.

Sea Campion

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is on the upper stretch of the meadow, closer to the car park and bathroom facilities.

Fulmar's Nest

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch has dramatic views down to the the sea, sitting at the top of the rolling camping meadow, close to the bathroom and car parking facilities.

Gannet's Ledge

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch has dramatic views down to the the sea, sitting at the very top of the rolling camping meadow, closest to the bathroom and car parking facilities.

Blenny's Nook

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is a peaceful sheltered suntrap in the lower part of the rolling camping meadow.

Grey Seal

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This spacious grassy camping pitch is at the opening of the sheltered woodland clearing at the foot of the valley.

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Location

Contact Preseli Glamping, Parcynole Fach, Mathry, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5HN

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Getting There

From the M4, head west on the A48 and then towards St Clears and Haverfordwest on the A40. From Haverfordwest, take the A40 towards Fishguard for 9 miles and then, in the village of Letterston, turn left onto the B4331 towards Mathry. At the junction with the A487 coastal road, cross the A487 and then turn immediately right, down a narrow lane signposted to Preseli Venture. The geo dome parking is the first car park on your left once you reach Preseli Venture.

Get the train to Fishguard and Goodwick (5 miles) or Haverfordwest (15 miles). From there, local buses and the coastal shuttle buses (The Strumble Shuttle) bring you to Mathry village, 1 mile from Preseli Venture.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews

★★★★☆

Lovely spot

Amazing campsite with plenty of space! This is a wonderful campsite with huge pitches and a great amount of privacy due to the pitches spaced out so lovely. This was ideas as we stayed with our young dog. The toilets and washing up facilities were always spotless and the staff very helpful. There is 2 lovely beaches with easy walking distance and plenty of amazing walks and things to do in the area. Only thing would be ideal if there was a freezer you could access yourself to pop freezer block in, you can give to the staff in the morning or evening, and a charging station to recharge batteries. Otherwise a wonderful place and would def return.
Sep 18, 2020 by Jannegron Verified Review
★★★★★

Peaceful

A quite, spacious campsite set in a beautiful location. The large pitches and space between tents make it ideal and appealing when taking a young child and dog. The bathrooms were always immaculate and so too were the washing up facilities. Staff were helpful and everyone was welcoming. We will definitely be back again!
★★★★★

Perfect green camping

Beautiful peacful location. Each pitch is in it's own glade, surrounded by recently planted woodland; it will be even more lovely when the trees have matured a bit. Sparkling clean bathrooms with good hot showers! A shame that due to Covid 19 the cafe is closed. Looking forward to staying again.
★★★★★

5 star campsite!

What a hidden gem! Best campsite i've been to in a long time. Huge grassy pitches and loads of space. Lots of very friendly campers, clean well set out facilities and helpful staff. Only a short (very pretty) walk to the beautiful pembrokeshire coastline and a short drive to some great surfing beaches. Thanks for a lovely mid-week stay!
Sep 7, 2020 by Ele Verified Review
★★★★☆

Lovely location

We stayed at Preseli for 9 nights at the end of August. The campsite is very quiet and peaceful (when it’s not windy - we endured Storm Francis and lots of other windy days too - not sure if this is typical for the area or to do with the storm systems at the time). The pitches are very well spread out so no noise from neighbouring tents and the bathrooms were kept sparkling clean (although wet room floors get muddy so recommend flip flops for the shower). The site is well located for making the most of what north Pembrokeshire has to offer: It’s a 30 minute leisurely walk to the beach, 10-15 minute drive to Fishguard and nearest supermarket, Newgale surf beach is approx 20 minute drive away (depending on tractors!) and St David’s is a similar drive (where parking can be problematic, as can social distancing). Solva, Strumble Head, Whitesands & St David’s Head all well worth visiting too. We will definitely be back and look forward to being able to use the eco lodge facilities when things return to normal.

Response from Preseli Glamping

Hi Judith, it was lovely to have you stay and thanks so much for the review, we're so glad you enjoyed it! Well done for enduring storm Francis - quite unusual for August but hopefully you'll have some nice calm weather next time! 
★★★★★

Peace & Tranquility

Despite Storm Ellen ripping a new door For our tent we had a great stay here - albeit shorter than we’d hoped for. The site is spotless and spacious, the only sound the odd cow or dog. Fantastic views from Gannets Ledge. Great shower block and dishwashing facility. Ideal location for beaches and walking. The owners are very helpful with suggestions for places to eat etc.
Aug 25, 2020 by Niamh Haines Verified Review

Response from Preseli Glamping

Wow, what a storm!! Sorry to hear your tent took a bit of a beating, but hopefully the view from Gannet's Ledge was worth the wind! Next time you visit, let's hope for some more friendly weather. We'd love to have you again next year, it's so nice to hear good feedback, especially in our opening year. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. 
★★★★★

Perfect Pembrokeshire Camping

Preseli Glamping was a breath of fresh air. Big, well-space pitches - which in a few years will be beautifully private when the trees grow up - fantastic views, big open skies... facilities were simple but clean and the regular hours that the hosts were around were great. Nice touch to be able to buy local beers and ciders in the afternoons. Short walk through the woods to a beach and several other walks that we didn't get a chance to try. We will definitely be returning!
Aug 15, 2020 by Kerena Verified Review

Response from Preseli Glamping

Glad to hear you'll be returning Kerena :) Thank you for your glowing review - we can't take credit for the awesome views provided by the Pembrokeshire coast, but it's lovely to have such positive feedback about our site. You're very welcome to come again and i hope you get the chance to take some more of the beautiful walking routes in this area. 
★★★★☆

Beautiful campsite

We have just arrived back from a lovely week camping at Preseli. I loved the fact that the site only has a few pitches, well spaced out and clean modern shower facilities with loads of hot water. It’s a shame that the eco lodge is currently closed, we could definitely have done with a home cooked meal and some phone charging during the worst of the weather! The walk to the local beach isn’t too far, but we spent most of the days at Newgale surfing and bodyboarding. I would definitely consider booking again next year, hopefully when the lodge is open and will remember to bring wellies for the slugs!

Response from Preseli Glamping

Hi Kate, thanks so much for your kind words, we're really glad you had such a great stay at our campsite and we'd love to have you back! Hopefully our lovely restaurant will be in full swing next year and we're also hoping to offer some charging facilities next year. 
★★★★☆

Lovely holiday

Quiet and peaceful campsite, near to several towns and st David's. No charge points at the campsite. Short walk to the beach through field and forest, the beach is rocky so bring beach shoes.

Response from Preseli Glamping

Thanks very much for your feedback Stephanie. We'd love to have you to stay with us agan and hopefully we'll have some charging facilities next year! 
★★★★★

Brilliant easy summer getaway

We stayed in the beautiful Porpoise dome at Preseli Glamping and also went sea kayaking with Preseli Ventures. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable, we really enjoyed our stay and felt like we were in good hands. The dome is very well equipped with electricity, a kettle bedsheets and cozy seating, all very welcome surprises. There is a window in the dome above the double bed where we saw several shooting stars during our stay. If you are a camping novice this is the perfect entry level experience with lovely clean facilities. Its also really well located, close to a nice beach with rope swing along the way and about 15mins drive from St davids with great coffee and a supermarket. We will be back!

Response from Preseli Glamping

We're so grateful for your lovely review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you'll be returning to us! What an amazing experience to sleep under shooting stars and explore the Pembrokeshire coast by kayak with the Preseli Venture team. Living the dream! 
★★★★★

Perfect family site

Peaceful, tranquil site with absolutely stunning views. The pitches are enormous, we have an 8 man tent and could have fitted two! Fire pit and picnic table are great. The pitches are so far apart there was no chance of hearing anyone's snoring from another tent. Staff are friendly and helpful. Showers and toilets are spotless, plenty of hot water. Loads of space for football in a shared area too. The location is fab, close to some lovely beaches. Bring wetsuits and body boards! Local shops are fine for the basics, and there's a biggish Morrisons about 20 mins away. There's no access to electricity at all, which is the only downside. It would have been great to charge our phones / kindles somewhere. However, as there's also absolutely no mobile reception, a digital detox is pretty much obligatory anyway! All in all a brilliant site which will be even better when the trees planted between pitches are fully grown, and when the lodge is able to open for campers again. Thank you, Preseli Glamping!
Aug 2, 2020 by Lucy James
★★★★★

Memorable glamping!

This has been the first holiday I’ve been on that I didn’t want to leave. We stayed in the geodome Mon-Fri. It was everything I hoped for - totally hidden away - just like you were all alone in nature. We had a Robin red breast visit us daily, dragonflies, butterflies and a few bats at night. First time my kids had saw a bat and they were really interested! Ha Waking up looking through the dome window at the blue sky and swaying trees was beautiful. We sat out at night on the two recliner chairs that were there and just listened to nature and replenished our souls. The kids (9 and 6) ran round the fields or went up to the lodge to play games. There was also a tree swing by the dome. So much to keep young children occupied. We booked to do half day kayaking which was brilliant. Real highlight of the holiday. I was offered a double kayak so that my youngest aged 6 could also come. We were even lucky enough to see a seal in the sea at Abercastle!! This break has been more than memorable. And I would not hesitate to rate Preseli Venture for a glamping holiday or adventure training hols. Special mention to Chef. I didnt catch his name but he met us daily with a smile and good food! Also to Emma and Elliot who instructed us for kayaking - my son (9) had never kayaked before and they put him right at ease and looked after him in the sea (when he got a bit too confident lol). Quality staff and a quality holiday. Thank you Preseli
Aug 17, 2019 by Kerry Cooke Verified Review

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