All year round. Tent-only campsite. Campfires permitted (one crate of firewood each night included in your fee). Pitches are large, family-sized plots each with a large picnic table and benches and a hearth for a fire. Hot showers, a luxury compost toilet, waterless urinals (separate male / female). Covered washing up area with views over the nature reserve. Fridge and small freezer for communal use, also a communal campfire area. Campers' barn with fridge and freezer, darts, 'hanging man challenge', seating, library. Nature trails. River fishing permitted (bring your own rod). No cars on site, car park only 20m from the site entrance.
Tents – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no. Families, couples, wildlife enthusiasts all welcome. Whole site bookings can be arranged.
Drive (or cycle) the six miles to the Pembrokeshire coast, renowned for its dramatic coastal footpath and excellent beaches (25 beaches within 20 minute drive). Much of it is now a designated national park. Try surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing, or stay inland to explore the Preseli Mountains (10 miles by car) steeped in history with wild landscape and rocky outcrops. For rainy days, there's a lovely community run cinema in Fishguard – Theatr Gwaun (01348 873421; six miles) – with daily films, plays and stand-up comedy or the famous Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen in St Davids (15 miles). It's a short walk or cycle up to the village where there are playing fields and tennis courts, shops and services.
Food & Drink
Fresh organic eggs and herbs are available on the farm and emergency munchies are also available – marshmallows, chocolate, crisps, snack bars and the like all at reasonable prices in our 24hr honesty shop. In summer there are fairly regular wood fired pizza nights run by the site owners. You can also pre-order organic fruit, veg, dairy and whole foods before your stay. Meanwhile, in Letterston village itself, there is an award winning fish and chip shop and restaurant (01348 840621; 1½ miles) plus a local butcher with groceries (01348 840838). Head a little further for the local pub (01348 840444; two miles). A pop-up community café also runs at church hall (¾ mile) each Friday.
Open all year round.
Exploring nature trails, delving into the bushes and poking around for wildlife in this natural haven makes it an inspiring place for your little nippers. If you're looking for a spot where kiddies can get their finger's a little dirty, you've come to the right spot.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 20 reviews
Wonderful escape from Covid
We stayed at Into the Sticks for a week in late Aug 2020 and had a truly wonderful week. The new owners, Jo and Kevin were brilliant. Really friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated to improving Into the Sticks even further. They laid on a special pizza night which was a great way to meet other campers (at a distance!) and the pizzas were delicious cooked in the outside wood fired oven. The provision of a wooden table and benches, firepit, kitchen bench and compost toilet tent at each pitch made it easy to social distance and also made it a really special experience. Our girls absolutely loved meeting the chickens and holding them. Thank you Jo and Kev for a fantastic holiday!
A dream to get back to nature in this idyllic spot
Husband and I spent a relaxing two nights at the Tiny House. The welcome, the view, the horses, the sheep, the facilities, the obvious commitment to respecting and getting back to nature were all equally perfect. We loved exploring the Pembrokeshire coast. And very much hope to come back.
A very special place!
We had a wonderful time in the tiny cabin in a secluded field on the farm. The bed is surprisingly large, quite enough room in the cabin for two people and Kate and Andy were very helpful and interested hosts. I can highly recommend staying here to all those who want to get away from it all and reduce their carbon footprint. We got really into saving water so that Andy wouldn't need to refill the container for us (didn't quite work but nevermind:) Delicious home-grown fruit and veg are available from their own garden. It was wonderful sitting out on the wooden decking in the evening looking out over the fields and the forest with a fire going! And we loved being right near the railway line where little local trains run several times a day. Lots of wonderful places to explore in the area and I can quite imagine coming back sometime. Highly recommended!
Just spent a few fantastic days with Kate and Andy at their fab site. Totally blown away by our first family trip to Pembrokeshire and would recommend Into the Sticks wholeheartedly as a base for coastal adventures (wildlife watching one day, adrenalin pumping the next...) with a relaxed 'time-out' feel at the quiet, well-planned site in between. We loved it and will return!
peaceful and beautiful
A unique campsite with only 5 pitches in several acres of grass and woodland. eco facilities and lovely hosts. firewood provided and fresh eggs and figs to buy. great for kids and those who like a bit of peace and tranquil.
A little piece of heaven
We have just returned from a glorious week at Into the sticks. We have visited many campsites and have found some great ones, but we all (kids and adults) agreed that this is our ultimate favourite. A week was not long enough and we all wanted to stay! Kate and Andy have thought of everything! Including a welcome pack containing information on local walks and beaches - this was invaluable and ensured we made the most of the stunning views Pembrokeshire has to offer. The campsite its self is so peaceful and beautiful with eco facilities hat make all weathers comfortable. The personal touches are what make this campsite so special. On our last evening we made and shared pizzas with the other campers, Kate and Andy, cooked in their handmade pizza oven - bliss! We are already planning our next trip!
Such a lovely spot!
We loved our stay at Into the sticks. Kate and Andy were super helpful and friendly and the place is just gorgeous. Lots of space for each pitch and feels more like wild camping. They've really thought about all the little details and the campsite is really well set up. The communal pizza night was really nice too and Andy made delicious sourdough pizza bases that we could add our own toppings to. Really nice way to chat to the other campers. Delicious home grown veg and herbs too. all in all a FAB campsite.
We didn't want to leave!
To summarise: if we could live here, we would! What a beautiful oasis this place is. We were looking for an eco-friendly holiday and were delighted to discover Into The Sticks. The camping plots are really spacious and well placed across the two fields. Each comes with a fire pit and you get a free crate of firewood each night of your stay. Sitting out in the sunset, listening to the birds singing and the babbling of the little stream nearby, was just heavenly. In terms of facilities, there is a compost toilet (totally doesn't smell!) and a warm shower next to the farm house. There is plenty biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel in the shower, and you get a lovely view over the fields and woods through the window as you lather away! There is a barn for campers' use, which includes a fridge for food (and cider...) storage, an honesty box tuck shop (including eggs from the farm!), bikes to borrow, board games and dart board, maps and books, eating areas, and a metal sideboard to use for camping stoves if the weather is poor. There is also a signposted wildlife walk around the extensive grounds -- plenty of birds, insects, and butterflies to be seen! Kate, the owner, was so friendly and showed us around when we arrived. She was also great company; we got chatting about setting up vegetable gardens -- she kindly shared her expertise with us. We will be back here at the first opportunity -- we couldn't recommend highly enough!
A glorious campsite in an enchanted corner of the country
An amazing campsite which we loved for our 5 night stay. Intimate, with only five pitches in use at a time, it is a perfect get away. Andy and Kate make wonderful worldy wise hosts and their love of the land shines through. Situated by a nature reserve, the opportinity for wild life spotting is in abundance. Our children's feet were stained yellow with buttercups and covered in mud from building dams in the brook that ran past our pitch. The solar powered shower works a dream and the toilets dont smell. 15 minute drive from stunning coast line and in wetter weather lots of castles to explore. In all it was magic.
The perfect campsite
Into The Sticks is by far and away the best campsite we have ever stayed at. The site has well spaced out pitches which gives lots of privacy and excellent facilities which are just the right mix of basic and comfort; allowing us to feel we were going 'into the sticks', but still with that all important hot shower! We love nature and this site gave us many special moments including walking around the nature trail and catching a fleeting glimpse of a kingfisher, to evenings spent watching the swallows and house martins swooping up flies around our tent. Andy and Kate are excellent hosts and we wish them every bit of success.
Enchanting wild living
Venturing 'into the sticks' was enchanting. The shower's woodland view, unspoiled meadows, the nature trail, a fresh flowing river and the most amazing recycling puzzle box, Andy and Kate have thought of it all. The site is rich in butterfly species, birds, bees and plants too! It was wild(ish) camping at its best in a very peaceful, cared for and beautiful place. We loved it and will definitely be back.
A wonderful place
A true gem of a campsite. It oozes the passion of Andy and Kate the owners. They are very welcoming, hospitable and clearly love their home. On arrival we were greeted by Andy. A true gent. We liked him instantly. He keenly showed us around and we were very impressed by their recycling hut and fabulous compost loo. Our tent pitch was spacious and very well set out. A bench with seating is provided which is really handy and practical. A fire pit is cleverly set into the ground...again a good feature. Plenty of fire wood is available. Washing up facilities are great. Eco friendly wash up liquid is provided too. Same with the shower, good quality eco friendly washing products provided. They have a lovely little converted barn which is used as a recreation area/information area and in the corner an honesty box with goodies and a gift box where you leave unused grocery or camping items for the benefit of the other campers ( a fantastic idea ) In conclusion this campsite is ideal for those of us that want to get away from the fast pace of life and do nothing but relax and reflect. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the wildlife, especially the two comical ducks, Dibble and Dabble who provided lots of giggles for myself and the children. They are the stars of the show....we shall without doubt return next year. A big thank you to Andy and Kate
Our best yet...
It says much for the charms of this place that for our family of 5 this was unanimously voted our favourite week's camping ever despite the day of arrival and the pitching of our tent taking place in apocalyptic rainfall! The facilities are the perfect kind of basic (darts in the barn was a big hit with our 3 boys) and Andy and Kate were great hosts - friendly, funny and always approachable. It's a precious thing to find somewhere so completely stress-free. As an early riser, I spent most daybreak hours sitting peacefully down by the river before the rest of the family awoke. Bliss. The later daylight hours we divided, depending on the weather, between exploring the nature trail and other parts of the site and some wonderful excursions in the extended area. - highlights of which were probably the walk around Dinas Island; a day at the "secret" beach at Traeth Llyfn and a boat trip seal and shearwater-spotting around Ramsey Island. Friction fire-starting threatens to become the new family hobby after Andy's introductory tuition and the (extraordinarily good-value) Friday breakfast at the warm and welcoming local community centre is not to be missed. For the week that we were there our fellow campers were a relaxed and companionable bunch, with a special shout out to Nick and Nic, who our boys were very taken with (not just for the loan of the bat-detector I'm sure!). Downsides? We had pre-booked the following week at the very well-reviewed Naturesbase campsite up in Ceredigion and we would have enjoyed that week a whole lot more if we hadn't been constantly making comparisons (always unfavourable) with this place. That's not really fair on Naturesbase, which was pleasant enough, but the simple truth is that by comparison it felt so much more commercialised and uptight than I suspect it would have if we hadn't been so thoroughly spoiled by our week by the Cleddau! We will be back...
Pretty much the perfect campsite!
We just had a lovely week staying at this campsite. The pitches are spacious and spread out making it quiet and peacful. Andy and Kate made us feel very welcome and the communal games barn with fridge, dart board, books etc. gave the camp site a lovely community feel. Whilst it is a little more pricey than a traditional commercial campsite it gives very good value for money as firewood, showers etc. are all included as was a free workshop on friction fire making! The only improvements I could think of would be a sink in the toilet (alcohol gel was provided and the washing up area is just next door so not a big problem) and hot water in the washing up area. Very minor points and certainly wont be stopping us returning!
Lovely place to stay
We stayed at this campsite for 6 days and I can honestly say it is the nicest campsite I have stayed in. The pitches are really spacious so we didn't feel overlooked. All the other campers were really chilled out and there to enjoy the beauty of the place and the quite. The owners were really helpful and friendly. Everything was well set out with great care and attention. My daughters liked doing a craft session when it rained. I would definitely recommend this site and would like to return.
Spacious and beuatiful
This campsite was everything we imagined when we saw it on the cool camping site. The pitches are large and in very natural surroundings. The free fire wood is a real plus too as is the picnic table provided for our pitch. The facilities are very good and includes the most luxurious compost loo, I have ever used. The shower was always hot and very spacious, so plenty of room to keep your towel and clothes dry. There is a good recreation area for the wet days perhaps, which also has a fridge for communual use. On arrival, we were given our own information pack, which proved very useful for local walks, restaurants, beaches etc The owners Kate and Mark are extremely helpful, friendly and committed to their ecological ethos. As the site is slightly inland, we felt protected from the worst of the winds that blow around this part of the world. Access to other parts of North Pembrokeshire were surprisingly good. The roads are straight, quick and pretty empty. It takes probably 15 mins to St. Davids and 10 mins to Fishguard. Beeches can also be accessed within 10-15 mins maximum.
Heaven is a Tiny House
We were delighted to stay with Kate and Andy in their Tiny House early in July. It was wonderful. So peaceful and private. The Tiny House is beautiful, lovingly designed and built by Kate and Andy who lived in it for 3 years. It felt very special to stay here. Views across the valley into lush green woodland with no sign of human habitation. We spent hours soaking up the tranquil atmosphere, looking at the sky and watching the birds. It was so quiet on the first night I could hear my own heartbeat! Kate and Andy are lovely people and so welcoming. They gave us great information about places to visit and things to do. They really care about the land they are on and are working hard to provide a truly green experience. The showers and toilets are beautifully constructed. Everything is lovingly hand crafted. Its a labour of love and such a contrast to our mass-produced lives. The local village is friendly with pubs, shops and eateries. The Friday morning 'friendship club' at the church hall provides a lovely window on life in Letterston. We loved our stay at Into the Sticks. Thank you for making us so welcome and for sharing your special place with us. Wishing you a successful summer and looking forward to visiting again in the future.
A Rural Idyll in Pembrokeshire
Myself and two friends were fortunate enough to stay here for 3 nights in early June, we were particularly lucky as due to my ineptitude I booked the wrong weekend and was forced to contact Andy and Kate and ask to move the booking. They could not have been more helpful and changed the dates straight away even though it meant opening the site a week early when they were still putting the finishing touches to the facilities. Because of this we enjoyed the whole site to ourselves for the duration of our stay. The site is in an idyllic location and is very peaceful, don't be put off by the proximity of the railway line as there are very few trains and they are gone before you notice them. I would describe the shower, toilet and washing up facilities as rustic - but in a good way! ( I loved the smell of the shower gel provided for guests), Andy has done a fantastic job building them and they fit in perfectly with the surroundings. My friends and I have already decided that we will return to this beautiful place in the future for another stay. Many thanks to Kate and Andy for the warm welcome and for the fresh mint from the garden for the spit roasted lamb.
Perfect site, wonderful people
I stayed at Into the Sticks as a solo camper in May and I couldn't have enjoyed the experience more (well perhaps with a little less rain but then that's why Wales is so green!) The site is lovely, packed full of wildlife and beautifully spacious. Every detail is carefully thought out by the passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable owners, Kate and Andy who were just the right level of attentive (I had everything I needed without feeling overlooked). The shower and washing up area were immaculate with beautiful views over the valley and I especially loved the biodegradable products provided free of charge. The fire pits and free firewood were a lovely touch and a perfect way to spend an evening relaxing surrounded by bird song. The coast is just a short drive away whilst some lovely walks can be found directly from the site. For food, Fishguard is a short drive and the village has a fantastic fish and chip shop (and pubs though I didnt test these) and thanks to Andy and Kate's chickens there are fresh, free range and organic eggs available. I'm already looking to book again and wish this site and its owners the very best of luck and success.
I stayed here with my three children aged 13, 12 and 8 over the Easter break and we had the most amazing time. Into The Sticks really does bring you closer to nature. My children loved the nature trail, animal tracking and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire as well as the clear starry skies and listening to the animals and birds at dawn and dusk. Kate and Andy were really welcoming and helpful, and their ethos of working with nature and preserving our natural habitats only increases the fantastic camping experience they offer. Will definitely return.