Martletwy Campsite

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Narberth & Templeton

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A secluded, small-scale campsite on a working farm, with fresh eggs for breakfast and campfires to cook on

Hidden down country lanes, half a mile from a tiny vineyard and surrounded by tiny settlements with hard-to-pronounce names. Sound familiar? No, you're not camping in France. This is a secluded slice of Pembrokeshire, rural enough to feel like you’re escaping the rest of the world but still only half an hour’s drive from Tenby and the beach. The weather isn't always the same as in France, either, but when the sun shines and you're kicking back at Martletwy Campsite, it's hard to understand why you'd ever travel further than West Wales.

Set on a working farm that's home to horses, cows and pigs, Martletwy Campsite is named after the hamlet it's attached to via a narrow gravel track. Opened for the first time in 2020, there are fewer than 30 pitches in total, with one half at the higher end of the field set-aside for touring caravans and campervans (fully serviced with electricity and water) and, at the other end of the gently sloping meadow, a grassy space for traditional tent campers. Simple and spacious, the campsite has all the facilities you need, including washing up areas, a fridge/freezer and hot, powerful showers. And, though the campsite bills itself as a 'touring site', campfires are very much allowed, with firepits for hire and logs and kindling sold on site.

The most rewarding thing about Martletwy is the general, laid-back ambience of the place. Owners, Neil and Jess, are friendly and on hand to help in whatever way they can, from recommending local pubs to providing you with fresh eggs to brighten up your breakfasts, and the secluded setting of the campsite lends itself to lazy mornings spent enjoying the peace and quiet of not doing much at all.

When you do head out for the day, past the chickens in the farmyard and off down narrow Weston Lane, your well placed for exploring Pembrokeshire. Popular Oakwood theme park is a five-minute drive away if you are holidaying with kids, while Cwm Deri Vineyard is a 10-minute stroll from your tent (definitely best to visit them in that order). The nearest beach, meanwhile, is probably the vast bay at Saundersfoot, a 20-minute drive away, but that's only if you exclude the tidal waters around the nearby River Cleaddau and the Daugleddau Estuary, which are just a short hop in the car and offer the chance for good walking opportunities as well as, potentially, sea kayaking tours if you book in advance.

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Facilities

Washblock with toilets and showers and washing up areas, as well as a communal fridge/freezer for campers to use. Campfires are allowed and you can hire out fire pits onsite, with logs, kindling and firelighters available to purchase. Rubbish and recycling area. The gravel caravan pitches have a picnic bench each, in addition to electricity, a drainage and water hook-up and a chemical disposal point.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, kids, groups, dogs – yes.

Nearby

There are some great walks to be had along the banks of the Cleddau River. Follow the Landsker Borderlands Trail from nearby Landshipping to Lawrenny, which takes you through a long stretch of National Trust woodland at the end. You can also hire canoes and take to the waters with Paddle West (07342 741268). Closer still is a stroll over to Cwm Deri Vineyard (01834 891274), less than a mile from the campsite, where they do tours and wine tasting events and also have a good restaurant. It's a 20-minute drive to Pembroke, Haverfordwest and artsy Narberth and takes around the same time to drive to beaches like Saundersfoot and Amroth, while it's 25 minutes to Tenby.

Food & Drink

The Snooty Fox (01834891300) is a five-minute drive away. Overlooking the Preseli Hills, it’s the perfect spot for alfresco dining in the pub garden or opting for their traditional afternoon tea. The 250-year-old Cresselly Arms (016466512210), is a lovely local spot for a pint or two, a 10-minute drive from the site, and The Boars Head (01834860286) is also 10 minutes away, a top local gastro pub that also has a takeaway menu if you'd prefer to take your meal back to camp.

Open

April–September.

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Pitches

10 regular grass pitches for tents, 10 with electricity and a further nine fully serviced hard-standing pitches.

Fully serviced, hardstanding super pitch

Super pitch (EHU, water, waste) Sleeps 6 8 Available
Suitable for 1 caravan or Campervans with a large awning and gazebo. Sleeps up 6 people, extra large fully serviced pitch with EHU, water and grey water waste disposal. Surrounded by green, overlooking the estuary, with breath taking views of the Preseli mountains. Multiple beaches within a half hours drive.

Grass Pitch with EHU

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 14 Available
Sleeps up to 6 in either a campervan, caravan or tent. Overlooking the estuary with beautiful views of the Preseli Mountains.

Grass Pitch no EHU

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 10 Available
Each pitch sleeps up to 6 people in one tent, campervan or caravan only. Great views of the Preseli Mountains, overlooking the estuary. Water points available through the field, 2 sheltered washing up points, brand new facilities with toilets and showers in the field.

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Location

Contact Martletwy Campsite, Jericho Farm, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire SA67 8AS

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Getting There

If you’re travelling from the north along the A40, after you reach Arnold’s Hill you will come to a roundabout, take the third exit off the A40 onto the A4075. After a mile take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A4075, carry on for a mile and then turn right. Continue for two miles and then bear right, after half a mile turn right onto Weston Lane, follow the road up the hill until the road flattens out and then you will see Martletwy Campsite signposted on your right where the road flattens out.

The nearest train station is Narberth or Kilgetty.

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