Coedfryn Farm The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newport

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A seven-pitch campsite on a farm with views of the Preseli Hills and Pembrokeshire coast

“It’s camping like it’s meant to be,” says Edward, the man behind Coedfryn Farm. “Or at least camping like I think it’s meant to be, anyway,” he adds. Luckily, we agree. It’s camping in a field, on a farm with simple facilities and campfires allowed. But there are a few big bonuses to this back-to-basics set up. There are the little things that proper campers will appreciate, such as a picnic bench at each pitch and complimentary firewood for your stay. And then there are the bigger things: the mountains, the sea, and the night-time stars that light up this location in the Pembrokeshire National Park.

A ten-minute drive from the nearest beach at Newport, between Fishguard and Cardigan, is where you’ll find Coedfryn Farm. The difference between here and some of the more commercial campsites on the coast is immediately apparent when you realise there’s just seven pitches in a nine-acre field. That’s more than spacious; it’s vast. Admittedly, pitches are not spread among this expansive grassland evenly but, instead, are sensibly spaced at the sheltered end, near the farm’s wooded edges. Tent campers make up the still-tiny majority here, with six out of seven pitches for canvas and just one allocated for campervans or touring caravans. All are off grid.

Each pitch has a stone-circled fire pit with a barbecue grill, a picnic bench and a little sheltered kitchen stand that's good for protecting your camping stove flame in wet or windy weather. There are a couple of showers, open-air washing up sinks, and flushing loos that are allocated one per pitch. Kids will love the farm animals in the surrounding paddocks and fields: alpacas and their little friends – a Shetland pony, pygmy goats and molly lambs.

The view is all green with Mynydd Carningli, a 1,000-foot mountain at the edge of the Preselis, as a constant backdrop. But where’s that sea we promised? Walk to the higher end of the field, and look west for that. There are a couple of extra picnic benches and fire pits here, making it a great spot to watch the sun set and to remember that the Pembrokeshire coast and its walking, wildlife, watersports and world-class beaches are just a few miles away.

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Facilities

Each of the seven pitches has its own private toilet allocated in the timber-clad toilet block. There are two hot water showers and two open-air washing-up sinks too. At your pitch, you have plenty of space, a campfire with a barbecue grill, a picnic table and a sheltered kitchen area. There is a communal barn with a gas barbecue, space for food preparation and eating undercover. There are farm animals and a kids’ play area on site too.

Suitable For

Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, groups – yes. Dogs – no.

Nearby

The farm has a little menagerie of friendly animals including alpacas, pygmy goats and a miniature Shetland pony. It’s on the edge of the Preseli Hills and within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with all the outdoor activities you could wish for. Walkers will be happy here as there’s plenty of places to explore and two pubs within walking distance; one on a cross-country route. The closest beach is Newport Sands (five miles away), great for swimming, surfing and watersports. It’s one of six beaches around Newport. You can also join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path here for lovely coastal walking and Poppit Sands, another lovely beach a few miles up the coast, is the starting point for this national trail. Between the two is Ceibwr Bay where you can see otters, seals, dolphins and seabirds. Try a trip with Kayak King (07967 010203) from Fishguard or a wildlife-spotting sea safari with Bay to Remember (01239 623558). On land, there’s horse riding on offer at Crosswell Stables (01239 891262), six miles from site and the reconstructed Iron Age village, Castell Henllys (01239 891319) five miles away.

Food & Drink

Don’t miss The Yacht Club Cafe, run by site owner Edward and his mum. The café overlooks the pretty little harbour in Lower Town Fishguard, 10 miles from Coedfryn Farm. Pop in to try a delicious lobster salad, crab sandwich or grilled mackerel. Closer to the campsite, there’s a 16th-century inn, The Trewern Arms in Nevern, a 10-minute walk along country roads, or The Salutation Inn (01239 820564), a similar distance across fields in the other direction. If you’re in Newport, your hosts recommend The Cat Rock Cafe (01239 820244) which sits within the golf course just off the beach which has uninterrupted views across Cardigan Bay and the Preseli Hills.

Open

May–September.

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The Owner Says

Starlight camping hidden in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Coedfryn Farm is a small farm site, 10 minutes drive from the town of Newport in Pembrokeshire. All pitches have their own firepit and dining area with firewood supplied. You’ll have some friendly neighbours to get acquainted with during your stay in the form of alpacas, a couple of molly lambs, some pygmy goats and a little shetland pony!

When you roll up in this sheltered woodland valley at the foot of the Preseli Hills, you’ll be able to admire the views of the Mynydd Carningli mountain and Newport bay. By night, turn your gaze skyward for some starry skies (barbecue sizzling away and firepit roaring in the background, of course).

You’ll be surrounded by hills, mountains, wooded valleys and streams, so it’s a real walkers and cyclists paradise, and there’s a public footpath running through the site which links to the village of Nevern (10 minutes walk), where there’s a picturesque 16th century inn serving great beer and hearty meals. The local beaches, which are a plenty, start about 5 minutes drive away.

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Pitches

Seven grass camping pitches.

Woodpecker's Descent

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable Campervans and Tourers

Kite's Swoop

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for Campervans

Buzzard's Wake

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for Tents

Badgers Cete

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for Tents

Foxes Skulk

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for Tents

Squirrels Den

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Suitable for Tents

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Location

Contact Coedfryn Farm, Coedfryn, Felindre, Crymych SA41 3XN

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Getting There

From the A487 about two miles east of Newport (Pembrokeshire) turn on to the B4582, signposted towards Nevern. Coedfryn Farm Camping will be on the left after another two miles.

The closest train station is at Fishguard (10 miles away) or Haverfordwest (20 miles away). Both are linked via the T5 bus route which connects with train services six days a week. Ask for the Temple Bar stop near Nevern from where it’s a 30-minute walk to site. It’s not a reliable option for Sundays so do check timetables before travel.

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