Ty Parke Camping & Yurt Holidays The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
Three yurts and a handful of camping pitches on a super-friendly farm site in Pembrokeshire

Deciding to camp at Ty Parke is quite the commitment. Situated near St David’s on the Pembrokeshire coast, it’s almost as far west as you can go and more than 50 miles from the nearest motorway. But it’s not only the potentially long drive that you’ll be signing up for by making a booking at this farm-based camping and glamping site. You’ll also be committing to keeping in touch with the new best friends your kids are about to make, to making return visits for years to come and, perhaps even, to finding any other holiday a bit of a disappointment.

Take a look at the reviews of Ty Parke and you’ll see this is sort of place that people return to time and again. And while there’s lots to love here, there’s one aspect of the site which justifiably gets more mentions than any other; the friendliness of farm and campsite owners, Gary and Annie. They meet you on arrival, welcome you to their famous pizza evenings during your stay and take the time to say a fond farewell when you leave. This couple watched their own children enjoy the freedom of growing up on a farm and then flung open the gates so that other families could have a taste of the same.

With 12 off-grid pitches and three yurts set out on their fully accessible 52-acre rewilding project of meadows and young woodland, there’s plenty of room for kids to run free or for campers to find secluded spots. In fact, pitches here are divided that way; with half the pitches in a car-free family camping meadow and half in more secluded spaces around the farm. Each has a picnic bench, a spot for a campfire and a barbecue grill. Likewise for the fully-furnished yurts which also have a composting toilet and undercover field kitchen with enough room to dine in if the Welsh weather turns wet or windy. Campers can also get out of the weather with shared space and facilities, including fridges, freezers and an electric kettle, in a large barn – not to mention the lovely family bathrooms which have hot showers, flushing loos and heated towel rails.

Perfect pitches, pizza and people might draw you back here but it’s probably Pembrokeshire itself that starts the love affair. Whether you’re considering a first visit or are a seasoned visitor to this stunning part of Wales, you’ll find the campsite’s location in the middle of the St David’s peninsula, a good one. Whichever way the wind is blowing, wherever the tide is at and whatever you fancy doing, there’ll be a beach within a few minutes’ drive that’ll suit your needs. And if you’re not sure which one to head for, Gary and Annie will not only point you in the right direction but will furnish you with wet suits, bodyboards and buckets and spades. When you’re not swimming, surfing and sandcastle-building; you could cycle to Solva, head to Porthgain for a harbourside lunch or take a mooch around St Davids. But don’t worry about trying to cram it all in. Chances are, you’ll be back next year.

Details

Facilities

Two family washrooms with toilets and showers, one additional separate WC and a gents’ ‘pissoir’ round the back. Several fridges, chest freezer and electric kettle. There’s an undercover area of the barn for those occasional rainy days. Each camp pitch and yurt has its own campfire place, grill and picnic table. The yurts are furnished with a double bed (with bedding) and two single futon-style beds (bedding provided in the school holidays). They also have a table and chairs and a wood-burning stove. Each has its own compost loo outside and a separate fully equipped camp kitchen shed with a four-ring gas cooker, utensils, crockery and cutlery. A 3km nature trail snakes around the 52-acre smallholding. Bodyboards and wetsuits are available to borrow as are kayaks (for experienced kayakers only).

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, campervans, small caravans, surfboards and boats – yes. Big groups, dogs – no.

Nearby

Ty Parke is surrounded on all sides by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with its array of stunning beaches, is within 10 minutes’ drive. Get an adrenaline rush by coasteering, surfing or kayaking with Preseli Venture (01348 837709). The quiet country lanes make for pleasant cycling and Solva, six miles from site, is a nice destination for a short ride. The UK’s smallest city, St Davids, is a 15-minute drive away with its magnificent cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace.

Food & Drink

The wood-fired pizza oven at the farmhouse is fired up for popular weekly pizza nights. The closest place to buy supplies is the little convenience store at the petrol station at Square and Compass, three miles away. For local produce head to St Davids or Fishguard, both around nine miles from site. St Davids has a small supermarket, a butcher, greengrocer and deli, as well as many eateries, including the popular Sound Café (01437 721717). The Farmers Arms in Mathry (01348 831284) is within walking distance if you fancy pub grub and a pint. The Sloop Inn (01348 831449) which overlooks the small harbour in the village of Porthgain, is just over four miles from site and is highly recommended as is award-winning seafood restaurant, The Shed (01348 831518), which is also in the village.

Opening Times

May–September.

The Owner Says

Ten camping pitches and four luxury glamping yurts, thoughtfully set out in over 50 acres of rolling farmland and young woodlands. Accessed from a long private lane, away from roads and civilisation. Close to the outstanding Pembrokeshire coastline and its beautiful beaches. With great facilities and freedom to roam, this hidden-away gem of a campsite is an exceptional holiday destination for families, friends and couples.

Accommodation

12 pitches and three yurts.

Meadow Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 7 Available
One of just seven spacious, grass camping pitches in the lovely, sheltered camping meadow.

Fox Cub

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This very spacious secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 100m away. This pitch is also perfect for campervans and small caravans.

Sunset

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This very spacious secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 150m away. This pitch is suitable for campervans or small caravans.

Chiffchaff

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 200m away. Not ideal for very large family tents.

Buzzard

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This very spacious secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 150m away. This pitch is suitable for campervans or small caravans.

Tiger Moth

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This lovely secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 200m away. This pitch shares a compost loo with Woodpecker pitch. Not ideal for huge tents.

Woodpecker

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This very spacious secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 200m away. Shares a compost loo with Tiger Moth pitch.

Grasshopper

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
This very spacious secluded camping pitch has a campfire place, BBQ grill and a picnic table. Facilities are about 100m away.

Willow Bank Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
This yurt is tucked away in its own private location, over the bridge and close to a shallow babbling stream. From here you can explore the meandering paths through this wilder area of the farm.

Dingley Dell Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
This lovely, tranquil yurt is our most secluded and is sited in a totally private area on the wilder western edge of the farm.

Foxgloves Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
This lovely hand crafted yurt is sited close to the shallow stream and is surrounded by first foxgloves and rosebay willow herb, so it’s very colourful and inviting spot.

Location

Contact Ty Parke Camping & Yurt Holidays, Parke, Llanreithan, Mathry, Pembrokeshire SA62 5LG

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Getting There

From Haverfordwest follow B4330 towards Croesgoch for 10 miles and Ty Parke is on the right, or from Fishguard follow the A487 for eight miles to Mathry. Turn left towards Penycwm and the campsite is three miles on the right.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 13 reviews

★★★★★

Best camping experience in beautiful pembrokeshire

We are repeat visitors to ty Parke both camping and staying in the yurts. Gary and Annie are very welcoming, the campsite never feels overcrowded and there is always space to roam. Kids are able to run free (ours cycle around and around). Being able to chop your own wood and cook on the fire is a lovely touch (especially if you catch some mackerel on the nearby coast). Pizza night is fun, you can quickly get to different parts of the coasts for all sorts of activities and st David’s is not far. The campsite is green but it is not a chore and the facilities are great. It is a great base from which to explore the lovely Pembrokeshire coast line !
Jul 23, 2019 by Paul wignall
★★★★★

Peaceful, clean, a haven from the outside world

We have visited twice, and we are booked already for next year. Annie and Gary are so friendly and helpful, the site is clean and thoughtfully designed. Our kids absolutely love it, there is plenty for curious kids to explore, and the facilities are perfect for families. The pitches are far apart, and there is plenty of space. There is an abundance of wood available for camp fires which are not just tolerated, they are actively encouraged. Annie and Gary fire up their pizza oven and offer the chance to make your own pizza with the other campers on site which is brilliant fun, and very laid back. We’ve met some really nice people on these nights. We’ve camped in lots of places, this is by far the most friendly and easy going, all the while maintaining a really high standard of facilities. The eco friendly ethos is also evident in every aspect of the site. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Cool camping indeed.
Jul 5, 2019 by Brad and Family
★★★★★

Beautiful

Unfortunately, the week we stayed went far too quickly for our liking. We were immediately welcomed with a warm reception which was great after a journey riddled with traffic. Annie and Gary were continuously about for a nice chat and always answered any questions we had. The location is absolutely stunning, with plenty of walks around the site and some fantastic locations only a short drive away. The local beaches are certainly worth a visit for some stunning scenery. Pizza night was a great addition and was a nice way to collate all campers in the same spot for a little chat. We will most certainly be returning.
Jun 5, 2019 by The Holdens
★★★★★

Peaceful, memorable, relaxing.

My partner and I stayed at Ty Parke recently and it was a really lovely experience. The paths and pitches are very well maintained and the shower/wash-up barn was immaculately clean. I love being able (and encouraged) to have campfires, and we cooked an extravagant feast on the over-fire grill provided. We were with a family with 4 children who clearly loved the campsite too - it's one of those places that must feel like an unforgettable universe of natural wonder for children, due to its 50+ acre size. The proprietors were also very welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating and the local area is stunning and great for bike rides. Thanks again! Alistair
Jun 4, 2019 by Alistair Fraser
★★★★★

Absolutely fantastic!

Peace, solitude, excellent facilities and fabulous hosts who go that extra mile to make your stay perfect. A truly unique camping experience.
Jun 2, 2019 by Brett
★★★★★

We just keep going back

We'll be heading back to Ty Parke this summer for our seventh year in a row, and I know we're not the only long term repeat visitors. There's a reason you have to book early if you want to camp here! We first camped on one of the secluded pitches with our kids when they were 4 and 1, seven years on they still love it. Both of us had been scouts and had been spoiled by camping on scout sites where you get a whole field to yourself and all the firewood you can burn. We thought it was impossible to find that on a public site until we discovered Ty Parke. On the secluded pitches you can really believe that you're the only people in the world, especially at night when the fire is lit and the only sounds are the insects buzzing. That said, you're never far from the facilities, which are immaculate - proper family bathrooms, no dingy shower blocks! Campfires are not just allowed but encouraged, there's a huge supply of reasonably-priced firewood which is fantastic quality, and they even provide axes to chop it and tubs to carry it in. Gary and Annie (and of course Bramble the dog) are the perfect hosts, friendly, always there for help and advice if you need it but not in your face if you don't. The site always seems to attract lovely people, and especially in the school holidays has a really nice family feel. Our kids always make friends within a day of arriving, and the site is so safe that we can happily let them just go off and play. The weekly pizza night is a fun social evening. Overall there may be a site as good as Ty Parke somewhere else, but I doubt it.
Jun 21, 2018 by Steve Smith
★★★★★

If only all campsites were like this...

Ty Parke is a very special place: I think it's that balance between being so obviously cared for and looked after while still retaining a very natural peace and charm. I can't remember when we last saw so many butterflies. We stayed in the meadow which is a wonderful open space with some very generously sized pitches mown for tents and obviously it's easy to see the stars at night. The bathroom and shower facilities are excellent, and ideal for even the most cautious camper; tiled floors, heated tower rails, a proper lock on the door and clean! We had a wonderful warm welcome from Gary and Annie, and are looking forward to going back next year.
Jul 22, 2017 by Claire Lewis
★★★★★

What it's all about

This is what it's all about !  We have two children and if they grow up remembering the time we spent camping at Ty Parke - that will be some pretty good holiday memories.  Even when it rains the place is pretty special.  Thank you Gary and Annie for making it possible.

Aug 2, 2015 by mangofire
★★★★★

Delightful

We stayed on the Willow Yurt site with our two young children and friends who also have young children, for the May bank holiday. This is our second stay and it matched our first despite mixed weather this year. The yurt, site and facilities were immaculate and we had a fantastic weekend in this idyllic location. Gary and Annie are superb hosts and their attention to detail is second to none. The children particularly enjoyed helping to feed the lambs and one of our friends children said it was his best holiday ever!

May 12, 2015 by Heather
★★★★★

fab campsite

This is a wonderful campsite.  We camped for two weeks this summer with our 5, 4 and 2 year old.  They loved it.  They made lots of friends and enjoyed the freedom they had.  We loved the space, the nightly camp fires and the wonderful welcome from Gary and Annie.  The weekly pizza night was a lovely touch.  If we ever get to go back to beautiful Pembrokeshire, Ty Parke will be our first choice of places to stay.

Sep 8, 2014 by mary
★★★★★

Peace and yurts

We chose Ty Parke for part of our honeymoon in Wales as we thought it offered the best yurt accommodation possible. We were not disappointed: our yurt was stunning, and it included a really comfortable bed, attractive table and chairs and very comfy futons which doubled up as day chairs. The woodburning stove was much needed in the chill and wet weather but we had a good supply of logs which were provided for both outdoor camp fire and indoor stove. 
There are many things that make this camp site special, and as far as the yurts are concerned, in addition to the practical and attractive furnishings, it's the fact that Gary and Annie have made a separate 'kitchen' with full camp cooking facilities and table/bench. This is dry in the worst of weathers (we had lots of 'worst weather' - fog in June?!), keeps the smells out of the living area, and also ensures that food can be stored out of the way of interested wildlife. We appreciated the space between pitches - it was totally private in our 'dell'. 
We also loved the shower/loo facilities which were combined in lovely big bathrooms - best ever. Having a warm towel rail and bathmat just seems so incredibly trusting and civilised, but it was a home from home rather than a cold, and often mouldy, cramped experience which is what we often find when camping. 
The only thing I would say is that if you had children who are reluctant walkers and want to stay in the yurt - which would be great fun - the Dingley Dell is quite a long way from the facilities. However, the other two yurts were much closer - just something to discuss if booking. 
Other excellent facilities included two fridges - so useful - freezer, kettle for a quick brew, washing machine and barn drying line. We appreciated all the recycling options - home from home again!
We made use of Pembrokeshire on line food ordering which really made life easy as our supplies were there when we arrived. 

Apr 3, 2014 by Liz RH
★★★★★

Can't get better than this

An absolutely perfect campsite, huge, with spacious open fields yet sheltered and cosy at the same time. The facilities are great, with a kettle, plenty of fridge space and spotless bathrooms. There are chickens and a lovely border collie roaming around, lambs to bottle-feed, and children can be released to play in the shallow stream! Would love to go back, for two weeks this time, because it would be nice to have a few days to do nothing but enjoy the peace.

Aug 19, 2013 by kmckay
★★★★★

Ty Parke Farm

I’ve just returned from a full week at Ty Parke as a family of 4, with our youngest being only 2, and we had a fabulous time! The site is really peaceful, with 5* facilities - spotlessly clean showers, toilets, washing up facilities, and little extras such as free eggs from the hens, campfire pits with grills at each pitch, along with your own picnic bench. This is how camping should be. There are lots of places to explore, from saying hello to the pigs, sheep and horses, to exploring the nature trails around the farm. The main field is never crowded - we were one of only 5 families in that field, despite it being fully booked. There is an impressive looking Tipi if you fancy something different, as well as wild camping pitches further away from the amenities. The highlight had to be the campfires each evening. There is plenty of wood, only £2.50 for a huge basket full that you can collect and chop to the right size yourselves - improving your axe skills as the week goes on! The views of the stars in the evening are first class - not a streetlight in sight, so stargazing is a real pleasure! We had a fabulous family camping holiday - all the space we needed, but other people around if you want to have company. Perfect really! Nearby I would recommend The Sloop Inn for a family friendly pub with lovely meals, in Porthgain, as well as St David’s (and in particular the pub on the hill just above the Cathedral, sorry can’t remember the name, but the meals there were fabulous!)!
Aug 15, 2010 by parrots

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