Spring Meadow Farm Campsite The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
There's a beach in almost every direction you turn at this small-scale family campsite in the picturesque Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

When Lynne and Tim planted willows around a one acre fruit patch on their Pembrokeshire market garden, their intention was to help shelter the soft fruit they were growing for the local farmer’s market. What they didn’t realise is that they were also sowing the seeds for a camping sanctuary, transforming their home into one rather charming Pembrokeshire campsite. Today, you won’t meet a single camper leaving Spring Meadow Farm who isn’t singing its praises. They’re easy people to find too, since they all return again the next year!

Smack in the middle of St Davids Peninsula, Spring Meadow Farm’s enclosed meadows boast just five grassy pitches, providing ample space even when fully booked. Stays are of a simple and natural kind – there are no electrical hook-ups and each pitch has a moveable wooden picnic table, along with a firepit for that essential evening campfire. The remaining 12-acres are still a bountiful market garden – complete with polytunnels full of vegetables that are sold on site – and, though campervans are allowed, it’s predominantly tents that pepper the flat camping meadow.

It’s the relaxed approach to camping here that makes the place so endearing. Guests are welcome to stroll the margins of neighbouring fields, where unkempt hedges attract gold finches and grasshopper warblers, while kids can busy themselves on the outdoor table-tennis table. Several bright buddleias are also grown on the fringes of the camping meadows – earning their horticultural nickname as ‘the butterfly bush’ with the numbers they attract. It all gives the place a slightly wild and rustic feel, hidden in the back of beyond.

Above all else, however, it’s the location that keeps most of those praise-singing campers returning. Though it may feel delightfully isolated, Spring Meadow Farm is surrounded by popular beaches on almost every side. The coast path walk from Porthgain to Abereiddy is the spot to watch the sunset from, head west for surfing and swimming on Whitesands Beach or drop south to pretty Solva, where the long quayside is ideal for crabbing. The village overlooks a picturesque, dinghy-dotted estuary that is fed, in part, by a tiny stream originating back at the campsite itself. So campers here, it seems, are really just following the natural order: Always bound for the seaside.

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Facilities

There is a family shower room with electric shower, toilet, wash basin and hairdryer and a second separate toilet and wash basin. There's a washing-up sink, washing machine and fridge/freezer for use. Firewood is also available . There is an outdoor table tennis table.

Suitable For

Tents, trailer tents, small campers (VW type), families, couples – yes. Groups – no. 

Nearby

The spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast is within 3-5 miles to north, south and west of the campsite. There’s surfing at Newgale and Whitesands Bay, coasteering at the blue pool Abereiddy and Island boat trips to see the puffins, razorbills, guillemots and many other sea birds – there are gannets to be seen on Grassholm and seals around Ramsey. Walk the coast path or try crabbing or sailing at Solva and Porthclais harbours. Horse riding is available at Nolton Stables (01437 710360). Castell Henllys, a reconstructed Iron Age Fort near Newport puts on activities for families throughout the summer – kids adore it.

Food & Drink

Local delicatessen in St Davids – St David’s Food and Wine (01437 721948) – selling a variety of local produce. Gwaun Valley Meats (01348 840838) in Letterston sells quality local meat products and freshly cooked crab and lobster can be bought off the quay in Solva (and also from Porthgain and Roch). Fishguard Farmers Market (01437 776168) runs on Saturday mornings (9am–1pm) in the town hall but get there early as stalls sell out. For a meal elsewhere, most campers recommend The Sloop Inn (01348 831449) and The Shed Bistro (01348 831518) in Porthgain and The Cwtch (01437 720491) in St Davids. Also fish and chips at No.35 (01437 729236) in Solva but only on specified days.

Opening Times

Mid May – 5th September.

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The Owner Says

Located at the heart of the St Davids Peninsula within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Spring Meadow Farm is just 3 miles from both St Davids and Solva and within easy reach of spectacular coastline, exhilarating walks, lovely sandy beaches, surfing, kayaking, coasteering, fantastic wildlife and island boat trips.

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Accommodation

Swallows Yurt: An authentic Mongolian yurt with its own separate yurt kitchen, outdoor shower, picnic table and fire pit.

5 grass camping pitches: Generous pitches each with a fire pit and moveable picnic table.

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Location

Contact Spring Meadow Farm Campsite, Nr. Caerfarchell, Solva, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6XG

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Getting There

Our campsite is on the main A487 St Davids – Fishguard Rd. We're about 3 miles from St Davids, on the right, just after the Caerfarchell turn off. Or from Fishguard, we're just before the Caerfarchell turn off, on the left.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 20 reviews

★★★★★

Perfect even in the rain

This was a second visit to this wonderful site and we were pleased to see a few improvements to an already near perfect retreat. We stayed this year at the end of May and the only disappointment was the on and off unpredictable rain. Lynne and Tim were lovely as before and the polytunnel converted into a dry area was much needed shelter and place to dry our waterproofs. We still loved the chance of a campfire, the huge pitch space , the clean facilities and amazing peace of this beautifully simple back to nature site. We will be back again...we love the area and having now experienced the wind we simply wouldn't brave the coastal sites. Just lovely.
Sep 1, 2019 by Lisa
★★★★★

Very family friendly

We were welcomed very friendly by the two owners, and were introduced into the simple, yet beautiful campsite. We were able to buy self grown vegetables and wood for a campfire. The sanitary facilities were big enough and always clean. There was an indoor place with a table tennis and other games, where you could have fun, independent of the weather. The owners of the site were very approachable and helped us finding our next camping spot on our tour through Wales. Thank you for your time and we'd definitely come back! Kerstin, Jens, Juri and Ole
Aug 31, 2019 by Kerstin
★★★★★

Peaceful site in beautiful surroundings

Myself, partner and 2 daughters stayed here for 3 nights over the August bank holiday (23/8/19-26/8/19), and could not recommend the site highly enough. Well sited near to the gorgeous City of St Davids and the stunning Whitesands beach, we were instantly at ease and relaxed on this lovely little site. The pitches are spacious, but the limited number makes it feel very intimate, while the beautiful natural surroundings add to the tranquility. The facilities are all spotlessly clean and the hosts Lynne and Tim couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We certainly would recommend this site and will definitely be going back.
Aug 27, 2019 by Michael Grinham
★★★★★

Peaceful, roomy site

Site has extremely large pitches and having the car parked away from the tent is a great change and adds to the relaxed feel here. There are generally no more than five pitches used at anytime while the other pitches are alternated meaning the available space is more. Does not feel squeezed in here. Facilities simple but always clean. Hosts are extremely kind and approachable. The site is in a great position for exploring St David’s peninsula too. We had two weeks at this site and enjoyed every moment of it.
Aug 6, 2019 by Gosling Family

Response from Spring Meadow Farm Campsite

Many thanks for your review - it was a pleasure to have you stay and we hope you'll come again sometime.
★★★★★

fantastic small site for family camping

We spent a week on the Spring Meadow Farm Campsite this July and had a glorious time there. Of course, with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the fabulous beaches around St. Davids, a visit to the Island of Skomer there was plenty to see and do. But the site has also a lot to offer when you just want to relax a day or when the weather does not show its sunny side. There is a half greenhouse offering shelter from rain, to play a round of table-tennis or other games provided or brought along, or to have a meal in luxurious space. The pitches don‘t provide electric hook-ups, but there is a small camping kitchen with a fridge/freezer-combo. All facilities are in excellent condition and Tim and Lynne are just marvelous hosts. Thanks very much to both of them for a fantastic week in Pembrokeshire and we‘re looking forward to coming back! Roland, Dorothea, Yannick and Sarah Melzer
Jul 28, 2019 by Roland Melzer

Response from Spring Meadow Farm Campsite

Hi Roland, Dorothea, Yannick and Sarah - Thank you for such a warm review and for being such lovely campers, we very much enjoyed having you on site and hope to see you again soon!
★★★★★

A hidden gem

This is probably our fifth year at Spring Meadow campsite and we love it! Lynne and Tim are so thoughtful and have created a wonderful atmosphere in the campsite. The pitches are sheltered, flat and well spaced out and with only 6 pitches at one time it means that it is peaceful and tranquil. The facilities are great and very clean and there is a fridge/freezer and washing machine that you can use and wood and kindling can be bought for an open fire. Each pitch is given a picnic table and trivet so that you can cook over an open fire if you wish, toasting marshmallows is always a highlight of our camping trips. The new addition of a ping pong table in a covered poly tunnel was also very welcomed by our kids! Such a lovely place to camp that we keep going back!
May 30, 2019 by Claire

Response from Spring Meadow Farm Campsite

Thank you Claire - so sorry we missed your review and didn't reply sooner. It was lovely to see you all again this year, returning campers really help to make our site special. Delighted the kids enjoyed the new polytunnel games space too!
★★★★★

Friendly campsite with great facilities

We really enjoyed staying at Spring Meadow. Tim and Lynne are helpful and friendly and have created a great space for campers with lots of additional extras which make the camping experience a bit easier, especially in the rain. We appreciated the fridge, hot and clean shower room, washing machine, covered area to hang washing and play ping pong, spacious pitches with a fire pit and bench, lovely logs and kindling and delicious veg from the garden! Next time we will come prepared with clothes for all types of weather! Thanks for a lovely time.
Aug 26, 2018 by Bryn
★★★★★

Superb campsite in a beautiful part of the world

Loved our 2 week camping experience in Spring Meadow Farm, Tim and Lynne couldn't have been better hosts and were so helpful when our car battery failed! Lovely clean facilities, big fridge freezer, hot showers, our kids absolutely loved it too. We hope to return soon as we had such an amazing time surfing, kayaking, coasteering, the coastal path walks and beaches are amazing too. Highly recommended! Thanks again. The Mills family
Aug 21, 2018 by Sharon Mills
★★★★★

Fantastic family holiday

We stayed in the yurt for a glamping family holiday. The campsite was fantastic, really peaceful and loads of room. Lynne and Tim where really friendly and helpful. Great place, highly recommended.
Jul 27, 2018 by Steve boot
★★★★★

Peaceful and beautiful

Just stayed here for 5 nights with my husband and 5 month old daughter. The campsite is so beautiful with lovely big pitches which are spaced out so you have loads of room. Love that there are only ever 5 “people” camping at any one time. Showers were clean and hot, they even provide a fridge freezer and a charging point for phones (what more could you want?). The hosts are friendly and helpful and the location is ideal for exploring the local area. It was perfect for our first family holiday! Thanks again
Jul 8, 2018 by Sarah Rogers
★★★★★

Lovely spot, lovely hosts

Me and my friends stayed here this week - we had our own section of the site which was great. The location offers great links to St David's, St David's head, Solva, etc. The facilities were very good, no issues with hot running water, for example. Tim and Lynne were very thoughtful and were great hosts. We also had friendly fellow campers in the next field. Great trip!
Jul 6, 2018 by David
★★★★★

A wonderful place to stay

Stayed here before and thought it couldn’t be that good again surely but it was! Peaceful, secluded pitches on very flat field with plenty of space. Very clean facilities and fire pits for marshmallows! Owners very friendly and helpful and as a base for exploring this wonderful part of the world it can’t be beaten! We will definitely be back!
Jun 2, 2018 by Paula and John
★★★★★

A gem of a campsite

What a fantastic few days we had at Spring Meadow in May Half Term. The campsite is idyllic with spotless facilities including a family bathroom with a lovely hot shower; a separate toilet; a large fridge freezer and an indoor washing up sink. There is even table tennis and a washing line set up under a poly tunnel, just in case it rains and you need some shelter. Table tennis was a hit with our 2 boys. There are 5 very generously sized camping pitches separated by strips of wild meadow borders in one field and a yurt in an adjacent field. Each pitch comes with a picnic bench and its own fire pit. Campfires are encouraged and the whole set up is very relaxed and peaceful. The weather was glorious while we were there and we made good use of the nearby beaches. The campsite is tucked away, yet is within easy reach of the stunning beaches and St Davids. If you're looking for a small, peaceful campsite set in a beautiful part of Pembrokeshire, which has excellent well thought out facilities and friendly, helpful owners then choose Spring Meadow! Our boys are now addicted to surfing so we will be back!
May 31, 2018 by Lucy and James
★★★★★

Perfection in Pembrokeshire

Our family of four stayed in the Swallows Yurt for a week and had a wonderfully relaxing holiday. The site is very mellow and the facilities are excellent. The yurt is fantastic – spacious, airy, with a log burner which we lit every evening, even though the weather was warm. The beds are extremely comfortable and we all slept well. A few yards away the yurt has its own dedicated covered kitchen with gas burners, cold running water, seating, crockery and cutlery. And we also had our own dedicated shower – again just a few steps away, with wonderfully warm water. There's also your own fire pit and a communal block with toilets, fridge freezer, washing machine and a sink with running hot water. The owners, Lynne and Tim, were very welcoming and instructive, available to help when needed. We toured the beaches of the region, particularly enjoying Whitesands, Solva, Broadhaven and Newport Bay. The scenery is jaw-dropping, with miles and miles of walks along beautiful coastline. St Davids is a wonderful little city with some really nice shops and a cathedral that was hosting an orchestra and an art exhibition. If you come, try the delicious local pasties (with minced lamb and leeks) and the array of ice creams on sale in St Davids. We would recommend Swallows Yurt without hesitation – if you like the outdoors but want to try something a little different, a little more comforting, you'll love staying here. Thanks, Lynne and Tim – we hope to see you again soon.
Aug 2, 2017 by Steve & Sarah
★★★★★

very special

This is a special place and we loved our stay here for May half term week 2017. Why is it special? (1) Very laid back, incredibly friendly owners Lynn and Tim (2) Only 5 pitches and huge ones at that! So much space for sprogs to run amok (3) Very good facilities - Lovely hot shower room with loo, + separate loo. Big fridge freezer! Washing machine. (4) Poly tunnel table tennis and clothes drying for wet and windy days (5) Location – tucked away but everything is so close, from Solva, St Davids and a range of wonderful beaches
Jun 7, 2017 by SimonH
★★★★☆

Fantastic place for kids.

We stayed here for two weeks in August. There were only two other tents the first week in our field, and one in the field behind us, separated by lovely trees). And the second week two different tents, one apposite and one next to us. Which means there is plenty of space for everyone and it really is a quiet, small campsite. All pitches have their own movable picnic tables, which is very handy. Our side had sun pretty much from the morning until end of afternoon, and all the pitches have their own fire pit. It's a short walk to the immaculately kept ( thanks to hardworking Lynne!) 2 toilets and shower. There's also a washing machine and cold and warm water for washing up. Tim and Lynne let you walk the grounds ( keeping to the sides where they grow vegetable obviously) which are really a great place for butterflies, bugs, meditation and sunshine). Tim has been growing vegetables for many years, and sells them on side, so every morning you can have some fresh tomatoes, and cucumber), and of course a lot of vegetables for your dinner. They also have a fantastic yurt in the other field of which they have done a great job with and it looks fantastic. Although it's on the road to St. David's ( not even 10 minutes by car, so great if you want to visit local Nisa supermarket for freshly baked croissants, and breads early in the morning), you don't notice the traffic that much, and at night it gets even quieter. Beautiful night skies with little air pollution, great for stargazing. There is a lot of grass for the children to roam, and we had no problem letting our 20 month old explore the place, it feels really safe, as is quite a way from the road, and Lynne and Tim don't want cars on side, which is great. Lot of credit to Lynne and Tim who are a really lovely couple ( thanks again Lynne for the Dutch oven, next time we WILL use it:-)) My only question was about drying facilities, because we had a few rainy days and it was hard to keep things dry, but Lynne told me they've already discussed that, and were working on a solution, We had a wonderful stay with Lynne and Tim and also had great 'neighbours' both weeks. Definitely highly recommended camping. Thanks for all your hard labour guys.
Sep 8, 2016 by T. Elliott
★★★★★

Charming quiet site

We stayed at Spring Meadow Farm for a week this summer. The site is beautifully kept and fantastically located in close proximity to the many wonderful delights that North Pembrokeshire has to offer. It is quiet and well maintained, the shower and toilets are kept spotlessly clean with a constant supply of hot water and table tennis for those waiting their turn. We enjoyed many campfires and fresh vegetables the owners grow themselves. Will definitely return, highly recommended!
Aug 29, 2016 by LP
★★★★★

Fantastic site

I almost don't want to write a review as I don't want everyone knowing about this site! We have been staying here for a number of years having tried many sites in west wales. The site is about 3 miles inland which means you don't get a sea view, but you also don't get the spectacular prmbrokeshire storms smashing your tent. Tim and Lynne are fantastic- laid back and friendly. The site has huge pitches (really huge!) in flat, well drained fields, protected by well chosen planting. There are fires allowed (encouraged!) with tables and grills provided. The site is off the main road from st David's so no scary single track roads. There is a clean toilet block but only one shower: when busy a second shower would be a good idea. You can buy wood and farm veg from the site. Prmbrokeshire has some of the best beaches and views in Europe - excellent surfing just down the road at newgale This site is camping as it should be in a fantastic location. Highly recommended
Aug 14, 2016 by Jonathan
★★★★★

Highly recommended!

A brilliant little campsite! We stayed four nights, arriving in pouring rain to a warm welcome from Lynne and Tim. It was quiet, but close to St David's, the beach, plenty of interestingly different places to visit and lots of beautiful countryside to walk and soak up the fantastic atmosphere round there. The field wasn't cut when we arrived - understandably in light of the weather conditions - but this was remedied as soon as it was dry enough, when we were also able to enjoy the firepit by our pitch. The shower, toilets and washing up area were kept spotless, with an immaculate firdge freezer and washing machine. Numerous small touches showed a lot of thought, including a picnic table by each pitch, a good selection of tourist information, books to borrow, soap by every tap, clearly labelled bins (a green site, with everything possible recycled and cars left in the yard on the other side of the lane), and even an outdoor table tennis table with bats and balls free to use. The farm produce was freshly picked and delicious!

Jun 26, 2016 by Andy and Debbie
★★★★★

Just what we needed!

The only reason I wouldn't want to review this site is I am not keen to share this wonderful place with too many people in case we can't get a space when we inevitably return one day!  Tee hee..

We travelled a long way from Cumbria in June to this campsite and it was worth every mile ! 

We've been stung on 'quiet' sites in the past with loud music (and thoughtless drunken behaviour in the past) so we were looking for somewhere different this year. 

The campfire and bench clinched it for us and we became rather good at campfire cooking! 

The site is unspoilt and just as a farm should be, I enjoyed an early morning stroll trying to spot the pair of cuckoo's I could hear every evening and morning. 

We were lucky that the weather was superb but we were pleased to have the freedom to erect a gazebo for extra outdoor space/shelter and it felt spacious and private even on the first night when all 5 pitches were occupied.  

We stayed with 2 young boys and they enjoyed every minute that we spent on the campsite , we were relaxed too, knowing they were safe away from traffic.  

It's really not far at all to St David's so we didn't feel cut off from civilisation but the compromise of not overlooking the sea was more than made up by the peace and tranquillity of the site: the friendly owners Lynne and Tim, the spotless shower/toilet facilities plus washing machine and fridge freezer. 

We had 8 nights and only one was a bit noisy as our last night must have coincided with local farm harvesting of some sort which meant the nearby fields had loud machinery going until midnight!  It seemed much louder at night but this may have been a one off and they have to work when the weather's favourable I guess.  

I can't fault the site and look forward to returning in a few years for more beach, coastal walks and boat trips to this most beautiful part of Wales .

Lisa Ashworth

Jun 12, 2016 by Lisa

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