Rhodiad Y Brenin, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6PW
There really aren't enough superlatives in the English language to truly do justice to the sublime beauty of Pembrokeshire (take this bedraggled travel writer's word for it). So how about a few Welsh ones? Ardderchog! Trawiadol! Syfrdanol! Whether you know your Argoed from your elbow, the beauty of this place is pretty universal. Just ask the lucky visitors who've spent some unforgettable weekends at Rhosgadw Farm.
Hard as it is to believe, Rhosgadw Farm has only been putting up punters since the summer of 2012. So well-maintained the flat, grass pitches, you'll think your pleasantly attentive hosts (Hannah and Nick) are old hands at this camping lark. But that's the beauty of this place. While it is, first and foremost, a working livestock farm (morning-fresh free-range eggs are yours to purchase), there's lots of little touches to please everyone. The caravan contingent will appreciate the conveniently located hook-ups, while those opting for a touch of comfort get a beautifully-crafted camping pod – with cedar tiles and superb finishing, it's one of the nicer wooden pods we've seen.
With the golden sands and azure blue seas to admire from her sweeping cliff top panoramas (Whitesands Bay is a leisurely ramble down the road), visitors could be forgiven for neglecting to give due reverence to Pembrokeshire's hills. Thankfully for such aesthetes of the old terra firma, Rhosdadw enjoys prime views of Carn Llidi and Penberry Hill. Those hills aren't just the eye candy though, so be sure to ask Hannah and Nick for the best walking routes. The sunsets from Penberry are particularly lovely, with red kites and peregrine falcons circling overhead majestically.
So call it hyfryd or just plain gorgeous, whatever side of Offa's Dyke your tongue lies, the beauty of Rhosgadw is plain to see. And who needs words with a view like this?
The Owner Says
Perfect Friendly Campsite
We stayed for three nights in our campervan and had a great time. The camp site was brilliant with fantastic views (especially the "big skies") and excellent facilities (very clean toilets and lots of hot water). Hannah and Nick were perfect hosts and happy to pass on local knowledge of sites to visit and places to eat or drink. The site is about 5 minutes drive (1.5 miles) from St David's along quiet country lanes so there is plenty to do. We will definitely be coming back soon.
We wanted to do something different as we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. So after searching on the cool camping site we found this lovely campsite with 2 pods. We stayed in the penberry pod which is the slightly bigger one out of the 2 but just as nice as the smaller one. We were not disappointed! When we arrived we had the whole campsite to ourselves as the holiday season had finished so it was very peaceful and quiet and the weather was fantastic! Hannah who is one of the owners was lovely! very friendly and hospitable and gave us a tour and all the information we needed. The facilities were the best we've ever come across! Very clean, smart and modern and the kitchen was very well equipped with a microwave, fridgefreezer, pots and pans and she even supplied washing up liquid and a cloth. The toilets also had plenty of toilet roll, liquid handsoap and towels (altho not sure if that would still be the case in high season) and it was great to come back after a freezing cold swim in the blue lagoon and have a HOT shower! The pod was fantastic and great value for money. Very warm and cosy and well laid out with a very comfortable bed, feather pillows and duvet, good storage and the views were amazing from the window. A stove, kettle, cups with tea and coffee, a washing up bowl with a teatowel and cloth and a cooler box with a pint of milk were also provided. The campsite is close to whitesands beach, st davids, Porthgain and the blue lagoon and its also worth checking out the other cute little beaches inbetween. I cannot praise this campsite highly enough! We had a fantastic time and would definately come back again!