Sloeberry Farm

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Glamping on a former farm and working mill with a private lake, plenty of space to explore and stunning views across the Welsh countryside

Planning a glamping site may seem simple at first – buy some accommodation, fill it with the most luxurious items you can find and install some plush facilities – but the reality of blending these comforts with the back-to-nature camping ethos is easier said than done. How refreshing it is, then, to find a site as subtly sublime as Sloeberry Farm in West Wales – a place where glamping is done right.

The first thing that strikes you about the place when you arrive is the sheer space of it all. The buttercup-dotted meadows and naturally irregular lines of mature trees seem to have been left to their own devices. Bushes bulge and tiny birds flitter along the hedge lines. For children, the exploration opportunities are endless.

The accommodation, meanwhile, seems to fit within the space just as a harmoniously as a herd of cows might have done some years ago. Things seem right. There are six creamy bell tents, with a firepit, picnic table and deck chairs outside giving it all a very classic camping look, while two ginormous canvas lodges in another meadow are built of wood and a forest-green canvas that camouflages them among the surroundings. The immediate appearance is of a good old-fashioned farm campsite with ample space to roam.

Inside is where the magic happens. Bell tents feature mattresses, duvets, cooking equipment and old-style lanterns, while the canvas lodges have a wonderfully exposed wooden interior with a log-burning stove, deep red sofas and beds for up to seven people. At the back there’s an en-suite washroom and each has it’s own private shower, plus there’s a BBQ for enjoying some alfresco dining out on your veranda.

All of the bell tents have access to the toilets and gas-powered showers hidden in traditional-style wooden huts at the bottom of the meadow. There are also plenty of interesting finds dotted around the farm. For starters there’s the small, private lake, glistening delightfully when the sun is out, where you can watch pond skaters darting across its surface and dragonflies zipping overhead. There’s also a lovely old, tin-roofed barn in the farmyard itself, its corrugated metal partially rusted, as if a giant orange crayon has been run along its surface.

From the farm you can join local lanes and footpaths heading down to the coast – it's about a three-mile walk all the way down to Aberporth beach. Or you can drive there and enjoy a walk along the coastal path instead. The choice is yours but when you stay at Sloeberry Farm you’re certainly starting in the right place!

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Facilities

Bell tents contain real mattresses, duvets and blankets, gas hob cooking facilities, cold locker, kitchen equipment, firepits, picnic tables and deck chairs. There are modern toilets and gas powered showers housed in huts created by a local craftsman and a spacious washing up area. Canvas lodges sleep up to 7 people in a king bed, full size bunk beds, comfy camp bed and a king size cabin bed. They are equipped with leather sofas, wood burners, dining table and fully equipped kitten including cold locker. Each lodge has a private shower room and en suite wash room with basin and flushing toilet. On the deck there are deck chairs and bean bags. They have picnic tables, fire pits and a separate BBQ. Also, available for use is a fridge and charging points.

Suitable For

Glampers, families, couples, dogs – yes. Tents, campervans, caravans, large groups, stags and hens – no.

Nearby

Lonely Planet recently voted Cardigan Bay "the best place to be in the world right now" and it certainly fits the bill with it's mix of fantastic beaches and coastal villages, yet still retaining a relatively uncrowded feel, especially out of peak season. Cliff walks on the coastal path, sandy bays and National Trust-owned beaches are the highlights. By car, the town of Cardigan is not far away, formed around a Norman castle which is open to the public and boasts a great café and frequent outdoor events. Nearby Cilgerran Castle (01239 621339) still welcomes visitors – its two massive drum towers dominate the surroundings. North, picture perfect New Quay has a cobbled stone harbour – with plenty of cafés and fantastic chippies, it's a great place to enjoy the views and spot the Cardigan Bay dolphins

Food & Drink

The nearest pub, the Penllwyndu Inn (01239 682533), is an easy mile and a half walk away – don’t be put off by the hangman's noose sign! There are plenty of other places to eat and drink within within easy striking distance but the nearest are either in Cardigan (5 miles) or Aberporth (3 miles). The former has plenty of choice, plus a supermarket for supplies, while the latter is slightly smaller but has a great fish and chip shop (01239 811003) next door to The Ship Inn (01239 810822), both of which have excellent views of the beach.

Opening Times

March–December.

Family Friendly

Getting back to nature doesn't mean giving up every modern luxury – as Sloeberry Farm shows – but there are some that you'll certainly not need while you're here. Put down the iPads, switch off the Kindle, throw away their phones and let the kids loose.

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The Owner Says

Sloeberry Farm Lodges and Bell Tents are located in 13 acres of pasture & woods, only 3 miles from the fishing village and stunning beaches of Aberporth and a short drive from the historic town of Cardigan.

Accommodation

7 bell tents and 3 safari lodges.
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Location

Contact Sloeberry Farm, Sloeberry Farm, Blaenannerch, Aberporth Ceredigion.

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Getting There

Sloeberry Farm very close to Aberporth, the nearest large town is Cardigan 10 mins away and is easily reachable from the M4 to the East or the main A487 coast road from the North and South. Full directions given upon booking.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 30 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely spot to have a holiday

We enjoyed staying at Sloeberry Farm a lot. It is close enough to beach and town to keep the kids busy and eat out and having a hot tub to use almost at any weather was plus! It was our first holiday in this type of setting and was very good experience. The only disadvantage was that the tent makes too much noise when it is a bit windy. Though, the safari tenants are very solid and spacious. Not to forget the beds and bedding were very comfortable! Overall very very nice holiday and I recommend it to any people who want to have different holiday!
Aug 18, 2019 by Ebi
★★★★★

Fabulous place, everything you could have needed to have a great stay was provided!

This is a beautiful, clean place and a great location. This was our first experience of glamping and we are so happy we chose to stay at Sloeberry Farm. Shaun was super friendly and he gave us some great recommendations on places to eat and see! We had BBQ every night, all the equipment provided was great and the kids loved toasting marshmallows. The sunset view was beautiful and great to sit back and relax after a busy day exploring. The kids loved running free in the big field and where super excited to have donkeys in the field next to us. The showers and toilet are clean and nice hot water. There is even a phone charging point that came in handy! They have though of everything here and we highly recommend.
Aug 18, 2019 by Louise Croke
★★★★★

Perfect holiday

We had an amazing time in Otter lodge. It was a much needed week with my young family. We enjoyed our lodge, view, hot tub, cricket and all the family time together. Definitely recommend.
Aug 17, 2019 by Kate
★★★★★

Peaceful and perfect

What is not to love about Sloeberry Farm? Jo and Shaun were wonderful hosts, very welcoming who met us on arrival and took us to our bell tent. Inside the tents the beds were proper mattresses and lovely comfortable pillows and cozy duvets. Outside, we had a fire pit (with wood and fire lighters which we’d prebooked) complete with grill for cooking but we also had our own propane outdoor hob which works in ALL weathers (and boy was it tested when we were there!) It meant I could make a cup of tea even when it was torrential rain and wind! Outside we had a cool box (cool packs provided) and other storage boxes with everything you could need for cooking up a banquet, including sharp knives, iron skillet, pots, pans and even an oven glove! The toilets and showers were the best I’ve seen on any campsite and the shower was lovely and warm and constant (no stop start or need to pay/put in tokens) as in some places. My kids loved exploring around the farm and loved all the space to run and play. They particularly enjoyed talking to the donkeys. Jo and Shaun have a fantastic no noise after 10pm policy which, as a family who enjoy a bit of peace in the evenings - we saw as a Godsend. The site is only small (consisting of 7 bell tents and 3 lodges) and there is good space between the tents but still, it was reassuring to know that we would get good restful sleep after a day on the beach. I wasn’t well whilst we were there and I’d like to extend even more thanks to Shaun and Jo in helping with getting me to the local health centre (who were fantastic). We loved it! We’ll be back.
Aug 17, 2019 by Clare Abbott
★★★★★

Fantastic glamping!

We stayed at Owl Lodge in August 2019 & loved it! The lodge has been designed & styled so beautifully. The hot tub was great fun in the evenings & snuggling around the fire pit was a treat too. We loved exploring the area, so many gorgeous beaches & some fabulous restaurants. Highly recommend Sloeberry for a family holiday.
Aug 12, 2019 by Claire Doré
★★★★★

Wonderful Glamping Holiday!

Sloeberry Farm is a beautiful site. It's brilliantly organised, owners super helpful and friendly. Safari lodges are really well equipped and cosy. Local area is great and fab beaches all within a short distance. Would highly recommend.
Aug 11, 2019 by Gina
★★★★★

Brilliant holiday at Sloeberry Farm

The Bell tent was the perfect size for a family of 4. The kids loved toasting marshmallows on the fire each evening. The donkeys and cats as well as the natural wildlife were fun for our two as well. The best showers and w/c facilities I have experienced whist camping. Beautiful beaches, the whole coastline within 30mins drive with a mix of seaside towns and unspoilt coves. Rain or shine just beautiful.
Jul 31, 2019 by Chad
★★★★★

Excellent site in perfect family location

The owners of Sloeberry Farm take a personal interest in helping you enjoy a fun holiday. The tents are very well equipped with really comfortable beds and a short walk to civilised toilets and hot showers. There is lots of space to play games and good distance between tents to allow quiet and privacy. There is lots to do in the area especially on quiet sandy beaches. We really enjoyed the chance to relax while we saw others having family fun. Highly recommended. Many thanks to Shaun and Jo for making our stay such a great experience.
Jul 30, 2019 by JOHN
★★★★★

The Most Amazing Experience

As I am not usually an outdoorsy person I was slightly nervous about the whole experience. However that changed from the moment we arrived. The staff are so friendly and helpful. On the site, the tents are spaced out so you are not overlooked by anyone else, all the essentials you need to have an enjoyable stay e.g. cookware, crockery, glasses, plates, bedding etc were provided. The communal toilets were clean and there was plenty of hot water from the showers. The scenery is so beautiful and the site is very peaceful. The site is close to the beach in aberporth and only a short drive away from Cardigan. The most important thing about this trip for me was spending quality time with my boyfriend where we would not have the usual distractions of t.v and mobile phones and that is exactly what we got. If you are looking to spend quality time with family and loved ones with zero day to day distractions then this is the place for you. Sloeberry Farm we will be back.
Jul 14, 2019 by Rachel Dimond
★★★★★

Beautiful peaceful location.

We’re new to glamping so unsure as what to expect but our lodge was fantastic. It was really well equipped and furnished with everything we needed, including a gas hob, a shower with plenty of hot water and really comfortable beds! The lodge was spacious with plenty of room to sit and relax. The area outside of the lodge is amazing very quiet and peaceful, all we could hear was the gurgling of the stream and birdsong. After long days exploring nothing was better than relaxing around the fire pit. We ended our evenings in the hot tub watching the brightest stars . absolute bliss! Shaun and Jo are wonderful hosts ,very friendly and welcoming they suggested places that we could visit and explore. A must is the Mexican pop up restaurant in Cardigan, the burritos are really good and at a great price. This part of Wales is beautiful with stunning views and fantastic sandy beaches. We highly recommend Sloeberry Farm and will definitely stay here again.
Jul 14, 2019 by Sharon H
★★★★★

Quiet and comfortable

Shaun and Joe are the perfect hosts, so helpful with good tips. We loved the hot tub!
Jul 12, 2019 by Kristine dregelid
★★★★☆

Fun, relaxing, beautiful.

We arrived at the farm late on Friday the 30th May. we arrived to be greeted by the owner shaun, Shaun showed us around and gave us all the information we needed to get our stay started. It was really relaxing and once we got the hot tub going on our second day it was bliss and relaxing. The only issue if you can even call it an issue was the wood we bought didn’t seem to heat up the hot tub on our first night and it had been burning for a number of hours, As soon as we spoke to Shaun the next day he fixed the problem and even took care of the hot tub while we were out exploring. We loved having little visits off the local cats as they were all very loving and friendly and we would love to return in the near future. All in all this was a lovely outdoor weekend with friends and the fresh outdoors did us the world of good.
Jun 6, 2019 by Nikita

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★★★★★

Amazing glamping experience:))

The safari tent was amazing clean massive and had everything that you could possibly need:)) Campsite was brilliant and very well thought out by Shaun and Jo. Shaun and Jo were also excellent hosts and had really good knowledge of the local area recommending various places for us to visit:)) we would definately reccommend and cant wait for our next visit:))
Jun 1, 2019 by Emma Hewitt
★★★★★

A wonderful find great weekend away with the family

A wonderful long weekend . The lodges were amazing everything you need warm and cosy,clean and well equipped with a toasty log burner for the chilly evenings. We explored the local beaches Poppit Sands is close by great for rock pooling and bodyboarding. Great hosts friendly and welcoming the whole family was sad to leave we will definitely return.
May 29, 2019 by Vanessa
★★★★★

Tranquil luxury camping near stunning coastal walking

Loved Otter lodge! Warm comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, candle lit dinners, cosy woodburner, crackling campfire under the stars, wood fired hot tub to sit in with a glass of wine after walking the stunning nearby coastal paths... Helpful and friendly hosts, the sounds of owls and the stream, sitting on the deck with a cuppa, peace and quiet, a comfy sofa to read on by the inside woodburner, the glow of paraffin lamps. It's a perfect place to unwind. We will definitely be back!
Sep 24, 2018 by Emma
★★★★☆

Lovely place to stay peaceful and tranquil and the owners were lovely people

The site is very good and the surrounding area is fantastic with the most amazing beaches and people loved our stay
Sep 2, 2018 by R white
★★★★★

A wonderful way to switch off

We have just spent a very tranquil 3 nights in Otter Lodge at Sloeberry Farm and have come home wishing we were staying much longer! Owners Jo and Shaun are welcoming, knowledgeable, warm and thoughtful. They have excellent local knowledge and were able to guide us to a great range of child and dog friendly activities. The lodge was beautiful, well equipped and spotlessly clean and the on site log store meant that keeping both the hot tub and wood burner well fuelled was easy. Aberporth is an easy 5 minute drive with a small, sheltered beach and all necessary amenities. I wish we had had longer to explore the surrounding areas but we will definitely be returning as it there is so much more to see. I would highly recommend Sloeberry Farm and am already looking forward to our next visit there.
Aug 16, 2018 by AnnieF
★★★★★

Welcoming hosts!

Beautiful, spacious, well equipped bell tent and friendly campsite in a fabulous location! Site was always clean and tidy. Hosts were very friendly, would go past themselves to help you enjoy your stay as well as giving us marshmallows to toast! We will miss the donkeys, cats and amazing beaches where we saw dolphins and seals but we will definitely be back hopefully next time to try out the lodges! A huge Thankyou to Shaun and Jo for a peaceful stay.
Aug 13, 2018 by Simone Cross
★★★★★

Peaceful, welcoming, bliss.

Just back from 5nights here, as a camper glamping was a real luxury. Thoughtful welcoming hosts, lovely family run small site with thoughtful equipment, provision of wood and information. Hot gas powered showers and flushing loos. Washing up area, take own hot water from your camp kitchen. BBQ on each pitch available, fire pit, deckchairs, well equipped camping kitchen with gas stove (gas included) large igloo cool box (freezer -with cool blocks in ample supply- and fridge on site for use). And proper mattresses! Lots to do locally, and close to town without being intrusive. Beautiful views, and the milky way is included some nights. Definitely recommend!
Aug 10, 2018 by Ruth Bateman
★★★★★

Wood fired Hot tub, stars, watching the cows in the fields

The Owl Lodge has a wood fired hot tub with fresh chemical free water. I listened to the fire crackle under the stars and watched the cows stroll by as the sun set while floating in the warm water. The kids loved the open natural setting and the tent has beautiful wooden floors and interior. Just look at the pics. Outside BBQ and fire place and interior wood burner. The beds were fantastic and soft with luxurious duvet and pillows.Jo the host was very friendly and I love the honesty shop on site. The local beaches are fantastic ,Aberporth was the favourite with fantastic scenery , sand , fresh water stream, rock pools with little fish on one side and cliffs on the other,a bar, ice cream shop and kayaks to rent.
Aug 9, 2018 by Jean Hamman
★★★★★

A magical place...

We're still reeling from our blissful break at Sloeberry Farm – what a magical place! We stayed in one of the family-sized bell tents in the first field. These are super cosy with a comfy double bed (two additional singles for extra guests) and a cracking outdoor kitchen. There's an up-cycled industrial cable drum for a worktop, with twin burner gas hob (the ingenious wooden windbreaker ensured we could make our morning coffee and eggs!). There's also a BBQ drum (which we didn't use) and a firepit (which we did) with grill and dutch oven pot provided. All the utensils you're likely to need are included in the cool army surplus boxes, and they also provide a spacious cool box. The showers are piping hot and the toilets proper flush ones – both are immaculately clean. There's a drinking water tap nearby – you can fill up using the army jerry can provided. And if the weather takes a turn for the worst, there's a welcoming communal bivouac shelter with hay bail seating.

Jo and Shaun couldn't have been more accommodating – even providing some complimentary firewood and marshmallows which we toasted over the firepit whilst lazing in the deck chairs stargazing. They're a wealth of local knowledge too and provided us with lots of recommendations for places to eat – we pipped for Pizza Tipi at the docks in nearby Cardigan (we'll check out that Mexican on our next stay – it sounds ace!). Aberporth beach is around 5 mins away by car where you can go sea kayaking (keep your eyes peeled for dolphins). A one night stay was all too brief so we'll definitely be back – perhaps we'll upgrade to one of the safari lodges next time... the one with the wood-fired hot tub of course!
Aug 9, 2018 by drj
★★★★★

Good old fashioned luxury

3 nights under the brightest night sky, courtesy of the Milky Way, was a perfect way to spend a long weekend. Great location next to the lovely beaches of south west wales during the day, but it was at night that this gem of a place makes the most sense. A gin & tonic whilst dinner cooks on a Dutch oven over the camp fire. Dusk lit up by oil lamps and a comfortable bed to sleep in. We were in the lodges so the wood burning powered hot tubs are the cherry on the top. Would thoroughly recommend!
Jul 29, 2018 by Ruth
★★★★★

Wonderful site, accommodation and hosts

We’ve just returned from a long weekend staying in Badger Lodge at Sloeberry Farm and highly recommend the site. The location is perfect once you’ve found it with plenty of beautiful beaches within easy driving distance. Cardigan is about 20 mins drive and there are some very cool places to eat and drink. The farm itself has been kept natural but is very clean and well maintained. The accommodation was lovely, spacious and clean and kitted out with everything you could need. The hosts were super friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. From extra parrafin to recommendations for sightseeing. The kids cried when we left and we are under strict instructions to return as soon as possible, which we fully intend to do!
★★★★★

Glamping at its best!

Really cool, family orientated site with rustic charm. Provided with all we needed for our stay! Great hosts, thank you!
Jul 24, 2018 by Beth Parkinson
★★★★★

Superb outdoor experience with all the mod cons!

We stayed in Badger lodge for just under a week, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Last year we stayed in the bell tents and thought we’d try the lodges this year. So glad we did! There was plenty of room to sleep all of us. We stayed with our two girls (aged 6 and 3), as well as my sister and her partner who had a really cozy and private little sleeping area slightly raised off the ground. Didn’t know what to expect from the accomodation but it was way more than we were hoping for, the furniture inside the place was really clean and tidy and well positioned in front of the log burner. This was one our favorite perks by the way, lighting the fire inside while we had out barbecue outside, so when we finished eating and it was starting to get chilly we went inside to a cozy low lit living area. There was plenty of room inside to eat round the table even if we almost always ate outside. Hint, the additional barbecue they offer was great as it is standing height and really makes cooking easier. The outside area is great as it’s like camping but you have all the mod cons inside waiting for you. The cleanliness of the lodge really was second to none, very impressed. My wife is Italian and is quite particular with cleanliness but it passed her tough test too.....thanfully! The privacy of the lodge is great and we really enjoyed the general peace and quiet of the farm. This is helped by the fact that you can’t drive right up to the lodge, so the kids can roam around without you worrying about vehicles. The owners helped us move our things up to the lodge in their little tractor which was a really nice touch and made the kid’s day topped only by them bringing the kids some marshmallows for the barbecue. The farm is close to the sea, where there are plenty of cafes and beach restaurants if you don’t want to lug picnics around with you. A memorable holiday for all of us that we will all remember. Highly recommended.
Jul 23, 2018 by Clive Scott
★★★★★

Natural private getaway, total relaxation!

We loved our stay here! Jo and Shaun were so welcoming and could not have done more for us. Everything was thought of; marshmallows and skewers for the fire pit, lanterns, candles, blankets, wood for the log burner/hot tub/fire pit and even hot running water for the ensuite shower for that added slice of comfort! The location of our lodge was dreamy- we woke up to the sounds of birds and cows in the distance, as we watched the sun rise over the pond at the bottom of the meadow... a total escape. Jo and Shaun have got it spot on here; it isn’t packed with tipis and lodges, and so you really feel like it is just you and Mother Nature. Not that it was needed, as we could have stayed at our lodge the entire trip, but it was great having the town of cardigan so close by- amazing spots for a bite to eat and very picturesque! We are already planning our return next year!
Jul 22, 2018 by Emma and Oli
★★★★★

A slice of rustic heaven!

From the moment we drive up to Sloeberry Farm we knew we were on to a winner. We were met by Shaun, who was as friendly in person as he was via email, and were shown to our lodge- WOW! Otter lodge was everything we had hoped and more! We were blown away by the location; facing out over a meadow, a beautiful pond at the bottom and rolling welsh countryside in the background... topped by our very own wood fired hot tub! The inside of Otter lodge was stunning; just enough comfort and decor without spoiling the fact that you are in the great outdoors- such a perfect balance! Jo and Shaun have got it spot on. From giving us marshmallows to toast on the fire, maps and suggestions of local places to visit, to providing lanterns, candles, blankets and hot running water for a shower! One of the best things about Sloeberry Farm is that jo and Shaun have resisted he urge to put as many tipis and lodges on the land as they could fit, and instead respected the idea of space, privacy and nature. We have had the most relaxing stay, 3 nights had felt like 7, and will definitely be coming again once our baby is born!
Jul 22, 2018 by Elsaesser
★★★★★

Excellent glamping in an oasis of calm

We had a wonderful few days and stayed in both a Bell tent and a lodge. First time camping with the kids (x3) and they all loved the set up. Beds were super comfy and warm, proper mattresses even in the Bell tent, all the cooking equipment provided, in fact pretty much everything you could think of is provided for you. Lovely hot showers and clean facilities in befitting log cabins (shared if staying in the Bell tent, you have your own private bathroom in the lodge which is equally luxurious). Toasting marshmallows and sharing stories round the fire pit was truly idyllic. There is a little shop providing logs for the fire pit and charcoal for the BBQ which was super handy. Everything has been considered with the environment in mind and a nod to nature and calm. Perfectly situated for the many beaches and local activities. Absolutely brilliant!
Jul 21, 2018 by Jane B
★★★★★

Lovely Owl Lodge

We stayed at owl lodge in sloe berry farm in May 2018. What a brilliant way to spend a bank holiday. The lodge is beautifully equipped with great design features and a separate bathroom and toilet. The wood fired hot tub was fantastic whilst we relaxed around a camp fire and BBQ. Hosts were great. There are some lovely beaches in the area. St David's is worth a visit.
Jul 20, 2018 by Rupert B
★★★★★

Owl Lodge - Sloeberry Farm - fantastic place to stay

Sloeberry Farm is a lovely place to stay with very supportive hosts who went out of their way to make our stay so memorable. Owl lodge has great features including the wood fired hot tub which was great to relax in after a days body boarding at the lovely local beaches. We will definitely be returning !
Jul 20, 2018 by Tracey

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