Headland Escape

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Tenby

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Luxury yurt glamping within strolling distance of the beach, the pub, the spa and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

You’re never far from what you need at Headland Escape. If it takes you more than five minutes to walk to the characterful village pub then your dawdling. The beach is no more than a 10-minute stroll and, thanks to a luxury spa resort a few hundred yards away, you’ll also find a top Italian restaurant, tennis courts and a menu of massage treatments on your doorstep. So, if you’ve come by car don’t expect to use it much. You may well drive it here but chances are you won’t be leaving in a hurry.

The glamping site itself comprises a small collection of yurts and an en-suite shepherd’s hut. Each yurt has its own private shower and bathroom facilities, while, inside, they feature kind-sized beds and wood-burning stoves. Kitchen huts and picnic tables help you cook and dine al fresco (if you’re not eating at Waves Restaurant next door) and there’s ample space to call your own outside each yurt. One of the real joys is the clear attention to detail, from the pot plants inside and the ready-filled baskets of logs beside the fire, to the arch of newly planted shrubs outside, growing in an arch to mirror the curvature of the canvas.

The great sand-and-shingle crescent of Lydstep Beach is the closest beach, found on the other side of a caravan park that backs much of its half-mile width. If you want somewhere quieter, you can walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to secret spots like Church Door Cove or Skrinkle Haven Beach (about 30 minutes), which reveal empty pockets of sand at low tide that, on a quiet day, you might enjoy all to yourselves. The cliff-top walking, however, is as inspiring as the beaches. Walk out on limestone Lydstep Headland (from which the glamping site takes its name) and there’s a mile-long National Trust trail you can follow, taking in views of Caldey Island and hidden caverns. On a clear day you can even see across to Lundy Island and the distant Somerset coast.

Walk far enough and you reach Manorbier, with its famous castle and surfer-friendly sands, while the popular harbour town of Tenby is four miles to the east and a great spot to go for a wider variety of dining options. Make it back by bedtime and you can enjoy star-gazing through the clear circular lantern that crowns each of the four yurts. From your bed you can spot Orion’s belt and hunt for shooting stars. Or just fall asleep after all that walking.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Details

Facilities

Yurts feature pine-wood flooring, a king-sized bed, a sofa bed, table and chairs, wooden chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps, electrical points and a wood-burning stove, with towels and fine Egyptian cotton bedding all provided. Outside there is a picnic table and a kitchen hut at each yurt, which includes all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans you need, a 16-litre fridge and a double-hob gas stove. Each yurt has its own private shower, basin and loo and short stroll away. The Cornflower Yurt and Daisy Yurt also have their own wood-fired hot tubs. The shepherd’s hut is en suite and entirely self contained, with a built-in bed, a wood-burning stove and a modern, compact kitchenette, outside there is a picnic table and hot tub.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Nearby

Walk 300 yards down the lane and you hit the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Stay on the road and go through the edge of the caravan park to Blue-Flag Lydstep Beach (half a mile), a sandy crescent backed by a pebble bank and shouldered by limestone cliffs at either end. Or turn right onto the footpath and head out along the trail around the headland, following a National Trust route that takes in Lydstep Caverns and Smugglers Caves. You can also skip the headland and head west, enjoying a cliff-top walk to quiet Church Door Cove and Sandy Skrinkle Haven Beach (one mile). It’s around three miles on this path, weaving along the clifftops, to Manorbier Beach (though to drive there it’s two miles – around five minutes). The beach is backed by Manorbier Castle (01834 871394) – the well-preserved 12th century gatehouse is well worth a visit. The crown disposed of the place in 1670 and it was derelict for some time until a local family purchased and reinvigorated it. Life-size wax figures in costume are dotted about the place and you can admire the view from the turret windows down to the surfer-friendly sands below.

To the east, it’s four miles by road to Tenby, where you can explore its many shops and cafés, with the chance to catch a ferry out to Caldey Island. And, if you don’t feel you’ve been sufficiently pampered at the glamping site, Celtic Haven Spa (01834 826998) is about 200 yards from your yurt and has a wide variety of facials, massages and treatments.

Food & Drink

Try the Italian-inspired food at Waves Cliff-top Bar & Restaurant (part of Celtic Haven; 01834 870085) where you can dine with views across the bay (or grab takeaway pizza to enjoy down on the beach). For a good pub, walk to The Lydstep Tavern (01834 871521), a traditional Welsh bolthole in the heart of the village.

Open

March–October.

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The Owner Says

A heavenly stay awaits you in our deluxe yurts and bespoke shepherd huts, offering a unique camping experience like no other, deep within the heart of Wales. Find yourself immersed in the spectacular Headland Escape, ideal for a magical family and romantic couple’s getaway surrounded by verdant fields with both scenic coastal and countryside views in this quiet corner of Lydstep. Relax in front of the wood burner after exploring the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which lies just down the lane. Gaze up at the stars through the fascinating lantern ceiling. This is true glamping luxury.

Take a few steps into the breath-taking interior of our yurts and you'll be taken aback by the sheer opulence inside, with a tall reaching curved ceiling among beautiful ropes along the walls. Delight your feet on the insulated pine flooring,  step over to the plush sofa which benefits from a sofa bed - great for additional guests or children, and enjoy a peaceful moment to rest your legs before getting lost in a novel as the gorgeous woodburning stove keeps you toasty.

Just outside of the yurts you will find basic kitchen facilities for cooking up your camping goodies, the shop nearby provides everything you need to keep your belly full throughout your stay. When you're ready to call it a night, find the inviting king size bed centred in the yurts, look up and enjoy the unforgettable experience of stargazing through the lantern ceiling.

Outside is a stunning stretch of fields with faint sea views. Also outside are the bathroom facilities just across the grass, here you'll find private allocated shower, basin and WC.

Offers & Deals

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Accommodation

Four yurts, each sleeping up to four people, and a shepherd's hut for two.

Hazel

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Bespoke luxury Ashwood shepherd hut with private hot tub and incredible sea views

Bluebell

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
This beautiful yurt is decorated with soft blues, has an insulated pine floor and a captivating woodburning stove. Sleeps 4, 1 king size bed and 1 sofa bed.

Poppy

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
This beautiful yurt is decorated with soft pastel colours, has an insulated pine floor and a captivating woodburning stove. Sleeps 4, 1 king size bed and 1 sofa bed.

Willow

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Bespoke luxury Ashwood shepherd hut with private hot tub and incredible sea views

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Location

Contact Headland Escape, Home Farm Cottage, Lydstep, Tenby SA70 7SG

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Getting There

Headland Escape is located just four miles outside of Tenby on the Tenby to Manorbier road (A4139) in the tranquil village of Lydstep.

Headland Escape is on the Haverfordwest to Tenby bus route. Get off in Lydstep and walk south from the bus step, the road is unnamed but there is a footpath sign and a dead-end road sign. Headland Escape is all of about two minutes walk from the bust stop.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 9 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely, luxurious yurt

The yurt was absolutely beautiful - lovely setting, beautifully landscaped site and great furnishings. As campers who usually use our own tent, we felt very pampered with the prosecco and Welsh cakes on arrival and the electricity supply and fridge in the tent. Really clean toilets and showers. Great water pressure in the showers and complimentary shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Our kids slept on the sofa bed, which was really comfy but unfortunately they kept kicking each other awake (obviously not the fault of Headland). If it's a possibility to have 2 single sofa beds, that would have made a really good stay even better. Small cooking area which was fine, but I did wonder in rainy conditions where we would have eaten.
★★★★★

Big wow!

We were lucky enough to have the whole site to ourselves (babies, toddlers, dogs and excitable adults), but even if you travelled solo you wouldn’t notice the difference. The yurts are perfectly spaced to allow for privacy and maximum chill. Showers, toilets and inside the yurt were immaculate. The hot tubs were so luxurious and you can gaze out onto the wild flower meadows while enjoying a sundowner in the tub. The only thing to remember is to bring your bbq, but pretty much everything else is catered for, apart from a fire pit… but I guess that is to protect grounds and the beautiful meadow, and the beauty really is the site.
Jun 18, 2021 by Hayley Joyes
★★★★★

Absolutely stunning!

I can’t recommend Headland Escape more highly. Such a beautiful and relaxing spot. The facilities were very impressive, the height of luxury! Had a wonderful time and will definitely be booking again.
Jun 17, 2021 by Sohail
★★★★★

A little slice of Heaven

For the half term break, we could not have chosen a better place to stay. The yurt is beautifully laid out and the extra touches such as the bottle of Prosecco on arrival add to the final details. The bed was divine and the log burner a welcome addition at the end of a long day exploring the Pembrokeshire coast with the kids. The private toilets and showers were spotless and the cooking area perfect for feeding a hungry family of four. The site is situated at the top of a lane which leads down to a cove with a pub which when the sun was setting would rival any scene on the French Riviera. If you are bringing the kids, a park is right next door with tennis courts and a playground. I would happily give six stars if I had the option and would recommend a stay at Headland Escape to anyone thinking about a glamping experience.
Jun 6, 2021 by chris heap Verified Review
★★★★★

Great location and very comfortable stay

Had a great stay here at Headland in one of the yurts. Extremely comfortable stay and great sleep to prepare us for the long walks the next day. Log burner got a lot of use, and would benefit from a stove fan to circulate the heat, but otherwise this place is faultless. Can't wait to return once the wind break hedging has grown up!
May 17, 2021 by Conor Walsh Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect!

Lovely experience, a perfect getaway with everything we needed. Great indoor log fire, nice hot showers and amazing scenery.
May 17, 2021 by Billy Verified Review
★★★★★

We loved it!

We had a wonderful stay here. They have laid the site and the yurts out beautifully and really thought about your experience when there. Lots of lovely little touches which made the stay so easy. The location is great too and the owners really friendly and responsive. 10/10
★★★★★

Fanbloomingtastic

Absolutely fantastic holiday this site is perfectly situated to pull up nd leave ur car and have the best coastal walks. Site is very clean nd the shepherds hut is perfect. Shower is sooo hot nd powerful much needed after a long walk and log burner really keeps u warm. The sea view is beautiful to wake up to in the morning I will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing getaway in the perfect location 🥰🥰
May 9, 2021 by Lisa Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful Yurt for getting away from it all!

We had a fantastic week staying in Poppy, one of the Yurts at Headland Escape. The Yurt itself is beautifully finished, the log burner was well used by us as it gets cold in the nights as you'd expect, so bring layers! Toilet, shower, cooking and washing up facilities were all great, lovely hot showers, everything you need provided. We walked from the site to Manorbier which had stunning scenery, and would recommend the Castle Inn pub in Manorbier for food. The site is right in the countryside but only 10 mins drive to Tenby if you want some shopping.
May 1, 2021 by Amy Bibb Verified Review

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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