The Jetstar (7 at Apple Camping)
First-class glamping is promised in this converted 1970s plane that’s landed permanently in Pembrokeshire.
- Unique accommodation with connected sleeping cabin and en suite toilet
- X-box with flight-based games in the cockpit
- Just five miles from the Pembrokeshire coast
The Owner Says
A truly unique place to stay - retaining most of the original features, including the illuminated bar area. The Jetstar is a first class executive jet plane that would have carried up to nine passengers. Originally built in the 1970, it has been expertly modified to create comfortable glamping accommodation, and to the rear is a new addition, a spacious double bedroom in the style of a first class ships cabin. There is a toilet and cold water basin on board the plane and the cockpit has an Xbox console with some flight games. As well as the double bed in the cabin area, there is a small single bed behind the cockpit. (This is only 5'7"/170cm which is fine for many adults, but not all!) There is also a leather sofa on the plane which is 6'4". Given this configuration, it is more suited to a couple or two adults and two children. The cabin and the cockpit are powered by mains electricity however the fuselage has the planes original lighting and is powered by car batteries and should be used economically. There is a double plug with usb ports which lamps can be plugged in. A blue tooth compatible CD and radio is mounted in the main fuselage. A nearby facilities building has hot showers and toilets, (including disabled access) plus a kitchen area with sink, pots, pans, cutlery, fridges, toaster and kettle. There is also a laundry area with washing machine and dryer which can be used by request at an additional cost. If you like to BBQ...we have a large gas fired grill station with two cooking rings on each side. Guests are respectfully requested to remove shoes when wet. Elsewhere on our alternative campsite, you'll see a variety of other glamping structures including Mongolian yurts, Bell tents, Showmans' Caravan, Geodesic Dome and coming soon - a UFO! Our quirky campsite is designed experience the outdoors in a rustic setting. We look forward to welcoming you to Apple Camping!
About Apple Camping
Glamping only. So no tents, campervans or caravans.
Owner Toby has sent his life round these parts and is never short of recommendations. Just ask if you want some local advice. For families, Manor House Wildlife Park (01646 651201) offers a chance to explore the globe – head down to the African Village where you can walk with lemurs or trek through the wallaby enclosure in the Australian bush. Back in Britain, the nearby harbour town of Tenby is a cute little spot, with ferries running out to Caldy Island, or try the harbour in Saundersfoot where there is also a sandy, blue flag beach. Freshwater West, meanwhile, was the filing location for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, while Barafundle Bay was recently voted the best beach in Wales.
Food & Drink
The family-friendly, Parsonage Farm Inn (01834 871436) in the village of St Florence (2¼ miles) is an excellent local pub, while the Sun (01834 871322), also in St Florence, is a traditional picture-postcard pub full of local memorabilia.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 50 reviews
We have an amazing time staying in the space ship! Me my partner and our dog loved it! Very clean communal showers and kitchen facilities! The space ship lights were lovely at night the stars really felt like space! Toby was at hand for anything we needed (didn’t need anything as it was all to hand) but was around offering any help!
Quirky fun and good location
The holiday was something very different. The kids loved it. Brilliant location. Lots to do. Friendly staff. A good holiday all round, would recommend and would visit again.
Mouldy tents. Unsuitable for families.
I booked with my family, taking four large tents including the Pac Man tent. The biggest problem was one of the tents was covered with black mould and mildew and, worse, leaked in several places. This left my sister, with young children and a baby, afraid to use the electric lights and using cups to catch leaks. I wish I could upload pictures here, because I have them. Most of the other tents were fine, even though I remain dubious that any of the electrics are safe given that some of them are just patched up with duct tape. I also noticed (when we had a minor injury) that the first aid kit in the kitchen was half empty, with nothing at all to deal with burns (which you'd expect on a campsite). The BBQ when we arrived also had leftover food in it from several days past, so cleaning is an issue. We complained to the owner, who apologised, promised to look into it and offered to put up a new bell tent for us. Unfortunately the new tent was smaller and had nothing in it - no carpet, no matting, no furniture, making it completely pointless and just as wet, with no ground insulation. The owner was on site the following day and didn't check in on us even as the rain worsened and despite promising to. Eventually, the following day, we got in contact with him. He agreed that this was an issue, got carpets, etc. in place. But by then it was the last day and our group was just being downgraded to a worse tent. No refund. No care given. He did offer to open one of the outbuildings so we could have dinner in there, but it was filthy and he rescinded the offer as soon as we said that wouldn't make up for the whole issue. Terrible experience, would not return. Not suitable for families.
Quiet and peaceful
Me and my other half stayed in the JetStar for 5 days , absolutely loved every moment, enjoyed waking up and sitting outside with a cup of coffee enjoying the view and silence, also so many places to explore. Definitely would like to experience the Pacman and the new submarine, only down side is it ended too soon could of easily spent another couple nights there, definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice week getaway from the big city.
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we stayed for 3 nights in the witches hat and it was spot on,clean and comfy beds,the kitchen with it has got most things,so most of the time you don't have to use the main one,toilet and sink we're really useful and when the shower is finished it'll be brilliant,site is really chilled and ideally positioned to access all the attractions and Tenby etc,would highly recommend this place
Apple Camping is located at Apple Camping, Redberth, Pembrokeshire SA70 8RX
Turn right off the A477 which is sign posted Redberth then immediately take the next right which is sign posted to Jefferson. You will go over a hump backed bridge approximately 100m then pass Norchard Farmhouse and the farm of the same name on a sharp 90 degree right hand bend. The entrance to Apple Camping is just round this corner on the left.