Hillside Glamping Holidays

UK Wales South Wales The Gower Llangennith

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Country life, coastal life and camping life all rolled luxuriously into one

When the first Welsh sheep farmers immigrated to New Zealand they also took with them their trusty Welsh cakes and before long the traditional, sugary bites were renamed Kiwi cakes instead. Thankfully plenty of them still remain – sheep farmers and cakes – so that any weary camper who stay at Hillside Farm today has one happy guarantee: rain or shine, there’ll always be cake at the end of it.

Widen your hungry human instincts beyond their honesty shop and there’s plenty more to be pleased about at Hillside Farm. The views, as the name suggests, are stunning; the welcoming Taylor family, who’ve farmed the area since 1840, are hardly short of local knowledge; and the sights and sounds of agricultural life, from lambs in spring to cattle in summer, give a buzzing backdrop of rural activity.

Central to it all, of course, is the accommodation itself. Safari tents are situated just beyond the family farmhouse. Inside the canvas lodges, there’s a sort of Country Living feel to it all. The open kitchen and dining area has two separate bedrooms feature a double bed in the first and a twin with two full-size single beds in the second. For an extra bit of fun the amazing ‘cupboard bed’ does exactly what it says on the tin – think of opening up a pair of curtains to reveal a cosy, bedded cocoon inside – and has the only downside of inevitable bickering over just who gets to enjoy it.

When you’ve stuffed yourself (and your pockets) with Welsh cakes and homemade produce from the shop, Ellen and Andrew will happily guide you to Rhossili Bay. It’s an easy 5-minute drive to the famous beach – a top spot for surfers and a regular front-runner in the papers’ Top Beaches in Europe articles – or trace your way along the Gower’s excellent coastal path to find quieter, hidden coves.

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All Our Tented lodges  have Infa Red Heating panels in the Double room , Twin room, Bathroom and Lounge area, making it warm and cosy on colder evenings.
We have an honesty shop which sells basic store cupboard goods, Milk, bread and meat can be ordered before your arrival.

Suitable For

Kids, families, well-behaved dogs on leads (max 2 per tent) – yes. Campervans, caravans, tents – no.


It's a 5-minute drive to Rhossili Bay, voted the best UK beach and third best in Europe in 2014, so worth visiting! It's a big one with surfers too and there are plenty of rental stores along the sea front if you don't have your own board or are looking for lessons. Rhossili Down, within the AONB, is riddled with footpaths, though growing more renowned in recent years for it's excellent mountain biking. For something of a slower pace delve back in time at the local Parkmill Heritage Centre (01792 371206) interesting and informative but also with plenty to keep little ones busy.
Plenty of walks around the coast, all well signposted.

Food & Drink

Breakfast hampers are available from the campsite at an extra charge order before arrival. There are plenty of pubs nearby too. The Kings Head Inn (01792 386212), is the closest, just over a mile away, and though its primary business now seems to be accommodation it doesn't fall down on the local boozer front. There's a host of real ales and an excellent atmosphere beneath its low, exposed timbers.
THe Brittania inn at Llanmadoc has a nice quaint feel, menu is very good but you do need to book (01792 386624).
gg's gelato parlour is a must for any icecream lover. all gelato is made on site, there is always an array of flavours available.

Opening Times

Start of April–end October.

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The Owner Says

The Tented Lodges are sited in a 4 acre field, there is plenty of space between each lodge. Our Tented lodges all contain a Double bedroom, Twin bedroom and a cosy cupboard bed,the lodge is big enough for 6 people, and cosy for 2 . All the Tented lodges have a bathroom with large shower enclosure, basin and flush toilet.
The large open plan family living area has a kitchen with full size electric stove, Fridge/freezer,sink,saucepans, frying pan, bowls, cooking utensils, oven dishes and tray, cutlery, crockery, tea pot, Cafetiere, Glass ware, bbq utensils and plastic glasses for around the hot tub.
The dinning table is large enough for 6 to sit comfortably.
The sitting area has a large  comfy sofas and coffee table. Plenty of room for everyone.
 The bedrooms,bathroom and lounge have the benefit of  Infa red heating pads for cooler evenings.
Outside each tented lodge is a covered decking area with plenty of comfortable seating for you to sit,relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. on the decking to the side of your lodge, is a private covered hot tub, available for your use at an additional cost.
On the grassed area next to your hot tub, is your firepit/bbq, picnic bench and additional seating. No matter where you choose to sit you will always be able to see your younger family members playing in the large field with the new friends they have made.
Our tented lodges are within walking distance of the local pub, 5 minute car ride to the renowned Rhossili bay.
Porteynon , Oxwich and Threecliffs bays are within 15 minutes drive.

You can book surfing Lessons at PJ's Surf shop.  James runs the WFS surf school. you can also hire surfboards and wet suits at PJ's based in LLangennith.
There are lots of walks from our farm gate, the animals roam free on the commons so I am sure you will see plenty of cattle, horses and sheep grazing on the hills and grass verges.
If you decide to walk on to Worm's Head, you may see the Seal and pups basking in the sun, and if your very lucky you might catch a glimpse of a dolphin further out in the sea.
If you walk out to Burry Holmes there are often Star fish in the rock pools.


Worm's Head

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Worm's Head is named after a well known Gower landmark, this tent has panoramic views of the countryside, this tent has a level entrance.

Burry Holmes

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Burry Holmes Is a small island off the Gower coast


Safari tent Sleeps 6
Whitford lighthouse is the only wave swept cast iron lighthouse

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews


Excellent facilities,beautiful countryside, relaxing.

We spent a weekend at Hillside. Host were very helpful and friendly and the facilities were excellent. The countryside and views were breathtaking especially at night from the hot tub.
Sep 24, 2019 by Jeanette

Fantastic weekend at Hillside glamping

Accomodation was excellent,comfy clean beds,our own bathroom,everything you could ever need for a weekend away. Ellen and Andrew were so helpful, nothing too much trouble for them and only a phone call away. Beautiful views and coastal path on our doorstep. The beach is one of the best I have been to and only 5 minutes away. After long walks back to our lodge for a bbq and relaxation in our own hot tub. Can't wait to spend another weekend at Hillside. FANTASTIC.
Sep 24, 2019 by Carol

Beautiful countryside and truly relaxing experience

Spent a lovely weekend at Hillside. Host were very welcoming and helpful. The surrounding countryside and views are outstanding especially from the hot tub at night. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Sep 24, 2019 by Jeanette

The great escape

A lovely short break away spent in glorious surroundings. Ellen and Andrew couldn't have been more helpful. The tents were new and well equipped. Hot tubs, an honesty shop and the most amazing views, this site has it all! See you again soon.
Sep 23, 2019 by Steve

Amazing experience

Set in a fabulous location, the tent had everything it advertised - and more!! I was so impressed with the level of finish and comfort, extremely comfortable beds, bedding and sofas. The host - Ellen, and her family couldn't have been more obliging. The kitchen had everything that could be needed. The hot tub was brilliant, I've never seen a wood burning hot tub before but it lived up to all our expectations - awesome!!! We were all so impressed, we can't wait to go again.
Sep 23, 2019 by Patricia Lewis

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • 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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