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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.



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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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews


Perfect weekend away wish we could have stayed longer

In these unusual times we went for a change of scenary... it was perfect. great view from tent and glorious empty beaches near by. Lots of walking possibilities Tent was lovely, very clean and had everything we wanted.
Aug 4, 2020 by Ali Hardy Verified Review

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

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