Cwtch Woodland Camp
Cwtch Camp, Barn Lane, Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire SA73 1LH
Everybody knows about the Pembrokeshire Coast's unmitigated sublime beauty. Everybody. Wales' most filmic stretch of seaboard plays host to some 7.2 million tourists every year. But while most visitors to this breathtaking National Park congregate around St Davids and Fishguard, the Daugleddau Estuary is one of Pembrokeshire's more overlooked coastal gems. Often dubbed 'The Secret Waterway', its secluded coves, Norman castles and cliffs honeycombed with abandoned mines, make this tranquil stretch beside the River Cleddau a prized find for first-timers. Along one of the Cleddau's snaking tributaries by the Westfield Pill Nature Reserve, lies another of the southern Pembrokeshire peninsula's hidden treasures.
Cwtch Camp couldn't be more aptly named. Taken from the Welsh for 'snug' or 'cuddle', this cosy little spot is secreted within 3 acres of bucolic spruce woodland. Comprising 3 hand-crafted wooden eco cabins (the titular cwtches), this low-impact site marries the wild camping experience with the luxury of a fully-insulated cabin. Facilities are surprisingly ample, (communal kitchen, hot shower, flush loo) but it is off-grid, so don't forget that torch!
Each Cwtch is handmade using locally milled, sustainably sourced solid timber. They're bright, secure and roomy while not compromising on cosiness. There is even sound insulated roof tiles so, should it rain, you'll be soothed with a gentle pitter-patter instead of a roaring Biblical downpour. Though Welsh in name, these cannily-crafted cabans are a model of Scandinavian ergonomics, handily sleeping a couple or family of four. All have a south-facing deck, allowing you to bask in the over 1700 hours of sunshine Pembrokeshire enjoys every year.
After a day spent foraging this abundant countryside, or losing hours on the beaches of St Brides Bay, Cwtch's cosy abodes are perfect for snuggling up under thick Welsh wool blankets, with that special someone. Because everybody needs a hug sometimes...
The Owner SaysOff-grid, handcrafted timber cabins nestled into 3-acres of private woodland close to the Daugleddau Estuary, Brunel Cycle Trail and Westfield Pill Nature Reserve. Cwtch Camp is tucked away in a rural location between the villages of Rosemarket and Burton, offering a peaceful retreat within Pembrokeshire’s beautiful National Park. No electricity or WIFI means there are few distractions from this simple outdoor lifestyle, and when the sun disappears, cosy up inside your romantic cabin, enjoying meals prepared on the barbecue.
Fantastic woodland glamping
I have just returned from a lovely stay in one of the eco-cabins at cwtch camp. It was kitted out beautifully with a comfy bed and stylish décor. The welcome hamper of goodies and cool box with ice was a nice touch and it was ideal sitting around the fire pit in the evening with a glass of wine. Facilities were very clean. Location is fantastic as you can walk beside the water to Neyland Marina where you will find a great bar/restaurant. Owner was very welcoming. All in all a lovely place to stay.
We had a fantastic time staying in the beautiful eco pod Cariad. The woodland setting was amazingly peaceful and full of wildlife. The camp facilities were clean, elegant and had everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed cooking over the fire in the evenings. We didn't drive at all once there choosing to take advantage of the ample walking that is right on the campsites doorstep. Bethan, our host, was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we had a great stay. Thank you Cwtch camping, couldn't recommend it enough.