Charming Bell Tent for a Luxury Camping Getaway in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
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- Pets allowed
Measuring six meters in diameter, the spacious interior of the tent is furnished with vintage furniture, an array of rugs, ample cushions, hand-printed bunting, and eight twin beds, all of which come replete with allergenic, orthopedic mattresses, crisp linens, cozy duvets, extra blankets, and plenty of pillows. Inside and outside, the tent is enchantingly illuminated by a mixture of solar and candle lanterns, chandeliers, and fairy lights. The tent is made out of high-quality canvas and features a zipped-in groundsheet, which allows guests to keep out insects while still letting in the fresh air on hot summer days.
Outside, guests will find a private lawn with a campfire circle for roasting marshmallows, garden furniture for outdoor dining, and a covered camp kitchen for preparing meals in the open air. The kitchen is equipped with a four-ring gas hob, a sink with hot and cold running water, and a set of pans and other necessities, including a French press. Next to the kitchen, guests will find a full, off-grid bathroom with a compost toilet and a shower with hot water. Each of the site's bell tents has its own private kitchen/bathroom block situated right next to it, so guests will not have to go on a trek to reach it or share it with anyone else, as they might at other sites.
The tent also comes with old-fashioned wicker picnic hampers, which are provisioned with plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, cutlery, a bottle opener, and a cooler bag. Other amenities include a starter supply of marshmallows and instant-light charcoal; a welcome pack of tea, sugar, and freshly ground coffee; basic such as salt and pepper, washing-up liquid, and toilet paper; and thoughtful extras such as a candle snuffer, a wind-up torch, and a marshmallow toasting fork. Hand towels are provided; guests will need only to bring their own bathing and swimming towels.
At the site, guests will also find shared lawns for garden games, a driftwood swing, a ground-level trampoline, an enclosed nine-acre meadow in which dogs can play, ample parking space, and a reception barn with Wi-Fi, a refrigerator/freezer, outlets for charging phones, and a collection of guidebooks, board games, beach toys, and garden game equipment.
The particular bell tent pictured here is located on the site's secluded, sunlit copse, from which guests will enjoy south-facing views that extend to the Bristol Channel and all the way out to Lundy Island on clear days. The site has four other tents, all of which are similar, differing only in minor details such as rugs, cushions, and orientations. Three of the tents are set in the copse, while the other two are situated in the site's sunny meadow. A specific tent will be assigned to guests a few days before their arrival, taking into account weather conditions such as wind direction to ensure the best possible stay.
- Twin/Single bed
- Linens and pillows
- Running water
- Shared Kitchen
- Cooking basics
- Fire pit
- Shared Barbecue
The site has plenty of parking space for cars, vans, and campervans. The parking area is 30 to 80 meters away from the accommodation (depending on the unit), with an offloading area closer by and a garden cart available for helping transport supplies. An outdoor bicycle storage area is available as well.
Sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and hand towels are provided. Guests will need to bring their own bathing and swimming towels. Guests should also bear in mind that cellphone reception is limited and that Wi-Fi cannot be guaranteed, given the remote location.
- Sports equipment storage
Two travel cots are available with advance reservation. Guests will need to bring their own bedding for the cots.
Extra charcoal and wood can be ordered for guests' fire pit.
Guests can plant a tree on the site as a memento of their visit.
Location + Surroundings
Surrounded by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the site provides guests with ample opportunities to reconnect to the great outdoors. The 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path is just footsteps away, and the site is close to the climbable cliffs of Castlemartin Range East and West, the unspoiled sandy beaches of Barafundle and Flimston, and the surfable waters of Freshwater West and Broadhaven South. The surrounding countryside and the limestone cliffs, wooded valleys, winding rivers, sandy beaches, and coastal waters of the national park are home to a variety of creatures, including foxes, squirrels, bats, buzzards, swallows, starlings, pheasants, grey seals, otters, and puffins. The site itself is sometimes visited by badgers and barn owls.
The towns of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock lie about 15 and 20 minutes to the northeast, respectively, where guests will find a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, and cafes, along with attractions such as Pembroke Castle. The site is about a two-hour drive from Cardiff, where the nearest international airport is located.
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
- Scuba diving
Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the surrounding Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, both on land and on water. On land, guests can go nature walking and hiking on the park's 200 circular walks and 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path, horseback riding and biking on the Castlemartin Range Trail, and climbing on the limestone cliffs of Castlemartin Range East and West.
For biking, guests can bring their own bicycles, with outdoor storage available on-site, or they can rent them from Tenby Cycles and Pembrokeshire Bikes, which offers a delivery service. In addition to the trail mentioned above, the stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path that runs past the site is open to cyclists, as are a variety of nearby country roads and other cycle paths.
On the water, guests can enjoy swimming, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, diving, and sea fishing at the nearby beaches and coastal waters of Freshwater West, Stackpole Quay, Broad Haven South, Flimston, and Barafundle Bay. Along the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire, guests can also go coasteering, which is a mixture of swimming, climbing, canyoning, rock scrambling abseiling/ rappelling, jumping, and diving. Guided coasteering adventures are available from Coasteering Wales.
Check-in: 05:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
The bell tents of this site are pet-friendly and child-friendly.