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Cayo Retreat: STUNNINGLY PEACEFUL & INCREDIBLE LOCATION

General

  • On a working farm with stunning views of the Black Mountains
  • A 25-minute drive from Abergavenny and 35 minutes from Hay-on-Wye
  • Blaenavon Ironworks and National Coal Museum within a 40-minute drive

Picture the scene: it’s day one of your hols, you wake to the sounds of birdcalls, you sneak a peek outside and there, in all their glory, are the Black Mountains. If this sounds just splendid (because you're a sensible sort), head along to Cayo Retreat, a family-friendly site in Herefordshire, 25 minutes’ drive from Abergavenny.

On a working farm, this site is the epitome of peaceful: five minutes up a small country road from the nearest habitation, there’s no foot traffic (or regular traffic) passing by to break the quiet, and wanders with your dog through woodland and along the banks of the private stretch of river running through the site should soothe troubled minds (and energetic mutts) right quick.

Lengthier rambles are within easy reach too, as the Black Mountains – and the Brecon Beacons National Park, and the long-distance Offa’s Dyke Path – are on the England-Wales border less than a mile’s saunter away across fields.

When it comes to eats, the perennially hungry are well catered for: the pretty little village of Longtown is a 15-minute walk from base for a small well-stocked shop and a local pub serving food.

Please note

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Dogs are not allowed in the static caravan at any time: a kennel is provided for them to stay in.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 187 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  76% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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This was a fabulous camp site. There were a few …29/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rental tent
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    This was a fabulous camp site. There were a few cancellations so John upgraded us to a yhurt and it was so lovely. The accomadation was clean and comfy and the spring with water fountains was an amazing suprise. Would highly recommend.

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Excellent site in quite village and great walks around26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicki W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful scenery, and lovely well-maintained site.
    John is very friendly and well coming and helpful, and great local amenities in the village.
    Highly recommend visiting

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Friendly25/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful

    Disliked: 

    No shower cut grass

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Jon was super friendly and made us feel at hole right away.19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKurt W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • VIP Area non-electric grass pitch (large, mountain view, riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Remote locations and lovely views

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    Nothing to dislike

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friendly greeting on arrival and level pitches19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstephen g.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Arrived late but was met on arrival. Clean site. The dog liked the river as it was so hot. It was a pity I had to leave early as plans were changed so i didn't get chance to explore.

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    the narrow lanes getting there.

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Perfect location and a very warm welcome19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • VIP Area non-electric grass pitch (large, mountain view, riverside)
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    Stunning location and beautiful mountain views. Very clean and well thought out Campsite, the manager regularly checks all is ok and that your stay is a positive one. Lots of lovely walks and easy stroll to pretty village, pub and Longtown Castle. Take your swimming gear as the stream and plunge pool at the entrance of the site are a welcome delight on a hot day. We will absolutely be back it was a perfect chill out after a busy day canoeing the Wye ( 45 mins away at Symonds Yat).

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Surrounding hills are a lush view, john the owner is …18/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Surrounding hills are a lush view, john the owner is nice bloke this is gonna become very popular , as Arnie says "we'll be back"

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Beautiful location and a well kept little site, its closer …05/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful location and a well kept little site, its closer to wild camping than I expect many would like (4 portaloo's / no showers) but if you're happy in that environment or have your own onboard facilities, then its a great place to kick back and relax. John was a welcoming and friendly host and genuinely interested in ensuring we were happy. Other campers were a pleasant and chatty bunch. We only did a 1 night stay, but I have no doubt we'll go back.

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    The site was not hugely busy but the Portaloo's, whilst clean and not by any means disgusting, had stopped flushing properly on the Sunday morning and that meant all but 1 were out of action.

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Very clean site and well looked after..04/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKimberly J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    This was a lovely stay for myself my partner and my children, we had lots of fun on the swing down by the stream, the children enjoyed the swing!! Not close to main roads so can't hear the noise of the traffic... John the owner was very helpful/polite and very down to earth. Campfire Is allowed so that was another good thing, but if you want wood for the fire make sure you book it on with your extras or have £15pound cash, will definitely be back

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Excellent, Friendly welcome, nice place04/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Excellent, Friendly welcome, nice place

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Cayo Farm, Longtown, Herefordshire, England, HR2 0NR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9512°N 2.9950°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Telephone Exchange — 5.0 miles
Bus Station — 9.1 miles
Bus Station — 13.1 miles
Train stations
Abergavenny Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Hereford Rail Station — 14.4 miles
Ebbw Vale Town Rail Station — 15.0 miles
Ferry ports
Lydney Harbour — 26.7 miles
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 26.8 miles
Sharpness Old Docks — 26.9 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 36.0 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The site’s not just well set up for ramblers… Other energetic types will be best pleased by how close National Cycle Route 42 is (just a 15-minute drive, or 30-minute cycle), and those who like to get up close with the local(ish) wildlife have only a 15-minute drive to source llama trekking.

People craving high-octane adventures can opt instead for the mountain adventure centre 10 minutes away, which covers lots of different bases: guests can get competitive on the paintball field, get adrenaline pumping on the quads, hovercrafts or rally karts, test mettle on the assault course or try out marksmanship with some clay pigeon shooting.

Anyone after a more laidback hol should maybe follow in historical footsteps instead: get a feel for the industry of this part of the UK at Blaenavon Ironworks and Big Pit National Coal Museums, both about 40 minutes away, or mosey around the ruins at Skenfrith Castle 35 minutes from base.

Prefer some urban days? Head to Abergavenny – known hereabouts as a ‘gateway to Wales’ – 25 minutes from the site for indie shops and foodie stops, or Hay-on-Wye 35 minutes away for leafing through nearly two dozen bookshops.

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (12.7 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (12.9 miles)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (13.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (9.9 miles)
  • The Weir (11.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  4 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please let the site know when you are approximately 5 minutes away.

Cayo Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Cayo Retreat will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cayo Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cayo Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cayo Retreat? The site’s not just well set up for ramblers… Other energetic types will be best pleased by how close National Cycle Route 42 is (just a 15-minute drive, or 30-minute cycle), and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cayo Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please let the site know when you are approximately 5 minutes away.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Cayo Retreat? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Dogs are not allowed in the static caravan at any time: a kennel is provided for them to stay in.

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