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- Peaceful site on a working sheep farm surrounded by woods
- Wildlife haven with resident red kites soaring overhead
- Campfires allowed
is set on a working sheep farm surrounded by woods. Guests can wander through the fields to the tree-lined river, Afon Dulas, which gently flows along the valley.
The resident red kites, affectionately known as Kath and Kenny, like to fly overhead. Buzzards and other wildlife can also be spotted in the surrounding fields.
The cosy canvas tent can easily sleep two couples or a family and is fully kitted out for camping, furnished with a double bed, duvets and blankets. There is also a gas heated shower, and campfires are allowed. Additional beds, either a double, or single camp beds are available.
The local pub, known for its good food, is just two miles away. Another two miles takes you to Llandeilo, full of independent shops and stylish boutiques, a great selection of places to eat, award-winning local food suppliers, delis, farmers' markets on Fridays mornings, and a supermarket.
Open from 29/03/2018 to 30/09/2018
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Check availability at The Shearers' Retreat…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Fox Field non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch dimensions: Max 4.0m width x 6.0m depth (13.1ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 24.0m² (258.3ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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From the manager...
Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed you stay. Please come again.
It's just a field!
From the manager...
Thank you for your review, we are sorry your stay with us was not what you were expecting.
We are a working farm where you can pitch your tent to enjoy the space and countryside, wild camping style. As such we don't offer a utility block, but breaking away from the wild camping, there is a flush toilet for campers use.
At the moment there isn't a shower for campers, but we do have a gas shower we set up for tent rentals, as you enquired about a shower, and the the tent wasn't booked, we thought we would offer you the use of it, the additional charge was to cover setting it up.
Whilst camping with us, we invite you to wonder over the land, 100+ acres, of farmland, woods, streams and the river Afon Dulas, which we share with bold foxes, secretive badgers, red kites, buzzards and other wildlife. At night, sit around your camp-fire, watching bats and then stars in the dark night skies.
As responsible hosts, we want all of our guests to enjoy their stay, so we ask that you be aware and act responsible, not informing you would invalidate the liability insurance.
Regards The Shearers Retreat.
Excellent, will return for sure
From the manager...
Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed you stay. Hopefully the weather will be better next time.
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Loved it! Owners are very nice :). Tent itself was ...
From the manager...
Thank you for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed staying here. Your most welcome to stay here again.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Cross Hands: Post Office Bus Stop
— 7.8 miles
7.8 miles Pencader (Carmarthenshire): Square Bus Stop — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Carmarthen: Blue Street o/s Bus Station — 10.6 miles
- Train stations
Llandeilo Rail Station
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Ffairfach Rail Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Llandybie Rail Station — 6.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal
— 21.3 miles
— 21.0 miles
On the A40 between Carmarthen and Llandeilo, take the turning north towards Capel Issac. Travel on up to the T-junction and turn right, always following signs to Chapel Issac. Turn left at the old chapel and after about a mile, turn down the farm track marked by a New Zealand flag and drive up to the white house on the right.
If approaching from Llandeilo, turn right off the A40 (just after the Cottage Inn). Follow the road on the left over the stone bridge. Take the first left and soon after, beside the old chapel take the right turn. After about a mile, turn down the farm track marked by a New Zealand flag and drive up to the white house on the right.
A great place to stop and relax and is surrounded by the woodland, a river and a stream.
Within a 15-minute drive you'll find three castles, Aberglasney Gardens, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales (the dome can be seen from the farm), National Trust properties, and country parks. Many events including musical nights, antiques fairs and family days take place throughout the year.
A 45-minute drive away are Dylan Thomas' Boat House at Laugharne and the beautiful beaches of Gower and Pembroke. Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, is just over an hour away.
- Aberglasney Gardens (2.0 miles)
- National Botanic Garden of Wales (5.5 miles)
- Carreg Cennen Castle (6.4 miles)
- Aberdeunant (3.7 miles)
- Dolaucothi Gold Mines (10.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11:30 a.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Arrive:||2:30 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
The Shearers' Retreat cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Shearers' Retreat will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.