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General

  • Peaceful family campsite in west Wales and the Teifi Valley
  • Fishing pond and in a wildlife haven
  • Arts, crafts and farm activities available for children

Sick of wrestling the X-box from your little monkeys’ paws and chasing them out into the fresh air? Take them to talk to the animals at this fab and family-friendly south Wales farm site instead, or go along with your other half for some rural relaxation – the owners of quiet and secluded Dolbryn Caravan and Camping near Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire know what make all sorts tick.

For grown-up concerns, Dolbryn has a small fishing pond on site for a couple of hours’ chilling, or you could just wander around site and watch the wildlife: this is one of our ‘wildlife haven’ sites, with birds, fruit and flowers spottable around the valley, stream, ponds and hedgerows.

Small people have plenty laid on to keep them entertained, including arts and crafts events, helping to feed the chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs and goats every morning, and the Sticky Club for an hour on Sunday mornings in high season (under-eights must be accompanied by an adult).

The amenities at Dolbryn are well thought out: original and refurbished farm buildings with separate heated wash facilities for ladies and gents; a family room with disabled access, a large fridge freezer for guests’ use and a laundry room with two washing machines.

There’s also a small family bar with log fires, open at weekends and evenings in high season, and on Saturday mornings for coffee.

Please note

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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dolbryn is a quiet family site. The following group bookings are not allowed via Pitchup.com: groups of 4 or more pitches/units, single-sex bookings of 4 or more people and groups of 4 or more under 25s.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 42 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Best site I have been to in a long time 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom carl s. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Every thing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed and nice to meet you.
Good luck for your plans, and maybe see you another time,
All the team at Dolbryn

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Enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely visit again 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carla W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly atmosphere, staff were very friendly and helpful, wash areas were clean and showers were great,

    Disliked: 

    Leaving

From the manager...

Thanks for the lovely review! So glad you enjoyed it all here. Hope to see you guys again soon :)
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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Everything. A beautiful tranquil spot with spotless facilities and an ... 07/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vicki E. Confirmed

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

    Everything. A beautiful tranquil spot with spotless facilities and an extremely warm welcome. My girls 7 and 9 vote it their favourite campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Faultless.

From the manager...

Thanks for the kind words :) We're thrilled we passed the little-campers test - it's always a tough one!
Hope to see you all again another time,
Thanks again,
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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A very family oriented site, good facilities & close to great beaches 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Teulu Haf camping pod (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful quiet location
    Small enclosed play area for children
    Animal feeding for children every morning
    Friendly and helpful owners and staff
    Family shower room
    Warm pod with electric sockets
    Fire pit with pods

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for the review and the kind words, we're thrilled you enjoyed it here at Dolbryn.
It was great to meet you all, hope to see you another time.
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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Everything - staff are friendly and go out of your ... 23/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debra S. Confirmed

  • Ceri Cwtsh camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything - staff are friendly and go out of your way to help. The pods are clean, the toilets are spotless so are the showers, these are cleaned every day. The shop is useful and hiring the fishing rods is a great bonus too.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - there is absolutely nothing to complain about.

From the manager...

Thanks for the review and the kind words, glad you enjoyed the fishing :)
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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Excellent site with friendly staff and clean facilities. 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great hosts, convenient location for day trips, clean showers and peaceful.

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Thanks for the kind words :) We hope to see you again soon
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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Absolutely fantastic. Couldnt reccomend it any more!!! 13/05/2018

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    The facilities were spotless, the atmosphere was great! The children allowed to get close up with the animals made my daughters trip! The owners were very friendly and welcoming! The following week after staying we ventured to a campsite closer to home and it didnt have a patch on Dolbryn. In fact I think as Dolbryn is our first camping holiday it has set my standards very high! Good luck to other sites! The walks were fantastic and the fact that in two of the fields dogs are allowed off lead.

    Disliked: 

    Our only issue was one Dolbryn didnt create. It was a fellow camper who left their dog run off in the camp field and right up to our dogs who were on a chain. Then to a little girl who was scared of dogs. Although it is a shame the wifi doesnt reach to the non electric pitches but you can pick it up not far from there.

From the manager...

Hello,
Very many thanks for taking the time to write a review, and for the kind words - it is much appreciated :)
We're so sorry about your experience with the other dog. If you encounter any such problems in the future please do come and tell us so we can go and have a chat with the dog owner.
We are working on improving the wi-fi at the site, so hopefully in the near future we'll have a better wi-fi service.
It was great to meet you all, and we hope to see you again another time!
Thanks!
All the team at Dolbryn x

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Excellent site with everything you could possibly need! 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Georgia H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Lovely owners, beautiful spot. Great facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

Thanks for the review and the kind words :)
Hope to see you again soon! x

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Lovely campsite! What’s not to like?! It was peaceful and ... 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kathryn W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely campsite! What’s not to like?! It was peaceful and relaxing yet plenty to do and explore with the kids - the animals, playground, fishing lake, little walks, barn bar, bingo and darts! Well stocked little shop, good facilities and friendly staff. Mountain View field great for a bit of stargazing too! Perfect!

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From the manager...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, and for the kind words :)
Lovely to meet you all, hope to see you another time,
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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Excellent location and really friendly helpful family who run the site 05/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom debbie_l230342 Confirmed

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

    Everything - the location, the facilities, the people. Even the weather was kind. The pitch was level, the facilities were clean with plenty of hot water. The family/ disabled shower room was excellent. The time we were there it was very quiet - just us for the majority of the week however the family were very well organised and even at busier times this site will be the same in terms of cleanliness and friendliness. There is a teen room on site along with a bar and play park for the younger children. Some children will love to be able to feed the pigs and goat on site too. The fishing lakes and woodland walks add to the experience. The site is dog friendly too! Planning on returning with the extended family over summer with the nieces and nephews in tow! The location allows for trips to the coast - St David's is about 90 minutes away, Carmarthen about 30 minutes for cinema and shops and Aberystwyth about 60 minutes for the beach and steam train. Newcastle Emlyn about 5 minutes drive has some lovely craft and gift shops, lots of cafe's, a butchers (lovely meat from there for a BBQ) and a co-op. On the site the shop has local milk and butter and a few other essentials. You can have breakfast, croissants and pan au chocolate cooked for you - just order the evening before. Fire pits can be hired out and logs and calor gas can be purchased. A really fab idea was the big plastic tubs that you can keep by your pitch to put in your recycling and then take to the big rubbish / recycling bins (all very clean and tidy and not smelly). You can even recycle your veg and stale bread for the pigs and goat.

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From the manager...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review - and for your kind words :)
We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay; it was great to meet you both and we hope to see you again another time.
Thanks v much!
Sioned and all at Dolbryn x

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

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Type

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Medium (26-50 pitches)

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Location

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  • Capel Iwan Road, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA38 9LP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0170°N 4.4816°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Pencader (Carmarthenshire): Square Bus Stop — 9.3 miles
Carmarthen: Blue Street o/s Bus Station — 13.4 miles
St Clears (Carmarthenshire) Coach Stop — 13.6 miles
Train stations
Carmarthen Rail Station — 13.6 miles
Whitland Rail Station — 14.9 miles
Clunderwen Rail Station — 16.2 miles
Ferry ports
Fishguard Ferry Terminal — 21.9 miles
Tenby Ferry Landing — 25.5 miles
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 27.6 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 33.7 miles

Directions


Turn south off the A484 in Newcastle Emlyn towards Capel Iwan. After the leisure centre turn left and follow the signs for two miles. The site is on the right after Bronygarn garage.

If you are using a GPS system please ensure that you go to Newcastle Emlyn and then to Dolbryn. Do not go via Capel Iwan (the village) as the route is very narrow.

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

Dolbryn's location is among award-winning beaches, coastal walks, fishing and more wildlife spotting, as well as waterfalls, steam railways, theme parks and family days out (the Welsh Chocolate Farm should be a sweet hit with anyone).

Start off on the doorstep at the market town of Newcastle Emlyn, on the River Teifi two miles from Dolbryn and with castle ruin, farmers’ market, shops and cafés; a leisure centre with indoor pool is nearby too.

The village of Cenarth, a few miles away on the borders of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, is famous for its small waterfall Cenarth Falls and for its salmon fishing. The National Coracle Centre, a museum devoted to the small traditional boats, overlooks the Falls along with the old flour grinder Cenarth Mill.

Heading coastwards, the coastal paths and beaches around west Wales could be combed for weeks: try the beaches of Newport Bay, Fishguard and Aberporth, porpoise and dolphin spotting around Cardigan Bay, home of one of only two pods of bottlenose dolphins in the UK.

At New Quay, find out all about it and arrange a marine wildlife spotting boat trip at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, or plunge fully in and take a course at Cardigan Bay Watersports.

More modernly, there are theme parks and farm parks aplenty around here too: the white-knuckle rides at Oakwood Theme Park in Narberth is one of the most popular attractions in Wales, and the Dinosaur Park in Tenby has a maze, adventure playground and, natch, dozens of dinos.

If the kids have the wildlife bug after seeing the animals at Dolbryn, you can take them one of several country parks and animal attractions within about 25 miles: the funfair and animals at Kilgetty’s Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo; horse-riding at Pembrey Country Park, and gibbering with gibbons at Manor House Wild Animal Park.

Must see

  • National Wool Museum (3.6 miles)
  • Llanerchaeron - National Trust (17.6 miles)
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales (18.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines (22.6 miles)
  • Aberdeunant (22.6 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Earlier arrivals and later stays are usually available during quiet times outside of school holidays and bank holidays. If you do arrive early we will do our best to accommodate you.

Dolbryn Caravan and Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Refunds made more than 2 weeks before arrival will be subject to a £2.50 admin fee.

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

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Dolbryn Caravan and Camping will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 23:30 and 07:00.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 between 31/04/16 and 31/08/16.
Reception is open from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 between 01/03/16 and 30/04/16.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
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

All visitors are asked to observe our quiet rule after 11:30pm with all children quietening down by 10pm.

Dolbryn is a quiet family site. The following group bookings are not allowed via Pitchup.com: groups of 4 or more pitches/units, single-sex bookings of 4 or more people and groups of 4 or more under 25s.

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