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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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9.5

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97% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic place and extremely dog friendly. Plenty of walks for ... 24/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patricia D. Confirmed

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

    Fantastic place and extremely dog friendly. Plenty of walks for dogs and people.
    Showers exceptionally clean and red hot. We had a great time there. Owners so friendly and helpful. Would definitely book again.

    Disliked: 

    Only when it rains but can't pick that unfortunately.

From the manager...

Thanks for taking the time to review and for the kind words :)
We're thrilled you enjoyed our little site, and we hope to see you again another time.
Thank you!
Sioned, and all the team at Dolbryn

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Excellent site amazingly clean facilities awesome owners loads to do 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom laura_b292732 Confirmed

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

    Was amazing!! The whole site and facilities were spotkessly clean the people who run it are so friendly and helpfull. My kids loved every second from the morning animal feeding the fishing the park and the games room. Will be visiting again soon it's now my new fave place!!

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From the manager...

Many thanks for the review and you kind words!
Look forward to seeing you all again soon :)
Sioned, and all the team at Dolbryn

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Excellent facilities very clean welcoming friendly family 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tiona W. Confirmed

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

    Lovely family friendly loved it so much we have left our caravan there to pop back and forth for a few months
    Chickens pop to your caravan every morning to say hello😁👍

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for the review and the kind words :)
We'll look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Sioned, and all the team at Dolbryn

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Best all round campsite we’ve visited. 05/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison B. Confirmed

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

    The pods are perfect, the kettle, beds and heating made for a very comfortable stay. The park, animal feeding and craft activity’s for the kids are a real bonus and the reason we’ve booked to go again for our summer break. The family running the site are very welcoming and always helpful. Would have loved another drink in the barn pub too!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

Thanks so much for your kind words :) We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you and we'll look forward to seeing you again in the summer! x

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Highly recommend 03/04/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything. This little gem of a place was everything I look for in a campsite. Lovely family who were very welcoming and friendly. The facilities were always clean no matter what time of day or night I used them. It is a nice quiet site perfect for relaxing. There is a quirky little bar on site that's open on the wkends where we had quiz night and bingo in a very friendly atmosphere. With us being there Easter Sunday the owners set up an Easter egg hunt and a duck race in the stream running thru the site which were both good fun. On the pines field there's a park for the little ones to play and they can see all the small animals in there too. There's a small town 5 mins drive away and plenty of choices for things to do if you fancy a day out. All in all a great place to stay and I will Definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Bumped into a work colleague lol. I went to get away from them at work only to find one had booked the same place for the same weekend lol.

From the manager...

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate your kind words.
Be great to see you all here at Dolbryn again soon :)
Thank you
Sioned, and all the team at Dolbryn

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Bar on site Helpful staff 14/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Derrick A. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Bar on site
    Helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Slope to disabled toilets

From the manager...

Hi Derrick,
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate your feedback and your kind words - glad you enjoyed the bar!
We appreciate that the slope to the toilets isn't ideal, but it was the only way to reach that side of the facilities from the drive.
For any new toilet developments, we'll certainly consider the disabled access carefully.
It was great to meet you; hope to see you again soon
Sioned, and all the team at Dolbryn.

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Perfect campsite 10/09/2017

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

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

    Everything. An incredible place and the best campsite I think we've ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean, serene and beautiful surroundings and utter peace. They've thought of things I've never seen elsewhere in one place - laundry, fridge freezer, order pastries, shop, barn bar, fishing lake - to name but a few. And the family that run it - wow. The most incredibly genuine, friendly and kind people. I really loved it, the pod was warm and clean and had power to charge phones and use hairdryer etc. Fire pit amazing and the grill to cook on made it even better. Can drive to coast from here too and we walked for a bit and saw seals in the wild. Perfect stay thank you.

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home!

From the manager...

Ah, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate your kind words!
We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay here - reviews like this make all the hard work worth it :)
It was great to meet you both, and hope to see you another time soon!
Thanks
Sioned and all the team at Dolbryn

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We had a wonderful stay at Dolbryn. The Rent a ... 02/09/2017

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

  • 3 bedroom rental tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a wonderful stay at Dolbryn. The Rent a tent a was well equipped and in a perfect position close to the park and campsite facilities. We luckily arrived on a Wednesday and so could take advantage of the fish and chip van and it was delicious. The fact there was a bar was handy too.

    Disliked: 

    The only minor thing is the rent a tent could do with a heater.

From the manager...

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate your kind words!
Thanks for the feedback about the heater in the tent - it is something we will consider for next year. 2017 has been a particularly cold summer!
We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay here, and we hope to see you again soon.
Thanks :)
Sioned and all the team at Dolbryn

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Nice site, clean facilities,friendly staff but very busy 01/09/2017

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

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

    Fishing lake on site where you can hire rods, fish and chips van on the Wednesday evening, play park. Shower and toilets clean, dish washing area.

    Disliked: 

    Been here 3 years ago and since the electric site pitches seem to be too crammed together, no privacy. Pitches where on a hill.

From the manager...

Many thanks for taking the time to review - we appreciate your list of plus points.
We're sorry you feel that the site has become more crammed in recent years - in fact, there are the exact same number of pitches and layout on the Pines Field where you stayed, this year as there always has been. It can get busy here during the school holidays, but for future development we will bear your comment in mind.
Many thanks,
Sioned and all the team at Dolbryn.

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Fab few days 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria G. Confirmed

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

    Brilliant stay we really enjoyed, it the staff were friendly and helpful. It was clean and kept clean the whole stay.The chickens were very friendly too

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, could do with a little more in the on site shop

From the manager...

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate your kind words!
We hope to see you again soon.
Thanks :)
Sioned and all the team at Dolbryn

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Tennis

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Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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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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