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Dolbryn Caravan and Camping

9.4
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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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9.4

Overall rating based on 53 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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Very peaceful site Immaculate shower and bathroom facilities Friendly family ... 24/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah W. Confirmed

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

    Very peaceful site
    Immaculate shower and bathroom facilities
    Friendly family run site
    Good fishing on site
    It is a fair way out from Newcastle Emlyn, but just a short drive away is Cenarth Falls which is beautiful

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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
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  • 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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excellent site 23/08/2017

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

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

    The owners were lovely, very helpfull and accommodating.the showers and toilets were in a converted barn and very clean, and there was family fun entertainment in the evening. Will definately be going back again.

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From the manager...

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate your kind words!
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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this is one of the best sites we've ever stayed ... 16/08/2017

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

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

    this is one of the best sites we've ever stayed on. Very family orientated, a small site that offers everything you need for all the family. A small holding that has the most adorable pigs, hens and goat which the children can feed every morning. Activities put on for the children during the week, a converted barn/bar where they hold quizzes and games that had a lovely atmosphere and everyone is welcomed in. Lakes (fishing) and fields to walk around, and a park for the children. Facilities are lovely and spotless and every need is catered for with a family room, showers, launderette and freezer and a games room. Very friendly, helpful and pro-active owners, this site is a little gem of a place.

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From the manager...

Ah, many thanks for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate your kind words :)
We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay. And we hope to see you again soon,
Sioned and all the team at Dolbryn
PS - great pictures, thanks for sharing!

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An amazing family campsite with every facility you can need to camp 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patricia J. Confirmed

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

    Our recent stay at Dolbryn was amazing :)

    This was our first time camping, as a family of myself, my husband, a 14 year old, a 5 year old and a 2 year old. On arrival check in was prompt. Access to the ready tent was immediately ready to unload our car. The campsite had a really good layout and parking next to the tent. Everything at the campsite was signposted clearly with easy access. The toilets and showers were extremely clean throughout our whole stay and at all hours of the day.

    My 14 year old was impressed with the wifi access (as all teenagers do)

    We felt safe at all times.

    The stay at Dolbryn would certainly encourage me to return.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate your kind words!
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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A superb site with clean facilties and friendly staff. 13/08/2017

steven_w134607 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    From our arrival up until our departure every moment here was pretty much perfect !
    Everything you would want from a campsite, the hosts were very welcoming and the facilities were spotlessly clean.
    A small shop on site from which you can purchase bread, milk, drinks and food and last but not least it has very quirky bar, the drinks are so cheap you feel like Dick Turpin.
    Perfectly placed for us to use as a base to visit Cardigan, New Quay, Folly Farm and Tenby.
    We will definitely be back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

From the manager...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate your kind words!
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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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

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

Camping pods

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. –  10:30 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.

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 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

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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