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  • 1946 Austin Vintage truck with canopy
  • Set in 5 acre meadow with views over south Pembrokeshire
  • Cabin with hot water shower, basin, compost loo, sink. Picnic area

What's in a name.... Jonathan and Melissa Cox were looking for a lorry and saw this one for sale with their initials on it. J and M Cox - serendipity or what. It just had to be theirs.

The site is on a small traditional Welsh farm on the borders of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The lorry, Branwen is sited along a hedge line in a 5-acre field of traditional pasture. This boho chic vintage lorry offers you a unique off-grid experience. The views down the Nant Colomendy are spectacular. You will be on your own there, under starlit skies by night offering tranquility and solitude.

There are red Kites nesting in the woods 200 metres away. A circular walk through our 8-acre wood will give you the chance to see badgers at night. The owners have a small flock of mountain sheep, and horses which you will see grazing in adjacent fields. Branwen has a rolling exhibition of their own artwork, with prints and originals for sale.

The lorry is heated by a wood-burning range made by a local blacksmith. Relax in splendid isolation and cook a pizza in the wood fired range. Adjacent to the beautiful lorry is a cabin with loo, shower and sink. Outside there is a picnic table, barbecue and open air sink for washing-up.

There is a Spar convenience store in the historic Village of Llanboidy 1.5 miles north, which is a brisk 20 minutes walk. Whitland 4 miles south has a Co-operative supermarket, butchers, baker, pharmacy and veg shop, tea rooms and a mainline station connecting to Carmarthen and Swansea/ Cardiff to the east and Haverfordwest, Tenby and Pembroke to the West.

Melissa and Jonathan are both artists. Tailor made tuition in sculpture, painting, and drawing at all levels may be available in their light and spacious studios if you are at all artistically inclined, and fancy combining your stay with some creative zest.

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Amazing and unique experience 14/08/2016

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    The location was absolutely superb, beautiful surroundings and views. The weather was also fantastic which meant we were able to take advantage of the brilliant barbecue facilities. The Lorry itself is beautiful and the bed extremely comfortable. The separate cabin with shower etc was also great. Jon and Melissa were so friendly and welcoming and made it a really unique experience we will definitely be returning. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Chloe & Jamie



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It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Branwen, our Vintage Lorry. The weather as you say, was fantastic, and got even hotter and we had even bluer skys as the week went on!
We look forward to seeing you here again in the future. We now have some point of lay hens and so call down to the farmhouse if you fancy an egg for breakfast next time. Hopefully we won't be away at 5.00am with the horses! I can assure you that yolk is wonderfully yellow and the taste....

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Unique & enjoyable experience, owners were lovely, great facilities. 06/08/2016

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    We met the owner who was very hospitable & showed us the ropes. The Lorry is decorated beautifully, it is rustic chic. You have everything you need there including crockery, utensils, bedding (even coffee).
    You are completely private in beautiful Welsh countryside, you are not overlooked. The dogs loved it too.


    Unfortunately the weather was not great which is obviously no fault of the owners.

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Thanks for your comments. I apologise for the Welsh weather! and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Lovely place to stay, clean and very welcoming, gorgeous location! 12/07/2016


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    Beautiful location
    Very cosy, looks amazing at night with the fairy lights
    Would very much recommend staying here


    Only downside was the weather we had - we'll be back to see it in good weather at some point

From the manager...

Hi Louise, well done for completing the Tenby marathon. The weather as you say was bad, but really glad you enjoyed your stay and the view awaits your next visit - hopefully when the sun is out. Thanks for being such great guests, Johnny and Melissa

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Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

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Free wifi

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Parent & baby washroom

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Public telephone

Shower available

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Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year





Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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  • Pant y Groes, Abbey Road Whitland, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA34 0LH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8502°N 4.5944°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Clears (Carmarthenshire) Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Kilgetty Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
Carmarthen: Blue Street o/s Bus Station — 12.2 miles
Train stations
Whitland Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Clunderwen Rail Station — 5.9 miles
Narberth Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Ferry ports
Tenby Ferry Landing — 13.0 miles
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 15.1 miles
Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal — 18.7 miles
Swansea Airport — 28.3 miles


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

Nearby attractions include the Pembrokeshire coastal path and national park with its numerous beaches.

Watersports are available nearby and include coasteering, kayaking, trips to Skokholm and Skomer Islands, home to the largest colony of Atlantic Puffins. The Victorian resort of Tenby offers places to eat, beaches, boat trips and trips to the beautiful Caldey Island where the monks still make scent and chocolate. Dylan Thomas's boathouse and the historic estuary town of Laugharne and Laugharne Castle are a 15-minute drive away.

Dotted along the Landsker line and footpath which passes through the farm are numerous castles. Llansteffan (10 miles away) has beautiful views of the Gower. There is also Pembroke, Carew, Kidwelly, Cilgerran, Lawhaden and many others all within a short drive.

For anglers, there is good fishing to be had, on the fly or sea fishing, as well as sewin and salmon.

Oakwood theme park and Bluestone waterpark are 25 minutes drive away. The charming market town of Narberth with its bistros and independent shops is 9 miles to the south-west. Carmarthen, Haverfordwest and Cardigan are all within 40 minutes drive offering indoor and outdoor markets.

10 miles north are the Preseli hills, Llys a Fran reservoir and numerous neolithic cromlechs.

Must see

  • National Wool Museum (14.7 miles)
  • Pembrey Country Park (16.9 miles)
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (18.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Tudor Merchant's House (13.1 miles)
  • Stackpole Estate (21.2 miles)

Cycle routes

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