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General

  • Small and friendly site in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • Insulated and double-glazed pods with barbecue and electric
  • Firewood for sale on site

Small, friendly, based in the viewsome Vale of Glamorgan, close to the equally viewsome Glamorgan Heritage Coast… we think you might like to pitch up at Cowbridge's .

The timber camping pods at this very friendly and popular site are pretty tidy too, set in a quiet grass field surrounded by trees so you can relax rurally – but they're fully insulated and double glazed with electric lighting and power sockets to be in cosy comfort too. A communal loo and shower block is on site along with kitchen facilities.

A barbie area is set up outside on the balcony of each pod – the balcony has a porch light too if you fancy midnight snacking – so you can settle down for a long comfy evening in your own space while supervising the other half sorting the dinner… we think you might like that too.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Please note, our pods are suitable for 2 adults and 3 children aged 12 and under or a maximum of 3 adults. Occupancy cannot exceed this number with no exceptions made.


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9.5

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94% would stay here again.

 

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Super site with super facilities and perfect pods! 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hattie T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (family)
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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely everything!

    Pod was very spacious and clean. Check in was super easy with Alison sending a very useful text on the morning of our arrival with clear details of check in and directions in which to find the site. The shared facilities were the best we've ever had, the kitchen was spotless as were the showers and toilets. We even commented on how the hot water was better than our flat in London. This was a brilliant few days away on a brilliant campsite. We loved how remote it felt, yet it was a 5 minute drive into beautiful Cowbridge and a 10 minute drive to the beautiful beach of Dunraven Bay. Please can we book for next July???

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for those wonderful comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your break and would be delighted to see you again next July! 😎

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Outstanding 19/08/2017

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

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    Would highly recommend a stay at Picket Pods. Pods are very clean and comfortable. Kitchen facilities are outstanding, a great range of cuttlery, plates, washing facilities and fridge and freezers to use. Toilet and shower facilities are very clean. Very quite and well kept location, field is kept great. Lovely fire pits in the little forest with a table and seats left for you to use. Bbq's freely available for all aswell as wood sold if needed for a small price. Dog friendly, our dog loved the little get away. Will def be going back for another stay.

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From the manager...

Thank you for leaving such a delightful review
We are so pleased you and your dog enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again
Many thanks

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Brilliant 18/08/2017

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

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    Absolutely loved it. Definately booking again. Site and facilities were clean...pod was spotless..bed was good

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From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to post a review
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again next year
Much appreciated, thank you

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Amazing little getaway 09/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nikki H. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (family)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything about Picket pods once inside the campsite is amazing.

    The pods are spacious with double bed sliding into a sofa if needed.

    In the kitchen there are plates, cutlery, cups, bbq accessories so not needed to bring.

    There are bbqs also.

    Disliked: 

    The road leading upto the site is a bit uneven but to be expected of farm roads.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment and we're glad you enjoyed it

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everything you need for a budget glamping exper 02/06/2017

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

  • Camping pod (family)
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  • Liked: 

    - pods
    - kitchen facilities
    - log burners & bbqs
    - secret woods

    Disliked: 

    nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review Picket Pods. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to, hopefully, seeing you again soon
Many thanks
Alison

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Wonderful family getaway, would absolutely recommend visiting ❤️ 16/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rosie_l281362 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting, immaculately clean facilities, very friendly and helpful owner.
    My children and I had a wonderful time staying here and will be back again to stay!

    Disliked: 

    Pot holes on the road in!

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon

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Perfect 07/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan_h41 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic!!
    Extremely welcoming and helpful. Clean accommodation and facilities. Perfect stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - we have been very lucky to open our season with some exceptionally gorgeous weather which always adds to your enjoyment! Thank you

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Amazing, peaceful, site! 30/08/2016

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    Everything!

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    Nothing!

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Beautiful site, clean facilities 17/08/2016

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    My 4 year old daughter and I stayed at Picket Pods for 2 nights (wish I had booked more). The pods are set in a well maintained field which is great for the children to run around and have fun in. The Pods and spotlessly clean and have a sofa bed which we found really comfortable (only issue we had was I had brought fitted sheets and the bed was too long for them to fit). There is a communal kitchen that has fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle and microwave. They also have plates, cutlery etc. The communal showers and toilets were extremely clean (each shower is set at a different temperature, so will need to check to see which one will be suitable for your needs). We took a lot of games with us to keep us occupied but there are a few games eg chess that are provided there (they are found in the kitchen). BBQ's are made available (need to provide your own charcoal) which made the evening meal easy to cook. There is a small forest area which is great to explore with the children, they can look for bugs and climb trees. There are designated areas in the forest where you can make campfires which was lovely to do in the evenings and we loved sitting there toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. My daughter has said that this is the best holiday she has been on ('even better than Butlins' she said). I would recommend Picket Pods to anyone x

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Very enjoyable, clean facilities, helpful staff 31/07/2016

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

  • Camping pod (family)
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  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities,
    Well kept grounds
    BBQ
    Woods
    Fire pit
    Warm pod

    Disliked: 

    Fridge may be too small if all pods are full.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

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

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant 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

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Picket Farm, Llandow Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Wales, CF71 7PX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.4463°N 3.5418°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridgend Sarn Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
Cardiff International Airport: Bus Stop — 9.3 miles
Pontypridd Bus Station — 14.0 miles
Train stations
Llantwit Major Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Bridgend Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Wildmill Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 12.0 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 15.6 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 15.6 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 9.4 miles
Swansea Airport — 25.1 miles

Directions


We are about about 30 minutes by car from Cardiff, and 45 minutes from Swansea.

From Cardiff - drive from A4232 and take the A48/A4050 ramp to Cardiff West/Gorllewin Caerdydd/Barry/Barri. Turn left onto B4268. Turn right and take Heol-Y-Nant to .

From Swansea - take A4067 to Fabian Way/A483 in Saint Thomas. Follow A483 and M4 to A4229 in North Cornelly. Take Exit 37 from M4. Take A48, New Inn Road and Wick Road to in Vale of Glamorgan.

Public transport
The nearest train station is in Llantwit Major which is a 10-minute drive from the site. There are also buses than run through the local villages.

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

The coast and countryside in this part of Wales is what we at can only call pretty ruddy spectacular – and it's all easily accessed from .

Tackle the heritage coastal path, go paintballing, have a long walk among the splendid scenery, beaches and sandy bays, or have some horse riding through the Glamorgan sand dunes… And then back to base for a barbie or a drop-in to a country pub for dinner – all sounds pretty ruddy perfect.

The market town of Cowbridge is also nearby in the Vale and has a good selection of independent shops to browse; Cardiff is about seven miles from here. Or stick closer to home and investigate the several golf courses close to or the history of the area such as twelfth century Ogmore Castle.

Just along the coast, Gavin and Stacy town Barry has tours for fans of the gogglebox show, along with a lush beach and a rather impressive funfair.

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (11.9 miles)
  • Castell Coch (14.0 miles)
  • Millennium Stadium (15.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Holnicote Estate (16.7 miles)
  • Dunster Working Watermill (18.8 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Picket Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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. Picket Pods will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The site only allows dogs up to 10kg.

General
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.

Additional terms

Please note, our pods are suitable for 2 adults and 3 children aged 12 and under or a maximum of 3 adults. Occupancy cannot exceed this number with no exceptions made.

We will offer no refund if your stay with us is terminated early, whether we have asked you to leave or if you have left of your own accord.

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