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8.2

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General

  • Quiet rural site in St Brides Major, a half-hour walk from the beach
  • 15 minutes' drive from surf lessons and other watersports in Porthcawl
  • Two pubs and a farm shop within easy walking distance

It’s all about simple seaside sojourns at Pool Farm, a friendly, quiet rural site in the village of St Brides Major and a half-hour stroll from Southerndown beach.

This is a super spot for a laidback break, with plenty of fresh-air antics available along this stunning stretch of the south Wales coast. A riding centre is in the village, there’s a golf course a few minutes drive away (beware sea views distracting you from your swing), and the Wales Coast Path is half an hour away for a bit of leg-stretching.

Plus, of course, those beaches – relax on the sands at Southerndown or take the 15-minute drive to Porthcawl for surf lessons, kiteboarding and other coastal adventures.

The site itself has been left blissfully straightforward, the peaceful pitches served by just the basics (showers, toilets and a washing-up area). A fab little farm shop is a few minutes’ walk away for organic meat supplies and there are a couple of pubs within walking distance for pints and plates of grub.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 51 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Our stay at Pool Farm was really lovely. A beautiful ... 01/10/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Our stay at Pool Farm was really lovely. A beautiful location, with a friendly and helpful owner and staff. A stunning walk across fields to the beach and coastline, and opposite a nice local pub. A quiet location but with easy connections to lots of amenities if needed. Would highly recommend for lone campers, couples or families.

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Awesome location for walking and beautiful friendly site 30/09/2018

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    Very friendly farming staff and owner, beautiful location and 15 minute walk down to the beach and Victorian gardens would highly recommend this site, pub just a min walk away. Can't fault it, will be revisiting in the spring, price is as good as it gets and very handy for beautiful walks, amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Nothing to dislike it's so much for the money can't fault it

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Friendly owner, level pitches, basic farm site 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan B. Confirmed

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    Friendly welcome, well situated for exploring the area, beside attractive pond, good pub across the road.

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    Rather basic/ limited facilities for showering/washing and washing up.

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Staff was great .at end of day it's a working farm. 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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    Hi we had great time .the farm was nice with all the animals around .from sheep dogs,sheep,cows,pigs, chicken, peacocks.the farmer Glyn so easy going.could do with extra shower .weather was bad but hay that's what camping is all about

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    Very basic toilet,and shower .with 2 portaloos .one portaloos was messy with poo on the floor but don't let that put you off .just tell the farmer.if no one tell the farmer how can it get fixed

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Overall a nice stay and safe for children. 27/08/2018

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

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    That the area was enclosed socsafe for children to play . The farmer who owned the land was lovely. He gave my boy a chicken egg and took them to see the cows.

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    The toilet was a portaloo the shower wasn't very clean. Lacked washing up facilities.

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No thrills, very friendly staff, local pub 24/08/2018

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    No thrills, very friendly staff, local pub

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    The grass was a little long

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Friendly and well located site. We were round the corner ... 22/08/2018

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    Friendly and well located site. We were round the corner from lovely beaches and were greeted by the farmer with fresh eggs from his chickens. He even had his tent pitched in case of tent based emergencies! It is a working farm so plenty of interesting things for young children to see.

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Good value, friendly, opposite pub 20/08/2018

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

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    Friendly, I got free eggs!

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    Kitchen area could have been cleaner.

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Had good time. Basic camping but all you needed. Owners ... 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle B. Confirmed

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    Had good time. Basic camping but all you needed. Owners very nice. Lovely area

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This campsite is magical where dreams can come true, the ... 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nichola w. Confirmed

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    This campsite is magical where dreams can come true, the owner is friendly,helpful,talkative, nothing is to much trouble, he even came round while we were cooking breakfast and let us pick fresh eggs from a basket, on site facilities were very basic, you have a shower and 3 toilets 2 of which are portaloos, there is also a room where you can charge your phones and use the two fridges and kettle and toaster, mirror to do your hair or personal grooming, close proximity to local amminities and glorious sandy beaches, there is also a fantastic pub right opposite with fantastic food and a price to suit every pocket, staff were polite and didn’t have to wait long for a food to arrive, this is very much a working farm. We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days and wish we booked for a week. We will defo be returning there for another mini break in the future,,,,,, if I had to give it a rating out if 5stars I would give it 5 out of 5

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    Nothing at all

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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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Horse riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • St Brides Major, Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Wales, CF32 0SE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.4588°N 3.5915°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridgend Sarn Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Cardiff International Airport: Bus Stop — 11.6 miles
Port Talbot Bus Station — 12.6 miles
Train stations
Bridgend Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Wildmill Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Sarn Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 14.3 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 17.6 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 17.7 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 11.7 miles
Swansea Airport — 22.8 miles

Directions


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

Let’s start with those beaches… you can’t venture very far round these parts without stumbling upon one or the other. Southerndown beach (aka Dunraven Bay) is the closest, and a fab place for keen-eyed types to do a spot of fossil hunting or rockpooling. Ogmore-by-Sea and surfers' fave Rest Bay are other top picks nearby.

Those who like their beach days served up with plenty of antics should head over to Porthcawl, 15 minutes away – here there’s a surf school, a kiteboarding centre and an activity centre that can fix up days of kayaking, canyoning and coasteering. Golfers can wield a club in Porthcawl or Southerndown, and riders can saddle up for pony days, beach canters and horseback pub crawls at the stables in St Brides Major.

If you fancy a break from the open-air stuff, there’s a sizeable outlet shopping village 20 minutes’ drive from the site (also a fab place to pick up extra kit for your outdoorsy adventures).

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (13.8 miles)
  • Castell Coch (15.6 miles)
  • Aberdulais Falls (17.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (17.2 miles)
  • Holnicote Estate (17.6 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:  Anytime –  10 p.m.
Depart:  2 p.m.

Pool Farm cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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. Pool Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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