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Cwmsoar Camping: Bella bell tent

General

  • Wild camping field surrounded by woodland between Usk and Pontypool
  • A 20-minute drive to Raglan Castle, and 40 minutes to Tintern Abbey
  • A 10-minute walk to Llandegfedd Reservoir for watersports and fishing

A small and dog-friendly pop-up site in Monmouthshire countryside near Pontypool, Cwmsoar Camping has well-maintained, spacious field and orchard pitches on a working farm surrounded by ancient woodlands. Quiet and rural it might be, but it’s also close to the lovely old village of Usk (10 minutes’ drive), with its fab – and handy – selection of pubs and takeaways to keep you fed and watered.

As this is wild camping, facilities are few – mains water, portaloos and a toilet-emptying station – but if you’d rather go down the self-catering route on your hols, barbecues and firepits are allowed on site and you can pick up goodies in Usk’s convenience stores too. Alternatively, you can try your luck in New Inn, a mile away, which has shops and places to eat.

This peaceful spot is within easy distance of Llandegfedd Reservoir (10 minutes’ walk), where you can soon be out on the water for wild swimming, paddleboarding and canoeing adventures. Not brought your gear? No worries, simply hire boards and boats from Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre (10 minutes’ drive).

For more sedate pleasures, the lake is a hopping place for fly fishing for trout from the bankside, and you can follow a circular walk along the water’s edge through quiet woodland or enjoy a short stroll with the kids through fields.

Please note

Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.

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

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

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Great basic campsite, would highly recommend16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBethany A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The warm and friendly welcome and the sound of the birds!

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Excellent stay with clean portaloo facility. Owners were so friendly16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The area, the land, the horses

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Level pitches with toilet and drinking water facilities.12/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly owner.

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the birds, the quiet, the simplicity..09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    the birds, the quiet, the simplicity..

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Quiet, friendly, basic site07/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRICHARD E.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved this simple, basic site. Quiet and peaceful, with a friendly welcome.

    Let's be clear this is a very basic site. It has a tap, a portaloo and a disposal point. Apart from this it is a long field, sloping down to a wooded river, with lots of flat places.

    I parked my MPV/Camper, put up a small tarp and had a barbecue and fire to cook and while away the evening.

    Perfect peace!

    Disliked: 

    Might be too basic for some people!

From the manager...

Hi Richard, thankyou for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
So people dont get the wrong information, there is a shallow brook running through the field.
Best Regards
Sue & Henry

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Friendly and clean facilities03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGavin S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly and clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    A shower block would have been fantastic but we knew there wasn't one here. Hopefully there will be in the future.

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Grounds lovely, toilet clean hosts lovely11/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelvin J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bella bell tent
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    Lovely little place just relaxing .The owners Sue and Henry were very welcoming My wife Mandy loved have a good chat with Sue and telling her all about our camping experiences .Toilet was cleand regularly by Sue and couldn't help enough with any problems if we had any ,which we did not.

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    No electricity as yet could have done with heater especially during colder evenings but overall couldn't fault the place.

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Great place09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiam A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very nice quiet spot. Owners were very lovely and gave us tips of where to go for a walk to see the bluebells. Simple pitch with a portaloo and fresh water tap. It's all you need really! Will book again! Thank you

    Disliked: 

    Not many places are flat but we found a spot!

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Gtrat little spot03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very quiet, lively basic site, very clean portaloo. Lovely owner great place to be close to the reservoir for walking.
    Local Chinese delivery was great from being house new Inn ❤️

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    Nothing

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Lovely and simple campsite, not overcrowded, lovely walks in the area02/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Closeness to the reservoir and the owners were super friendly

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    Nothing

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Cwmsoar, Glascoed, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP4 0TX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7015°N 2.9844°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Town Hall — 2.3 miles
Trussel Road — 3.4 miles
Queensway Q1 — 7.8 miles
Train stations
Pontypool & New Inn Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Cwmbran Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Llanhilleth Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 9.5 miles
Portishead Pier — 17.4 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 17.5 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 24.7 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 25.9 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

You’re never short of an ancient building in this corner of Wales; start off a day off castle-bagging at Usk (10 minutes’ drive) where medieval ruins border landscaped gardens, or head for Raglan, once a mighty defence castle and now open for self-guided tours. Moated Caerphilly Castle (35 minutes) has a trail of underground passages to explore, and if you haven’t had your fill of history by now, try glorious Tintern Abbey (40 minutes) for a stroll among peaceful ruins.

If you’d rather be yomping than mugging up on history, there are plenty of challenging hikes in the Brecon Beacons National Park (15 minutes) or stroll to Symonds Yat Rock in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (40 minutes). The whole area is full of places to get out for a great walk or bike ride, and there's dry slope skiing in Pontypool too.

If the kids are behaving, treat them to subterranean mine tours at Big Pit National Coal Museum (20 minutes), and if you all fancy a big city day out, Cardiff (45 minutes) hits the spot with rip-roaring RIB cruises around the bay and international musicals at Wales Millennium Centre.

Must see

  • Caerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (6.5 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (6.5 miles)
  • Blaenavon Ironworks (6.9 miles)

National Trust

  • The Kymin (14.7 miles)
  • Skenfrith Castle (14.8 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Cwmsoar Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Cwmsoar Camping 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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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Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cwmsoar Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cwmsoar Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cwmsoar Camping? You’re never short of an ancient building in this corner of Wales; start off a day off castle-bagging at Usk (10 minutes’ drive) where medieval ruins border landscaped gardens, or head for … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cwmsoar Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Cwmsoar Camping? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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.
Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Reception
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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