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- Peaceful site on a working sheep farm surrounded by woods
- Wildlife haven with resident red kites soaring overhead
- Campfires and barbecues allowed; supplies in Llandeilo 10 mins' drive
Escape with ease to a valley and river-baed Carmarthenshire break at Shearer’s Retreat, a serene farm site to the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park in a setting hailed as ‘stunning’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘peaceful’ by former guests.
On a working sheep farm surrounded by woodland, the retreat is a quiet but conveniently set spot for lazy holidays and Carmarthenshire sightseeing, as well as wanders through the fields to the tree-lined river of Afon Dulas flowing along the valley. Look around and up occasionally when you’re idling around on site, to see wildlife of all sorts in the surrounding fields, and buzzards and the resident red kites Kath and Kenny flitting around overhead.
Bring your own tent/trailer tent or settle down in one of the glamping options on site, such as the water-view shepherd's hut with comfy double bed already made up, and with an ensuite shower, marine flush toilet, table and chairs, hot and cold running water, LED lights and a phone charger.
Off site, there's no need for lengthy journeys whether you’re going for sightseeing or sustenance: the local pub (recommended for its food) is a couple of miles away and the independent shops, boutiques, delis, supermarket, Friday morning farmers’ market and award-winning local food suppliers of Llandeilo are a couple of miles after that.
Welsh highlights of all sorts are within a short drive too, like the National Botanic Garden of Wales (the dome of which is viewable from the farm), National Trust properties, gold mines and two castles. Carmarthen is 25 minutes’ drive away.
Open from 15/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
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Max. persons: 2 x
With comfy double bed already made; ensuite shower and marine flush toilet; table and chairs; hot and cold running water; LED lights and a phone charger. Outside is a gas barbecue for cooking. There is seating inside and out. Cutlery, crockery, etc is all provided.
|Max. persons||2 x
(1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
Open space (1 x double bed)
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Shower room with WC|
|Dining table and chairs|
|No dogs allowed|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Extra car (1 max)||£5/€5.86/A$9.46/US$6.95/CA$8.67/CHF6.30/SEK59.76/DKK43.58/NOK61.22/ISK860/ARS672.38/CLP5,261/PEN27.28/NZ$9.97/ZAR101.46/PLN26.76/R$36.21/CZK149.37/RSD687/HUF2,099.06/RUB508.57/CN¥44.92 per night|
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Excellent accommodation with amazing views
Excellent Site, friendly accommodating staff, clean facilities.
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit
Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
- Coach stations
Cross Hands: Post Office Bus Stop
— 7.8 miles
7.8 miles Pencader (Carmarthenshire): Square Bus Stop — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Carmarthen: Blue Street o/s Bus Station — 10.6 miles
- Train stations
Llandeilo Rail Station
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Ffairfach Rail Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Llandybie Rail Station — 6.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal
— 21.3 miles
— 21.0 miles
On the A40 between Carmarthen and Llandeilo, take the turning north towards Capel Issac. Travel on up to the T-junction and turn right, always following signs to Chapel Issac. Turn left at the old chapel and after about a mile, turn down the farm track with the PenHill sign, and turn into the first gateway on the left. The shepherd's hut will be open for you, with the key inside.
If approaching from Llandeilo, turn right off the A40 (just after the Cottage Inn). Follow the road on the left over the stone bridge. Take the first left and soon after, beside the old chapel take the right turn. After about a mile, turn down the farm track marked by a New Zealand flag and drive up to the white house on the right.
The farm’s river and woodland setting is within 20 minutes’ drive of several day trips to suit most tastes – perhaps to Aberglasney Gardens or the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, to the National Trust-managed traditional Carmarthenshire farmhouse at Aberdeunant, to country parks, or to two castles – Dinefwr and Carreg Cennen.
Carreg Cennen Castle is just inside the Brecon Beacons National Park and has spectacular views over its western landscape: take in your fill of these then descend to investigate what’s on offer in the Beacons; trails lead from the castle further into the park. For more sedate sightseeing, the Gwili Steam Railway (30 minutes’ drive away at Bronwydd Arms Station) chuffs along a four and a half-mile section of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line.
Heading towards the seaside, the scenic beaches of Gower and Pembrokeshire are 45 minutes’ drive away, as is the Boathouse, or Dylan Thomas Writing Shed, at Laugharne, where the writer spent the last four years of his life. It’s a cinch to get to Cardiff from here too, in about an hour and 20 minutes’ drive via the M40.
Many events including musical nights, antiques fairs and family days take place throughout the year: ask the friendly and knowledgeable site team for info.
- Aberglasney Gardens (2.0 miles)
- National Botanic Garden of Wales (5.5 miles)
- Carreg Cennen Castle (6.4 miles)
- Aberdeunant (3.7 miles)
- Dolaucothi Gold Mines (10.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3:30 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The Shearers' Retreat 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Shearers' Retreat will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Shearers' Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Shearers' Retreat dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near The Shearers' Retreat? The farm’s river and woodland setting is within 20 minutes’ drive of several day trips to suit most tastes – perhaps to Aberglasney Gardens or the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, to … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Shearers' Retreat?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at The Shearers' Retreat? From £65 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability