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Big Barn Camping

9.9

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General

  • Small friendly eco site on a smallholding, 2.5 miles from Laugharne
  • 15 minutes from spectacular Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire beaches
  • Stargazing haven with campfires allowed

You'll certainly want to wax lyrical when you arive at this lush little site. Two and a half miles from Dylan Thomas's house at Laugharne, Big Barn Camping is a cracking Carmarthenshire site in a wildlife haven where red kites and other birds of prey regularly soar overhead.

There's stacks of space to stroll about here: the site is on a Georgian farm covering 36 acres of meadows and woodland (and home to sheep, pigs, chickens and waterfowl if you want to say hi while on your travels). The views are splendid, with sun over the countryside, rainbows if it rains, and stars aplenty at night against the flames of your fire; Big Barn is in a stargazing haven and campfires are allowed.

Off site, it's two and a half miles or under 10 minutes' drive to the coastal town of Laugharne, famed as the final home of Dylan Thomas, 15 minutes to Pendine Sands and 20 to Carmarthen; it's also within 20 minutes of Pembrokeshire beaches at Amroth and Saundersfoot. Walks around Laugharne and the estuary of the River Taf are popular picks for local wanders.

The site is eco friendly, using solar power, compost toilets and full recycling. It's part of the Greener Camping Club Association: customers that are currently non-members can sign up to the club on arrival at no extra cost.


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9.9

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Beautiful location, peaceful, spotlessly clean.12/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    Peace and quiet, excellent facilities, Michael had thought of everything and more - lots od attention to detail.

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Excellent clean site very eco friendly great pitches it was fabulous29/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophia M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities, care and consideration, honesty shop was delightful the info board had everything, even taxi numbers, fresh eggs in the morning and pitches are not too close together so we had plenty of space.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike whatsoever

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Very nice and clean friendly owner everything you need is …27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    Very nice and clean friendly owner everything you need is ther, nice layout .

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes. Maybe a little park for the kids , but I’m just being picky

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Great, peaceful site with clean facilities and friendly owner22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCeri B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    We loved Big Barn Camping. Michael was super friendly and welcoming. There was lots of space between the pitches and the facilities were great. Loved the fire pits and honesty shop! Would def visit again.

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A warm welcome from Michael. We loved the space allocated …17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLizzie K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    A warm welcome from Michael.

    We loved the space allocated to each group, a huge area with its own picnic table all marked out and surrounded by long grass. The big barn was also spacious with powerful hot showers, a very clean composting toilet and excellent recycling.

    We had a clear night, and with minimal light pollution we sat out and star gazed, it was incredible!

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Amazing site14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLuke w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Hill Top camping pod
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    Everything - the pod itself was amazing and so cosy even without a heater it remained warm!
    The honesty shop selling marshmallows and logs to have a fire was fantastic and the scenery is outstanding as well, Ill definitely be returning in the future 100% we both loved our stay and didn't want to come home.

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Excellent spacious site. Clean facilities, attentive friendly staff.06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma Q.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Woodland Camp rental tent
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    I highly recommend and will be returning. We were greeted by famer Michael who had lots of ducks and chickens following him around. We walked past friendly pigs, over a little stream and had a beautiful glamping tent in a private large area. We had a private fire pit, kitchen, toilet and seating area. There was a short walk through a field (or gravel path), past a tree swing and neighbouring field of cows to the shared pot washing, sinks and showers. Everything was lovely, clean and safe.
    It was very relaxing to wake up and go to sleep with the birds chirping happily.

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Excellent with clean facilities. Michael was friendly and welcoming.04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    A wonderful one nights stay. Brilliant, well thought out facilities. Was particularly impressed with the compost toilets - the cleanest and best I’ve ever used! Thanks so much Michael. Despite the torrential rain we had a lovely stay. Will definitely be back!

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    Nothing

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Great for a relaxing and peaceful getaway with friendly staff03/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Laugharne bell tent
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    Beautiful place with amazing views, very peaceful and pods were lovely and clean

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Great Campsite!! Really lovely place.31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    Large spaces for each tent with bench and camp fire. Great compost loos, showers and washing facilities. Friendly welcome and Michael was happy to give advice on good things to do in the area.

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    Storm Francis!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

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

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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

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

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Location

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  • Lower Cresswell, Bwlchnewydd Road, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA33 4QU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7916°N 4.4950°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Clears (Carmarthenshire) Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Carmarthen: Blue Street o/s Bus Station — 9.1 miles
Kilgetty Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Train stations
Whitland Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferryside Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Kidwelly Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Tenby Ferry Landing — 11.9 miles
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal — 20.7 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 22.5 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

The famed former home of famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, The Boathouse, is under 10 minutes' drive from the site. There are spectacular views of the Taf estuary from here (Thomas's first poem after moving in was on the view from his writing shed), and you should be able to see local species like seals and oystercatchers as well as herons and egrets.

From The Boathouse (have a sturdy bite to eat in the tearoom first), set off on the mighty Wales Coast Path, the 870-mile route from Chepstow in Monmouthshire north to Queensferry in Flintshire. This is some spectacular scenery (hailed by travel boffins as the best coastal landscape in Britain), so aim to hike as much as you can manage; the Carmarthenshire section is 68 miles and includes the 2,470 acres of the Millennium Coastal Park overlooking the Gower peninsula.

A couple of castles are within easy reach (Laugharne is 10 minutes' drive away and Llansteffan 25), but for a day out with a difference drive the 15 minutes to Pendine Sands, home of the splendid Museum of Speed.

Must see

  • Pembrey Country Park (11.0 miles)
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales (15.3 miles)
  • National Wool Museum (16.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Tudor Merchant's House (12.0 miles)
  • Rhossili Visitor Centre and Shop (17.7 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:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Big Barn Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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. Big Barn Camping will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks 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.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Big Barn Camping be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021. Read more
  • Does Big Barn Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Big Barn Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Big Barn Camping? The famed former home of famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, The Boathouse, is under 10 minutes' drive from the site. There are spectacular views of the Taf estuary from here (Thomas's first … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Big Barn Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021.

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
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m..

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