Patch of the Planet

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Comfrey bell tent with a porch (added by manager 13 Oct 2022)

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  • Mini campsite with spectacular Pembrokeshire views and dark skies
  • Centrally located for easy access to coast and Preseli Hills
  • Small working farm with animals, home-grown veg and fresh eggs
Can’t decide whether to holiday on the Welsh coast or in the hills? At Patch of the Planet, you’re in pole position for both. This small, peaceful and family-friendly site is on a five-acre organic smallholding with gorgeous views over Pembrokeshire – and it’s near Maenclochog, 10 minutes’ drive from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and around half an hour from beaches like Poppit Sands and Newgale. Tucked into a willow copse, this is a mini nature reserve where you’ll be greeted by birdsong every morning. Guests have access to washing facilities, toilets and hot showers a short walk from the pitches. Because of sheep and free-range hens around the pitches, dogs are not permitted on site, but the hens do provide fresh organic eggs, which you can buy every day as well as seasonal home-grown produce. You’ll probably see the owners pottering about scything, weeding or watering from time to time – they are more than happy to give you a tour of the smallholding as well as suggest places to visit. And keep your fingers crossed for clear nights, as Pembrokeshire is famous for its dark skies and the stars can put on spectacular performances for you.

Site type

Tent pitches 1
Rent a tent 2

Languages spoken

English

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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 Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet 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 No dogs allowed

Themes

Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Horse riding nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Patch of the Planet

Delfryn

Llysyfran

Maenclochog

Pembrokeshire

Wales

SA63 4RU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.89635°N
-4.83014°W

Nearest transport

Coach
8.7 mi Bus Station
12.1 mi Railway Hotel
12.1 mi Railway Hotel
Rail
3.8 mi Clarbeston Road Rail Station
5.7 mi Clunderwen Rail Station
8 mi Narberth Rail Station
Ferry
10.2 mi Fishguard Ferry Terminal
14.8 mi Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal
15.7 mi Milford Haven - Dock Entrance

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

From the site, it’s just a stroll to Llys y Frân Country Park and Reservoir (half an hour’s walk) for woodland walks and cycle tracks, or trips out on the reservoir by kayak. Fishing, archery, a BMX pump track and all manner of other activities are on offer too. Walkers, head for Preseli Hills with footpaths across wild heathland to hike the ancient Golden Road (20 minutes’ drive); the nearest Preseli peak is Mynedd Castlebythe (20 minutes) with far-reaching views from its summit. Combine exercise with history on a visit to Gors Fawr Stone Circle (15 minutes) and the neolithic Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber (20 minutes). At Castell Henllys Iron Age Village (25 minutes) you can see reconstructed roundhouses on the site of a former hill fort. On the Pembrokeshire coastline, head north to Dinas Head (half an hour) for Atlantic views from craggy cliffs or Cwm-yr-Eglwys (half an hour) for its quiet sandy beach. Driving west brings you to Broad Haven and Newgale beaches (both half an hour), or to the Blue Lagoon (40 minutes), a stunning spot in a former quarry filled with the brightest of blue water.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Newport North 9.1 mi Estuary Good Good Good Good
Abermawr 11.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nolton Haven 12.9 mi Sea Good Good Good N/A
Newgale 12.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Druidston Haven 13 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 14.4 mi

Pembroke Castle 15.7 mi

St Davids Cathedral 18.3 mi

National Wool Museum 20.4 mi

Pembrey Country Park 26.8 mi

National Trust

Tudor Merchant's House 16.5 mi

St David's Visitor Centre and Shop 18.6 mi

Stackpole Estate 19.4 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Rosebush - Pantmaenog Forest -Golden Road - Foel Cwmcerwyn - Rosebush 2.3 mi

Bwlch Gwynt - Foel Eryr - Tafarn y Bwlch - Bwlch Gwynt 4.2 mi

Pontfaen - Gwaun Valley - Pontfaen 5.4 mi

Sychant Picnic Site - Bedd Morris - Carn Igli - Cwm Gwaun 5.7 mi

Sychbant - Penlan - The Gardens - Sychbant 5.7 mi

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.

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A beautiful place with an incredible ethos underlying the whole site. The…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jonathan S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: A beautiful place with an incredible ethos underlying the whole site. The bell tent we stayed in was comfortable and very cosy. Compost loos were well maintained and the showers were great. Neil and Dina were warm, welcoming. They were also generous with their time, explaining the restoration project of the land with genuine passion.

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An inspiring site with a great welcome and beautiful facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sarah B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: I love everything about this little site. The bell tent was very comfortable and in a beautiful peaceful setting. There is a very well equipped outdoor kitchen and the bathroom is clean and fresh. If you want to learn about permaculture this place will inspire you, they run quality courses and workshops. The owners are very welcoming, will do anything they can to help you enjoy your stay but also respect your privacy. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Disliked: Nothing

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Excellent site and enviroment. Clean facilities and friendly people!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: It was a fantastic place to stay for three nights. Upon arrival, we received a warm welcome and were given a tour of the premises. The tent was clean and equipped with a heater that we could use. Outside, there was a seating area, and a small kitchenette with a stove was also available. We had booked the comfort tent, of course. The people were incredibly friendly and curious about our UK road trip. For a small fee, we could get eggs from their own chickens. The showers and toilets were clean. The compost toilet took some getting used to, but it wasn't a problem for us. We were approximately a 50-minute drive away from Skomer Island. Visiting it is highly recommended! Just make sure to book the boat tickets in advance, as they sell out quickly. Patch of the Planet camping site comes highly recommended!

Disliked: We did, however, have a few points of concern regarding our stay. The mattress was in need of replacement as it had a sag in the middle, making it uncomfortable to lie on during the night (you would roll into the sag). When you're traveling with food items, having a small refrigerator would be helpful. This refrigerator could be placed near the area with the eggs or inside the accommodation. This way, the food would remain fresh during our travels. Other than that, the amenities were great!

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Excellent site with eco-facilities, friendly family team and quiet

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Ian L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: quiet, individualised permaculture-focus; fresh eggs, fresh air. Local knowledge and dedication of the hosts

Disliked: need to be fit and willing to walk a lot - that's ok, but suggest facilities are closer together

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Wonderful campsite and hosts.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jessica R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Yarrow non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Kind, welcoming hosts. Really accommodating, especially as we had a baby and toddler with us. Clean campsite, good facilities, lovely views plus very peaceful. Not far from the beach either.

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Idyllic campsite in beautiful surroundings.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: Where to start? This is our second stay at Patch of the Planet in the 'Comfrey' glamping bell tent. Dina, Neil, Kitty and Bramble (family dog) are fantastic hosts. The site is the most tranquil campsite I've ever visited, surrounded by fields with beautiful views across Pembrokeshire. The ecological setup is commendable with compost toilets and comprehensive recycling. We had eggs, freshly laid by their chickens, each morning for breakfast. We went to Broadhaven beach, which is perfect for paddle boarding. Went to the secret fresh water pool for a swim, idyllic doesn't even begin to describe it. Had a great pint at Tafarn Sinc and climbed Mynydd Carningli (angel mountain), with spectacular views from the coast to the dales. All are within easy striking distance.

Disliked: We didn't have time to visit the watersports and activity centre at Llys y Fran county park. And leaving, we definitely disliked leaving!

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One of the best campsites we've been to

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Yarrow non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The site is beautiful and quiet, with well spaced pitches and lots of greenery. The owners were incredibly friendly, welcoming and had loads of useful information about the area. Facilities were spotless. We loved the environmentally friendly ethos. Perfectly placed to explore all of Pembrokeshire as the site is roughly an equal distance from each coast.

Disliked: Nothing

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Commitment to creating a permaculture environment Site layout and responsiveness of owners to…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: Commitment to creating a permaculture environment Site layout and responsiveness of owners to our needs

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Beautiful site, excellent facilities and wonderful site owners.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Comfrey bell tent

Liked: We had an absolutely idyllic stay at Patch of the Planet. We stayed in the Comfrey tent, which was extremely spacious and comfortable. We were amazed to have a whole zone to ourselves, with a firepit area with logs to sit on, a picnic table, a kitchen facility and our very own herb patch. The shower block and toilets were great - super clean and super green! The children were able to help feed the hens and sheep, and we all loved the spread of stars across the unspoilt sky. So peaceful and stunning, with views across rolling hills. Neil and Dina couldn't do enough to ensure we were comfortable, and gave a us a tour of the land, explaining the way everything they were planting would work together across the site... we learnt about fungal networks, it's fascinating! They really have thought of everything, including a phone charging point by the shower block for those of us who get lost easily and need the sat nav! The site is in easy reach of many beaches, nature reserves and a brilliant cheese maker's shop where you can try before you buy and hear all about how the cheese is produced. We can't wait to go back next season and will stay longer next time.

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Excellent camping experience on an organic small-holding.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Clover bell tent (basic)

Liked: We had an idyllic stay at Patch of Planet. The farm setting was peaceful and stunning. Loved waking up to see the chickens and ducks free-ranging about the place. The tent was huge and sturdy, the hot showers excellent and the compost loo clean and high standard. Dina and Neil were exemplary hosts offering us a welcome beverage and sharing useful information about local facilities and places to go adventuring. We even had a lesson in scything! I highly recommend staying here!

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  • Does Patch of the Planet have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Patch of the Planet? From the site, it’s just a stroll to Llys y Frân Country Park and Reservoir (half an hour’s walk) for woodland walks and cycle tracks, or trips out on the reservoir by … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Patch of the Planet?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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