Cae Glas Camping

From GBP 30 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.5 121 reviews
The field (added by visitor 10 Jun 2021)
Our pitch view (added by nicola_l334959 11 jul 2022)
Evening light (added by manager 11 aug 2020)
Beautiful morning in a wonderful location 🥰 (added by lesley_e210049 13 jun 2021)

  • Peaceful farm site in the Brecon Beacons, five minutes from Abercraf
  • A five-minute drive to the National Showcaves; 45 mins to Pen y Fan
  • Animals to meet on site; pizzas and snacks available in the evenings
So quiet you can hear the owls hooting after dark – sound like the kind of place for you? Then get along to Glamorgan and Cae Glas Camping, in the Brecon Beacons National Park and five minutes’ drive from the village of Abercraf. That blissful peace and quiet is the reason most guests cite for choosing a stay here – and as such you’ll be asked to keep the noise down, particularly after dark, to ensure a sense of calm for both visitors and wildlife. To further boost that peaceful vibe facilities have been kept to a minimum, but all guests will have access to toilets, showers and a washing-up area and are welcome to bring along dogs and barbecues. There's a firepit area here too, and firewood can be purchased on site. The site's takeaway is open in the evenings for pizzas, hot drinks and snacks. There are some stunning mountain views to be had here, and sitting down to admire them for a while is a most rewarding option – perhaps while meeting the animals that live here too (including alpacas, donkeys, pigs, goats, sheep and chickens). That said, there’s plenty of activity nearby should you wish: this is waterfall walk country, and a riding centre just down the road that can sort pony treks for all the family. It’s also a short drive to get to places like Craig y Nos Castle and the National Showcaves Centre for Wales or a slightly longer one (about 45 minutes) to Pen y Fan, the National Botanic Garden of Wales and the beaches of the Gower Peninsula.

Campground type

Tent sites 10
Rent a tent 2
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • There is no reception building on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 1 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beautiful place and lovely accomodating people

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
Ali N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: Such an accomodating owner when I arrived late at night and trying to help me fix my van heater! Loved seeing all the animals in the barn and the toilet/ shower was really clean and warm.

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Lovely place to stay if its peace and quiet your looking for.

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
Rebecca S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

The Cwtch bell tent

Liked: Beautiful scenery Chickens and goats were a huge hit with the kids. Exceptionally clean with one of the best kept toilet/ washroom I've ever seen at a campsite

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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Great spot for exploring the Black Mountain area

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: Great little spot away from the road and walks out of the back of the site. they provided fire pits for a small fee which was great option to have. Lovely shower with under floor heating but only one so I wouldn't like to go if the site was too busy. Good area for washing up area and couple of portaloos. I will definitely return as I like the fact the site was small and quiet. Owner was lovely and accomodating.

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Very chilled atmosphere, loved the roaming animals.…

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

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: Very chilled atmosphere, loved the roaming animals.

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We loved our experience here - the place was clean well kept…

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

The Cwtch bell tent

Liked: We loved our experience here - the place was clean well kept the hosts were happy and helpful ! The bell tent was perfect .. we had bad weather but were still able to make the most of our one night stay ! Perfect wholesome family fun !

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Beautiful

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

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: Scenery Site size

Disliked: Nothing

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The facilities were incredible, the view was breathtaking and the overall atmosphere…

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

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: The facilities were incredible, the view was breathtaking and the overall atmosphere was beautiful! Definitely recommend and will be back again

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Very pretty place, beautifully located…

Overall 4/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Ariane K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: Very pretty place, beautifully located

Disliked: Only one shower, only one toilet (this one very neat, though) for the whole place, dish washing area (one) in the open (pretty uncomfortable when raining...)

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Stunning location with jaw dropping views, hosts where welcoming. Lovely shower room…

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

The Cwtch bell tent

Liked: Stunning location with jaw dropping views, hosts where welcoming. Lovely shower room which is always very warm.

Disliked: Not so much a dislike but advise to anyone else, this is a farm, they have a rooster, he is lovely however likes early wake up calls.

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Not as peaceful as advertised cockerels! Everything else was lovely.

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

Unpowered grass tent or campervan site

Liked: Amazing views . Hot clean shower/toilet all be it just the one wasn’t a problem for us. Friendly owners very helpful.

Disliked: Unfortunately woken at crack of Dawn by owners cockerels situated right by camping. No one wants to be woken by that noise every day whilst on their holiday, not very thoughtful. Several campers were complaining. Also hens are let loose in camp field and pooing right by tents, it gets stood in, some people were frightened by the hens. Such a shame this spoilt our stay, if advertised Cockrells on site we wouldn’t have booked here. Paid up front but left early because of the noise.

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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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Cae Glas Camping

Brecon Road

Penycae

Swansea

Glamorgan

Wales

SA9 1GH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.8181°N
-3.68959°W

Nearest transport

Coach
19.1 km Railway Station
20.7 km Bus Station
22.8 km Bus Station
Rail
19.1 km Neath Rail Station
19.4 km Treherbert Rail Station
19.5 km Llangadog Rail Station
Ferry
28.1 km Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal
Airport
35.5 km Swansea Airport

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

Once you’ve dragged yourselves away from the views on site, it’s time to explore the surrounding area. Start close by with a horseback trek from the local stables (five minutes’ drive) or a walk to Henrhyd Falls (10 minutes). The National Showcaves Centre for Wales (five minutes) is a fab place to visit on any day, but makes a particularly good option for a wet-weather day out. If the nippers need a little break from all the scenery admiring, perhaps they’d appreciate a visit to meet the cheeky residents of Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary (10 minutes). And if the grownups need a treat to spur them along to the end of a hike, maybe a little something from the whisky and gin selections at Penderyn Distillery (25 minutes)? A bit further afield there’s plenty to explore around the Brecon Beacons National Park, including the splendid Four Falls Walk (half an hour) and the uphill challenge of Pen y Fan (45 minutes), the tallest British peak south of Snowdonia. The National Botanic Garden of Wales and Mumbles beach are both 45 minutes away if you’re after something a little less energetic.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Aberafan 26.5 km Estuary N/A Good Good Good
Swansea Bay 29.6 km Estuary Good Good N/A Good
Bracelet Bay 34.3 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Limeslade Bay 34.6 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Langland Bay 35.5 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

National Showcaves of Wales 1.3 km

Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre 13 km

Aberdulais Falls 16.6 km

Carreg Cennen Castle 19.3 km

Brecon Mountain Railway 22.6 km

National Trust

Aberdulais Falls 16.7 km

Aberdeunant 22.4 km

Dolaucothi Gold Mines 31 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

Tafarn-y-Garreg - Fan Hir - Fan Brycheiniog 2.8 km

Ystradfellte and Cwm Porth 9.4 km

Ystradfellte and the Nedd Valley 9.4 km

Porth-yr-ogof, Nedd and Mellte Waterfalls 9.4 km

Pontneddfechan - Scwd Einion Gam Waterfall 9.4 km

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Wales 35.7 km

  • The Hay Festival (Thursday 23 May 2024 – Thursday 23 May 2024)

    Hay-on-Wye, England 48.1 km

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.

Want to know more about camping in Glamorgan?

  • Does Cae Glas Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cae Glas Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Cae Glas Camping? Once you’ve dragged yourselves away from the views on site, it’s time to explore the surrounding area. Start close by with a horseback trek from the local stables (five minutes’ drive) or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cae Glas Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Cae Glas Camping? From $58.16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.