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Cayo Retreat: Spacious riverside pitches

General

  • On a working farm with stunning views of the Black Mountains
  • A 25-minute drive from Abergavenny and 35 minutes from Hay-on-Wye
  • Blaenavon Ironworks and National Coal Museum within a 40-minute drive

Picture the scene: it’s day one of your hols, you wake to the sounds of birdcalls, you sneak a peek outside and there, in all their glory, are the Black Mountains. If this sounds just splendid (because you're a sensible sort), head along to Cayo Retreat, a family-friendly site in Herefordshire, 25 minutes’ drive from Abergavenny.

On a working farm, this site is the epitome of peaceful: five minutes up a small country road from the nearest habitation, there’s no foot traffic (or regular traffic) passing by to break the quiet, and wanders with your dog through woodland and along the banks of the private stretch of river running through the site should soothe troubled minds (and energetic mutts) right quick.

Lengthier rambles are within easy reach too, as the Black Mountains – and the Brecon Beacons National Park, and the long-distance Offa’s Dyke Path – are on the England-Wales border less than a mile’s saunter away across fields.

When it comes to eats, the perennially hungry are well catered for: the pretty little village of Longtown is a 15-minute walk from base for a small well-stocked shop and a local pub serving food.

Please note

The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

This park has no on-site shower facilities.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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9.5

Overall rating based on 246 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  79% described as Peaceful ?

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New bell tents are fabulous and the views are incredible. …05/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    New bell tents are fabulous and the views are incredible. John was the perfect host which together made for a lovely stay. Would 100% recommend a visit!!!!

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Its a great site, very minimalistic which is a plus …05/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrent P.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer tent site
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    Its a great site, very minimalistic which is a plus when you want to getaway from distractions. Right at the base of the Black Mountains, so a great base for hill walking. Love this place!

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Really lovely campsite with friendly and accommodating owner, John. Great …05/03/2022

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

  • Primitive grass tent site (wild)
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    Really lovely campsite with friendly and accommodating owner, John. Great pub 10 min walk away as well. Couldn't have asked for a better camping spot.

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Absolutely beautiful location, lots of wildlife, very friendly manager and …05/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter J.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Absolutely beautiful location, lots of wildlife, very friendly manager and staff, could not have asked for much better tbh. We rented a bell tent and they provided air beds, a plethora of rugs and cushions so felt very comfortable throughout our stay, they we also very dog friendly allowing us to camp with our 4 dogs. As for activities you could walk all day long sight seeing/hiking or choose to relax in the local pubs which are only 10 minutes walking distance away. We shall definitely be returning 10/10

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    No dislikes. If I had to think of something perhaps another portaloo on the other side of the campsite would be nice, maybe some more bins around the place too. As you grow a shower would be ideal for longer stays or even a rustic washing up area for dishes. Without these things I still had a 10/10 stay as they're not essential, and the guys there really care about their campers.

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Friendly, spectacular views, level pitch, good pub 10 minutes walk04/28/2022

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  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Friendly, spectacular views, level pitch, good pub 10 minutes walk

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Second visit and will return again04/25/2022

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  • Primitive grass tent site (wild)
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    Location, scenery is stunning
    Owner John very friendly and welcoming
    Peace and tranquility
    Easy walking access to pub

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Stunning setting, absolutely beautiful. Central fire pit and the twinkling …04/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThirzah W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (large, riverside, mountain view)
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    Stunning setting, absolutely beautiful. Central fire pit and the twinkling fairy lights. Fresh water from the Brook. Peaceful, lots of space. The owner was fun and laid back. Can we keep it a secret it’s perfect!!

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beautiful site but very expensive for no facilities.04/20/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMargaret D.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    The attractive location and ambience of the site. Friendly site manager. Lots of space. very flat field.

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    Only one portable toilet for the whole site! No showers. No disposal for chemical waste. Very expensive considering the lack of facilities.

From the manager...

Thank you both for your kind words , in answer to your comment re ‘ no showers ‘ it actually does state this immensely clearly on pitchup & our other booking platforms and so we find it a real shame you did not read this ( of which is very well stated ) we are very proud and to say we have won best pitchup award not once but 2 years in a row to which speaks for itself . I am saddened to hear that you did not research our site on whichever platform you booked to find all this very clear information. Myself and the team at Cayoretreat wish you well in your search for Facilties and etc . Regards

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Location, the views and a very friendly and helpful welcome04/18/2022

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  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Location, the views and a very friendly and helpful welcome

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches04/18/2022

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  • Primitive grass tent site (wild)
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    John was very friendly, the campsite was quiet and had lovely views

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Cayo Farm, Longtown, Herefordshire, England, HR2 0NR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9512°N 2.9950°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Telephone Exchange — 8.1 kilometers
Bus Station — 14.7 kilometers
Bus Station — 21.1 kilometers
Train stations
Abergavenny Rail Station — 15.0 kilometers
Hereford Rail Station — 23.2 kilometers
Ebbw Vale Town Rail Station — 24.1 kilometers
Ferry ports
Lydney Harbour — 43.0 kilometers
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 43.1 kilometers
Sharpness Old Docks — 43.4 kilometers
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 57.9 kilometers

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 site’s not just well set up for ramblers… Other energetic types will be best pleased by how close National Cycle Route 42 is (just a 15-minute drive, or 30-minute cycle), and those who like to get up close with the local(ish) wildlife have only a 15-minute drive to source llama trekking.

People craving high-octane adventures can opt instead for the mountain adventure centre 10 minutes away, which covers lots of different bases: guests can get competitive on the paintball field, get adrenaline pumping on the quads, hovercrafts or rally karts, test mettle on the assault course or try out marksmanship with some clay pigeon shooting.

Anyone after a more laidback hol should maybe follow in historical footsteps instead: get a feel for the industry of this part of the UK at Blaenavon Ironworks and Big Pit National Coal Museums, both about 40 minutes away, or mosey around the ruins at Skenfrith Castle 35 minutes from base.

Prefer some urban days? Head to Abergavenny – known hereabouts as a ‘gateway to Wales’ – 25 minutes from the site for indie shops and foodie stops, or Hay-on-Wye 35 minutes away for leafing through nearly two dozen bookshops.

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (20.5 kilometers)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (20.8 kilometers)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (21.4 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (16.0 kilometers)
  • The Weir (18.2 kilometers)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  4 p.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please let the site know when you are approximately 5 minutes away.

Cayo Retreat cancelation policy

No refunds within 3 days 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 cancelations 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. Cayo Retreat will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 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.

Payment methods accepted at the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cayo Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cayo Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cayo Retreat? The site’s not just well set up for ramblers… Other energetic types will be best pleased by how close National Cycle Route 42 is (just a 15-minute drive, or 30-minute cycle), and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cayo Retreat?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please let the site know when you are approximately 5 minutes away.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Cayo Retreat? From $32.08 (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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

Dogs
The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
This park has no on-site shower facilities.

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

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