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Cayo Retreat: Peaceful 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 site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (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 site has no on-site shower facilities.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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9.5

Overall rating based on 275 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  79% described as Peaceful ?

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A very special place.08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large, mountain view, riverside)
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    What a delightful, beautiful retreat! John the owner was charming and attentive, the pitch spacious (Mountain View) and the local shop is great. We had a wonderful stay for two nights and would definitely return. Thank you for letting us share this little bit of paradise!

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    Not a dislike but visitors should know there are no showers. Wet wipes/inventive washing and local cider (internal use only) instead!

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We stayed in the one of the deluxe Bell tents. …08/08/2022

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

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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    We stayed in the one of the deluxe Bell tents. It was absolutely beautiful! The scenery was beautiful. The camp was well kept and tidy. John was a pleasure to meet. I have already booked to go back!

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Location location location! What an amazing place just below Offa’s …08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennie H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Location location location! What an amazing place just below Offa’s Dyke path! The Olchon valley is a place where you can get that much needed respite from the trouble of the world or the chores of daily life! Flat ground to camp in! Pegs that go in! A stream to wander and ponder by and this weekend blue blue skies!
    Wonderful host too and a central fire pit for evening gatherings. It’s just beautiful!
    No showers= no nasty runoff into local protected watercourse. Head under the tap on a hot day recommended! Keep it quiet keep it wild keep it lovely.

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Absolutely loved it! We will definitely be back.08/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPamela P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything! The site was beautiful and immaculate, John was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble always on hand.

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Lovely site, clean and tidy, friendly welcome08/03/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely well kept site with many pitching options, good basic facilities, in idyllic countryside near to a fine pub and shop. John very welcoming and helpful. Great for short stays - showers would be needed for longer stays.

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The location is superb, beautiful mountain views and the stream …08/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan
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    The location is superb, beautiful mountain views and the stream with swings. Having pub and shop in walking distance is also a big plus. The site is beautifully kept, immaculate grass and plants, and magical lighting in the evenings. The caravan was very well equipped for our extended family group, with plenty of tables and chairs for outdoor living. John was also really friendly and helpful.

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    The portaloos are not ideal but we managed to avoid them mostly as we had the caravan.

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The owners were very friendly and the pitch was really …08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The owners were very friendly and the pitch was really nice grass and was level, ground was easy to put pegs in.

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Great campsite. Really friendly and relaxed. Will definitely go back.07/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Incredible campsite. John was really accommodating. Super friendly and chilled place to stay. Wild camping with the convenience of a clean toilet. Will definitely be back!

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Pictures don’t do this place justice!07/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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    Great quality bell tent decorations
    Fantastic host and warm welcome
    Fabulous location
    Fun rope swing

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John was a fantastic host. Gorgeous site. Will certainly return.07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDom G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Location, setting, service, facilities, quiet, proximity to beautiful places

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    Having to leave

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

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

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

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

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

National Trust

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

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:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  4 p.m.
On-site 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 cancellation 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 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. 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 on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
    On-site 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 €23.63 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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