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Seren Retreat

9.6

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General

  • Yurts in a private meadow surrounded by ancient oak woodland
  • Less than 20 minutes' drive from Oxwich Bay, Caswell Bay and Swansea
  • Woodburning stoves and kitchens; holistic therapies available to book

Sort yourself a stellar stay in scenic south Wales at Seren Retreat, a 20-minute drive from Swansea city centre: this hideaway combines a top location close to west Glamorgan beaches with comfy yurt accommodation set in a private meadow encircled by an ancient oak forest.

Being right in the middle of the Gower Peninsula – the first place to be named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom – means beaches like Oxwich Bay, a haven for seal spotting, are an easy 20 minutes’ drive away.

Other options? Build sandcastles at Llangennith (20 minutes), head off on the Wales Coast Path for hikes around Rhossili with views out to the Worms Head promontory (25 minutes) or take surfing lessons at the school at Caswell Bay just over 15 minutes away. Horse riding lessons can be organised nearby (check at the park for details) and yoga classes and holistic therapies are available on site.

After a stretching session, head into your Mongolian-style yurt’s kitchenette equipped with pots, pans and cutlery to sate hunger using ingredients from the artisan delis at the quayside village of the Mumbles (20 minutes’ drive away); Swansea-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has a house in this famed and fancy Victorian settlement…

If it starts getting chilly, the yurts also have a woodburning stove to gather round (and each tent comes with a private compost loo). Shared facilities include pure spring water on tap for drinking, and a shower block with hot and cold water.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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Perfect glamping site, peaceful location, friendly owners09/03/2022

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

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    The location was perfect for exploring the Gower peninsula.
    Lovely peaceful secluded site, felt very safe and was nice to be able to relax and let the kids play.
    The outside kitchen was well equipped, even down to supplying cleaning equipment, sponges and tea towels.
    It was lovely eating alfresco and seeing the horses walking by whilst having your meal.
    The stars in the night sky were so bright! No light pollution at all.
    The woodland surrounding the camp was lovely and we all enjoyed exploring it and finding the swings and hammocks.
    The yurt was beautiful inside, with fairy lights that came on in the evening as it got dark. My 7 year old said she felt like she was sleeping in a fairy pod!
    The owners were lovely and very attentive. They had a good knowledge of the local area and were more than happy to help with anything that we needed- thank you!
    No internet access, and although at home my 12 year old is normally on technology a bit too much, she didn’t miss it at all whist here for a week and loved her stay. It was nice to have a break from technology.
    Nice having access to your own compost toilet.

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No locks on the Yurt, no WiFi or signal but you'll get peace08/28/2022

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

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    The Yurt decoration was pretty inside, the decking so the boys could ride their bikes, privacy and location.

    Disliked: 

    Not being able to park near the Yurt. We had so much to offload and reload. With young kids also falling asleep in the car on our way back from the beach we had to unlock two gates, drive through and relock, drop the kids off, then unlock and relock the gates again because the car park is roughly two fields away. Cleanliness omg, there were so many cobwebs everywhere, in the kitchen, especially in the toilet. Did not look as though it had been looked at for a few days at least before we came. There was a vaccum we could use but again hadn't been used prior to us arriving. The shared shower was quite a nightmare, I don't want to remember and no lighting near it so if it gets dark and you want to shower it's a pitch black walk through possible animal poo and stingers. No locks on the Yurt so we didn't feel safe at night as there is another Yurt that was occupied in the same field and you never know who's around. We had a man with us, if it was just us two women and the kids we wouldn't have stayed. Two roaming goats and horses. Didn't feel safe around them just walking around us freely. Horse poo should have been kept on top of a least a little more. There was a load right by our toilet and loads scattered throughout the medium level grass so playing games and running around was limited. One socket to use in the kitchen, no WiFi access, and little to no mobile signal.

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Lovely quiet glamping site08/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very quiet and peaceful spot, well equiped kitchen, owners were helpful and friendly, the yurt was spacious and comfortable

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. Minor things - outside furniture needs a little tighten up and the fridge was a little dirty

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Welcoming friendly owners, very peaceful and relaxing08/16/2022

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

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    Welcoming friendly owners, very peaceful and relaxing

    Disliked: 

    The beds to hard to sleep on

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The setting, the yurt experience, the free roaming animals, the …08/12/2022

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

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    The setting, the yurt experience, the free roaming animals, the outside kitchen and dining.

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    NA

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Yurt was lovely, and wood burner inside was a great …08/09/2022

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    Yurt was lovely, and wood burner inside was a great addition. Amazing place to relax and unwind.

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Beautiful yurt, beautiful surroundings, friendly and welcoming owners06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarolann A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    From the warm welcome to the beautiful yurt and everything in between this weekend away was incredible. We are a family of 6 with children aged 19, 13, 10 & 6 and all agreed it was an amazing retreat away from everything. We were able to enjoy being close to nature, exploring the woods, watching the horses and goats and making friends with the cat. The children could run about safely and even enjoyed listening to the rain wrapped in blankets under the shelter. Seren provided the chance for us to connect as a family when normal life means work, school and technology can sometimes get in the way. From reading and watching the rain to running barefoot in the field everyone loved our time here and are already planning a return! Thank you for being so attentive and checking in to making sure we had everything we needed.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike

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Situation Friendliness of owners Peace and quiet Craftmanship of yurt …09/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    Peace and quiet
    Craftmanship of yurt and compost toilet

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Would love to stay again, a very relaxing break.08/31/2021

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    Beautiful peaceful location, amazing facilities. Peace, tranquility and the children were able to roam free.

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    N/a

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Great location, amazing yurts08/31/2021

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

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    Great yurt, lovely and spacious. Well equipped kitchen area including fridge. Running water (though not hot). Covered area in case it rains.

    Lovely grass and woodland areas

    Site supplied tea towel, washing liquid, hand towel, hand soap, toilet rolls, logs for wood burner, duvets pillows.

    Disliked: 

    Only down points are minor really

    Lack of Comms from site as to what they supply. Took a lot of things I needn't have. But you need to take sheets, pillow covers and duvet covers, I wouldn't have known if I hadn't contacted them. Not sure why they don't supply these too.

    Showers are like coffins - so small

    Site could use a little more upkeep, benches cleaned and fixed, trails kept a little clearer

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated shower per pitch

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet per pitch

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

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

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Bryncoch Farm, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, SA2 7LB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.6060°N 4.0910°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.7 kilometres
Bus Station — 9.7 kilometres
Bus Station — 10.1 kilometres
Train stations
Gowerton Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
Bynea Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
Llanelli Rail Station — 9.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 11.4 kilometres
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 41.9 kilometres
Tenby Ferry Landing — 42.7 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 1.6 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

As you might already have gathered, the Gower brims with beaches, but there are also other alternatives for offshore swims, including Broughton Bay’s calm natural rock pool (25 minutes' drive) and the 50-metre Wales National Pool Swansea (15 minutes).

In between refreshing dips, cultural and historical activities to set off on include trips to Oxwich and Oystermouth castles or Swansea’s museums (all around 20 minutes); a couple of the most recommended are the National Waterfront Museum for an insight into Wales’ industrial past and The Tram Shed if you’re taken by time-honoured types of transport.

For wildlife-rich attractions, try the WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre for birdwatching and Clyne Gardens, a 25- and 15-minute drive away respectively, to snoop about among the rare species of plants. For the kids, meanwhile, Pembrey Country Park (45 minutes) has a pitch and putt course, a dry ski slope and a model railway.

Must see

  • National Wetland Centre Wales (6.8 kilometres)
  • National Waterfront Museum (10.5 kilometres)
  • Pembrey Country Park (17.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Rhossili Visitor Centre and Shop (14.5 kilometres)
  • Aberdulais Falls (23.0 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Seren Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Seren Retreat 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Seren Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Seren Retreat dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Seren Retreat? As you might already have gathered, the Gower brims with beaches, but there are also other alternatives for offshore swims, including Broughton Bay’s calm natural rock pool (25 minutes' drive) and the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Seren Retreat?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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