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Big Barn Camping: The geodesic dome

General

  • Small and quiet eco site on a smallholding, 2.5 miles from Laugharne
  • 15 minutes from spectacular Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire beaches
  • Stargazing haven with campfires allowed

You'll certainly want to wax lyrical when you arive at this lush little site. Two and a half miles from Dylan Thomas's house at Laugharne, Big Barn Camping is a cracking Carmarthenshire site in a wildlife haven where red kites and other birds of prey regularly soar overhead.

There's stacks of space to stroll about here: the site is on a Georgian farm covering 36 acres of meadows and woodland (and home to sheep, pigs, chickens and waterfowl to say hi to while on your wanders). The views are splendid, looking out over the countryside by day and stars aplenty at night against the flames of your fire; Big Barn is in a stargazing haven and campfires are allowed.

Off site, it's two and a half miles or under 10 minutes' drive to the coastal town of Laugharne, famed as the final home of Dylan Thomas, 15 minutes to Pendine Sands and 20 to Carmarthen; it's also within 20 minutes of Pembrokeshire beaches at Amroth and Saundersfoot. Walks around Laugharne and the estuary of the River Taf are popular picks for local wanders.

The site is eco friendly, using solar power, compost toilets and full recycling. It's part of the Greener Camping Club Association; customers that are currently non-members can sign up when booking and a tree will be planted for you, as well as giving you access to over 140 other GCC sites.

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Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is a quiet campground/park: no music is allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Please note that pets are not allowed inside the unit and must stay outside at all times.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 74 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Location was great, excellent service throughout the stay, owner was …09/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was great, excellent service throughout the stay, owner was brilliant and the glamping was good value for money.

    Disliked: 

    The bed was a little uncomfortable.

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Host was friendly, site was amazing and views were exquisite!!09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobyn D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing views, peaceful and tranquil and the sky at night was insane!!!
    Michael was a great friendly host who cared about his guests!
    1st time camping and it was sensational! The meadow grass between pitches gave you the privacy you wanted. Showers were lovely and hot and everything was really easy to locate.
    Compostable toilets were different but not in a bad way! Simple and easy to use and didn’t smell as always maintained!
    Just loved every second of it!!
    We will definitely be back!

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Wonderful site. Remote, make sure you are self sufficient.08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Loved this campsite. It's small, about 10 pitches, spaced apart with wildflowers growing inbetween which means that you aren't all on top of each other and feel like you have some privacy.
    I liked the compost toilets and the shower facilities are great. The small honesty shop was cute although we didn't need to use it. The owner was lovely and really easy to deal with

    At night it's pitch black so the sky is incredible.

    Disliked: 

    Only issue is that there's no waste disposal. There's recycling which is great but we had to take our rubbish away with us, which isn't too much of an issue, but that would be more of a problem if we were staying for a week.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review 10 out of 10, I am glad you loved the site and found it wonderful.

The site is not that remote as the local village and shops with a Co-op are less than 15 mins away so people can pop off to get supplies.

With reference to your comment on no waste disposal, this is not really an issue especially seeing that recycling buckets are provided for each pitch to carry there are waste to the following recycling bins in the main barn -
1. Mixed Glass,
2. Metal = (tins ect)
3. Mixed plastics,
4. Mixed Paper and cardboard cartons,
5. Food waist
6. Used Nappies
As stated on site, I do not accept black sacks of mixed rubbish left behind by those who are unable to personally sort and recycle their own waste into the bins provided
and I am very lucky that everyone follows the above recycling policy.

I am not sure what rubbish you were unable to deposit in the above recycling bins, but hopefully it wasn't too much and thank you for taking it away.

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Fabulous site with a great host in a wonderful location08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Confirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    A wonderful stay. The site is excellent - beautifully maintained plots and the facilities are great. #eco-perfect Michael is an amazing host - has setup everything to run smoothly and always around if anything is needed. #superhelpful

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The facilities were excellent, lovely hot showers, and a clean …08/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanna H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    The facilities were excellent, lovely hot showers, and a clean and organised washing up area. The pitches are spread out really well, and nice and flat and the fire pits are a great extra.
    Really welcoming host made us feel at home.

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A brilliant site, quiet , clean, 10 out of 10,08/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, amazing eco friendly site, owner friendly and welcoming, scenery and wildlife brilliant, super clean and peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Excellent site with clean facilities and lively secluded pitches08/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views and lovely eco facilities provided by Michael!!!

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Anonymous user

Really friendly, quiet and relaxed.08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Really spacious layout. Good distance from neighbours with plenty of room to spread out. Nice, flat and mown pitches with picnic bench andwith longer grass between which softens the field. Quiet site and a great welcome from Michael.

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Lovely, peaceful clean site, great facilities everything you need08/15/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
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    Peaceful

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Anonymous user

Great place to stay,08/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean and organised,facilities good. Quiet and beautiful surroundings

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

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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

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

Camping pods

Geodesic domes

Themes

Peaceful

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Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • Big Barn Camping at Lower Cresswell, Bwlchnewydd Road, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA33 4QU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7916°N 4.4950°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chemist — 3.1 kilometres
Black Lion — 3.2 kilometres
Bus Station — 14.7 kilometres
Train stations
Whitland Rail Station — 8.7 kilometres
Ferryside Rail Station — 9.0 kilometres
Kidwelly Rail Station — 13.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Tenby Ferry Landing — 19.2 kilometres
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 21.7 kilometres
Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal — 33.4 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 36.2 kilometres

Directions


Please note that, although similar, Cresswell Farm is the name of a neighbouring location. What3Words location for the correct site: shaped.resurgent.studio.

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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 famed former home of famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, The Boathouse, is under 10 minutes' drive from the site. There are spectacular views of the Taf estuary from here (Thomas's first poem after moving in was on the view from his writing shed), and you should be able to see local species like seals and oystercatchers as well as herons and egrets.

From The Boathouse (have a sturdy bite to eat in the tearoom first), set off on the mighty Wales Coast Path, the 870-mile route from Chepstow in Monmouthshire north to Queensferry in Flintshire. This is some spectacular scenery (hailed by travel boffins as the best coastal landscape in Britain), so aim to hike as much as you can manage; the Carmarthenshire section is 68 miles and includes the 2,470 acres of the Millennium Coastal Park overlooking the Gower peninsula.

A couple of castles are within easy reach (Laugharne is 10 minutes' drive away and Llansteffan 25), but for a day out with a difference drive the 15 minutes to Pendine Sands, home of the splendid Museum of Speed.

Must see

  • Pembrey Country Park (17.7 kilometres)
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales (24.6 kilometres)
  • National Wool Museum (26.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Tudor Merchant's House (19.4 kilometres)
  • Rhossili Visitor Centre and Shop (28.5 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

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Big Barn Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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. Big Barn Camping 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 Big Barn Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Big Barn Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Big Barn Camping? The famed former home of famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, The Boathouse, is under 10 minutes' drive from the site. There are spectacular views of the Taf estuary from here (Thomas's first … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Big Barn Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Big Barn Camping? From $48.48 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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