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Top of the Woods: Meadow camping

General

  • Camping meadows edged by hundreds of acres of ancient woodland
  • Eco-friendly site in a wildlife haven 15 minutes' drive from Cardigan
  • Breakfast and weekend stew and barbecue nights available

Batty about wildlife? Wishing for a walk in ancient Welsh woodland amid a wide expanse of sky and Pembrokeshire views?

Then retreat to peaceful and friendly Top of the Woods, in four pretty meadows edged by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and hundreds of acres of woodland. It's all in the grounds of 18th-century Penrallt Farm, and overlooks the Preseli Hills with views of the barrow cemetery and sacred site of Frenni Fawr.

The Teifi valley is also easily accessible, but stick around on site for a while to meet the local inhabitants: Top of the Woods has its own woodlands bordered by another 300 acres of wooded and wildflower wilderness, where you’re likely to meet birds of prey, badgers, foxes, otters, local and migrant birds, and five of the UK’s 17 protected species of bats, which roost here and in the farm buildings.

Owners Soo and John are keen to give guests the greenest and most nature-filled hol possible (with much of the site powered by solar power), and are passionate about inspiring guests to get into the outdoors.

But they’ve been careful to add comfort and good food to their overall menu too: for a small extra charge, guests can have breakfast (of top-quality locally sourced food) in the Dutch barn picnic area, or hang around on weekends for stew and barbecue nights around the communal firepit. Just be sure to bring the guitar to warble along to The Carpenters' Top of the World…

Please note

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

This is a quiet campground: no music is allowed.

This site is part of the Greener Camping Club Association: customers who are currently non-members will be signed up to the club at no extra cost.


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9.8

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You will not regret staying here - it’s very relaxed and easy going wi08/17/2022

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

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    Fantastic campsite. Not overcrowded and in a beautiful meadow. All car free and safe for kids of all ages. Extras - especially weekend food a big boon and Jon and Soo are lovely.

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    None

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Thansk Becky lovely to hear your family enjoyed your stay with us. Have a wonderful summer & do come back & see us again!

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Great site in a gorgeous, remote location. All the team …08/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonjo W.Confirmed

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    Great site in a gorgeous, remote location. All the team were incredibly friendly. Loads of great facilities including a basketball hoop. Loads of family with young children, so quite quiet in the evenings.

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Thanks Jonjo for your stay & your review !

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Fantastic site, highly recommended08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent pitch, flat and spacious. Very pleasant owner/s, very clean facilities, loved the Dutch barn area, and the food on the Saturday night was excellent. Did the night sky safari which was brilliant. The kids loved the ping pong table in particular and the fire pit/ marshmallows toasting!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.... Some people wouldn't like the lack of phone reception but we liked really switching off for the week.

From the manager...

Thanks for your stay & its wonderful to here you enjoyed your stay with us, come back again when you are up for anopther Pembrokeshire adventure!

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Beautiful place to stay. Clean facilities, helpful hosts.07/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLauren J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    All the facilities. Friendliness of hosts.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

Thanks Lauren for your stay & hopefully we will see you & reily back again soon !

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Fantastic stay at Top of the Woods. They really have …06/06/2022

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

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    Fantastic stay at Top of the Woods. They really have thought of everything, the best campsite I’m yet to visit. Will definitely be back.

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    Nothing

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Thank you for your stay josh & i hope you will come & see us another time - thanks !!

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All was geat hosts lovley and very help full Site …09/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgraham M.Confirmed

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    All was geat hosts lovley and very help full
    Site a facility very clean
    we have stayed before many year ago and there has been lots of improvment to facilitys but kept lovely freindly feel

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Hi Graham - thank you for your stay with us & it is always lovely to hear that people have enjoyed there time with us and had a fab holiday, especially as you had come orginally 6 years ago when we had just started, so many things will have changed. We hope to see you all again soon Soo xxx

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Wonderful location with good facilities. Although there is some effort …08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJared R.Confirmed

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    Wonderful location with good facilities. Although there is some effort to get camping stuff from the car park to the meadow for tent pitches it is worth it. Being able to let the kids run around without worrying about cars passing through was really nice.

    A walk through the woods in the valley is a great way to relax and take in the beautiful scenery.

    We had a great time and really liked this site, would recommend and visit again.

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Thank you Jared for your lovely review! We're glad you appreciated the peace that not having cars on the meadow brings :) We would love to have you back another time!

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Friendly hosts and magical secluded location. Clean facilities with everything …07/04/2021

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

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    Friendly hosts and magical secluded location. Clean facilities with everything you need and an amazing breakfast in the barn! Lovely walks from the site and close to Cardigan and coastal areas.

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From the manager...

Thanks so much for your stay Tom it was lovely meeting you & yes JOns ood is most excellent - I am very spoiled having my own personal chef that i get to share with during the summer with our guests - we would love to host you again - till then take care & have a fab summer !

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My son and I really enjoyed this campsite. It was …06/30/2021

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

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    My son and I really enjoyed this campsite. It was so quiet, peaceful and absolutely beautiful. The shower and toilet facilities were immaculate (probably the cleanest I’ve ever experienced at a campsite) and they allowed you plenty of privacy. The hosts were so welcoming and allowed us to set-up our tent a little earlier than checkin started since the website I booked from had not updated the check-in time. WiFi worked great for me, however, you do need to walk closer to reception to use it, which was no issue for me since it allowed me to disconnect and not get distracted by having easy access to my phone. I love that cars are not allowed to drive through. It gave me peace of mind that my son could run through the fields and all around the area without worry of vehicles driving through, plus it made it a much quieter experience. Unfortunately, we ended up having to leave a day early, but we have already talked about coming back in the near future and finish exploring all that the campsite and surrounding area has to offer.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thnaks for your lovely comments & your stay Krystle - you did look like you were on a great mamma & son camping adventure. Hope your pooch is feeling better & we would love to host you guys again - take care Soo xxx

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Excellent in every way, can’t wait to return06/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow unpowered grass tent site
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    Super clean facilities (very covid safe) super friendly staff, incredible walks, lovely flat wild meadow pitches, couldn’t fault a thing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and kind words! Do come back again, lots of walks to explore :)

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

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Play area

TV room

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Bath available

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Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Gastronomic delight

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

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Location

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  • Penrallt Farm, Newchapel, Boncath, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA37 0EP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.0113°N 4.5920°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Black Lion — 22.3 kilometres
Chemist — 22.3 kilometres
Bus Station — 26.1 kilometres
Train stations
Clunderwen Rail Station — 21.3 kilometres
Whitland Rail Station — 21.6 kilometres
Narberth Rail Station — 25.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Fishguard Ferry Terminal — 27.6 kilometres
Tenby Ferry Landing — 38.3 kilometres
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 41.9 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 58.1 kilometres

Directions


Navigate to SA37 0EP, which will take you to Capel Colman Road. Follow the road past the houses and turn left, continuing until you go past a church on your left. Take the left-hand fork and continue all the way down to the bottom of the track, where you will see a sign for parking.

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 Pembrokeshire Coast Path, said to be one of the best long-distance trails in the world, runs for 186 miles from St Dogmaels to Amroth and can be accessed a few miles from Top of the Woods.

Tackle the path in as long or short a stretch as long or short legs wish: the nine miles from nearby Fishguard to Pwll Deri and the 14 miles from Newport to St Dogmaels are two localish treks to tackle; stop off at Cemaes Head on the Newport walk to see seals pup in autumn. (A bus service runs along the full length of the path if you’d rather see things from up on high.)

Or simply hit the sands and surf instead at several spots around the first-class Pembrokeshire coast, take a boat out on a sea fishing trip or dolphin watch around glorious Cardigan Bay via a boat trip from the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre.

Just outside Cardigan on the banks of the River Teifi, the Welsh Wildlife Centre in the Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve is teeming with wetland wildlife like otters and dragonflies, springtime bluebells around its wooded paths and heaps of activities including pond dipping, guided tours and trail maps.

Must see

  • National Wool Museum (13.3 kilometres)
  • Llanerchaeron - National Trust (33.9 kilometres)
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales (35.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Tudor Merchant's House (38.5 kilometres)
  • Aberdeunant (43.2 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 caravan
Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Top of the Woods 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. Top of the Woods 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.

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  • Does Top of the Woods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Top of the Woods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Top of the Woods? The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, said to be one of the best long-distance trails in the world, runs for 186 miles from St Dogmaels to Amroth and can be accessed a few miles … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Top of the Woods?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Top of the Woods? From $62.06 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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There is a communal firepit area to be enjoyed by all. Fires in the camping fields are only allowed in suitable firepits.

The site provides wild meadow camping and a back-to-nature experience: there is no electricity in the fields.

Barrows are provided to transport your luggage to your pitch.

This site is part of the Greener Camping Club Association - customers that are currently non-members will be signed up to the club at no extra cost.

Bell tent: please note, dogs are not permitted inside and are only allowed if staying in a pup tent.

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