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Cayo Retreat: STUNNINGLY IDYLLIC VIP RIVER LARGE PITCH AREA

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 torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 241 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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What a gem! (We've stayed twice in two months and will be going back!)10/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Stunning scenery
    Friendly staff (John)
    Short walk to pub and shop
    Dog friendly
    Can't believe we had the place all to ourselves!

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Lovely campsite with a fantastic owner; John is super friendly, …09/27/2021

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

  • Primitive grass site (large, riverside, mountain view)
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    Lovely campsite with a fantastic owner; John is super friendly, fun and made us feel very welcome. The campsite looks amazing at night, definitely worth a visit - can't wait to go back!

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Staff John was really friendly and welcoming. Beautiful site09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Really pretty campsite with lots of space between campers

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Excellent rural site loved the camp fire ckean tidy well presented j09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (large, riverside, mountain view)
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    Lovely site pretty clean tidy magical lights around site had fun camping pub down the road nice cold drink John the owner was lovely helpful person gave us a lovely site will return def x

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    Nothing

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Amazing site. Fantastic views. Very friendly. Soooo relaxing!!!09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site (large, riverside, mountain view)
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    Loved everything! Wonderful site, with fantastic views and John was great! Greeted us when we arrived and, though we didn't need anything, felt we could call on him if we did need something
    Pub and small (but well stocked) shop a 10 minute walk away
    Great little castle ruin a five minute walk away

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Excellent location and lovely rope swing. Loved everything about it09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomemma t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Everythinh

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    Nothing

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The whole experience09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom mobile home
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    The whole experience

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Perfect!09/07/2021

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

  • 3 bedroom mobile home
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    The perfect campsite with fantastic views of the black mountains with direct access to Offas Dyke! We stayed in the on site caravan which was really clean, comfortable and spacious. We had a dip in the river running behind the caravan and a go on the swings. The site is really well cared for and magical at night with subtle well placed lights. A short walk to the local pub which served great food. Half hour drive to lovely Hay on Wye with lots of lovely shops to explore and we hired canoes and spent the afternoon on the river.
    John was the perfect host and couldn't do enough for us to make sure we enjoyed our stay.
    Would totally recommend this site, we will definitely be back!
    Debbie, Rich, Josie and Angela X

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    Nothing!

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Fantastic site!09/06/2021

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

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Atmosphere, site, John, views, walking, fire pits

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Perfect! Full marks & see you next year.09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site (wild)
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    In short - Perfect!
    It was obvious from the moment we arrived that owner John really goes the extra mile to ensure the site and facilities are clean and well cared for.
    The family and dog friendly pitches are a great size and level too.
    The toilets were kept really clean, even over the busy Bank Holiday weekend.
    The subtle lighting around the site and the rope swings over the river all helped to create a welcoming and fun atmosphere.
    We also really enjoyed being able to have an open fire on the pitch.
    The rubbish bins were emptied regularly and there was not a single piece of litter around the site.
    All our thanks to John and we are very much looking forward to returning next year!
    Winnie, Judy, John & the boys.
    xxx

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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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.9512°N 2.9950°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Telephone Exchange — 5.0 miles
Bus Station — 9.1 miles
Bus Station — 13.1 miles
Train stations
Abergavenny Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Hereford Rail Station — 14.4 miles
Ebbw Vale Town Rail Station — 15.0 miles
Ferry ports
Lydney Harbour — 26.7 miles
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 26.8 miles
Sharpness Old Docks — 26.9 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 36.0 miles

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 (12.7 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (12.9 miles)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (13.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (9.9 miles)
  • The Weir (11.3 miles)

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, 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, 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 $26.86 (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.

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

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

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

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

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.
This park has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

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