Naturesbase

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberaeron

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Staggered timeslots for showers
  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Nature versus nurture? There’s no need to get into this old debate at Naturesbase, a gorgeous natural environment nurtured to perfection by its caring, sharing owners. So, come and help yourself to a hefty chunk of nurtured nature, and a slice of pizza, too.
As his day job, Gyles teaches sustainability, designs school grounds and leads expeditions around the world, so, as owners go, he’s more than well equipped to steer the verdant helm of Naturesbase with his green fingers. Another Ceredigion-based eco-campsite, the dreamy, clover- and buttercup-covered meadows at Naturesbase have just 12 pitches – each in their own little mown spots among the wild grasses and flowers. Two of the pitches are taken up by pre-erected safari tents, which afford campers the added luxury of laziness: just turn up and settle in for the night without so much as touching a tent peg. The site caters perfectly for children, with a rubber-stamp nature trail to follow, a willow den, animals to feed, a mini football pitch and streams to hop across. And then there are Gyles’ campfire nights; everyone sits around the huge fire pit near the communal hub for sing-songs and chats after having their fill of home-made pizza. The kids get to help make the pizza before watching it brown and sizzle in the clay oven. The atmosphere here is unbeatable: tranquil and restorative, but happy and friendly too. There is plenty of space for everyone to have their fare share of nature around here, as well as inviting communal areas in which to chill, sing, play and scoff your pizzas.

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  • A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 10 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
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Details

Facilities

Wheelbarrows for transporting your gear from the car park. Campfires in firepits provided. Open-all-hours playbarn with 2 football tables, a sandpit, little scooters and tractors to borrow, tables and chairs, sofas, games and info. A tempting array of home-baked cakes for sale in the onsite honesty shop, stocked with all sorts, from fair trade and home-made produce to, hand-drawn postcards and earthy stationery. Wooden amenities block, with the most stunning compost loos we’ve ever seen – there’s one in both the ladies’ and gents’, along with 2 hot showers and a conventional flushing loo. There’s also a family and disabled-access wet room, which comes with baby-changing. Washing-up sinks, recycling bins and a blackboard with colourful up-and-coming events chalked up. Designated dog-walking area adjacent to the site. Tyre swing and a steam for a good old spot of splashing around. Kids can accompany Gyles to feed the pigs and chickens at 8.30a.m before dashing off to the willow den or makeshift footie pitch. They also run weekly pizza nights and communal campfire fun, as well as other outdoorsy educational courses.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, tents, well-behaved dogs (on leads; max. 2 per tent), family groups, school groups (Monday–Friday summer term only) – yes. Trailer tents – by arrangement. Campervans, caravans, single-sex groups – no.

Nearby

Take the steam train (01970 625819) from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. The scenery is eye-poppingly stunning. Just half an hour’s drive away you’ll find the sheltered sands of Llangrannog Beach. It’s a beautiful spot with plenty of amenities, so is very family-friendly. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leads. There is a good dog-walking beach about 5 miles from the site (Cei Bach beach). The natural wildernesses of the Cambrian Mountains are close at hand for hikes and picnicking.

Food & Drink

Cooked breakfasts are available (book the previous day) as are home-made ready meals that you can heat up in the microwave in the communal barn. Gyles’ wife Alison is a fabulous cook and her cakes are temptingly on offer in the honesty shop. For eating out, the seafood at Aberaeron’s Harbourmaster (01545 570755) is hard to beat and, in the other direction, the Talbot Hotel (01974 298208) is a proper Welsh pub with hearty meals and afternoon teas.

Opening Times

21st July to 2nd September. Full-week bookings only during August. Exclusive use of the lodges for 12+ people available throughout the year, apart from summer holidays.

Family Friendly

Nature versus nurture? There’s no need to get into this old debate at Naturesbase, a gorgeous natural environment nurtured to perfection by its caring, sharing owners. So, come and help yourself to a hefty chunk of nurtured nature, and a slice of pizza, too.

Why book with I Love This Campsite?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

A small, family farm campsite in beautiful west Wales. We offer pitches in 9 acres of flower rich meadows and farmland surrounded by native trees. There are buzzards and kites overhead, a meandering stream and hedgerows ablaze with wildlife. This is a truly natural Welsh haven for you to experience, nestled between the Cambrian mountains and Cardigan Bay. We believe in providing a quality uncrowded campsite where adults can relax and enjoy the open countryside, whilst children enjoy the rugged excitement nature has to offer. A core feature is the promotion of environmentally responsible tourism which we strive to incorporate into all aspects of how we manage the site.

Social Distancing Measures

Due to the Coronavirus social distancing measures, we will be operating strict measures in communal areas and toilets. Being a small site with a maximum of only 10 pitches set  in  2 large fields all our pitches will be more than 10 M apart and each surrounded by trees. The 3 shower and toilet rooms will be operate with one family being allowed in at anyone time meaning that 3 families at anyone time can use facilities.  Queuing outside on benches will be available. The out door games room will also have distance measures in place. The lodges, being totally self contained will not be affected. Campfire night and pizza night will go ahead, again with social distancing in place.

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Pitches

10 grass pitches and 2 safari tents (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children each).

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 10 Available
A safe, natural pitch with buttercups galore flower and farmland surrounded by native trees. We do not have electric hook ups, this is where evenings are all about stories, conversation, star gazing, fires and the odd glass of wine!

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Location

Contact Naturesbase, Tyngwndwn Farm, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8RJ

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Getting There

From Lampeter head west on the Aberaeron Road (A482). After about 1 mile past Felin Fach take a right (signposted with a brown tourist sign towards Ty Mawr Hotel). Follow the road over the bridge and steeply up the other side, until you reach a junction. Turn right (leaving the Ty Mawr hotel on your right). Continue along and take a left just before the blue village signs of Cilcennin. Follow the road for about a mile, through a group of houses and Naturesbase is just after the black metal gates on the right.

Train to Aberystwyth or Carmarthen, and hop on bus no. X40 (Aberystwyth–Carmarthen). Alight at the junction for Cilcennin (near Ciliau Aeron), from where it’s a mile’s walk up a steep hill or ring Naturesbase for a lift from the bus stop.

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