UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberaeron

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • 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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Each morning we welcome help from all ages feeding the animals and collecting the eggs. Are you brave enough to play chicken on the head?! Family bushcraft sessions allow you to test your fire lighting, whittling and cooking skills. Ever tasted a nettle pancake? We  use nature to inspire our creations on aarts and craft morning making naturally dyed felt, organic sculpture, pebble people and much more.  Wheelbarrows for transporting your gear from the car park. Campfires in firepits provided. Our hill fort is a great place to hang out and meet form new friends, or the challenging family friendly adventure trail around the site. The goat barn provides a shelter from the elements with tables and chairs, sofas, toys, games and tourist 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 shower and toilet 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 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. 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, couples. Trailer tents – by arrangement. Campervans, caravans, single-sex groups – no.


Ceredigion has a unique unspoiled charm of it own. It might take a little longer to get here but when you do you'll understand.  There are the beautiful beaches, dolphin spotting, secret mountains, great places to eat, wild walks, little market towns, outdoor adventure, mounting biking, kayaking, surfing, heritage, ruined abbeys, National trust estates, or just stay and relax within the beauty of the site and complete join the activity trail, play on the hill fort, dam the stream and enjoy the dark starry skies around your own fire. A week is not enough time to absorb. 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

There are so many great places to eat for all tastes. On site we offer Welsh cooked breakfasts in the communal barn, twice a week and the unforgettable pizza night followed by singing around the fire campfire, all welcome.  We also have a constant supply of tempting cakes  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. The Celtic ( Aberaeron)  fish and chips are great to grab whilst enjoying watching the sun go down on the harbour wall. The Cellar and Hive are great family places overlooking the inner harbour and the Stubborn Duckling is a new fine dining restaurant which is wonderful. Newquay 7 miles away has a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants ( Bluebell & Pepper pot ) after a days dolphin spotting or surfing.


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

Covid 19. We welcome only 10 families camping in 5 acres, with over 10 m between each pitch, so there is always a lot of space, meadow grass and trees between each pitch.  We have taken extra health and hygiene procedures to ensure your safety is our priority. We look forward to a covid responsible, relaxing summer of camping, joy, fires and smiles surrounded by nature. What could be better!
we are 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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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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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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