Cowpots Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Back-to-basics tent camping on a working farm that produces the finest homemade ice-cream for miles!

There must be something special growing in the grass around Cowpots Camping. It’s not just that it provides soft, easy-to-pitch potential for a family tent in summer. But, over the fence, a dozen or so Jersey cows graze the green slopes here too. They’re Penback Farm’s pride and joy and, when you taste the homemade ice-cream, you’ll quickly understand why. After a long day on a nearby Pembrokeshire beach or a stroll in the 40-acre wood at the foot of the campsite, you’ll quickly discover this is surely the tastiest, creamiest ice-cream in all of West Wales. It’s a sign of the way things work at Cowpots: keep it simple, keep it authentic, keep it traditional and, unsurprisingly, things will come good.

The campsite itself is a similarly unpretentious affair. There are just ten tent pitches – each one huge, with some 11-acres of camping meadow in total – while a space in the centre has been mown out for playing ball games and generally hooning about. There’s a couple of composting toilets and gas-powered showers mean you can still have a hot, powerful wash in the morning. At the top of the meadow, meanwhile, a wooden shed houses a row of washing-up sinks, too, and a small honest shop where you can buy logs and marshmallows for your evening campfire.

Accessed via a farm track, the Cowpots meadow is safely tucked away for children to run wild (though it is still a working farm so be aware of tractors on the local lanes!) and offers wonderful views of the Preselli Mountains. Though you can’t see the sea, it’s only a short drive away. Vast Pendine Sands is one of the closest beaches, aided by lifeguards in summer it’s an excellent spot to swim, while Amroth beach is similarly close and has excellent rock pools to poke around in on the western end. Both are good places to pick up the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, too, for a walk along the dramatic waterfront that this part of Wales affords. It’ll all neatly work up the appetite again for your return to the farm where The Cowpots Cowshed serves up wood-fire-cooked pizzas along with that renowned Jersey ice-cream.

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Facilities

2 composting toilets, 2 off-grid, gas-powered showers. No electric hook-ups. Each pitch has a covered area with picnic table, bench, washing up bowl, water canister and a fire pit. Barn with dish-washing facilities, plus an honesty shop for firewood, marshmallows and other treats. The fully-licensed Cowshed Pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlour is open from 12noon –9pm Wednesday - Saturday and 12noon - 4pm on Sundays.
Private wellbeing sessions, - Yoga, Family Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation sessions can be pre booked.
Forest School sessions during the summer holidays.

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, dogs (on a lead) – yes. Caravans, larger motorhomes, noisy groups – no.
Please note we have a 2 night minimum stay during the summer holidays.

Nearby

On the Pembrokeshire-Carmarthenshire border, Cowpots Camping offers easy access to both counties. So, weather you're planning a Tenby boat ride, a visit to Laugharne Castle (01994 427906) or a walk on the beach in Llansteffan, the campsite is well placed. Amroth Beach and Pendine Beach are the closest beaches (less than 15 minutes by car) – the former is easily accessed from the road, the latter is a vast sand beach popular that's great for long walks. Llansteffan (30 minutes drive) has a lovely beach, too, as well as it's own impressive ruined castle, while the literature town of Llaugharne is home to the Dylan Thomas Boathouse (01994 427420), where the poet once lived. The National Trust-owned Colby Woodland Gardens (01834 811885; 15-minute drive) and the Stackpole Estate (30 minutes) are both close by, while the harbour town of Tenby has its fair share of history too.

Food & Drink

The Cowshed is a fully licensed, family run pizzeria and ice-cream parlour that serves the site's own hand-made, wood-fired pizzas and Cowpots' Ice Cream, which is also made at Penback Farm (you'll see the Jersey cows grazing the surrounding meadows). Take away is available to take back to your pitch or you can eat in if you prefer (booking the latter is advised). The Cowshed 01994240790.
 For a local pub, The Station House (01994 240556) is directly opposite the train station in Whitland, less than 2 miles away, and The Alpha Inn (01834 831484) is up the hill and across the border into Tavernspite, Pembrokeshire (home to a delicious Sunday roast).

Opening Times

May–October.

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The Owner Says

Situated on Pen Back Farm, Cowpots Camping offer 10 pitches for camping in the countryside. We call the camping field “Tree Field” because it has a beautiful Welsh Oak tree in the middle of it. It is a huge 11 acre field, the same size as the roof that covers Wembeley stadium! Accessed by a farm track and 600m away from the farm buildings you’ll be sure to find some peace and quiet in the countryside, surrounded by nature. Pen Back Farm is on the border of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire so we have excellent access to the delights and sights of both counties and we are only 15 minutes away from the closest beach.
Please note we have a 2 night minimum stay during the summer holidays.

Pitches

10 grass pitches (8 for tents and 2 for campervans).

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Location

Contact Cowpots Camping, Cowpots Camping, Penback Farm, Ciffig, Whitland, Carmarthenshire SA34 0NG

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Getting There

From Carmarthen continue on the A40 and head towards St. Clears. Take the second exit at the St. Clears roundabout towards Whitland, continuing on the A40. At the next roundabout take the first exit towards Spring Gardens, Whitland, B4328. Follow the signs towards the train station and town centre, (Station Road). Stay on this road, driving through Whitland, going over the train tracks and continue for 1½ miles up the hill until you see a sign on your right saying The Cowshed. You'll notice a cow on the sign. Whitland train station is less than 2 miles away. Buses are available from Tavernspite and Whitland.

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