Cowpots Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire St Clears

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Camping with 'en-pitch' facilities on a working farm that produces the finest homemade ice-cream for miles

The great thing about camping on farms is that there’s usually acres of space and oodles of rural scenery. The downside can be shared facilities that are a little on the rustic side. But over at Cowpots Camping, they are offering farm camping like you’ve never seen it before. An on-site pizzeria and ice cream parlour and 'en-pitch' toilets and showers make sure of that.

The 20 pitches at Cowpots are spread across 18 acres and separated into three fields. Choose a pitch in the biggest one, Tree Field, and in addition to your own private loo and shower, you also get a handy covered kitchen shelter. This field is car-free and the mower has been put to good use here; not only making paths between pitches, but also a grassy labyrinth and an area for ball games and generally hooning about. There’s yet more space for that in an additional 20 acres of fields and 40 acres of woodland that are open for campers to explore. There's a fallen oak to clamber on, hedgerows to follow and a stream to splash about in. Good old fashioned fun that can be capped off by a nightly campfire. Stock up on logs and marshmallows at the honesty shop on the way back to your campfire pit then settle back for sunset, s’mores and satisfied smiles.

Accessed via a farm track, the Cowpots meadows are safely tucked away for children to run wild (though it is still a working farm so be aware of tractors) and offer wonderful views of the Preseli Mountains. Though you can’t see the sea, it’s only a short drive away. Vast Pendine Sands is one of the closest beaches. It’s aided by lifeguards in summer and 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 their homemade, renowned Jersey ice-cream.

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Book with complete confidence at Cowpots Camping with the I Love This Campsite Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Details

Facilities

20 pitches with 'Ensuite' personal composting toilet, off-grid, gas-powered shower and washing up area. Each has a picnic bench and stone fire pit.  No electric hook-ups.
Tree Field pitches all have undercover eating areas.
Middle Field and 4 Acre Field all have 'on pitch' parking.
Here are our Ensuite pitch names
Tree Field - each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply, they have their own under cover kitchen area with private picnic table, bench and fire pit. All tent pitches in Tree Field are a short walk from the car park.

Sunset, Finch, Carousel, Carnival, Spring, Truffle, Thyme  and Tansy are tent pitches.
Betty and Belinda are Campervan pitches.
See currently site map for pitch location.

Middle Field and 4 Acre Field (Top Track pitches) - each has it's own en-suite shower and toilet pod, with washing up area and water supply,  with private picnic table, bench and fire pit. They all have their own 'on pitch parking' they do not have an under cover kitchen area.

Toffee, Bella, Mabel, Tango and Fortune are tent pitches.
Fudge is a Campervan pitch.

New site map currently in design - message us to enquire which pitches are next to each other.

We have 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.
(Summer 2020 Cowshed is open for takeaway 4pm - 8pm Wednesday - Saturday and 4pm - 7pm on Sunday. Please call 01994240790 to book.
Private wellbeing sessions, - Yoga, Family Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation sessions can be pre booked. (No dates this summer)
Forest School sessions during the summer holidays. (No dates booked at the moment due to COVID 19 restrictions.)

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 off peak and a 3 night minimum stay for 2021.
No arrivals on Tuesday and Sunday.

Nearby

On the Pembrokeshire-Carmarthenshire border, Cowpots Camping offers easy access to both counties. So, whether 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 (**2020 only open for outdoor dining and takeaway). 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).

Open

May–October.

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The Owner Says

Situated on Pen Back Farm, Cowpots Camping offer 20 en suite pitches for camping in the countryside. We call the lower camping field “Tree Field” because it has a beautiful fallen Welsh Oak tree in the middle of it. It is a huge 11-acre field, the same size as the roof that covers Wembley stadium! This field has only eight en suite camping pitches and two en suite campervan pitches. 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. Our new camping fields are called Middle Field and 4 Acre Field. Adding another seven acres to our campsite! This year (2021) we have opened up even more fields for walking, so all our campers now have access to another five fields, 40 acres of woodland and a new designated dog walking field. 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 two-night minimum stay off peak and three-night minimum stay for the summer holidays 2021. No arrivals on Tuesday and Sunday.

Social Distancing Measures

We now have ensuite toilet and shower pods,  that have a hot and cold water supply, washing up facilities, a toilet and a hot shower.

 For anyone who knows Cowpots, you will know that our pitches in Tree Field are 35 meters apart anyway, so we do not need to make changes to this (phew!) Our 2021 pitches are also very large and have a bank between them  making them a breeze for social distancing!
Our pizzeria is already open for takeaway and will remain this way all summer, so you will still have access to yummy pizza - yay!

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Pitches

Around 20 grass pitches spread across two meadows, each with their own private facilities and with a handful set aside 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 two miles away. Buses are available from Tavernspite and Whitland.

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