Trehenlliw Farm

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
No rules and regulations. Secluded, but convenient for beach and National Park life.
Some of the buildings at Trehenlliw are a bit tatty, but this all seems to add to the character of the place. It’s definitely a function-over-form kinda hangout – and that’s what all the regulars love about it. The large, flat camping field is cocooned within the 115 acres of farmland, which is mainly used for breeding sheep and suckler cows. There are no streetlights to pollute the night sky, so the strip of moor immediately behind the campsite is a wonderful place for your kids to watch for wildlife after dark, including fox cubs and barn owls. The well-known local landmarks of mountains Carnllidi and Penberi frame the serenest of sunsets and also let you know that surf and sand central, aka Whitesands Bay, is only a mile or so away – so if everyone’s clamouring for sand and sea, this is a good place to aim for. St David’s is only a quick 10-minute stroll away, though it can get pretty hectic during the summer months. So you’ll find that Trehenlliw is not too far from the madding crowd, but far enough away to let you breathe easy in high season.

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Facilities

The freedom to enjoy the space in the centre of the camp field. Stroking the horses and chatting to the chickens. There isn’t a set number of pitches. Once the area around the perimeter of the field is full, that’s it, until someone moves off. For ablutions there are male and female toilet blocks plus two showers (with free hot water), situated away from the field, around the back of the farm buildings (so a potty might be a useful night-time accoutrement). Cleaning operates on a ‘clean up after yourself’ system, with detergents readily available. The outdoor washing-up sink and water tap are at the entrance to the camp field. There are 5 hoses and hook-ups available for camper vans and caravans.

Nearby

Trehenlliw Farm is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which has a mega choice of beaches to pick from. Learn to surf with the Ma Simes dudes (01437 720433) at Whitesands, only 5 minutes’ drive away. Families with older kids love the outdoor adventures, such as ‘coasteering’ (jumping off cliffs into freezing water), canoeing and kayaking with TYF (01437 721611). You can also opt for boat trips to – and around – the nature reserve of Ramsey Island (01437 720285), or go seal, whale and dolphin-spotting.

Food & Drink

St David’s has a deli, butcher, greengrocer and small well-stocked supermarket, CK’s. If you shop with one of the big boys, drive 15 miles to Haverfordwest. There’s also a yum-scrum country market in the tiny City Hall every Thursday morning. Think home-made pies, Welshcakes, barabrith (worth a nibble even if you haven’t a clue what we’re talking about). The city is fast becoming foodie heaven: Cwtch (01437 720491) serves modern classics in cool, friendly surroundings (with colouring-in bits to keep kids amused while they’re waiting). Jones’s café next door does a mean full Welsh. For local soup (cawl) head for the refectory at the cathedral and if you want a bog-standard take-away, the rugby club does this in high season.

Opening Times

Mid-April–end Oct.

Family Friendly

This is a working farm, so be aware of vehicles in the yard. Otherwise your only concern could be sheep poo on your crocs.

Location

Trehenlliw Farm, St David’s, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6PH

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Getting There

Coming out of St David’s on Nun Street (A487), take a left at the Rugby Club onto the B4583. Pass the left turn to Whitesands and shortly after you’ll see a drive on the left. Go down here and into the farmyard. Take the train to Haverfordwest then the service bus from the bus station to St Davids (this should take around half to three quarters of an hour). From St Davids it’s a 15-minute walk, or if you’re loaded with gear then take a taxi.

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