Hillside Glamping Holidays

UK Wales South Wales The Gower Llangennith

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Country life, coastal life and camping life all rolled luxuriously into one

When the first Welsh sheep farmers immigrated to New Zealand they also took with them their trusty Welsh cakes and before long the traditional, sugary bites were renamed Kiwi cakes instead. Thankfully plenty of them still remain – sheep farmers and cakes – so that any weary camper who stay at Hillside Farm today has one happy guarantee: rain or shine, there’ll always be cake at the end of it.

Widen your hungry human instincts beyond their honesty shop and there’s plenty more to be pleased about at Hillside Farm. The views, as the name suggests, are stunning; the welcoming Taylor family, who’ve farmed the area since 1840, are hardly short of local knowledge; and the sights and sounds of agricultural life, from lambs in spring to cattle in summer, give a buzzing backdrop of rural activity.

Central to it all, of course, is the accommodation itself. Safari tents are situated just beyond the family farmhouse. Inside the canvas lodges, there’s a sort of Country Living feel to it all. The open kitchen and dining area has two separate bedrooms feature a double bed in the first and a twin with two full-size single beds in the second. For an extra bit of fun the amazing ‘cupboard bed’ does exactly what it says on the tin – think of opening up a pair of curtains to reveal a cosy, bedded cocoon inside – and has the only downside of inevitable bickering over just who gets to enjoy it.

When you’ve stuffed yourself (and your pockets) with Welsh cakes and homemade produce from the shop, Ellen and Andrew will happily guide you to Rhossili Bay. It’s an easy 5-minute drive to the famous beach – a top spot for surfers and a regular front-runner in the papers’ Top Beaches in Europe articles – or trace your way along the Gower’s excellent coastal path to find quieter, hidden coves.

Details

Facilities

All Our Tented lodges  have Infa Red Heating panels in the Double room , Twin room, Bathroom and Lounge area, making it warm and cosy on colder evenings.
We have an honesty shop which sells basic store cupboard goods, Milk, bread and meat can be ordered before your arrival.

Suitable For

Kids, families, well-behaved dogs on leads (max 2 per tent) – yes. Campervans, caravans, tents – no.

Nearby

It's a 5-minute drive to Rhossili Bay, voted the best UK beach and third best in Europe in 2014, so worth visiting! It's a big one with surfers too and there are plenty of rental stores along the sea front if you don't have your own board or are looking for lessons. Rhossili Down, within the AONB, is riddled with footpaths, though growing more renowned in recent years for it's excellent mountain biking. For something of a slower pace delve back in time at the local Parkmill Heritage Centre (01792 371206) interesting and informative but also with plenty to keep little ones busy.
Plenty of walks around the coast, all well signposted.

Food & Drink

Breakfast hampers are available from the campsite at an extra charge order before arrival. There are plenty of pubs nearby too. The Kings Head Inn (01792 386212), is the closest, just over a mile away, and though its primary business now seems to be accommodation it doesn't fall down on the local boozer front. There's a host of real ales and an excellent atmosphere beneath its low, exposed timbers.
THe Brittania inn at Llanmadoc has a nice quaint feel, menu is very good but you do need to book (01792 386624).
gg's gelato parlour is a must for any icecream lover. all gelato is made on site, there is always an array of flavours available.

Opening Times

Start of April–end October.

The Owner Says

The Tented Lodges are sited in a 4 acre field, there is plenty of space between each lodge. Our Tented lodges all contain a Double bedroom, Twin bedroom and a cosy cupboard bed,the lodge is big enough for 6 people, and cosy for 2 . All the Tented lodges have a bathroom with large shower enclosure, basin and flush toilet.
The large open plan family living area has a kitchen with full size electric stove, Fridge/freezer,sink,saucepans, frying pan, bowls, cooking utensils, oven dishes and tray, cutlery, crockery, tea pot, Cafetiere, Glass ware, bbq utensils and plastic glasses for around the hot tub.
The dinning table is large enough for 6 to sit comfortably.
The sitting area has a large  comfy sofas and coffee table. Plenty of room for everyone.
 The bedrooms,bathroom and lounge have the benefit of  Infa red heating pads for cooler evenings.
Outside each tented lodge is a covered decking area with plenty of comfortable seating for you to sit,relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. on the decking to the side of your lodge, is a private covered hot tub, available for your use at an additional cost.
On the grassed area next to your hot tub, is your firepit/bbq, picnic bench and additional seating. No matter where you choose to sit you will always be able to see your younger family members playing in the large field with the new friends they have made.
Our tented lodges are within walking distance of the local pub, 5 minute car ride to the renowned Rhossili bay.
Porteynon , Oxwich and Threecliffs bays are within 15 minutes drive.

You can book surfing Lessons at PJ's Surf shop.  James runs the WFS surf school. you can also hire surfboards and wet suits at PJ's based in LLangennith.
There are lots of walks from our farm gate, the animals roam free on the commons so I am sure you will see plenty of cattle, horses and sheep grazing on the hills and grass verges.
If you decide to walk on to Worm's Head, you may see the Seal and pups basking in the sun, and if your very lucky you might catch a glimpse of a dolphin further out in the sea.
If you walk out to Burry Holmes there are often Star fish in the rock pools.

Location

Contact Hillside Glamping Holidays, Hillside Glamping Holidays, Hillside, Upper Hardingsdown, Llangennith SA3 1JR

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