One Cat Farm

UK Wales Ceredigion

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A cosy, eco-friendly glamping site, three miles from the beaches of Cardigan Bay

There’s something utterly charming about Ceredigion's One Cat Farm. Hidden down a narrow lane, this year-round, eco-glamping spot comprises just four unique 'camping dens' set amidst a three acre meadow, all set within an enchanting wooded valley. 

Hosts Jessie and Lyndon are hospitality personified. Tea, coffee, freshly-baked bread, and the warmest of welcomes await guests on arrival. After parking up, grabbing a wheelbarrow and trundling down through the lush field, guests can't fail to be wowed by their new home. These tiny-timbered-tent-cabins blend effortlessly into the surroundings with their timber cladding and turf roofs. Inside, the simple yet inviting decor has a distinctly Nordic feel, with plywood walls, furniture and super comfy beds with crisp, hotel linen and sprung mattresses. 

These all-weather alternatives to the traditional camping holiday come insulated, double-glazed and with full electricity. Outside all the camping neccesities are provided – picnic tables, hammocks and campfire pits for cooking. There’s also an exceptionally well-equipped communal kitchen area (just a 30 second walk away) housed in the former pig shed, complete with hot water, 4-ring gas hobs, and a huge fridge. Basic essentials are provided along with cook books to inspire you. And if you forgot your dinner (or want to treat yourself) there is a small shop selling some nibbles to tuck into a picnic.

On rainy days, the pig shed really comes into its own, serving as a central hub for guests. A huge dining table encourages more sociable guests to get to know one another over dinner, while the sofa and wood burner provide a cosy cwtch to snuggle up with a book. 

Facilities-wise, there's a pair of proper flushing loss and twin showers, plus two private wood-fired outdoor bathtubs. Stargazing doesn't get much better than this as you soak away in the steaming tub spotting constellations in the pristine night sky.  

It’s the setting, however, that really sets this place apart. Sheep, cattle and horses dot the surrounding countryside, while the campsite itself is home to a pair of ponds, with dragonflies zipping overhead and fish shimmering beneath the surface. Red kites are never far away too and are regularly seen circling over the site.There are two excellent nature reserves within a half hour drive, while Cardigan Bay, three miles away, is one of the best places in the world to see dolphins. It’s not a bad spot for simply lounging on the beach either.

Details

Facilities

Dens are highly insulated, with a turf roof and double-glazed windows, plus electric lighting, heating and sockets. There is a double bed and 2 singles – bedding provided for the former and just a duvet required for the singles (though they too can be hired for £10 each). Another camp bed can also be added for a third child if needed. Outside there is a picnic table, firepit, cooking tripod, hammock and canopy. The communal shed houses an excellent kitchen with sinks, hot water, gas hobs, a large fridge, all the cooking utensils you should need, a dining table for up to 20 people and a lounge area with a sofa and wood burner. There's also a small shop where you can buy simple meals and treats. Next door are 2 flushing loos and 2 shower rooms. There are also 2 wood-fired outdoor bathtubs for guests to use. Small tents are permitted as over-spill accommodation for larger families.

Suitable For

Glamping only. No tents, caravans or campervans. Groups and friendly well behaved dogs are welcome.

Nearby

Follow footpaths from the doorstep and you can go the full 3 miles down to the coast (and also the town of Aberaeron – boasting brightly painted houses, a pretty harbour and excellent honey ice-cream). You can also walk the 2 miles to Llanerchaeron (01545 570200) – a Grade I listed Georgian villa on the banks of the River Aeron. It's a pleasant route that takes you through the local woodlands. The estate has a farm, walled gardens, lake, café and acres of woodland and pasture to explore, as well as the manor house itself. Nearby New Quay is another essential stop. Visitors can embark on dolphin watching excursions from its lovely harbour. It was also once home to Dylan Thomas and reportedly served as the inspiration for his seminal Under Milk Wood. Further afield, Aberystwyth Castle (01970 612188), Cardigan Castle (01239 615131) and Cilgerran Castle (01239 621339) are all within driving distance.

Food & Drink

The Harbourmaster Hotel (01545 570755) in Aberaeron (3 miles) is renowned for its excellent locally-sourced food and there is also Manuka restaurant (01545 570033), an old fashioned place with an old fashioned menu but very well executed. There's also a fishmonger, good butcher, health food shop, deli and small supermarket, while, in the village Blaencamel Far organic farm shop (01570 470529) sells vegetables grown on site.

Opening Times

All year.

The Owner Says

A tiny, year-round eco-glamping site, 3 miles from the beaches of Cardigan Bay in Wales. 4 unique, dry and snuggly camping dens (think tiny cabins or pods) will keep you warm (or cool!) whatever the weather. Enjoy the simple pleasures of a holiday spent outdoors with camp-fires, hammocks, outdoor cooking & starry nights…..

Accommodation

4 wooden glamping 'dens'.

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Location

Contact One Cat Farm, Bronfre Fach, Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA48 7PT

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Getting There

From Aberaeron: Take the A482 towards Lampeter for approx. 3 miles until you come to a crossroads. Signposted left is Llanerchaeron National Trust Property (brown sign) turn right here up a steep hill and continue until you come to a sharp right bend with a post box and a house called Parc Mawr. Turn left here. The campsite is the second property on the right a few hundred yards along. If you reach a house on the left then you have gone too far.

From Lampeter: Take the A482 towards Aberaeron, after passing through the village of Ciliau Aeron (approx. 8 miles) continue for quarter of a mile until you reach a crossroads and a brown sign for LLanerchaeron National Trust Property to the right. Turn left here up a steep hill and continue until you come to a sharp right bend with a post box and a house called Parc Mawr. Then follow as above.

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