Top of the Woods
Warmth, wildlife and a friendly sense of community await, at an eco award-winning Pembrokeshire camp-and-glamp site.
There's a lot of heart to be found at Top of the Woods - an impossibly soothing, enduringly soulful camp-and-glamp site located by the Pembrokeshire National Park.
Friendly owners Soo and Jon fell in love with this beautiful mix of wildlife-steeped meadow and woodland as soon as they saw it. So they got straight to work on creating a magical space filled with eco-friendly accommodation, relaxation, and reconnection - both with nature and each-other!
The ideal escape from hectic everyday life, Top of the Woods is the proud winner of a Green Key environmental tourism award, as well as being recommended by The Times as one of Britain's "coolest places to stay".
Find out why, by choosing from four types of eco-luxe accommodation, each one packed with thoughtful attention to detail, and spaced across 27 acres of gorgeously green space.
The 6.3m Nature Domes each sleep up to four guests, with sustainable wooden flooring, contemporary furniture, and wildflower meadow-framed views of the National Park built right in!
The Eco Boutique Safari Lodges are ideal for families, each sleeping up to six guests amongst plenty of designer space. Relax on your veranda as you listen to the morning birdsong with that first coffee of the day - bliss.
Meanwhile, if you prefer to unleash that inner frontier spirit of yours, the Pioneer Camps sleep up to four guests in two bedrooms, while the Meadow Camping pitches are set amongst four acres of wildflower meadow (you can even hire a pre-pitched bell tent if you don't fancy struggling with your own!)
Top of the Woods' philosophy is all about celebrating life in all its simplest, natural, and most pleasurable forms - so if you're just looking for somewhere to watch TV, or plug in your hair straighteners, this may not be the place for you.
Yet that doesn't mean you'll be short on luxuries, as everything you'll need is provided...from kitchen supplies, downy bedding, and Welsh woollen blankets, to solar fairy lights and firewood. Generous facilities are provided too, including luxurious ‘wet room' showers with skylight roofs.
To get your day off to the very best of starts, why not head over to the Dutch Barn - otherwise known as the bustling camp hub - and make new friends over a delicious locally-sourced breakfast? (You can charge any devices here too, if you really need to!)
Since a holiday is all about that lovely feeling of being looked after, you can even organise a ‘Drive Time Stew', complete with fresh bread and jacket potatoes, all ready for when you check in.
There's plenty to do during the day, from meeting the friendly resident animals (Soo and Jon's loveable dog Dylan takes a morning walk each day and is very happy for you to join him!), curling up with a book in the ‘Hide and Seek' willow garden, following the Secret Waterfall Trail, or even learning a new skill such as bushcraft.
All that's left to do is gather around the crackling Courtyard Communal Firepit by evening, and share your holiday stories as you toast marshmallows under the stars.
Finally, it's time to breathe out, slow down and revel in the natural life - something we all deserve every now and again!
Things to note
Two-night minimum stay. Dogs and extra cars are charged at a small additional fee. WiFi is free with limited use. The site is mostly electricity-free (leave your hairdryer at home!) with device charging points available in the Dutch Barn. Enjoy a woodfired pizza every Thursday evening during the summer holidays. Weekend packages are available, including an evening meal, breakfasts and firewood. Disposable barbecues are not permitted.
Tried and tested
"We arrived home today from a short break at Top of the Woods and I can honestly say that it has been an amazing experience. The 4 of us stayed in one of the bell tents and it was incredibly comfortable and roomier than I'd imagined. The owners were so welcoming and incredibly helpful and the site has everything a happy camper (or glamper) could possibly need. Facilities were always clean and tidy. It is a very family friendly place and there are stunning views and walks. I would definitely recommend Top of the Woods."
Region: Boncath, Pembrokeshire
Cost (from): £75 per night (Pioneer camps)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1186
FacilitiesNature Domes: 6.3m (sleeps 2-4 guests). 1 kingsize bed, 2 singles. Bedding. Furnished living space. Wood burning stove. Covered galley kitchen with two-ring gas hob, cool box, BBQ and firepit. Picnic bench. Skateboard bench.
Eco Boutique Safari Lodges: 6 x 9m and 3m high (sleeps up to 6 guests). 2 bedroom compartment with 1 kingsize, 2 singles, 2 sofa beds in living space. Bedding. Handmade kitchen and dining area with running water. Furnished living space. Veranda with BBQ and firepit area. Skateboard benches. Welcome gift basket and firewood.
Pioneer Camps: 9 Pioneer camps set across 5.5 acres. 2-bedroom Lodge (sleeps up to 4 guests). Furnished living space. Outdoor covered camp kitchen. Open camp fire area with Dutch oven, tripod and skateboard benches. Additional toilets and drinking water points.
Meadow Camping Pitches: across 4 acres of space (max 6 guests per pitch). Bell tent hire. Access to communal facilities.
Communal family-friendly toilets and showers, selection of compost loos. Communal dining area with electric charging points. Communal gardens.
Walking, cycling, horse riding, watersports, boat trips, pubs, wildlife watching, on-site games, bushcraft, yoga, National Park, castles, beaches
At a glance
- An eco-friendly camping and glamping site with a selection of luxury accommodation for couples, families and friends, set amongst 27 acres of meadow and woodland close to the Pembrokeshire National Park.
- Choose from luxury domes for 2-4 guests, safari lodges for up to 6, a Pioneer camp that's ideal for families, or pitch your own tent (or hire a pre-pitched bell tent if you prefer!)
- This is a car-free site, with parking areas in a separate field. Wheelbarrows are provided to transport your luggage.
- Furniture, bedding, firewood and kitchen essentials are provided for your stay. Please note there is no electricity inside your accommodation.
- Communal facilities include the Dutch Barn (where you can head for a tasty breakfast!), plenty of toilets and showers, a garden area and an evening campfire. Bring your marshmallows!
- There is plenty to do on site, from wandering the 2.5 hour Secret Waterfall Trail, meeting the resident pigs, cats and chickens, or learning skills including bushcraft and yoga. The nearest shops and pubs are a 15-minute walk from the site, in nearby Boncath village.