Experience a fresh, certified organic break on a working West Wales farm that's the perfect natural escape from frantic everyday life.
Picturesque Henfryn Farm is a car-free Greener Camping Club site and very recently awarded Sustainable Tourism Business of the Year in the Carmarthernshire Tourism Awards. This is the ideal place to get back to nature and connect with your loved ones in an organic green paradise, full of charming scenery and the gentle sound of leaves rustling on trees.
Relax as you take in soothing views down to the river from your vantage point on the edge of the Carmarthenshire Ceridigion border, close to the invigorating West Wales Coastal Path and Preseli Mountains.
Wave to the friendly cows, geese, sheep and chickens as you explore the farm site...and perhaps collect yourselves some fresh eggs at breakfast time!
Choose your accommodation from three spacious 5-metre off-grid bell tents, each sleeping up to 4 people, with one larger 6-metre tent which can sleep 6. Pitch your own tent if you prefer, or for natural romantics, how about a cosy stay in the brand-new Shepherd's Hut for two?
The bell tents are privately spaced in luxuriant wildlife-attracting hay meadows, with one tent overlooking the river. Each contain plenty of homely comforts, with soft bedding and a wood-burning stove...not to mention a camp-fire pitch, so don't forget to fine-tune your singing voice!
Furnished with a double bed and a double futon (with an extra pair of single futons in the larger tent), you'll find your bell tent fully equipped with all you need to enjoy an indulgent holiday in the great outdoors, with a supply of fresh towels, solar lighting and cooking equipment all provided. High-quality communal facilities include composting toilets, showers and a washing-up sink, with space to charge mobile phones, a washing machine, kettle and fridge freezer in the nearby barn.
Why not treat yourselves to a barbecue on your first evening, with local bacon, sausages and beef all available to buy on the farm?
The Shepherd's Hut, secluded in the tranquil hay meadow and sheltered under whispering trees, is perfect for snuggling up against the elements, with its king sized bed and cosy seating area. The luxury kitchenette includes a wood-fired rayburn with oven and hot plate, and you'll find plenty of solar power inside for the fridge and power socket - handy for mobile phone charging.
Enjoy countless sunsets from the comfort of your private deck, with a fire-pit close by for that all-important marshmallow toasting. Communal facilities are shared with the bell tents nearby.
If you'd prefer to stay in your own tent, you'll find your private pitch well-equipped with its own fire-pit and picnic bench, with shared use of the communal facilities.
By day, why not get out exploring, with an array of beautiful gardens near the site, along with plenty of unspoilt beaches and cultural hotspots including local museums? Further afield, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion attractions are aplenty, or you can take a day trip to the bracing island of Skomer.
To add a certain touch of style to your trip, you can even arrange to hire the owners' classic 2CV for the day, along with a delicious hamper of goodies. Simply roll back the roof and trundle along the lush Teifi Valley to find the perfect picnic spot.
So come and have fun on Henfryn Farm, so full of natural goodness that you'll find it very hard indeed to leave!
Things to note
This is an off-grid experience, so there is limited mobile signal and no electricity inside the tents. Bell Tents are located down a steep path from the Farm Yard, where cars are not permitted, however wheelbarrows are provided to take belongings to/from your car - or a tractor should you have many things. The site is part of the Greener Camping Club and all guests must purchase prior annual membership of just £10 before their stay. Bookings are not accepted from those under 18, no hen or stag parties accepted, or group single sex bookings of more than 2 people, minimum stay 2 nights except school summer holidays which is 7 nights, dogs are permitted upon prior arrangement at a cost of £10 per dog per stay. Shepherd's Hut is open year-round.
Tried and tested
"The bell tent was
perfect, we've never 'glamped' before but if it is like this then we'll
certainly do it again. The tent felt spacious but cosy, we felt we had to use
the woodburner even though it wasn't really necessary in June. We had all the
cooking facilities we needed for meals overlooking the river. We had a lovely time and really hope to return soon."
"We arrived at a traditional looking farm, chickens pecking around, cattle having a nose at us new arrivals over the top of the fence and sheep grazing in the fields. They provide wheelbarrows to carry your luggage down, though we didn't use them as we were just staying one night, last weekend of the season. We had mentioned we were bringing my 5 year old son, and they fixed up a fire guard around the wood stove, which soon gets the place warm. The tent itself is positioned under the trees, you could hear the wind through the leaves, lulling you to sleep, very peaceful no near neighbours only the wildlife. Good selection of pans, wine glasses, glasses, cups, cutlery, very tasty hot chocolate too. The double bed was very comfy and snuggled under the blankets. Plenty of room, though there is a sofa bed too. Thoroughly recommend here, organic farm that produces eggs, beef and lamb when available. Looking forward to next year. Oh, and lovely hot showers too."
"What a fantastic week,
just what the doctor ordered. We stayed in the river view tent which I would
highly recommend. Myself, the wife, our two teenage daughters and the two dogs
had ample room to just sit and unwind. The owners were lovely, giving us a warm welcome and catered to our needs
throughout the week. They leave you to enjoy your private and secluded getaway
yet their front door is always open should you need it. Our gas canister ran
out and within 5 mins it was changed. I cannot recommend this break enough. No phones (teenagers got over this within
24 hrs), electronics, makeup etc - was liberating. All necessities are
provided, including towels. Will definitely be returning."
Region: Llandysul, Carmarthenshire
Cost (from): £135 (2 nights)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 353
Bell Tents sleep between 4-6. Double bed, double futon, extra sing futons available, bedding & towels provided, solar lighting, pots, pans, crockery, glasses, one log basket provided.
Shepherd's Hut sleeps 2, king-size bed, seating area, kitchenette, wood-fired rayburn, hot plate, fridge, socket, solar lighting.
Communal composting toilets & showers nearby. A fridge/freezer, washing machine, kettle, charging docks are available in the Farm Yard.
Beaches, cycling, horse riding, walking paths, cycling, wildlife, birdwatching, kayaking, surfing, castles, restaurants, galleries.
At a glance
- Off-grid camping and glamping on a working farm in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, comprising four bell tents that sleep up to 4 people (with one sleeping up to 6), tent pitches and a cosy Shepherd's Hut for two.
- Henfryn Farm is a Greener Camping Club members-only site, with membership included in your stay.
- Easily accessible by road, though the site itself is car-free. Park in the designated area, with handy wheelbarrows provided for the short walk to your accommodation.
- Bedding, towels, lighting and cooking equipment are provided. Communal washing and composting toilet facilities are available on site, with wood and charcoal available to purchase.
- Close to local beaches and attractions, with the owners' 2CV also available to hire for days out.