Birthday parties in bank holiday sunshine!

Birthday parties in bank holiday sunshine!

The sun is shining and we are looking forward to two birthday parties at Dewslake Farm Campsite this weekend. After a busy morning we now have a small village of bell tents all cosy and comfy with double beds, duvets and extra blankets to keep the chill off. Handmade wooden benches and fire pits in the village centre ready for birthday goers to gather, relax and enjoy the...
Glamp Rocks!

Glamp Rocks!

I don’t know about you, but most days I sit at twin screens. I have on average about twenty windows open. Vying for my attention are all manner of notifications (Come to a meeting! You’ve been tweeted! Come to Zumba! The snack machine is broken!)… Wouldn’t it be lovely to just turn it all off? Well, I fancied spending a bit of time off the grid. And  I think, with Cwtch Camp, I’ve found the perfect place to do it. Cwtch Camp is a secluded spot in the Pembrokeshire countryside, skipping distance from the Daugleddau Estuary. The camp comprises three acres of woodland, lightly peppered with timber cabins. And it’s peaceful. Dear god, is it peaceful. If you’re prepared to make the trek, you’ll be rewarded with a sumptuous helping of shire idyll. You’ll find serene woodland, isolated beaches, invigorating walks, traffic-free cycle routes… If such things don’t spark your hand drill, you might want to skip to the next article. Because going to Cwtch Camp is all about getting back to the country. A Cwtch – other than being the Welsh word for cuddle (aw!) – is the camp’s name for the timber cabin itself. At present, there are three onsite. The sparsely-populated site is one of the main draws, and you really wouldn’t want many more. These cosy pods are handcrafted using locally-milled, sustainably-sourced solid timber. According to site owner and manager, Beth Jones, “The cabins are not unlike timber-framed, Scandinavian cabins. Strength and durability are of the utmost importance. Each Cwtch measures 8 feet by 16 feet with plenty of head room, is secure with a...
Reasons to visit Pembrokeshire in the spring

Reasons to visit Pembrokeshire in the spring

DO YOU NEED ANY REASONS TO VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTY OF PEMBROKESHIRE IN THE SPRING?   THEN LET ME GIVE YOU JUST A FEW…. It is, in my opinion, THE BEST time of the year to visit as the beaches are beautifully quiet and you may even get them completely to yourself, the flowers and wildlife can be stunning and there’s not too many folk to queue behind at the bar! Earlier this month with my Surrey-based son and his partner staying for a long weekend, we headed to Marloes for a walk with Rio our aging Springer Spaniel and we had the entire beach to ourselves.  Marloes on the Southern edge of St Brides Bay is a great stretch of sand with some terrific rock formations almost making it feel like lots of little bays. It is the beach where Snow White and the Huntsman was filmed in 2011. It is worth checking the tide table though and planning your visit on a low tide because when the tide is in the beach all but disappears.  The National Trust carpark for the beach is about a half mile walk away. After our walk on the deserted beach we drove the short distance into Dale and enjoyed an excellent bar meal at The Griffin where they pride themselves on good-quality, locally-sourced food.   The fish I had was caught in the waters outside the pub window – it doesn’t get much more local than that!   We received a very hospitable welcome (despite being late lunchers!) and there was a welcoming log fire in both bars and that with a glass of...
Local amenities for food and drink

Local amenities for food and drink

Claws Fish Shop and The Farm House Bakery in Johnston. If you are planning on making the most of the Camp and having meals around the camp fire. Stock up at Claws for freshly caught fish and the Farm House Bakery for your essentials, local milk and freshly baked bread as well as local bacon, eggs and sausages. Johnston Business Park (SA62 3PL) is just a 20-30 cycle along the Brunel Cycle route from the Cwtch Camp. Haverfordwest Farmers Market is held every Friday in the centre of town on the riverside and again you can follow the Brunel cycle rout from Cwtch Camp into Haverfordwest. We can arrange food hampers so they are waiting for you on arrival. We use only local suppliers and producers and can put together a basic BBQ and breakfast hamper or something special freshly caught fish for the BBQ and champagne chilled in a ice bucket. On Wednesday and Friday evenings you can have stone baked pizza delivered to site from the Cookhouse, Llangwm – 01437 899880. If you are a large group (10 +) hiring the entire site, we can arrange on site catering. Outdoor pizza oven, Posh BBQ, vintage style afternoon tea or guided foraging walk with foraged meal. Here are a few links for local food suppliers. www.clawsshellfish.com www.gate2platefarmshop.co.uk www.nashfarmshop.co.uk www.wisebuys-wales.co.uk  ...
Festival Style Wedding Venue at Cwtch Camp or Dews Lake Farm

Festival Style Wedding Venue at Cwtch Camp or Dews Lake Farm

Open Day on Saturday April 19th 10am – 4pm. If you are curious to know what our new Campsite, Dews Lake Farm has to offer then come along to our Open Day on April 19th. Wedding Tipi will have their stunning giant tipis on show and we will have stands offering a selection of local produce for Festival Weddings. Dews Lake Farm, The Ridgeway, Lamphey SA71 5PB We have teamed up with Wedding Tipi to offer a unique wedding venue. Wedding Tipi provide bespoke Giant Kata Tipi’s for weddings, parties and events and combined with the secluded woodland setting at Cwtch Camp or the beautiful countryside views at Dews Lake Farm creates a fantastic and unique venue. Intimate wedding surrounded by beautiful woodland at Cwtch Camp maximum of 60 guests. Festival style wedding at Dews Lake Farm for parties up to 200 guests. Wedding Tipi can also supply a luxury camping village, so all your guests can stay and you can make a weekend of it! Call or email Beth 07525779454 or info@cwtchcamping.co.uk for more information on the sites. contact Anna at Wedding Tipi for all you need to know about these fantastic giant tipis, yurts and bell tent villages....