This is a site that is hard to review as all the good points about this site have been already said and I cannot think of any bad points. This is one of those great little 5 van sites set in lovely countryside but still close to the town of cardigan and local beaches. The site fees are fair, the owners friendly, pets made welcome, holiday cottages and glamping on site, we have only stopped for 5 nights but intend to return for a longer stay.
I found the owners of this site extremely friendly and helpful. There is a very relaxed atmosphere on the site which led to a very enjoyable stay.
I would endorse whole heartedly what the other reviewers have said and there is not much to add. The local knowledge of the site owner was very useful to us during our stay.
I believe the acid test to a camp site is would you return. The answer is we can not wait until we can visit again. I have been camping and caravanning for ten years and this site ranks in the top five of certificated sites that we have stayed on.
I would strongly recommend this site just hope that it does not get too popular as want to be able to go back.
We booked our motorhome onto this site for three nights in July and stayed for 10! In fact we had to drag ourselves away because we didn't want to leave! We were holidaying with our 11 year old grandson and were all equally as happy here.
The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful: nothing was too much trouble for them. The facilities offered are amazing. There is a toilet/shower/laundry room which is kept very clean. Showers are free and laundry extremely inexpensive.
The pitches are mainly level and well spaced, giving privacy and quiet. There is a shop which stocks all kinds of treasures and basic camping supplies.
Jane will cook your meals and deliver them to your unit and even offers a washing and ironing service! There are swings etc, space and above all tolerance for children and pets.
Also excellent dog walking. There are clothes airers scattered near each pitch for drying washing.
The area is beautiful. We found plenty to do for all ages and will return to do the things we missed due to running out of time.
A classic Certificated site. There are hardstanding flat bits for caravans and their awnings and the rest is for tents. The owner has set up hook-ups for electric all around the paddock. We don't do hook-up, so I don't know how much extra it cost. There was lighting in the lower part of the field, but not in the tent zone, so we were able to watch the meteor shower without trouble.
The grounds were immaculate. The owner was out on his ride-on mower every day.
The toilet facilities were clean and the shower usually nice and hot, (except when the pilot light went off.) The laundry was exceptional - the best I've ever found on a campsite. However, the dishwash was poor. Cold water only, very chipped old belfast sink, and no draining area. I did it with a kettle and my own bowl, back at the tent.
There is only one lavatory and it is in the same shed as the shower and laundry. Virtually everyone on site during our visit had brought a portable loo, including us, but we didn't set it up until the day after we arrived, and I had a very uncomfortable time in the morning when it got blocked overnight and the owner had to be found to clear it out.
For children there was a swing, a permanently sited swingball, and horses and cows to look at. Also free range chickens and ducks, which had long ago sussed out that people eating breakfast often have crumbs.
Dogs were very welcome on site, and lots of people had them, but only Lucy, the owner's own dog, was ever off the lead. There was a dog walk zone available, and the only nasty things I found in the grass were left by the chickens!
The site is about a mile from Cardigan/Aberteifi, which is simply the nicest market town I've found for a long time. Despite the presence of Co-op, Tesco and Aldi, it's got a full range of thriving local shops, a cinema-arts centre which was showing Toy Story 3 in 3D while we were there, and an inordinately large number of pubs, most of which were proper locals rather than beer-palaces. We ate at the Grosvenor by the river a couple of times, which was good-value and very pleasant surroundings.
There are some excellent beaches within a few miles, we had no trouble parking, and were impressed with the cheap cost of parking compared with Cornwall and Devon. Mwnt, Tresaith (Aberporth) and Poppit Sands were the pick of the them. Mwnt had a seal who seemed to like body boarding as much as the children did. It also had four times as many Cornish choughs as we've ever seen in Cornwall. Tresaith has a waterfall straight onto the beach, and a splendid pub. It also has lifeguards, loos and one of those handy showers for cleaning sand off children before letting them back into the car. And a beach sundries shop which charged rip-off prices. This stood out, because by and large tourist hot-spot inflated prices were very rare in this whole area. Poppit Sands had lots of sand and dunes, rather than rockpools, and was lifeguarded.
Most beaches have a 'dogs allowed only on one side of the beach' rule, usually the right hand end. However, this doesn't seem to be policed, and I wouldn't recommend leaving a beach barbecue unattended, your sausage could well vanish mysteriously.
Other good local attractions include - West Wales Nature Reserve (£3 parking, otherwise free), Cilgerran Castle (Cadw/National Trust/English Heritage members free), Castell Henlys Hill Fort, a few miles down the Fishguard road, about a tenner for a family. We went up to Newquay/Ceinywydd, which was not remotely like the Newquay in Cornwall, but spookily like Lyme Regis in Dorset, and were treated to a display of dolphins in the harbour mouth - apparently not at all uncommon.
We were there for two weeks and did not run out of things to do, we will definitely return to the area.
Upsides- really friendly, helpful owner, fantastic laundry - no need to pack two weeks clothes, just wash while you're there - just £1 for a wash, and £1 for a dry. The owner had portable washing-lines so you could hang stuff out as well. Very peaceful rural location.
Downsides- tent area quite sloping, and in the wrong direction! The paddock is on an east facing slope, so you get cooked if the sky is clear in the morning, but get to watch the Highland cattle on the other side of the valley enjoy the last of the sunshine in the evenings. And there's no pub within walking distance, so someone has to stay sober. But there are good local taxis, quite cheap and a fast service, even on Saturday nights without having pre-booked.
If you want a proper old fashioned family camping holiday, then I highly recommend this site. But take a loo with you!
Set well off a B road, it occupies a totally peaceful location. Watch out for the entrance, whilst there is a “Treforgan Farm” sign there is not the usual CCC sign. If you miss it, turning your outfit round might be awkward.
Pitching area is a spacious, well sheltered, well mown irregular shape next to the farm house and set round a pond. Most of the pitches are gently sloping. A very nice picnic / barbecue spot has been constructed next to the pond.
The wc / shower (free) is in a small shed next to the entrance and near to the farmhouse. This is a simple affair but very acceptable. Please remember that this is a CS, so having a shower at all is a bonus.
I agree with AngieGL’s review below and confirm that Jeff, plus the farm and domestic animals are still there.
No local shops; get everything in Cardigan.
Poppit Sands, Mwnt (National Trust) and the beach at Aberporth are great places for the kids to paddle.
Treforgan Farm is placed a few minutes outside Cardigan so it is very handy for getting to the coast and Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. The couple who run it are extremely friendly and helpful and Jeff especially will (literally!) bend over backwards to provide you with anything or any help you need. The camping field is sloping in places but with good flat places for tents and caravans. They have a permanently parked caravan for you to hire, a ready-tent on decking or bring your own tent. There was EHU, swings and plenty of space. There is only 1 loo & shower and they are in the same building, so you had to hope someone wasn't desperate whilst having your shower! There are also laundry facilities & a small stock of camping supplies.
They have a field of Highland cows, ponies, hens, lots of cats and a friendly dog. There is a Tesco & Somerfield in Cardigan along with butchers, grocers etc. And an excellent farm shop on the main New Quay road. The wildlife centre is good and there are accompanied canoe trips from the same place. We liked Cardigan, St. Dogmaels, Poppit Sands, Mwnt Beach and the coastline generally.
We found quite a few nice pubs that served fresh good food at reasonable prices and enjoyed listening to Welsh being spoken everywhere. We found everyone we encountered to be very friendly and the whole area has a very laid-back feel about it, as does Treforgan Farm - ideal!
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