Derwen Bell Tent
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- A five-metre bell tent on its own deck with wood-burning stove and beds (bedding provided)
- Organic produce from the farm available to cook on your campfire or private camp kitchen
- The most popular of four bell tents on this site
The Owner Says
Right next to the river, Derwen is in a stunning location. Sit quietly enough and this is the spot from which to catch a glimpse of the otters and other river wildlife while you relax on the deck with a glass of wine. Because of its proximity to the river, this tent may not be suitable for toddlers or young children.
A double bed and a double futon sleep 4 in comfort. Our tents are equipped with bedding and towels, solar lights and lanterns (although a torch is always handy) On chilly nights you can light the wood burner to keep warm. Our tents are raised up off the ground on a wooden deck, and a well-appointed private camp kitchen is a few yards away, with a gas hob, crockery and all basic kitchen utensils, cool box and table and chairs. There is a fire pit too, along with the all-important BBQ grill for outdoor cooking.
There are 2 compost loos, 2 showers and 2 washing up sinks near the tents. There is a flushing loo, fridge, freezer, microwave, phone charging point, kettle and WiFi near the parking area.
Please note that cars are not permited down the track near the tents, but we can provide wheelbarrows for you to ferry your personal items up and down.
Included in the price are:
- Initial supply of wood for stove (extra can be purchased)
- 1 double bed and 1 double futon bed
- Fire pit/ BBQ area
- Solar lights and paraffin lamps
- Crockery, cutlery, pans etc
- Greener Camping Club Membership
Features & Facilities
No cars are allowed next to the tents and they are situated down a steep track from the parking area, but wheelbarrows are provided for carrying your things. Each bell/safari tent has a cool box, crockery, cutlery, pans, private outdoor kitchen shelter, fire pit/BBQ and a wood-burning stove. There are 2 shared compost loos, showers and washing up points near the tents. In the communal barn in the yard there is a fridge, freezer, kettle, microwave, washing machine and space to charge mobile phones. Bedding and bath towels are provided in the bell tents, safari tent and shepherd's hut. There is an initial bag of logs provided with each glamping booking, more can be purchased. Paddle in the river, walk the farm, collect eggs, see otters (maybe!) and meet the pair of very friendly farm dogs.
When you’ve had enough of the farm’s peace and tranquillity or just need remind yourself that there is more to West Wales than Henfryn there is plenty to do nearby. The Ceredigion coast is a short drive away with lots of stunning beaches as well as the coastal path. Mountain biking, horse riding, walking and boat trips can all be arranged a short distance from the farm. There are plenty of canoe, kayak or sailing options nearby too. Out and about there are the market towns of Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Lampeter and Cardigan as well as attractions such as the National Botanic Gardens of Wales (01558 667149), The National Wool Museum (029 2057 3070), Cilgerran Wildlife Centre (01239 621212) and the Gwili Steam Railway (01267 238213) to name a few.
Food & DrinkLocally-produced sausages and bacon, eggs from the farm, steaks and mince and sometimes burgers from the farm's own cattle are all available on site. And the best bit? The farm's own home-made cider available! Its around a 10-minute drive to the particularly recommended Daffodil (01559 370343) in Penrwillan and The Belle (01570 480495) at Llanlwnii, both of which are well worth the drive, also the traditional Nags Head pub in Abercych (01239 841200). If you are a pizza fan we recommend a trip to Pizza Tipi (01239 612259) in Cardigan. There is a small shop in the village and a CK's supermarket 5 minutes’ drive away for gathering some camp-cooking goods.
The postcode SA44 5BB brings you right down the campsite lane but then stops at their neighbours, keep driving and you will come into the yard. When coming from the West you will come into Pentrecwrt on the A486, as you drop down into the village you take the first left on the B4335. You will come past the Black Horse pub on your right and then a little further, the Plas Parka Pub. Turn 2nd left just after the pub, this is a single track lane tucked in between a hedge and a white house, not the bigger road which is 1st after the pub. If coming from other directions you will likely join the A486 at Llandysul, follow the signs to Pentrecwrt and take the first right onto the B4335 and follow the directions as above.
The nearest trains are at Carmarthen station and from there a taxi to the farm takes about 30 minutes. Limited bus transport.