Maple Safari Lodge
- A beautifully-furnished and equipped safari lodge with two separate bedrooms
- The lodge's spacious veranda helps you enjoy the highest vantage point of the site
- One of 30 pitches on a 27-acre site with woodland, meadows and sociable spaces
The Owner Says
A stay in one of our boutique eco safari lodges will help you get close to nature and give you the treat of tranquility. The lodges are huge (six metres by nine metres - and three metres high) and can sleep up to six people. They are floor boarded throughout and elevated on timber platform with a veranda. They include full self-catering facilities with running water and are thoughtfully designed throughout.
All of our lodges feature two bedrooms (king size and twin beds) with beds made up with luxury feather bedding, hotel quality linen, and Welsh made wool blankets. There is an open plan lounge with two stylish sofas which convert to single beds as well as a large wicker storage basket/table with a selection of games. Interior lighting is high-quality LED lanterns hung from a handcrafted lamp stand.
The tent also has a kitchen and dining area with furniture that has been designed and made on-site by our resident artisan Glen. The kitchen has a two-burner stove, sink with running cold water, and all the pots, pans and utensils you’ll need, plus a selection of essential provisions and a large cool box (ice bricks provided).
Outside, there’s a BBQ/fire pit area, with comfortable campaign chairs. Hurricane oil lamps for a lovely outdoor light ambiance, and solar fairy lights over the veranda.
A welcome hamper and basket of firewood are provided for your arrival.
The meadow has a toilet and shower units, located between two lodges, with hot showers and compost toilets, to compliment the flush toilet and shower block in the courtyard.
The price of the pitch includes four guests and one car parking space. Extra adults are charged at £25 (PP/PN/), children at £15 (PP/PN), dogs at £5 PN (max two per pitch). You can also pay for an extra car parking space at £5 per night
EXTRAS TO BRING - We have included everything you'll need for your stay, except your clothes, towels and toiletries.
Features & FacilitiesA stand out feature is the 1950s Dutch Barn communal area, a large covered space with picnic benches, phone charging, lighting, games and hammocks. There is freezer for ice bricks and a microwave for baby food.
ActivitiesThe campsite sometimes lays on special events, like guided wildlife walks, through the adjoining 325-acre Ffynone Wood and maps are also provided on your arrival with local routes, including Soo’s Secret Waterfall Trail. The site is directly traversed by a bridleway that leads immediately into the woods. Further afield, nearby attractions include fantastic Cardigan Castle (01239 615131), opened to the public in April 2015 after a massive 12 year restoration project, and The Welsh Wildlife Centre, in the Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve. There's also very easy access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the Preseli Hills and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with a particular highlight being the Teifi gorge, fabulous for kayaking and canoeing.
Food & DrinkTop of the Woods offers guests hot farmhouse breakfasts at weekends and hosted dinners evenings, all prepared with high quality local produce. They also host pop up restaurants such as wood fired pizzas during school holidays. A mobile fishmonger also visits twice weekly, selling the freshest Welsh seafood. Pub-wise there are two locals. The Nags Head (01239 841200) at Abercych offers seasonal menus, all cooked in house by their chef using the best Welsh ingredients. The Fynnone Arms in Newchapel (01239 841800) does excellent Sunday lunches and specialises in dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan menu options.
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