Cosy Shepherd's Hut in Pembrokeshire
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Wood burning stove to keep you toasty whatever the weather
- Up-cycled horsebox next door, housing an off-grid bathroom
- Located in a peaceful, beautiful area of the farm set aside for wildlife
Features & FacilitiesThe shepherd's hut has a built in double bed, wood-burning stove and fitted kitchen area, complete with a beautiful copper sink. All bedding, towels and throws are provided, along with essential cooking utensils, crockery, pots, pans and paraphanalia. There's a gas stove, a BBQ, a cool box, French toaster, LED lighting, charging points for phones and, outside, a firepit for your campfire. There is also a space to pitch an extra tent if you're bring your children or friends along. Next to the hut is a converted horsebox with a sink, loo and hot, gas-powered shower inside. The floating home has a king-sized double bedroom and a living space with a fold-out sofa bed, plus a bathroom with a gas-powered shower, basin and toilet. Water views are, of course, on all sides. The wood-panelled living space has an excellent kitchen, dining and seating space, with a gas stove, cool box, wood-burner and all the kitchenwares and utensils you need. There's an outside decking area with seating and a BBQ. Swimming in the lake is not only allowed but very much encouraged.
ActivitiesDragonfly Camping is within walking distance of the Cleddau Estuary. The ancient woodlands that overhand the edges of the creeks are a treat for family walks – there’s a short, spell-binding trail through Lawrenny Woods, starting at the boatyard on the Quay. Holly and Rowan trees grow beneath the canopy and there’s wood rush, heather and bilberry carpeting the ground. Little Milford Woods, meanwhile, is owned by The National Trust and borders the village of Hook. For an interesting walk, go down to the bottom of Pill Road and take the old miners' drove road over to Lower Quay Road. You can access the waterside here if you are fit and have good boots. Dragonfly Camping is also within 15 minute's drive of several blue flag beaches and the historic towns of Tenby and Pembroke (each with a castle). Manorbier Castle (01834 871394) is also worth a visit – a well-preserved 12th century gatehouse where life-size wax figures in costume are dotted about the place. From the turret windows you get great views down to Manorbier’s surfer friendly beach. For families, Manor House Wildlife Park (01646 651201) is decent – kids love getting up close and personal with the Lemurs, Wallaby's and Meerkats; youngsters are also invited to help feed the goats and sheep.
Food & DrinkStrike out on foot for a pint at Cresswell Quay (01646 651210) or a short drive will take you to the Lawrenny Arms (01646 651367) or Lawrenny's Quayside Tearooms (01646 651574) for locally sourced food. Further afield, the award winning Café Môr (07422 535345), a seafood shack based at Freshwater West beach, is well worth a stop or head into Tenby for a wide variety of good restaurants and pubs.
From the A40 take the A4075 towards Cresselly. At the top of the hill turn, right onto Millway lane. At the bottom of this lane, turn right and go over a little stone bridge, carrying straight on at the next bend and following the sign for 'Chris Buzzard Bushcraft'. Pass the Bushcraft site on the left and keep going until you see a Greener Camping Club sign on the left hand side. Go down the farm track, through a gate and turn right, passing a small quarry on your left. You'll see the shepherd's hut in the meadow on the right before you come to the end of the track. If you're coming from the other direction on the A477, you turn right at the Carew roundabout onto the A4075 and then left towards Whitehill – this will bring you passed the Cresswell Quay pub and then over the little stone bridge mentioned in the directions above.