First-class glamping is promised in this converted 1970s plane that’s landed permanently in Pembrokeshire.
- Unique accommodation with connected sleeping cabin and en suite toilet
- X-box with flight-based games in the cockpit
- Just five miles from the Pembrokeshire coast
The Owner Says
A truly unique place to stay - retaining most of the original features, including the illuminated bar area. The Jetstar is a first class executive jet plane that would have carried up to nine passengers. Originally built in the 1970, it has been expertly modified to create comfortable glamping accommodation, and to the rear is a new addition, a spacious double bedroom in the style of a first class ships cabin. There is a toilet and cold water basin on board the plane and the cockpit has an Xbox console with some flight games. As well as the double bed in the cabin area, there is a small single bed behind the cockpit. (This is only 5'7"/170cm which is fine for many adults, but not all!) There is also a leather sofa on the plane which is 6'4". Given this configuration, it is more suited to a couple or two adults and two children. The cabin and the cockpit are powered by mains electricity however the fuselage has the planes original lighting and is powered by car batteries and should be used economically. There is a double plug with usb ports which lamps can be plugged in. A blue tooth compatible CD and radio is mounted in the main fuselage. A nearby facilities building has hot showers and toilets, (including disabled access) plus a kitchen area with sink, pots, pans, cutlery, fridges, toaster and kettle. There is also a laundry area with washing machine and dryer which can be used by request at an additional cost. If you like to BBQ...we have a large gas fired grill station with two cooking rings on each side. Guests are respectfully requested to remove shoes when wet. Elsewhere on our alternative campsite, you'll see a variety of other glamping structures including Mongolian yurts, Bell tents, Showmans' Caravan, Geodesic Dome and coming soon - a UFO! Our quirky campsite is designed experience the outdoors in a rustic setting. We look forward to welcoming you to Apple Camping!
Features & Facilities
Modern, communal shower and toilet block, with hot showers and disabled facilities; separate laundry area with washing machine, dryer and washing lines; BBQ and kitchen area outside each yurt and another shared kitchen outside the Jet Star. The kitchen includes a toaster, kettle, cooker and fridge. See accommodation for individual glamping unit details.
Owner Toby has sent his life round these parts and is never short of recommendations. Just ask if you want some local advice. For families, Manor House Wildlife Park (01646 651201) offers a chance to explore the globe – head down to the African Village where you can walk with lemurs or trek through the wallaby enclosure in the Australian bush. Back in Britain, the nearby harbour town of Tenby is a cute little spot, with ferries running out to Caldy Island, or try the harbour in Saundersfoot where there is also a sandy, blue flag beach. Freshwater West, meanwhile, was the filing location for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, while Barafundle Bay was recently voted the best beach in Wales.
Food & Drink
The family-friendly, Parsonage Farm Inn (01834 871436) in the village of St Florence (2¼ miles) is an excellent local pub, while the Sun (01834 871322), also in St Florence, is a traditional picture-postcard pub full of local memorabilia.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews
Mouldy, overpriced tents. No first aid kit. Unsuitable for families.
I booked with my family, taking four large tents including the Pac Man tent. Most of the tents were fine, with only a few rough edges. However one of the tents was covered with black mould and mildew and, worse, leaked in several places. This left my sister, with young children and a baby, afraid to use the electric lights and using cups to catch leaks. We complained to the owner, who apologised, promised to look into it and offered to put up a new bell tent for us. Unfortunately the new tent was smaller and had nothing in it - no carpet, no matting, no furniture, making it completely pointless and just as wet. The owner was on site the following day and didn't check in on us even as the rain worsened. Elsewhere, the inconsistent service was another problem. Toilets we're constantly running out of toilet paper. Showers we're flooding. Several of the kitchens for the more expensive tents do not have sinks or fridges as big as the smaller tents. Mice were getting into one of our kitchens. When glamping, I don't expect full hotel service and appreciate the rustic feel. But when you're charging £100s per night and competing with hotel options I expect tents that are at least dry and mould free, facilities which are suitable and an environment that is safe for children. We enjoyed our stay at Apple Camping in Tenby, but it was despite the campsite and not because of it. I wouldn't recommend, especially for families.
Turn right off the A477 which is sign posted Redberth then immediately take the next right which is sign posted to Jefferson. You will go over a hump backed bridge approximately 100m then pass Norchard Farmhouse and the farm of the same name on a sharp 90 degree right hand bend. The entrance to Apple Camping is just round this corner on the left.