Matilda | Truck in Pembrokeshire | Canopy & Stars

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Matilda - Truck in Pembrokeshire

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Ffynnon Samson

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Children welcome. Sorry no pets.

This retired British Telecom canteen truck brings a vintage charm to its quiet Pembrokeshire glade

This tranquil spot is just right for a comfortable stay in the woodland - the retro feel of the converted truck, with its rustic, floral décor and homely touches, will take you back in time and the numerous little compartments and well equipped interior hark back to its functional past. The cosy glade has a picnic table, a spacious outdoor bathroom with hot shower, and it’s so private you can even leave the door open for a view out to the trees! Chickens and ducks wander around freely and Daisy and Scruff, the resident kune kune pigs always appreciate an apple from the orchard and maybe a scratch behind the ear...

Ffynnon Samson really is an experience in itself, with activities aplenty right on site. Bring the kids along in their own tent to play on the tyre swings and feed the animals. Rent a pet, collect your own eggs, splash around in the river, and then at the end of the day, watch the sunset from the top of a hay bale. Bring a pen knife and spend your evenings whittling away or toasting marshmallows by the open fire. Even the rain won't have a chance to spoil your day as there’s enough space inside the truck for the whole family to sit around the table for a game of scrabble. Matt and Emma have made sure that everything is perfect for your stay - they want you to love Matilda just as much as they do!

Our guests say...

I booked Matilda for my fiancé's birthday, hoping for a peaceful getaway and despite visiting during storm Imogens passing we had an amazing time. The hosts communication with us was excellent, not only helping us when we got lost at night but greeting us with such a warm and friendly welcome. The hosts put up birthday banners and balloons as well as leaving us a hamper of treats, which was more than kind. Our stay at Matilda the truck was outstanding and memorable for all the following reasons: the surrounding land was beautiful and we enjoyed being able to roam on the farm. Matilda was cosy and had everything required for our stay, including board games, torches, a radio and a wood burner. The annexed washing facilities far exceeded my expectations, as well as the outdoor cooking and washing area. We enjoyed having nice relaxing nights in and my fiancé particularly enjoyed having the opportunity on the last night, helping the host and family herd sheep. It goes without saying that we are joint in the decision of rating our stay 10/10, Matilda was a brilliant experience and we will definitely be back later in the year! Rochelle & Aaron February 2016

06/02/2016

Rochelle

We loved every moment! Wonderful hosts who were there if you needed them but not at all intrusive. Beautiful location and charming renovations on the truck :) all in all a truly magical stay!

24/08/2015

Trudy

We had a lovely relaxing, comfortable 4 days here in a unique holiday home. Really nice on a rainy day with the woodburner going and the rain lashing down outside. We loved it.

24/07/2015

Michelle & Chris

It was delightful - we had a wonderful time. Matilda is situated in a lovely spot, far enough away from the owners house but close enough if we required anything. Emma, the host was full of knowledge about the surrounding area, very friendly and hospitable. We would definitely go back again.

14/05/2015

Lisa

"It was one of the best holidays we've had. Emma extremely welcoming and friendly. Their dogs visits a real bonus. Facilities fantastic as was the setting. Plenty of fun things there for children to do. Peaceful. Fabulous beaches close by."

22/07/2014

Alison

"Loved our stay despite the rain on the first night! The site is peaceful and beautiful, Matilda is warm, welcoming and comfortable and we enjoyed every minute of our time there! Looking forward to going again sometime!"

04/07/2014

Becca

"Luxury camping with a wonderful homely feel! A very trusting environment which felt warm and accessible to everyone. The hosts were very friendly and helpful! All good. If there wasn't a train station nearby and no host members offering you a pickup to and from the station then I can imagine it being hard for some people to get there. We like being out in the sticks though!"

31/05/2014

Jemma

"We loved out stay, the truck was so cosy and had everything we needed. There was loads to do near by and we enjoyed visiting the coast, pembroke castle and going for an afternoon tea. As well as relaxing on site, feeding the super cute lamb and pigs!"

13/05/2014

Heather

"Matilda was the perfect location to enjoy a chilled out long weekend and an even better place for me to propose to my now Fiancée! A magical break! Matt and Emma were fantastic hosts, the secluded glade makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from civilisation, but they are always just across the field to help out with anything that comes up. The bed in Matilda was extremely comfortable and the wood burner kept us warm. The facilities were great, particularly the bathroom cabin and it was fun to be able to interact with all of the animals. Although the farm is around 10 minutes’ drive from any kind of main roads, it’s a good central location to discover the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. Couldn’t have been happier. Outside of our engagement, some of the best things were: collecting fresh eggs for breakfast - we had a double yolker one morning; the morning corus in the glade; outdoor pancakes; evenings around the fire; Matt and Emma giving us an Engagement Present - a clay Matilda candle holder."

02/05/2014

Jack & Julie

"We enjoyed very much. The accommodation was great and Matt and Emma were lovely hosts. "

28/03/2014

Paul

"We loved our stay!  I booked our stay in Matilda as a surprise for my partner's birthday, and was mildly concerned as the day approached and the forecasts for the St Jude storm were beginning to rumble!  But we went anyway, and I'm so glad that we did.  Matilda warmed up in no time once the log burner was lit. The best thing about our stay was the walk to the loo at midnight on Saturday night!  Away from the urban haze I'm used to I stepped off Matilda's front step to be confronted by the most beautiful, uninterrupted night sky I have ever seen - we were completely mesmerised.  Other highlights were the tour of the farm and meeting the pigs and turkeys, and stocking up on gorgeous home-grown organic veg at the honesty shop.  It really was a blissfully chilled out weekend away from it all.  I can't think of a "worst thing"!"

24/10/2013

Nora

"Charming. Fun. Lovely hosts. Stunning setting. Scrumptious eggs."

31/08/2013

Dagmar

"It was fantastic! Just what we needed. Stunning setting surrounded by nature. Total peace and quiet. Matilda had so much character and was very clean. It was small but very cosy and had everything we needed, including welcoming touches - fresh flowers on the table, homemade brownies for my birthday and fresh eggs. Lots of lovely lanterns with candles in.  Whilst Matilda was in a very remote setting (which is exactly what we wanted), the coast was still within easy reach. The hosts were very friendly, lovely people and were always happy to help and let us get involved with the farm's activities! We would highly recommend Matilda to anyone who wants a quiet break, a completely unique experience and wants to get in touch with nature - particularly if you enjoy camping, as it was 'glamping' at its best! Do not be put off be the compost loo - it doesn't smell!"

02/06/2013

Diane

"It was amazing. The BT truck was superb, as were the hosts."

27/04/2013

Martin

"We booked Matilda as a romantic back to nature anniversary weekend and we fell in love with it. It's been simply but beautifully renovated to create a cosy living space in a tranquil setting. We travelled from London on a Friday afternoon and in anticipation of our late arrival the wood burner had been lit for us so it was warm and cosy when we got there. The farm was also a lovely place to take a stroll and the wild ponies were a friendly surprise :) I would highly recommend Matilda for anyone looking for a no frills break from the city."

26/10/2012

Wendy

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