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Caban Bach

Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

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Cwtch Camping

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children and pets welcome, but if you are bringing pets please be aware of the livestock and nature reserve nearby.

Tuck into freshly baked bread and Welsh cakes on arrival, then get stuck into the wild Welsh countryside with your cosy pod to come back to


Caban Bach was custom made for owner Bethan by Greenman Carpentry. She was looking for a cosy, durable and roomy space and the Cwtch (a Welsh term for a snuggle or a cuddle) as the concept was called, was the result. Caban Bach has a standard double bed and, like the other two cabins with which it shares the kitchen and the bathroom, a private deck and fire pit area. The remoteness of the site gives it incredible starscapes and tranquility as well as putting you in the middle of some great countryside with brilliant hiking and cycling potential.

On arrival, you'll be greeted with a hamper of freshly baked bread, Welsh cakes and a bottle of wine. Tea and coffee stuff are on hand too, so if you've arrived by bike (cycle paths run from both local stations) you can get yourself instantly refreshed. The cycle paths also run, rather handily, to a couple of nearby pubs, but you might want to walk the bike back after dinner! For a gathering, book Cariad, Caban Bach and Cwtch and bring some friends along! You’ll have exclusive use of the site and facilities, all at normal booking rates. Call 0117 204 7830 to enquire, or book online.’

For winter bookings, Bethan provides extra heating, hot water bottles and cosy woollen blankets. We'd still advise you to bring jumpers and wellies, and arrive during daylight hours if possible.


The important stuff

  • Check in is 3pm
  • Check out is 11am
  • Kids are welcome, but please see the sleeping arrangements. Well-behaved pets can be accommodated
  • There are neighbours nearby so please be considerate.
  • Sleeping arrangements

Extra space available

Space for 2 pets no charge.

Space for 1 baby no charge.

Kids & Pets

Children and pets welcome, but if you are bringing pets please be aware of the livestock and nature reserve nearby.


  • Shared kitchen with one other cabin on site
  • Wood burning pizza oven, camping gas hobs and grill 
  • Small barbecue
  • Outdoor tap with washing up bucket and eco washing up liquid provided
  • Once at the Cariad it is a 100m walk to the WC and 100m from the Cariad to the kitchen area.


  • Hot shower (run on gas boiler)
  • One loo shared with the other two cabins
  • Tap, bucket and eco washing up liquid provided

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Small gas camping heater
  • Solar lamps, candles and torches
  • 100% cotton bed linen, welsh wool blankets, towels provided


  • Playing cards
  • Quiz cards
  • Jenga
  • Selection of books

Getting there

Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire SA73 1LH

Road to The Cwtch: ///private.cello.resting

By train and bike

Guests who arrive greenly e.g. by bike can get a 10% discount. The nearest train station is Johnston, 4 miles away. If you bring a bike, the Brunel cycle track will take you to Westfield Pill where you climb a small hill to get to Cwtch camping.

You can also go to Pembroke Dock, 5 miles away, a gorgeous scenic bike ride with views of the estuary.

Pick ups can be arranged for an additional charge of £20.

By car (Parking is at the gateway to the woodland. It is roughly 200m from the gateway to the Cariad cabin)

If you are arriving via Pembroke Dock on the A477, cross over the Cleddau toll bridge and take the first right for Burton. Drive through Burton passing the Stable Inn on your left. On the next bend take a slight left onto Oxland Lane. Follow Oxland Lane for a mile or so as the lane goes down hill over a small wooden bridge then steeply up hill take the left turn on the hill(this is a tight turn on a very steep hill). Continue on this lane until you reach Westfield Mill Farm House (pebble dashed house). Turn right directly in front of the house, and the Cwtch is the first gateway on the right.

If you are arriving via Haverfordwest from Freemans way take the 1st exit at the roundabout onto Pembroke Road (signposted Hook/Llangwm). Stay on this road for approximately 4 miles, passing through Freysdrop and Troopers Inn until you arrive at Sardis.Turn right at Sardis Cross onto Thurston Lane (turning just before a farm house, if you reach the garage you have gone too far). Follow Thurston Lane for a mile or 2. When the lane starts to go steeply down hill take the right turn after Thurston just Villa house (steep hill tight turn) and follow the lane until you reach Westfield Mill Farm House (pebble dash house). Turn right directly in front of the house. The Cwtch gateway is just on the right.

Food & Drink

At Cwtch Camping

On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome hamper of locally sourced organic milk, butter, free range eggs (the really yummy kind with bright yellow yolks!), freshly baked bread and cakes as well as tea and coffee. A starter pack of kindling, logs and charcoal for your first barbecue is provided, and barbecue packs with a choice of local fish, meat and veg option are available at an additional charge of £40.

Additional logs and kindling are also available on site (there is an honesty box if you wish to purchase extra).


Co-Op, Neyland High Street (40-50 min walk)

Selection of independent shops in Johnston (30-40 min cycle)

The Farm House Bakery - great choice of freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries and sandwiches

Post Office/general store

Pubs & Restaurants

The Bar, Neyland Marina (40 min walk/20 min cycle) - fresh, local food

The Druidstone Hotel - good food in an amazing location

The Swan Inn, Little Haven - lovely pub and restaurant

The Georges, Haverfordwest


At the Cwtch

There are books, board games and playing cards in the Cabins. Camp fires and camp cooking are all part of the fun too. 

Outdoors & active

There are lots of lovely woodland walks along the estuary banks, and bikes rides along the old railway line. Paddle boarding, kayaking and boats trips along the estuary can also be arranged. You can also take foraging courses an learn how to find your own food. Outdoor & Active Pembrokeshire has loads of outdoorsy activities on offer… surfing, kayaking, coasteering, cycling and hiking.

Places to visit

Out and about, Narberth is a beautiful market town full of boutique shops and cafes. Or go and see one of Pembrokeshire’s castles! Other local towns worth a visit are Tenby, St David’s and Pembroke.

Meet your hosts

Bethan graduated from University in Falmouth where she studied Garden Design: Art and Environment, and went on to work on many Eco design projects, including a stint at the Eden Project in Cornwall, a Garden Design Practise in Bristol and later as an Interior Designer for Luxury Family Hotels. She returned to Pembrokeshire to embark on her own project in 2010, with the advantage of a farming family who had 6 acres of woodland on the edge of the nature reserve, unsuitable for farming but very suitable for what Bethan had in mind! Working with a superb carpenter (Greenman Carpentry, who has worked on many sustainable build projects with the National Trust) who shares the same ethos for creating a sustainable camping alternative, Bethan and her team came up with the 'Cwtch': a quirky looking timber structure that would nestle into the woodland site. The Cwtch is their own quirky design, handcrafted with sustainability and durability being of the utmost importance. It is warm and cosy, made with sustainable and locally sourced materials, and most importantly withstands all seasons of Pembrokeshire’s unpredictable coastal weather! Beth lives locally, and so is just a phone call away. 

Wildlife & the environment

The site is off grid, surrounded by native woodland, and planted with the support of the Woodland Trust approximately 15 years ago. There's also small cider apple orchard which may soon be producing its own cider. In the past bees were kept on site, which resulted in stocked piled jars of honey so guests can enjoy honey made from the surrounding flora. Just minutes down the Tir Gofal footpath along the river bank and you reach the Westfield Pill Nature Reserve, home to a family of otters and a plethora of birdlife.

Cwtch camping is centrally situated in Pembrokeshire with easy access to many blue flag beaches, the award winning coastal path, boat trip to surrounding islands including Skomer which is one of only 3 Marine Nature Reserves in the UK.

  • Overview

Our guests say...

A good stay in a beautiful part of the world



Great stay in Wales, lovely location although I glad we arrived while it was light of we would never have found the entrance to the woodland. Lovely cabins and good facilities on site which made the stay easier. My son thought it was EPIC!!



"We had a wonderful time. The best things were cooking outside on the wood burning stove and visiting Skomer Island.  The worst thing was having to leave."



"Good weather helped but the site was idyllic and well set out. The welcome box of milk, wine, eggs, bread and Welsh cakes was a good touch. We were comfortable... the bed was exceedingly comfortable... and made to feel welcome by the owner whom we met on the first morning. The location was ideal for exploring parts of Pembrokeshire."



"Yes! The owner is lovely and very helpful. (Her dog is also lovely.) The cabins were not quite as secluded from each other as we thought they'd be, but they were secluded enough, the toilet and shower block is clean and tidy and the provision of fuel for barbecue and fire-bowls is plentiful. Waking up before anyone else on the first day and sitting at our picnic table listening to Lark-song as the dew evaporated from the ground was wonderful.  We were the first people to use the pizza oven! (It works very well indeed.)"



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Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

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The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.


1. Booking and payments


1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).


1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email ( Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.


1.3 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.


1.4 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.


1.5 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.


2. Cancellation and Amendment by You


2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email ( and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.


2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.


4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.


5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.


6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;


(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.


10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.


17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.


18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.