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This is more like staying in a hotel than a tent... a hotel with woodland corridors and canvas rooms. No tv, no mini bar, no trouser press just bliss: sleeping, living and eating under canvas with beauty, birdsong and all the best bits about camping.

Please quote greentraveller when you book

Rooms: 32 'rooms'; 13 doubles, 3 twins and 16 tents for 2 - 6

Prices from: £290

Meals: Breakfast and evening home cooked meals using local produce including home-grown veg
Open: Easter to December; groups only outside this period.
Address: fforest, Cwm Plysgog,, Cilgerran,, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TB
Tel: +44(0)1239 623633

Why we've chosen fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Staying at fforest is an experience and more like staying in a hotel than a tent.

Tents are sited on elevated timber decks, each landscaped individually on field margins against woodland boundaries, creating integration with the environment, enhanced privacy for guests and undisturbed views of the landscape and wildlife. The spacious decks incorporate fully equipped (and covered) camp kitchen, dining and seating areas.

At the centre of the camp, fforest lodge serves breakfasts which use local produce each morning and communal BBQs or dinner from local produce a couple of evenings each week. The lodge lounge is available in the morning and late afternoon for guests to relax, read a book from our library, or dry off in front of the wood burner. (Sometimes the rain gets you, sometimes you go and get wet…)

Activities are there for the taking—choose from sedate and reflective, taking in the local wildlife and the beautiful landscape, or push yourself to the adrenaline limit trying something new.

If you are thinking of holding a big celebration or event, fforest can accommodate and cater for more than 100 people with exclusive access guaranteed. If you just want a little get together, you can take over a cluster of tents or the crog lofts—either will give you the opportunity to have a private celebration but come together with the fforest community as and when it suits you.

All of our tents are sited individually or in small clusters, offering plenty of privacy and uninterrupted views. We have four types of tented accommodation sleeping between 4 and 6 people, plus our modern crog lofts based on a traditional crofter’s cottage, sleeping up to 4 in an original converted farm building, offering the fforest experience but with a few more home comforts. All our tents are situated on raised timber decks, furnished with insulated natural flooring, mattress pads, reindeer hides or Welsh wool blankets and most tents include wood burning stoves for colder periods.

Nomad – a traditional dutch tunnel tent with two sleeping pods and a central space in between. These tents sleep between 2 and 4 adults, or a family of up to 5.

Bell – a military design in a heavy light coloured canvas, our spacious bell tents have a generous floor area, wood burning stove and sleep 4 adults or a family of up to 5.

Threepi – Like a tipi but three times as good. Our bespoke threepi sleeps up to 4 adults or a family of up to 5 in a traditional open plan format around a central wood burning stove.

Dome – our light and spacious geodesic dome includes a large bay window, king size wooden framed bed and wood burning stove. Perfect romantic escape for couples, room for a family of 4 or the "executive" option for a corporate break.

Crog loft – 4 modern stable conversions each offering accommodation for up to 4 in king size beds and full size cabin beds. Based on an old crofter's cottage, each offers stylishly furnished split level open plan living, with an outdoor cooking and dining terrace, underfloor heating and slate lined private wet rooms.

How does fforest camp minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

To minimise their environmental impact, electricity is not provided for most of the accommodation, wood burning stoves provide heat during cooler months, and the bwthyn bar is lit by candle light. Separate recycling bins for glass, cans, plastic and paper are provided for guests and collected by a local waste management company and brought to a depot within 30 miles. Offcuts of wood are consumed on site for heating. Compostable waste is used to provide soil enhancement for the market garden and polytunnel. Non compostable waste is fed to the family of pigs on site, or digested by a greencone waste disposer where unsuitable for pigs. The owners try to reuse as many materials as possible, and as a rule they buy second hand before buying new, especially when furnishing accommodation.

Guests in canvas accommodation all manage their own consumption by filling up a 25 litre water butt on arrival. This has helped reduce water consumption when compared with units in their own standpipe. In the shower/toilet block, fitted water saving devices have been installed. Waste water from the shower block is directed to a reed bed filtration system and because of this only environmentally cleaning products and toiletries are permitted across the whole camp. The owners’ support local butchers, growers/farmers, grocers, farm shops and cheese makers when possible. Where they cannot source locally, they try to maintain the ethos of organic, fairly produced accredited food. Menus are created with seasonal produce, and much of the vegetables and flowers served and sold are grown on site at fforest. fforest is near to the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and has been created as a place to enjoy the simplicity, pleasures and beauty of outdoor living in an outstanding natural environment.

Top Eco Features at fforest camp

  • Avoids over packaged products & buys in bulk. Waste is separated & recycled or composted

  • Prefers to take the time to see local growers, bakers, butchers & fisherman in favour of fresher tastes & less food miles

  • Waste wood produced through managing woodland & building facilities on site is used as firewood for use in the stoves & at the camp

  • Showers, toilets & washing facilities are served by a reed bed filtration system

  • Provides similar wildlife habitats to those found on the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve which fforest borders

  • Tree planting & the use of traditional woodland management skills such as hedge laying & coppicing ensure habitats are not comprimised



fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Nearest train station: Aberystwyth, Carmarthen (Fishguard, Pembroke Dock)

Directions from station:
From Carmarthen bus station take the 230 bus (twice daily, alighting at Cilgerran) or the 460 (alighting at Llechryd, up to 8 services daily). From Aberystwyth Bus Station take the X50 (up to 8 services daily, alighting at Cardigan Bus Station, Finch square). fforest is a 40 minute walk from cilgerran, a 1hr20min walk from Llechryd or a 30 minute walk from Cardigan town onto the welsh wildlife reserve. Fishguard; Bus# 461. Contact us to arrange collection from all local terminals in advance.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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