Sunday 15 April 2007

AvailablePitch stays at Shortlands Farm, Druidston, Pembrokeshire

Since we’ve had our motorhome, so many people have said “you must visit Pembrokeshire – its very beautiful” that we finally got round to it this Easter. And what a wonderful week – 7 days of unbroken sunshine, calm days and clear nights – absolutely perfect.

A search for campsites with availability showed that Shortlands Farm Caravan Club Certificated Location had touring vacancies in early April and on checking their availability calendar for Easter, we saw they had a few touring pitches available.

This popular site has to be booked well in advance - not surprising as it is a campsite with seaviews over the fields from all pitches. It is also very peaceful and secluded, with coastal walks direct from the farm. If you are lucky, you will see amazing sunsets, and, on a clear night, an incredible view of the night sky.

David and Pam Williams have farmed there since 1997, in what they laughingly describe as “semi-retirement”. They made a lifestyle decision to move into dairy farming in 1982, then subsequently moved to the 75 acre Shortland Farm to rear rare breed sheep and cattle organically. They also have a holiday caravan and The Granary cottage for rent, both with stunning seaviews. There has been a CL here for 35 years, and they are now welcoming third generations of visitors to the site, which has remained unchanged over the years, with just the addition of fencing, 8 electric hook-ups and a pretty family shower room with wash basin and loo.

Opposite the CL, over the Bumpy Lane, is the camping field with pitches for 5 tents, which have probably the best views of all.

Organic lamb and beef is sold from the farm. To read more about it, visit their website

10 minutes walk downhill is The Druidstone Hotel, an amazing quirky place, with an incredible atmosphere and a brilliant menu, with a strong emphasis on vegetarian cuisine. Much more about the Druidstone in a later blog. A further 5 minutes and you are on the dramatic Druidston beach, with towering cliffs, caves and rock pools to explore. It is incredibly beautiful.

If you love peace and quiet, beautiful sea views, some of the best walking ever and a slow pace of life, this site is perfect. We absolutely loved it here, as do most people who stay. We’ll leave the last word to David, who summed everything up by saying “we just love sharing this place with people”. We are very pleased they do!

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