Welcome to Let’s Glamp Retro!
A glamping holiday with Let’s Glamp Retro is surely going to be a memorable one for young and old. Tucked away in a quiet and gorgeous spot in the stunning countryside of West Wales and boasting magnificent panoramic views right from the doorstep of your LodgePod accommodation. During your holiday, you will very likely (as well as enjoying a luxury glamping adventure), take a visit out to some of our fabulous local attractions.
For your convenience, we have listed a range of the nearest shops/pubs/restaurants and general attractions to help you enjoy your stay
Nearest food/general shops
Ffostrasol SA44 4SY
Approx 5 minute drive, 30 minutes’ walk (1.4 miles) – Currently temporarily closed 🙁
Follow lane from the entrance to the main road. Turn left towards Ffostrasol and follow the main road. DJ’s is on the right.
General Stores and Post office. 01239 851023)
Sells all the essential’s
Approx 13 minutes’ drive. (7 miles)
Selling a larger range of goods
Approx 15 minutes’ drive (7 miles)
Open 7.00am – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday
Approx 28 minutes’ drive (17.5 miles)
If you want to go further afield there is a larger Tesco Superstore in Carmarthen
Approx 45 minutes’ drive. (24 miles)
Approx 29 minutes’ drive (17.6 miles)
Approx 30 minutes drive. (18 miles)
Approx 40 minutes’ drive (23.5 miles)
Approx 40 minutes’ drive (23 miles)
Prefer eating out? Try some of our local pubs and restaurants…
Due to Covid 19 Rules and restrictions please check the latest opening hours and availability in advance.
(01239 851 348) Approx 5 minute drive, 30 minutes’ walk ( 1.4 miles)
Follow lane from entrance to main road. Turn left towards Ffostrasol and follow main road. Pub is right in front of you.
The Ffostrasol Arms is a homely, traditional pub. Arthur & Betty have created a warm, friendly atmosphere, welcoming locals and visitors alike.
Relax by the roaring open fire in the winter & enjoy the outdoor seating during the summer. There are two pool tables & a dartboard and free Wifi is available throughout the pub. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the pub area, but not in the restaurant.
Food served Sunday to Saturday 12pm to 2:30pm and 5:15pm to 9.00pm
(01239 851101) Approx 10 minutes’ drive (3 miles)
A family-run authentic Italian restaurant combining Italian cooking with fresh Welsh produce specialising in a range of delicious homemade pasta and tasty dishes made from fresh local produce.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm and 600.pm – 8.30 pm (last orders)
Closed Monday and Sunday
The restaurant is open on Bank Holiday weekends on both Sunday and Monday’s
The Daffodil at Penrhiwllan, Country Pub and Restaurant
Penrhiw-llan, Llandysul SA44 5NG
daffodilinn.co.uk (01559 370343) Approx 12 minutes’ drive (5.5 miles)
Opening Hours – Tuesday–Thursday 12 pm–3:30/ 5:30-11 pm,
Friday–Saturday 12.00pm–3:30pm / 5:30- 11.00pm , Sunday 12.00pm–3:30pm
As a fresh-food restaurant, their menu evolves seasonally and is supplemented by Daffodil Signature Dishes developed by each member of the kitchen team. Locally sourced fresh fish is always popular, as are the exquisite desserts and coffees. Reservation by phone is advised, particularly on Friday & Saturday evenings, or for Sunday Lunch. served from 11.45 am to 3 pm. For younger guests (aged 12 and under) there are Young Diners’ Options (including Children’s portions of roast lunches during Sunday lunch service.
Dogs are welcome in the lounge area and on the decking (just not in the main restaurant) – the Daffodil are dog lovers and are even that dog friendly that they stock specially made doggie ice cream in their own little doggie carton
Penlon Cottage Brewery
Panteg Farm, New Quay SA45 9TL
(don’t bother using Sat Nav to find this place – ask them, or us for directions!) penlonbrewery.co.uk
01545 561492 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Open from April through to end October
Penlon on the Farm
Penlon Brewery is a beautiful and unique venue where they handcraft their range of award-winning conditioned ales and a fantastic spot to sample them and grab a delicious wood-fired pizza at the Granary. (Saturday only 5-9pm from Easter and throughout the summer). Their delicious wood-fired pizzas are made to order using the best ingredients from local producers. As with their handcrafted brews, everything is made from scratch, in house by their kitchen team.
Penrallt Country Hotel
Aberporth, Cardigan SA43 2BS
01239 810088 www.penrallthotel.co.uk
All enquiries: email@example.com
Approx. 26 minutes’ drive (14.5 miles)
The Penrallt has an immersive history stretching back over 400 years and has transformed from family home to a beloved hotel. Serving lunches, dinners and all manner of gourmet treats in between. If afternoon tea is the little bit of indulgence that fits the bill during your stay in West Wales, this is the place to try. With tradition at heart, enjoy a selection of sandwiches, an assortment of freshly-baked cakes and home-made scones. If lunch or dinner is more your thing, try ‘Grazing the Grill’, ‘Sunday Lunch’ or go exploring with a ‘Prosecco Picnic’.
4CG Carpark, Pwllhai, Cardigan. SA43 1DB
01239 61370 or 07772 610561
30 minutes drive. (15 miles)
THURSDAY – FRIDAY – SATURDAY only 4.00pm – 9.00pm`
Mexican street food
Everything is made from scratch, using only the freshest, top-quality ingredients, from home grown chillies to free-range locally-reared chicken and pork. Fast and fresh food in a casual atmosphere without compromising quality or flavour! Also cater for vegetarians.
The whole menu is available to EAT IN or TAKEAWAY. There is indoor and outdoor seating, and they don’t typically take bookings unless you’re a party of 8+.
14 minutes drives (7.5 miles)
sgchinesefood.co.uk (01239 711333)
Opens Weekdays – 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Weekends 5.00pm – 11.00pm
A few of our local Attractions
Caws Teifi Cheese/Dà Mhìle Distillery
Tours usually run on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm during their tour months.
The distillery shop and tasting room is open 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. They currently do not open on Saturdays & Sundays.
Avoid disappointment by phoning or emailing in advance firstname.lastname@example.org
teificheese.co.uk (01239 851528) damhile.co.uk (01239 851 998) Approx 10 minutes’ drive (3.5 miles)
Caws Teifi Cheese is the longest established artisan cheese maker in Wales. The farm has its own small farm shop and by prior appointment you can take a tour of their dairy and also the distillery.
In 1992 Dà Mhìle commissioned the world’s first organic whisky which was distilled at Springbank Distillery. Since then, Dà Mhìle has expanded and eventually established Wales’ 1st craft distillery on its founders, family farm in rural West Wales. Dà Mhìle Distillery became fully operational in 2012 and is now making a wide variety of organic spirits and liqueurs.
New Quay Honey Farm
thehoneyfarm.co.uk 01545 560822 15 minutes’ drive (6.5 miles)
Shop, Tea Room and Meadery OPEN EASTER UNTIL 31ST OCTOBER
10am – 5pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays apart from Bank Holiday Weekends
Bees Behind Glass’ Exhibition OPEN 1ST MAY UNTIL 31ST OCTOBER
10am – 5pm
Get close up to the amazing world of the honey bees in their exhibition, where you can see live colonies of bees in total safety from behind glass. See natural bee nests hanging from branches and inside hollow logs, and see the bees flying in and out with their loads of pollen and nectar, watch the bees interact with each other, share food and communicate using their various dances.
Internal Fire Museum of Power
internalfire.com (01239 811212) 18 minutes’ drive (8.5miles)
OPEN EASTER TO END OF OCTOBER
Wed to Sunday
10:30am – 5:00pm (last admission at 4pm)
The museum was founded in 2003 and was set up to cover the history and use of large engines in the 20th century. The museum houses a wide range of working exhibits with engines running daily. A selection of smaller engines runs all day from 10:30 until 5:00, larger engines are started as people come and go. What is there to see and do at Internal Fire?
• The oldest daily working Diesel engine in the world; • Large engines up to 30 tons running every day • Working vintage telephone exchanges for the visitors to try • 4000hp Proteus jet engine • Crafts in the Café certain months in summer check website • Draw the engines for the kids • Amateur Radio station available to license holders.
National Wool Museum,
https://museum.wales/wool (0300 111 2 333)
OPEN APRIL–SEPTEMBER: 10.00AM–5.00PM, DAILY;
OCTOBER–MARCH: 10.00AM–5.00PM, TUES–SAT
Discover the spellbinding story of the Welsh woollen industry
Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales’s industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname ‘The Huddersfield of Wales’.
There are hands-on activities for children all year round at the National Wool Museum. (see website for details)
moriathglass.co.uk (01559 371585) 24 minutes’ drive (10 miles)
GALLERY STUDIO OPEN EASTER TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm
glass landscapes & jewellery
Each handmade piece of glass is a unique creation – you’ll find pendants and earrings, dishes and bowls, freestanding curved panels, sun-catchers and rainbow makers, birds and stars….in a converted light-filled barn.
Fantasy Farm Park
Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth SY23 5DA
(19 miles) approx 35 minutes’ drive.
fantasyfarmpark.co.uk 01974 272285
Email : email@example.com
A great family adventure in the heart of the mid-wales countryside. Visit a family run working farm with the opportunity to get up close and interact with the friendly farm animals.
(check website for up to date opening times)
PARK FULLY OPENS DAILY during local Easter holidays. 11am – 4.00pm
May 7th – 4th September
Open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. 11am – 4pm. (Throughout the local school holidays, the park is open daily)
Animal Barn: Fantasy Farm’s diverse and friendly animal family. Horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, alpacas, friendly ferrets, pigs and more. Animal-handling opportunities all year round, including feeding the lambs in Spring!
Funhouse: the indoor funhouse is fully equipped to keep everyone thoroughly entertained. Adults can relax in the Sofa and TV area, while the kids play with our indoor inflatables, on the slides, and in the ball pit.
Nature Trail: Enjoy a picturesque walk along the wonderfully welsh woodland trail (Summer Only).
Outdoor Play Area: There’s plenty of fun to be had in the outdoor play area, especially when the sun is shining! From climbing frames, slides, sandpits, and swings to pedal tractors and pedal boats.
Restaurant: Pop in for a bite in the friendly, on-site restaurant! Group Bookings taken for delicious Cawl Dinners or sumptuous Sunday Carveries, with both daytime and evening meals available. (Pre-booking recommended for Sunday Carvery).
New Quay Boat Trips, The Moorings, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9PS
(9 miles) Approx 20 minutes’ drive.
newquayboattrips.co.uk Daytime: 01545 560800 Evenings: 01545 560375
The chance of seeing some of the many bottle nosed dolphins and Porpoise. One hour or two-hour cruises where you will see amazing sights including bird colonies, seal haul-out areas and Castell bach, the intriguing local ruins of an iron-age settlement.
Epic Fishing Trips,
The Big Pier, New Quay Harbour, West Wales, SA45 9NW
Epic Fishing Trips are famous on the west coast of Wales for delivering the best of family-friendly fishy fun. They pride themselves on running modern, clean, professional and fun sea fishing trips, ensuring that everyone aboard Epic Fishing’s stunning new sea fishing trip boat ‘Legend of New Quay’ will always have a fishy fun-filled trip to remember. Offering 1.5 and 4-hour fishing trips. Trips are family-friendly and all fishing equipment is supplied.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre – Pembrokeshire
Cilgerran, Cardigan Pembrokeshire SA43 2TB
17 miles (36 minutes’ drive)
welshwildlife.org 01239 621 600
The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award-winning Visitor Centre situated in the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. The site is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and all profits from the Centre go towards the conservation work carried out in the region by the Trust. The Centre includes the hugely popular Glasshouse Cafe & Gift Shop, and all three floors are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets, baby changing facilities and children’s activities are also available. The Explorer Trail is completely accessible for wheelchairs, as is the first stretch of our Wetland Trail which forms part of cycle route 82 running between Cilgerran and Cardigan along a disused railway line reclaimed by nature! Other trails on the reserve include the beautiful Woodland Trail which is covered with bluebells in spring, and the more adventurous and challenging Gorge Trail with stunning scenery of the River Teifi. Popular wildlife that can be seen on the reserve include otters, kingfishers, deer and between April and September, Asian water buffalo graze the site. The reserve is home to the second-largest reed bed in Wales, and this is a vital habitat for many bird species such as various types of warblers including the elusive cettis warbler and a large population of water rails. The centre also run a huge array of events for adults, children and families.
In the Welsh Wind Distillery
Gin Tasting/Making Experience
10.6 miles (Approx 19 minutes’ drive)
In The Welsh Wind Distillery is a small distillery in Wales, situated overlooking Cardigan Bay.
They specialise in creating bespoke spirits tailored to you in their copper pot still, Meredith. With your influence, they can establish the botanical profile and discover your gin. Every spirit they create is unique and customisable because of their truly small batch approach.
Join them for a gin-making experience and immerse yourself in bespoke gin. Become the distiller and discover your gin.
The In The Welsh Wind Distillery gin making experience lasts for approximately two hours. During this time, you will have access to the distillery, the use of one of their test stills, and an opportunity to create your own gin.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL call 01239 872300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They cannot accommodate ‘walk ins’ for gin making or gin tasting experiences.
These are just a few of the attractions close to us here in Let’s Glamp Retro, but there is much, much more to see and do. Please ask if you have any specific interests and we’re sure we can point you in the
(8 miles) 19 minutes’ drive. SA44 6LQ
Once a popular haunt for smugglers, Cwmtydu is now a small cove owned by the National Trust. It is made up of coarse sand and shingle backed by a concrete sea wall, with the Afon Ffynon Ddewi emerging onto the beach on the south side. There are rock-pools and caves at low tide.
Free roadside parking overlooks the beach with a private car park about 100 yards away. An old lime kiln is on the sea front, behind the car park. The is a small cafe and a B&B. Dogs are allowed at all times, but this beach is frequently used by seals for breeding in late summer/early autumn and should be avoided if any are on the shore.
The coastal path on this section of the coast is particularly hilly.
(9 miles) 20 minutes’ drive. SN45 9NP
New Quay has three main beaches – Dolau beach (west of the harbour), Harbour beach and Traeth Gwyn. Harbour beach which is mostly sand and is patrolled by lifeguards from the end of June until early September. A dog ban operates May to September inclusive. A swimming zone is usually set up, but at some stages of the tide boats have to cross this to reach the moorings in the harbour. Weever fish can be a problem at low tide.
Dolau beach is north of the harbour and is approximately 120 yards wide at low tide. It is mostly course sand and broken shells and backed by a seating area. Surfing, swimming, windsurfing and kayaking are popular activities, and dogs are allowed at all times.