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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
DJ’s Stores
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
Londis
Pencnwc Isaf, Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6LN
Approx 13 minutes’ drive.  (7 miles)
Selling a larger range of goods
Londis
Brynhoffnant, Llandysul SA44 6ED
Approx 15 minutes’ drive (7 miles)
CK’s Supermarket
Pencader Road, Pontwelly, Llandysul SA44 4AE
Open 7.00am – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday
Tesco Superstore
Aberystwyth Rd, Cardigan SA43 1NA
Approx 28 minutes’ drive (17.5 miles)
If you want to go further afield there is a larger Tesco Superstore in Carmarthen
Tesco Extra
Morfa Ln,Carmarthen SA31 3AX
Approx 45 minutes’ drive. (24 miles)
ALDI
Aberystwyth Rd, Cardigan SA43 1NA
Approx 29 minutes’ drive (17.6 miles)
Sainsbury’s
Market St, Market Place, Lampeter SA48 7DS
Approx 30 minutes drive.  (18 miles)
Morrisons,
Carmarthen SA31 2NF
Approx 40 minutes’ drive (23.5 miles)
Lidl
Priory St, Carmarthen SA31 1LS
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.

Ffostrasol Arms
Ffostrasol SA44 4SY
ffostrasolarms.co.uk  (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
La Calabria
Troedyraur, Llandysul SA44 5JT
la-calabria.co.uk (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:info@penlonbrewery.co.uk
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: stay@penrallthotel.co.uk
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’.
El Salsa

4CG Carpark, Pwllhai, Cardigan. SA43 1DB 

 elsalsa.co.uk

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+.
Takeaway
The Daffodil at Penrhiwllan, Country Pub and Restaurant
Penrhiw-llan, Llandysul SA44 5NG
Fish & chips – Available Tuesday – Saturday.  (Call 01559 370343 to advance order)
Pizza Choice
Paris House, High Street, Llandysul SA44 4DG  (01559 364747)
Pizza & kebabs
15 minutes’ drive (7 miles)
Opens Daily 5.00pm – 11.30pm
Chinese
Super Garden
Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9EE
14 minutes drives (7.5 miles)
sgchinesefood.co.uk  (01239 711333)
Opens Weekdays – 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Weekends 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Closed  Wednesday
Indian
Taj
Llandysul, Lincoln St, Llandysul SA44 4BS
tajllandysul.co.uk 01559 363753
15 minutes’ drive (7 miles)Open Monday – Sunday5.00pm – 10:00pm  INCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS Closed Tuesdays
A few of our local Attractions
Caws Teifi Cheese/Dà Mhìle Distillery
Glynhynod Farm, Llandysul SA44 5JY
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  web-contact@damhile.co.uk
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
Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6NN
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
Castell Pridd Tanygroes SA43 2JS
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,
Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul SA44 5UP
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)
Moriath Glass
Nant, Cwmpengraig, Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5HY
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 : fun@fantasyfarmpark.co.uk

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).
Dolphin Spotting
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

https://www.epicfishingtrips.co.uk/en/

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

www.inthewelshwind.co.uK

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 info@inthewelshwind.co.uk. 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
right direction…
Nearest Beaches
Cwmtydu
(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.
New Quay 
(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.

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Penbryn
(9 miles) 22 minutes’ drive. SA44 6QL
Penbryn Beach is owned by the National Trust and is approximately 1 mile long at low tide. It usually attains the Seaside Award and Green Coast Award. Parking is at a small P&D car park which has toilets and cycle stands. Next to the car park is Penbryn Beach cafe which has outdoor seating and serves teas, coffees, light lunches and cream teas. Access to the beach from the car park is a 500 yard walk down a leafy lane which ends in a turning area, enabling less able passengers to be dropped off. For a more scenic (and strenuous) route, a path leads into the woods at the rear of the car park following the river Hoffnant down the steep-sided valley known as Cwm Lladron or Robber’s Valley – a reference to its history of smuggling.
The beach is sand and some pebbles with a few small caves, and backed by high wooded cliffs. It’s quite sheltered for sunbathing and generally safe for swimming. It’s also a popular place for star-gazing at night being largely free from light pollution. On low tides it’s possible to walk along the shore to Tresaith. Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the beach from 1st May to 30th September.
Tresaith
(10 miles) 22 minutes’ drive.
Tresaith is a sandy beach flanked by high cliffs, situated just over a mile east of Aberporth. On the west side are the rocks of Carreg-y-Ddafed, and to the east the Afon Saith tumbles onto the shore in a waterfall. Penbryn beach is about a mile further east, and can be reached along the shore at low tide.
It’s not the most car-friendly place to visit – there are only 5 spaces at the beach, and additional car parking at the top of the hill consists of a rough field entered by a track with an honesty box for the fee. Facilities at the beach include toilets and a cafe. Access is down a short slipway. There is a seafront pub (The Ship) which has outdoor seating overlooking the beach.
Swimming is generally safe, and sailing is also popular. Lifeguards patrol from mid-June until early September (10.00 – 18.00) and dog restrictions apply southwards from the beach access point to Carreg-y-Ddafed from 1st May to 30th September.
LLlangranog
(10 miles) 20 minutes’ drive. SA44 6SL
Llangrannog nestles in a steep sided valley on the Ceredigion coast. There is a small attended car park at the beach and a free car park about ½ mile away on the B4334 (Brynhoffnant road). The main beach (Traeth y Pentref) is sand and some pebbles flanked by high cliffs, with a stream (Nant Hawen) flowing across it. To the north side is the strangely shaped rock known as Carreg Bica. Further north are a few small sandy coves backed by high cliffs, which can be reached at low tide along the shore. The first and largest of these is Cilborth, which is also accessible via a steep path up to the coastal path. The cliffs on this part of the coast are mostly shale and sandstones.
Facilities at the beach include toilets ♿, cafes with outdoor seating, two pubs and a general store which also sells beach goods and wetsuits. Llangrannog is a popular surfing beach, the best time being low to mid tide, but it can get crowded. The rocks on either side can be a hazard, and there is often a rip in the vicinity of the Nant Hawen stream. RNLI lifeguards patrol during the school holidays and dog restrictions apply on the southern part of the beach between Nant Hawen and Pen Rhip from 1st May to 30th September.
Ceredigion is a very hilly county, and the area and coastal path around Llangrannog is particularly so.
Aberporth
(11 miles) 24 minutes’ drive. SA43 2DA
Aberporth is situated between the headlands of Trecregyn and Fathgarreg and has two bays, which at high tide are separated by a rocky headland. Dolwen is the western bay and the most popular for swimming and sunbathing. The other (Dyffryn) has a slipway and a substantial stream (Nant Howni) flowing along its eastern side. Both beaches are sandy with plenty of rock-pools. Eastwards from Aberporth, a few rocky coves can be reached from the coastal path.
A small car park is just above the beach and further car parking is available in the village. Facilities include toilets, cafes and pubs. Lifeguards patrol in summer and a dog ban operates on Dolwen beach from 1st May to 30th September. The beach usually attains the Blue Flag award.
Surf conditions are best around low to mid tide with south-west winds and a big swell. Being sheltered it’s worth a try when other beaches are blown out and is generally suitable for beginners.
Aberaeron
12 miles (21 minutes’ drive) SA46 0AU
Aberaeron has two beaches, on either side of the harbour. The south beach has coarse sand at low tide and is backed by a bank of mostly boulder clay pebbles. The north beach is mostly rocks with very little sand. Dog restrictions apply on south beach between the first groyne to south of Beach Parade and the Harbour Walls, from 1st May to 30th September. Away from Aberaeron the shore becomes rockier in both directions. Surf conditions can be good, and usually best at low to mid-tide, but it can get crowded here.
Emergency Contacts
We hope you won’t be needing any of these – but just in case…
Nearest GP
LLynfran Surgery
Llynfran Road, Llandysul SA44 4JX
Tel 01559 364000
6.3 miles (Approx 12 minutes’ drive
Nearest Chemist
Boots Llandysul
8 Lincoln St, Llandysul SA44 4BJ
Tel 01559 362204
7 miles (Approx 13 minutes’ drive)
Nearest Dentist
Emlyn Dental Care
Church Lane, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9AB
Tel 01239 711111
7.6 miles (Approx 15 minutes’ drive)
Nearest A&E’s


Glangwili Hospital
Dolgwili Rd, Carmarthen SA31 2AF
Tel 01267 235151
20.8 miles (Approx 36 minutes’ drive)
Bronglais Hospital
Caradoc Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1ER
Tel 01970 623131
27.7 miles (Approx 49 minutes’ drive)
Nearest Vet
Priory Vets Aberaeron
5 Darkgate Street, Aberaeron, SA46 0JH
Tel 01545 571341
11.4 miles (Approx 19 minutes’ drive)
Priory Vets Cardigan
Gwalia Gardens, Pwllhai, Cardigan SA43 1DB
Tel 01239 612479
15.6 miles (Approx 31 minutes’ drive)