The Pembrokeshire Hideaway

Lawrenny, Wales, United Kingdom
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The Pembrokeshire Hideaway

Lawrenny, Wales, United Kingdom

A collection of luxury domes and stargazing tents (for 2-4) in a peaceful garden setting, surrounded by Pembrokeshire's stunning scenery

A collection of luxury domes and stargazing tents (for 2-4) in a peaceful garden setting, surrounded by Pembrokeshire's stunning scenery

It's all about the great outdoors at The Pembrokeshire Hideaway. Set in the quaint village of Lawrenny, this peaceful glamping retreat is tucked away among blissful surroundings of lush forests, vast fields and marshland. You enter through the church garden and come to a secret walled garden: a communal place where friends and family gather and people participate in yoga or meditation sessions. Beyond lie a cluster of striking domes and stargazing tents, each looking skywards.

This is glamping at its most indulgent. Geodomes have cosy bedrooms with wood-burning stoves, and romantic wood-fired hot tubs set beneath the stars. Stargazers bring you closer to nature and come with their own outdoor bathtubs. Wherever you stay, you get a private bathroom, a nifty little kitchen, your own barbecue, and tranquil views of meadows and pine forest.

Friendly host Amber is a mine of information about the local area. Wild swimming is a highlight around here (Amber is a passionate campaigner of the wild swimming movement), as are the truly stunning beaches. But a stay at The Pembrokeshire Hideaway is really about one thing: the mesmeric, star-spangled skies that cloak the landscape. When night falls, fire up the barbecue, position your telescope, huddle together beneath a blanket, and settle in for a magical evening performance.

Highs

  • We loved watching the stars for hours at a time from our wood-fired hot tub
  • The log burner in the Geodomes will keep you toasty during the nights and in the winter months; Stargazers have electric blankets
  • Beautiful forests and walks are just at your doorstep, as are myriad organised activities - shark spotting, paddleboarding, foraging
  • The hosts are lovely and very knowledgeable about the local area
  • The local beaches are some of the UK's most spectacular

Lows

  • The pods are quite close to each other, so you might overhear the chatter of your neighbours
  • Very remote - you will need a car to get to the beach and shops
  • Stargazers are less indulgent than Geodomes - opt for the latter if you want added luxuries
  • Beware of extra charges (cleaning fee, logs), as they can add up

Best time to go

The campsite is open all year round. Come in winter for stargazing, spring/autumn for walking, and summer for outdoor activities such as yoga, foraging and guided wild swimming trips.

Our top tips

Ask Amber about wild swimming spots nearby. After your swim, grab a bag of chips from Milton Fish & Chips (with the best vegan menu we've ever seen at a chippy) and a pint at the cosy Milton Brewery Inn.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Great Outdoors
Romantic
  • Boutique Glamping
  • 10 luxury tents
  • Self-catering; restaurant on site
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car recommended
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Towels & Bedlinen
Room:

Rooms

There are two types of tent: the luxe Geodomes and the simpler Stargazers.

The Geodomes are perfect for couples. Upon arrival, you enter through a private wooden gate to find the dome on one side and the kitchen and bathroom (with toilet and shower) in a separate wooden building on the other. Inside the dome, the main feature is the generous super-kingsize bed, with a wood burner in front of it. You can relax on the two-seater sofa and watch movies on the smart TV, with access to popular streaming platforms provided. Warmth and colour comes from soft rugs, cushions and bedspreads. Budding astronomers can enjoy the night sky with the small telescope in the room. Outside, you get your own wood-fired hut tub.

The Stargazers are closer to actual camping than the Domes, but with some added luxuries you wouldn't get at a normal campsite: a queensize bed, a bathroom with toilet, a stargazing roof, and an outdoor kitchen and bathtub. They also have two futon mattresses so kids can bunk with you too.

Features include:

  • Hairdryer
  • In room treatments available
  • WiFi

Eating

All the tents come with fully equipped private kitchens - indoors in the Geodomes, outdoors in the Stargazers. Each is complete with a two-burner hob, microwave oven, small fridge and barbecue equipment. If you are planning on eating in most days, you can arrange a Tesco delivery to the site before your arrival. There is a small community shop in the village for essential items, otherwise, you will need to drive 20 minutes to the nearest supermarkets.

If you fancy splurging on more of a once-in-a-lifetime dinner, you can book into Annwn Restaurant, run on-site by Michelin-starred chef Matt Powells. The set menu changes depending on the season, with most ingredients foraged and grown in the gardens. Courses might include locally caught oysters, duck eggs from the woodland, kelp broth and gorse flower custard.

For a traditional pub meal, head to the Lawrenny Arms, a 15-minute walk away, which offers all your usual classics, from fish and chips to vegetarian bean chilli.

Features include:

  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
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Activity:

Activities

  • Visit the nearby award-winning beaches for a quick swim, leisurely walk or even a little rock pooling. We recommend Manorbier or Swanlake, as they are the closest and there are lovely coastal walkways leading from each; Barafundle Bay is also stunning
  • Go stand-up paddleboarding along Pembrokeshire’s unspoiled coastline - head into hidden caves, paddle alongside magnificent cliffs and jump into crystal-clear water
  • Go foraging with Michelin-starred chef Matt Powell. Book a table in his restaurant for the evening and you can taste the fruits of your labour!
  • History buffs can take guided tours of nearby Picton Castle or Pembroke Castle
  • Book an art lesson with local artist Louise Burdett
  • During the winter months, use the telescope in your dome to gaze up at the stars. You can map the craters of the moon or discover a new constellation

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Foraging

Kids

Kids are welcome, and during the summer the campsite is popular with families. All tents have kitchens so you can self-cater meals. There are no organised activities for kids (but worth checking beforehand), but there are plenty of fun attractions in the area, including fabulous sandy beaches to play on.

Best for:

Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

We think the Stargazers are better suited to families, as they are more spacious than the Geodomes. Everybody will have to share the same space, but kids will have their own futon mattresses on the floor, with a heated blanket. We would not recommend more than two kids per tent.

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Location

The Pembrokeshire Hideaway is set in the village of Lawrenny, in southern Pembrokeshire. Tenby is 19km away.

By Air:
Cardiff International is the closest (152km), you could also fly to Bristol (221km).

By Car:
The Pembrokeshire Hideaway is remote so you'll want a car. There is on-site parking. A 13W charging port is available on request for electric cars.

By Bus/Train:
Although we wouldn't recommend you come here without a car, you can get to Kilgetty (8.2 miles), Pembroke (10 miles) and Pembroke Dock (11 miles) by bus or train.

Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.

Airports:

  • Cardiff International 152.0 km CWL
  • Bristol Airport 221.0 km BRS

Other:

  • Beach 15.0 km
  • Shops 0.2 km
  • Restaurant 0.2 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 2 independent reviews from i-escape guests

10/10
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Service
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Value
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