Caerfai Farm in St David's - Pembrokeshire

Cleopatra has never been so full when she set off from home with three additional passengers and their luggage. We set of at 8am, stopping once for comfort breaks and once to do a food (and alcohol) shop.

We arrived at Caerfai Farm campsite near St David's in Wales just before 3pm. Luggage for our passengers, my mum, dad and auntie, was taken to their yurt while Cleopatra was transformed into our week's accommodation and a tent pitched for my brother, sister-in-law and niece.

We were pitched right on the cliff top with a stunning view of the beach below and out across St Brides bay. A fabulous barbecue and chillout evening rounded off a hard day's travelling. The next day we installed ourselves on the small sandy beach, leaving exploring any further for later in the week.

Caerfai Farm is a superb, spacious site accepting tents and small motorhomes. Spread across three gently sloping fields, all pitches have a sea view. The facilities are good and the site shop open all day with most things you'd need if you didn't wish to venture further. Just five minutes will bring you to the beach below and the coastal path runs immediately in front of the site. Ten minutes walk in the other direction will find you in the beautiful St David's.

St David's is a city due to its cathedral but it has the feel of a village. There are a butcher, fabulous vegetable shop, delicatessen, sweet shop, coffee shops and pubs. Two days before our visit, trees, benches and lampposts had been yarnbombed - cloaked in colourful knitted and crocheted fabrics for a city festival.

There are several beaches only a short walk or drive from St David's and they were popular with body boarders and kayakers as well as families with young children. One day, seven of us walked to Solva along the coastal path. It took two hours each way, and was broken up by a pub lunch at the Harbour Inn. The return journey was proving a little arduous for the littlest pair of legs in our party and so I played party tunes on my phone, with Agadoo and YMCA taking our minds off our aching legs.

The city has a relaxed vibe, not feeling overtly touristy and I'd happily return to both St David's and Caerfai Farm.

My family survived their unexpected week of glamping in very good spirits, all enjoying themselves. The two yurts on the site are positioned as far away from the toilet and shower facilities as it was possible to situate them which proved a challenge for my 79-year-old aunt, But even so, we worked around it, making toilet trips an integral part of the holiday memories.

We've enjoyed kite flying, a game of French cricket, communal cooking, coastal walks and laying in the grass reading. We also had considerably better weather than we'd have experienced if we'd kept to our original plans - France has experienced some of the worst flooding in years. Home has also been cold and rainy with several Facebook posts suggesting central heating was being turned on in June. Meanwhile we have enjoyed a week of continual sunshine. It's hard to believe I'm on my way home from Wales with a suntan as good as if I'd been to Greece.


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