After my blog back in May about Glamping in Cwmcarn near
Caerphilly, it seems that the phenomenon is starting to catch
We all know the scenario - caravan holiday, cramped conditions,
lashing rain, howling wind and a trudge across a sodden field to
get to the showers and toilets.
But now you can forget all and stay in an authentic Romany
Caravan. A traditional Vardo, the caravan used to travel the
lanes of the Welsh countryside but has now found a permanent home
on a sheep farm near Bridgend.
You may still find conditions a bit cramped if you bring the
entire extended family, but it is ideal for a couple looking for a
romantic getaway as you snuggle in the caravan, watching the stars
and listening to the sounds of the countryside. Anyway the
rest of the family can stay in the nearby self catering house or
pitch a tent or two next door.
And no more trudging across soggy fields either as the caravan
comes complete with a cabin housing toilet, hot water, shower and
washing facilities. There is also a terrace and barbeque area
and an internet connection meaning you don't have to get away from
it all if you don't want to.
Caravan holidays will never seem the same again.
If you're interested in stayining the Romany Caravan then visit
their website for more details
(Thanks to Brent Davies for the image)
is, apparently, the way to go. No, I'd never heard of it
either but apparently it means glamorous camping. It's all
the rage amongst those who want experience the great outdoors
without the leaky tent and soggy sleeping bag.
And now you can glamp (is that a proper word?) right here in
Southern Wales. Cwmcarn Forest near Caerphilly is already
well known for the superb mountain
biking trails and spectacular views from the scenic
mountain drive but are now hitting the headlines with their brand
new camping pods.
These timber pods are ideal if you like the idea of camping but
also like life's little comforts. The pods come equipped with
a heater, a light and electric. They are ideal for a short
break without the hassle of packing away a wet tent.
Fancy trying them out? Take a look at their website and don't forget to tell us
how you got on.