New House Farm

Capel Gwilym Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 9UB

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Our CL is a quiet, family run site located on a working farm on the outskirts of Cardiff. The site itself is situated in an old orchard and on a slight incline, pitches are level and hard standing.

Visit our award winning Farm Shop and Antlers Coffee Shop and enjoy the spectacular views of Cardiff where you can buy home reared meat from our onsite butchery and plenty of other local and Welsh produce.

Facilities on site ...

  • Shop
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.548154 / Lon -3.204614
OS field ref:
ST167837
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Cardiff
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Lisvane
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Good location for Cardiff

We stayed on this CL for four nights. The access to the site is OK but can be difficult with a large outfit. Make sure you follow the directions given by the owner, the sat nav will send you down some very narrow a steep roads! The site is small with some hard standing pitches but as with the access it is difficult with a large outfit to manoeuvre , and each pitch has a slope, so some form of levelling is required. There are electric points distributed around the site and fresh water taps, so you can have a direct fresh water supply to your outfit. As the site is on a slope all the rain water, and being Wales it will rain, if you are on the lower pitches you will have a small stream running in your direction! We didn't use the shop or cafe, but it looked well stocked and was popular with a large number of visitors. A park and ride is about 5 miles from the CL, Cardiff East which makes visiting the city fairly easy. If you wish to visit this area this CL is fine, I wouldn't wish to stay more than a four or five nights.
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Great site for visiting the amazing Capital of Wales

Just back from New House farm after a three night stay last week. Site is at the rear of a very nice farm shop/coffee shop which is popular with visitors between 10 and 5 in the day. fairly steep access road. The pitches are sloping bar one which is tricky to access but if you have wheel chocks you will be fine. Donkeys and sheep in adjacent field. Road noise could be an issue but being as it is constant you don't seem to notice after a while. Welcome was 'moderate' on arrival with little information provided. You can easily visit Cardiff and Caerphilly which are both very interesting. Cardiff obviously has many attractions not least the wonderful Cardiff Bay development. Caerphilly castle is well worth a visit too. Overall good value per night but would like it to have just a little TLC to make it that extra special.

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Excellent site, close to grandchildren

A very excellent site with a couple of small drawbacks. The site itself has small hardstandings. Some of them are a bit sloping - make sure you've got some "woods" for levelling on some pitches.

The farm shop is good - welcoming and the coffee shop does a 10% discount for residents! Nice little small animal area; donkeys, alpacas, pigs, chickens, goats etc.

The downsides:

Chemical waste disposal is great (an old loo with a hose for washing) but this is also the grey water disposal point and I can't lift a large container that high. Next time, I'll need to bring a smaller container and keep emptying it. There will be a next time!

The motorway is pretty close and there's constant traffic noise. It's not very disturbing. The constant noise is filtered out and ignored. The irregular roar of a fairly busy road is much worse (as at Tredegar House)!

brianwoods found them to be not very welcoming. On one occasion when I tried to book, I got the same. It all depends, I suspect, who in the shop picks up the phone. Contact is largely with the shop staff, rather than with the site (and shop) owner. Some know what is going on; others have very little idea.

Access is surprisingly convoluted for somewhere so close to the motorway. Use J32 and go either north on A470 and down again via Caerffili on the A469 (longer, but main roads) or south through Rhiwbina then up the A469 (smaller roads, but no problems).

Definitely the best of the sites anywhere near the grandchildren in Ponty!

(Beware the donkey. He'll grab your sleeve and then sit, quite quiet and unbothered, with his teeth clenched. All you can do is to wait!)

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Great CL

We stayed two nights visiting Cardiff for a show. The site is as described with good level pitches and electric and water etc close by. Fields around full of sheep and Alpacas etc alongside superb farm shop and cafe - serves very good full english breakfast. Play area for little ones and some farm animals to see. We walked 15 mins to local train line for 15 mins journey into the centre of the city - ideal. If coming from  Bristol/over the bridge do not take first motorway exit (as advised by Sat Nav) take the one after and come back, it's a little further doubling back but easier roads. Lovely!  
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Stayed here for a weekend to watch Heineken Cup Final . Easy to find. Noise from M4 not an issue at all. Small site, part hard standings. Easy access to electric and water. Easy access to waste disposal. Very quiet surrounded by sheep and cows. Welcome fine in the shop. No probs. 15 mins walk to train station at Levisane & Thornhill they run every 15 mins to Cardiff Central EXCEPT Sundays. Only 15 mins journey . ?4.50 return 2 pubs within walking distance from site. Defo would stay here again. Will need levelling blocks and own toilet.
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