New House Farm

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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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Stop over

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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Not very welcoming

Have stayed a few times even through the winter, as we have family in the area. We have tried to stay more but when booking they do not seem interested in trying to accommadate us, sounding like we were a bit of a hinderence rather than a customer. Shame as the place has a lot of potential..but alas we will go where we are welcomed. Road noise from the M4 also takes a bit of getting used to.

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Quick stop over to see Van Morrison in Cardiff

First class site. Drone from motorway was not sn issue. Farm shop is first class & the cafe was spotlessly clean. Food served was excellent & all the staff were friendly and very helpful.

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Lovely relaxing weekend

We just got back from a lovely weekend here. We stayed with our 4year old son and dog and our parents stayed in their motorhome too. Our son loved the pet paddock and we all enjoyed the easy access to Cardiff via bus, local pub food which was easily walkable (even when 8months pregnant) and the fab farm shop on site.  The motorway is close by but we didn't find it a problem as we live near a busy road anyway.  We will definitely be visiting again.   My one point for consideration in any future developments/plans would be that a toilet would be useful as the cafe toilet is the only one accessible and therefore not available 24hrs.  NB levelling chocks are essential as pitches are very uneven 
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A bit too noisy!

We stayed at the beginning of July, When we arrived on site we went to the shop where we paid and got very brief directions, the site is listed as being hard standings but they aren't really, the placements were not very well marked and that resulted in having someone park within 3 metres next too us. The electric hook ups were not clearly visable. The second day we went up to the farm shop, but decide not to buy anything due to the fact that no body seemed interested in helping us, or even smiling! The grass was very long when we arrived then we came back one day and it had been cut but not picked up so we traipsed grass all in the car and caravan. The site is about a field over from the M4 so it was noisy. On the plus side, there is a pet paddock which our two children loved, especially the lovely friendly goats and sheep. It was good for access to the city centre and to local towns like Caerphilly, But too oisy for us, so we won't be visiting again.

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City break in the country - October 2012

Lovely site on northern outskirts of Cardiff. Level hardstanding, water, electric hook-up and chemical disposal as advertised. Exactly what we'd hoped for. Ever present rumble from the M4 but that's what made this site so easy to get to and so well-connected. Can heartily recommend the breakfast in the Antlers tea-room/farm shop. The farm shop was well-stocked so we didn't really need to take milk etc - beware though the shop is closed on Sunday. Members of our family who live in Cardiff had used the tearoom and spoke highly of it. Friendly staff in the shop and Mr Farmer (Phillips) was also chatty and welcoming. Variety of "petable" animals which would appeal to youngsters of any age. Straight run into the city centre and lots of local eateries, some within walking distance. Lovely views over the city and the Bristol Channel beyond from the two top pitches. Will definitely be going back
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