Goldfinch Glampavan was once a touring caravan made in the 1980s. It has now been lovingly repositioned in our orchard area and given a quirky twist to become a glampavan. It is furnished and decorated in the bright, beautiful colours of this pretty garden bird. There is a small double bed inside, plus somewhere to sit by the candlelight during the evening while outside you will find your private field kitchen with seating. Sleeping two adults and up to one child (age range 5-12), Goldfinch Glampavan is available from May to September. Sadly, because we have free-roaming hens (Katy, Jackie and Sara), very free-roaming cats (Bobby, Rosalyn and Sandy), and Highland cattle (Esme and Theo), we unfortunately cannot take dogs.
What is included?
Double bed (small double size: 4ft wide) with full bedding and linen
Option to make a further sleeping space for one child. Pillow provided but please bring own sleeping bag
Inside seating area with coffee table
Full protection inside your glampavan from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Lanterns, candles and matches
Covered outdoor cooking area with a two-ring gas cooker, seating, pans, crockery, glasses, cutlery and implements
Additional Kadai firepit for barbecuing or toasting marshmallows
Access to wood-fired pizza ovens
Complimentary box of logs, kindling and fire-lighters (more available at extra cost)
Drinking water dispenser
Full pans, crockery, glasses, cutlery and implements, including antique dinner service by renowned designer Susie Cooper
Use of shared kitchen sink and small fridge in Wren Hut
Additional coolbox for your own use with fresh ice blocks available
Optional celebration welcome treats and cakes, cookies and quiches baked specially for you. Click here for details
Complimentary fresh vegetables, herbs, salad and fruit grown at Orchid Meadows (according to season and availability), plus fresh eggs laid by Katy, Jackie and the four Saras
Your own mains shower and flush toilet facilities nearby in Wren Hut. Please note these are compact in dimension!
Towels and complimentary eco-toiletries
Wi-Fi, USB phone charge point, good Vodaphone mobile coverage. Please note that otherwise your stay is completely off-grid
25 acres of countryside set aside for people and nature to explore. Click here for a map of Orchid Meadows
Optional free guided wildlife walk around Orchid Meadows
Frequently asked questions
Q. How do I pay for my stay?
Fifty per cent of the cost of your basic stay - excepting any extras you might purchase during your time with is - is payable at the time of booking. The final 50 per cent is due two weeks before the start of your stay. Any extras can be paid for at the end of your stay.
Q. I am travelling alone. Do you offer a discount for single occupancy?
Yes, we do. If you are holidaying on your own, you will receive a 25 per cent discount.
Q. What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
If you have booked with us direct, you are free to cancel or change the timing of your stay up to two weeks before arrival. Changes and cancellations after that are subject to an administration charge of £50. Changes made on the day of arrival cannot be accepted. In the exceptional case where we need to cancel your booking, for example due to problems on-site, we will offer you an equivalent stay at another time or return any money you have paid us. If you have made your booking through an agency, you will, of course, be subject to that agency's own cancellation policy.
Q. I see you are part of Go Explore Camping Club. Do I need to join the club to stay with you?
Booking to stay with Orchid Meadows provides free automatic membership of Go Explore Camping Club. No data is shared with Go Explore Camping Club as part of this enrolment and no responsibilities or obligations are conferred on you as a member of the club. Your membership will last for the duration of your stay at Orchid Meadows. Our association with the Go Explore Camping Club gives us the legal basis for operating.
Q. What are the check-in and check-out times?
Check-in is anytime from 4pm to 7pm (later arrivals by arrangement). Check-out is by 10.30am on the day of departure.
Q. Can I book the whole site for a group?
Yes, you can, and if the whole site is yours, you can also bring extra guests in campervans or tents. Please contact us direct to discuss your needs.
Q. Can I arrive without a car?
Yes you can, very easily. Take the train to Aberystwyth and then bus No. 588 outside the station to Tynreithyn, where you will be dropped around a quarter of a mile from here. And while you are with us, you can catch the same bus to visit the coast or head in the other direction to Tregaron or Lampeter. Click here to see the bus timetable.
Q. How far away are the nearest shops and pubs?
Tregaron is just a couple of miles away, although it is not easy to get to on-foot. There you will find a Spar shop with post office, three butcher's, a baker's, a chemist, a hotel/pub, cafes, a Chinese takeaway, a fish and chip shop and gift shops.
Q. Is there anything else I should know?
For a full list of site rules, click here. Don't worry, it is not as bad as it sounds!
What people have said
"I spent four nights in the Goldfinch Glampavan in late September 2022. The converted touring caravan was comfortable, the covered outdoor kitchen facilities excellent and the secluded setting beautifully peaceful. Steve and Lynn were very welcoming hosts throughout my stay, as well as providing me with local produce and delicious home-baked food for my kitchen. The added wow factor of Orchid Meadows is its 25 acres of upland meadow, scrub and lower-lying marshy areas, all criss-crossed by grass paths and with strategically positioned benches where I could sit and admire the view. It really did feel like having my private nature reserve." Nigel
"The site is stunning and peaceful – a great little escape. Goldfinch Glampavan was really cosy and roomier than it looked from the outside! Comfy bed, lovely kitchen set-up under cover outside and modern, clean toilet and shower. My visit was topped off with a hedgehog by the gate. Lovely place. Would definitely stay again." Sarah
"A great place to get away to and relax, either for a peaceful retreat or as a base to explore the countryside and coastline of mid-Wales. Lynn and Steve were wonderful hosts - there when you needed them. Good, clean, comfortable accommodation and key equipment provided. Thanks for a great stay." Richard
“This was my second visit to Orchid Meadows and, in spite of some cold and damp April weather, it was another delightful stay. Steve and Lynn are great hosts and the location is perfect.” Nigel
“What an amazing place! We stayed in the glampavan and it was one of the best holidays we’ve had - Lynn and Steve were very welcoming and literally thought of every little detail that might be needed. The site is located on a nature reserve and we had a couple of lovely walks around, identifying plants. Also the cats are very friendly and followed us around everywhere, which our 10-year-old loved! All in all a lovely, lovely holiday and this is definitely going to be somewhere we return to time and time again.” Katy and family
“The place was very nice, quiet and mind-refreshing. It was a time of connection with nature and beauty.” Huda and Tuly
"Really lovely night away. Lovely relaxing location. Would definitely love to go back." Beth
“Such a lovely couple of days in a very peaceful and abundant setting! We were so pleased with all the care that had been put into our stay and Lynn and Steve were perfect hosts. Would recommend for a cosy, comfy and nature-filled getaway!” Olivia and Warren
"I had such a great stay in the beautiful caravan. Clean and comfortable. Stephen and Lynn are great hosts. I’ll definitely be back." Graham
"Amazing natural surroundings and an extremely friendly atmosphere. We were positively surprised by the cosy and clean interior of the glampavan. We will definitely come again to this wonderful place! Gosia and family
"Lovely stay. We booked all the accommodation and had a family holiday. Gorgeous location and everything you need provided. Returning next year." Louise
"The accommodation was in a glampavan, which was cosy and comfortable. I can highly recommend Orchid Meadows." Finn
"We spent one wonderful week at Orchid Meadows. It was a big adventure for us, staying in Goldfinch Glampavan, having our own outdoor kitchen, own bathroom, own fireplace and being surrounded by nature. Steve and Lynn were very welcoming and friendly." Clara, Maja and Fjonn
“I had a lovely stay at Orchid Meadows and felt very comfortable. The site is beautiful, private and peaceful, and you can see the care they are putting into managing the land for nature.” Fiona
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Click here to make a booking. Please note our online booking system is designed for stays of up to seven nights. If you would like to stay longer, please contact us direct. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Orchid Meadows.