Hello and welcome to our campervan / motorhome Aire in South Wales! We are Ali and Amy and we hope that you enjoy your stay with us.
We set up this Aire to give people the opportunity for a safe overnight stop over and the chance to explore the local area. Our Aire is licenced by The Motorcaravanners’ Club and is open to all, regardless of whether you’re a member or not.
We’ve really enjoyed travelling in our campervan across the UK and Europe and have often used Aires on our travels. Check out our Campervan blog and our YouTube channel where we share details of our trips.
Location and how to find us
We are situated on Crofft yr Haidd farm near Penycoedcae which is close to Pontypridd. We are 11 miles north west of the M4 junction 32 and 7 miles north of the M4 junction 34. Unfortunately, our postcode does not get you to where we are, as we are in a rural area. The best way to find us is to use the postcode CF37 1BA for Tonyrefail Road.
Then you can use either this Google Map link or What 3 Words: ///booster.legal.waggled
Please don’t come via any other way as the route south of us gets quite narrow and some larger vehicles may struggle.
How long can I stay?
Our licence means that you can stay for either 1 or 2 nights. Bookings are normally 12 noon to 12 noon the following day.
How many spaces do you have?
We can accommodate a maximum of 2 vehicles.
How do I book a night at your Aire?
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What facilities are there are your Aire?
Our facilities are basic and as our Aire is aimed at self-contained motorhomes / campervans only. We do not currently have the facility for grey / toilet waste and there are no loos / showers on site. We’re on a spring water system and unfortunately the costs of getting the water tested for public consumption prohibits us from being able to offer water refill at this time.
For recycling, we have a mixed recycling bin just off to the side of the Aire. There is also a general waste bin next to it.
You are welcome to use our fire pit and to burn any sticks / wood that we have put aside in the metal shed. Enter the shed via the big long metal gate next to the Aire.
Dogs are welcome to stay but must be kept on a lead. We have a public footpath off our yard which runs for approximately 1/3 mile traffic-free where dogs are able to run off their lead, but bear in mind that there is normally livestock either side of the route.
What animals do you have on your farm?
We have a flock of Black Welsh Mountain sheep who normally have lambs around the middle of April (if you’d like to catch cute lambs running around). We also have two donkeys (Rocco and Jack), two Border Collies, two cats and three ducks.
What birds do you have on your farm?
If you’re a keen bird spotter or just love our little feathered friends, then you can find a list of birds we’ve seen at the farm here.
Fancy reading a book whilst you’re here?
If you’re into human-powered adventures for a bit of inspiration then check out Ali’s self-published book. It’s all about her 767-mile journey on an old mountain bike from Pontypridd to Chamonix in the French Alps. If you’d like to get hold of a copy, just message us when you book and we’ll set one aside for you – cost is £5. Read more about the book here. It’s also available on Kindle!
Check out our Reviews from people who’ve visited
What’s the night sky like over you?
On a clear night, you can see LOTS of stars and also various satellites. We use the James Darpinian website to see what satellites pass over us and we regularly see the International Space Station pass overhead.
What is there to do in your area?
Closest pub / restaurant: The Countryman Inn is a lovely 1 mile walk from us or a 2 mile drive. They do great food and also have gorgeous outside space including fishing lakes. For the latest news on their opening times, use their Facebook page (link here) as they are not open every day and you must book ahead (no walk-ins available). Where are they? Look here. Don’t rely on Google for their opening times as they’re out of date.
For some tourism ideas, check out the list of links below:
The Royal Mint – where money is made! Under 4 miles from our site.
A Welsh Coal Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park – Get underground to learn all about coal mining in Wales. Under 5 miles away.
St Fagans Welsh Living Museum – an outdoor collection of historical buildings! 18 miles away.
A hike up Pen y Fan – one of the loveliest mountain routes in South Wales. 25 miles away.
The Four Waterfalls Walk – this is a lovely walk taking in the sights of four impressive waterfalls – parking info is here. Parking can get really busy at peak times so best to go early if you can. Check out our video of doing this walk which ended in walking behind one of the falls!
Other useful information
Nearest and easiest cash point: Sainsbury’s in Pontypridd
Lovely Tea Room and Gift shop: The Potting Shed and Mad Hatter’s Tea room at Country Timbers near Llantrisant.
If you have any questions before booking with us then please drop us a line via our contact form.