Visit Wales – 40 out of 40

Misty Morning at Fforest Fields

We are inspected by various ‘bodies’ over the year, The AA, David Bellamy, ASCI, Cool Camping, Alan Rogers and not least Visit Wales who give us our internationally recognised ‘Star’ rating.

Earlier this year the AA upgraded us from three Pennants to four and we have now heard that Visit Wales have given us 223 out of a possible 260 upgrading us from three to four star rating. This includes 40 out of 40 for the Toilet and Washing Facilities!

This year we have already received the David Bellamy Special Distinction Award for the new shower and washing facilities, so it is wonderful to have the endorsement from Visit Wales for them as well.

We have never ‘sat on our laurels’, in fact I don’t think George knows how to sit on anything, let alone laurels, he’s always got a ‘plan’ and modification that he thinks will make your stay more comfortable, or enjoyable, relaxed or easier. Will is hot in his father’s footsteps and with the two plotting and scheming I can see many improvements are planned for the next few years.

Chris Foster has built our lovely new bridge, something that George wanted to do when he put the cascades in for the top lake. It is beautiful and I can see is going to give as many photo opportunities as the jetty. Chris is now busily building a pagoda round the bench above the bridge for you to sit in and enjoy the peace and quiet. What is really special is that it is within 500 yards of the site and when you are there you can just see the bridge, the lake, trees and the wonderful hills of Radnor Forest in the far distance.

Many of you have seen the new fencing at the entrance. Hooray! All we need to do now is knock down the old cattle buildings and erect a smart storage area, anyone got a spare hundred thou to lend us?! But the new fencing makes such a difference already. Perhaps no one will be able to claim that they missed the entrance now!

On another note please remember that you can keep in touch via our Facebook page and for those into tweeting at fforestfields on Twitter. Both are very active and we love keeping in touch with our visitors. Natalie has the cottages on Facebook at 

Y Ffos (formally Moat House) has now been fully redecorated to a high standard, inside and out and is available to rent at a very reasonable rate. It sleeps two very comfortably and has room for four. It is the perfect place for your non-camping friends or parents who have decided they would rather have a bit of comfort. You can see the new photographs elsewhere on the website at  Along with Y Ffos we have Ffynnonau, a larger cottage, tucked under the Aberedw Hill, with magnificent views, sleeping five or six at a pinch, it’s for your friends with larger families who think you are mad to camp but would like holiday with you! If you would like to enquire about either of the cottages please contact Natalie, Will’s wife, she wonderfully does all the bookings for the both cottages.

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