Our Pembrokeshire Farm
The Jamieson Family
Our parents opened Hendre Eynon Camping & Caravan Site in April 1971 with just a wooden toilet block from a builders yard, a few static caravans and a field. People could pitch wherever they liked, but Dad had a canny ability to remember their favourite spots!
Dad's vision for the site created a safe environment for countless family holidays. Our parents loved hearing children enjoying themselves and seeing games of cricket and football being played which is why, despite planting a hedge in the middle and having more orderly pitching with numbered pitches, we have continued to keep the area in front of the pitches free.
As an avid conservationist and warden of the adjacent Dowrog Nature Reserve, Dad decided to get some ponies to graze the land and started pony trekking for the holidaymakers with just one pony and Coco the donkey.
Many holidaymakers came to us because of the riding. Our sister Sara taught many local children to ride at the weekends, ran pony days, treks and beach rides for the holidaymakers in the summer up until the stables closed in 1996.
As a family, all 5 of us have been involved in the site over the years. Whilst eldest brother Sean took over the runnng of the dairy farm, the site fell naturally to Emma and Angus - the youngest 2 of family. Like our parents we love meeting people and have endeavoured to maintain a relaxed and friendly family atmosphere.
You will usually find Angus pottering around on his little red tractor or putting the world to right. Emma, accompanied by our now aged Jack Russell Millie, takes care of the bookings and like Dad before her has an uncanny ability to remember people's favourite pitches. The rest of the family help out if needed, especially our sister Sara, brother Tom and niece Victoria.
The site has never been fancy. We offer basic facilities, but ensure that they are always spotlessly clean. We love to see people relax and enjoy the simple joys of camping, crabbing at the local harbours, walking the beautiful coast then returning tired but happy, to have a barbecue, make a hot chocolate then curl up with a warm blanket and watch the stars.
The site was a huge and very proud part of our parents lives, they loved the friendships they made over the years. Likewise, we are extremely proud to be able to continue their legacy and love watching the younger generations discover the joys of staying at Hendre Eynon.