NORTH WALES’ FINEST CAMPSITE INTRODUCES NEW HUTS FOR 2022
Based on the stunning and little-visited Llŷn Peninsula, Bert’s Kitchen Garden is a thriving eco-campsite and restaurant that offers guests the chance to escape the everyday.
Camping pitches are mowed from wildflower meadows or nestled beside orchards and running streams and families are encouraged to relax and let the children run wild with treehouses and rope swings galore. At the heart of the site is the kitchen garden restaurant, which offers a seasonal changing menu using the best of local produce, including that grown on-site. New for 2022, and designed for those guests looking for a little extra luxury, Bert’s is opening two new huts in a private paddock beside the kitchen garden – which look more like railway carriages than shepherds huts, in keeping with the Peninsula’s quarrying heritage.
Commenting, Ali Paice, co-founder of family-run Bert’s, said: “We are thrilled to have a new offering for guests escaping to Bert’s, especially one that can hold up to the wildest of Welsh weather. These new huts are designed for couples looking to enjoy a few more home comforts, while still experiencing the off-grid, easy pace that the campsite provides.
The two new huts, each sleeping two, have been designed in partnership with Living Huts. Eschewing the gingham charms of many shepherds’ huts, the huts at Bert’s have a more industrial feel, far more in keeping with the Peninsula’s quarrying heritage. Each spacious hut is clad in reclaimed wood and has a king-sized bed dressed in French linen, and a marble-tiled shower room with lashings of hot water. The huts sit in a private paddock on the campsite, with a shared garden and fire pit for those looking to do a little al-fresco cooking. However, for those keen to relax even further the kitchen garden restaurant is just next door to the paddock, and hut guests will be able to stroll over for morning pastries, light lunches, or seasonal dinners.
Price: a night’s stay at the new huts from £175, sleeping two.
BERT’S KITCHEN GARDEN
Bert’s is a simple, back-to-nature campsite with a private shingle beach on its doorstep that offers guests the chance to relax and unwind. There are 20 camping pitches, mowed out from wildflower meadows perfumed with the scent of meadowsweet or tucked into a riverside paddock, while there are four pitches for campervans and two pre-erected glamping safari tents. The site has no electric hook-ups, and no Wi-Fi, and is car-free with guests transferring their gear by wheelbarrow. Facilities include shower blocks, where eco-friendly toiletries are provided, composting toilets, BBQs to hire, and a small kitchen with washing up and fridges. Alongside the new huts, there’s also a beautiful holiday cottage for rent, The Piggery, with a master bedroom, huge en suite, log burner, and coffee-making facilities. All guests are welcome to enjoy the on-site restaurant set in the middle of a kitchen garden. Open for breakfast and lunch every day and dinner six nights a week, the restaurant offers locally-roasted coffee, fresh pastries, lunches and dinners that change with the seasons, and cocktails and drinks garnished with herbs picked from the garden.
Prices: Camping pitches cost £22pppn, £10 per child (under 5s free), The Piggery (sleeping two) costs £175 per night, and the glamping Dutch tents (sleeping four) cost £85pn.
Bert’s Kitchen Garden lies outside the small village of Trefor on the northern edge of the Llŷn Peninsula. Little-visited compared to the crowded slopes and passes of neighbouring Snowdonia, the Llŷn has a slower pace and a more charming sense of place. Around a quarter of it is protected as an AONB. Bert’s’ guests can wander from the campsite to the coastline and its private beach for bracing sea swims and coastal walks or hire SUPs and kayaks to explore further afield at the beaches of Porth Iago or Aberdaron. The town of Criccieth offers a coastal castle and Victorian promenade while the chic town of Abersoch holds an annual regatta each August. A real local highlight is the Tŷ Coch Inn in Porthdinllaen, which has been voted as one of the finest beach pubs in the world. At the end of the Peninsula lies Bardsey Island, a site of Christian pilgrimage since the 6th-century, and visitors who sail there today can see the ruins of St Cadfan’s monastery alongside basking grey seals and nesting manx shearwaters, fulmars and guillemots.
For further information visit Bert’s Kitchen Garden (bertskg.com, 01286 660823).