About The Farm and Family
Woody Kiln Farm is a family run farm now in its third generation of the family, with Dean alternating his day-job as a School Business Manager with his weekend job of maintaining the farm in one of the most picturesque areas of Pembrokeshire. He is helped by his wife, Sharon who also has a her own Hair and Beauty salon in the local town and also works part time as a lecturer in the nearby college. They are also supported by the helpfulness of their daughter Eryn.
Dean, Sharon and Eryn in Montenegro August 2014.
Dean has lived at Woody Kiln all his life. When Sharon moved to Woody Kiln in January 2014, it was her ambition to set up a caravan site on part of the farm grounds. Both Dean and Sharon were caravan owners, and have an understanding of the requirements of modern caravanners. As no site in the area offer facilities we felt was a necessity for modern caravanners, we started planning our site. Our CL is located in in an area which previously had a track laid, and hardstanding area which was used to store farm machinery. This track has now been restored, enabling the site to remain open all year. The area which was previously used to store farm machinery is now made into a number of hardstandings.
Deans' father, Peter who is a retired farmer carried out most of the groundwork and manual work setting up the facilities. He also keeps the grounds in top condition for your visit!
One of Deans gripes when going on caravanning holidays is the time it takes to set up on arrival. Many sites which have TV hook-ups are wired in the analogue TV age and now that we have digital TV they don't work very well - reception is often poor - or some channels are missing. Many caravanners these days also have a Freesat of Sky Digital receiver - and spend some time setting up and attempting to align portable satellite dishes on site - only for them to move with a little wind!
More and more sites also offer wireless internet access - but have speeds which resemble old dial up modems with a large number of users sharing a low speed connection. Dean has campaigned to bring Superfast Fibre Broadband to the village of Herbrandston for a number of years and was successful when this was installed and activated in June 2015. Our site had full speed Fibre Broadband connection.
Based on this, we planned our facilities to make the setting up of your caravan on our site a simple experience.
Plans were put into action in October 2014, and the site was ready to open in August 2015.