South West Wales

Private jet for 'unique' campsite stay in Pembrokeshire

Jet Star on campsite Image copyright Tiffany Martin
Image caption The Jet Star would have carried up to nine passengers

A 1970s private jet, which was once the height of luxury travel, is now offering visitors a "truly unique" place to stay in Pembrokeshire.

The Jet Star is the brainchild of Toby Rhys-Davies, who runs a campsite in Redberth, near Tenby.

It sleeps four people and includes all original features, plus wifi and a games console in the cockpit.

Mr Rhys-Davies said he wanted to have the "most unique campsite in the UK."

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Image caption The jet's fuselage has original lighting
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Image caption The cockpit has an Xbox with flight games

Speaking to BBC Wales, Mr Rhys-Davies said he had bought the jet last summer, although he remained tight-lipped about where from, and did it up over the winter.

"It's perfect for a couple," he said, "with all the romance of first class travel.

"The reviews have been phenomenal."

Visitors have described their stay as "quirky", "fun" and a "truly amazing experience."

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Image caption The Jet Star is nestled among Mongolian yurts and a farm house at Apple Camping
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Image caption Mr Rhys-Davies has built an extension at the back of the jet

Mr Rhys-Davies has run his site for three years and began by offering Mongolian yurts, but as they increased in popularity, he realised he "had to think outside the box" to make his site unique.

The Jet Star was "a truly unique place to stay," he said.

He is currently working on a flying saucer for the campsite.

"By next year it will look incredible," he said.

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Image caption The cabin has a double bed