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Visitor Reviews - Merthyr Farm

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Merthyr Farm
Merthyr Farm
Harlech
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL46 2TP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01766 780897

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Pitches: 14
Open: 25th May Until 30th September

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 85 Reviews
              10/10 from 85 Reviews


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Reviews:  85 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mid Life Crisis 16 reviews from this member

A great site - this really is our kind of place.

We travelled across Wales from the Severn Bridge. The A470 is a good road but it takes 3. 5+ hours. The Dinas Mawddy Pass is the only difficult part but any competent towcar driver will have no problems.

When we left we went east to Shropshire on the A458 which was no problem.

If you are used to English roads you will be surprised how good the Welsh road surfaces are.

There is loads to do around the area. The obvious attraction is mountain walking but there are plenty of other attractions. Portmeirion is an unusual place to visit (visible as part of the view from the site). Also, the Llyn Peninsular is nice. There are some good National Trust places. Harlech is a nice little town.

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Site Good points:

The view (awesome!). It looks over the sea, the estuary, Harlech Castle and the mountains of Snowdonia. It really is spectacular. It's so good that you sit looking at it when you should be off exploring.

The only downside for us is that it's unlikely we'll ever find a better view so it's all downhill from here!

Away from civilisation, it's a good long and steep walk into Harlech.

This is a proper working farm with sheep and chickens wandering around so be prepared to make allowances for that. We didn't have children with us but it would be a great experience for them especially if they are from a city.

No light pollution, great for stargazing.

The toilets and showers are sensibly designed so that they are easy to keep clean and the owners make sure they are kept clean.

Laundry facilities.

Helpful, friendly owners.

Suprisingly, there was a decent 3G signal (not always a good point).

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Site Bad points (none really but a couple of things to watch for):

It could be difficult to get to if you aren't confident towing - the road approaching is single track although it has quite a few passing places and you can generally see far enough ahead to spot a problem early.

MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF HOW TO GET THERE IF YOU ARE TOWING!

The great view makes for an exposed site - we had one very windy night but the tents on site survived unscathed.

You are a long way from big city facilities ( which may be a good point).

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In summary - we had a long drive to get to this site (7 hours) but it was well worth it. It definitely ranks as an all time favourite and one I hope we can return to.

Did I mention the great view???

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daiandwill 2 reviews from this member

What a superb site.

Please take note of their guide to driving up, the alternative routes are narrow (with passing places) and steep.

Superb views; sea, fields and mountains in one.

Bryn and Lizzie run a nice tidy site, for both tents and caravans.

The shower and toilet block are clean, and it was a very pleasant surprise to find a washing up bowl, washing up liquid and dishcloths all provided.

Just a word of warning, this is a working farm, and you'll find sheep and chickens wandering around. Having a chicken watch us put up a tent, was a new experience for us. The sheep make good watching, and very acrobatic wandering along the top of the walls.

Harlech is a nice town, with plenty to do, including the castle, sandy beach, shows and golf course.

We will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Karen bell 3 reviews from this member

Just back from (a very windy) 4 nights at this fabulous site.

Take all the good comments in all the other reviews and add the gorgeous free-range eggs to buy, and that when my car couldn't pull my caravan up the slope due to wet grass and tyre-spin, as Bryn had taken lambs to market, Lizzie enlisted the help of a friendly neighbour (a car journey away) to get me onto the level, then Lizzie escorted us down the narrow lane to Llanfair to ensure we didn't meet any traffic coming up. My mom and I felt like royalty!

Wonderful hosts and a brilliant neighbour. Thank you all.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Karen bell 3 reviews from this member

Just back from (a very windy) 4 nights at this fabulous site.

Take all the good comments in all the other reviews and add the gorgeous free-range eggs to buy, and that when my car couldn't pull my caravan up the slope due to wet grass and tyre-spin, as Bryn had taken lambs to market, Lizzie enlisted the help of a friendly neighbour (a car journey away) to get me onto the level, then Lizzie escorted us down the narrow lane to Llanfair to ensure we didn't meet any traffic coming up. My mom and I felt like royalty!

Wonderful hosts and a brilliant neighbour. Thank you all.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Primeherefordrump 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a wonderful couple of days at Merthyr Farm. It took us three trips around the mountain to find it as some numpty didn't print off the owners directions, so lesson learnt - follow the owners directions! The site itself is peaceful and the facilities, although basic, are far superior than some we've seen and, most importantly for me, were scrupulously clean. The owners are very friendly and we were able to pitch our tent where we wanted to with the most spectacular views and sunsets. Lots of room for the children to play ball games without annoying the neighbours and our pitch was flat although a bit stony (bent tent pegs)! Harlech is a pretty little place with useful shops for stocking up on basics and we had some really tasty fish and chips one night from the local chippy.

To conclude - steep narrow roads to get to it but well worth the trouble for the location and views. One thing to bear in mind is that it can get quite windy; we were incredibly lucky with the weather except for one very blowy night when I had to go and check all the guy ropes at 3 a. M. , but that's another story.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Robo710 16 reviews from this member

Just spent 4 nights here loved the location if you want spectacular views and even more amazing sunsets then this is the site for you as the site is very open it can get a little windy, so we picked a pitch with a bit of shelter as the weather was a mix of sunshine rain and one night very misty facilities are a little basic but always clean and adequate but it was very quiet when we were there so no queues at £16 a night including EHU very good value we found the owners very friendly and children will love the array of farm animals

The site is about 2 miles up country lanes from Harlech suggest you stay to the owners directions tried alternative routes theirs was the safest

Having stayed in the area before can suggest a drive to Barmouth plenty of shops and a nice beach Port Meirion is also worth a visit makes a nice day out not to expensive would I visit again the answer would be yes

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