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Visitor Reviews - Glanllyn Lakeside Caravan & Camping Park

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Glanllyn Lakeside Caravan & Camping Park
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL23 7SS   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01678 540227  or  07885156598

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Pitches: 150
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 111 Reviews
              8/10 from 111 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage  Statics on Sale 

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rich2han 1 review from this member

What a beautiful site. A stunning location on the shore of Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala), approx 3 miles outside of Bala itself.

We arrived on a Monday afternoon and the very helpful reception staff were able to advise us on the best places to pitch. Given we don't use electric hook-up, we had a free reign to pitch where we liked in the non-electric section. The site was fairly quiet during the week, but did get busier on the Friday and Saturday of our stay, so I guess then finding a good pitch could be a bit more of a lottery. We were able to pitch right near the water, but still sheltered by trees.

The toilet and shower facilities are very good, in an excellent condition and perfectly clean. Free showers with a good supply of hot water (though no capacity to alter the temperature, and as my son likes his showers cooler rather than hotter he did complain a little). Also there is a disabled/Baby change toilet and shower facility which was really useful with our 1 year old.

The wash-up / Laundry room has 5 washing up sinks again with a good supply of hot water and 2 coin operated washers and dryers - though cannot comment on these as we didn't use them.

There is a small shop in reception which sells the usual 'essentials' of bread milk etc, though a short drive into Bala gives access to a CO-OP, Spar and various independent butchers bakers etc if more supplies are required.

The sites location really suited us being, being on the nearer side of the Snowdonia area for our home, but still easy to access most places with Snowdon itself only an hour away, but plenty of other attractions closer than that.

The only minor downside is as others have mentioned the location of the children's play area. Whilst the equipment is good and well maintained you have to go passed reception and near to the main road. Ideally this could be better located but it is only a minor issue.

Having discovered this little gem of a site we will definitely look at returning.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Team LJ 3 reviews from this member

Lovely flat pitches with plenty of room and good shelter.

Perfect lakeside location.

Toilet and shower blocks rather dated and we feel that they needed cleaning a little more often than they were.

Very quiet surrounding areas, this site really is all about watersports.

Really nice playground for our 4 year old.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bhamcampers 3 reviews from this member

We stayed here for a week during Whitsun week starting from the Saturday. It was the middle of a bank holiday weekend and when we got there it was nearly to capacity, we got there early and the owner let us pitch straight away which was great but our friends were coming on the Monday and had requested certain pitches of which were already full. By the Monday most of the site had left and for the rest of the week it was very quiet for a holiday week.

They allowed groups on this site who all pitched together on the Saturday night one group were having a party I think and was very loud until after 12, I think someone did finally ask then to quieten down then.

The site itself is ok there are only 3 sinks to wash up so during peak times is a long wait to wash up, but lots of toilets and showers, with hot free water in the showers. The toilets during the night are dark with only 1 light on.

All in all an enjoyable week we won't be going back as the area is a little quiet for us.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The 147 Clan 5 reviews from this member

I picked this site for its location and the views and I was not disappointed.

The position of the site is stunning, right next to Lake Bala with hills and mountains in the background.

We used one of the grass pitches because the views were better and the hard standing ones were too near the road. The pitch was large, flat and seemed to have good drainage.

There is a shop selling essentials and information about the surrounding area.

Megan the owner was really friendly and helpful when showing us to our pitch. The toilet / shower blocks were clean and tidy and the showers had plenty of hot water, but the building itself was cold ?

The road system could be improved by putting up more no entry and one way signs as certain people were driving the wrong way around the site.

We went to Barmouth which has a fantastic sandy beach, a small fair and a lovely little cafe on the front.

Bala itself has a number of pubs, a Spar and Co Op. It also has a good fish and chip shop which we used, eat in or take away.

We went for a meal at The Eagles Inn in Llangower, a village 2 miles from the site. A small pub with a good reasonably priced menu. I had the trout which was very nice and the side salads were the best I've seen. It's best to book as I suspect it gets busier in the summer ?

One thing that should be changed is there should be separate taps at the water points for drinking water and waste water.

The weather was kind which is always a bonus !

We did not take our dog with us which was lucky because the dog walking area is far too small for a site this big ?

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Val E 6 reviews from this member

We stopped here at last minute, as we were passing, baby getting grumpy and wanted to get settled for the night. When we arrived 6pmthere was nobody in reception, we rang the telephone number, very helpful, told us where we could park up and use a hook up. Lovely site. Very flat, very clean toilets and showers. We only stopped for one night, we paid next morning very trusting, friendly lady. Would return for longer stay.

Not far from Bala, lovely position near lake.

Thank you

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Targra 1 review from this member

We visited this site just women and children, with a Motor home & tent. On arrival we were given a nice friendly welcome by the reception ladies and shown to our spot.

There was lovely clean shower&toilet blocks. Washing up area is indoors with plenty of hot water.

The site is lovely and flat so you can see where your children are most of the time.

The lake access is easy, you can just walk in up to wherever ( just my knees ) as it was cold.

3 mile walk into Bala where there is everything you need, and everyone was really friendly. There is a bus service runs about every two hours (cheaper to buy return), you can wave them down outside the site and they drop you off at the gate, the drivers were very helpful.

Our children were aged 11-14 and had a great time, as did the adults!

I would recommend this site and will definitely be going again.

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