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Visitor Reviews - Pen Y Fan Caravan Park

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Pen Y Fan Caravan Park
Manmoel Road
Oakdale, Blackwood
Gwent
Monmouthshire   (Browse area)
NP12 0HY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01495 226636

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Nearby:
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Pitches: 120
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 39 Reviews
              7/10 from 39 Reviews


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Reviews:  39 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Storm38 1 review from this member

New to camping, bought a tent and went to this site as it is near us to try the tent. A lovely well maintained and friendly park, , toilet and shower block very clean. We enjoyed it so much ended up staying 3 nights! The pub on the site is friendly with lovely food and the warden is very helpful. Fab views and walks to the pond and wind turbines and not far from town centre. Would definitely go back. Enjoyed it so much would love to site a caravan there! It helped that we had fab weather. Loved going to the old ice cream van that has been turned into site shop, lovely touch.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Josh2014 4 reviews from this member

We came to this site as it is local to us just to test our caravan after it came out of winter storage.

The toilet and shower blocks are spotless and warm. The on site shop/van is always well stocked and the pub serves lovely food. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

Only downside to the site is that they are always improving it and in some areas it looks like a building site.

With lovely walks around the lake and local surrounding areas and just a short drive to the local shopping centre it is very enjoyable.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Louie28 1 review from this member

Went to visit pen y fan caravan site just for a day and decided to book in for couple of nights to test out our caravan, toilet blocks always clean, site is lovely and clean, owners really friendly. The seasonal pitches Are a great size just pity there isnt loads more available for people to site as would be ideal the site shop is brilliant stocked well, lovely walking path, and near by pond beautiful in the sun. Only down side is pub not always open, park needs to be a bit bigger, maybe some entertainment a little water park would be a great asset to site. Over all would return plus hoping to put name on waiting list for seasonal pitch

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kirkos73 1 review from this member

Came to this site as it is local and for me to try out our new caravan. As I live within walking distance of this site, I come here in the Springtime to see what improvements have been made over the winter months. The trouble with this Caravan park is that it is more of a building site rather than somewhere to camp or stay in a caravan. The site have been open since the late 80's and yet it has never looked any better. You would think that when holiday season approaches, that all the digging would stop.

This site has so much potential, if the owners could just relay the road in the site, upgrade the fences, a new play area for the kids and stop all that digging! (Especially in the summer, as it creates loads of dust. And you have diggers and 4x4s driving up and down the site. )

Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cufcbarside 65 reviews from this member

We have moved our caravan to this site whilst his lordship is working there. So why did we?

Wardens are really nice people and very helpful

Site views across the valley give some peaceful moments

Site costs are very reasonable

Facilities may be a little on the dated side but are very clean and tidy, the hot water is well hot and plentiful in the showers and be assured you will come out clean

WIFI is being looked at by the site team but wasn't operational as of the end of October

Reception has lots of information

Its not far from civilization and there are all the usual supermarkets, shops, fuel etc are within a short drive

We haven't tried the on site pub but people tell us that is a worthwhile visit

The site is open all year round and has security barriers, CCTV etc and the site is investing in modifications and are installing accommodation PODS as part of their facilities

But that night time bleep is still there !

Overall;

We are very pleased with the site and wardens its a good site, watch the roads up to the site whilst towing. It would get a 10/10 but settled on a 9/10 till that bleep is sorted

Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cufcbarside 65 reviews from this member

Dear Friends

After 12 months on site we have moved on from here now due to his lordships work moving to another part of the country so here is our final 12 month review

Not so good items: Room for improvements

(1) electric hook ups are only 6 amp and considering its 2013 perhaps needs to be 16 amp now. If you take a pitch with the electric on a meter be warned its not the cheapest option

(2) pitches, watch out on the hardstandings, 2 punctures on tyres which at 150 each isnt cheap, type 2 hardcore which doesn't always remove those pesky nails and screws

(3) noise levels, sometimes the locals come out to camp and do they make some noise and till late, recently a rally was on site and to be singing anti english songs at 0200 wasn't the kind of behaviours a good campsite should be allowing

So the good bits:

(1) Secured site, some parts being developed and take this as a good thing

(2) Bar and cafe on site does some good meals, had several meals in the place, eaten in and if you ring in advance they can either do a plated meal or sandwiches to take down to your vans

(3) loads to do in the area too many to list but there is Asda, KFC, Mac's, Pizza Hut, Halfords etc Blackwood loads of different shops etc. One place of note is the Viceroy Indian in Ystrad Mynach, definitely one to visit

(4) Good site for contractors to stay on whilst working in Wales.

(5) Facilities are good, clean and tidy, very hot push button showers but you will come out clean

(6) Out of the way, top of the hill, lovely fresh winds are refreshing when it gets a good blast going on but be assured on a sunny day get that sun cream out as you will need it

(7) on site shop has lots of bits and pieces which can bail you out if you need it

(8) reception and information centre has lots in it

So 12 mths on site and we had to depart due to his work changes, so what did it mean to us then and the big question

Would we return to this site. We would go back there for a break, its a good site overall, needs a little work to really make a difference but we would consider using it again.

Best wishes

The family

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