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Lakeside Caravan & Camping Park
Powys   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01874 658226

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Pitches: 39
Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 46 Reviews
              7/10 from 46 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suns 10 reviews from this member

Visited here as we had found out this site is classed as a 'Dark Sky Reserve' Arrived on the friday to reception and two very helpful ladies with a map stating where they though was best to pitch, take a look and come back to us. Nice flat site, toilets and showers are clean. 20 pence for a 4 minute shower, bonus as no presstex buttons. Two camping fields one with EHU one with out, toilet block on both.

Horses are called off the common but one decided to jump and join us in the camping field. A lot of wildlife you can hear most of the day and ito the night. Lake is gorgeous for a walk and boats for hire. A lot of day visitors turn up but its not near the camping field.

Not as dark as expected on site. Visited Talgarth Bread mill and the Showcaves while there and thoroughly enjoyed both

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mark Palmer 8 reviews from this member

Our stay was due to be 02/07/16-10/07/16, and was booked well in advance. We chose this site as we were assured over the phone that it would be quiet, and no large groups are allowed.

We asked for a quiet out of the way pitch, as we have a rescue dog, who is nervous around people.

When we arrived on Saturday, we were assigned a pitch in Ernies field, dead centre of the field (not what we booked). The site was filled with weekend campers. The sort of people who aren't really interested in camping, just more interested in drinking themselves into oblivion, whilst making as much noise and mess as was physically possible.

We thought that this would be just a one off, and gave the place a chance.

Throughout the week, (after the weekend campers disappeared) the place was fairly quiet(ish). The site is used by schools, whose students have no regard for the privacy of campers. They used the field we were on, as a short cut to and from the lake. As well as for a place to get a mobile phone signal!

The facilities weren't very good either. The nearest toilets and showers were a temporary set up. I use the word temporary loosely, as it was clear from the rust, that they'd been in situ for some time. They were clean, but not suitable for the amount of people. 4 showers for 2 fields, and only 2 toilets (which got dirty, very quickly). Another block was not too far away, but was mainly for the use of the permanent caravans.

The hand dryers in all of the toilet blocks were out of order.

The showers cost 20p and last for around 5 minutes (ladies, you'll need more than one 20p if washing hair). WARNING, if you are the first to use the showers in the morning, you'll need more than one 20p piece, as they took a while to warm up. They were powerful, and remained hot after the initial warming period.

The on site cafe serves food until 1700, but they refuse to cook anything after 1600 (so it's sandwiches only after 1600). The on site pub is only open on weekends, unless you camp in high season (serves food after the cafe closes).

As I mentioned earlier, the site is plagued by the weekend camper. This is due to its proximity to the lake, and nearby access to the A40 (10 minutes away).

There is an out of hours phone number to report any grievances, but that doesn't help if you don't have any signal (vodaphone users beware!). Despite being assured that no large groups would be permitted, our second weekend on site was cut short, as it's obvious that the site managers don't care what size group arrives, just as long as they get money. Several large groups arrived, the largest consisting of 2 caravans, 2 camper vans, 3 tents and over 25 people (including children). The site isn't patrolled by wardens during the evening, so the noise levels grew as the alcohol flowed. We didn't manage to get to sleep until after 0200, and were awoken by the group again at 0615! Not enough sleep if you are planning on doing any activities like climbing nearby Pen Y Fan the next day. This was the last straw for us. We packed up 1 day early and headed home.

We are both experienced campers, and we were disgusted by the behaviour of the weekend campers, and the lack of compassion of the campsite staff.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: LettuceFish 1 review from this member

We booked initially for the first May bank holiday weekend, but due to work commitments had to rearrange our booking to the second May bank holiday weekend. We were able to transfer our deposit from one week to another, which in my book is brilliant customer service!

We knew we wouldn't make it to the campsite before 5pm so were told that our pitch information would be left on the notice board at the reception.

We arrived around 10pm and due to the poor light, arrived at the wrong campsite. We turned left into an adjoining campsite, rather than carrying straight onto Llangorse Lake campsite. The following morning we received a telephone call asking if everything was ok as we had not turned up. It then became clear that we were not at the correct campsite, so packed everything up and moved.

When arriving at the correct campsite, we were met by two very friendly ladies who gave us a choice of pitch. We were delighted when we found the camping field as it was much nicer than the campsite next door!

The toilet blocks were clean and very spacious as were the shower blocks. There were 3 sinks for washing up, which were very busy at obvious times, but there were washing up bowls and liquid provided for those who needed it.

There was plenty of drinking water points which were clearly labelled.

We took our dog with us and they (like many other sites we've visited before) request that dogs are kept on leads on the site, and it was nice to see that everyone adhered to this. A short walk from the campsite was Llangorse common where dogs were free to run off lead (under control). The horses are put on the common over night which wasn't a problem for us, as our dog is fine with them.

There was a cafe and bar on site, which we didn't use, but the bar had lots of entertainment going on. It's a shame that it isn't dog friendly as we may have used it.

The small shop at reception was brilliant for all your essentials; bread, milk, cheese, ice cream etc and was open every day. They even re-froze our freezer packs for us at no cost!

We took a trip on a rowing boat, while friends sailed and it was great that we could take our dog on the boat with us. We provided our own boyancy aid for him so wasn't sure they'd have any for dogs otherwise.

There are various walks you can do around the lake and we arrived in the village where there are two pubs, neither of which we could use as they weren't dog friendly. Which was really disappointing!

In summary, we had a lovely bank holiday weekend away and couldn't find any fault, other than the signage to the campsite being a little clearer to ensure that people arrived at the correct site.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ladybaby53 5 reviews from this member

Very disappointed, we had booked for 2 nights but left after 1 night for the following reasons and went elsewhere and wasted a nights payment. The location very good the lake being lovely. Found staff to be disinterested when checking in. Pitches for tourers isolated. Commercial vans arriving after reception closed and parking up and wandering around site. Thankful we had a dog. Toilet facilities not really up to scratch. One set of toilets were very clean the others were porta cabins which were not nice. Showers were clean in one section and not good in the other. You also had to pay. Think when you pay for facilities you should not have to pay to have a shower. On the upside a good shop on site a cafe in the day time and a pub at weekend but would not return.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tadpole007 1 review from this member

Surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Brecon countryside, and sited within a short walk to Llangorse lake, this site has everything for most campers who are passing through or even a long stay.

There is a playground for the children and the clubhouse gets quite busy on weekends, there is also a shop which sells a variety of foodstuffs and camping equipment and a cafe which sells meals at a reasonable price.

Also Brecon town is about a 15min car journey for some attractions and big supermarket shopping.

Toilet and shower facilities are adequate at 20p a shower and dish washing is provided with hot water.

What makes this site especially attractive for me as this is not the first time I have stayed there is the friendliness of the staff, they will try to accommodate you if you have concerns, I plan to visit this site again with my family as we are avid campers and it has been delightful staying there.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dave4242 2 reviews from this member

Intended to stay for 3 nights with my dog and go walking, using the site as base. Thankfully I only paid for one night, that was enough. The showers and toilets were a port-a-cabin that wasn't very clean and were certainly cramped. We were along way from the shop and bar. The bar wont accept dogs, and the beer was flat and warm. I was lectured about my dog and sorry, I know how to look after him. The site was like a council estate on wheels. Never again.

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