Very nice site and we really enjoyed the area. In comparison to the last CC site we had just left in Buxton the whole atmosphere seemed far more welcoming to families with children, sonething we have become wary of on CC sites.
The site and facilities were very clean, the planting of the borders was very nice and the whole aspect was very peaceful. By following CC instructions for route to site we had no problems.
Location was good for the Southern side of the Snowdonia park and the coast and beaches near Porthmadog and Barmouth. As a family we enjoyed the Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog railway, spending the afternoon in Porthmadog. We also visited the White water rafting centre near Bala and the kids and I paddled all the way to Bala with an instructor, really good fun. Otherwise we also did a couple of walks out of our Pathfinder walking guide of the area; I can't recommend these gidebooks enough, they never fail to deliver, the Precipe walk near Llanfachreth was really pretty and for once nice and easy.
We hadn't been to Snowdonia for a good few years and had forgotten how lovely it was - the weather was good which always helps in Wales. The site was perfect for a really nice holiday and we will be back.
This a fantastic site - although we did pick a good week weather wise! Big pitches, well maintained, toilets and showers spotless - usual Caravan Club standard. Well placed for hiking, cycling or site seeing. The only problem was we had no TV signal and were unable to watch Andy Murray win Wimbledon.
If you need to stock up on supplies there is a large Tesco 10 miles away. We are definitely planning to return.
Just back from this cracking little C/Club site set in a fantastic location for touring around Nth Wales & Snowdonia National Park. The site is typical C/Club standard, have a good drive around when you arrive though, lots of trees that stop the sun from getting through on those lovely summer evenings (we were lucky).
A little tricky to get to through the village, thought I was driving onto a housing estate. There is a pub opposite the entrance, we found it very friendly and the food was great (dogs welcome) which was a bonus.
All the usual tourist areas were within easy reach although not many like dogs (try a sheep)we did find a wonderful beach if you like a good walk, drive down the A496 to Harlech the beach is beautiful and you can walk dogs to the left (signposted) the Castle is worth a look round too. The site office has some information on local walks for a small donation to the Air Ambulance, well worth it, Will we go back ? Yes
Site is actually 6 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog in the village of Maentwrog. The pub in the village is now open on Saturday and Wednesday only and we were told they no longer serve food. The shop in the village is closed so the nearest is back up in Ffestiniog or a corner shop for newspapers etc in Trawsfynydd.
The site itself is typical CC standards, everything kept very well, toilets and showers immaculate and wardens very friendly and helpful.
The walk to Trawsfynydd is well worth it, good tracks and well signposted. The cafe at the Nuclear Power Station is currently closed down though so you can't break the walk with a coffee stop. The power station is decommissioned but there is still a visitor centre. You can see the power station from most pitches as it looms over the area.
All in all the site is excellent and there is plenty to do and see in the area. The site was very quiet when we stayed - a bonus for us. We will visit again and recommend if you want Snowdonia with less of the crowds.
It has been a while since we visited Wales and had forgotten the almost constant drizzle. The scenery is stunning but unfortunately we saw little of it due to the horrendous weather throughout our weeks stay.
On arrival, friendly greeting, of course the pitches without trees were either taken or closed. There were at least 6 pitches closed all week. Apparently work was starting imminently on them! Still hadn't started when we left.
The site is set out on several levels and as usual we picked (although not much choice) the wrong area. We pitched in the bottom section; it was near to the dog walk, service points and not to far from the toilet block. No view, loads of trees, and the walk to the toilet block although not far was to much for my disabled husband because of the steep hill up to it. The site has excellent drainage, our awning only got flooded once
Toilet block dated, small, cleaned to the usual excellent CC standard and a small one round the back to use when main one is closed.
Dog walk, an accident waiting to happen especially in this wet weather. Uneven, slippy and no lighting! We only visited it once. It was closed on our last day, to be refurbished!
Amongst our trips out we visited Harlech beach, Festiniog power station, by accident we were trying to get to Betsy y Coed but the clouds closed in. The beach was vast and deserted. There was a café at the power station and the steam trains passed by, this was also deserted. The wardens have printed instructions for local walks. I decided to do the one to the BNFL Magnox power station, it wasn't to far but I ended up with very wet shoes and filthy dogs and guess what the place was deserted.
I am sure by now you have got the picture, we had absolutely horrible weather throughout the week. I am sure if we had visited when the sun was shining our view of the area would have been totally different, we came away not wanting to visit ever again. It was depressing, unfriendly and miserable.
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