Quite a large site, well spaced pitches, reliable EHU & water taps on each pitch as well as a TV aerial (didn't use this so can't comment). Each pitch is flat, has a slate chipping area to park on and a piece of grass alongside. Enough space for an awning and to be comfortable.
The toilets & showers are ok, could do with updating and a more in depth daily clean to remove hair, soap etc. I am fussy but I think most women are. No problem with availability of hot water. The washing machines seemed popular, the pot washing are was clean and tidy.
Grey water has to be taken in buckets, a way away. The chemical toilet disposal needs a sign but does its job.
The man at reception is a wealth of knowledge about the area and a really friendly guy as well, nothing too much trouble for him.
The cycle routes in the area are well signed, the route into Porthmadog being especially enjoyable and well thought out.
There is a fishing lake on site. The children have a nice play area and the grounds are quite child friendly.
Came on site in June as a seasonal tourer was greeted by the owner, we were able to come and view the site previously. The site is well kept with very good space between tourers. We chose a pitch and hooked up. Toilets we found very clean and available, can't comment on showers because we always used our own in the caravan, but laundry room was lovely and airy and I really liked the information area with brochures on places to visit. The fishing lake was a lovely bonus although we aren't fishers we often spoke to people fishing there. The owner is a great asset to this site as we often saw him helping people any time of the day. There's a village just up the road which has a couple of pubs, takeaways and spar so everything was close by, Porthmadog was a few mile away with the lovely harbour where crabbing is a great activity, but the best was black rock sands beach where you can drive on with the car, this we found handy with our jetski. All in all a lovely site would stay again and recommend to friends.
Having read the last review my family and I were also at the site on the August Bank Holiday weekend in question and like everyone else on site that day were invited to the owners eldest sons 18th birthday party free of charge, free food, free drink & free entertainment all at the owners expense, everyone who attended had a very enjoyable night and totally unexpected, this is the hospitality shown by the site owners and staff no one is left out and nothing is to much trouble for them, would I return? already booked for next year, TWICE !
First impressions of this site were good, the warden offered a friendly welcome and directed us to our pitch on the bottom field.
The weather on the first night was awful, torrential rain and thunder storms. Site coped ok with this though it did mean the kids play area was waterlogged for the next few days.
Price for caravan, EHU, awning, two adults, two kids and dog was a bargain at £20 per night.
Facilities were pretty basic. The toilets, washroom and showers really needed updating but were adequate.
There is some noise from the main road but this dies down at night.
The only major criticism from me is, on our final night the owners held a birthday party, fair enough. However extremely loud music was played until the early hours of the morning keeping all of us awake. I'm pretty sure that if we'd have played music late at night, the warden would have told us off and rightly so.
I feel that we should have been told about this party when we booked, then we could have chosen to go elsewhere
As a 2nd year seasonal holder at Blaen Cefn Park there have been many improvements to the site from last year. Extra shower facilities for family and ladies are a great improvement, large washing facilities for pots and pans too.
Basically the old games room has been turned to be used for campers to wash clothes with two washing machines, 2 tumble dryers and 3 large kitchen sink areas for washing pots and pans with plenty of room.
The showers in the ladies have included a large walk in shower room with electric showers which are warm and roomy with shampoo holders on the wall. Other comments about heating in the shower rooms obviously depends on the weather outside, but generally I find that after the warm shower, you don't need to hang around there, and more than ever there is a need to open the windows to allow fresh air into the room. This year the shower fees have been taken off completely, so the showers are FREE of charge. Huge improvement to the routing around the handbag for a £1 coin!
The building which houses the above facilities is a stone built building, which is very inkeeping with the area of the National Snowdonia Park, which is a stunning building with well maintained gardens surrounding it.
In the area surrounding there is access to many facilities, taxis (recommending B & M), public transport, local pub in the village The Griffin is very friendly with pool table, darts board and you can also join in the local events that are held there too. Brondanw Arms or The Ring is a fabulous place to eat, with excellent children facilities - highly recommended, or The Oakley Arms is also recommended.
The camp site in general is well maintained, with the park warden being helpful and full of information. The garden areas are well kept and some lovely rockery and flowered areas have been introduced this year along with some chickens, hens, ducks and pigs also for the kids to feed and watch.
The camp site is definitely one to try if wanting to tour/holiday in North Wales area with Porthmadog being only 3 miles away for beaches, shopping and some excellent fishing and water sports in the areas too. Lidl, Aldi, Spar and Tescos as well as bakeries, butchers, greengrocers, fish shop, betting shop, factory shops, off licences. Everything you need to make your trip to the area easy.
We came across site by chance and wanted a one night stopover.
First impressions a very well kept site - everything is immaculate and very well looked after. We were given a good sized hardstanding pitch with water nearby and ehu. Our tv lead plugged into the connection on the ehu bollard - perfect.
The site is being developed and would guess there is nearer 60 odd pitches now. The shower / toilet block is old but clean and functional. No charge for showers but we found the water freezing or too hot to stand under - very low pressure. Block isnt heated so very cold. Only 3 showers in ladies. Warden advised new block not yet approved but really does need an upgrade to current facilities. Site next to a fairly busy road but no real traffic noise at night. A fishing lake on site which is being extended and a large children's play area which looked well kept with plenty to keep smaller people amused.
Nearby village is lovely - everything you could need and an easy 15 minute walk.
Staff on site very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Seems to be a large number of seasonals on site but again all vans were immaculate and no signs on old vans that have been left for years.
Overall its a lovely site which is kept amazingly well. We paid £20 per night for 2 adults with ehu - would still recommend a visit there as it really is a lovely looking site with great warden and the area is gorgeous.
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