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Visitor Reviews - Silver Birches Campsite ( Snowdonia )

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Silver Birches Campsite ( Snowdonia )
Betws Garmon
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL54 7YR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01286 650 707

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Pitches: 13
Open: Easter To End Of September

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 70 Reviews
              10/10 from 70 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  70 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Kirstsw 21 reviews from this member

What a little gem of a site. It is very small but tranquil and peaceful. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. We paid 13 without electric. There a lots of additional little touches that make this site special. The use of a microwave, hairdryer and kettle with donations via an honesty box for use of electric. The toilets and showers are very clean. There are walks a plenty in the area and the owner has graded these with distance and time, this was really helpful. Thank you for such a lovely stay we'll definitely be back.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Gypsydi 3 reviews from this member

A wonderful site in a lovely location with such welcoming owners. Every little thing to make your stay comfortable has been thought about including a micro wave, use of electric kettle for campers. It may be small but really lovely. It was really cheap as well. We paid 12 a night. We did not use EHU. It is not suitable for large motor homes. Walks can be done from the site or the bus can be caught that runs just outside the site.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Susan-J 5 reviews from this member

Beautiful and peaceful! Stayed here for two nights at the start of July. On arrival there's a handy map of the site on the gate, showing your pitch, and a bell to press to summon the owner, which also summons a cheerful little black dog with a woofing welcome. The owner was really helpful and friendly and gave us a tour of facilities before showing us to our pitch. The site is small but all so much more lovely for that; bordered on one side with the woods and looking on the other over to a very impressive Mynyndd Mawr.

Facilities are excellent; three loos, two washrooms and two showers located in a pleasingly solid building, beautifully clean and nice and spacious - loads of room in the shower cubicle for changing and hanging up gear. The showers are also free and hot which allows for a good satisfying clean up after a day on the hills. There's also a little washing up room, with freezer for ice blocks, book swap, local leaflets, bus and train times and a kettle and microwave charged via an honesty box. Outside, there's a handful for picnic tables for camper's general use, including one under a covered pergola in case of rain, which is a nice thought.

We used our stay as a base for for an assault on Cnicht but you're ideally placed for pretty much any of Snowdonia's lovely hills or a jaunt to the coast if the weather's better there. Was a lovely and quiet site, seemed to be primarily used by walkers. Really recommended. 2

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ronaldianho 1 review from this member

Ive just returned from a successful Easter Break at this wonderful camp site. Since Ive been camping in my adult life (about 8 years), Ive never found a camp site I like more. On arrival, the owners were very welcoming, and never failed to have a smile, or a chat if I wanted through the weekend.

What I particularly like about the site is the location which is stunning, the small size, just 13 pitches, the no noise rule after 11 and the no under 15's rule which meant this was a very relaxing camp site to stay at. Everyone I met that weekend was there to go walking around Snowdonia. The site has facilities which are unisex consisting of 3 toilets, 2 wash rooms and 2 showers which seemed sufficient. There are 2 washing up areas, one located in the main block and one in an out building which also contained a washer, dryer, microwave and kettle, all to be paid for separately on an honesty box policy. There was also a large freezer for ice packs, something I havent come across in a long time. There were many tourist information leaflets, but one of the highlights for me was a binder of hikes/walks that the owners had put together with photos and directions on laminated sheets that you could borrow for the day. A truly excellent resource for a newcomer to the area.

Overall it just felt like the owners had thought of everything required, even a picnic area with 3 picnic tables, one undercover. A fabulous gem of site that was excellent value for money.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mafanwi 2 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a 7 night stay at this fabulous little campsite. What a great find! It is very quiet, just 13 fairly small pitches, no kids under 15 allowed, its not that we don't like kids but ours are grown up and we don't want to share our holidays with other peoples. We have a huge tent and they were able to find a pitch that was plenty big enough for us.

The facilities were spotless, two showers, toilets and a couple of wash rooms were always clean and we never had to queue. The showers are proper electric showers not the push button type that drive you mad when you're covered in shampoo. There was even a little bath mat to stand on.

There was also a washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle, microwave, freezer and hair dryer. Also lots of information about the local area and some detailed walking guides which we found invaluable.

The owner was lovely, very friendly always happy to stop for a chat and help with local information when needed. The site is 1. 5 miles from the Snowdon Ranger path in the heart of Snowdonia so a perfect base for exploring the area.

We would definitely recommend this campsite to others.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jcjbears 9 reviews from this member

I debated long and hard about submitting this review because I'd like to keep this gem a secret!

In 40+ years of camping, I think this is my favourite ever site. So peaceful! So scenic! Well sheltered from the worst of the prevailing weather and the owners have thought of everything to enhance one's stay, including a microwave, kettle, hair drier, washing machine and tumble drier (all for a reasonable charge). There are detailed walks (some direct from the site) and other tourist information provided as well.

On arrival at the site there is a plan to show which pitch you are on and all reserved pitches are clearly labelled with the name of the person who made the booking (unless you confuse them, as I did, by arriving a day late!)

The site only has 13 pitches, of which 3 are electric, and the owner put up the 'Site Full' sign when there were still a couple of pitches vacant, so it never felt crowded. Over the weekend, parking was a bit tight as there is a small car park by the house where everyone (except a couple of the pitches) has to park. Cars are only allowed by the tents for unloading and loading, but this was never a problem as the car park is not very far, and on the way to the toilets/showers/washing up. It does mean that the grass doesn't get churned up and you won't be woken up by people driving close to your tent late in the evening or early morning!

The only downside to this site, in my view, is that there is no shop in the village. There is a very small shop at the Byrngoch campsite about half a mile towards Caernarfon, where you can get gas, milk and some basic provisions (there's a pizza wagon there in the evenings, Thurs to Sun, in August, too!) The garage on the A4085 into Caernarfon, approximately 4 miles, has a very well stocked Londis.

Everyone kept to the no noise rule and this is why I liked the site so much. No children, no large groups, no loud music. Bliss! As it says at the top of every email: This is NOT the site for you if you like to party. But if you like peace and quiet in amongst stunning mountain scenery, it's hard to beat it! It was also one of the less expensive sites we have stayed on recently (13. 50 for 2 adults in a tent) with FREE hot water and spotless facilities (2 showers, 4 toilets - 1 with a sink, 2 lockable washrooms, 2 washing up sinks).

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