Just back from 4 nights at this wonderful campsite. The location is spectacular, whether you enjoy the peace of Betws Garmon or head out to explore Snowdonia. The site is rather like camping in a large garden, with facilities to the rear of the family home. There is a well equipped kitchen, clean toilets and basic but hot showers. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the photo-guided walks available in the kitchen. The 5 km circular walk from campsite was a 'We're going on a bear hunt. ' style adventure including fallen trees, mud-swamp and deep dark woods (We can't go over it, we can't go under it. Oh no, we've got to go through it!) I really felt that I was exploring in an area I wouldn't have had the confidence to go without the photo guide. Even just sitting in the campsite watching the steam trains puff through the valley was lovely. There was some occasional noise from passing traffic, noticeable only because the only sound otherwise is the stream and birdsong. I will certainly be going back to this campsite again.
What a delightful little campsite. The owner was very friendly, chatty and helpful, made us a cuppa while we pitched our tent and regularly on hand for any enquiries. The folders of walks and local places of interest were really handy. Toilets and showers were scrupulously clean and the little outhouse for shelter in bad weather was a lovely touch. Lovely and peaceful apart from the jets flying down the valley! Pity we couldn't stay longer but it would be nice to be able to return. The only problem we had that made our break a little disappointing was the massive ladder like stiles on the hills made them inaccessible to our dog who couldn't climb over them. The steam train and the forest walks however were lovely and the beach was ten minutes away. A great place, if the council could sort out the access to Snowdon we would be happy.
This was a little gem! The facilities are far superior to a lot of campsites I have visited and the owners seem to have thought of everything to make things better. The showers were so well thought out and lots of notes around the place to help you out. Wi-fi is available and free. The washer and dryer were a blessing and very cheap to use. The books available and walks were also great. There is a bus stop which I used from just outside the site and the Welsh Highland railway was fab! Am hoping to visit again within the next week.
Yes, only downside is the midges but you have to expect these little pests certain times of the year and don' let it spoil the perfect setting.
Excellent little camp site, The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The facilities were scrupulously clean with hot showers included in the pitch price, which was very competitive. As we were the only tent there for the first couple of days we had 3 toilets, 2 showers, 2 washrooms and 2 washing up sinks all to ourselves, luxury.
There is a washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and electric kettle available for campersí use for a reasonable charge (left in an honesty box).
The use of the freezer with no extra charge was invaluable as we had sunshine the whole week we were there and were able to keep our ice packs frozen.
The view from the site was stunning with the mountains just across the road. Being able to see the Welsh Highland Railway train from the tent was a bonus especially as one could flag it down from a halt very close to the site. There is also a bus stop just across the road.
With the nearest shop being a short drive away itís best to make sure you have everything you need with you.
The only downside, which is in no way the fault of the owners, was the midges which were a real pain in the early morning and evenings(which is why the overall rating is 9/10 rather than the 10 it would otherwise deserve).
Altogether though, we would recommend Silver Birches to anyone who likes a peaceful site with the sound of birdsong and sheep, rather than someone elseís taste in music.
If your looking for a nice, quite peaceful place to camp in Snowdonia, visit this site. No screaming kids or any loud louts allowed! The owners are very welcoming, provide great facilities, clean and free shower/washrooms. Pitches are well spaced out, The owners have also created a folder stuffed full of walks to try. The Ranger path is about 2 mile away form this site for a slightly quicker way up to Snowdon, This was my 3rd visit here, hope to visit again very soon.
We're just back from 3 nights here - our third visit. It's a very small, perfectly formed campsite, basically a handful (13 or 14) of pitches arranged along the drive up to the house. Even though the pitches are small, you don't feel hemmed in as the pitches are arranged on different levels. We've visited before when it has been full and it still doesn't feel too crowded.
The owners are super friendly and helpful & the site is very, very quiet. No children allowed and the surroundings just seem to make you feel calm and relaxed. I always feel any stress fall away when I arrive here. In fact, for our last two trips here we've intended to do some long walks, but have felt too mellow to bother. However, if you do want to walk, the Ranger track up Snowdon is close to the campsite and is one of quieter routes up.
The facilities are good - two showers, 3 toilets and a washroom. There is also a campsite kitchen which has everything you could possibly need. A hairdrier, tumble drier, kettle, book-swap, routes for local walks and more local tourist information than you would ever need.
All in all, a very relaxing, friendly site.
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