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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: 9/10 from 66 Reviews
              9/10 from 66 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  66 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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 8 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).

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sharong68 4 reviews from this member

We stayed at this lovely peaceful site for 5 nights at the end of May. With only 13 pitches in total this was a quaint little campsite. The owners were very welcoming and always available to answer any queries and full of useful advice about the surrounding area. The site itself is situated to the side of the owners house. It is next to the road but we were not disturbed by any traffic noise as the road is not a busy one. The site is set right in the heart of Snowdonia National Park which means everything is within easy reach. There are superstores about ten minutes drive away.

The amenities at the site were ample and kept very clean. There are two showers which are all that is required for the size of the site. We never had to queue to use.

There is a washing machine, tumble drier and microwave oven for campers use and payment is via a honesty box.

The owners have also created printed local walks. We used these many times and the walks were delightful.

We would definitely stay at this campsite again if visiting the area.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: S J MacDonald 3 reviews from this member

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.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: LinziB 2 reviews from this member

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.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Reenag06 3 reviews from this member

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.

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