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Visitor Reviews - Cefn Maelan Caravan Park

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Cefn Maelan Caravan Park
Llanfachreth Road
Dolgellau
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL40 2LT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01341 423338

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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 25 Reviews
              9/10 from 25 Reviews


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Reviews:  25 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Denizente 1 review from this member

Return visit with Ramblers club members, this place never disappoints. Always spotless and the owners go to extraordinary lengths to be friendly and help out. View is amazing. 50p gets you 7. 5 minutes decent hot shower and none of us needed more than 1 coin. We're pretty fussy when it comes to campsites so for us to make a return visit the site has to be a bit special.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: DaveyW 1 review from this member

This was was one of our many return visits to Cefn Maelan but the first this year. As normal we were met by the owners Mr+Mrs Jones who were as normal very helpful.

We have been coming here for a number of years now, and on our return there is always some new little improvements been done over the closed season but this site for us is just brilliant in every way. The first thing we noticed is that there is now a bigger and better turning area onto the touring field for larger set ups, also all the roads have been relaid which is very helpful for when the Welsh weather does not want to play ball & keeps all that mud out of your set up.

Also I noticed that all the walls have been rebuilt in the traditional way and are a great feature just to walk around and have a look at. There have been improvements also to the area where you can wash your dishes where Mr Jones explained that a new hot water heater had been fitted and there was now plenty of hot water.

The facilities in all the years we have been going have never ever been dirty, in fact I have had worse in some hotels in the UK.

Here also there have been some minor improvements over the years, but the time in the showers you get for Just 50p has now been lengthened.

We think the facilities are modern but that depends on your own personal thoughts.

There is plenty of space for the kids to play and run around and always someone for them to make new pals with.

This is a nice modern site if you enjoy the outdoor life with views that will stay in your mind for years, the local town is only a short walk away with great pubs & restaurants, also many great little cafes to explore.

So hope this helps anyone thinking of going this way, but please leave me a space as I will for sure be going back many more times, it is perfect for us.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: M+MGalliers 18 reviews from this member

This was our second stay at this small and old fashioned site. It has basic facilities but this is compensated by the most amazing views I have ever seen from a camp site and very friendly owners.

There are only a few tent sites on flat land and, in busy times, it seems you get put on a sloping pitch - we got there just in time to get a flat one!

The facilities have been recently refurbished but there is still only one shower in the ladies and one in the men's and two unisex ones in a separate shed. The showers are all 50p and you don't get very long for that - I ended up rinsing the conditioner from my hair in the sink one morning! The facilities are all very clean and there is plenty of hot water in the taps. The ladies shower was very dribbly but the one in the unisex block was a bit better. There is a free hairdryer in the ladies but it was useless (the owner told us a new one is on its way).

There is a small washing up area with a cranky water heater.

You can walk into Dolgellau down the road or on public footpaths across the fields from the site (NB these are not clearly signed - you need an OS map and a proficient map reader and sturdy footwear but, if you work it out, it cuts the corner off and brings you right to the edge of town).

The food is basic but tasty in the newly reopened Unicorn and the beer is great (it is now owned by the local Cader Ales brewery). The real ale (and cider) was also good in the Torrent Walk Hotel. And the cakes in JH Roberts are the most fantastic things ever!

I would thoroughly recommend the Torrent Walk from nearby Brithdir.

We had a lovely weekend and hope to be back

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pierrelegrim 1 review from this member

A lovely quiet site well away from the hustle and bustle. Set in beautiful scenery surrounded by wooded hillsides. Approach road is steep in places but plenty wide enough so no access problems are likely for any rig. The site is spotless throughout and has good hot showers for 50p. Archie, the site owner, is a grand fella.

I recommend the site!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tripper99 15 reviews from this member

Care must be taken on approaching this site. There is a hair pin bend (with plenty of room) and a hill of 1:7. If you have planned your route then you should not have a problem.

The owner, Archie, was on site when we arrived, but had no record of our booking, this was not a problem. I was driven around in Archie's Landrover to choose a site. The one I liked already had a caravan on it (unoccupied) and Archie was only too happy to move it. He does insist on placing your caravan himself (no cost involved). So he hitched up our caravan on his cleaned towball and with help from his son in law put it in position. He also puts his own wooden blocks down, then the legs and levels the caravan with his own spirit level, in 30 years of caravanning I have never had that happen before. He is very particular about this even his wife agrees that he is fussy.

The shower and toilet facilities are very well appointed and kept very clean. There are extra showers in 'porta cabins'. There is a 50p charge for a shower. The washing up facilities nearby have two large sinks and an 'on demand' water boiler which was difficult to operate.

The whole site is very well kept and had wonderful views over Cader Idris and the surrounding area.

We paid 18 per night for two adults, car, caravan and electricity.

We would be very happy to visit again as do many of the visitors on the site.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tipitastic 3 reviews from this member

Absolutely fantastic site. Turned up late on a Sunday evening after being let down by another site (Graig Wen).

The facilities were superb, spotless and practically brand new.

The owner couldn't have been any more friendly and hospitable. The other staff/farm workers were lovely and friendly too.

The farm & site is beautiful, and incredibly well maintained, with the most stunning views, especially of Cadir Idris. It is close to town, yet rural, and handy for the local supermarket. The sheep looked in top condition too!

I'm slightly reluctant to go into more detail, as I don't want it to become too popular! It was a lovely site, peaceful and beautiful and I'll hopefully be back next year.

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