Like other reviewers it has to be said that the location is good, being well positioned at the bottom of the steps to the top of Cadir Idris. However it somewhat goes downhill from here. There are 2 showers and 2 toilets but so tired and really superficially clean. Only cold water. Showers are 20p for 3 minutes. We did not use them.
The toilets had run out of paper when we arrived, when paper was in place it was about as cheap as you could get. Not pleasant.
In terms of the site, the ehu post had 4 sockets which meant users had to be close to each other. The field was described as flat but was actually really rough. The sheep in the field kept he edible grass down but this meant what goes in comes out so the field was really poor and had a reasonable amount of pooh.
And very expensive for what you got. I won't be returning.
Great position ideal for climbing Cader Idris, but very basic, poor toilets/showers no sink in the ladies, no toilet paper, boggy field, limited area to park motorhome, hard standing was quite soft, although to be fair it did rain for most of the summer, and there appeared to be units that had been there for a long time, very expensive for the facilities at £17 per night + shower inc hook up. We wont be going back as the area is full of sites with better facilities that cost less.
This is quite a basic campsite but what a location! At the foot of Cadair Idris, at the start of the Minfford path, with the cafe within a short walk (although beware, it isn't always open when it is supposed to be!) and the Gwesty Minfford Hotel less than 10 minutes away, a great place to have an evening meal (or any other meal as they are open for food all day). The owner is helpful and friendly and runs the Heritage Centre next door.
The facilities consist of one outdoor cold tap, 2 toilets and 2 showers (20p for 3 minutes): surprisingly, the only toilet with a sink and mirror is designated the men's! Best not to expect toilet paper or soap. If you accept all this (reflected in the price), this is a great family campsite. The owner is quite tough with late-night revellers. There is a stream running by the campsite which my boys love to play in. Be aware that the RAF regularly practice low flying over the valley. Fighters only seem to come by during the day but a large cargo plane (Hercules?) comes over during weekday nights. Otherwise, very peaceful and relaxing.
Visited in early May in appalling weather. The site is rough and un-mown with a small gravel area which passes as the 'hardstanding'. There is only one EHU post so if you want to hookup you will have close(ish) neighbours.
Facilities 'tired'- clean enough but dingy.
I thought he site was very expensive for the quality of facilities available- £6-50 per person PLUS ££4-50 for EHU PLUS a charge for the dog ! There is an addition charge for the showers.
Having said all that the location is great- particularly if you plan to climb Cader Idris as the Minfforadd path passes the site.
The is a pub about 10 mins walk away but no shops in the vicinity.
Hello from Germany, we were here two years ago. We stand there with a car with a separate tent on the top. So we could be indifferent to the underground of the place. There are not pitches. It is very simple campsite, so not for spoiled people. There is no possibility of purchasing. It is advisable to bring with you food, drinks and mosquito protection. The owner was very friendly. She also had time for a little talk. The space is an ideal starting point for hiking to Cadir Idris.
Me and a friend stayed at this camp site, while on a 'camping holiday' around the area,this was the last site we stayed on and it was enjoyable, having stayed previously at cae du (near barmouth) where it was over priced, not many facilities and the land was terrible.
However, at dol einion,
2 showers, didn't personally use them but they look clean,
2 toilets I found the second one was nicest.
Situated in a lovely place, a 10 min walk to the lake and pubs, and at the foot of cadeadris.
However, being right next to a river, e found there were lots of midges and this surprisingly made it difficult, however I appreciate nothing can be done about this,
The grass was ok when we stayed,
The only problems that were encountered was no-where to wash up (vital in a tent) and only one water point.
For me this site was great for one night and a lovely owner who plays a harp very well! we could well stay again but maybe not right next to the river! I was pleased to get away in the morning, as I woke up covered in water!
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