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Merthyr Farm
Merthyr Farm
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL46 2TP
Tel: 07779579225  or  01766 780897
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Pitches: 15 EHU pitches, 20 Non-electric
Open: 17/05/2021 to 30/09/2021
           01/05/2022 to 20/09/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 124 Reviews
                10/10 from 124 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming <5 miles   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Gwennol17 10 reviews from this member

 This site has the best, most far reaching view of anywhere we have ever stayed. Admittedly this disappears into mist on rainy days, but it really is the perfect spot.

Be sure to follow the directions on their website, as the access is up a single track, steep road.

The grass pitches and fields were beautifully kept, with stone walls that really are a work of art. Loos and showers were well maintained and clean.

A good spot for walkers, as the hills behind, towards the Rhinogs were easily accessible with waymarked paths.

We will most definitely be back. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Big M 1 review from this member

 Fantastic views and such a nice site. We had 3 nights here and loved it.

We were met by Lizzie who showed us all the facilities.

The site is lovely and quiet, beautiful views, great facilities, showers were great, sinks were clean in the washing up area, very impressed.

A couple of things worth pointing out, the site is a couple of miles from Harlech and it's up a hill, quite a steep hill, walking or biking into the village requires a bit of effort on the return journey. If you were towing a caravan you'd need to be a confident driver and don't follow your sat-nav, follow the directions on the website.

Can't wait to return. 

Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mandy P 1 review from this member

 Stayed 3 nights at this fantastic campsite with the best views of Snowdonia and Llyn. Owners really helpful and friendly.

Rarely go anywhere twice, but we will revisited this site.

Mandy and Will 

Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Gingerfreckles 14 reviews from this member

 This is a lovely, working farm campsite, with fabulous views, and a relaxed atmosphere.

I must have met 3 different people whilst there, all of whom were really friendly.

I shall definitely be returning. 

Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Georgiegirl104 23 reviews from this member

 The site it excellent, with great toilet/shower block as well as fridge/freezers and washing machine/tumble dryer facilities. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area.

Unfortunately, it is subject to disruption in very windy conditions, and our tent was just not up to the 45 mph winds we encountered there. This, sadly, halved our holiday duration from 6 nights to only 3.

We don't normally go back to the same site twice, however we would definitely return to this site again, but hopefully with less windy weather!

We also recommend the fish and chip shop in Harlech (opposite the short-stay car park). 


Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: MikeandSam 21 reviews from this member

 Such a lovely site we would recommend it if you are planning a visit to this area.

We had lots of good information before we arrived and clear instructions about payment - and the all important route to the site information. Ignore this at your peril.

This is a large site with generous pitches. One amenities block with 5 individual toilet/wash basin cubicles, two shower rooms and 2 family shower rooms with loos.

A bit of queueing at peak times (!) but nothing unreasonable. Plenty of free hot water and the shower rooms are nice and big with ample hooks and a stool so there is none of that nonsense with your stuff being wet from the shower. Nice strong water pressure too.

The utility area has fridge freezers and laundry facilities and two sinks for washing up. Everything is well maintained and kept nice and clean throughout the day.

Pitches are flat, a bit stony; but given the terrain, that's expected too, so don't expect every peg to go in first time. Even after heavy rain the site drains well so you shouldn't get stuck in the mud.

The views are extensive over Cardigan Bay and across the estuary towards Porthmadog, Port Meirion and up into the Snowdon range as well as out along the Llyn Peninsula. This is where the site is a real winner.

Plenty to see and do from here. The beaches at Harlech are magnificent. Fish and ships and cafes in the village (no late opening). Supermarkets and a bigger selection of shops in Porthmadog.

Bryn and Lizzie run a friendly campsite, are really welcoming and show great consideration for the comfort and welfare of the campers here. A weather forecast warning was posted by them on the utility room notice board because of their worries about the tents in high winds and rain - and with this storm predicted for the weekend at the end of our stay we had to cut short the trip.

No playground here for children but it's a nice safe site for them to explore a bit and no traffic apart form campers coming and going. 

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Purplecampervan 3 reviews from this member

 We really loved this place - the view alone is worth a million dollars! Farm site, Lizzie and Bryn very friendly and welcoming.

Bryn even gave us a lift down to Harlech one day, and we walked back up. NB do follow their instructions about how to get there - the direct road from the centre of Harlech is indeed very steep, narrow and winding!

Fields slope a bit but not too bad, facilities basic but good (showers excellent) plenty of electric hookups if required. 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: SamandRose 27 reviews from this member

 Let's get one thing out of the way first of all. If you're the sort of person who likes their sites to be easily accessible (and I'm thinking specifically about the lady who complained that a positive review I wrote just over a year ago about the Dorset Hideaway near Bridport, which failed to mention that access was via about four miles of narrow - though not single-track - lanes), you're not going to like Merthyr Farm much either.

Because to reach it - even if you follow the directions that the site owners give you - involves a drive uphill and along about 2. 5 miles of single-track roads. So you should look instead at one of the many other sites in the area that have easier access.

It's your loss. Because the access route is manageable and used daily by tractors, trailers and milk tankers (though you should absolutely not attempt either of the two other routes in anything larger than a small campervan). And once you have arrived on site, just stop and let that view sink in. It's almost a 180-degree panorama from Harlech Castle towards the south-west, to Porthmadog and the Lleyn Peninsula to the north. It's spectacular.

Don't think though that because the site is on a hillside and within a working farm, it's a bit like wild camping. 12 of the 24 pitches have 16A hook-up. There are toilets and showers with high pressure hot water and the sinks have hand soap and towels. There is a utility room with sinks, a fridge-freezer and a coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Plus some picnic tables so you can sit and admire the view at mealtimes (and you should).

There are, however a couple of improvements that could be made. It's a shame that there's no wifi - I realise that having access from every pitch might be excessive and expensive, but a signal in the utility room would be nice. And it would also be useful to have a list of nearby attractions, shops and places to eat.

Of which there are many. Within about half an hour's drive are the beaches at Harlech and Llanfair (both are beautiful), Harlech Castle (a must-see), Portmeirion, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways and Barmouth (which has another lovely beach). Snowdon is about an hour's drive. The food at the Castle Bistro in Harlech is only average but the restaurant at the Hafan Artro hotel in Llanbedr (the next village) is just lovely.

Just don't spend so much time away from the site that you miss a sunset. Because that's a heavenly experience that you really will remember for a long time.

Thank you Lizzie and Bryn. We'll be back. 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Nuevoboy 96 reviews from this member

 Stunning, is the best word to describe the location and views from this site. Most of the time we simply sat looking out over Tremadog Bay.

The drive up was interesting and even more so down the farm track itself. Thankfully they'd had dry weather for a week or so which allowed us to manage on the grass pitches. Although the two fields are very sloping, they've graded the pitches fairly level.

The on site facilities were fine, with two family-friendly shower rooms and we only had to queue once for the loos, which were kept spotlessly clean. It looks like they'll be upgrading the block too over the winter season.

A nice touch is the picnic area they've created beyond the stone walls to take advantage of the terrific views.

We cycled up to Cwm Bychan and walked up to the Roman Steps and it's one of the nicest routes we've ever done.

It's a shame we had to leave! 

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: LucySky 13 reviews from this member

 This is the most beautiful campsite we visited on our bike tour through England and Wales! It was even worth cycling up the hill.

It is a farm campsite with stunning views, the most beautiful surroundings you could imagine and lovely owners.

The showers are hot and free, the toilets very clean.

All in all, we would immediately return! 

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