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Merthyr Farm
Merthyr Farm
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL46 2TP
Tel: 07779579225  or  01766 780897
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Pitches: 14 EHU pitches, 10 non EHU
Open: 2019 Season- 24th May Until 15th September

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 108 Reviews
                10/10 from 108 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 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   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   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   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 5 miles  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  108 in total, now showing 41 to 50                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Id0lsandanchors 2 reviews from this member

An absolutely fantastic view, but very disappointing as a tent user, but excellent for caravans and campervans. They definitely over booked themselves for the amount of space and facilities they have. We were put in essentially a sheep grazing field which was not very flat for the use of tents. Similarly, there is only 4 toilets and 3 showers, with 2 of these toilets being in showers. This is not enough for the amount of people on site. Similarly there was only one washing up sink which meant there was almost always a queue. But what a spectacular view and such very nice people who run it.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: ANGELA18 8 reviews from this member

If there was a prize for campsites with the best views this one would win, with views of the sea, estuary, mountains, countryside and amazing sunsets. Toilets and showers were always clean even when site was busy,

Lots of good walking from the site or a short drive to some beautiful places, Cwm Bychan is a beautiful lake, valley and mountain to walk, a must to visit.

Although the lane is narrow you have clear vision way ahead so not difficult providing you follow direction you are given to the letter DO NOT USE STAT NAV.

Lovely ice cream shop in Harlech by the castle with great sorbet too, had a nice lunch at Ty Mawr at Llanbedr, my husband had a good Sunday roast at The Ship Porthmadog. We will be back.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Malicat 1 review from this member

We came to stay at Merthyr for a couple of nights to celebrate our 3yr old's birthday. We had a choice of pitches and chose an electric hook up pitch for our tent. Pitches are flattened and ground was mostly easy to peg tent down. The views are stunning from the site and the shower block was very clean. Our friends made use of the communal fridge, and I saw there was a washer and dryer available to use too. Although there is no playground for children, the wide open spaces more than make up for this and the toddlers were more than happy running around our tents and sheep spotting. We took our children to the farm park locally, ate a quick lunch in the cafe by the slate caverns and visited a local pub with enormous beer garden so children could play safely. We will definitely be visiting again and using as a base to explore more, visit the castle and beaches, and interesting shops in Harlech. Thank you so much Lizzie and Bryn :)

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Davecrook1 1 review from this member

Just returned from a weekend away at Merthyr Farm. It was our first trip away in our motorhome so we're new to campsites as we've only ever stayed at Shell Island in a tent.

I'm so glad we made the decision on coming here instead.

When we pulled up we were directed to the top field and were amazed by the view from our pitch.

It was around 7. 30 and the sun was setting and looked stunning across the bay.

Lizzie also tended to our dog ( as she's a vet) who managed to cut herself open on the way to the campsite. So I'm eternally grateful for her advice and help. And also was very kind in lending us a carrier for our baby. So made our walks a lot easier.

The showers always had hot water, so wasn't a rush to beat everyone there. Plus you're not charged for using them, like many other sites.

The field was lovely and neat and also quiet.

I also love the fact you aren't charged for taking a dog like many other sites either. There is nothing that I can find fault with the site.

If you enjoy walking there are some lovely walks too. And a 40 min walk across the fields can take you into Harlech itself.

If you want kids clubs and entertainment, then this isn't for you. If you want spectacular views, peace and quiet and not a crowed campsite, then definitely look at coming here.

Can't recommend this place enough, and I'll be definitely returning in the near future.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cherylmr 1 review from this member

Fantastic stay at this wonderful campsite. Loved every minute of being here, clean facilities and owners who will go above and beyond their call of duty to help. Quiet family site stunning views of Snowdonia and the sea. Peaceful and unspoilt, we can't wait to return. Thank you Bryn and Lizzie!

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ledburyred 4 reviews from this member

The pictures on the website don't even come close to doing this site justice. The views are simply stunning looking over to the bay to Portmeiron and across to Criccieth Castle. Is about 300metres above Harlech and great view down to the castle. Surrounded by mountains in other directions.

Strongly recommend following the advised route up. Is pretty easy compared to the other way which we did in a car and had several gates as well as sharp bends.

At start of May site was virtually empty and so no issues with showers etc and more open up when busier. Always clean and well serviced. Owners very friendly and comfortable about how we parked as we wanted to minimise exposure to the winds. Plots amazingly level considering the mountainous terrain.

Great base for Porthmadog and the railways plus coast at Barmouth as well as Harlech. Also within half an hour of mountain biking at Coed-y- Brenin. Snowdon, Caernafon and Conwy castles also perfectly accessiblefor a day out.

Only slight issue is that rubbish bins seemed full despite site not being busy.

I don't normally like returning to places but this one is definitely an exception.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: PaulButcher 1 review from this member

Visited this site for two days over the weekend. We traveled by train to Harlech & walked around the local area for a wile before walking up to the farm. We followed a footpath up the hills from town, nice walk. We were greeted by the farmer who is a very friendly guy. We were allowed to pitch our two man tent wherever we wanted to. The views from the camp are amazing. Electric hook-up available if you require. The shower / toilet block on site is very clean & shower water was nice & hot. The farmer chatted with us for a wile & gave use some great advise & info regarding walking in the local area, invaluable when you'r not familiar with the surroundings. The farm has a small area with picnic tables, great to sit & have a morning coffee overlooking the castle, sea & mountains. This is a great site if you want to experience amazing views, tranquility & friendly people. Will definitely be returning to this place.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mid Life Crisis 18 reviews from this member

A great site - this really is our kind of place.

We travelled across Wales from the Severn Bridge. The A470 is a good road but it takes 3. 5+ hours. The Dinas Mawddy Pass is the only difficult part but any competent towcar driver will have no problems.

When we left we went east to Shropshire on the A458 which was no problem.

If you are used to English roads you will be surprised how good the Welsh road surfaces are.

There is loads to do around the area. The obvious attraction is mountain walking but there are plenty of other attractions. Portmeirion is an unusual place to visit (visible as part of the view from the site). Also, the Llyn Peninsular is nice. There are some good National Trust places. Harlech is a nice little town.


Site Good points:

The view (awesome!). It looks over the sea, the estuary, Harlech Castle and the mountains of Snowdonia. It really is spectacular. It's so good that you sit looking at it when you should be off exploring.

The only downside for us is that it's unlikely we'll ever find a better view so it's all downhill from here!

Away from civilisation, it's a good long and steep walk into Harlech.

This is a proper working farm with sheep and chickens wandering around so be prepared to make allowances for that. We didn't have children with us but it would be a great experience for them especially if they are from a city.

No light pollution, great for stargazing.

The toilets and showers are sensibly designed so that they are easy to keep clean and the owners make sure they are kept clean.

Laundry facilities.

Helpful, friendly owners.

Suprisingly, there was a decent 3G signal (not always a good point).


Site Bad points (none really but a couple of things to watch for):

It could be difficult to get to if you aren't confident towing - the road approaching is single track although it has quite a few passing places and you can generally see far enough ahead to spot a problem early.


The great view makes for an exposed site - we had one very windy night but the tents on site survived unscathed.

You are a long way from big city facilities ( which may be a good point).


In summary - we had a long drive to get to this site (7 hours) but it was well worth it. It definitely ranks as an all time favourite and one I hope we can return to.

Did I mention the great view???

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daiandwill 2 reviews from this member

What a superb site.

Please take note of their guide to driving up, the alternative routes are narrow (with passing places) and steep.

Superb views; sea, fields and mountains in one.

Bryn and Lizzie run a nice tidy site, for both tents and caravans.

The shower and toilet block are clean, and it was a very pleasant surprise to find a washing up bowl, washing up liquid and dishcloths all provided.

Just a word of warning, this is a working farm, and you'll find sheep and chickens wandering around. Having a chicken watch us put up a tent, was a new experience for us. The sheep make good watching, and very acrobatic wandering along the top of the walls.

Harlech is a nice town, with plenty to do, including the castle, sandy beach, shows and golf course.

We will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Karen bell 3 reviews from this member

Just back from (a very windy) 4 nights at this fabulous site.

Take all the good comments in all the other reviews and add the gorgeous free-range eggs to buy, and that when my car couldn't pull my caravan up the slope due to wet grass and tyre-spin, as Bryn had taken lambs to market, Lizzie enlisted the help of a friendly neighbour (a car journey away) to get me onto the level, then Lizzie escorted us down the narrow lane to Llanfair to ensure we didn't meet any traffic coming up. My mom and I felt like royalty!

Wonderful hosts and a brilliant neighbour. Thank you all.

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