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Elan Oaks
Elan Valley
Powys   (Browse area)
Tel: 01597 810326
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Pitches: 12
Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 49 Reviews
                9/10 from 49 Reviews

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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   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 No Beach   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Jayned 1 review from this member

 Fantastic site situated just outside the Elen Valley, visitor Center easy walk up the road on the trail.

River side site,

Excellent combined toilet and shower facilities each hook up gas itís own water supply with grey waste facilities on the hard standing.

Will definitely return 
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Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Julesmac 1 review from this member

 3rd time at this site. Great location for walking and cycling and not touristy.

Hardstanding pitches with all services make it nice and easy.

Some expansion so should be some more facilities for those who need them.

Hope it doesnít get too big ! 
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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Maggie kinder 3 reviews from this member

 Great site and location.

Will definitely go back.

Had a hard standing with own water and grey waste. Nice facilities though more toilets would be useful. New block currently being built.

Perfect spot for the beautiful Elan Valley. 
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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Robert S 3 reviews from this member

 Quiet, beautiful setting. However for the campers there was only two porta loos, which were very unpleasant to use. There was cold water sinks with no shelter to wash your dishes.

There was 3 wet rooms geared up for the motorhomes and caravaners. They were inadequate for campers, being situated much further away for the campers and limited. We cut our holiday short because of this.

Not worth £20 per night. 

Date of Visit: September 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Keithyeandel 1 review from this member

 Much has been covered by the other reviews but using the showers at 7am presented no problem as they were very clean and there was no waiting.

If the weather is right, them the scenery is absolutely stunning especially if you go off piste. 
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Pandajan 2 reviews from this member

 Set in beautiful countryside but we found this to be a strange site. Firstly there is no reception/office so no meet and greet and no one to give you the essential codes for the laundry/washing up area or wet rooms, this is not made clear on the website or when the booking was made.

Thankfully they do give you the barrier code, we didn't actually realise the true significance of this until we arrived! Find your own pitch, no information available upon arrival we got all of our info from other people staying on the site.

There are just three unisex wet rooms, no toilet block, shower's plumbing not adequate, showers can be very hot or very cold, temp fluctuates. This arrangement is far from satisfactory, a separate set of toilets are needed this is a big site.

Hard standing pitches need a bit of maintenance, our pitch had lots of grass and weeds on it and the gravel was turning to dust. We were also treated, until the very early hours of the morning, the camping fields version of Glastonbury but no one on site so nothing could be done about it.

We did have, we believe, the owner of the site and his friends on the opposite pitches to us (funnily enough), unfortunately they did not adhere to the sites terms and conditions.

There was a motorhome, one car, one motorcycle, one caravan and two large vans on the two pitches, they were certainly not parked far enough away from each other if you read their terms and conditions in fact the caravan wasn't even uncoupled from the van that towed it there, not good and not at all safe for anyone.

The views and location couldn't be better but sadly for what you pay the site could be a lot better.

Saying all this the guy that comes in the evening to check on things etc was very helpful and friendly. 
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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Amanda55 5 reviews from this member

 Not sure if they have expanded since most of these reviews were written, but we did not find it such a positive experience.

Only three wash cubicles for the whole site. The cubicles are unisex. Each cubicle contains a toilet, shower and wash basin. No separate toilets. Still work going on, with extra hard standings being added.

Hard standing pitches have everything, including Freeview TV. TV does not interest us, but will appeal to some. To use the water on pitches for filling a motorhome you will need a long hose. Wifi hit and miss.

An excellent location, even though on the roadside, and would be ideal if the wash facilities were expanded. 
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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JACRM 31 reviews from this member

 Fantastic site right on the edge of Elan Valley

Nice level fully serviced hard standing pitches.

Toilet block immaculately kept by the site warden who visits regularly. Owners don't live on site, so there is an electric barrier and booking is only in advance.

Free wifi was a bit hit and miss.

If you want to stay later than the 11 am departure time there is a £10 fee for the day which is rather a lot if

You just wish to stay and extra hour or so. Maybe a £1 an hour may work better in that situation like some other sites.

Overall a fantastic site with beautiful surroundings. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Ljamfam 33 reviews from this member

 A little gem of a campsite situated in the beautiful Elan Valley. We were booked onto a hard standing pitch for a week and loved every minute of our stay. The site itself is well kept, each hard standing pitch had electric, water and tv with grey waste point.

There are three wet rooms which include toilets in them plus an additional couple of portacabins in the camping field. We did not find this a problem at all and never had to wait for the facilities.

The views are stunning, plenty of walks and cycling along the path direct from the site. Hotel is five minutes walk away which does good food, Sunday lunch was only £7. It's a 3 mile walk into the small town which has a few shops, cafe and plenty of pubs.

Limited wifi and mobile and that's the reason why it lost a point on site facilities. I do not have a problem with no mobile but there should be a pay phone to use in an emergency if help medical assistance is needed.

Can't wait to return 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Auntie di 1 review from this member

 This site is in a stunning location, is well maintained by a very helpful employee, has plenty of space and is quite level. It ought to be a 10/10 site, and has the potential to be so, but there are a couple of issues that need sorting out first.

The site has expanded its intake considerably, without investment in expanding the facilities. The weekend I was there, there were 22 caravans and motor homes on the serviced pitches, and 14 tents, motor homes and caravans on the camping field.

There is a very nice shower/washing up block at the far end of the site from the camping field, with 3 shower/wcs. Other than that there were 2 cold taps on the camping field and 2 of the stinkiest chemical toilets I've ever encountered.

There was a dire need for at least 2 more shower/wc blocks and the urgent removal of the chemical toilets. If the owners carry out this much needed improvement, I'd like to return. Otherwise, definitely not. I would advise any visitors to check this before visiting.

I would also advise you to take full strength insect repellent- the Welsh midges are savage! 

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