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Henbant Bach Farm
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL54 5DF
Tel: 01286 660761
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Pitches: 8
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 6 Reviews
                10/10 from 6 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   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 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   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   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Orlsey 1 review from this member

 This is an amazing site, with an amazing family welcome as well as volunteers on the farm. There are animals to see, compost loos for eco types and normal loos and shower for those who don't want to explore that.

Each tent site gets its on little wild space and each space has its own fire pit. It's magic. There is a large pond in the woods and a boat left by the Farm for you to take out. For me it was like living in a Monet painting with the water lilies.

From the hill you can see the coast and Anglesey in the distance. You can even watch the weather and see whether it will change.

Many beaches and choices in the local area by bike or car if you choose to venture but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of normal life to feel like you can get away. Reminded me of west Ireland when I was a kid.

On site there is a camping barn where you can make cups of tea and I think from memory there is a little induction cooker there too, lots of books to read and washing up facilities.

There is also a mini shop where you can buy veg grown on site and some suma products too.

All in all love this spot and hope to get back soon. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Swyftie 1 review from this member

 We visited this campsite with a very open mind and not really knowing what to expect. What we found was a little piece of paradise.

FACILITIES: There are two toilets on site that I am aware of, one by the main cottage and another out in the camping area. The one by the cottage is your typical flushing variety while the other is a compost toilet. Or the 'loo with a view' as it is affectionately known due to the large window you can peer out of while in there (don't worry, nobody can see back in). I was a little weary about using what is basically a hole as a toilet but it is very well maintained and surprisingly pleasant to use and pretty much looks like your average toilet only you shovel sawdust instead of flushing!

Next to the 'proper' toilet is a very nice shower unit and just around the corner is the 'campers barn' which is a lovely rustic space where you can sit and read one of their many books on the shelves while you charge your phone and make use of the wifi, wood burner stove, microwave, kettle and dining table, it is a delightful space and a great social spot for meeting other campers and chatting with the site owners if they're about too.

Somewhere in this area (I never saw it) there was also a tumble dryer that was available to use.

There is drinking water and a sink located at the campsite car park and by the campers barn.

It is difficult categorising playground areas and other facilities as it is all sort of intermingled. The whole site is a playground as the owners are very welcoming and encourage exploration of their site which consists of fields, woodland, farm animals, farmland, lovely ponds/lakes with the options to go swimming or take their dingy out for a row and more.

We were a family of six. Taking our four children aged 6 to 13. Although you need to keep an eye on them as health and safety takes a back seat on the site - there is so much for them to do without leaving the grounds. They were gathering fire wood, exploring the woods, feeding chickens, collecting fresh eggs, watching the pigs being fed, boating on the lake with us and so much more.

The site owners and volunteers take hospitality to a new level in my opinion. They always had time to speak with us and our children and were extremely helpful and knowledgeable too.

The surrounding area - you are pretty much in the middle of nowhere as far as I am aware. We had planned to explore the surrounding areas during our stay but fell in love with the site so much we didn't go anywhere else!

I cannot give any negative feedback - all of its faults are what make it perfect. But not the right location for you if you are seeking luxury, clubhouses, well lit pathways and man-made safe play areas for your children.

We have every intention to return to this site again, hopefully before the end of the summer holidays and while speaking with other campers, they said they were going to return too. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Specialk1 1 review from this member

 If you want a peaceful, rustic, back to basics site then you will love it here, we camped for three nights and will be going back again. The views are amazing, Jenny and Matt are excellent hosts and nothing us to much trouble for them. We took the dinghy out on the pond, walked through the Hobbit woods and picked fresh eggs from the hen coop every morning for breakfast. The facilities though basic were well maintained, always clean and a lovely hot shower. I

If you want a more luxury the bell tents and the yurt are well quipped with everything you will need just to turn up enjoy the comforts. 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dmsplat 16 reviews from this member

 Since leaving my last review, I have returned to Henbant twice. Once at the end of November 2013 and once in July 2014.

It pains me to say that on my most recent visit, I have found that Henbant has now completely sold out and now has a sink (yes. A SINK) with cold running water (no hot) and a new place you can park your car. They have also bought a new wheelbarrow and built a second composting loo (with a DOOR!)

Joking aside, after my last trip, I am still just as much in love with this site. It is a delightfully wild and diverse place with many different birds, plants, fungi and lichens to discover in the forest. The kids loved every minute (but they do need supervision - this is a genuinely wild piece of Welsh countryside).

Matt and Jenny are as lovely as ever - you will see them wandering around the site most days chatting with anyone who is around. They really make you feel welcome on their little patch of hillside.

Henbant is truly a hidden gem that has a unique character all of its own - I will definitely be back. 

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dmsplat 16 reviews from this member

 Possibly the most idyllic little camp site I have ever known.

Some of what I'm about to say may sound negative, but it isn't meant that way at all - I just want to let you know that this isn't a standard campsite - and I love it all the more for that!

Would I recommend Henbant to everyone? No.

If you like regulation grass and pitches, EHU, flushing toilets and pristine showers this site isn't for you.

If you like spending some time quietly contemplating life and the Universe, hunting monsters in the wood and don't mind pooing in a hole (or in a bucket that you then take to a hole) (it's really not at all bad!), this is a little slice of heaven - you will love every second.

As mentioned in the review by Tentage, this is simple camping. There's a tap, a composting toilet (ie a hole with a rudimentary wooden structure over it a five minute walk from the main pitches), a lean-to shower at the farmhouse (in which you stand on a pallet). There is also a little barn with a couch in to shelter on rainier days!

Many of the paths are bordered by bracken and the grass is long. Your legs and feet WILL get wet when going pretty much anywhere - be prepared!

The pitches on the hillside aren't huge, so if you have a bigger tent, best to make contact first - there are other fields that they might let you camp on. The hillside pitches all have a fire pit.

My tent was about 200 paces (yes, I counted!) from where the car was parked but a wheelbarrow was supplied to cart everything over the windy undulating path. It was hard work (heavy frame tent!) but it was worth every drop of sweat just for the location.

The woodland has loads of paths, some are quite overgrown and sometimes you wonder if you're actually on a path at all so you need to take care to avoid the boggy bits (some of which could easily swallow a welly). This wildness made it all the more fun and the kids (and parents)loved the adventure!

We also took the dinghy out on the lake and I even had a little swim in (warning - COLD!).

Eggs are on hand from the resident chickens and a handful of basic supplies are available from the barn (just pop your money in the honesty jar). We also used the freezer in the barn for our ice packs.

Add to all that the lovely Matt and Jenny (and baby Nel), who are in the middle of rebuilding their long abandoned farmhouse, I can't recommend this place highly enough. 


Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Tentage 2 reviews from this member

 If you've ever fancied wild camping but weren't quite brave enough to take the plunge? Henbant offers the flavour of the wild along with some basic facilities to make camping life more enjoyable. The ethos is unashamedly eco-friendly and low impact, which befits the location brilliantly.

The location is simply stunning. See the mountains of Snowdonia in one direction and look out to the ocean in the other.

Please be aware though: this is proper back-to-basics camping. There are no flushing toilets (but the composting 'loo with a view' is terrific) or amusement park areas for the kids. But there are friendly sheep, unspoilt woodland to explore, and you can pitch your tent wherever you like. Once you've got your campfire going, it really feels like you're nestled in the wilderness.

Caernarfon and the beach are both within easy reach, as is Snowdonia. For rainy days, local attractions include Electric Mountain (fascinating but a bit pricey) and the excellent National Slate Museum. Also, the beach is literally ten minutes away.

Owners have created something quite special here and we'll definitely be returning next year. 

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