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Visitor Reviews - Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park

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Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park
Pencelli
Brecon
Powys   (Browse area)
LD3 7LX
Tel: 01874 665451
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Pitches: 80
Open: 10th Feb - 30th Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 140 Reviews
                9/10 from 140 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  140 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hobbits 18 reviews from this member

We have been to this site 4 times over the last 10 years or so and it remains a firm favourite for a few simple reasons:

Location - just outside Brecon (which has is a lovely market town and has plenty of shops including a Morrisons) on the canal towards Abergavenney. The only shame is that there isn't a great view of the hills. But you can't blame the site for that!

Facilities - excellent. The shower blocks are always immaculate, plenty of showers, basins and toilets plus 2 family rooms for those with smaller children. The use of fridges and freezers as well. A decent playground for the children, and well looked after grounds around the whole site including wonderful flowers near the reception.

Atmosphere - it's a very relaxed site, popular with families and everyone obeys the few site rules (e. G. No noise after 10pm).

The grass is well kept and you can either stay in the first field which has (mostly) individual pitches separated by hedges, or go through into the Meadow where there is plenty of room for everyone and some shade offered by the large trees that are above the canal. Even when it is busy there is usually room for the kids to have a kickabout.

You can walk along the canal to Talybont where there are several good pubs, or the other way to Brecon. The area is stunning and Pencelli is a good base from which to explore. The staff are friendly and helfpul and the shop is reasonably well stocked when you discover you have forgotten something or just fancy an icecream! There is loads of information about the local area, walking and other activities.

We always recommend this site to first time campers or those who are more particular about the facilities, and no-one has ever been disappointed. A great site, we'll be back again!

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rcsyoung 5 reviews from this member

We had a brilliant stay here last June. Four tents on a lovely grass field. The site wasn't expensive and yet it has some really good facilities. The area is lovely and it's easy to find the site. There's a pub not far down the road and the on site shop has just enough of the things that you want. There's no over officious rules, just a friendly welcome and a relaxing well looked after site. The only downside is that the tent field is a bit of a distance from the toilet block. All the electric hookups and hard standings are much closer.

Highly recommended!

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pauls flower girl 6 reviews from this member

Visiting this site for the second time we have been delighted in the care that goes into the grounds and facilities every week. Some reviews have commented about rules which is somewhat surprising as all campsites provide a list of what should be common sense behaviour on site. Allowing cleaners to do their work is of upmost importance after all clean and pleasant surroundings are what makes a wonderful time. The staff at this site will assist you in any problem that may occur and take great pride in their customer relations. The site has easy access to the canal which is good for all ages to walk and cycle. The cost of this site is very good considering the excellent facilities.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kip69 2 reviews from this member

Very lovely site with our own secluded pitch,

The toilet and facilities block was always clean and even had fresh cut flowers (in the men's)

The washing up area was clean and every user cleaned up after they had finished but it was a little cramped.

I liked the fact they had 3 tall fridge freezers that were there to freeze cooler blocks and also store food that would not fit in your own fridge/freezer.

The pub in the village looked nice for a drink but we didn't use it as they did not do kids meals.

One of the nicest sites we have stayed on, will definitely be going back

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Kampicsuz 3 reviews from this member

Camped in my part time camper in 'the meadow' which is further away from the only toilets, for us it did not matter but for 'tenters' with kids etc it might! The closer (to entrance/facilities) area had electric hookups, some were enclosed/private by bushing/hedges.

Lovely site, clean, many facilities, including small shop for basic essentials. Nice hot water for dishes and showering (pushing a/the on button was no problem)

Close to a canal where there are pleasant walks etc even into Brecon.

Helpful friendly staff, even gave us lift back from tent to office to pay the 19 fee (me and daughter 11)

Grass was so soft and spongy like moss, pleasure to be barefoot.

Stars were seen well due to no light pollution.

Seemed many people there but never felt too many as spread out.

Would definitely stay again - thanks!

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

Firstly, I highly recommend Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park as one of the best, cleanest, and well-maintained sites, I have visited.

Returning each year, and all ways, being met with polite and friendly people on reception, and on site shop. Facilities for washing dishes, clothes drying room for wet kit. Fridges, freezers, a map and brochure room, and even a few book swaps in one corner, including on site Wi-Fi.

Secondly, this site is surrounded with a panoramic view of beautiful scenery, and mountains in the distance, enticing you to want to climb them. Buses run to Brecon and to the Story Arms, you are able to walk to the Pen-y-Fan from the camp site for strong walkers, or your choice to use the bus, or even drive.

Finally, from this site as a base-camp. You are able to travel to the waterfalls, or even drive to the railway at Merthyr Tydfill, Wales for a leisurely train journey on the railway. 'The Brecon Mountain Railway is a 1 ft 11 ⁄₄ in narrow gauge tourist railway that runs through the Brecon Beacons along the full length of the Pontsticill Reservoir and uphill passing the nearby upper reservoir to Torpantau'. Ref: Wikipedia.

One of the best camp sites I've stayed at over many years.

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