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Lakeside Caravan & Camping Park
Powys   (Browse area)
Tel: 01874 658226
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Pitches: 39
Open: 01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 52 Reviews
                7/10 from 52 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   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   Watersports On Site   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Gi11 20 reviews from this member

 Great site. Static caravan a little less equipped due to Covid, eg no cloths or washing up liquid.

Staff very efficient with adaptation of procedures for distancing. Caravan was immaculate.

Already booked again for next year! 

Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Chaddite 14 reviews from this member

 I stayed in an area known as The Orchard which was a small enclosed area with space for about 7 caravans/motorhomes, it was grass with hardstanding. Close by were showers, toilets, refuse disposal, water and grey/toilet waste disposal.

It was lovely, surrounded by trees it was peaceful and private. The facilities were excellent.

The rest of the site had a bar, café and shop although I did not personally use them other than the shop so I cant comment. It was generally quiet, probably owing to the time, kids back at school etc but I can imagine it attracts a lot of day visitors in summer owing to proximity to Llangors Lake, where boats can be hired and you can fish.

Location was perfect for me, the site is an ideal base to visit nearby places such as Brecon, and for walking the many hills in this area, the general area is beautiful, peaceful and rural. So to summarise, location, facilities, area, were all excellent and I would certainly go there again, but not in busy periods.

I cant comment on customer service as I had no need to use them other than the café and that was fine, by the way the Management have sensibly insisted on the continued wearing of face masks despite easing of restrictions, some were moaning about that but I think they are right to do so. 

Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Group
Reviewer: Victor 1 review from this member

 Site was everything it said it was, was pleasantly surprised after reading some of the negative feedback.

Beautiful views. If I could do anything to improve the site, maybe a cafe or shop.

Would go again.

We were told off when putting our rubbish away for not separating recycling, was an innocent mistake as we were not told to do so, and didn’t see any recycling facilities. 
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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Gi11 20 reviews from this member

 Beware: our SatNav would have taken us to the wrong campsite. Luckily we knew the name, and another 2/10ths of a mile found it. Booked for a week, with many friends and their classic cars joining us for the weekend in Statics, tourers and tents.

Lovely welcome. Shop, cafe and pub adjoining the site were all excellent, couldn't have been better. Charming area, lots to see and do. The only downside was appalling rain and wind, but we still had a very enjoyable stay. Site well cared for. Going again next September :-) 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: KevP 8 reviews from this member

 We were part of group of 9 friends who had a fantastic weekend at the Lakeside campsite. On arrival we checked in at the reception and were shown on a map where we were to pitch. We'd asked to be situated together and had a large pitch on Elwyns Meadow with ample room to set up. Able to park our cars next to tents so very easy to unpack. Stayed for 2 nights. First evening after our communal bbq we went to the bar on site where a Karaoke session was in full swing. Nice beer and friendly people. Following breakfast we went for a walk around Llangorse Lake which took us about 4 hours (12km - leisurely pace). We saw some spectacular views as we climbed above the lake and we finished our walk at the Castle Inn in Llangorse. Lovely ales and a fine selection of gins to revive our weary legs. Couldn't be bothered cooking so called the chip shop in Talgarth and phoned our order through. Just as well as they were telling customers they were running out of food! Regarding other campsite facilities the toilet block was very clean and was well serviced. Never had to wait for the showers which were 20p for 4 minutes and good and hot. All in all an excellent place to stay. 


Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Suns 12 reviews from this member

 After travelling we visited this site again as circumstance on trying another two site were rude or near impossible to phone. Got to Lakeside, called number on the door to to contact and got straight through. Pitched up and paid the day after. Glad to say the site has improved as weeds had been removed by EHU points and bark was there to stop them. Pathways around the lake had been repaired. Porta cabin shower block are still the same but are clean. Showers still 20 pence but clean and spacious. Loads of ducks around the lake so make sure you take proper food as the are not shy. Views are beautiful. Reception friendly and helpful. Glad we ended up back there. 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Suns 12 reviews from this member

 Visited here as we had found out this site is classed as a 'Dark Sky Reserve' Arrived on the friday to reception and two very helpful ladies with a map stating where they though was best to pitch, take a look and come back to us. Nice flat site, toilets and showers are clean. 20 pence for a 4 minute shower, bonus as no presstex buttons. Two camping fields one with EHU one with out, toilet block on both.

Horses are called off the common but one decided to jump and join us in the camping field. A lot of wildlife you can hear most of the day and ito the night. Lake is gorgeous for a walk and boats for hire. A lot of day visitors turn up but its not near the camping field.

Not as dark as expected on site. Visited Talgarth Bread mill and the Showcaves while there and thoroughly enjoyed both 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mark Palmer 9 reviews from this member

 Our stay was due to be 02/07/16-10/07/16, and was booked well in advance. We chose this site as we were assured over the phone that it would be quiet, and no large groups are allowed.

We asked for a quiet out of the way pitch, as we have a rescue dog, who is nervous around people.

When we arrived on Saturday, we were assigned a pitch in Ernies field, dead centre of the field (not what we booked). The site was filled with weekend campers. The sort of people who aren't really interested in camping, just more interested in drinking themselves into oblivion, whilst making as much noise and mess as was physically possible.

We thought that this would be just a one off, and gave the place a chance.

Throughout the week, (after the weekend campers disappeared) the place was fairly quiet(ish). The site is used by schools, whose students have no regard for the privacy of campers. They used the field we were on, as a short cut to and from the lake. As well as for a place to get a mobile phone signal!

The facilities weren't very good either. The nearest toilets and showers were a temporary set up. I use the word temporary loosely, as it was clear from the rust, that they'd been in situ for some time. They were clean, but not suitable for the amount of people. 4 showers for 2 fields, and only 2 toilets (which got dirty, very quickly). Another block was not too far away, but was mainly for the use of the permanent caravans.

The hand dryers in all of the toilet blocks were out of order.

The showers cost 20p and last for around 5 minutes (ladies, you'll need more than one 20p if washing hair). WARNING, if you are the first to use the showers in the morning, you'll need more than one 20p piece, as they took a while to warm up. They were powerful, and remained hot after the initial warming period.

The on site cafe serves food until 1700, but they refuse to cook anything after 1600 (so it's sandwiches only after 1600). The on site pub is only open on weekends, unless you camp in high season (serves food after the cafe closes).

As I mentioned earlier, the site is plagued by the weekend camper. This is due to its proximity to the lake, and nearby access to the A40 (10 minutes away).

There is an out of hours phone number to report any grievances, but that doesn't help if you don't have any signal (vodaphone users beware!). Despite being assured that no large groups would be permitted, our second weekend on site was cut short, as it's obvious that the site managers don't care what size group arrives, just as long as they get money. Several large groups arrived, the largest consisting of 2 caravans, 2 camper vans, 3 tents and over 25 people (including children). The site isn't patrolled by wardens during the evening, so the noise levels grew as the alcohol flowed. We didn't manage to get to sleep until after 0200, and were awoken by the group again at 0615! Not enough sleep if you are planning on doing any activities like climbing nearby Pen Y Fan the next day. This was the last straw for us. We packed up 1 day early and headed home.

We are both experienced campers, and we were disgusted by the behaviour of the weekend campers, and the lack of compassion of the campsite staff. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: LettuceFish 1 review from this member

 We booked initially for the first May bank holiday weekend, but due to work commitments had to rearrange our booking to the second May bank holiday weekend. We were able to transfer our deposit from one week to another, which in my book is brilliant customer service!

We knew we wouldn't make it to the campsite before 5pm so were told that our pitch information would be left on the notice board at the reception.

We arrived around 10pm and due to the poor light, arrived at the wrong campsite. We turned left into an adjoining campsite, rather than carrying straight onto Llangorse Lake campsite. The following morning we received a telephone call asking if everything was ok as we had not turned up. It then became clear that we were not at the correct campsite, so packed everything up and moved.

When arriving at the correct campsite, we were met by two very friendly ladies who gave us a choice of pitch. We were delighted when we found the camping field as it was much nicer than the campsite next door!

The toilet blocks were clean and very spacious as were the shower blocks. There were 3 sinks for washing up, which were very busy at obvious times, but there were washing up bowls and liquid provided for those who needed it.

There was plenty of drinking water points which were clearly labelled.

We took our dog with us and they (like many other sites we've visited before) request that dogs are kept on leads on the site, and it was nice to see that everyone adhered to this. A short walk from the campsite was Llangorse common where dogs were free to run off lead (under control). The horses are put on the common over night which wasn't a problem for us, as our dog is fine with them.

There was a cafe and bar on site, which we didn't use, but the bar had lots of entertainment going on. It's a shame that it isn't dog friendly as we may have used it.

The small shop at reception was brilliant for all your essentials; bread, milk, cheese, ice cream etc and was open every day. They even re-froze our freezer packs for us at no cost!

We took a trip on a rowing boat, while friends sailed and it was great that we could take our dog on the boat with us. We provided our own boyancy aid for him so wasn't sure they'd have any for dogs otherwise.

There are various walks you can do around the lake and we arrived in the village where there are two pubs, neither of which we could use as they weren't dog friendly. Which was really disappointing!

In summary, we had a lovely bank holiday weekend away and couldn't find any fault, other than the signage to the campsite being a little clearer to ensure that people arrived at the correct site. 

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Ladybaby53 6 reviews from this member

 Very disappointed, we had booked for 2 nights but left after 1 night for the following reasons and went elsewhere and wasted a nights payment. The location very good the lake being lovely. Found staff to be disinterested when checking in. Pitches for tourers isolated. Commercial vans arriving after reception closed and parking up and wandering around site. Thankful we had a dog. Toilet facilities not really up to scratch. One set of toilets were very clean the others were porta cabins which were not nice. Showers were clean in one section and not good in the other. You also had to pay. Think when you pay for facilities you should not have to pay to have a shower. On the upside a good shop on site a cafe in the day time and a pub at weekend but would not return. 

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