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Fronalchen Caravan Park
Fronalchen
Dolgellau
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL40 2AG
Tel: 01341 422549
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Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 7 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   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf 1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach 5 miles   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport 5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 14+ Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Hfernee 2 reviews from this member

I love the rural location on a working farm with a helpful and friendly family. I love the no frills, clean toilet block, sink for washing up and large shower room.

There is no playground, but the kids I take love playing on the field in the fresh air, making up their own games enjoying the lambs and nature.

The river runs along the edge of the site is great for paddling and exploring. Dogs go free, and you are allowed fires by the river. The electric is fine if you want to boil a kettle or have heating on, but not at the same time!

It is a single track lane to get there. If you are at all worried they are happy to meet you and tow for you.

I like it so much I'm on my second seasonal pitch.

Phone signal best on O2 /giff Gaff. Intermittent on EE but I go there for the peacefulness so not a problem.

Thank you Aled Nia Rhodri and Gerwyn for making us so welcome. Oh and the stunning Torrent Walk is across the road!
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TENTER3 4 reviews from this member

This is very much a basic site with photos that are not really a true representation of the touring site. The site is fine providing you know what you are getting rather than what is in the photos

1. Approach is via a single track road with passing places, the road condition is good but narrow about 1 mile in length

2. The immediate entrance to the site is less than ideal via a very steep hill with a cattle grid at the top - not impossible but you wouldn't want to stop coming up it

3. The photos are actually of the area where the statics and sited tourers are, you are sited in the next field with very long grass

4. Toilets are very basic but clean but are about a 3 - 5 minute walk from the touring/tent area

5. Waste water emptying was never found I'm guessing it was the drainpipe at the rear of the toilets

6, chemical waste was an old toilet in the middle of a mass of brambles at the back of the loos - basic but functional and most certainly unique! Farmer did say he need to cut the brambles back - you didn't need to get through them at the minute

7. Electric hook up very poor, 6 -amp, it couldn't boil the kettle!

At £18. 00 a night not sure it's really good value when you compare a site such as Glen Nevis in Fort WilliIam that has superb access and facilities for another £49 for seven nights

In summary this site has excellent views, friendly farmer although he's not forthcoming with information regarding water point, waste emptying etc - found these out by chance. Electric hook up is appalling at £3. 00 per night. If you are happy with difficult access and raw peace and quiet this is the site for you. If you expect a bit more for your money in terms of access, and facilities this isn't the site for you

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Louiseand martin 1 review from this member

We stumbled across this campsite whilst looking for another close by. What a find!. Very cheap at £5 each per night and you can have a campfire by the river. The facilities are basic but clean and are not used by many people. We were the only campers there for the weekend with a huge field all to ourselves with just the sheep in the adjoining field for company. Owner was friendly and no charge for the dog. River was fenced off for safety but with a gate and a stile for access. Close to a garage and a little chef but would recommend the Eurospar at Dollgelleau for great prices and selection. Super views and camping how it should be. Easy access to a number of lovely walks and forest trails. We travelled without children and there were no real facilities for them at this site, just a big field to play in. Ideal for couples and lovers of a real natural camping experience. Can't wait to go back next weekend.

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wdaj 4 reviews from this member

This is a laid back, quiet site in a good location, with fantastic views of hills and the forest. The facilities are basic (but very few campers to share them, so no queues)- but there's hot showers and a clean toilet block. Could have done with separate washing up facilities, and a bit of night lighting, but that's a minor quibble given the low pitch cost, and the location. The Farmer and his wife are very friendly. Theres a garage and a little chef nearby on the A470. Make sure you check out the huge beach stretching from barmouth up for 10 miles up the coast! Would definitely come back to this site

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Luisem143 1 review from this member

Just back from weekend away with children aged 7 + 3. Big site lots of room to choose where to pitch, surroundings are amazing with fantastic views. Nice and quiet. Lovely stream running through site. Toilet block basic but hey it has a shower and hot water what more do you need.

Great little town not 5 mins down the road and beach is about 9 miles away. Great value for money, owner really nice. Go visit.

Oh would have loved a playground for the children but the walks and animals kept the entertained.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Debbie21 1 review from this member

Spent three nights here, and unfortunately the weather was not brilliant. The site is a 9 acre field set in a working farm, so weather permitting plenty of space for games etc. Aled the owner had hired a portaloo situated at entrance to tent field for the bank holiday weekend as the shower block and toilet is situated quite a walk from the tents and is very old and run down. However the shower is hot and free and Aled and his wife cleaned them on a regular basis. There is very little to do in the area, so this is very much a base for a walking or biking holiday.

The campsite does require washing up facilities and maybe a toilet/ shower block situated closer to the tent pitches. However the site is on National Trust!.

Aled and his family are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them.

It is a very basic site with no frills, and if you do not want luxury then you should consider this site.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cwebb6 2 reviews from this member

Just came back from a long weekend. Great site. Good value for money. Toilet block basic but it does exactly what you need it to. This is a working farm so the kids loved seeing all the new lambs. Aled and his family extremely helpful, even sell their own produce.

Planning on going back bank holiday weekend. The road leading down can seem a little narrow, but we've got 23 ft van and managed.


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