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Reviews of Bryncarnedd Caravan Park

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Bryncarnedd Caravan Park
Clarach Road
Ceredigion   (Browse area)
SY23 3DG
Tel: 01970 612444
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Pitches: 50
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 3/10 from 9 Reviews
                3/10 from 9 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Anwen 4 reviews from this member

 Booked in for 1 night as it was late afternoon and didnít want to travel further. Gentleman in charge of the site was very friendly and helpful and managed to find us room with a electric hook up as some of the pitches were wet. Location was about 5-10 minutes from the town itself so ideal.

However having visited the facilities they were awful, their was no hand sanitizer when entering the toilet/shower block, nothing to help prevent coronavirus, no toilet roll, the toilets and showers had obviously not been cleaned for a very long time. (Luckily we have a shower and toilet on board), you needed to wipe your feet on the way out not in! Outside the block there were old tins of paint, an old chair and some rubbish, never did I think the block itself would be so horrendous.

The bin areas were full and some rubbish had been their months even years.

I canít comment re childrenís facilities as we were just a young couple.

We have visited many sites in the UK and this was the worse and would definitely not be back. I really canít believe they charges £24. 00 and took no details at all re track and trace either. To be brutal, should be closed down. 

Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Yamaha0012 1 review from this member

 Campsite is not good for familyís really, facilities are extremely poor and not maintained, toilets and showers disgusting and donít work,

Site is probably ok if your looking for a one night stay as a group of friends,

Price to pitch is cheap but reflects the places defects,

In need massive improvements. 
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Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Windrush2 20 reviews from this member

 Sadly this is a site that has seen better days. Whilst the location is quite nice and the site is quite sheltered, the facilities are poor. Sinks, toilets and showers didn't look like they had been cleaned for a while and were in dire need of fixing, or better still replacing.

With no air extraction, water vapour has lead to paint peeling off the ceiling. On top of that half the block didn't work (one of the two showers had been completely gutted, whilst the cubicle had been left there gathering dirt and insects/arachnids.

The site appears to be unmanned (though is visited throughout the day by either the land owners or people associated with them) and you will probably have to call a number given at the entrance to pay/find a pitch.

In general the whole place is just run down and messy, and not really worth the price. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Lorna Jarvis 3 reviews from this member

 I booked 3 nights on this site by phone and was charged £20 per night which I paid by card over the phone. What a mistake!

We arrived the following afternoon to be greeted at the gate by heaps of rubbish around the bins. I would have gone no further if I had not already paid. We did not know where to park the campervan and there was no sign of an office or staff so we pulled up between two caravans which were not occupied.

The toilet block was filthy and very run down and was not cleaned during the three days we spent there. The lighting was so dim it was hard to see. The same cigarette end was on the floor of one of the toilets throughout. Having ascertained how to operate the shower, I found no lock on the door and a filthy shower tray, covered in hairs.

The male toilet block was worse according to my husband (who is not normally very fussy). The whole experience was unpleasant and unhygienic.

Unless you have very low standards I would certainly not recommend this site. 

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Neilandlesley 11 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for one night as a stop over while touring Wales - NEVER AGAIN ! The only thing going for it is that it is open all year. The male showers were 'out of order' but when you saw the state of them you would not use them anyway.

The male and female toilets are falling down, mouldy, smelly and disgusting. Old mould covered caravans left all round the site that look like they have been left there unused for years.

A guy told us that the site was an old site that the current owner inherited when they bought the farmhouse and cottages next door and they have no interest in it at all. This is very believable and we can only assume they want it closed to build on the land.

The site fees were being collected by two guys walking round giving out hand written pieces of paper with £15 written on - no idea if they were anything to do with the site at all but as there is no working reception it sort of summed the place up. Our rating for this site is only because you can not leave O as a score. 


Date of Visit: December 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Nerolab 2 reviews from this member

 We chose this site as our friends were spending new year in the adjacent cottages which were very nice. The site was sadly not maintained to the same standards! A large number of tatty vans were strewn around the poorly drained and muddy field; our vehicle became stuck immediately and the friendly caretaker had to position our van with his 4x4. Our van is almost a year old now and luckily has shower/wc as the toilet blocks were poorly maintained with no toilet paper. The waste disposal point was hidden behind the gas store over a grassy area and consisted of a manhole cover with no string to lift it. Apart from its proximity to our friends I can't think of any redeeming features of the site and we would've turned around had we not been meeting up with them. I'm sure in the summer with your own self contained facilities it may look different but it's far from the usual standard we would expect for £15 per night. 

Date of Visit: October 2010 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Iandy83 11 reviews from this member

 I won't have a bad word said against this site as they got me out of a major problem. I had booked with a site closer to the town, had told them that we were a football team playing a cup match a needed a one night stay. When we arrived to pitch up, we were told no single sex groups anywhere in Aber.

To their credit they had hired a local 16 yr old lad who told us about bryncarnedd and at the last minute Paula saved our trip.

It is incredibly laid back, I wouldn't suggest it for a week-long stay as to be fair Aberystwyth doesn't have as much going for it. If your looking for a place to lay your head for a couple of days whilst touring the town, or local area (Ynyslas Beach is top quality) it's perfect and very cost effective.

Everyone is friendly and helpful, It's not top-of-the-range and doesn't pretend to be. It has the basic amenities you need, you won't be staying on site all day, but in reality who does?

It's a short walk to the Town Centre, but it is down a hill, so be prepared for the walk back up. Plenty of places to eat and drink in the town, but its not exactly a cultural heritage site. Devil's bridge and Borth are probably the places you'll go for that. 

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Aitheras 1 review from this member

 Me and a friend stayed here for 3 nights during a short visit to friends at the nearby university. The charge was an acceptable £6 per night for each of us.

The toilet block is not what I would call clean or well maintained, the showers (or at least the one that worked in the gents area) require further payment in the form of pre-paid electricity cards available from the site office, a single card gives plenty of time for a shower (if you're fast you can get 2 people showered with one card).

I have no children but for the thoroughness of this review I should add that I did not see a children's play area on site or anywhere really suitable for children to play.

A short (little over a mile) walk takes you right into the town centre with plenty of bars (should that be your thing)and some shops, nothing worth writing home about but there are some hidden gems in the side streets.

Worth noting is that the walk from the park down to the main road has a national speed limit but has no footpath or lighting so some heart-stopping moments when cars come round the blind bends.

Also worth noting, most parks in the area will not take parties of all male or all female, however this park does. Excessive noise is not tolerated, though you are given ample warning to keep it to a minimum as we found out on our first night.

On the whole I was very disappointed with Bryncarnedd, the lack of facilities, but if you just want an easy, no-fuss place to pitch up your tent for an odd night then it's more than adequate. 

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Theclampits 4 reviews from this member

 We stayed here as we were attending a wedding in nearby Borth.

The site is owned by a nearby hotel but run by managers who live onsite - Paula being the main point of call.

The ethos of the site is relaxed and friendly and when taking a caravan works out at just £15 per van no matter who is occupying it (inc EHU)

The toilets were generally clean but sometimes lacking in toilet tissue and the showers unfortunately were cold (luckily for us we were showering elsewhere) I think if you let Paula know she will get hot water going.

Some nice views from the site and very quiet - the first night we were there we made a bit too much noise and was soon told off - but after apologising was told not to worry too much as long as we kept it down.

We were allowed to checkout whenever we felt like it on Sunday (a huge bonus after a big wedding do)

On the whole I would say if you want a bit of informal relaxation it is great.

Very helpful staff and nothing was too much trouble - especially if you stopped for a chat - Paula does like to chat

Site is a bit rough around the edges but ok for a group gathering like ours - we were allowed to take up as much room as we wanted.

There are quite a few scruffy looking seasonal tourers and statics so if you want pristine camping/caravaning it's not the place to go - but for basic's it's fine.

Nothing else on site apart from toilet block. 

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