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Reviews of Ridleys Residence ( The Old Vicarage Camp Site )

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Ridleys Residence ( The Old Vicarage Camp Site )
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL23 7NS
Tel: 01678 520188
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Pitches: 15
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 8 Reviews
                8/10 from 8 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   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No 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 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: November 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Keithb7415 1 review from this member

 If you want a NO Issues visit in a very handy but quiet location? Not to mention pretty. Then this is the place. The Owner is very accommodating and nothing is TOO MUCH trouble. Planning on revisiting in 2017 and hopefully bringing a group. 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mrbaggio 13 reviews from this member

 4 nights stay

Location = Nice around the campsite. Beautiful location 10 minutes drive to Bala. Nice walks around the area. Easy to get too by car. Couple of nice lakes nearby.

Facilities = for a small campsite their were 4 toilets which a couple was made by the owner. 2 Showers which were ok. Fairly clean though poor lighting in the evening and I do recommend you bring your own torch

Overall = Lovely campsite and friendly, helpful owner. Campsite flat. One side is near the main road which can be noisy in the evening. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Kisfit 1 review from this member

 Great little campsite. Everything you need with really good use of thinking outside the box. The toilets are a great idea. Owner is really friendly and helpful. Site well kept and looked after. A short drive to town with an amazing chip shop/cafe on a bridge! 

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Kathy h 1 review from this member

 We chose it because of the reviews we read and it lived up to expectations good value for money. Stayed one night 3 couples and 5 teenagers in a caravan, trailer tent and 2 small tents. Picked our own spaces, it's quite a small site but not full which gave the kids room to kick a football etc.

We sat up around a log fire quite late, the midges were a pain but they would have been at any campsite near a river in that area. Downside motorbikes racing around the area that saturday night, road noise otherwise not too intrusive.

Friendly owner who explained the facilities and on sunday morning came & said no rush to pack up & leave which was lovely.

We walked up the local mountain sunday morning but the local shop a short walk away was not open sunday.

I enjoyed my shower the water warm enough but only just eco lighting does hide the cobwebs.

The real flush loos in the portaloo huts had lots of fresh paper and were clean but cobwebby - again eco lighting helps - doesn't scare the spiders like strip lights!

No bin for landfill but lots of recycling bins available. Loved it & great for the white water rafting centre. Laid back old fashioned camping with the essentials you need. Might be different if cold & wet. 

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Keithydee 21 reviews from this member

 What a gem, if you like your facilities and club house, go elsewhere, what you get here is a small campsite situated by a small stream with bed and breakfast accommodation in the nearby house. The site has fire wheels and wood to purchase, EHU points and cold water washing facilities.

There is a twin shower room with solar lighting, great for families, but as a lone traveller you would have to lock out everyone else as both showers are in the same wooden shed.

There are also toilets, again situated in sheds by the showers, these could prove an issue for some as there is a gap between the male and female toilets if you use the shed, there are also portatoilets on site too.

The site is by a road, this can be noisy at certain times of the day and there are no facilities for children.

Its not a tidy site and it has been DIY built so don't expect a professional finish, what you do get though is a site with lots of character, a bacon sandwich and cup of tea bought to the tent for 1. 50, the staff were great, very helpful and lots of quiet, lovely hills around. Would we use this again? You bet. 


Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Miss Rigby 2 reviews from this member

 This campsite was really nice and really laid back. They allow music and camp fires and if you ask you can use the conservatory if is raining. I really enjoyed staying here,

The surroundings are also really nice and the owner was always on hand to help out or offer advice for days trips.

The only downside I found was the toilets and showers. There were 3 portaloos but converted to have a proper toilet and flush in there.

The shower was also in a shed with only one small light (probably for the best so you can't see all the creepy crawlies you're showering with!)

Generally though, I really would recommend this campsite. 

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Belladog 1 review from this member

 This is a lovely camp site with a brook; ideal for dogs. We enjoyed 4 days of hot weather last week with our 4 dogs and really couldn't have chosen a more perfect place. A real feel of yesteryear fills this camp site. Ideal walks for the dogs surrounding and and the brook is great to keep the dogs cool. Lovely owner, very hospitable. Facilities rustic, just right for the keen outdoor types like us. We would highly recommend this place to other dog owners and hope to return for more weekend breaks this year. 

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

 Searched for a small tents only campsite near Bala that allowed dogs and campfires. Old Vicarage seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Stayed 3 nights, 2 of them on our own. Good points are the above and that it is a level field and the owner is friendly and helpful, and it is riverside. Downsides are road noise, which is quite intrusive during the day. Toilets (3) and showers are in garden sheds and a bit botched together, but are adequate. The site generally seemed a bit unkempt. Grass was quite long and, even when I pointed out litter left by previous campers on our chosen pitch, the owner made no attempt to clean it up, so I did it myself.  

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