Good Life @ Blaenllan

Blaenllan, Nanternis, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9RS

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Good Life is tucked away on an idyllic 8 acre coastal smallholding located next to National Trust land, we are positioned between Nanternis & Cwmtydu near New Quay on the coast of Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion.

A footpath runs from the caravan site to the secret smuggler’s beaches and the famous Ceredigion Coastal Path, sea views, raw nature and the countryside surrounding us, all within walking distance and that's the only way you will find them, there’s not much traffic here!

None of the hustle and bustle here, this area is surrounded by a mix of sandy coves and beaches and deep and rocky inlets, grassy headlands with an abundance of rare wildflowers and stunning surrounding landscapes! You can discover the quiet local award winning beaches, the ancient woodlands with waterfalls, some amazing walks along the Ceredigion coast path, a great place to go bird watching or even dolphin spotting and see the seals. You can swim in the sea if you’re brave enough or just breathe enjoy the peace, quiet and tranquillity, wind down, chill out and have a real break from it all, this is a holiday location you’ll remember.

If you want to travel just a little further you can discover so much more if you want it. Llangrannog is the next coastal village towards Cardigan, with 2 pubs, the Pentre Arms and The Ship. If you want something more lively then New Quay where you can have a drink and eat fish and chips from The Lime Crab on the harbour pier.

  • Cosy half-acre paddock within a 2-acre field with immediate access to public footpath.
  • 3 beaches within 1 mile
  • 5 Motorhome/caravan pitches
  • 5 electric hook ups
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Grey Water Disposal
  • Drinking Water Supply
  • Family friendly
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Open all year (weather may dictate in wet winters
  • Nearest food shop - Cross Inn - 7 minute drive
  • Shops - New Quay - 10 minute drive
  • Banks etc in both Aberaeron and Cardigan - 25 min drive
  • Aberystwyth - 50 minute drive
  • Sea Views
  • Flat site
  • We sell own produce, eggs, meat and seasonal fruit and veg
  • We are almost on top of the Ceredigion coast path so no transport needed when walking and rambling.

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Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: variable
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
SA45 9RS
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Lat 52.186075 / Lon -4.395733
OS field ref:
SN363569
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Fishguard (37 miles)

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Well situated CL

This is a well maintained small site in an attractive and interesting area, with a welcoming and helpful owner. Facilities - Easy to use water & waste disposal. Picnic bench beside the dustbins, but not always within reach of the wifi signal. The site is mostly flat. Wi Fi - the signal is weak and intermittent. It can disappear for many hours at a time. You have to stand in the corner of the site next to the dustbins. Handy to have for occasional simple tasks, but not reliable, and you can get very wet when it rains, or find it hard to see the screen if the sun shines! Virgin mobile signal is also weak and fluctuates. Views - on one side is the entrance from the farm track, with dustbins and farm equipment. Opposite is a hedge with partial views across fields pointing towards the coast, which is about half a mile away. A hedge and trees separate the site from the farm house and opposite to that is a wire fence separating the site from a field, with houses beyond. It is a rural setting, but I'm not sure I would say there are great views and you would need rear view windows or a caravan mover to be able to see the rural views from the van on most pitches. Pitch 1 has good views of the dustbins, water taps, hedge and an oak tree, which is popular with birds, including a greater spotted woodpecker and nuthatch. 18 species of birds were seen in early May. 0.5 acres - Only two thirds of this area contains the pitches, making it feel a bit crowded if the site is full of large rigs or vans are parked side ways.There is a telegraph pole in the middle of the unused third and this area also seems to be used as an overflow car park for the farm. The electricity supply is good. Dogs - 2 vans had dogs, with one being allowed to roam and defecate freely. It chose the area around our van! Another dog, possibly belonging to the farm, also roamed freely. Watch where you put your feet! Path to beach - access to the path is through a gate in the corner of the site. It begins by following a path also taken by young cows, so it was rutted and muddy. It then passes through a muddy farmyard, across fields with good rural views and plenty of spring flowers, and down a steep path through an oak wood (with plants growing on the path in places, even though it was early in the season). It then reaches the lane / road, which runs alongside a small attractive river towards Cwm Tydu, where there is a cafe, pleasant beach and great rock formations. It was an attractive but strenuous walk back up the hill. Allow plenty of time. Access - the entrances off the lane onto the narrow farm track and then a few minutes later off the track into the site are wide, but the narrow track and lane makes a 90 deg turn challenging for large rigs. We watched one driver uncouple and complete the manoeuvre using their caravan mover. Our Sterling 530 coped, due to an experienced driver.

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This is very good CL with views of the sea from the pitch. The surrounding area is good with plenty of walks. The owners are friendly and welcoming the only down side for me was the entrance to the lane which is very tight. The wing mirrors where catching the hedge all the way down the lane. The access both to get onto the lane and off is very tight for even average size outfits. Once down the lane the access to the field was fine.
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One of the Best

The GOOD LIFE starts here. We were the first caravan to use the CL this year. What a find. We have been using CL’s for the last 30 years and this certainly is one we will return too. Fay and Roger are always on hand to give local tourist information about the area and fantastic walks. Beware they are a bit steep from the coast back to the site but plenty of stops give you chance to survey the surrounding views. Having a wide caravan great care is needed on arrival to the drive and into the site, Roger is going to make this more accessible. Great news is that Internet is now accessible on parts of the site. Great fish and chip shop in New Quay and Organic supplies are readily available form Fay. We will be back.
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Just returned from a lovely relaxing break at this new CL. We had the whole field to ourselves but there is plenty of room for 5. Roy and Fay were very welcoming and told us of walks directly from the site down to the beach and to the forest. No noise or light pollution here which was pure bliss. Ps. the raspberries were absolutely lovely!

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A new Gem

We booked for 7 days and stayed 14 days – and that says it all – with the site being just what we wanted. The site is set back from a quiet country lane so you rarely hear more than nature’s noises and it’s far enough away from towns for there to be no light pollution. The site is level, big enough for 5 vans to not feel crowded, the electrics are 16w and we discovered, being at the site during the Olympics, there’s good TV reception. On three sides there are trees and shrubs and on the fourth side there’s a view of the distant sea through and over the hedge. The feeling of tranquillity is enhanced by sleepy sheep in an adjoining, fenced off field but they’re only there during the day because the lady who owns the sheep takes her pets home at night (yes, her husband told us, approx 20 sheep really are kept as pets!!). At the site you can buy home grown and reared produce and at local smallholdings/farms nearby there are similar foods and preserves on offer. The nearest biggish supermarket (Tesco) is a few miles away in Cardigan but we came across a several local stores to replenish essential items and enabling us to buy what we needed. Talking of essentials - an all year charity book sale is within a mile or so at Pea Pod Junction and it's worth a visit with many of their books appearing have never been opened. One caravaner’s van had a fault and a mobile repair man came to the site a couple of times so there must be a local caravan repairer handy, if needed. A national footpath passes the site and this leads to many other marked and unmarked paths including, a short walk away, the Ceredigion Coastal path with its interesting and rugged views. Bays, beaches, caves, waterfalls and woods are all within easy walking reach but be warned if you venture to the Cwmtydu beach, it’s a very steep walk up the hill (perhaps that’s one trip to take your car). There are a few towns and places of interest a short drive away and if you want more there are several others (including Lampeter, Cardigan, Aberaeron) that take a little longer to reach. When chatting to another caravaner he told us about the range of birds (including Red Kites, but they seem to be everywhere now!) that can be seen at the site and when on a coastal walk we saw seals and dolphins. We met many locals (and visitors) and everyone was friendly and helpful with time to chat, which seems to be a characteristic of the area. Roger and Fay, who are new to running a CL and a self sufficient “Good Life” smallholding, were welcoming and very friendly and they’re receptive to new ideas so things will get even better as the site becomes more established. We did miss WiFi and being able to see our granddaughter on Skype, but maybe that’s part of the technology detox Fay talks about. We didn't notice any negatives at the site that need a mention. However, the entrance to the smallholding does need care when towing but most of us visitors seemed to have few problems and only one (long) outfit appeared thave a bit of difficulty. 

Maybe we all want different things from sites but we enjoyed this site so much we stayed longer than planned and will definitely return when visiting this area again.

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