Tafarn Y Waen

St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0DY

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Tafarn y Waen is a former 18th-century inn, restored and renovated to provide not only a home but also to offer a cosy and traditional retreat for guests. Set within the rolling hills of the Clwydian range, it is easily accessed from Junction 28 of the A55 taking the road towards Trefnant. We are located just 1 mile along that road. We have a large car park in front of our main building and our landscaped paddock with a gravelled track, semi-hard-standing pitches and electric hook-ups are located at the bottom of the car park. Turn into our car park via our large gateway and we’ll get you sorted.

The Waen is a rural and farmland locality (including the hamlet of Waen Goleugoed) on the outskirts of St Asaph (Britain’s 2nd smallest city). The city itself is home to a beautiful Cathedral, and there are lovely walks along the River Elwy. There is a Co-Op and a Londis for provisions, as well as pubs, take-aways and cafes. The nearest supermarket is Aldi, just 8 minutes with Sainsbury’s just a little further on. The larger towns of Abergele, Rhyl and Prestatyn with retail parks and supermarkets are about a 10-15 minutes’ drive. Llandudno seaside town is a 20-25 minutes’ drive but the nearest beach is less than 15 minutes’ drive.

We are located at the edge of the villages Tremerchion and Rhuallt, areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Clwydian Range AONB). Within easy reach of Snowdonia but only half an hour’s drive from the historic walled city of Chester. Closer still, the Welsh towns of Ruthin (25 minutes) and Denbigh (15 minutes). The quaint village of Dyserth with its’ waterfall is less than a 10-minute drive.

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, surrounded by fields and farmland. In the middle of nowhere but a stone’s throw from the road to everywhere, including a local pub/restaurant just 2 two-minute drive.

Our location provides an ideal base for your holiday or break. We are on a cycle route to the historic town of Ruthin. The public footpaths of the 'Pilgrims Way' and the 'Clwydian Way' pass by our front door. The renowned 'walkers' path of the 'Offas Dyke' is within easy reach (as are the village of Bodfari and the small town of Caerwys).

Our CL Site is an ideal base, central to many things North Wales has to offer. The World Heritage site of Conwy. The lovely Isle of Anglesey. The amazing Snowdonia National Park, and the beautiful North Wales coast. Drive in the opposite direction on the A55 expressway, for less than half an hour, and you will reach the ancient Roman city of Chester with its black and white shopping rows and the famous Chester Zoo (There is even the UK's largest designer shopping outlet, nearby).

Robert and Ann Marie look forward to meeting you soon.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
LL17 0DY
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Lat 53.2472 / Lon -3.40683
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Rhyl, Prestatyn, Llandudno
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Liverpool (37 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Rhyl
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Excellent newly taken over CL site Helpful friendly hosts, very reasonable, easy access & superb location all-round views of the Clwydian hills

Tafarn Y Waen
This is a gem of a CL site. Just a few minutes from the A55 expressway not far from St Asaph. The road to the site is plenty wide enough for any size caravan and the site itself is easy to get onto. No dangerous narrow lanes to negotiate at all! Wonderful views from every window of the beautiful Clwydian range and plenty of room between pitches. Electric available and works perfectly. The pitches are set around a gravelled track and each has a handy picnic bench and plenty of grassed area around your around the pitch giving you your own space to relax in. Robert and Ann-Marie are very welcoming and helpful with excellent recommendations for local restaurants and pubs, nearby places of interest etc. I stayed in mid-April and thoroughly enjoyed my stay, and the price was very reasonable. Handy quiet dog-walks nearby and just a few minutes to drive back to the expressway if you want to head off west or east to explore North Wales.

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Reviewed on 17/04/2024 13:51

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Nice site but expensive and write up is out of date

Tafarn Y Waen
This is a nice, peaceful and pleasant site in a lovely area overlooking the Clywdian Hills and only 1 mile from the A55. The owners have recently taken over the site, and there are some things listed here that are not now available. The pub is no more, the property is a private residence, and there was no sign (or mention) of being able to use the facilities in the property. There is also no sign of wifi. The price was £29/night. Personally I think that is high for a CL with no facilities, and I don't feel it's good value at that price. The pitches are hardstanding (gravel), but the hardstanding only covers the front half of the caravan. If you have a motorhome then the back wheels will be on the grass. The grass was extremely boggy and was very long as a result of not being able to be cut yet - no doubt as a result of the incessant winter/spring rain, but our awning was pretty much unusable given how muddy and boggy the ground was. Your towing vehicle can't be parked with your unit, but is parked in the car park area at the top of the site. This wasn't a problem but is worth mentioning. The site wasn't full for our visit, but it's as well. I didn't think the pitch sizes were generous - if all five were occupied I'd feel a little overlooked. There is also an unfenced pond at the bottom of the site area - we don't have kids but if you did, they'd need to be careful around the pond. There are several lovely pubs and eateries in the area - we went to the Dinorben Arms for food (very nice meal), and the Salusbury Arms for a drink (lovely community owned pub in Tremierchion). The beaches of Prestayn, Rhyl and Conwy are all within 20-30 mins and easy to access. Robert greeted us on arrival and was extremely friendly and personable, and gave us lots of recommendations of places to eat and visit.

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Reviewed on 06/04/2024 18:16

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Lovely little site

Tafarn Y Waen
Beautiful little site only 5 minutes off the A55 J28. Perfect for exploring North Wales. Pitch sizes are very generous and the whole site was very peaceful. Elaine and Pete, the owners, were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely use this site again and recommend to my friends visiting North Wales.

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Reviewed on 15/04/2023 13:50

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A super CL site

Tafarn Y Waen
We visited this CL site for a week over Easter 2023 with our granddaughters aged 16 & 12, in our touring caravan. The pitches are large and easily accessed, fresh water and sanitation points are also easily accessible. The site makes a good base for holiday attractions in North Wales, just off the A55. We enjoyed a super evening meal at the on site restaurant for my birthday. The owners Elaine and Pete, are very friendly and helpful, thank you for a great holiday!

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Reviewed on 11/04/2023 20:17

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We stayed here in mid February. The site is very easy to find and close to all the attractions that North Wales has to offer and has a nice dog walk from the site. The site is pretty and peaceful although we were the only people on site. The down side is that it is slightly expensive. We could have a cup of tea from the restaurant but nothing else and we were disappointed at not being able to have a meal despite the fact that I had said on the phone that I wanted to book a meal. Information on the website states it is open all the year. A nice restaurant was nearby. There was no Wi-Fi reception in the actual campsite and we feel that this should be made clear in the information or on the phone. The wash and toilet facilities are only open when the owners are available which might leave some campers who are in campervans in some difficulty for anyone who needs a sink or shower or toilet. We think it is important that site owners should make it clear what facilities are available prior to booking. Mr and Mrs Lee, Shropshire

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Reviewed on 22/02/2023 19:39

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