Abergwynant

Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1YF

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

Abergwynant Farm is a working sheep farm and livery stables set amidst the outstanding scenery of the Snowdonia National park. Nestling in the foothills of Cader Idris and close to the Mawddach estuary this is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday in your caravan or motor home.

It is an ideal touring base for exploring North and Mid Wales. The popular beaches of Fairbourne and Barmouth are close by. Cyclists and walkers are well catered for with direct access to the Mawddach trail from the farm. Several of the Great Little Trains of Wales are within easy reach as well as the Coed-y-Brenin forest park.

The CL site is a lawned paddock accessed by a tarmac driveway from the main road. We have 5 pitches available for a caravan or motor home with an awning. There is an electric and TV hook-up available and we have our own filtered spring water supply. A toilet and shower block is available but please not these are located 200 yards from the main site. We have a laundry room available and a payphone. Dogs are welcome but we do ask they are kept on a lead whilst on the site and farm.

Facilities on site ...

  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

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Postcode:
LL40 1YF
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Lat 52.739104 / Lon -3.962638
OS field ref:
SH676175
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Dolgellau, Towyn
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Fairbourne
  • Train station within 5 miles

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What a letdown

This is a lovely site with beautiful views - but we didn't get to see them. On arrival we found the CL site was full, even though we had booked two months in advance. We were shown to another site 100 yds down the drive, euphemistically called 'the little paddock', which was only just big enough to take two caravans and cars. The only way to squeeze our medium-sized caravan in was to uncouple it from the car, turn it 180 degrees and push it backwards through the narrow opening. This compound was enclosed by stone walling and was under an overhanging tree, so was claustrophobic and dark. It was obviously used frequently though, as it had its own water tap, refuse and sewage disposal and electric points. TV reception was poor and we could only get BBC channels. The booster cable kept in the compound didn't work at all. Our only view was of the side of a tall machinery barn and the drive itself, where yet a third car and caravan were parked. Altogether a very disappointing experience.

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Stunning Location

Just returned from 16 nights at Abergwynant. Firstly the site itself is in a perfect location if you like walking or on bikes. As previous reviews note it is a short walk through the adjoining woods to the Mawddach trail and then stunning scenery whichever direction you take. The woods alone take some exploring with several trails leading to various viewpoints on the hill. On a good day the views of the mountain (Cadair Idris)from the site are simply stunning but if like us you experience typical Welsh weather then you may only see the mountain occasionally when the clouds lift. We had to wait 10 days for a window in which to climb the mountain, the met office Mountain Forecast was invaluable to pick the right weather. The 'Pony Path' trailhead is a short drive away and our kids (7 and 12) managed the walk up the mountain using this path. 15 days were barely enough to explore the local area. Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula are within easy driving distance with some great beaches and sights to explore. But locally there are walks withing just a few minutes drive of the site, including of course Cadair Idris but our favourites included the Torrent Walk, Precipice Walk, The Blue Lake, Cregennen Lakes and the New Precipice Walk. Fairbourne beach is close by and at low tide there are literally miles of sand and our dog loved it. Parking at the far end (near the ferry) is free and with no dog restrictions The site itself is fairly spacious, there are 6 hookup points between 5 pitches, one water tap and one disposal point. Plenty of bins with recycling available. Even with the site full (and it was always full throughout our stay) there was plenty of room. The ground seemed well drained at least where we were despite several downpours. With rocks in the soil pegging was a challenge but not impossible. The site is set back from the main road down a long drive so zero road noise, just the constant sound of the nearby river. The adjoining field is where the access to the woods is and was used a few times during our stay by Outward Bound type groups for kayaking and camping but were not intrusive at all - actually great to see the kids enjoying the outdoors. A great welcome from Doris at the farmhouse and talking to some of the other people on site this is somewhere people come back to on a regular basis and we can see why. If coming from the midlands or further south then we read some advice about the A470 through the mountains being a difficult route so came in via Bala instead (A494) which seemed to take forever. But after driving the 470 during our stay we decided on going back that way and as long as you have a decent tow car it shouldn't be a problem - and saves a lot of time.
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a Gem in Wales

Having just returned from 4 nights at this Gem of a site tucked away on the coast of mid wales ,with ease of access to the Mawddach trail , Barmounth and Fairbounrne, what a delight, the welcome was first class the staff being very helpful and knowledgeable about walks in the area. The site was very tidy, grass cut short, the waste area was clean with recycle bins and waste water disposale enclosed by a small wall, drinking water nearby. Having walked the whole of the Mawddach trail and having Fish & chips in Fairbourne ,walking along the dog friendly beach with our 2 dogs, we can definately say we will be returning next year, fantastic.

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Beautiful location - but boggy!

Firstly, this is indeed a beautiful location with a lovely river running through it and good views. Although the directions were good to and on the site, it was not clear what to do on arrival and we ended up getting bogged down in the paddock. The owner was helpful and friendly and towed us out and showed us to another field that was much better drained. The alternative field only had room for two units and there was a warning that the water had to be boiled. We did however feel that all this hassle for both parties could have been avoided by better on arrival instructions - eg a sign on the gate. As has been mentioned in other reviews the loo block is a couple of hundred metres away but was very clean and well kept. i would probably go back but better warning please if the field is boggy!
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Perfect place to stay

We recently stayed on this lovely quite CL site for a week. It was the best week overall this year. With a lovely welcome from Doris and her family. Very welcoming to young children and dogs. We walked and followed the stream that ran alongside the site. The scenery as the sun went down at night was amazing looking up at the mountains. Lovely trip to barmouth which is a quick trip over the wooden toll bridge which also gave a brilliant view. Many thanks to Doris and her family for having us stay. It will definitely be on our top list to visit again.
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