Bryn-y-Gwin Farm

Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1TF

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

This CL site is located on the outskirts of the picturesque market town of Dolgellau in Gwynedd and enjoys the feeling of tranquility and seclusion. Nestled within the Snowdonia National Park amongst the foothills of Wales' third highest mountain Cader Idris, it has outstanding views.

The site offers electric hook ups, hard standings, shower, toilets and wash facilities, chemical waste disposal, filtered water, a scenic one acre coarse fishery and bushcraft courses (to be booked in advance).

It is the perfect location for; walking - being very close the renowned Mawddach Trail, mountain biking - located near the Coed-Y-Brenin mountain bike centre, coarse - sea and game fishing, bird watching, a short drive to the coast and ideal for exploring the rich Welsh heritage.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: variable
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

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5 acres

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Postcode:
LL40 1TF
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GPS:
Lat 52.740907 / Lon -3.900522
OS field ref:
SH718173
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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One of our favorite CL's

This was our second visit here and we had another enjoyable stay. Very friendly and helpful owners. If you're looking for an all singing and dancing site, then this isn't for you. A lovey peaceful site. All you can hear are birds sing and sheep bleating. We did have the odd sheep appear around our pitch, which didn't bother us in the slightest. However, this was no fault of the owners but a fellow campers, who chose to ignore the very clear please close the gate signs. Stunning views from the site too. I'm unable to comment on the shower and toilet facilities as we use our own in the van. We had no trouble with finding the site on our first visit last July as it is clearing signed from the road. For aviation fans, Cad West is about a 10 minute drive away. Fairbourne beach is about 30 minutes away. Ideal for letting dogs have a good play on. Easy to give dogs a quick walk on the site too. Bala Lake and Bewts-Y-Coed are easy to drive to as well. Mobile signal was too good as I managed to use most of my data up! There's a Co-Op and Eurospar in Dollgelau.
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Excellent CL site, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We stayed for eight nights at Easter including the bank holiday weekend and found this to be a quiet and very lovely site. The owners were very friendly and informative and explained fully about the relationship between the CL and the adjoining very small commercial site which in no way detracted from the quiet of the CL. Beautiful views over the Dollgelau valley, acres of woodland to walk through and even get down to the town without using the road. Walking along the tiny road that goes directly past the site was very quiet and great for wet weather dog walking. Just a warning, getting long touring van through the town when arriving was tricky, we later found a much better route that avoids town center. We had not visited central Wales and Dollgelau before and were really impressed, the town had everything we wanted. We will definitely use this site again.

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Disappointed - Is this REALLY a CL?

Booking easy and good help from Mr Davie when we failed to follow directions. Directions to site only just OK. No sign for CL from the road (Why not?) Surprised to find the "CL" section of, what is in effect a large caravan and camping site, is the poorest location, on a sloping site, quite a way from the 2xWC and single shower. Then became puzzled that there is an area (closer to the WC block) with hook-ups for caravans and I counted 4/5 Mortorhomes there whilst we stayed. Even more intruiging was that I counted 5 further caravans (looked like several had been there for far more than 28 days) these were on hard standing adjacent to the WC block! My hypothesis is that this was the original CL. To make matters worse for we mugs on the sloping "CL"tThere were also about 10 tents on two other fields (which could take a lot more tents - so be warned). This meant that the 2xWCs (one without a sink) and single shower were being used by ALL on the 4 sites! I estimate there were well over 60 people staying in about 28 rigs/tents. So, we were unable to use the shower (when we wanted) and lost interest when a neighbour said, she'd stopped using it after the shower tray was full of slow draining soapy water from the previous occupant - Urgh! We are a hardy couple and "made do" despite our obvious and I think understandable disappointment in the quality of this site. We had a great walk up Cader Idris but became annoyed (when we checked) that the description of a CL does not fit this site, in any way. This is from the CC website: "CLs are privately owned, some by Club members, and they are only allowed to offer a maximum of five pitches at any time for up to 28 days. This means you can enjoy blissful peace and quiet in some of the most beautiful places in the country." That is patently NOT true of this site. We hope the owner takes this as a gentle reminder....
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We arrived here excited for our weeks stay but only stayed one night. The cl area (in amongst general public campsite so not quiet as expected!) was right next to the cattle grid so had to listen to the rumble of that throughout the day.  The sheep were free to roam around the cl meaning there was poo everywhere, didn't feel we could let our children out to play freely in that! Although the views are amazing, this site is in a wooded area so you actually don't have a view from your caravan. The pitches were on a slope which left our clutch burning when backing the caravan into the pitch! Found another site and left feeling very disappointed!
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Good place

stayed a couple of nights, nice site, quite but the facility's, you pay for shower are a walk from CL area and sheep are wandering every where which is OK but watch were you walk
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