Bryncelyn

Brynberian, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3TJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Our CL occupies a sheltered site on the very edge of the Preseli Mountains in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park. A real treasure is the small gate from the site which opens directly on to the mountains and thousands of acres of open moorland. This is a delight for serious walkers but equally for those taking an evening stroll with the dog. Children love exploring and playing in the little streams.

The locality is rich in history. The famous burial stones of Pentre Ifan dating back to 3500 BC are 3 miles away. An equally important but smaller site is just a 400 yard walk from the site’s back gate. From here you can see in the distance, the remains of a huge hill fort and the outcrop of rocks where the Preseli blue stones were taken to form the inner circle of Stone Henge. Our children loved the lovely castle at Cilgerran (8 miles).

What to do

  • Walking – North Pembrokeshire is a mecca for walkers from the serious to the stroller. The Pembrokeshire coastal path has 195 miles of footpaths with spectacular views.
  • Beaches – There are a host of beaches to explore, from wide sandy ones at Newport (6 miles) and Poppit (9 miles) to small coves like the ones at Mwnt and Cym yr Eglywys.
  • Sailing, canoeing – It is possible to launch a sailing dingy from the harbour at Parrog (6 miles) for sailing in Newport Bay. Canoes can also use the River Teifi which is navigable from Cenarth through the Cilgerran Gorge and Cardigan Town to the estuary at Poppit Sands. Canoe hire is available.
  • Horse Riding – The Crosswell Horse agency (3 miles) is run by Carolyn Morgan who is a wonderful riding teacher for all ages and abilities. She taught all our children and is now teaching our grandchildren.
  • Fishing – Sea fishing and coarse fishing on the Rosebush reservoir (5 miles).
  • Golf – Beautiful links courses at Newport (8 miles) and Gwbert (12 miles).
  • Shopping – A convenience shop is available at the petrol station 2.4 miles away where you can also buy gas. The village of Newport (6 miles) has a range of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Cardigan Town (8 miles) has a wider range of shops with a Tesco supermarket.
  • Group Bookings - We can give exclusive use of the site if you book for between 3-5 units. You can have fun and games and even a camp fire without disturbing others.

We have owned Bryncelyn for nearly forty years and, as teachers, were able to spend most school holidays here with our family. Ten years ago we moved here permanently. Our five grandchildren are now frequent visitors. It is very special to our family and we very much hope you will feel the same way about our home when you visit.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
SA41 3TJ
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GPS:
Lat 51.98185 / Lon -4.756166
OS field ref:
SN108350
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Fishguard (13 miles)

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An enjoyable stay by all.

Bryncelyn
August 2023 We oldies booked for 5 nights stayed for 8, daughter, son-in-law with 4 boys (4>14 in age) stayed for 14 nights. Peter greeted us all and was around if ever we needed him, he's a great font of knowledge of the history of the area which there is plenty. The site is slightly sloping but we had little problem in achieving a level unit and no real issues with a large awaning. Having water and electric on each pitch was brilliant. Wifi can be an issue, no problem with BT mobile reception but Vodafone was only available in the corner of the field by the gate and on pitch 5. Peter was brilliant in guiding us to the various bays and coves, of which there are many. Mum, Dad and grandchildren loved to paddleboard and play in the sandy coves seeing Seals and Dolphins on several occasions, they particularly enjoyed Sea Kayaking in Fishguard Bay and Coasteering. Thanks Peter, we would all definitely stay at this site again.

Reviewed on 24/09/2023 18:16

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Beauiful Bryncelyn!

Bryncelyn
Just spent 12 days here in August and it was as previously described by others..........a beautiful, peaceful oasis. Peter was really welcoming and pitching up was simple (slight slope, not a problem). Having serviced pitches is very welcome and the bin stores & elsan point were well organised on the opposite side of the field. The moor at the back of the site is stunning where hundreds of sheep roam freely and you occasionally encounter a horse & rider. The only downside for us (having a dog who likes to run round with any other 4 legged animal!) is that sheep are absolutely everywhere so it limited the freedom to walk the dog off lead as she's used to. However, Peter did inform us of a couple of woods close by where we were able to walk 'sheep free' - and of course the beaches. Newport sands & Poppit sands (just west of Cardigan) were our preferred beaches simply because they are very dog friendly......good little cafes at both too.......& even though it was the height of the summer holidays, neither beach ever felt packed. There's a couple of lovely walks along the estuary ending up at Newport sands on one side and the Parog in Newport on the other side. Some may be interested in visiting 'Ffaldybrenin' in the Gwaum valley which is a stunning Christian retreat centre 6 miles away - as day visitors you can spend the day and roam the grounds in total peace and quiet or spend time in the chapel and a day room - for a suggested donation of £10.All you can hear are the birds, insects.....no passing traffic.....bliss. Just a note....If you're on Sky mobile, you've got no chance at a signal unless you drive down to the petrol station/stores on the main road or walk/drive up onto the hills - this was a bit frustrating as we couldn't pay by phone to park initially - we then worked out to pay ahead when we got the car park ID and a 4G signal en route! So you can't rely on internet to easily find out about places to go etc.....But then there's Peter! :) We loved our stay there and now we know the area a bit better, we will certainly return.....all in all 10/10 for Bryncelyn!

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Reviewed on 30/08/2023 12:29

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What a gem!

Bryncelyn
We had a week here in May 2023, and loved the site and its location; it's well placed for enjoying the coastal scenery/walks and beaches, as well as the Preseli Hills and also local ancient woodlands (Pengelli, Pentre Ifan and Tycanol). Not to mention the large number of local prehistoric monuments and cairns, one of which is situated not far from the gate onto the moors from the site! We particularly enjoyed a walk along part of the ridge of the hills to visit the site of where the Stonehenge stones came from, being from Wiltshire. We didn't walk from the site though for this, although you can if you're keen - it adds on several miles. We also enjoyed morning and evening strolls across the moorland straight from the site, that's a real plus, and I enjoyed sitting with my chair and a cuppa the other side of the gate on the common ground and looking at the hills after our days out. The site itself is peaceful, yes there is a bit of road noise, but it's not obtrusive, being surrounded by trees. We loved the birdsong, and could even hear Cuckoos in the trees behind us by the moor, that was a first! You also get a glimpse of the hills opposite the road above the trees from the pitches, which was nice. You will need ramps or levelling blocks as the pitches are on a bit of a slope (front to back), but having a water tap for each pitch was a bonus. It just meant our full sized air awning didn't go up well, but it's a small price to pay for such a lovely setting. Access to the site (arriving and leaving) is not a problem - just arrive from the Cardigan direction as everyone else has said (we have typical 7.2m van). There are several places where the approach road goes to single lane, but the visibility is good and it's really not a problem, just be aware if you've not been here before. The friendly welcome and local knowledge from Peter is great too. If you like peaceful sites with a variety of places to visit nearby - hills, moorland, coastal, beach and woodland, then this is the site for you, we would thoroughly recommend it. Will we be coming here again? Definitely, yes!

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Reviewed on 05/06/2023 12:07

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What a wonderful hidden gem of a CL.

Bryncelyn
We stayed for week in June this year. Great site with water and electric at each pitch. Bit sloping so you will need levelling blocks. Do follow the directions in the Club Book though. We approached from the opposite direction as we had been somewhere else on route, you can't turn in from that direction. Luckily we were able to find a large field gateway to back into and turn about a half a mile down the road. With a gate from the site directly out onto the Preseli Mountains the dog loved it. Fabulous walks and views. Lots to see and do in the area. We found a fam shop in the mountains that made and sold their own cheeses. Very basic shop but we were encouraged to try all of the cheeses they made. Beautiful flavours. We bought some for ourselves and some to bring home to family but that never made it home! The two quarries that the Blue Stones at Stonehenge came from are nearby. One is about a 3 mile walk from the site across the mountains (Carn Goedog) and can be seen from just out the back of the site, you do need to be an experienced hill walker and have the right kit to visit that one and the other is a few miles down the road and is easily accessible at Craig Rhosyfelin. Coast is not far away with great cliff walks and views.

Gerry and Sarah

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Reviewed on 13/10/2022 12:22

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Best CL we have stayed on!

Bryncelyn
As we arrived Peter made us feel very welcome and kept us smiling every time we saw him during our stay. We loved our pitch and the added bonus was having water that we could plumb straight in to our caravan. The gate way from the field to the moors and Preseli Mountains was another bonus. One of our interests is visiting stone circles, burial chambers and standing stones. There are so many to visit withing a short drive from the site. The weather was exceptional good whilst there and we swan at 5 amazing beach locations all close by. We have stayed at many CL's and Bryncelyn has gone to the top of our favourites. We will definitely be returning.

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