Pencraig

Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0DW

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Pencraig is a quiet, south-facing, large, lawned area site. The CL is part sloping with extensive views and is part of Karen and Rupert's 12 acre home. The CL field is accessed by an electric gate and Rupert takes great pride in keeping the field regularly mown. Members are requested to use breathable groundsheets only.

The nearest town of Llanfair Caereinion is 2.5 miles away with pubs / wine bar / PO / chip shop / village stores etc. The town is home to the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. The market town of Welshpool is also home to the National Trust's Powis Castle and Gardens.

Nearby you will find the vast Coed-y-Dinas countrystore and Garden Centre, Welshpool Museum, many shops and eating places. We are about 15 minutes car drive from the beautiful Dyfnant Forest with its thousands of miles of colour-coded cycling and walking tracks - also within driving distance is the RSPB Lake Vyrnwy (featured on 'Springwatch') with its 19km perimeter road, level and quiet for cycling. During the summer months there is usually a village show most weekends with local crafts on display along with quality livestock and a main-ring display - why not enter your dog into one of the many dog show classes? Great fun.

Walkers will enjoy the Anne Griffiths Walk, Glyndwr's Way and the famous Kerry Ridgeway, amongst many. Local Rambler groups meet weekly on Wednesdays and Sunday. The world renowned Gregynog Hall past home of the Davies sisters whose collection of Artefacts from their many travels abroad are on display - you can literally stand a breath away from one of the great Masters' paintings- with its library, press and beautiful gardens Gregynog is no more than a 15 minute car drive away. There is always a full and splendid Musical Festival organised each year with visiting multi-national musicians gracing the house and gardens. The City of Chester, famous for its history and exclusive shopping 'Rows' is just over an hour's car drive away, Shrewsbury is approximately 45 minutes, both have 'Park & Ride facilities. Trains from Welshpool regularly (free parking).

Amenities available locally: coarse fishing, bike hire, sailing on Vyrnwy, 4x4 offroad Centre, Red Ridge Outdoor pursuits centre, Pony Trekking, RHS Open Gardens calendar ... the list is endless. For the more adventurous there are pre-bookable helicopter flights available from Welshpool airport! Please ask if there is something specific you would like to do, we will attempt to help you! Or ... you could just stay on site and relax all day, why not. (There are croquet/boules sets if you want a leg-stretch!). We also have a collection of paperbacks available on a 'swap-system'.

Well behaved dogs on leads are most welcome, there is a designated 'Dog Walk' area for them, do be aware that this is Welsh sheep farming country and we are surrounded by flocks from neighbouring farmers.

Off ground barbeques appreciated.

Early arrivals available.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Lawned site

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Postcode:
SY21 0DW
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GPS:
Lat 52.628047 / Lon -3.377052
OS field ref:
SO067044
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Llanfair Caereinion

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Pencraig
Stayed at pencraig, when we asked for directions there was no mention of the quarter mile one track, no passing places,road to the site. Lovely views and very quiet, the toilet was alright,but,the shower was not . The temperature could only be accessed from outside, the first 2 nights it was too hot to use . After the shower , we had to get dried back at the caravan as the cubicle in the shed was too small .when we arrived we were made to feel uncomfortable by the owner, I was talking to him after a minute or so he interrupted and said just listen to what I’m saying.

GANDALPH

Reviewed on 05/09/2021 19:01

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just spent 3 nights,our first outing since lockdown last year at this immaculate and perfect CL.We have been caravanning for 30 years and only use CLs, this is by far the best we have come across,outstanding views and facilities,all credit to the the owners and wonderful hosts Karen and Rupert. If you like peace and quiet this is the place to be. Mac,Lynn and Springer Ivy

Macca1955

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Reviewed on 19/07/2021 17:32

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Pencraig
If you love peace, tranquility and amazing scenery this very well maintained CL is the place. Short grass (with no clippings), planters with colourful flowers at the entrance and near the facilities which include a loo and a shower (both spotlessly clean), information hut, Elsan disposal, waste and recycling. All pitches are south facing and spacious with fabulous views. Even the ‘variable’ (rainy) weather didn’t detract from our enjoyment of the views or the site. Owners Rupert and Karen live next door and are very attentive without being intrusive. The village is 2.5 miles away and has 3 pubs (we didn’t try them), a chippy and a small Spar shop. There is a larger Londis at the petrol station on the main road. Welshpool about 10 miles. The directions in the CAMC handbook should be followed although our satnav took us straight there. I would recommend having a look at the location on Google maps as the 500m of road leading to the site is narrow. Don’t be put off by this as there are only very occasional vehicles. We had a lovely 5 night stay and would highly recommend.

Billiz

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Reviewed on 18/07/2021 22:45

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Pencraig
Rupert and Karen were very welcoming and friendly. They run a beautiful and well kept site with 5 well marked places with incredible views over the Welsh hills. It is so peaceful and quiet. The toilet with sink was separate from the shower (both in different sheds) which is thoughtful and both were clean and tidy. Close by is Powis Castle which is well worth a visit with the most lovely gardens. This is a campsite we would definitely return to if in the area! You can tell that Rupert and Karen have done campervanning themselves as they have put a lot of thought into the site and they maintain it beautifully.

TheHutch

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Reviewed on 23/06/2021 10:58

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What an absolute gem!

Pencraig
After a 6 hour drive we were looking forward to some rest, peace, tranquility, wonderful views and site owners that would be helpful, friendly knowledgeable of the local area and attractions. Too much to hope for? Absolutely not, we got all of the above. What an absolute gem of a cl overlooking gorgeous valleys and hills. The grass was well mown and no grass cuttings, the facilities were spotless and Rupert and Karen couldn’t have been more welcoming. We were given fresh eggs from their own hens and figs from their own trees. We spent a week here, sometimes doing nothing but admiring the views in the sunshine, sometimes visiting the beautiful forests , lakes and even the coast. We definitely hope to come back!

Terry southwell

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Reviewed on 25/08/2020 21:03

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