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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  • Nearest train station: Llanfair Caereinion

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Perfect!

We’ve just returned from 4 nights at beautiful Pencraig, with a very warm welcome from the lovely owners Karen and Rupert, spotless facilities, all the little details have been thought of, helpful information room, very dog friendly site (dog walk fields on site) and stunning views in quiet Welsh hill farming country, it was perfect, the best CL we’ve stayed at yet! It was easy to find Pencraig from the directions, and google earth street view takes you all the way to the farm entrance and the Pencraig sign. The electric gate access was easy and makes the site feel secure. Once on the site we drove straight on to a pitch with no need for reversing, or on leaving, and it was pretty level by the pitches with no need for blocks. Welshpool and Dolgellau were good towns for stocking up with supplies, but there are also two mini supermarkets in the village nearby. From the site to the B road towards Lake Vernwy we found lots of beautiful forest and river walks plus there are plenty from Lake Vernwy itself, in all directions, so our dog was really happy to have lots of off the lead walks. We even had a run on the beach at Barmouth, only an hour away. We can’t recommend this beautiful, quiet site enough, we hope to return again next year for longer, and we would like to thank Karen and Rupert for making us so welcome.
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Absolutely lovely site! A real CL 'must'!

We had a lovely seven-day stay at Pencraig, the location is stunning, overlooking a valley to which photographs cannot do real justice, and with lovely new hosts Rupert and Karen who made our stay very special. Of the more-than-twenty-odd sites, both in France and here in beautiful Powys in Wales, it was the site we have said we most look forward to returning to.
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Second visit here and still love the place,the owners ,the views,the pets and tranquillity. Karen and Rupert as friendly and helpful as ever and make you very welcome. Will certainly be back in the future
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What a stunning CL!

Had a brilliant 2 days stay here. Absolutely gorgeous views - we didn't move much as sat outside looking over the valley. An immaculate site with short cut and collected grass with spotlessly clean toilet, well organised facilities and a superb information shed. Lovely friendly hosts who couldn't do enough to help or to make your stay enjoyable. To top it all it had a lovely dog walk straight from the site into the owners fields. This has been one our favourite CLs ever and we hope to return whenever our path leads back to Wales!
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Excellent Site

This is an excellent place to stay, with everything you could possibly need and more! There is an information hut with books, cds, dvds, word search books, maps, board games etc,even a pair of binoculars to view the magnificent wildlife. Rupert and Karen are the new owners, and nothing is to much trouble, they were both very welcoming, and also came to see us before we left, Karen even brought us some of her wonderful brownies. I cannot stress enough what a brilliant site this is to stay. Very dog friendly, our 2 large dogs loved it. the site is mowed and grass collected, just like a lawn! I’ve never seen a site so immaculate. Another nice factor, is entry is through an electric gate, and is very secure. We stayed for 11 nights in May We will be returning next time we are in the area.
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