Dolaucothi Estate Caravan Park (REF : XOG)

Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8US, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

One of the main selling points of Dolaucothi Estate Caravan Park is its close proximity to the old Roman gold mines, first exploited by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago and an ideal place to learn about the history of this part of Wales. An added bonus is the setting. The caravan site is set amongst a sprawling 2,500 acre estate owned and managed by the National Trust. It is also close to the River Cothi - set in lovely Red Kite country this open glade within woodland will delight with fragrant flowers and abundant wildlife.

Close to country parks and only 16-miles from the coast, Dolaucothi Estate Caravan Park is an ideal base for a walking or touring holiday. The National Botanical Garden of Wales is just 25 minutes by car. Amenities are never far away from the caravan park as there is a local pub within walking distance and a garage and shop only 2 miles away. Located in a wildlife-rich area of Llanwrda, fishing and horse riding can be enjoyed as can a number of waymarked walks. Guided tours are also available. National Trust properties at Dinefwr and Llanerchaeron provide an alternative and are also within easy reach.

Things to do on site ...

  • Fishing

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • TV reception: variable

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Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Supermarket notes:
Nearby are a Co-op as well as Sainsbury's supermarket.

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Directions

Turn right off A40 (Llandovery - Carmarthen) at Llanwrda onto A482 (signposted Lampeter, Dolaucothi Gold Mines). In about 7.75 miles turn right at National Trust sign (also signposted Cwrt-y-Cadno). The Site is on the left within 0.5 mile (almost opposite Gold Mines).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SA19 8US
GPS:
Lat 52.04673 / Lon -3.9505
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OS field ref:
SN664405
OS map ref:
146
Handbook map ref:
E5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Lampeter
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Extremely disappointed.

We’ve visited this site for many years, and always thought it good value for money. We were there over Easter Bank Holiday, and were most unhappy. We were on a new hardstanding, along with our friends, also on a new hardstanding. Both pitches have no drainage whatsoever, resulting in both awnings being constantly underwater. In fairness to the warden, he attempted to cut drainage channels at the sides of the pitches, but to no avail. The site is now badly in need of some serious TLC, with roads and surrounding areas in need of attention. I believe that this site is no longer value for Money, at £18.00 per night, £20.00 per night at Bank Holiday, with CLs in the area offering full facilities f or £3.00/£5.00 less than Dolaucothi. Our thanks to all the wardens who have been so helpful and efficient over the years we have visited, but our visits are now over.

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A lovely site

We love this site as it so quiet and easy for dog owners. Great walks for the dogs straight off the site....you can even walk to the local pub for great food and beer (dog friendly.) There are many birds and a lot of people take bird feeders which are well used. The Wardens are all volunteers and we were met by Lynne and Dave. They were wonderful and very welcoming making us feel as though the campsite was just for us. I am sure everyone else felt the same. The site doesn't have facilities and although a visit to the Goldmine if good fun I am not sure there is enough to entertain children for a long holiday. However, the amazing beaches of the Gower Peninsula are only an hour away. We would highly recommend a visit.
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Beautifully maintained quiet site

Stayed here for 3 nights in order to visit the gold mine, Site has no facilities which is OK as we have our own, Wardens keep this site immaculate and really care about their visitors, giving advice about the area and things to do. Considering they are volunteers this is service above what you would expect from paid employees. Cannot thank them enough for their friendly attitude we had a lovely quiet stay which I am sure is what the vast majority of people come here for.

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Great Site

Used to stay at this site regularly, always enjoyed the peace and quiet, and the owls hooting in the trees around us. Haven't stayed there for a while since we moved, and are now only 14 miles away. Will go back shortly, as we are planning on changing caravans, and it'll be ideal for a shakedown trip.

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Not suitable for families at all.

Spent a weekend at the Dolaucothi site with friends. Whilst we appreciate that the wardens are volunteers who give up their time for the charity, their attitude towards our children was unnecessarily negative from the second we arrived. At 7pm we were told to get the kids to 'pipe down' because they were so loud the warden 'couldn't think straight'. They really weren't that loud. This site really needs to be advertised as an adult only site due to the intolerence of the wardens.
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01558 650365

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