Shawsmead Caravan Club Site

Oakford, Llanarth, Ceredigion, SA47 0RN, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

There's very much a water-themed aspect to Shawsmead Club Site as its close proximity to the coast and quaint little bays means swimming and water sports will be filling up much of your holiday time here. A peaceful meadowland caravan site, you'll feel positively tiny amongst the vast open areas and wondrous views towards the coast.

Shawsmead Club Site, situated next to the lovely village of Derwen-Gam, is also close to the Heritage Coastal Paths - a memorable experience as is the fishing and bird watching available. Along the coast, there are plenty of beaches and little coves to explore. Four golf courses nearby and the local craft centres will keep the senses stimulated. Its locality in Llanarth, Oakford means that you're never far away from the delights of the area. The caravan park is close to Aberaeron, an old-fashioned small town with a sleepy harbour, pebbled beach and Regency cottages painted in pastel shades. New Quay will resonate with the artist within you with a backdrop that comes straight out of an oil painting. It's better known as a traditional fishing village where fish, lobsters and crab are part of the daily catch.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:
Leaflets are available from Reception.

Supermarket notes:

The closest large supermarkets are Morrisons at Aberystwyth and Tesco and Aldi at Cardigan. All provide access for motorhomes. There are small supermarkets in Aberaeron (4 miles).

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Cae Hir Gardens - 25% discount
Offer image for: Devil's Bridge Falls - 20% discount
Offer image for: Good Day Out - 5% discount
Offer image for: Mud Mayhem - Swansea - 10% discount
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Directions

From North: turn left off A487 (Aberaeron - Llanarth) just before Llanarth into the road signposted Ystrad Aeron. Do not turn onto any other road signposted Oakford. In 0.5 mile at the crossroads continue straight ahead. The Site is on right in 1.25 miles. From South: turn right off the A487 (signposted Ystrad Aeron) to crossroads; then as from North. From East: turn left off A482 (Lampeter - Aberaeron) in Aberaeron onto A487 (Cardigan); then as from North. Do not turn left off A482 before Aberaeron town centre. Recommended route on leaving with outfit: turn left out of site, in about 1.25 miles at crossroads (caution required) continue straight ahead onto A487.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SA47 0RN
GPS:
Lat 52.19703 / Lon -4.27134
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SN448578
OS map ref:
146
Handbook map ref:
D6

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Aberystwyth or Cardigan
  • Car hire on site

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Lovely site, shame about the warden

Shawsmead Caravan Club Site
We have stayed here three times as we love the peace and quiet and yes we have children! We keep the kids entertained so not having a play area is not a big deal, however it's always a bonus to have a dedicated area for kids to play and have fun. This site does not have any area for kids to play, so keep this in mind if you have children. The site is close to New Quay and Aberaeron, both places we love to visit. The site is very peaceful and the block is always warm and very clean. Our only negative was the attitude of the warden, he was very bossy and rude and his overall presence was a bit scary. He was always waiting for someone to step out of line so he could give them a good telling off!!! Shame really as we like the site but his attitude has put us off.

Mimi2811

Caravanner

Reviewed on 04/10/2021 22:34

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Good for families

Lovely little site

Shawsmead Caravan Club Site
Stayed here for 2 nights on our ‘tour of Wales’. Lovely quiet, small site, nestled in rolling green countryside with plenty of wildlife around (including red kites!). Sheltered location out of the wind with lots of hardstandings. Wardens very warm and friendly and not excessively ‘COVID-phobic’ (unlike some others we have encountered in Wales). Restriction were properly applied here, but not in a way that made your stay uncomfortable. Easy drive to New Quay and other picturesque spots on the the nearby coastline. Great for a peaceful break from the ‘rat race’ but we would imagine it would be unsuitable for families with young children. I’m sure we’ll be back!

iareed

Campervanner from West Midlands

Reviewed on 28/09/2021 09:35

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Lovely site and very friendly staff

Shawsmead Caravan Club Site
Some mixed reviews made us slightly nervous, but what a very nice surprise. Very quiet location and clearly not the best site for children as some have said, but if you look at the information, you would know what to expect! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the facilities were maintained spotlessly. Good for visiting some lovely spots along the coast and inland. Would certainly return if back that way again.

DJAK

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 13:43

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An Excellent Site

Shawsmead Caravan Club Site
We booked Shawsmead as we needed somewhere fairly near to home to give our 2 youngest grandchildren experience of sleeping in our Camper and in a small tent, prior to taking them to France next year (hopefully). Two days after booking, our son drew our attention to a small number of reviews critical of the site staff in relation thier attitude to children. Having spent two nights at Shawsmead, We have nothing but praise for the staff at this well run site. It is spotlessly clean and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Both grandchildren felt very comfortable at the site and wnat to go back again. Certainly we will be returning to this oasis of calm as a couple in the future. It is in the country and there is no childrens play area as the site is not big enough, but it is a short drive to the coast and all it has to offer. Please, do not let the small number of critics put you off what is an excellent site. Gerwyn and Betty Dennis

Cwmboy

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Reviewed on 19/08/2021 17:48

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where do I start.................. if you have children AVOID

Shawsmead Caravan Club Site
Not at all child friendly and to be honest was made very clear the warden dislikes children and families with children! We got told NOT to call him a warden he is a MANAGER he also told us a family of 2 adults and one very well behaved child 'that he doesn't give two monkeys about reviews (his words not mine) he has been doing this job for over 20 years and doesn't need to care about reviews" we was made to feel so unwelcome that after 7 days of our 16 day holiday we packed up and left! I can honestly say if this had been my first experience of the caravan club I would be cancelling my membership, we have been a member for several years now and have luckily never come across this type of warden or MANAGER as he liked to be addressed I will be making a full complaint direct to the caravan club after all we pay for our membership and we pay for our stays at caravan club sites and certainly don't expect to be treated in such a rude manner.

bunnyphipps

Caravanner

Reviewed on 10/08/2021 15:58

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01545 580423

Special offers

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.