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).

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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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Nice Quiet Site

Small site, very quiet location, but easy access to New Quay, Llangrannog, Aberaeron, etc. Lots of nice coast path walks. Saw lots of dolphins from Newquay Harbour and peninsula just north of Llangrannog. Must get fish and chips from Lime Crab on New Quay harbour. Easy access to site. Not really family friendly due to no playground or field, but not issue for us. Toilet block closed so can't comment on that. Would happily return.

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Rude staff

Very rude staff on arrival, We were told to take the envelope in the hut next door with our name on then pay and then go find a pitch, When I asked about dogs walks off site I was told to look on website, when I explained I had already done this and that the website told me to get the info from the campsite the answer I got was that was before covid 19. She was very rude and we were amazed at how she had spoken to us. We got into our motorhome to look for a pitch and stop to fill up with water only to be shouted at by the husband telling us we can not fill up there and to look at our maps to see where the motorhome service point is. by this time we were ready to drive straight out. We have stayed at a lot of site and have been a member for over 5 years, and I must say this is the first time we have had to deal with very rude staff. The walks from this site are not suitable if you have more than one dog, we have three and the roads are narrow and cars do come around some of the corners very quickly. The site should not say this is suitable for dogs. We will not be returning
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An excellent place to stay in the peace and quiet of the countryside location.

There has been some negative reviews of this site over the past couple of months. Some people saying that they turned up and did not know the toilet facilities were closed. We booked this site many weeks ago and were told in writing and on the website that the facilities were closed due to a technical issue. Perhaps the club could have communicated this in a better way but all I can say is that in all the communications we were told. Everything else about this site is perfect there are some very small motorhome pitches but that didn't bother us the wardens were superb and we saw two sets of wardens so I don't understand the comments above that the wardens were unfriendly they certainly were not with us. With regards to the toilet and shower facilities being closed I think the club could have communicated that there was no point fixing the technical issues as the cost would be a waste as the facilities are to have an extensive upgrade. All in all as the title suggests it is an excellent friendly place to stay close to all amenities very near to New Quay with all that has to offer. The town of Aberaeron is very close by with excellent food,including street food, pubs and other facilities.
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Lovely stay

A lovely, quiet site in a great location. Near to lots of beaches, and towns and villages such as Aberaeron, Newquay, Aberystwyth and Cardigan. Plenty of walks locally and beaches close. We had a lovely time. An excellent non contact check in during these strange times too. No children's park, but plenty can be found locally.
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Lovely, peaceful site, well placed for exploring the area

This was our first visit to a Caravan and Motorhome site and we were not disappointed. The site was easy to find and very well placed for exploring this beautiful area of mid Wales. It was well maintained by the friendly temporary wardens and we appreciated the availability of sanitiser at each service point. We loved the peace and quiet at Shawsmead. We came to the area to walk the coastal path and found more than enough walks to keep us happy for our 10 day stay. It is a short drive to the coastal resorts of Aberaeron and New Quay, both offering a variety of eateries. We would highly recommend fish and chips at the Lime Crab on the harbour at New Quay, followed by Dolphin watching from the quay - we saw plenty! Keen walkers will love the glorious stretch of coast between Llangranog and Ynys Lochtyn, a small peninsula with wonderful views of the coast in both directions. We also visited the Teifi wildlife centre near Cardigan, where there are waymarked walks for all abilities and the National Trust property Llanerchaeron is a couple of miles away and offers a variety of woodland walks. We look forward to returning to this lovely little site.
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Telephone:
01545 580423

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Site information

<p><span>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020. </span></p> <p>Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>