Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site

Gellilydan, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4EN, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Located in the glorious lush surroundings of Snowdonia National Park, Coed-y-Llwyn Club Site is a sight to behold for those visiting for the first time. The caravan park has been developed with families in mind making the park an all-round place of activity or relaxation. Whatever mood you happen to be in!

The Coed-y-Llwyn Club Site is particularly geared up for outdoor lovers, who can venture up Snowdon, enjoy the range of water sports at Lake Bala, find safe sandy beaches on the Lleyn Peninsula, play golf at Porthmadog, and cycle in the mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin. Cycling can also be enjoyed at Blaenau Ffestiniog, with traffic free routes nearby or on the beautiful Mawddach Trail from Barmouth to Dolgellau. Zip World, home to the largest and longest zip lines in Europe is only a short drive away, there are two locations you can enjoy, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bethesda.

As the caravan site is situated in Gellilydan, Blaenau Ffestiniog (narrow gauge) visitors must take a ride on its railway, an essential journey for all rail enthusiasts. Even more so is a visit to Portmeirion - location for the cult 60s TV series 'The Prisoner' - designed to show that even the most beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. There are 5 steam railways within an hour's travel from the site with The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland being the most popular. There is also the Snowdon Mountain Railway, one of the biggest attractions in Snowdonia. You can also visit historical castles such as Harlech and Caernarfon.

There are three beautiful landscape gardens within 10 miles of the site. Portmeiron is the most famous and has stunning views over Dwyryd estuary. The lesser known is Plas Tan Y Bwlch, 13 acres of Victorian woodland trails. There is also Plas Brondanw with its stunning view of Snowdon and Cnicht.

The newest attraction in Snowdonia is "Surf Snowdonia" (approx. 50min drive/27 miles from the Site). It is the world's first inland surfing lagoon, with continuous rolling waves. It caters for beginners as well as experienced surfers and has free entry and parking for spectators.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

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

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Walking notes:

A good walking route near the site is around Trawsfynydd Lake and to Rhaeadr Ddu (Black Falls). Details of all local walks are available from the site office for a small donation to the charity box.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Spar in Penrhyndeudrath, about 6 miles from the site. There are Tesco, Aldi and Lidl in Porthmadog 10 miles away.

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Directions

Ideal route from North and South: (Via A5 through Langollen and Corwen) - 3m after Corwen turn left off A5 at the 2nd set of traffic lights (signposted Bala) onto A494. At Bala turn right onto A4212 (signposted Trawsffynydd). In about 17.5m turn right at the T junction onto A470/487 (signposted Porthmadog), within 3m continue straight on A487 (do not turn right onto A470 signposted Ffestiniog). In 0.25m turn left into lane signposted Gellilydan and immediately fork left. The site is on the left in 0.25m. Route from Betws-Y-Coed via Ffestiniog is an alternative route; however, the road is restricted in places and gradients are more severe. Access road narrow - please call site for advice.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LL41 4EN
GPS:
Lat 52.93657 / Lon -3.95881
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OS field ref:
SH684394
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
E7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Blaenau Ffestiniog , Aberystwyth and Bangor
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Holyhead (56 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Penrhyndeudreath
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A jewel in the Welsh hills

A return visit after 10 years, forgot how lovely this site was, why did we leave it so long? The site wardens were very friendly and helpful explaining the current restriction in force. The site facilities were closed but that didn't bother us. There is plenty of pleasant easy walks from the site either down to the waterfall at Rhaeadr Du or out towards Llyn Trawsfynydd and surrounding farm and woodland. Looking forward to returning again soon, a very peaceful site.
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Great access to area

Even as a Motorhomer, bus stop 5 mins walk away gives access to all stops between Bangor and Aberystwyth including Porthmadog and the beautiful coastal path around the headland. Well laid out and tidy site and super pleasant Wardens. Downgraded only due to a couple of noisy families sitting out in a big group in the evenings whilst their kids raced each other on skateboards and bikes around every part of the campsite, setting off a barking frenzy amongst other peoples dogs. Not the site or Wardens fault, and was very peaceful otherwise; you are sadly always going to get some inconsiderate members who put themselves, their children or their dogs ahead of everyone else's peace and quiet.
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Dumping grey water

I cant review this site as such but we stopped by and politely asked if it was possible as a member to just dump our grey water. The answer was “No we are not that type of site”. I think this is a service that should be given to members.

Moderator Comment - This is not a service currently offered by the Club and this is the wrong place to mention it. By all means use the Discussion Forum so see what support it has.

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Lovely Site

Stayed here once before, but many years ago, much better than we remember, only stayed 2 nights on way home from Scotland and the Lakes, as has been said the facilities were closed, but we have only been using our own shower and toilet, so not a problem, well laid out pitches, nice pub/restaurant directly opposite the site entrance, good dog walk.We will be back for a longer stay in 2021.
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Well located site for visiting Snowdonia and the coast.

Visited in September. The facilities being closed due to the boiler failure (which we were advised about in advance) did not bother us as we were using our own caravan facilities due to Covid. Very pleasant wardens and a useful shop on site. Site not well maintained and grass areas needed cutting (probably left due to wet weather). Well situated site for visiting Snowdonia and the coast. Very quiet site with a nice dog walk (not secure) but a good drive to the nearest supermarkets / shops.

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01766 590254

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This campsite is now open and there are no longer restrictions on travel between Wales and England. Unfortunately, our toilets, showers and other shared facilities will not be open until further notice, but fresh water and wastewater facilities will be available.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.