Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site (REF : CYL)

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

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

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

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

Nearby

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.

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
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SH684394
OS map ref:
124
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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Not a good first and last visit

Well, The warden was rude and patronizing and made you feel unwelcome, Zero small talk just explained not to park where I did even though no no parking signs, My Club number was in the van and she asked to see it, I said it was in my van and she was so rude it was an understatement A lesson in customer service would benefit her greatly, The showers were disgusting with no room to move, If someone next to you was having a shower your feet and anything on the floor will be soaked by there water made me feel sick so I made sure I waited until the afternoon. I went to wales from Devon for a Photography Holiday which I couldn't fault but I couldn't wait to leave this site.
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One vert poor warden

The site is standard CMC with lots of different sections in amongst the trees. Not easy to get a sunny pitch if that is your preference. The toilet/shower block is very clean but CMC standard 70's look. The information hut is excellent with the wardens own offerings of 'good days out with a dog' lists and lots of walks to follow. Sadly we had a horrendous arrival with the older of the two lady wardens. She ordered my husband out of the office with the dog, there weren't any "No Dogs" sign the door. She didn't welcome me or ask any of the normal 'journey, how far, traffic, type of questions. she highlighted the vacant pitches and told me to go and find my pitch and let her know. about 5 minutes later we were asking her husband if we could use a certain pitch, it had a bollard on the stones, but was marked as vacant, when she came round the corner shouting at him to get us to move our MH as it was big and blocking the drive so there was a queue, all of 3 outfits. He looked mortified! Later I went back to the office to notify her of our pitch number and I asked her about Heritage Trains and dogs. Her response was - no dogs on any of them, which is wrong. Go and look in the information booth, she ordered. I did and found that the CMC list of good days out with your dog contained 3 of the local train trips. She did however tell me how to catch the bus and where the bus stop was. Maybe we just caught her on a bad day but we avoided the office after that. The area is fabulous and there is so much to see and do that we shall return but maybe not to this site.
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First Visit

Very peaceful site well spaced out. Good sized pitches & not on top of each other. Unfortunately could not get a TV signal (but could be down to me!), didn’t get to use the WiFi was only there for 2 nights, there were plenty of WiFi masts so next time will spend more than 2 nights as so much to see & do. This sight is perfect for visiting Wales & the staff are very helpful. The showers were excellent, nice hot water with a good pressure & the washing facilities were very clean & well illuminated. Lovely dog walking area. Excellent venture play ground for the children. Would defenetly vistit again (can’t wait).
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One of Our Favourites

First visit to site, logged as a favourite. Lovely site, well layed out into small areas on different levels with large pitches. Shower block as standard CC but with useful annex with extra showers and toilet available when cleaning in progress. Great location to explore Snowdon National Park....Harlech beach great for dogs, Dolgoch Falls, Beddgelert super village, Criceith fish and chips, Zip world for adults and kids, railways again dog friendly and lots of walking potential...... from site to Lake side walk about 1.5 miles. Even managed the ascent of Snowdon summit into the clouds...well worth the effort of walking. WiFi best we have found on club site. Bryn Arms at the gate. Friendly pub with good food at good prices and dog friendly. Boys watched EPL on Sky and BT. Only negative would be that kids play facilities limited to the toddlers really...... good WiFi provided some compensation. In summary and great week for us at this great location....hope to return. Thanks to wardens for running this site in quiet and effectI've way.
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The Msrstons North Wales Summer Tour 2018 with the kids and dogs

A very peaceful site whuch is respected by members at night. Wardens very friendly as well as facility staff. The Brynn Arms pub nearby very handy for meals / snacks and they allow dogs in their bar area. Good to reserve table as popular. Play area basic but limited due to terrain / slopes so site not great for bikes. Scooters ok around the site though. Information centre good as well as small shop with basic provisions. Be prepared to get bread, milk and locally sourced bacon, eggs and sausages early ( or the day before) from the wardens' shop as they are very popular with members! Toilet and showering facilities are excellent. Dog walk is small but you can go off site down the lane too if needed or around the site. Location of site for touring North Wales is excellent but be prepared to do own research on which venue allow dogs. Snowdon Mountain railway only allows registered assistance dogs up or down the mountain. However Ffestiniog Slate Mine has doggy day care facility and the Ffestiniog Steam train to Portmadoc allows them too as well as Criccieth and Harlec Castle. Dogs are also allowed on the beautiful sandy beach at Harlec so use the park n ride car park for beach and castle. The leisure centre also allows parking at £2 all day for anyone visiting Harlech but the park n ride is best. Do not attempt to try and park near the castle after 9am as will be impossible - very small car park. The Zipworld forest venue outside Betsycoed is worth a visit with coaster through the woods. Quite a bit of waiting around to do other activities so take a picnic. Dogs are also allowed - some walking in the woods from main site possible too. Eating out with dogs - dog friendly cafe in Wales is Cadwalanders we visited them in Portmadoc, Bets y Coed and Criccieth - great coffee and ice creams of all flavours. The Royal Sportsman Hotel down the high street near Tescos in Portmadoc also allows well behaved pets and does good food too and staff very friendly. In all a very good 12 nights at our caravan site, very friendly and helpful staff and would gladly stay there again with both kids and dogs. Thankyou wardens !

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