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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Lovely site

Lovely site just a 40min journey from Llanberis (start of Snowdon trail). Not much around the site so very quiet. Pub across the road serving food which I wouldn’t recommend. Site wardens very helpful and recommended us a spot out of the way of bad weather.

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Eighth and final stop of Wales roadtrip

This was the last stop of our road trip. After caravanning for over 20 years we now have a campervan (Trigano Tribute), This was the first caravan club site we visited back in 1996 when we had a very tatty caravan! We asked to be sited out of the way and the warden said it didnt matter we were members of the caravan club and were very welcome!! Never forgot that! Our second visit was no different (cant understand previous reviews) Due to a mixup on a booking on another site we called to ask if we could come 2 days early warden more than helpful! Due to last minute change we arrived just after 5pm (had a phone call from the warden telling us they were closing the office and to ring the bell!) We apologised for being late and were told we werent late after 8pm was late!! Site not quite as we remembered obviously!! more hardstandings but a lovely site not all in a row as some sites which is just what we like! We went to the lake and walked over the bridge stunning views! and also Coed y Brenin great walks there and had a lovely lunch. So much for a memory lane trip we want to revisit nearly all of them and this one is high on the list!!
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Will visit again

Just returned from the most recent of several visits and certainly I will be visiting again, but if I am honest that would be mostly down to the location and it's convenience for me rather than the site experience. Ref previous reviews I too had the parking issue on arrival. Basic problem in that the arrivals lane really only has room for one decent sized outfit and if that is full you have no choice to park on the other side of a site road. Not really causing any obstruction but I too had a slightly brusque 'don't get out of your car until you have moved up' shout from the reception. I can see it's a problem for staff at really busy times but there were only two outfits on a very wet Thursday in late September, bit of common sense and elasticity in 'rules' might be welcome. Otherwise staff were business like and efficient without really being welcoming and friendly. But it's subjective and we can't all be 'Bessies', can we?. Just a slight issue with manor and customer services issues to my mind. Lovely site. Nice pitches. Quiet, at least out of high season. Wet! Over six or seven years of visiting I have never left without wringing out underclothes at least once. But this is Snowdonia! Facilities? Ok at quiet times but not overly numerate and a bit old fashioned and cramped. Expect to wear your shower curtain as a toga! But the Scenery!..... Well worth a visit.
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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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