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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Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site
We loved this site. Loads to do nearby. Pub on the door. Staff are friendly and super helpful. A bit anal on parking protocol. If you book a pitch without awning, you're going to feel a bit left out without if you don't have one. The lake is beautiful. I would recommend. Showers might be in need of an update, but they're clean,powerful, so realistically what more do you want?

SPC ASKAM

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Reviewed on 30/07/2021 19:20

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Full site but limited Facilities

Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site
Site was virtually full, but half of the facilities were closed for 'essential maintenance ' ? If it is essential, why is it taking so long to complete ? When we were here last year, the whole facilities block was closed because 'the boilers were broken' Now nearly a year later, and in full season use, still not completely fixed ? What is going on ? NOT the Wardens fault, they just manage with what they provided with. A good site in a beautiful area, not being given a fighting chance, yet through it all, it is thriving, needs investment badly...and soon, come on Club, Give Members what they are paying for, quality facilities.

rayjsj

Motorhomer from Dyfed

Reviewed on 26/07/2021 21:25

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Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site
This site was laid out nicely with a choice of areas tucked away on different levels, with trees and foliage. Could be a little tricky in some places, if you have a large outfit and some pitches are on a very slight incline from the road through the site. We were there during the hottest week - temps hit 30degs some days and so had to be mindful where we could go with a dog that kept us off pavements and in the shade. At these temperatures though, most afternoons were spent sitting in the shade onsite. We tended to use our van facilities but did pop in to the shower block once and they do seem rather dated. The wardens were fairly helpful, although the lady warden did bark in a loud voice to ‘put your dog on the lead’, when he was walking calmly from the van into our car as we were on the way out. Surely this is extreme, when no nuisance occurred. The dog walk was small but perfect for morning and evening ablutions - kept clean and clear of mess. The information hut had no information leaflets, due to covid, we were told by another camper - which seems ridiculous now as many restrictions are lifted and you can find lots of tourist leaflets in the local Lidl at Porthmadog. There is a pub directly opposite the site with a nice garden where again, you can take your dog. Noisy fowl at nearby smallholding! So watch where you pitch! Nice play area for children but never saw it used whilst there.

LifeBeginsAt

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Reviewed on 25/07/2021 13:07

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Needs updating

Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site
Not an ideal site for Motorhome as public transport very limited Nice cycle around lake and pleasant pub across the road Lady warden was very helpful and welcoming Toilets and showers not up to standard and need updating Won’t return as better sites in better locations around Snowdonia Overall disappointing site

richard thomas

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Reviewed on 23/07/2021 18:07

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Who needs a flight to have perfect relax?

Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site
With U.K. foreign travel being very much up in the air at the moment. We decided to take a very much needed week’s leave and travelled to Snowdonia Nation Park. In our minds we had envisioned inclement weather, but the weather really surprised us. Clear sunny and mid 20s for all but two of the days! We arrive much earlier than the acceptable check in time ( we left early and it was a good 6 hour drive) but had been prepared to sit for an hour and eat our packed lunch. The lovely staff said that although check in wasn’t until after 1pm they were a handful of paces already available if we wanted to check in (Thank you very much) Campsite itself was spotless and very busy but never once felt over crowded. We were greeted with a raft of information and outing ideas The amount of things to occupy old and young alike here is unsurpassable. We crammed so much into Thame week from Steam train journey to Beddgelert, walking the coastal path around Porthmadog, the recommended walks from the campsite to the beautiful Black waterfall in one direction and to the Trawsfynydd lake. These were all fantastic and so beautiful but my highlights of the holiday were wild swimming in the waterfall lake (recommended by the wardens), climbing Pyg path and reaching the summit of Snowdon….and finally the Velocity 2 zip line and down hill quarry carting.. You really could ask for a more memorable holiday during these crazy times. We will return!

sharian

Caravanner from Hampshire

Reviewed on 22/07/2021 19:44

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Telephone:
01766 590254

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Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the lastest Government guidance, we are please to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

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.