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

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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.

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:
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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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great Site

6 nights at this site - great location, very central for Snowdonia attractions. Wardens fabulous. Warm & friendly welcome. They work very hard & are always smiley & chatty when you encounter them on site. They are a credit to the club. Great playground & games field (even though it's on a slope) Tesco in Porthmadog, 15 mins drive. Barmouth 30 mins drive - great afternoon spent there! Beautiful day at Portmeirion (15 min drive). Definitely worth visiting if you haven't been. Took a picnic with us keep the cost down & booked online to get a discount. Ffestiniog railway was fantastic. Took advantage of the early bird offer & paid £43 for 2 adults & 1 child. Visited 'Bounce Below' (15 min drive) - our 9 year old loved it...we were shattered...a good 'workout'! Expensive though...£25 per adult & £20 per child - if you go, leave plenty of time to book in - we booked online but you still have to queue to book in & sign waiver forms & the queues do not move quickly! Allow 30 mins booking in time. Beddgelert is very pretty. Pub opposite the site is handy. We didn't eat there but drinks reasonably priced. Beautiful part of Wales. Stunning scenery & plenty to do to suit all ages. We are booking again for next year. Enjoyed it so much.
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Fabulous break

Stayed here last year, and although the weather was once again dismal at times, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Their is plenty to do, cycling, walking, or just relaxing, with the kids. The wardens are lovely, and to be fair, they don't bother you like other wardens where they take their job too seriously. It's so relaxed, and if you keep to the rules then you will thoroughly enjoy this site. The drive to the site isn't a problem, it just needs people that do come here to have extra time and patience as this is Wales after all, and you cant have lovely scenery like you get here without the challenge of the roads. Common sense on the approach into the site really, which isn't a problem, plenty wide enough, and if you do arrive too early their is an abundance of very large lay bys. The only issue I have, which isn't to do with the wardens is, why cant people clean their dog mess up. I have 4 Jack Russell's and plenty of poo bags. It's not fair for others to clean up after them. Anyway, when we do leave :-( we will be certainly returning. Already booked for October and next year. Just a shame it's not open over winter or has season pitches. I'd be here allot more. WARDENS, YOU DO A GRAND JOB AND THANK YOU X
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Good site in a great location

The site offers you the possibility of exciting visits into the centre of Snowdonia or the more gentle slopes around Porthmadog, Harlech and the Lleyn peninsula. When we were there the weather had its moments of being very windy and wet, but if you headed west to the coast and the peninsula you actually found sun and dry. A few miles travelling can help you find good weather here. Use the weather forecast to plan your activities! The site is what you would expect from the club - good facilities well kept and with friendly staff and visitors. The access road is an issue due to parked cars on a narrow residential road made worse when we were there due to roadworks. If concerned about this - ring ahead to the site for advice.....but don't let this put you off going. It's a great place and well worth visiting!
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Good points but could be better

This site is in a lovely location with some great walks. It's also very convenient to have a pub across the road, and the site itself is very well maintained and nicely laid out. As others have noted, however, the shower facilities aren't the best; we stayed at two other sites in fantastic locations in the Snowdonia area and both had vastly better, modern facilities. Given the difference, it would not be a fair comparison to rate this site at the same level, hence the reduced rating. Also, I agree with the concerns of others about the 1 pm arrival time. When travelling long distances to north-west Wales, it is hard to get the timings exactly right, and I do think a little more consideration for road-weary travellers would be appreciated. That aside, we met some very helpful members of staff.
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Lovely quiet site

Just had 15 nights at this site. Many thanks to the wardens as we stayed another night owing to the gale force winds. Lovely site set over smaller sections, good dog walk on site, well kept large play area. Friendly helpful wardens. Followed the instructions for route from the club book and no problems.

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