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.

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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Two weeks enjoying North Wales

We enjoyed our two week stay in August exploring Snowdonia, Porthmadog, Harlech, Barmouth and the Llyn Peninsula. Access to the site is via a residential road with cars parked outside properties on one side, which reduces the available width to a single carriageway. No arrivals before 1300hrs is rigidly applied due to the access and to reduce the risk of encountering caravans which are leaving as you are approaching. As others have noted, those that choose to ignore it and then have problems only have themselves to blame, particularly when there are plenty of large lay-bys on the main road approaching the site. Overall the site is clean, well organised and there are plenty of service areas with water, bins, recycling and chemical disposal. There is only one toilet/amenities block, but it is split into two parts, which means one part is normally available when cleaning takes place. A special mention to the staff who were all cheerful, polite and helpful. We chose a hard standing pitch around a cul-de-sac loop with a great view of the mountains. There are plenty of walks available directly from the site, including towards and around Trawsfynedd lake, partially along shared cycle network routes with gravel/slate chipped surfaces. When we were visiting the weather was a mixed bag of wet and windy, interspersed with sunny periods. We found if you headed west to the coast and the Llyn Peninsula you actually found the drier, brighter and in some cases sunnier weather. We looked at the weather forecast and often found travelling a few miles provided nicer days out than getting soaking wet!
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Stopped here 1at Oct for two nights, clean and the wardens are fantastically helpful and friendly. Quiet and clean. Tv signal not too good but you don't go away to watch tv. Would recommend this site to everyone. Less than 5 mins walk from the site is an amazing pub, Bryn arms, food is fantastic and the customer service is just outstading.
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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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