Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site

Gellilydan, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4EN, Wales

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Please Note: Due to mechanical issues the toilet block will be closed for the rest of this season. Any changes to the situation will be updated on the webpage as quickly as possible.

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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Lovely Site

Stayed here once before, but many years ago, much better than we remember, only stayed 2 nights on way home from Scotland and the Lakes, as has been said the facilities were closed, but we have only been using our own shower and toilet, so not a problem, well laid out pitches, nice pub/restaurant directly opposite the site entrance, good dog walk.We will be back for a longer stay in 2021.
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Well located site for visiting Snowdonia and the coast.

Visited in September. The facilities being closed due to the boiler failure (which we were advised about in advance) did not bother us as we were using our own caravan facilities due to Covid. Very pleasant wardens and a useful shop on site. Site not well maintained and grass areas needed cutting (probably left due to wet weather). Well situated site for visiting Snowdonia and the coast. Very quiet site with a nice dog walk (not secure) but a good drive to the nearest supermarkets / shops.

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Nice site and lovely area

Our first family visit to Snowdonia did not disappoint. The route planner to the site was easy to follow on the whole and although some roads were narrow and challenging as you would expect from the area, the scenery was spectacular. The final approach to the site is along a narrow road with just one passing place in the entrance to the pub car park opposite to the site so do not arrive earlier than 13:00. The wardens were welcoming and clear on site instructions and although the shower block was not in use due to an issue with the boiler and the play area was closed for Covid19 reasons we found everything else on the site to a good standard. The weather was hot throughout our 8 night stay and despite a couple of storms which caused power cuts at the site for 15 minutes each time there were no issues. Although there are no shops close by, Porthmadog is a 10 mile drive but has all the choice of shops you need. Betws -Y-Coed is a lovely place too with lots of shops, particularly outdoor clothing and equipment and nice options to eat in or out and a wonderful waterfall to eat chips or a picnic by. Within a 30-40 minute drive there are lovey beaches at Pwllheli and Abersoch. Portmeirion is a wonderful place to see too especially wo walk through the forest up to the view point overlooking the estuary. We walked the Llanberis path up Snowdon on a very hot dry day and went on the Fforest Coaster at Zip World which is well worth considering booking as a thrill for children and adults alike. All in all would thoroughly recommend a stay at this location.

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Great site bad weather

This is a lovely quiet site set amongst spectacular scenery and in close proximity to a number of interesting and scenic places. Unfortunately due to the covid situation many activities were operating limited places or were closed. Where places were operating prices were high. There is a lovely pub close to the entrance of the site but the requirement to book a table meant that during our stay it was fully booked. Perhaps we were unlucky with the weather but it rained most of the time and with high winds, in August.....which is why I normally go to France in the summer. One thing to be aware of is that there are many biting insects or midges about. I have traveled the world with my job, have caravanned and tented all over Europe and had the worst bites at this location. Maybe it was a freak occurrence but it did spoil things. Take your jungle formula with you. I bought some in Porthmadog but by then I was bitten to death just setting up. Overall though if you get good weather this would be a good site for the family. Lake Trawsfynydd is right next door and great to cycle round.
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Excellent site

We arrived here on 1st August in a Motorhome with our friends who were also in a Motorhome for a 5 night stay. It stated very clearly on the website when we booked that the toilet facilities were closed and I also checked the day before travelling. On arrival the staff were so nice and friendly and during our stay they were so informative of guiding us on the surrounding area. We loved the place so much We managed to stay for a further 3 nights. We were there the same time as the previous review who complained about the children, there was probably about 5 cycling round and were very well behaved the play areas are closed which is not there fault and it’s their holiday so cycling round a campsite is what they should be doing instead of sitting in front of a tv and if you don’t like it I suggest you should book an adults only site in future. The site itself is well spaced out with lovely pitches and the pub on the entrance was lovely with the outside marquee so social distancing was good. We hope to visit again and hopefully see the same staff as they are a credit to the site. Thanks, Shelley, Keith, Colleen, Phil and dogs, Minnie & Toby
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01766 590254

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.

Please Note: Due to mechanical issues the toilet block will be closed for the rest of this season. Any changes to the situation will be updated on the webpage as quickly as possible.