Bryn-y-Gwin Farm

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the worst CL and the most expensive.

Having used CL's for years and never been disappointed until this one. The CL field is scruffy but enough space for a caravan and awning. We were told we would be in another field but it was beside the drive a pitch so narrow that as you opened the door you would need to check on the traffic. These extra 5 pitches are far too small. The club should look into the practice of having extra pitches. They advertise 5 van sites. This clearly breaks the rules. Chikens, dogs and children wander freely and sheep at the start and the end of the day. An Aquaroll (40Litre) takes 20 minutes to fill! The fishing is a joke as there are only tiddlers in there. Come back in 5 years and you may get a catch. The price was £14.50 a night with an extra £5 for paying by check. We came once and never again.

cancan

Reviewed on 26/09/2013 09:52

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A beautifully quiet site but take care on arrival/departure!!

We stayed on this site at August bank holiday weekend having read some of the reviews listed. The owner is friendly and has a CL together with 5 seasonal pitches and 5 other pitches. The CL is fenced off from the other pitches and all 5 pitches are hard standing. It is a peaceful site which does have chickens wandering about and the sheep walk through the CL at about the same time every evening, chomp the grass for a while before moving on and do not bother the caravanners. A word of WARNING.....The entrance to the site is relatively narrow, you firstly have to negotiate two cattle grids with a single track long road inbetween but a slow approach is all you need. Turning into the CL takes time and care as the entrance has two fence posts which are offset and the turn is a sharp right. We have a 26 foot twin axle caravan and I did have to aim my car at another pitched caravan to make the turn! The side of the caravan was only a few inches from the gate post and my heart raced a little but we got in and pitched easily. Leaving the site had the same problem but thanks to two other caravanners who watched me out we got out without incident. This could be easily rectified if the owner widened the entrance a little?? If you have a non standard width caravan you may want to look at a different site. We would return to this site as we had a lovely peaceful time there. Enjoy it..

Jasperdids

Caravanner from Staffordshire

Reviewed on 22/09/2013 20:13

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Our first caravan trip

I must start this review by saying that this holiday was our first with a caravan. We firstly stopped for two nights at a campsite in Shrewsbury and found it to be an immaculate, all singing, all dancing site which was expensive, had extensive rules and anything extra cost even more Not my sort of place. Then we went to Bryn-y-Gwin Farm, what a good move! It was just what we wanted, it was rural the owners were very friendly and gave us a nice welcome. The site comprises of fifteen pitches at the moment but some more were being constructed at a different part of the farm while we were there. There are five CL pitches, five general and five seasonal. We ended up on the general pitches but this was adjacent to the CL area so did not bother us. The pitches could prove slightly difficult to get into but we managed with no problem (I did have a smug smile when I got my caravan where I wanted it). We were overlooking the chicken coop but opened up the awning at the end and had a lovely view down through the wooded valley. There were two toilets and one shower but there are plans to build a new block in the future. There were sheep chickens and dogs loose on the site but it is called a farm so I was not surprised to see them. We did occasionally have chickens try and enter the awning and we had to keep an eye out for them trying to sneak past us. The fishing lake is a recent addition and has small fish at the moment but in the next couple of years will develop to be a nice fishery , it is still a pleasant place to have a stroll around. The area has some of the most stunning scenery and we found a couple of lakes at LLynnau Cregennan a short drive up the road. From here there were some fantastic walks with outstanding views of the Barmouth estuary in the distance. Dolgellau is a small town with some narrow streets whcich had my heart beating quite fast when I drove the caravan through. We ate twice in the town at the Meirionnydd Hotel which was a pleasant place with good service and friendly people, in fact when they couldn’t get us a taxi back to the site the owner gave us a lift in his car, what service! The food was excellent but on the higher end of the scale cost wise, If you chose to stay at this location ask the owner about his art and I am sure he will only be too pleased to show you his work, we found out quite by accident what he did. We ended up bringing a piece home with us where our friends were absolutely impressed as to the skill and what was used as a canvas (you will have to go to see these unique canvases) We are looking forward to our next trip to this area and will definitely stay on this site again

ChrisJane

Reviewed on 18/09/2013 11:12

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Interesting and peaceful site

Stayed here for four nights in August. Friendly owner has plans to improve the adequate facilities (one shower, two WC). Site is surrounded by trees with views to distant hills, so very peaceful. All of the pitches are individual and many will require good reversing skills or a mover if in a caravan. Lots of lovely walks in the area and Dolgellau has a good range of shops, but pretty average food on offer, but TH Roberts café an exception to this. One field is kept as CL, with five pitches, with separate areas for more pitches. Further to comments in previous review, we booked a CL and got one, so can't complain. I guess one of the charms of CLs is that you never quite know what you are getting until you arrive!

DaddyO

Caravanner from Staffordshire

Reviewed on 30/08/2013 10:03

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Not what we booked

We booked this site because it was in 5 acres with views. When we arrived we found the CL was full and we were placed on a hard standing facing a hill with a chicken coup. Access road was narrow and the reverse onto our hard standing was steep and not easy. There was nowhere to sit outside on grass. Another caravan arrived later and they had to park on a corner and were unable to put up an awning. Again they had wanted to visit the CL site. Sheep, chickens and dogs were loose on the site and had not been mentioned in the description in the book. So if you don't like animals don't visit this site. Finally the tap by the chemical disposal was not working and when reported to the owner nothing was done. We had to lug a watering can down a steep path every time the toilet was emptied. Overall a very disappointing experience.

Mucklestone

Reviewed on 20/08/2013 18:48

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Two day stay.

Beautiful site set amongst trees. Owner very friendly and happy to help. We left halfway through the second day because the fishing was very poor and weather due to become stormy. We visit a lot of sites but never before have we been to one where there was so many dogs off leads.In fact I didnt see one on one!! All dogs seemed well behaved but not everyone likes dogs or is happy to be walking around with them off leads..

paddyandmax1

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Reviewed on 12/05/2013 18:37

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Beautiful location with superb views

Have just spent 4 nights at this site. It is in a lovely location off Cader Road, set in farmlands, with beautiful views. There are 75 acres here which we were encouraged to explore, including a lake for fishing. The area is our favourite, with many splendid walks. The site offers a natural rural environment, where chickens and sheep roam freely, yet is within easy reach of all amenities. The site has a shower and two toilets which are clean and adequate. However, if like us, you have a small van and prefer to use site showers and wc, then you should note that the facilities are shared with the rest of the site. This includes 5 permanent pitches, 5 other pitches, and a camping field, in addition to the 5 van site. For this reason, we would avoid in high season. Otherwise this is lovely place to stay and we will return.

teltrog

Reviewed on 21/03/2013 14:04

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