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Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges: View of the site from the hill

General

  • Quiet wildlife haven site on the banks of the River Wye
  • Half an hour’s drive to Elan Valley; 40 minutes to the Brecon Beacons
  • 800 yards of private fishing; pub a short walk away; walks close by

Ready for riverside relaxation and a reel of outdoor activities in the Powys countryside? You certainly don’t need to be a fishing pro to have a chilled-out time at Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges… while it’s a good place to bring out your own fishing rod, the riverbank makes for a peaceful spot to simply listen to the wildlife or watch the sun go down.

Those of you who are keen fishers will be happy to find that there are 800 yards of private fishing on site. The site has fishing rights on the river Wye, so you might want to set your sights on the salmon and trout or get stuck into coarse fishing too (a licence is required).

Your resting place is in the Wye Valley and well-positioned for plenty more outdoor activities, whether it’s feeding red kites in the Elan Valley (half an hour’s drive) or tackling the mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park (40 minutes). Those of you who want walks closer by won’t be disappointed either, as there are footpaths from the site.

When you’re looking to top up your granola bar supply or perhaps grab the works for a barbecue or campfire on site, Builth Wells has food shops 10 minutes’ drive away.

Pubs, cafés and restaurants are in plenty here but whenever you’d prefer to knock back a few and leave the car behind, there are homecooked meals and Wye Valley beers in the village pub 25 minutes’ walk away.

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.


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9

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  75% described as Peaceful ?

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It was very enjoyable, easy, clean and laidback.20/09/2021

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  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views were amazing and the camp was easy to get to. It’s a smaller camp which was nice because it was quiet and the showers and toilets were always available, no waiting around. The shower/ toilet block was very clean and clearly maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Could have more signs to say where facilities are.

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A disappointing stay, not the quiet stay we had hoped20/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location, not far from Builth Wells, Firepits.

    Disliked: 

    We were initially disappointed that the camping pitches were not next to the river but next to a busy-ish road.

    I can not understand the reviews that claim this is a peaceful site, we were woken from about 4am onwards by a pack of 5 dogs that would all start barking from the farmhouse directly opposite the site on the other side of the road, no one tried to stop them. Unless they have new dogs this must happen every night. Not the campsites fault but we did not sleep well.

    What was totally unacceptable though was the toilet/shower. They were not cleaned for our stay and ran out of toilet roll on the first night! The one toilet was then totally blocked by the second night. To dry your hands they had an old towel that I hate to think how long had been there. I want a good night sleep and clean toilet/shower block from a campsite and unfortunately we had neither. Very disappointed, sadly a very different experience from a lot of the other reviews

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Scrathed off my list for a location to stay in the future20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location 10 minute rude to shops and well placed for touring

    Disliked: 

    Poor facilities 1 shower and toilet for the whole site used by people in caravans as well as tents so always dirty or busy and never had loo roll luckily I had taken my own loo roll after seeing another review but still you expect this provided for £15 a night as the facilities are what we are paying for.
    Dog mess in tent field so had to pick the spot carefully seems like the people in caravans walk there dogs in the tent field.
    The noise not sure how it was called idyllic it was like sleeping in a dog kennel as the dogs from the nearby farm barkred all night the tent field is next to the road so cars going past at all hours and the sheep field although you can let the normal noises made by sheep slide putting the metal feeder next to the tents meant that all night it was just bang bang bang as they fed or scratched themselves on it.
    Saying this is riverside is a bit of a stretch as you can walk down to the river but its not really located anywhere near the camping spots.

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We had a wonderful time at Boatside Camping and Lodges, …12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrada M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a wonderful time at Boatside Camping and Lodges, situated in a very nice location with a river nearby, very peaceful and surrounded by nature and beautiful Welsh scenery. Very welcoming host, no headaches and very affordable - they provided everything we needed in terms of amenities (in the future a destination charger would be a plus). Would highly recommend this campsite to all.

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Fantastic party thrown by the site, animals all around very …06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTristan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic party thrown by the site, animals all around very friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    The site isn’t registered on google maps for directions but found it easy enough

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Would defo go again!06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSonya H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant site - really friendly, quite rural and lots of animals on and around the site, great to have the river right there too. lovely hot shower.

    Disliked: 

    Ran out of toilet paper 2 out of 3 nights

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Will be back 👍31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommartin h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful rural location ,Adam is a very helpful friendly owner. All the basics , clean toilet and shower , hot water . Nearest pub is in the village about away but well worth the walk along the road

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Very liked31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very liked

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Fantastic location, friendly staff and clean facilities29/08/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It’s was all fantastic!

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Wonderful scenery, excellent internet connection, lovely staff.23/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdda S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wondrous scenery around the campsite, great services from the owner. We managed to have a walked around the area even though the weather was raining on and off during our holiday. Fabulous experience will definitely coming back again when the weather is good.

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Features

Coronavirus

Staggered showering times

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Aberedw, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, LD2 3UH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1312°N 3.3623°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Interchange — 12.8 miles
Black Lion Hotel — 21.6 miles
Post Office — 21.6 miles
Train stations
Builth Road Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Cilmeri Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Garth (Powys) Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 42.5 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 47.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Beers, burgers and other tasty dishes that are well and nice, but Builth Wells (10 minutes’ drive) has more than just places to eat. There’s classic entertainment here in the form of a cinema, swimming pool and shops. The Royal Welsh Showground is on the outskirts (10 minutes) for events and festivals throughout the year, as is a golf course whenever you fancy a round.

Got a pair of shoes that need breaking in? Pen y Fan (50 minutes) will soon have you hiking, although it’s not a simple feat, as it’s the highest mountain in Wales. Watersports aren’t missing from the Brecon Beacons either, as Llangorse Lake (half an hour) has it all on the go, plus boat hire and fishing.

Hay-on-Wye (half an hour) might make a good choice for those of you with a mix of interests. As well as bookshops and galleries, there’s the castle or paddleboarding and other watersports on the river Wye. Fancy going off for a pedal instead? The National Cycle Route (10 minutes) has cycling or mountain biking trails.

Must see

  • Brecon Mountain Railway (23.1 miles)
  • National Showcaves of Wales (25.0 miles)
  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines - National Trust (25.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (12.6 miles)
  • The Weir (23.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges? Beers, burgers and other tasty dishes that are well and nice, but Builth Wells (10 minutes’ drive) has more than just places to eat. There’s classic entertainment here in the form of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Boatside Caravan, Camping and Lodges? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

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