Riverside Caravan and Camping Park

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We are thinking of coming back soon. (added by pearl_t285012 27 Jun 2022)
Gravel & grass (added by manager 09 jun 2022)
New pitches (added by manager 22 apr 2022)
Grass pitch (added by manager 09 jun 2022)

  • Family-friendly site 15 minutes' drive from Builth Wells
  • Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons within a half-hour drive
  • On the banks of the River Irfon for fishing and wild swimming
There are many things that draw people to seek out riverside spots for their hols – you may fancy a bit of fishing, or perhaps you’ve got an eye on the scenic picnic potential, or maybe you secretly (or not so secretly) just yearn to get in for a wild swim… Whichever of the above you’ve got in mind matters not, for they’re all covered at Powys site Riverside Caravan and Camping Park, in little Llangammarch Wells and 15 minutes’ drive from the ancient market town of Builth Wells. As the name intimates, this four-acre park is indeed on the riverside – the banks of the Irfon river, to be more specific. Fishing is allowed on site for those clutching the correct permit, and there’s direct access to the water for those who want to cool their feet with a tentative paddle or take the plunge for a full-on swim. There’s plenty of space for open-air eats too, either a picnic or a cookout at the barbecue area; covered gazebos have also been set up just in case the weather isn’t amenable (and they’re also piled high with handy things like games of giant Jenga, footballs, hula hoops and an electricity supply for recharging your gadgets). Time out in the open air might include watching over the kids at the playground, taking the dog for a walk along the riverbank from the village or around one of the other excellent dog-walking spots locally (there’s a washing machine on site to deal with any muddy pawprints they leave you with) or taking the 10-minute drive to local pubs. Being in a dark sky area, there's often also some fab stargazing to be had by night.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 20
Motorhome pitches 20
Tent pitches 20
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Caravans for hire 2
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Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Open from Tue, 1 Apr to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent site, clean facilities, owners very nice & helpful.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Andrew H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch

Liked: Lovely site, very peaceful.

Disliked: Very poor TV & radio reception but not the fault of the site just the area.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Amazing stay will stay again!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Georgia L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch

Liked: Quite Peaceful Clean Helpful owners Private

Disliked: N/A

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely clean & friendly sight.. Right by a stream, on a really…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Tony L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch

Liked: Lovely clean & friendly sight.. Right by a stream, on a really nice day you can paddle in the stream.. Unfortunately it rained for the 2 nights that we stayed.. Toilet blocks are clean

Disliked: Nothing!!!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful, well maintained site with great facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Darren M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Great location, well managed pitches, with good facilities.

Disliked: My only criticism was that description says it has a “Pub within walking distance “. Sadly, this is not the case, for anywhere decent you have to drive. Apart from this, the place was great.

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Clean, quiet, river swim, fire pits allowed. Absolute bliss

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Cheryl C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: The most beautiful little campsite. A first time stay for us, but we will be dragging our little caravan back there as soon as possible. Absolutely LOVED having a dip in the river, literally 20-30 footsteps from our pitch, James was a fantastic host. The other campers all seemed friendly and all the kids there were totally charming. Our dog loved lounging around in the sun, and the allowance of a fire pit was a definite high. Quiet, peaceful, very clean and just lovely.

Disliked: Literally nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Had a lovely welcome from James is a peaceful site we will…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Noreen B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Had a lovely welcome from James is a peaceful site we will return very clean

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Very well presented and maintained. Very friendly staff and fellow customers. Good…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Very well presented and maintained. Very friendly staff and fellow customers. Good clean facilities. Would recommend to others.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Would recommend this site for a quiet break

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: James and the team were so helpful. Fairly small site in quiet location. Everything was a well maintained and clean

Disliked: Limited walks nearby without first getting into a vehicle

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly staff, exceptionally clean, great value

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bluebell camping pod

Liked: James and Danielle are fantastic hosts, friendly, informative and attentive. Extremely safe site with great pitches and spotless toilets and showers. The bluebell pod was warm and cosy with a kettle and electrics as well as heating. We will definitely be back.

Disliked: Leaving….

Recommend to friends Visit again

9/10

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Ian E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Quiet, clean, secure and friendly site. Good sized pitches. Lovely hosts. River location and wildlife. Great riverside walks.

Disliked: No village pub or shop.

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

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 Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet 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 Forest Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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

Seasonal pitches Tourer storage facilities

Location

Riverside Caravan and Camping Park

Llangammarch Wells

Powys

Wales

LD4 4BY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.11051°N
-3.56193°W

Route directions

Coming along the A483, take the turning for Llangammarch Wells. The best turnoff is either as you enter Garth from Beulah or leaving Garth from Builth Wells. Go down to the bottom of the road and turn right; the site is 100m along on the left, over the cattle grid.

Nearest transport

Coach
13.6 mi Interchange
20.5 mi Black Lion Hotel
20.5 mi Post Office
Rail
0.4 mi Llangammarch Rail Station
2.1 mi Garth (Powys) Rail Station
3 mi Llanwrtyd Rail Station

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

This part of the world has many enticing options for folk who like a good walk or bike ride on their hols: as well as local riverside paths, you might also like to consider setting off for the Elan Valley (half an hour’s drive) to ramble by lakes and waterfalls, or aim south to the trails of the Brecon Beacons National Park. For other outdoorsy days, there’s a fine golf course in Builth Wells (15 minutes) and the chance to see big birds take flight at the Red Kite Feeding Station in Rhyader (half an hour). The Brecon Mountain Railway (an hour) is a great choice for those who’d like to see the scenery at slow pace, and the Dolaucothi Roman gold mines likewise for folk intrigued by what lies beneath their feet. There’s a lot going on throughout the year in this area too – time your trip cleverly to tie in with the Hay-on-Wye Book Festival (45 minutes), the parades of fine beasts at the Royal Welsh Show (20 minutes) or the famed World Bog Snorkelling Championships (10 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Llanrhystud 28.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Dolaucothi Gold Mines - National Trust 17.2 mi

National Showcaves of Wales 20.1 mi

Brecon Mountain Railway 23.3 mi

Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre 24 mi

Carreg Cennen Castle 25.3 mi

National Trust

Dolaucothi Gold Mines 17.2 mi

Cwmmau Farmhouse 21.2 mi

Aberdeunant 24.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Aberedw - Rhyscog - River Edw - Aberedw 9.1 mi

Aberedw -Llewelyn's Cave - Aberedw Rocks - Erwood Craft Centre 9.2 mi

Erwood Craft Centre - Aberedw Rocks - Erwood Craft Centre 10 mi

Llanerchi - Garreg Ddu Reservoir - Elan Valley Trail - Llanerchi 10.6 mi

GWENFFRWD/DINAS (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 03/08/1978) 10.9 mi

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Powys 23.5 mi

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.

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Want to know more about camping in Powys?

  • Does Riverside Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Riverside Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Riverside Caravan and Camping Park? This part of the world has many enticing options for folk who like a good walk or bike ride on their hols: as well as local riverside paths, you might also like … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Riverside Caravan and Camping Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Caravan and Camping Park? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.