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Now. We are not daft. And we know that we can’t actually, legally, cast-iron guarantee that you will have a cast-iron super time at any particular site. But if we could, Bryn Dinas Camping Pods at the foot of Snowdon would be one. ‘Perfect’, ‘amazing’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brilliant’ are among the many accolades from former guests about this site, including such lavish praise of helpful owner Claire that it’s been known to make the good lady blush.
Location location location first: Bryn Dinas is in the Nant Gwynant valley (and easily reached by car as it’s on the A498), and is a quick skip of 300 metres to the Watkin Path, probably the prettiest path you'll see up to the summit of Snowdon. (Most randomly, the Watkin Path was also where parts of Carry On Up the Khyber were filmed; keep an eye out for the commemorative plaque.)
Pods next: set in mountain woodland, the Bryn Dinas brand new eco-friendly cocoons are designed to keep guests snug, safe, warm and dry, and have several extra touches placed there by Claire and her team, such as hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, crockery and cutlery. Amenities are covered by the spotless bathroom block steps away from the pods, with two self-contained bathrooms each with loo, sink and shower.
And the site itself… more little extra touches here such as a dedicated storage area for your bike, canoe or kayak; a laundry and a drying room for wet clothes and boots; and a communal area with access to a PC, printer and wifi (for a small charge). There’s also a kitchenette for making snacks, equipped with a fridge, toaster, microwave and sink.
Breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals can be pre-booked, while those looking for a pub dinner with style can make their way to the Saracen’s Head a couple of miles away in Beddgelert; there have been some striking accolades about that too.
Check availability at Bryn Dinas Camping Pods…
You can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on Pitchup.com.
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
Use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together when booking multiple pitches: the campsite or park will try to grant your request.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Max. persons: 2x
Camping pod situated within 4.5 acres of private mountainside woodland.
Includes two full size single divan beds with under bed storage, one base sheet and one pillow case, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, crockery and cutlery.
Also, includes access to a community room with internet access and community library, access to a small kitchenette with combination microwave, toaster and kettle.
Bathrooms are within 10m of the pods.
Please bring your own bedding, bed linen and towels.
Max. persons: 4x
Dimensions: 3.0m x 3.0m (9.8ft x 9.8ft)
The Dragon's Lair is a 4-person bunk room, with 2 sets of bunk beds.
The unit is heated and contains electric points, tea and coffee-making facilities, crockery, cutlery, a corkscrew, and a travel hairdryer.
|Max. persons||4 x|
3.0m x 3.0m
(9.8ft x 9.8ft)
|Duvets and pillows||4 included|
|Gas and electricity included||yes|
|Wifi (1 max)||£2/€2.78/AU$3.83/$2.98/2.87Fr per night|
|Towel hire (4 max)||£2/€2.78/AU$3.83/$2.98/2.87Fr per night|
|Dog (5 max)||£1.50/€2.09/AU$2.88/$2.24/2.15Fr per night|
|Single bed linen hire (1 max)||£15/€20.85/AU$28.76/$22.38/21.54Fr per night|