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Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking

8.9
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General

  • Farm site with spectacular estuary and peninsula views
  • Equestrian centre on site with pony trekking
  • On the Mawddach Trail

Don’t fret if you’re not sure how to pronounce the name of Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking - you’ll be rendered speechless anyway by the pretty special views...

The camping fields on this large livestock farm overlook the Mawddach Estuary and Llŷn Peninsula, where the mountains of Snowdonia hit the sea, and the pitches are terraced to make the most of the panoramic vista. Guests will find all the usual amenities on site: new free hot showers, new loos, a washing-up area and a launderette.

The on-site pony trekking includes options for both beginners and expert riders for a tourism advert-worthy ride around the estuary or along the beach. The Mawddach Trail goes right through the site land for walkers, cyclists and truly unmissable views.

The equestrian centre also has dog training classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and agility classes on Sundays; please enquire on arrival.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 91 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Wonderful stay, would again. Definitely bring your own bottled water 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Samantha M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location and views you can see for miles.
    Really lovely hospitality when you arrive and they let you get on with your own thing for the rest of your stay.

    Disliked: 

    Wouldn’t recommend using the water tap as we were unwell from what we think was the water.
    Lots of midgees due to the location and horse flies.

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the view was outstanding - breathtaking in fact! Lovely quite ... 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca O. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
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    the view was outstanding - breathtaking in fact! Lovely quite and tranquil place to stay. we will definitely be back! Facilities were fantastic - ideal for small children too which is a must for us. Clean and tidy site and the farming family who host this site were very welcoming and kind.

    Disliked: 

    Only bug bear is the VERY steep hills and pathways in some areas which is typical of its location - not ideal for people not confident in driving!

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Everything is just perfect on this campsite stunning views, perfect ... 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James I. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything is just perfect on this campsite stunning views, perfect for relaxing with your family

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Very clean site excellent showers and toilets 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vanessa n. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views

    Disliked: 

    Getting eaten to death by the midges. Even using sprays ect

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Very beautiful place with an amazing view. A great customer ... 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Juozas A. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
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    Very beautiful place with an amazing view. A great customer service - very friendly and informative staff. I would recommend!

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Excellent site amazing showers and level pitch 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gary_f481906 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
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    We arrived late and they was very accommodating shown us to our pitch .the showers were the hottest ever and very clean and modern the views were outstanding couldn’t fault in anyway

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Clean facilities Beautiful setting Peaceful campsite! 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Erika B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (three man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean facilities
    Beautiful setting
    Peaceful campsite!

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Beautiful views and good facilities. 08/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Benjamin M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (five man)
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views and good facilities. The campsite was located nicely for trips into Barmouth either across the main railway bridge or using the minature railway and ferry service.

    Disliked: 

    The midges were unbelievably bad. This was i think, a one off due to the humidity, dampness and high temperatures of the previous few weeks. It did make sitting outside on an evening an irritating experience.

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Apart from the view and pony trekking there is not much to recommend. 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alex B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Stunning view
    Pony trekking

    Disliked: 

    Facilities basic and not kept clean.
    Pitch covered in cigarette ends.
    Bins overflowing with rubbish.

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This is in the main a quite site with lovley ... 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert_d24 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (five man)
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  • Liked: 

    This is in the main a quite site with lovley views over towards Barmouth and out sea this provided us with some lovely sunsets during our stay.
    Having individual bathrooms was nice and something different to most campsites.

    Disliked: 

    The nice individual bathrooms although clean never had any soap and on several occasions were without toilet paper very poor hygiene.
    The 2nd toilets in the green container were not nice, I don’t think they were ever cleaned during our stay and never any hot water.
    The tent pitches were on raised levels from the road and although flat it had poor access in our case we had climb a steep bank to our pitch which on wet grass in the dark was extremely dangerous ,some form of steps are required for safety.
    Not allowed to use electric heaters in tents

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Features

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Coast Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, Wales, LL39 1BX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6985°N 4.0388°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Porthmadog Coach Stop — 16.4 miles
Train stations
Fairbourne Rail Station — 0.5 miles
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Barmouth Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 1.2 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 1.5 miles
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 29.1 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 43.7 miles

Directions


Site is just off the A493 from Dolgellau on the left-hand side, just before Fairbourne. It is a 10-15 minute walk from either Fairbourne or Morfa Mawddach 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

The Blue Flag sands at Fairbourne, which can be reached via the estuary path, stretch for more than two miles. There’s safe swimming for families, oodles of rock pools at low tide, and a variety of watersports (Fairbourne is particularly renowned for windsurfing, but all sorts of small craft rumble off its ramp).

Guests can also hop aboard the miniature steam railway here for the short trip to Penrhyn Point, where a dinky passenger ferry runs to the seaside resort of Barmouth.

Walkers will be delighted with the range of rambles in reach: a day exploring the Cadair Idris mountains or the Cregennan Lakes, a bumble to Barmouth featuring a bridge, a bog and a boat, an evening’s meander to the nearby waterfalls at Arthog and Friog, or a wildlife-spotting wander down a former railway line with views of the estuary.

Two-wheelers can get going along the Mawddach Trail which runs from the site, where you can cycle eight miles alongside the edge of the estuary stopping for a picnic as you go, or the stonking Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike paths.

Other nearby tourist attractions include the surreal Italianate village of Portmeirion, underground adventures at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, treetop fun at Go Ape, the Corris Craft Centre, the Talyllyn steam railway and the Centre of Alternative Technology, which has interactive exhibits on renewable energy, organic gardening and the like.

Must see

  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (8.3 miles)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (10.7 miles)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (25.8 miles)
  • Plas yn Rhiw (25.8 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:  11 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Campfires and barbecues only allowed if using firepits or containers.

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