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General

  • Rural, back to nature site in southern Snowdonia
  • Spectacular views of the Dovey Estuary and the hills of mid-Wales
  • Near Cader Idris and the golden beaches of Aberdovey and Borth/Ynyslas

Sitting pretty at the southernmost point of Snowdonia National Park, there’s really s’no escaping the back-to-nature goodness of Gwerniago Campsite, which also happens to be a working farm.

Whether you want a great location, a cracking public house or a good old-fashioned field where you can light your own off-ground campfire (and buy the wood you need on site too), pitching up at Gwerniago will tick plenty of boxes.

Cycling, river walks and an array of outdoorsy activities will entertain around the Dyfi Valley, but the real winners at Gwerniago Campsite are the youngsters (although we’re sure the big kids will enjoy getting stuck in just as much).

The Cool Camping Kids book voted the site one of the top five in the country when it comes to things to see and do for children. From rides on Sophie the pony and chances to help feed the lambs in season, to the wooded play area complete with tree swing, this place is fit for any little explorer.

Strollers and avid hikers alike will be in their element at these rural digs, as will twitchers. Close to the RSPB’s Ynyshir reserve (home of the BBC’s Springwatch in past years), grab your binoculars to spot the red kites overhead and keep a beady eye out for the Dyfi osprey nest which you can spy from the campsite.

As well as the clean and modern facilities on site, which include a shower and loo block with solar-provided hot water (backed up by electric), new wooden footboards and nifty timed lighting to keep in line with the site’s eco-friendly policies, other touches added by the Welsh-speaking farming family owners to make your stay even more comfortable include free access to a small kitchen with a fridge/freezer, washing-up sinks and a phone charger point.

The farm is within walking distance of Pennal village for those who fancy a posh bite at the local hotel's Michelin restaurant.

Please note

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 40 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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The very friendly staff ,who went the extra mile to ... 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter t. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    The very friendly staff ,who went the extra mile to help us by loaning us an adapter for the electric hook up ...The site is very clean and kept immaculate,
    No problems at all ,A lovely site with beautiful views
    Like Arnie ----We will be back !!!!

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    Nothing

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Thank you for your lovely review. We will look forward to welcoming you back.

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Good toilet and shower facilities. Great views from pitch. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spectacular view of valley from pitch. Nice toilet and shower block. Friendly welcome.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes at all.

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Stunning setting quiet with amazing views. Facilities good. 06/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mandy h. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Stunning setting quiet with amazing views.
    Facilities good.

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Fab stay here very reasonable price 20/06/2017

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  • On-site touring caravan
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    How far away it was

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Warm welcome good facilities 11/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Meal at Riverside

    Disliked: 

    Weather!

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Toilets clean although few. Views lovely. Could choose own pitch. Fire 03/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carole N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent, tent or campervan pitch
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    Queuing at toilets

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Thank you for your review. During school holidays when the campsite is at it's busiest our facilities are in demand and as with other venues at busy times it is not unusual to having to queue for toilets. At all other times are facilities are more than adequate for peoples' needs.

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Friendly staff spotless facilities 01/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom philip_c261859 Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Quiet and very clean site and facilities

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    Nothing

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clean toilets 31/05/2017

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  • Non-electric grass trailer tent, tent or campervan pitch
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    clean toilets

    Disliked: 

    floor on a slightly slope

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Yes really good 30/05/2017

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  • Non-electric grass trailer tent, tent or campervan pitch
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    Yes really good

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Not too busy, nice touch having fridge and freezer, aswell ... 25/05/2017

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  • Non-electric grass trailer tent, tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Not too busy, nice touch having fridge and freezer, aswell as plug sockets.

    Disliked: 

    Farm dog pulled apart our rubbish bag and peed up our tent. Didn't get much of an introduction on arriving.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. I do apologise if the dog was one of ours. Usually our dogs are either working or in their kennels . I was sorry to read that you did not feel that we were welcoming enough. Again we will do our best to improve this. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Gwerniago.

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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

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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Pennal Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 9JX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.5844°N 3.9016°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 10.9 miles
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 11.5 miles
Ponterwyd (Ceredigion): Mill Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
Train stations
Dovey Junction Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Machynlleth Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Penhelig Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 10.9 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 11.2 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 53.3 miles

Directions


If travelling from north Wales via Dolgellau, cross the road by Dovey Bridge and take the Aberdovey Road (A493). The campsite is two miles from the bridge, signposted on the left, and then the first farm on the right.

If travelling from Shrewbury/Welshpool, turn right by the clock in Machynlleth, then immediately left over the bridge. The campsite is on the left two miles up the road. If travelling from the south via Aberystwyth, drive straight through Machynlleth, over the bridge, immediately left and as above.

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

You can explore a hearty helping of mid Wales and Snowdonia National Park from Gwerniago Campsite.

The site is set on the edge of the historic village of Pennal (just shy of a mile away), where you’ll find a small shop, post office, café (for kicking back with that much-needed slice of cake as you brush up on the area’s strong Welsh heritage), and a pub hailed by our trusty Good Pub Guide friends, stocked with Welsh ales for your sampling and national specialities for foodies.

Four miles to the east you’ll reach the medieval town of Machynlleth for the local street market on Wednesdays and getting techy at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). Aberystwyth is about a 40-minute drive south for shops, restaurants and nights out.

If you’d rather escape the towns, explore the Blue Flag beaches and harbours (just 15 minutes away) for fishing and strolling. The Aberdyfi estuary’s beaches and sand dunes are some of the best-kept in the country, and for those who fancy a round (of golf, that is), the area is also home to an award-winning golf course.

For kitesurfers and boarders, beaches at Tywyn, Borth and Fairbourne (the furthest of which is ten miles away) should offer some exciting sporting opportunities, with some even offering tuition.

Mountain bikers will find the Welsh ale beckoning after a day out on the wheels. Steeper terrain makes for challenging routes for the more experienced cyclist, but there are family-friendly routes available too.

If you prefer to hop aboard more laid-back modes of transport, take a trip to Talyllyn’s steam railway (around eight miles away) or travel from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge on the Vale of Rheidol steam railway line.

And if all that, plus the plentiful helping of fresh air, still doesn’t have the kids beckoning for an early night, the leisure centre at Bro Ddyfi, about a 15-minute drive east, has a swimming pool and flume that should do the trick.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (2.1 miles)
  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (7.9 miles)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (14.2 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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Gwerniago Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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. Gwerniago Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Kites and other flying objects are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 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.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

Report to the farmhouse on arrival, before entering the camping field.

Consideration must be given to the privacy and space of neighbouring tents.

Gwerniago is a working farm. Please do not approach the farm dogs as they are working dogs.

Tents and gazebos must be securely pegged down at all times.

We allow campfires and wood can be purchased on site. No wood must be taken from the surrounding woodland.

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