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General

  • Rural and 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, also a working farm.

Whether you want a splendid 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 big kids should 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 kids: 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; the farm is close to the RSPB’s Ynyshir reserve home of the BBC’s Springwatch in past years. Grab your binoculars to spot red kites overhead and keep a beady eye out for the Dyfi osprey nest which you can spy from the site.

As well as the clean and modern facilities on site, which include a shower and toilet 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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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


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9.4

Overall rating based on 59 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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Family shower room Tree swing 14/04/2019

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

    Family shower room
    Tree swing

    Disliked: 

    Roots under tree swing

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beautiful views, good sized pitches not all on top of ... 09/04/2019

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

    beautiful views, good sized pitches not all on top of each other, clean toilets and showers family run site very peaceful will definitely be going back later this year

    Disliked: 

    absolutely nothing

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Excellent friendly site 27/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Iain M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly hosts, beautiful peaceful place, highly recommended

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Nice showers, looked at their new lambs. Very friendly 17/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely view over the estuary. Nice showers and toilets.

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Lovely site, would recommend 04/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lindsey S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely site with very friendly welcome. Facilities were good and there was loads of hot water. We were left to choose our own pitch. Further improvements were underway.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities although basically clean could of been improved by a good overall scrub.

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One night stopover, lovely clean showers and toilets. Nice welcome ... 04/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nick M. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    One night stopover, lovely clean showers and toilets.
    Nice welcome even though we arrived at 20:45 and show to pitch.

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Beautiful spot, clean facilities - a hot shower that worked ... 26/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris M. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Beautiful spot, clean facilities - a hot shower that worked on a cold morning - and a friendly welcome. Thanks

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CUTEST COW SCENE EVER 24/09/2018

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  • 3 bedroom static caravan
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  • Liked: 

    LEFT IN YOUR PRIVACY
    TEA COFFEE MILK SUGAR & WELCOME BAKING
    KIND TO HAVE LET US CHANGE THE WEEKEND DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS BUT WE WENT IN THE END
    VIEWS OF THE VALLEY
    CARAVAN NEXT TO THE FARMHOUSE
    WATCHING THE CAMPERS FIRES BELOW AND SMELL OF BURNING LOGS
    WE WATCHED THE CUTEST EVER COW IN A FIELD BELOW WHEN TRANSFERRED TO THE NEXT FIELD A SMALL BLACK COW SKIPPED IN SO MUCH HAPPINESS LOOKING BACK AT THE BIGGEST BROWN COW LAST & SLOW WALKED AND TOGETHER THEY WENT IN THE CUTEST EVER WAY SEEN BLESS THEM BOTH IT MADE OUR DAY

    Disliked: 

    ONLY HOW FAR FROM ABERYSTWYTH AND BARMOUTH IT WAS.

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Clean facilities, friendly staff, level pitches, stunning views 17/09/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything

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Really enjoyable stay, would highly recommend, we will return 16/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower and washroom facilities
    Friendly greeting on arrival
    Having logs and fire pits available
    Calm tranquil space

    Disliked: 

    The rain!

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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

The site is set on the edge of the historic village of Pennal (just shy of a mile away), where there's a small shop, post office, café, and a pub hailed by the trusty Good Pub Guide friends, stocked with Welsh ales for your sampling and national specialities for foodies.

Four miles to the east is 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 award-winning beaches and harbours (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 10 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 take more laidback 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.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

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.

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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