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Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park

8.6
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General

  • Quiet site on a small working farm
  • Surrounded by the mountains, valleys and woodlands of Snowdonia
  • Well-maintained facilities

Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park is a small, friendly and scenic site set on a family farm five miles from Aberdyfi/Aberdovey and its beach, cafés and restaurants.

The farm has plenty of trees for climbing, acres of fields and paths to wander, streams to paddle in and woodlands to explore, and is a handy base for exploring Snowdonia National Park. Outdoor pursuits such as windsurfing, sailing, climbing, walking and mountain biking are all close by.

The farm has a toilet and shower block with free hot water, nicely spacious shower rooms and a washing-up area.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

This is a quiet park where a good night's sleep is taken for granted.

Please note, there is a short walk uphill to the glamping field.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 51 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely peaceful, friendly site. Location of toilet block a problem 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom deborah_o329049 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Very peaceful site, friendly owners, large shower rooms, family friendly, plenty of pitch space, although field on quite a slope. Nice location for exploring the area

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilet block way too far from the camping field which put a bit of a downer on the stay. Long way to go every time needed toilet and with bowls of washing up etc.

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Great location and good value , showers are good quality ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phil M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location and good value , showers are good quality and generally clean. the flat pitches are limited and they are not marked out so it's a free for all as to where you camp so they do no make the most of the land available , the toilets block is from the 1950,s and needs replacing although it's clean.
    There is only one washing up station which is very small.
    Having said all that the site is improving and we can see more investment in the facilities from 5 years ago and we keep going back so that's the best testimony.

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excellent site 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter h. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We had a wonderful stay at Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park, 21/08 to 26/08, although the owners were away, the lady left in charge looked after us very well. The facilities are clean and well cared for. We had a pitch with electric hook up, and a water supply. the field is on a incline with some areas more level than others, so pick your spot carefully. But that aside this is a wonderful place to make your base to explore this beautiful part of the country. (we fell in love with Aberdovey!). All in all we had a very special holiday.

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Fantastic, quiet site with all the basics you need. 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Quiet site, close to the coast, clean toilet blocks, big family shower rooms, bargain price, washing machine available

    Disliked: 

    Play equipment was damaged

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Quite campsite, idyllic scenery, very clean showers and toilets and ... 23/08/2017

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

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

    Quite campsite, idyllic scenery, very clean showers and toilets and lots of open space for the kids to play

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Excellent peaceful site. 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet and peaceful. Great showers. All nice and clean. Ideally situated for Aberdovey. Plenty of space for kids to play. I had a good phone signal (EE) Third time we have stayed here and we love it.

    Disliked: 

    Didn't really dislike anything. But no shops within walking distance.

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Wonderful peaceful site, excellent value, friendly welcoming owners! 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicholas F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The site was very quiet and peaceful, the camping field provided plenty of room for the kids to play, there was a nice mix of families, children and older couples. The facilities were spotless and the owners spent a lot of time cleaning the showers etc. The showers were large family rooms meaning there was plenty of space when showering the kids. There was a laundry/wash up area with a freezer and washing machine etc. Again these facilities were clean. There were some improvement works happening to update the ladies toilets but even this caused little disruption! The campsite is set within a working farm and it was wonderful to see a true family business. The owners and there young children were always busy around the site. There young son was often seen helping out and was always polite and courteous. The site was well placed for local attractions, just a few of the things we did nearby include the Dyfi Osprey Project, King Arthur's labyrinth, aberdovey beach is local, and the Mach loop. It was only around 10mins into aberdovey or Machynlleth where there was plenty of shops etc! It was a lovely site, excellent value for money and we will be sure to return again!

    Disliked: 

    Pitch was on a slight slope.

From the manager...

Thank you for a lovely review! Looking forwards to seeing you here again. Regards, Sian x

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The area 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie_h320456 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (large)
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  • Liked: 

    The area

    Disliked: 

    No drainage so flooded, right next to a main road, shower and toilet block quiet a long way from the camping field. Two showers out of order, toilet out of order. It was clean though. No chemical disposal. No driers. Very basic camping site.advertised as a quiet family park but we had a party arrive that was very noisy and played music. Children screaming etc till late.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Julie. We do actually have a chemical disposal area and hand dryers in all the shower rooms and toilets. It's a shame that we had torrential rain during those few days you were here. Regards, Sian x

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Brilliant 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Everything about the place is really nice; sheltered, great facilities and lovely people.

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From the manager...

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your time here. Regards, Sian x

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Great location with plenty of places to drive to. Very ... 15/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location with plenty of places to drive to. Very quite at night. So much room to pitch tent. Other families onsite very friendly. Very relaxed and peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block could do with an update and showers unclean in mornings and sometimes cold. Wooden mats to stand on and something to mop floors would be a great help.

From the manager...

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Sian x

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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

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

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)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • Cefn Crib, Pennal Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 9LB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.5765°N 3.9481°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 11.0 miles
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
Capel Bangor (Ceredigion): Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
Train stations
Dovey Junction Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Machynlleth Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Penhelig Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 10.5 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 10.8 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 52.9 miles

Directions


The nearest railway station is Machynlleth with direct links to Birmingham. There is a bus service that takes you right to the entrance to our farm.

If you are travelling by car the satnav will direct you to the entrance of the caravan park.

From Dyfi Bridge, follow the A493 towards Aberdyfi. Pass through the village of Pennal, and after 1.5 miles, you will see the caravan park entrance on your left.

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

Get active or stay serene: the area around Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park has the activities of Snowdonia National Park, the beaches and watersports of Aberdovey and Borth, old villages, castles, and wildlife spotting all around – or just hire a bike near the farm and see where the pedals take you.

Wherever you go, remember to look up fairly frequently: this area is prime birdwatching territory and the Ynys-hir RSPB nature reserve, location for the BBC’s Springwatch, is nearby.

Some of the most famous local feathered residents are the Dyfi ospreys, also featured by the Beeb in Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Monty, Tina and co fly south in autumn, but can be viewed on live video when they’re around at the Dyfi Osprey Project just down the road from Ynys-hir, or above the mudflats of the Dyfi estuary, part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve.

If you’re feeling up for a challenge, tackle the three trails of mountain Cadair Idris at the southern end of the national park, or go down instead of up at the many custom-designed tracks of the cracking Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre (there are bikes for hire if you don’t have your own).

Beachcomber? Aberdovey, where the mountains meet the sea, is the spot for sailing, kite surfing, all sorts of watersports and miles of sandy beach. To the south, the beach at Borth is the longest in neighbouring county Ceredigion and has three miles of sand edging shallow water safe enough for your shrimps to splash about in.

Even the most determinedly beach-going sprog will delve into the history of Wales if they know it involves King Arthur and his knightly team... The tale of all is told at King Arthur's Labyrinth a few miles away at Machynlleth in a regally grand family attraction which also includes the Corris Craft Centre, Bards Quest and exploring the Corris slate mine. More Welsh history can be had at the Owain Glyndwr Centre, also in Machynlleth and at the castles of Powys and Gwynedd such as Harlech.

Steam railways puff around these parts too: the Talyllyn Railway from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol via the Dolgoch Falls, and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool. More modernly, the Centre for Alternative Technology near Corris takes a look at alternative technology and all aspects of sustainable living.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (4.1 miles)
  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (6.0 miles)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (12.7 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Dogs are not to be taken into shower rooms; no exceptions made other than guide dogs.

This is a quiet park where a good night's sleep is taken for granted. 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.

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