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- Quiet site on a small working farm 10 minutes' drive from Aberdovey
- Surrounded by the mountains, valleys and woodlands of Snowdonia
- Well-maintained facilities and easy access to main roads
Seaside days and the southern stretches of Snowdonia National Park – sound like a splendid mix? Make for Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park, a small and scenic site 10 minutes’ drive from Machynlleth.
Finding your way in should be fairly pain-free, as the family-run farm is in a most handy spot just off the A493 (excellent news for those who don’t fancy winding wee roads). And that road’s not just a plus point for long journeys: follow it along for another 10 minutes or so to Aberdovey for beach days, watersports and walks on the Wales Coast Path (followed by coffees/ice creams/full-blown meals in the village’s cafés and restaurants).
The coastline and countryside both have stacks of options for outdoorsy antics: windsurfing, sailing, climbing, and mountain biking are all nearby, and of course being in the Snowdonia National Park means many a mile of hiking trail to ramble along. Start your warm up for such endeavours on the farm: there are plenty of trees to climb, acres of fields and paths to wander, streams to paddle in and woodlands to explore.
Getting mucky is often part of the deal, so the folk on site have installed a toilet and shower block with free hot water and nicely spacious shower rooms. Barbecues may well be part of the deal too, and there’s a washing-up area to deal with implements from those, too.
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Very well kept and tidy campsite. Nice and quiet. Toilets …
Great central location but will not be back and will not recommend .
From the manager...
Thank you for your review. You seemed to be very disgruntled from the second you arrived at the site even though you had two very large flat pitches for your tent. Just to pick up on a few points:
Lovely site. Nice friendly staff/ owner Clean and quiet .
Loved the stay, family that owns is lovely, reasonable cost, well kept
The location is beautiful, lovely clean facilities
Excellent quiet family friendly site, clean facilities, will revisit
Will definitely be back! Enjoyed our stay
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Medium (26-50 pitches)
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop
— 11.0 miles
11.0 miles Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Capel Bangor (Ceredigion): Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
- Train stations
Dovey Junction Rail Station
— 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Machynlleth Rail Station — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Penhelig Rail Station — 4.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 10.5 miles
10.5 miles Barmouth Ferry Landing — 10.8 miles
— 52.9 miles
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 20 minutes away by car.
Some of the most famous local feathered residents are the Dyfi ospreys, also featured by the Beeb in Springwatch and Autumnwatch. They 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 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). Both are about 50 minutes away.
Beachcomber? Aberdovey (10 minutes) is the spot for sailing, kitesurfing and miles of sandy beach. To the south, the beach at Borth (half an hour) has three miles of sand edging shallow water safe enough for your shrimps to splash about in.
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (4.1 miles)
- Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (6.0 miles)
- Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (12.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park cancellation policy
Balance refunds: 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park? 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 20 minutes away by car. … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.