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Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park

9.3

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General

  • 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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9.3

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

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Very well kept and tidy campsite. Nice and quiet. Toilets …02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael L.Confirmed

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

    Very well kept and tidy campsite. Nice and quiet. Toilets and showers nice and clean, thoughtful touches by owners like hand soap, toilet paper, washing up liquid provided.

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Great central location but will not be back and will not recommend .01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarry T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location . Fair price . Wouldn't of wanted to pay more though

    Disliked: 

    Dark pitch area especially hill to toilet
    No toilet at pitch area
    Toilets and showers cleaned once in our week stay often with no toilet roll

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:
We clean our showers/toilet twice a day, and as it was a very busy bank holiday weekend when you visited, there were a couple of extra cleans during the day.
You are on a farm and therefore we don't have street lights. If you had been going uphill to the toilets you were being rude and using the glamping private toilet. If you had used the toilet which was 200 meters from your pitch, there is an automatic light there.
Reception isn't far and our number is by the camping field if you were stuck without toilet paper.
I think for £20 a night for 4 people and electric hook you got a bargain!
Many thanks,
Sian

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Lovely site. Nice friendly staff/ owner Clean and quiet .29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
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    Beautiful surroundings.

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Very nice campsite, clean and roomy facilities and very close …27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (two man)
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    Very nice campsite, clean and roomy facilities and very close to all amenities and the beach! My partner and I are only 23/24 years old and we had an amazing stay here! Plus there's a really cute dog that roams the campsite!

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Nice site , friendly owner, very clean toilets and showers27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Good location. Lovely beach only a short drive down the road.

    Disliked: 

    Limited recycling, no facilities for aluminium cans

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Lovely site with good facilities. Would stay again.26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendliness of the owners
    Clean showers and toilets-proper electric showers and full size bathrooms.
    Natural beauty of the site and the views.
    Easily accessible.

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Loved the stay, family that owns is lovely, reasonable cost, well kept18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElise V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Bathrooms were very nice. Facilities good. Very green nice pitches

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a walk to the bathrooms

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The location is beautiful, lovely clean facilities17/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
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    The location is beautiful, lovely clean facilities

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Excellent quiet family friendly site, clean facilities, will revisit13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenni B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Clean showers, toilets and sinks with homey touches. In the shower rooms there are safety sockets for hair dryers and a heater you can control for colder days. There is a small play area for young children. Not loud at all and very family friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. Just a note- This wasn’t a problem for us as we were in a five man tent, but the electric pitches may be a little small for large tents, so may want two pitches or perhaps ask for a large pitch in advance to give the owner warning, so she can give you a larger size if available.

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Will definitely be back! Enjoyed our stay12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracy K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful site. Facilities very good. Nice and quiet at night. Kids loved the tyre swing and hammock in the forest. Sian the owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    The distance to the toilet, only because I struggle walking too far. Was fine for the rest of the family.

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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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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


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

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.

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

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.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
    Read more

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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.

General
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 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.

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