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Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park

8.8

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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.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 56 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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Great place to stop with lovely views, well worth the ... 05/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (two man)
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    Great place to stop with lovely views, well worth the money. All facilities were kept really clean.

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NOT so friendly staff poor communicatio 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jamie k. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Walk to showers and toilet was a good distance. Poor communication from owner on where tent pitches were located. Shower facilities quite muddy.

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Great place. Clean and tidy. Friendly owners. 28/08/2018

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  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (two man)
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Definitely would come again though as lovely little site. 28/08/2018

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

    Great little site, facilities all clean and tidy throughout all the stay even when the weather was bad. Friendly service too.

    Disliked: 

    Only negative is the electric hookup field is hilly and my mum who struggles with asthma found it hard walking up and down to the facilities.

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Excellent glamping area with great facilities and stunning views 28/08/2018

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  • Bell tent
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    Tents, facilities in kitchen pods, helpful owners, location, fire pits, decor in tents

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    Steep walk uphill from shower block!

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Brilliant place to stay, stay here every year. 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom daniel f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (two man)
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    Superb location. Quiet and good facilities, I stay here every year for Race the Train and I will conti continue to stay here a and will continue to as its a superb and quiet little campsite.

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    Nothing

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Overall excellent little campsite, clean facilities 18/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gail D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
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    How quite it was, it was lovely! The children could run around and play without any worry.

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Great location fabulous facilities! 16/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly welcome and given choice of places to pitch personally shown to us on arrival. Fabulous facilities very clean. They really have gone the extra mile to think of everything for the comfort of campers. Loads of space for grandson to run around. Beautiful location. Wildlife...heard owls, saw bats and spotted a kite overhead.

    Disliked: 

    It was a bit of a hike to the main toilet and shower block but there was a single toilet nearer. However not a major issue as we'd chosen a spot a little further away in another field....small price to pay!

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Loved the toilet nearest to the washing up station and ... 15/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah P. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
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    Loved the toilet nearest to the washing up station and enjoyed adding to the decorated stone collection. All facilities were clean and tidy and staff were welcoming. Toilets and shower are a distance from the tent areas but you work off your breakfast that way!! Book share in the ladies toilet is also a genius idea.

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Lovely - quiet and clean, friendly. Showers are in an ... 12/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanna H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
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    Lovely - quiet and clean, friendly. Showers are in an individual room with loo, sink fan heater etc so very private.

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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

Dogs allowed all year

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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.

Policies

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

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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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. 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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