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Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park

8.7
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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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8.7

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

 
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Beautiful location with wonderful hosts and a magical experience 22/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lucy P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (couples only, deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The stunning and super well equipped belle tents are located on a little tree sheltered hill overlooking the dyfi valley. We had a truly lovely time just me and my three year old girl. It was simply magical and we created some incredibly special memories during our stay which was evocotive of many story book tales shared by the stove snuggled up of an evening as the sun went down. Sian and her family couldn't have given a more warm welcome and we hope to return soon to this very special place. Many thanks

    Disliked: 

    I'd forgotten bread and milk so in the height of the season the ability to purchase those plus ice for the cool box would have been useful.

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Worst site visited 22/07/2017

paul_f301738 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Pitch poor not level even though scooped out of a bank and overgrown not as in site advertisement on pitch up, facilities very poor, some out of order, toilet doors wouldn't shut, showers poor and dirty. Reception is at farm right through site down dirt track then have to turn around and go back to pitch.
    Touring pitches taken by seasonal sittings.
    Not quiet, site road runs right through touring pitches, 5mph speed limit not obeyed, quad bike driven through at about 30mph.

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The location and friendliness of the owners. 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The location and friendliness of the owners.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities

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Site could be improved along with the cleaning facilities. 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lauren P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The teepees were lovely and cosy, well designed, very spacious.

    Disliked: 

    There could be a lot of improvement, the toilet block was not very clean at all, reception was poor we waited 20 minutes before being spoken to and there is no wifi on site

From the manager...

Hi Lauren, thank you for your review. If you scroll through the reviews you will see that we have fantastic reviews of our shower and toilet block. My husband and I both work at other jobs, that's why there is a mobile number at Reception for you to ring if you arrive early.

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facilities were fab....especially the showers. Will hopefully be back. 27/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sarah e. Confirmed

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

    beautiful surroundings and lovely people. My children met some lovely friends whilst we were there....and they want to go back.

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the stay we had was wonderful, it was very relaxing ... 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul w. Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    the stay we had was wonderful, it was very relaxing and a great place to get away from it all. the accommadation was brilliant and really well thought out with everything you need for a really comfortable stay.the site was really quiet which did not worry us becouse thats what we went for.
    i would defintely recommend this site and would go back in a heartbeat.

    Disliked: 

    the slate track leading up to the bell tents, kids and anybody unsteady on their legs might struggle with the incline and decline.

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Nice and peaceful 07/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice and peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Distance to facilities

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Lovely site, lovely owners. A very enjoyable holiday 04/06/2017

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

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

    No pressure from owners, very relaxed and allowed us to choose where to pitch. Site is a short drive from all of the places worth visiting

    Disliked: 

    Bus stop required at the entrance

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Excellent site in lovely location. 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom samantha_v313176 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    All the amenities as advertised and as you'd expect to find.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

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Nice site. Would possibly stay again if in that area 31/05/2017

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

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

    Owner says we're lovely. Site was clean and prices were good.

    Disliked: 

    Pitching on a slope and the EHU pitches were central and close. Toilets were quite away and back uphill.

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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.

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

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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