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- 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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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Warm showers, dogs allowed
Lovely peaceful, friendly site. Location of toilet block a problem
From the manager...
Thank you for a lovely review! Looking forwards to seeing you here again. Regards, Sian x
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
Great location with plenty of places to drive to. Very ...
From the manager...
Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Sian x
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- 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
Anglesey Airport — 52.9 miles
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.
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.
- 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.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
Maes Carafanau Cefn Crib Caravan Park cancellation policy
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