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General

  • Rural and back to nature site in Snowdonia National Park
  • Riverside and valley setting with mountain views
  • Four-acre space with bar and restaurant

Back to nature, rural and with a valley setting... to use as a base camp for all the attractions of Snowdonia or just as a peaceful place to settle down at for some time: welcome to Bare Bones Camping.

Set by the River Dyfi in the Dinas Mawddwy valley, Bare Bones is in quiet green surrounds just inside Snowdonia National Park, with river and mountain views for scenic days on site. If you're aiming to get out and about from here, the activities of Snowdon are within easy reach and the coast at Barmouth is half an hour's drive away. Machynlleth and its famed Centre for Alternative Technology is 25 minutes from the site.

Excellent options are around the grounds to aid idle days: guests can laze around at the site restaurant, or find their own secluded spot by the river or in the four acres of land and grassland.

A shower room and toilets are in the main building, with access 24 hours a day.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 5 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Facilities clean, overall a good stay.28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomtoni c.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    quiet and peaceful surroundings. The owner Sue was a lovely lady.

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Lovely quiet campsite, toilets and showers very clean. Lots of space05/08/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Quiet campsite, left to our own devices which was fab!

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We had a great stay here. The place is absolutely …30/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatren W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We had a great stay here. The place is absolutely beautiful and the people who run it are lovely as well. Thank you for the hospitality. Very relaxing. Exactly what we wanted and needed.

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friendly and casual22/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomInnes K.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch
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    Location and casual approach and value for money.

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    Disguarded matresses and rubbish (seemed to be piled up for a bonfire) at the entrance to the camping field.

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Easy, nice scenery, lot of free space29/05/2019

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    Easy, nice scenery, lot of free space

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Location

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  • Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 9LP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7091°N 3.6880°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Shelter — 30.2 kilometres
Post Office — 30.2 kilometres
The Groe — 30.7 kilometres
Train stations
Machynlleth Rail Station — 17.0 kilometres
Dovey Junction Rail Station — 22.7 kilometres
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 23.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 24.4 kilometres
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 24.6 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 83.1 kilometres

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

Ask the Bare Bones team for top tips and info on the weeks' worth of hiking around here, either along Snowdonia National Park's extensive network of trails or by the water at its 100 or so lakes. There's also plenty of climbing for those seeking a more adventurous time, at the craggy peaks like Cader Idris (45 minutes' drive) and Tryfan (an hour and 15 minutes).

Some of the most famed mountain biking in Wales is within easy reach at Coed-y-Brenin forest (40 minutes), home to the UK's first and biggest mountain bike trail centre. Start off at the excellent visitor centre for information on these, as well as a scenic woodland setting with three play areas and an animal puzzle trail following an all-ability and pushchair-accessible path.

It's well worth the 90-minute drive to Wales's highest mountain Snowdon too, to hike up it or to take the Snowdon Mountain Railway all the way up to the summit; spectacular views across the sea to Ireland are ready for your camera either way.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (17.2 kilometres)
  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (30.5 kilometres)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (32.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (39.6 kilometres)
  • Chirk Castle (47.4 kilometres)

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.

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  • When can I check in and check out of Bare Bones Camping?
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    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Admission
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The bar is open between 30/04 and 30/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Breakfasts are not available over bank holiday weekends.

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