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Pencaerau Pods

9.8

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General

  • Peaceful handmade glamping pods on the Llŷn Peninsula
  • Five minutes' drive from Aberdaron beach; half an hour from Pwllheli
  • Dog-friendly pods with ensuite shower room and woodburning stove

Peaceful and perfectly placed for peninsula pottering – Pencaerau Pods is a smart Gwynedd glamping site almost at the western tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, half an hour's drive from Pwllheli.

Aim for this amiable site five minutes' drive from Aberdaron to bed down in a handmade wooden pod that’s been kitted out with lots of handy features, including a woodburning stove to keep the place cosy and a coolbox to keep your eats fresh. There's also an ensuite toilet and shower room, so no dashing around in your nightie or jimjams here (unless you really want to…)

The pods have no mains electricity attached to them, but all come with a gas hob for cooking and a USB charging point to keep your gadgets going (phew).

A private outdoor area is outside each pod, each with a sizeable outdoor table on which to serve up your barbecued dinner or your fish and chips; acquire the necessaries for either spread in Aberdaron. It’s also a mighty fine place to pour out a drink or two and chill while the small sorts scramble about at the little play area (right by the pod so you can safely spy on them).

Prise your good self away from the pod to poke about on the peninsula, scooting down to Aberdaron for beach days and boat trips to Bardsey Island or aiming east for more beaches, National Trust visits and many a day of cracking coastal walk.


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9.8

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excellent would recommend15/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn b.Confirmed

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    Fantastic location with all you need for a peaceful brake, would stay again in an heart beat,

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Quiet, rural location with nice views and close to a …12/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart B.Confirmed

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    Quiet, rural location with nice views and close to a lovely beach and coastal village with decent pubs.
    Very warm with the log burner, most utensils that you need, nice hot shower.

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Excellent site01/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJude C.Confirmed

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    Clean well equipped pod, super secure paddock for the dogs - had a wonderful stay!!

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    Nothing

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Loved the location, the fact it was a small site, …28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy H.Confirmed

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    Loved the location, the fact it was a small site, everything we needed was provided for, the paddock was fenced off so my little girl could run around safely, easy checking in and out. We wouldn't hesitate in booking again in the future. We had a lovely little holiday.

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    Absolutely nothing. We loved our stay.

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Fabulous!03/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    Fabulous, loved it! Very well presented Pod with everything you could possibly need - decent sofa bed, integrated fully functioning bathroom (shower, sink, toilet), 2 ring burner, kitchen sink, log burner, crockery etc. Plenty of hot water & solar panels charged the electric lighting. A small shed outside housed a fridge freezer, bbq & electric sockets! All care taken to protect guests from covid.

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    Nothing

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Beautiful accommodation and surroundings which was amazingl09/08/2020

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    Clean and well equipped pods.

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    nothing!

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Great little getaway.04/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHollie L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely stay- great to have our own secure paddock for the dogs to bomb around in. Really warm and comfortable pod, they have been finished to a really high standard.

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Great host and good communication.26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMonika W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The pod was clean, tidy and provided with all the essentials. The views were stunning and the beach near by dog friendly.

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Lovely place clean and well kept.11/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElaine L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely place clean and well kept.

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The location was superb, with tons of room for the …30/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The location was superb, with tons of room for the kids to run free in the well-maintained and secure field on site. The provision of some outdoor toys and games for the children to play with was a very welcome surprise too! The pod was clean, comfortable, and an exciting way to spend a couple of days on our first visit to the Llyn Peninsula. Highly recommended!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Hand sanitizing stations

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

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

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Ty Canol, Pencaerau, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales, LL53 8AR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8177°N 4.6693°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 18.6 kilometres
Brynbachau — 24.2 kilometres
Brynbachau — 24.3 kilometres
Train stations
Pwllheli Rail Station — 18.7 kilometres
Abererch Rail Station — 21.8 kilometres
Penychain Rail Station — 24.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 3.3 kilometres
Bardsey Island Ferry Landing — 11.0 kilometres
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 43.1 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 49.5 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

It's the beaches that draw most folk to this part of the world – if that's the case for your good self, take a tour starting on the sands at Aberdaron or hauling your surfboard to Porth Neigwl (aka Hell’s Mouth, 20 minutes' drive). The squeaky sands (yes, really) of Whistling Sands are 15 minutes' drive away, and Porthdinllaen is 25 minutes away – worth the trip for a seaside drink in the famed Tŷ Coch Inn.

Various watersports centres are dotted along the coastline, particularly in Pwllheli (half an hour): kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing are all among the offerings here. To have a go at wakeboarding before you hit the waves, get over to Glasfryn Parc (35 minutes’ drive), where there’s also go-karting, archery and other kid-friendly antics.

Looking for laidback days? Take your binoculars for some birdwatching at Porth Meudwy (15 minutes) or head to Plas yn Rhiw (10 minutes) for a walk that takes in the National Trust manor house and gardens before heading off in search of a neolithic burial chamber.

Must see

  • Criccieth Castle (31.3 kilometres)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (37.9 kilometres)
  • Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) (38.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Plas yn Rhiw (3.3 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Pencaerau Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pencaerau Pods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Pencaerau Pods? It's the beaches that draw most folk to this part of the world – if that's the case for your good self, take a tour starting on the sands at Aberdaron or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pencaerau Pods?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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