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Cefn Coed

9.4
Cefn Coed: Secluded personal pitches (photo added by manager on 08/08/2022)

General

  • Simple pitches on a peaceful 75-acre historic farm estate
  • Within the Snowdonia National Park, 10 minutes' drive from Dolgellau
  • Easy access to the Mawddach Trail and local walking/bike trails

Spacious pitches… seaside strolls… Snowdonia National Park… if such phrases fill your heart with glee, you should be pretty content at Cefn Coed. This spacious site is in a gorgeous Gwynedd location, within the national park and about 10 minutes’ drive from both the market town of Dolgellau and the coast at Fairbourne.

If you’ve come to north Wales for the scenery, you should be pleased with your lot here: it’s in a sheltered valley of ancient oak woodlands, close to where the slopes of Cadair Idris roll down to the banks of the Mawddach Estuary. The site is part of a historic Welsh farm estate that now covers a splendid 75 acres of farmland and forest (if you want peace, this is the place – the nearest neighbours are almost a mile away).

It’s also a fab spot to be in if you’re looking to get out and about: miles of walking, cycling and riding paths are easily accessible, including the famed Mawddach Trail (which you can follow all the way to Dolgellau, Fairbourne and Barmouth, or to a tiptop local pub/restaurant if you’re not feeling quite so energetic). Guests can also get out onto the circular route just above the property for some further viewpoints.

Facilities on site include a facilities block with showers, toilets and a washing-up area. Water is available but must be boiled before consumption. The distance between the car parking and pitches is variable and parking by the pitch can't be guaranteed. Pitches are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis; if you have a particular request please let the site know and they'll do their best to accommodate you.

Please note

Units longer than 6m metres are not allowed.

This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

Water on-site is filtered but not chlorinated, boiling is therefore recommended.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 354 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  82% described as Peaceful ?

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Amazing10/26/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAvnita M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Okay well hands down best wild camping place I’ve ever stayed! My 18yr old daughter said she’d never want to go anywhere else, even though they didn’t really have much phone signal!! Perfect setting, owners and facilities! Definitely going back!

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happy10/16/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMiroslaw M.Confirmed

  • Oak Woodland primitive forest floor tent campsite
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Outstanding area, views of the valley are amazing. The area …10/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRICKY C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oak Woodland primitive forest floor tent campsite
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    Outstanding area, views of the valley are amazing. The area is very well maintained and the staff are very friendly. Definitely recommend.

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Me and my brother came to Cefn Coed this September …09/26/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oak Woodland primitive forest floor tent campsite
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    Me and my brother came to Cefn Coed this September 22nd-25th for a little biking break. I can honestly say it is the most beautiful campsite I’ve ever been to. The views and location were stunning. The owners Adrian and Natalie were so welcoming and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Adrian was just a book of knowledge of the surrounding areas and Natalie showed us some really nice walks. Their brilliant hospitality was effortless. We stayed in the estuary which was a stones throw from a beautiful crystal clear shallow river going into the estuary. There are so many good biking trails and all of the camping plots are very secluded from each other. The camp site has great shower and wash up facilities and the toilets are well looked after. There is also a shop onsite that sells a good amount of essentials. We even went to the shop one evening and it was closed so we just phoned the office and within a couple mins Adrian came over to open so we could get what we needed.
    There is fresh mountain water on tap to drink and it’s so refreshing. I can’t wait to come back next year for another long weekend here. I can honestly say that this is the place to go whether it’s an adventure fueled holiday you are after or just a relaxing one.
    They even have Wi-Fi at the reception area which was nice.
    There is also an option to have food cooked for you on site they do Thai food we didn’t have it this time round but we will definitely be eating there next time. We heard the pad Thai is amazing btw :)
    The town of Dolgellau is a 15 min bike ride away and is a really nice picturesque town.
    Thanks Cefn Coed. Till next time
    Matt and Harry

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Great campsite for being in the woods and surrounded by …09/28/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsten M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wooded primitive earth campervan campsite
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    Great campsite for being in the woods and surrounded by nature, similar to wild camping but with the luxury of toilets and showers. Facilities really nice.

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    You don't get any phone signal but this is also quiet nice to have some quiet from technology.

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Great site, close to wild camping but with toilets!09/18/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wooded primitive earth campervan campsite
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    Lovely quiet site. Pitches in the woods are well spread out and reasonably private. Site owners are friendly and helpful. They also cook a Thai menu you can order from. Facilities were all clean. As a solo traveller this site was perfect.

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Adrian was very accommodating, the tai food was incredible. Area …09/15/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiam C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oak Woodland primitive forest floor tent campsite
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    Adrian was very accommodating, the tai food was incredible. Area we stayed was quiet and with beautiful views. Toilets and showers were nicely kept. All in all brilliant place to stay and will be back!!

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    Having to come home ☹️

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Close to the nature, remote pitches gives lot of privacy09/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oak Woodland primitive forest floor tent campsite
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    Close to the nature, remote pitches gives lot of privacy

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    Long distance to facilities

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Beautiful site with some lovely woodland pitches.09/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oak Woodland primitive forest floor tent campsite
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    This site has some beautiful pitches in the oak woodland which open out onto the river estuary. As close as you can get to wild camping with the convenience of campsite amenities.

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    Would be nice if fire pits were included in the price or dropped off at the pitch if they’re pre booked.

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Amazing views, showers, friendly and helpful staff09/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJacek K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Field primitive grass tent or campervan campsite
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    Amazing views, showers, friendly and helpful staff

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Ponderosa Ranch, Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, LL40 1YF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7363°N 3.9724°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sportsman — 24.0 kilometers
Tesco — 24.1 kilometers
Market Square — 25.3 kilometers
Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 5.2 kilometers
Barmouth Rail Station — 5.9 kilometers
Fairbourne Rail Station — 6.9 kilometers
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 5.7 kilometers
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 5.7 kilometers
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 68.9 kilometers

Directions


There is a green and white sign at the entrance of the drive; please drive to the very top of the long drive.

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

Ready to ramble? Take a wander around Abergwynant Woods, 20 minutes’ walk away, or get set to conquer Cadair Idris, the slopes of which you can reach on foot in a couple of hours. The New Precipice Walk (15 minutes’ drive) is a fab choice for spectacular views; if you’re more into moving at speed, make for the mountain bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin forest park (also 15 minutes).

For less energetic days out, take fishing rods off to the banks of Cregennan Lakes (15 minutes) or Tal-y-llyn Lake (20 minutes) or make a break for the seaside at Fairbourne (10 minutes), where you can ride the heritage railway for a properly chilled-out time, or Barmouth (20 minutes).

Keen to see what lies beneath? Take a boat ride into a world of subterranean dragons and the like at King Arthur’s Labyrinth (25 minutes). Back up in the daylight, ancient Cymer Abbey (10 minutes) and the fab Italianate village of Portmeirion (40 minutes) are top ports of call.

Must see

  • CADW - Harlech Castle (16.4 kilometers)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (18.0 kilometers)
  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (18.8 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (36.3 kilometers)
  • Plas yn Rhiw (44.7 kilometers)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Cefn Coed cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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 cancelations 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. Cefn Coed will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Cefn Coed have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cefn Coed dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cefn Coed? Ready to ramble? Take a wander around Abergwynant Woods, 20 minutes’ walk away, or get set to conquer Cadair Idris, the slopes of which you can reach on foot in a couple … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cefn Coed?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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Water on-site is filtered but not chlorinated, boiling is therefore recommended.

Wood in any form (twigs, branches, logs), must not be collected from any part of the site.

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