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Happy Jakes Touring Park

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From £25/€28.09/A$44.33/US$34.20/$43.55/CHF30.28/SEK283.84/DKK209.05/NOK290.50/ISK4,412/ARS2,956.91/CLP24,887/PEN124.31/NZ$47.60/ZAR518.35/PLN127.57/R$187/CZK734.19/RSD3,331/HUF10,051.53/RUB2,574.35/CN¥221.71 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • Countryside park a few miles from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • Three miles from Cowbridge and 15 from Cardiff
  • Immaculate shower block with disabled access

Smile, you’re at Happy Jakes Touring Park. And there are a few reasons for why. This lush little countryside park is deep in the Vale of Glamorgan – but is only a few miles from the Blue Flag beaches, cliffs and coves of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, including seaside resort Barry of Gavin and Stacey fame: fans of Uncle Bryn, Nessa et al can book a Gavin and Stacey tour in the town to see the main tellyvisual sights.

Around 15 miles to the east lies Cardiff, capital for days and nights out, or you could contentedly base the family at Happy Jakes to coast around the local castles, bike routes, gardens and activities on land and water.

Owners Mandy, Mark and (famed) Jake have been honing and adding to Happy Jakes Touring Park since opening in 2011, with disabled access high on the agenda: the wetrooms in the smart heated shower and toilet block are big enough to take a wheelchair user and carer, or up to four family members. There’s also a launderette, washing-up area with hot water, tourist information room, and a dedicated walking/play area for dogs (who stay for free; happy woof).

Looking for nosh and tipples to put an additional smile on your face? Pick up all sorts of fresh Welsh produce at the local farmers’ markets, farm shops and fruit farms. If cooking on holiday is a thing to be avoided at all costs, Happy Jakes is three miles from ancient market town Cowbridge and its dozen or so pubs and restaurants.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The play area is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Coronavirus update: All guests must be fully self contained. Waste disposal and water collection information will be provided with booking confirmation details.

The entrance gates will be kept shut and must be opened and closed when entering and leaving the site.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 57 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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lovely quiet site - dont think we actually saw anyone …09/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomamy t.Confirmed

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    lovely quiet site - dont think we actually saw anyone else while we were staying here! Lovely and peaceful with huge seperate pitches and good clean facilites, would definitely recommend :-)

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this place is rustic gold, really clean facilities, great atmosphere09/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracy s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
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    great atmosphere, and friendly helpful staff

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    nothing

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Fantastic site people who own the site of Fantastic people …09/13/2020

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    Fantastic site people who own the site of Fantastic people lovely clean toilets and shower blocks and only just up the road to Llantwit train station there only £6 return into cardiff great will go there again many times

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Warm welcome, lovely clean showers and toilets09/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDene S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
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    BIG lush grass level pitches,BIG shower rooms which meant nice dry clothes and all lovely clean facilities, BIG friendly welcome and very helpful, BIG thumbs up from us and will be back

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    nothing we can think of!

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Very calm, lovely space and great location to see the south coast of W08/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
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    Peaceful and very tranquil location and friendly owner who was very helpful. Very spacious pitches.

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    Very narrow lanes on approach not really suitable for motorhome.
    No hard standing or path on pitch meaning very wet shoes when leaving the motorhome as pitch had no direct path

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Superb quiet site with helpful friendly staff and excellent facilities08/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHazel S.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
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    Friendliness of staff
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    Variety of facilities
    Spaciousness of site
    Quietness of site
    Level pitches

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    Nothing - all was excellent

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Good site, nice big pitches, friendly staff, friendly people on site08/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDale B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very chilled atmosphere, nice big pitches,friendly people

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Friendly staff slightly sloping pitch08/24/2020

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

  • Power optional grass trailer site
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    Facilities were clean made welcome nice large pitch

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Helpful08/22/2020

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    Very clean

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We loved the larger pitches we did not feel crowded in.08/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchrissie s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Our stay was peaceful and lovely toilet block was a joy !

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Thank you both for the great comment. Really pleased you had a good stay with us and enjoyed the site. :-)

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • 1 New Barn Holdings, Flemingston, Barry, Glamorgan, Wales, CF62 4QL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.4231°N 3.4438°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cardiff International Airport: Bus Stop — 7.7 kilometers
Bridgend Sarn Coach Stop — 15.1 kilometers
Cardiff Bus Station — 19.3 kilometers
Train stations
Llantwit Major Rail Station — 3.0 kilometers
Rhoose Rail Station — 7.7 kilometers
Barry Rail Station — 11.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 12.1 kilometers
Channel View Waterbus Stop — 18.9 kilometers
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 19.1 kilometers
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 7.8 kilometers
Swansea Airport — 47.7 kilometers

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

Surf, canter, paintball, go-kart or have a coastal path amble along the nearby Glamorgan Heritage Coast, running for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthaw (paintballing and go-karting along clifftop paths not recommended).

There’s so much to see on this part of coast: after the ruins of 12th-century Ogmore Castle, follow the pathway to the village of Merthyr Mawr, backed by a maze of spectacular sand dunes, over 300 species of flower and the Big Dipper, the biggest sand dune in Europe – bring a sledge (really).

Fancy fossil hunting? The nearby town of Llantwit Major is so ancient you can pick up Jurassic fossils on its Collugh beach (which has an Iron Age hill fort too). If you’re a surfer, the Collugh waves are a popular place; also get on board with things by veering west outside the Vale of Glamorgan to Porthcawl in Bridgend.

Have another couple of days in Cardiff to see sights such as Cardiff Castle and Llandaff Cathedral, the very fab open-air National History Museum at St Fagans and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales.

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (13.7 kilometers)
  • Castell Coch (18.5 kilometers)
  • Millennium Stadium (19.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Holnicote Estate (25.6 kilometers)
  • Dunster Castle (26.9 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, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Early arrival and late departure could be arranged subject to availability, charges may apply. Please contact the campsite with the number provided with the booking confirmation.

Happy Jakes Touring Park cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Happy Jakes Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Cash
PayPal

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Happy Jakes Touring Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Happy Jakes Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Happy Jakes Touring Park? Surf, canter, paintball, go-kart or have a coastal path amble along the nearby Glamorgan Heritage Coast, running for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthaw (paintballing and go-karting along clifftop paths not recommended). … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Happy Jakes Touring Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Early arrival and late departure could be arranged subject to availability, charges may apply. Please contact the campsite with the number provided with the booking confirmation.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Happy Jakes Touring Park? From $43.55 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Sites
A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Welcome Board at Entrance.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
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.

Coronavirus
The play area is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Additional terms

Should you select a wrong pitch for your unit, the site cannot guarantee availability.

Gates to entrance will be kept shut and must be opened and closed when entering and leaving the site.

Temperature checks will be required on arrival - high temperature will mean no access to the site.

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