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Penllystyn Farm

9.6

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General

  • Beautiful river side camping in Snowdonia North Walesnia north
  • Just outside Snowdonia National Park; 10 minutes' drive from the coast
  • Easy access from the A497; pub/restaurant half a mile away

How to sum up Penllystyn Farm? There's a lot to like about this Gwynedd smallholding site, but the three main highlights have got to be the seriously good views, waterside walks and all-round chilled farm vibes. Here you'll be sitting pretty in the small village of Bryncir, just outside Snowdonia National Park and a 10-minute drive from the coast.

Around the 10-acre site are a handful of farm animals along with a small woodland area and a riverside picnic spot, where you can also take a paddle or let the dogs cool off with a dip. Picnics, barbecues and campfires are all encouraged around here, but there’s also a good local pub/restaurant half a mile away if you fancy eating out.

It should be pretty easy to reach the other amenities in the surrounding area, as the farm is just off the speedy A487 main road. Where that road takes you is totally up to you, but one thing's for sure – you won't feel boxed in here. To the east, you have the myriad walks and adventurous activities of Snowdonia, while those who head north will be rewarded with such spots as Caernarfon Castle and Anglesey. Meanwhile, set your sights on the south or west for days out on the spectacular beaches of the Llŷn Peninsula, treks around the wild Wales Coast Path or sightseeing in the pastel-coloured town of Portmeirion.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 141 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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Proper back to basics 'wild' camping. We will definitely return.09/07/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the space, the stream babbling in the background, the free range chickens and pony. Loved being able to pitch up anywhere, buy a bag of firewood and enjoy a campfire.
    Others have complained about driving in through cars and buildings but we thought it made it feel a bit more 'real'. And yes, there's only 1 loo but you know that when you book so it shouldn't be a surprise (and to be fair, it was always clean). Lack of a shower didn't bother us either. There's plenty of water on tap so there's no excuse to not keep yourself clean! It's a really laid back campsite and we had a friendly welcome. In fact everyone we saw was smiley and friendly including our camping neighbours. We liked that we were within easy reach of many beautiful beaches, footpaths and cycling routes.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. We did miss the little sign on the way in but that was our fault for looking at the sat nav instead of looking for the site!

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We liked everything about the site, large site with lots …09/05/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    We liked everything about the site, large site with lots of pitches, the stream running round the site, the children played for hours jumping from rock to rock, toilet was clean and stocked with toilet roll and cleaning products, friendly and helpful owners with great knowledge of the area and dog friendly. Great value for money.

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Had a great time and amazing stay - will come back09/06/2021

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    We stayed for 4 nights and it was amazing. We were lucky with the weather as well. We would 100% come again.

    Here are a few things we loved -

    Stream of water - amazing for kids

    Nice clean campsight with grass well cut

    Ample space to play for kids

    Picnic table which we found very useful

    The pony and chickens

    Free to do campfire and built in pits on the ground. Kindling and firewood available at a nominal price

    Friendly and very helpful Owner. Cannot thank him enough

    Lots of good places not very far from here. Grocery store less then 5 miles away

    No fixed pitch size so ample space for tent

    Night sky on a clear night is just amazing

    Disliked: 

    No big ones worth mentioning but here are a few things to set your expectations and some workarounds.

    wish they had a shower. You can go to the nearby leisure Center for shower. We also used the stream and had a great time playing there ( we decided not to use soap with the stream).

    The toilet is nice and clean but very basic. Cleaned many times throughout the day. Also only 1 toilet - which for us was not an issue as the site did not have many campers

    Midges do come out in the evening if you pitch near the stream, so take some spray/ ointment. We were fine as we came prepared

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Brilliant place to stay. Very friendly and helpful will definitely …08/31/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Brilliant place to stay. Very friendly and helpful will definitely be back

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Lovely site in a great location to explore. Would stay again!08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKimberley R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Location, space on site, free roaming animals

    Disliked: 

    Only one toilet

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Great place....super layed back......08/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdrian c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great place....super layed back......

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Very relaxed site08/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Drinking water only by the entrance

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Basic site with a loo which is perfect for us. Will be back next year08/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPatrick D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The location, the set up, the owner, the horse and the stream. This is by far the best site we have been to. We like that there is no facilities other than a loo and a water tap (you can bathe in the stream to clean). The owner also sells a fire set with logs, kindling and a fire lighter which is great. If you want proper camping then this is the place to go

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, everything was great

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We arrived and we’re greeted by the very friendly host, …08/23/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    We arrived and we’re greeted by the very friendly host, there was plenty of space to pitch up without being too close to other tents. There were fire pits and the gentleman sold fire bundles which included everything you needed for a lovely fire. Pippa the horse who lives in the field is very gentle and sweet. The stream running along the side of the field would have been lovely to wade ij had it been warmer out! The toilet was very clean and well kept. It was a lovely place and we will definitely be back!

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    A shower would be good if you’re planning on staying more than a night or two and a bigger sign to see the turning from the road would be helpful

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good site for the price, would be better if there were shower facility08/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerry H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    location, friendliness, cleanliness

    Disliked: 

    lack of shower block

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Shared spaces: daily deep 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

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

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

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Location

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  • Bryncir, Gwynedd, Wales, LL51 9LX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9772°N 4.2623°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
High Street — 6.7 kilometres
High Street — 6.7 kilometres
Povey's Garage — 8.4 kilometres
Train stations
Criccieth Rail Station — 6.8 kilometres
Penychain Rail Station — 9.7 kilometres
Porthmadog Rail Station — 10.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 32.0 kilometres
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 32.5 kilometres
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 35.9 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 35.8 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

If guests in your group are clamouring for castles, send them off to Criccieth (10 minutes' drive), a Cadw-run 13th-century fortress with impressive views over Cardigan Bay. You might also want to call in at Caernarfon Castle (20 minutes) on the southern edge of the Menai Strait, whose mighty walls endured both Owain Glyndwr's sieges and the fiercest fighting of the Civil War.

Once you've seen some of the coast, take to the mountains and Snowdonia, where excellent walks are up for grabs at scenic spots like Llanberis (20 minutes) or Beddgelert (20 minutes). Fancy trading in your walking boots for old-fashioned steam train trips? The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway (15 minutes) can sort visitors with whistle-stop tours of the spectacular local landscape.

For something a bit more active, Zip World Slate Caverns (35 minutes) should fit the bill with its zipwires, trampolines and underground play park. Older kids in your crew might be more taken by the action-packed activities laid on at Adventure Parc Snowdonia (an hour), including top-rated watersports like freshwater surfing.

Must see

  • Criccieth Castle (7.0 kilometres)
  • Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) (10.1 kilometres)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (10.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (25.2 kilometres)
  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (29.3 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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Penllystyn Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Penllystyn Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Penllystyn Farm? If guests in your group are clamouring for castles, send them off to Criccieth (10 minutes' drive), a Cadw-run 13th-century fortress with impressive views over Cardigan Bay. You might also want to … Read more

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At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

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