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The Vale Park Hotel and Touring Site

7.4

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General

  • Friendly and spacious park 10 minutes' drive from Barry Island beaches
  • Free shuttle bus to Cardiff city centre at weekends, 10 miles away
  • In the grounds of a hotel, with access to guest bar and dining room

City breaks are fab. Beach hols are fab too. So it surely follows that combining a bit of both with a south Wales stay at The Vale Park Hotel and Touring Site must be doubly fab.

For your urban wanderings, it’s a 10-mile jaunt into Cardiff, where there’s heaps of stuff to keep you occupied for many a day on end: shops, museums, nightlife, the castle, rugby matches and the chance to chat with daleks at the Dr Who Experience should get you off to a good start. One city aspect you’ll not need to experience is the search for a parking space, for there’s a handy free shuttle bus that runs from a bus stop right outside the site, to the city centre on a Saturday and Sunday.

Time to make a break for the beach? It’s a mere 10 minutes’ drive to get to Barry Island for days of sandcastle building, fish and chip scoffing and family-friendly hours at the amusement arcades or Barry Island Pleasure Beach. And if it’s more exotic beaches you had in mind, you’re only 10 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Airport should the mood take you to leap on a flight somewhere more far-flung.

Scoop up supermarket supplies while you’re in Barry and you’re welcome to stoke the coals of a barbecue back at base; if you’re more in the mood to eat out or sip cold beers in smart surrounds you’re equally welcome to join fellow guests at the hotel’s bar and dining room.


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7.4

Overall rating based on 32 reviews

 

63% would recommend this park to a friend.

63% would stay here again.

  46% described as Peaceful ?

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Very poor facilities09/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael Huw W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Good location needs up grading

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Friendly people09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline J.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Friendly people

    Disliked: 

    Road noise - the site is in between two roads

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Wonderful little gem of a site . Really friendly staff09/03/2019

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

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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff . Lovely little gem of a campsite bonus there’s a free bus into Cardiff on the weekends.

    Disliked: 

    Traffic noise at night

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Terrible facilities, polite owner. Not for families.08/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Polite owner and decent grass pitch with hook up.

    Disliked: 

    Awful shower and toilet facilities which j was informed would not be being looked after or updated. Nothing for children to do, very noisy near main road. The shower and toilets were really bad, dirty and delapedated, Bad enough we left the pitch after one night and moved to another which was amazing called 'Happy Jakes' I will be reviewing this later. The hotel on site looks nice and probably is and it is close to the airport again which is good if you need that. But it's not a campsite and shouldn't be used as one.

From the manager...

David, you were informed by me that I would not be putting any entertainment on the site for children, and thats what you were looking for, I most deffinatly did'nt tell you the shower block wouldn't be looked after or cleaned, we have a field for campers, and most of my guests are happy with that, and happy with the facilities that I have, I don't think you would have left if I hadn't refunded you in full, but you obviously pulled at my heart strings when you came into my office all teary eyed and with a quivering bottom lip. I'm so glad your holiday ended up a great success, I can take it then that you won't be booikg with us again next Year? kind regards, Sharon.

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Clean, well maintained. Friendly staff, lady was a eccentric but ...08/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Clean, well maintained. Friendly staff, lady was a eccentric but pleasant enough. The site is next to main road but we got used to the noise quickly and it didn't bother us. Cleaning facilties (shower/toilets etc) slightly outdated but completely fit for purpose

    Disliked: 

    Traffic cones nr entrance being moved all the time, understand reasons but was annoying

From the manager...

Hi Emma, glad you were happy with your stay, BUT, please, I would like to know what you define as eccentric ! kind regards, (The eccentric owner)LOL

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pitch08/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsuzanne s.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    pitch

    Disliked: 

    not toilets

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Location, larges pitch07/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompauric f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Location, larges pitch

    Disliked: 

    No hookup on our side as promised

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If ever stay again will be in hotel.07/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The pitch had fair space for kids to play around. Also breakfast served in hotel for an also fair price. You could occasionally get access to hotel toilet which is alot more better for the children. (Clean and well presented throughout hotel)

    Disliked: 

    Bathroom/Showers and Toilets. Smelt strong. One shower was too cold and other was too hot in both male and females. The pitches are by main road with loud passing traffic with airport quite close

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ease of entry and laid back attitude07/20/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin G.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    ease of entry and laid back attitude

    Disliked: 

    next to busy road so noisy, over priced compared to better sites

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Excellent site. Very clean facilities. Owners very friendly.07/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcheryl h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We liked everything, from the moment we arrived we were well and truly greeted and well looked after.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Features

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Location

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  • Port Road, Rhoose, Barry, Glamorgan, Wales, CF62 3BT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.4025°N 3.3245°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cardiff International Airport: Bus Stop — 0.7 miles
Cardiff Bus Station — 8.1 miles
Cardiff: Cardiff Castle Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Train stations
Rhoose Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Barry Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Barry Island Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 2.2 miles
Penarth Pier — 7.2 miles
Barrage South Waterbus Stop — 7.4 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 0.7 miles
Bristol International Airport — 26.6 miles

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

The beach at Barry Island is a smashing sandy stretch that’s fab for families, with its sheltered shallow waters, numerous cafés and amusements to play with; it also welcomes dogs in certain areas. If you’re looking for something a little different, head half an hour along the coast to Southerndown for surf schools, or to Ogmore-by-Sea to ride horses along the sand.

Cardiff’s a cracking city to visit, too – on top of a generous range of shops, restaurants and the like, the Welsh capital is also home to all manner of leisure facilities including an ice rink, go-kart track and whitewater rafting centre. If you’re after something a bit more cultural there are always shows to take in at the Wales Millennium Centre, and visits to Cardiff Castle and the excellent (and free) indoor/outdoor exhibits at St Fagans National Museum of History.

More? There are three golf courses within a 10-minute drive, a designer outlet village half an hour away and a bunch more castles to saunter around (Fonmon Castle, five minutes away, is always good for a foray).

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (6.2 miles)
  • Millennium Stadium (8.2 miles)
  • Cardiff Castle (8.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Dunster Castle (16.2 miles)
  • Dunster Working Watermill (16.2 miles)

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

Please check in at reception inside the hotel.

The Vale Park Hotel and Touring Site cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

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. The Vale Park Hotel and Touring Site will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
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.

Reception
Reception is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. between 03/01 and 09/01 and between 10/01 and 12/01.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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