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General

  • Rural and back to nature site in southern Snowdonia
  • Spectacular views of the Dovey Estuary and the hills of mid-Wales
  • Near Cader Idris and the golden beaches of Aberdovey and Borth/Ynyslas

Sitting pretty at the southernmost point of Snowdonia National Park, there’s really s’no escaping the back to nature goodness of Gwerniago Campsite, also a working farm.

Whether you want a splendid location, a cracking public house or a good old-fashioned field where you can light your own off-ground campfire (and buy the wood you need on site too), pitching up at Gwerniago will tick plenty of boxes.

Cycling, river walks and an array of outdoorsy activities will entertain around the Dyfi Valley, but the real winners at Gwerniago Campsite are the youngsters (although big kids should enjoy getting stuck in just as much). The Cool Camping Kids book voted the site one of the top five in the country when it comes to things to see and do for kids: from rides on Sophie the pony and chances to help feed the lambs in season, to the wooded play area complete with tree swing, this place is fit for any little explorer.

Strollers and avid hikers alike will be in their element at these rural digs, as will twitchers; the farm is close to the RSPB’s Ynyshir reserve home of the BBC’s Springwatch in past years. Grab your binoculars to spot red kites overhead and keep a beady eye out for the Dyfi osprey nest which you can spy from the site.

As well as the clean and modern facilities on site, which include a shower and toilet block with solar-provided hot water (backed up by electric), new wooden footboards and nifty timed lighting to keep in line with the site’s eco-friendly policies, other touches added by the Welsh-speaking farming family owners to make your stay even more comfortable include free access to a small kitchen with a fridge freezer, washing-up sinks and a phone charger point.

The farm is within walking distance of Pennal village for those who fancy a posh bite at the local hotel's Michelin restaurant.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 133 reviews

 

99% would recommend this park to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely site. Nice people. Good stay10/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer R.Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom mobile home
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite. Caravan was clean and as expected.

    Disliked: 

    Perhaps could have been a slightly better stocked kitchen- couldn't find a coffee maker or sharp knife- obvs not the end of the world at all though!!

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The scenery The facilities Oh and the lovely friendly helpful ...10/14/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalan p.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The scenery
    The facilities
    Oh and the lovely friendly helpful owner

    Disliked: 

    THE RAIN
    But cant blame anyone for that

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Nice place, good facilities10/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim H.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower block, location, cleanliness, Friendly owners, ground drainage

    Disliked: 

    Weather, cant really blame anyone for that though :-)

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Love this site. The owners were great and the site ...09/27/2019

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

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Love this site. The owners were great and the site was clean. The showers were faultless. We had a great stay and I would highly recommend this site.

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great location.helpful and friendly hosts.would highly recommend a stay.09/21/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomavril p.Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom mobile home
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    great location.helpful and friendly hosts.would highly recommend a stay.

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Space, friendliness09/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaxwell P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Space, friendliness

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Definitely worth a visit09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views. Very peaceful. Feels very private due to layout and steep terracing.

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    I came intending to cycle around the area, but the roads are fast (40 mph) and narrow, so I old not have felt safe. This has nothing to o with he campsite, of course, my may help future users to make appropriate decisions.

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Nice spacious pitch, outstanding views, peaceful.09/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Nice spacious pitch, outstanding views, peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike, but at the very busiest times the toilet/shower block is probably not big enough.

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Booked on a last minute get away at the end ...09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Booked on a last minute get away at the end of the school holidays. Very reasonable priced and plenty of space on the unmarked grass pitches. The showers and toilets were always clean. Two small fridges for guests use were really appreciated. I would be happy to recommend and will return at some point.

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Great little camp site.09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Facilities

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Location

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  • Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 9JX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.5844°N 3.9016°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 10.9 miles
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 11.5 miles
Ponterwyd (Ceredigion): Mill Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
Train stations
Dovey Junction Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Machynlleth Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Penhelig Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 10.9 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 11.2 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 53.3 miles

Directions


If travelling from north Wales via Dolgellau, cross the road by Dovey Bridge and take the Aberdovey Road (A493). The campsite is two miles from the bridge, signposted on the left, and then the first farm on the right.

If travelling from Shrewbury/Welshpool, turn right by the clock in Machynlleth, then immediately left over the bridge. The campsite is on the left two miles up the road. If travelling from the south via Aberystwyth, drive straight through Machynlleth, over the bridge, immediately left and as above.

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 site is set on the edge of the historic village of Pennal (just shy of a mile away), where there's a small shop, post office, café, and a pub hailed by the trusty Good Pub Guide friends, stocked with Welsh ales for your sampling and national specialities for foodies.

Four miles to the east is the medieval town of Machynlleth for the local street market on Wednesdays and getting techy at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). Aberystwyth is about a 40-minute drive south for shops, restaurants and nights out.

If you’d rather escape the towns, explore the award-winning beaches and harbours (15 minutes away) for fishing and strolling. The Aberdyfi estuary’s beaches and sand dunes are some of the best kept in the country, and for those who fancy a round (of golf, that is), the area is also home to an award-winning golf course. For kitesurfers and boarders, beaches at Tywyn, Borth and Fairbourne (the furthest of which is 10 miles away) should offer some exciting sporting opportunities, with some even offering tuition.

Mountain bikers will find the Welsh ale beckoning after a day out on the wheels. Steeper terrain makes for challenging routes for the more experienced cyclist, but there are family-friendly routes available too.

If you prefer to take more laidback modes of transport, take a trip to Talyllyn’s steam railway (around eight miles away) or travel from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge on the Vale of Rheidol steam railway line.

And if all that, plus the plentiful helping of fresh air, still doesn’t have the kids beckoning for an early night, the leisure centre at Bro Ddyfi, about a 15-minute drive east, has a swimming pool and flume that should do the trick.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (2.1 miles)
  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (7.9 miles)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (14.2 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Gwerniago Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Gwerniago Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
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.
Kites and other flying objects are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

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

Additional terms

Report to the farmhouse on arrival, before entering the camping field.

Consideration must be given to the privacy and space of neighbouring tents.

Gwerniago is a working farm. Please do not approach the farm dogs as they are working dogs.

Tents and gazebos must be securely pegged down at all times.

We allow campfires and wood can be purchased on site. No wood must be taken from the surrounding woodland.

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