Grass Pitch In The Orchard (3)
- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
The Owner Says
- Our spacious orchard campsite is for tents exclusively. It’s kept car free for the peace, the dark skies, and the free reign of kids. We have a communal cookhouse, so collect firewood from the surrounding woods, cook up a meal and meet others.
- Please bear in mind that on-site power and ‘tech’ is quite minimal – Two charging points are available in the wash up area, however there is no WiFi and phone signal is variable.
- The campsite enjoys full morning sun and very dark nights (great for star-gazing), so bring torches as lighting on-site is kept to a minimum.
About Llwyn Lodgings
Tents, families, couples, groups – yes. Dogs, caravans, campervans – no. Cars are not permitted in the camping field. Whole site hire available for a maximum of 50 guests.
There are several nearby trails for mountain bikers, including the Dyfi Forest and Coed Y Brenin. Walkers are in their element too, Cadair Idris, the highest mountain in southern Snowdonia, is a 15 minute drive north – ask your host for the most suitable walking routes – and the Glyndwr’s Way, a 135-mile national trail passes 400 yards from the site. The mountain road leading from Llwyn Lodgings to Llanidloes boasts awesome views and the town itself is a charming spot with some lovely historic features such as the old market hall dating from the early 17th century. Aberdyfi beach is just 9 miles away. Swimming, kitesurfing, and sailing are all on offer here, while fishing trips can be arranged through Mikatcha (01654 710869). Another fine way to see the coast is via the Cambrian Line Railway, which you can pick up from Machynlleth to Pwllheli, taking in Snowdonia National Park, Mawddach Estuary, Portmeirion (01766 770000) and Harlech Castle en route. For a rainy day activity, the award-winning Magic Lantern Cinema (01654 710260) in Tywyn is perfect. This historic picture house boasts a state-of-the-art screen with surround sound, quirky vintage décor, and a cracking bar which hosts regular events like a monthly open mic night.
Food & Drink
Be sure to grab a glass of fresh apple juice pressed straight from the orchard (juicing takes place from September–October). Llwyn also hosts the Rhyg a Rhosod artisan sourdough bakery. Their lovely loaves are available to buy onsite on Friday afternoons from 3–6pm, or every Wednesday outside Ty Medi café at Machynlleth market where you can also buy all manner of local artisan produce and delicious street food. Pick of the pubs is Tafarn Dwynant (01654 761660), a quirky, low-ceilinged alehouse-cum-art gallery with a piano, pool table, jukebox and some very fine burgers, or else try the The Dovey Valley Hotel (01650 511335) – a cracking spot on a sunny evening and food served in the summer months. Hit the coast at Aberdyfi (9 miles away) where you can enjoy freshly caught crab and lobster right on the quay from Dai’s Shed (07944 264821), then finish off with something sweet from the pink-fronted Aberdyfi Ice Cream Co. (01654 767222)– known locally as ‘The Sweet Shop’. And if you haven’t had your fill of seafood, seek out Salt Marsh Kitchen (01654 711949), 14 miles north along the coast at Tywyn, for steamed Welsh mussels or pan-fried scallops and Parma ham.
Llwyn Lodgings is located at Llwyn Lodgings, Penegoes, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8NH
From Machynlleth clock tower, take the A489. After 1¼ miles, look out for a black timber-clad building on your left then take the gateway shortly afterwards marked by a 5ft stone on the same side of the road with ‘Llwyn’ written on it.
Machynlleth train station is 1½ miles away and buses to Newtown pass the site every 2 hours during the day.