Cefn Cae Campsite

UK Wales North Wales Conwy

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
A welcoming farm campsite in the mountain valleys of Snowdonia National Park
Pale wooden picnic benches sit in the evening sun, nestled across from a dotting of trees that cast long, narrow shadows across the grass. Nearby children play in a babbling stream as its glistening waters trickle past the final benches and away towards the River Roe. If this bucolic storybook scene sounds all too idyllic then you’re certainly in luck (we haven’t even mentioned the campsite yet).

The charming summer’s beer garden of The Ty Gwyn pub does much to encapsulate the blissfully rural village of Rowen, in North Wales, and 400 yards down the road its quaint Snowdonia charm is echoed in a new campsite at Cefn Cae Farm. Enclosed by traditional dry-stone walls and surrounded by Wales' most famous hills, this small campsite is an unpretentious bolt hole in a fabulous setting.

Composed of one spacious camping meadow, just 15 pitches boast level, grassy surfaces and nearby modern ablutions that are clean and well kept. A barn in one of the farms out buildings has been converted into a simple kitchen area with a fridge, freezer and microwave for communal use. It is here you will also find leaflets and information about the local area as well as a notice encouraging you back to the pub on Friday nights, for traditional Welsh singing.

Those looking for less hassle and a few more comforts can opt for one of Cefn Cae Campsite’s two pre-pitched bell tents, which come with inflatable mattresses, tables and chairs. The tents can sleep up to six people, making them an easy option for families, and the farming feel of the site makes it a popular choice with kids. In spring the chickens and sheep are accompanied by bouncing young lambs and while their presence is always fascinating, walls and fences keep little ones protected from the working areas of the farm.

Older members of the camping fraternity who still need to placate their boundless energy can take to one of the numerous footpaths that skirt the campsite and head into the mountains. Hike up Drum, via the summit of Pen y Castell or take in the views from the summit of Foel Lwyd. Those back on ground level will still find sights close at hand. Bodnant Garden boasts 80 acres of National Trust managed beauty, a mix of formal and informal gardens, while attractions like Conwy Castle and seaside Llandudno offer further activities. Half a mile away, Conwy Valley Water Gardens is perhaps the closest attraction at hand. And then, of course, did we mention that there’s also a nice pub around the corner?

Details

Facilities

2 shower rooms and 4 toilets, brand new and always clean. Kitchen (fridge, freezer and microwave) and laundry facilities for general use and a chemical toilet disposal. The campsite is, unusually for the area, within a mobile phone 3G area, though there is also guest Wi-Fi for use. BBQ's are permitted.

Suitable For

Everyone. Glampers, campers, families, couples, dogs (on a lead), caravans, motorhomes, tents and campervans...

Nearby

Half a mile away Conwy Valley Water Gardens (01492 650063) is an excellent spot for anglers, while heading a few miles further south will rewards those more horticulturally-minded with the National Trust's Bodnant Garden (01492 650460). In the opposite direction lies Conwy, with its famous suspension bridge (01492 573282) and sturdily fortified castle (01492 592358). The town has three unique buildings open to the public; both the oldest house in Conwy (01492 592246) and the smallest house in Great Britain (07925 049786), along with Plas Mawr (01492 580167), a fantastically preserved Elizabethan townhouse. Elsewhere, seaside resort Llandudno (01492 577577) and the lively town of Bangor offer something different from the inland countryside. Here it's the folding mountains of Snowdonia (01766 770274) that dominate, with a smorgasbord of excellent walks, mountain biking trails and outdoor activities on offer. Some of which pass directly by Cefn Cae Campsite.

Food & Drink

There is a small post office and shop in the village, 400 yards away, along with The Tŷ Gwyn Coaching Inn (01492 650232), serving simple but hearty meals. An idyllic beer garden has trees and a small stream running through, perfect for a summers drink or a game of hide and seek with the kids. The Tŷ Gwyn is also dog friendly. There is a large supermarket in Llandudno Junction which is about a 15 minutes drive.

Opening Times

March – October.

The Owner Says

Cefn Cae certified Camping site opened in 2014 it is situated in an ideal location for people wishing to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and attractions of the North Wales coast. Since opening in 2014 we have won Best New Cs site, 2014 and Best Friendly welcome 2015 and 2016.

Set on a 300 acre Welsh speaking family farm in the pictures village of Rowen within the boundries of the Snowdonia National Park.

Pitches

Tent and caravan pitches with 2 additional bell tents for glamping. There are also 2 holiday let barn conversions that will be opening for summer 2016 – one is a one bedroomed and the other a 2 bedroomed. Both have open fires and high quality interior, kitchen and bathrooms.

Location

Contact Cefn Cae Campsite, Cefn Cae Camping, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8YT

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Getting There

From the A55, take either junction 17 (from west) or 18 (from east) into Conwy. At the mini-roundabout besides the castle, take the B5106 Llanrwst Road and continue along this for approximately 3 miles. Turn right immediately past the Groes Hotel and continue for a further mile to Rowen. At the Post Office turn right into the village. After a short distance you will see the Ty Gwyn Hotel on the right. Turn right down the short lane besides the telephone box and continue at the end of the lane follow farm track to arrive at Cefn Cae Camping Site.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews

★★★★★

Perfect little campsite

My favourite place to camp as the owner is so nice you feel like you’ve just gained Welsh family! There are pitches around the outside of a lovely big field which leaves a lovely sociable space in the middle for games. The bathroom facilities are great - proper bathrooms! There are clothes washing facilities, an honesty shop, board games to borrow, a fridge and freezer and some tourist information leaflets. The village the site is in is welcoming to the campers. We have in the past been on the guided walks from the pub with the locals and have spent many a Friday night crammed into the pub for Welsh singing - a real treat. Once you’ve been here though you’ll find you struggle to find campsites in other areas that match up to your new expectations.
Oct 14, 2019 by Helen
★★★★★

Perfect

An absolute gem of a campsite. A credit to Gwennan and family. Stayed 2 nights in our VW camper and have already booked a return.
Apr 16, 2018 by VW
★★★★★

Very Nice campsite

Stayed here for 6 nights, with our tent. Always looking for nice little campsites, this ins one of them. Nice and quiet site, direct acces to great walks. The little village of Rowen is very nice too, especially the pub, wich is just a few steps a away. Facilities are just good and clean. Nice owner also, 10 out of 10 ! Grtz from Holland.
Feb 4, 2018 by Debuysio
★★★★★

Fab little site!

We stayed here for 7 nights and absolutely loved it! All very clean and well maintained. The owner Gwennan and her family can't do enough to help and are always on hand if needed. Close to some great local walks and a pub. Communal washing up and laundry facilities and good hot showers which are spotlessly cleaned everyday. We can't wait to go back!!
Sep 7, 2016 by Sutticampers

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