Cefn Cae Campsite

UK Wales North Wales Conwy

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?

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.

Reader Reviews

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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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