Bach Wen Farm

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Dinas Dinlle

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A tranquil pod glamping site with stunning views in all directions, taking in Gyrn Ddu, Anglesey and Snowdonia

You'd be hard pressed to find a place with better views than Bach Wen Farm. In the foothills of Snowdonia National Park, where the slopes peter into tranquil countryside, then merge into beachy coast, it's probably one of the best located self-catering properties in North Wales. But with such a breathtaking setting, staying in a bricks-and-mortar farm building seems a little stuffy, does it not? Your by the seaside after all. Why not breath in the salty fresh air and take in the stonking views of the sea and Anglesey across the water?

Tucked in a secluded woodland glade beyond the garden and a short walk from the farm buildings you'll find the perfect solution. A handful of tent pitches offer a quiet spot to relax down near the seafront, while two glamping pods provide that little extra comfort. The pods boast electricity and a mini-fridge along with a toasty log-burning stove that serves to keep the place warm during the colder winter months. The rusticity of the stove is echoed in the wooden cabinets and old lamps, while a fold out futon acts as a cosy bed that gives extra space during the day. A private shower room and toilet help make the place your own, as does a private area on the doorstep overlooking the sea, a dreamy spot to while away the twilight hours.

A recently-renovated barn by the main buildings acts as a sociable space to shelter, where you can hang out with friends and download the days activities. A few yards to the sea lands you on a beautiful stoney beach. Here shingle and rocks are washed amongst the waves before the tide recedes, revealing some softer sandy patches. It's a safe place for swimming and fishing, along with hopping amongst the rocks, sea-life spotting in the pools.

Campers shouldn’t let the escapism of coastal living prevent them from heading elsewhere though, since the surroundings of Bach Wen Farm are as pleasant as the site itself. Within walking distance the ancient burial chambers and historic church in Clynnog Fawr are centrepieces to a charming village, only lacking in a pub (though the local is set to re-open soon). A drive west along the Llyn Peninsula rewards you with further sandy beaches and a handful of quaint rural settlements. Hikers will, undoubtedly, head straight for the hills of Snowdonia National Park but it is also worth taking the time to explore parts of the longest coastal walk in the UK which starts just next to the campsite in Clynnog Fawr.

Whether you traipse through the mountains or relax on the beach, Bach Wen Farm acts as the perfect base for exploring the north west coast of Wales. Be sure to get back by bedtime, though, as the campsite itself is one of the best places around to watch the sun kiss the sea and disappear over the Irish Sea.

Details

Facilities

Bach Wen Farm is just north of the Llyn Peninsula, occupying a coastline spot with stunning views across Caernarfon Bay with the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains. The site also consists of holiday cottages and a renovated barn with well stocked bar and is a total of nine acres with access to a beach, where you can swim, fish, and play. Camping pods, Dandelion or Burdock, come fully equipped with wood burning stoves, a mini fridge, electricity, a futon, and a private outside area overlooking the sea. Each pod has it's own private shower room, yours for the duration of your stay. The recently renovated barn is accessible to all campers and has sofas and tables, books, piano, games and a TV for all to use.

Suitable For

Pod glamping, tent camping and dogs – yes. Campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

The views and scenery are truly breathtaking with sunsets to die for. A short walk into the village of Clynnog Fawr will take you to the church of St Beuno, while Caernarfon Castle and Bryn Bras Castle are both within driving distance. Aberdaron is on the end of the peninsula and the famous Whistling Sands National Trust beach not too far away either, while Trefor is 5 mins drive away and has a quiet sandy beach where offshore, deep-sea fishing trips & boats can be launched for a fee.

A 15 minute drive to the north edge of the peninsula will get you to Nefyn and Porthdinllaen, stunning National Trust land with a world class golf course and the amazing Ty Coch pub to reward yourself after a walk along the amazing golden sandy beach. Energetic campers can enjoy pony-trekking south of Barmouth (around 1hr drive away) or surfing and water sports a lot closer in Abersoch. Walkers will love Snowdonia National Park , best entered by a trek along The Nantlle Ridge or take on Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Portmeirion, the Italianate coastal village, lies about 25 minutes' drive away and cannot be missed. One of the newest attractions to North Wales is Adventure Parc Snowdonia, which has the UK's first artificial surfing wave along with a brand new pump track, indoor adventure climb, high ropes, drop jumps and zip wire, soft play and much more!

Food & Drink

Food can be provided for large groups (with prior arrangement) and the barn has a licensed bar, though opening hours depends on the number of guests. There's a Londis shop, a petrol station and basic commodities in Clynnog Fawr, a five-minute walk away, but no pubs. You'll have to drive to find the nearest, the best of which is the The Ty Coch Inn (01758 720498), overlooking Morfa Nefyn beach, recently billed as one of the best beach bars in the world.

Open

All year.

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The Owner Says

Bach Wen is an amazing place to stay with it's own beach access, beautiful grounds and friendly hosts! We have made very special spaces for camping and the 2 pods are in private areas where you will not be disturbed. The Barn has a bar (open soon we hope) and we will be offering catering as soon as we are allowed. 

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Accommodation

Tent pitches in a beautiful secluded glade along with two glamping pods.

Burdock

Pod Sleeps 2
A simple and beautiful Pod on its own, with space in front to sit and look out at the sea around a campfire. Sleeps 2.

Dandelion

Pod Sleeps 2
A simple and beautiful Pod on its own, with space in front to sit and look out at the sea around a campfire.

Sea View Pitch 1

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
On the top of the hill with panoramic views of the sea and the mountains.

Sea View Pitch 2

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
On the top of the hill with panoramic views of the sea and the mountains.

The Glade riverside pitch

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
Our premium pitch 'The Glade', is set in an extremely sheltered and private part of the site at the side of the stream and within a short walk of the beach.

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Location

Contact Bach Wen Farm, Bach Wen Farm & Cottages, Clynnog Fawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 5NH

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Getting There

From the M56 East, follow the A55 North Wales and leave at sign for Caernarfon. Drive through Caernarfon and follow the A487 towards Porthmadog. After 3 miles you will approach a roundabout. Turn right onto the A499 towards Pwllheli. After a further 7 miles you will come to the village of Clynnog Fawr. Continue past the church on your left and after a further 100 yards you will see a red hanging sign 'Bachwen Holiday Cottages' on the right hand side. Turn right into the splayed entrance and follow the lane down towards the sea. Keep driving until you see the red reception sign.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 11 reviews

★★★★★

Clean, practical and friendly

Great facilities - very clean, owners friendly. Good walking in the area. Would recommend
★★★★★

Tranquil, idyllic location and so relaxing

We camped on a large open field which offered beautiful views and a very relaxed feel. We liked the rustic, quirky feeling that the whole site offered and loved that the beach was so accessible. The people that own the site have clearly put a lot of thought into not commercialising it and offer a unique place to camp. We felt very secure during our stay and I’m sure if we’d had any problems they would have been addressed straight away. Our host for the four days was helen, a lovely lady who was always on hand. Their use of upcycling materials and honesty boxes etc reflected on the general ambience and it was such a pleasurable stay. The only downside was that the screens in the showers didn’t give much access to the shower itself, the sinks were a little to small for general face washing especially with the shelves just above. If this is the only fault we can give then it’s only minor and no!reason for us not to return again.
★★★★★

Stunning, truly stunning

The site is easy to find and the welcome from Ben, the host that day, was very excellent. I was shown around, not just my pitch but also everything on the site, there are a lot of facilities (although the bar is obviously not functioning during lockdown). The showers and wash rooms are really well set out and very clean, I would even go so far as to say 'posh' for a campsite. The shower is really warm and the water temperature constant. I was staying on 'the glade', this was a recon visit to check it out before booking again with my wife. The pitch was very sheltered, very big and had its own fridge (!) on the pitch and power supply, firewood is available and a very good price (£5 a bag), lighter fluid was provided on the pitch. The site is well laid out and there are lights leading you to the bathrooms at night. The distance from my pitch to the bathrooms was 2 minutes and the walk to the beach was under two minutes. All the pitches and pods are laid out so you really do feel the place is your own. Then to the beach....I stayed for two nights and I can honestly say that for most of that I had the beach completely to myself, there was no one in any direction, it was amazing. I took food and stove down to the beach and just watched the wildlife and there is lots of it. A couple of other campers came down with paddle boards, the water was perfect for this and I will organise that for next time. This is an oasis of calm where you can switch off and listen to the sound of the waves, it is truly stunning and words really cannot do it justice. We will be back to this site many times.
★★★★☆

Great stay in amazing location

We stayed in one of the pods which was lovely, loved that it was semi-isolated and had unbeatable views of the beach and the ocean. Toilet and shower facilities very clean and overall much better than your average campsite. Only things that could maybe be improved is the welcome information could be clearer/more detailed, and the pod we stayed in could’ve been a bit cleaner as there were old cobwebs and dust in the corners and there were lots of trinkets on shelves that were covered in a thick layer of dust which set of my allergies quite bad. However I wouldn’t let this put me off staying again and I would definitely recommend staying here!
★★★★★

Incredible, peaceful stay!

This place is amazing! We stayed in one of the 2 pods onsite. The pods can be quite complex to get to but the site offer trolleys and wheelbarrows. This didn't bother us as it added to part of the experience. The views are superb overlooking the sea. It is about 30 mins drive to mount snowdon so not too far away. It is quiet, peaceful and so relaxed. The staff are friendly too. Will definitely look to stay here again next year.
Jun 19, 2021 by Alan Facer Verified Review
★★★★★

Fabulous little piece of heaven

We stayed in the Burdock glamping pod and it did not disappoint! Incredible views of the beach and a quirky little path up to it over a stream and up a hill (be warned though it can be a tricky climb with lots of bags to trek to your pod!). We had everything we needed and everyone we met was very helpful. Make sure to bring cash with you for buying extra wood for your outdoor or indoor fire- something we forgot! We'd gladly return again for another peaceful and private getaway
★★★★★

Magical Site

Having just spent Easter weekend camping here with my friends I can honestly say I can't recommend this place enough. Great attention to detail across the entire site with pods, cottages and camping spots scattered across the grounds with privacy and great views. Lovely, hot showers and toilets. Warm and friendly bar with hosts that are always on hand should you need them. We had a Sunday roast which was fantastic with vegan and vegetarian options. We will definitely be back!!

Apr 6, 2015 by KBDainty
★★★★★

Stunning little pod.

Nestled between the marvellous mountains and wild sea, this little pod was the perfect place to be amongst nature at it's most handsome. The Pods are beautifully decorated and well equipped. Eating breakfast on the veranda, watching the sea rolling in and out was a particular delight. Our stay was incredibly comfortable and our hosts, Johnny and Helen, couldn't have been more welcoming. We can't recommend Bach Wen highly enough. We'll certainly be back for more soon!

Aug 19, 2014 by ED
★★★★★

A sheer joy and delight

Fabulous setting, fabulous amenities, fabulous hosts - really so much to say and yet so little: You cannot fail to be charmed by this little chunk of heaven, a place to breathe deeply of clean sea air, take time out to meditate, hill climb, beachcomb, chill out - can't wait to go back :-)

Jul 31, 2014 by rowsie
★★★★★

Little Gem of a site

Beautiful site nestled at the foot of Snowdonia with its own beach. The facilities are well designed and nicely realised and the bar-dining-communal area is large enough to be accommodating but small enough to be intimate. A short walk up through the pretty little village leads to stunning views of Anglesey and a short drive takes you up the coast to Caernarfon. Recommended.

Jul 24, 2014 by Mark Smitham
★★★★★

Peace and tranquility by the bucket load.

I have stayed at Bach Wen Farm several times now.... as a guest in the cottages, under canvas and more recently in one of the stunning pods.  Each visit has been different and each spectacularly fabulous!  As someone who enjoys home comforts the shower block was a real luxury when camping.  Stylish fixtures and fittings and plenty of hot water and always clean and tidy.  The barn with its bar and food is an added bonus and many evenings have been spent with the hospitable owners Helen and Johnny putting the world to rights over a glass of wine. The setting is the stuff of dreams.... it's own private beach and well equipped play area meant the children were always exploring and happy.  Bach Wen also boasts some of the best sunsets I have ever encountered.  It has become a place very dear to me and my family (including our 2 dogs) and I cannot recommend it enough.  

Jul 22, 2014 by Lisa Ashton

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