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"A wonderfully secluded campsite hidden in the Welsh hills."
Rhandirmwyn (pronounced ran-dee-mo-n) means 'Valley of the Minerals' and our lovely campsite is in an old lead-mining area in the Towy Valley in mid Wales. This is a glorious place for wildlife and it is near the Brecon Beacons National Park. Its tranquillity is enhanced by being out of range for many mobile phones. Self-catering accommodation is available at this campsite.
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This Site set in the Towy Valley is a jewel in
the Club Sites network. A peaceful spot in beautiful countryside.
A haven for walkers and bird enthusiasts, which we have been
enjoying for over 20 years. - Richard Fell
OS Map Reference: 146 - SN779435Latitude: 52.0764Longitude: -3.783
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Rhandirmwyn Camping and Caravanning Club SiteLlandoveryCarmarthenshireSA20 0NT
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Chris Preston, Alan Preston
Just had a great weekend at site, nice walks for dogs. Lovely people running the site, very helpful. Toilet blocks immaculate. Had a hard standing, ruined awning pegs as we couldn't put it on the grass. Will ask for a grass pitch next time. Will definitely be returning - hopefully soon.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Doglet & I were greeted on arrival by the very friendly team of Chris & Alan, who were great throughout our stay. This was my first CCC experience & I couldn't have asked for a nicer introduction to club sites. Chris & Alan are down to earth & exceptionally helpful, with a great sense of humour. The site itself is spacious, immaculate & well ordered. Surrounded by hills & trees. The reception area is decently stocked with chocolate, maps, etc. I donâ€™t think I have ever seen a cleaner set of public toilet blocks in my life. The same goes for the launderette & the dishwashing area. Cool, fresh drinking water is available all over the site, & there is a small children's play area. The approaches to the site are a bit tight if you're towing & if you're towing or a big unit, do NOT opt for the top route, the turning is sharp & the hill is very steep down to the site. The wooden lodges looked superb value, & the dog field, though small, is enough for the you-know-whats. The site st&s alongside the River Towy, which is the predominant noise you hear at night, & there is as very nice walk alongside the river which Doglet enjoyed, but the walks nearby are even better. Cwm Rhaeadr is quiet & offers some gorgeous routes. The nearby Llyn Brianne reservoir was spectacular, surrounded by the Towy Forest, which gave us some good walking on day one. The village of Rhandirmwyn itself is tiny, the shop selling just enough for what you need, & an attached tea room to! The Royal Oak pub serves excellent locally produced food, with a range of decent beers for the thirsty & it is a very welcoming kind of place. Which is just as well considering the climb to get there! A special mention also to the good folks at the Towy Bridge Inn, a little bit further out but great food, & dog treats for canine visitors. Over the course of 3 days, we had a lovely stay & wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all. We will be returning.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We've just returned from 3 nights at this site. We want to express our thanks to Alan and Chris for their warm, friendly welcome, plus their hard work at maintaining a spotlessly clean site.
Chris and Jill.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Amazing site this one, very clean and tidy with fantastic veiws, diamond staff too!
The river runs alongside the site with nice stone and shingle beaches, situated on the valley floor and surrounded by amazing hills, if you want what is probably one of the most scenic and breath taking drives you will ever have, exit the camp turn right and drive to the top of the hill, turn left and head for the Dam, just before the entry road to the dam itself turn right, (The Tregaron back road) .
Little more then a single vehical road in some places it winds around the huge dam lake for many miles and takes you to Tregaron, I promise you this drive along with the wonderfull campsite alone will make your holiday.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Thank you Chris and Alan for making our stay so brilliant over the last few weeks. Your helpfulness was much appreciated. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the site. Even when the weather was against us, it was compensated by reading my way through the book loan section. We look forward to returning next year.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Staff very friendly and helpful enjoyed our stay very much,will be back next year thank you for a very pleasent stay.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
Our favourite site & one we return to several times each year. Wonderful walks & cycling from site with two super pubs within walking distance. Immaculate facilities maintained by a team who show such care as they go about their work. Llandovery has an excellent butcher & baker plus Co-Op for additional supplies. We describe our visits to this site as being as comfy as our favourite pair of slippers - we just don't want to go anywhere else. Even though we know the area very well now, we still find new places to exlpore which this time included a 20 mile cycle ride to the Visitor Centre in Myddfai - wonderful home baking & crafts.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the site managers for making our holiday very pleasant considering the weather conditions. And for assisting when I had vehicle problems which thankfully have now been rectified. I would recommend this site to anyone . The facilities are great.the scenery is wonderful and the local public houses provide lovely food.
we booked the site for 5 days at the end of July but enjoyed it so much we stayed for 9. big thanks to alan, terry and the team for making us welcome and their help with changing our bookings. Although this is quite a remote site there's lots to do. We enjoyed days out at the roman goldmine, dinefwr house and brecon. also had two lovely meals at the cottage inn close to dinefwr which I'd highly recommend.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
A truly beautiful site. The photographs do not do it justice.
It is remote, although Llandovery is only about 7 miles away, and there is a village shop, tea rooms and pub just under half a km away & easily walkable. I had great difficulty finding the site but once I had the sense to stop and phone for directions (!) was here in less than 10 minutes. Very helpful wardens who work constantly to keep this site looking its best. Immaculately cut grass & some pretty but natural looking planting, really in keeping with the rural location.. A great dog walk with small enclosed field they could run in and access the river to swim. Beautiful walking area, the views are stunning. River access at several points and a children's playing field. The pitches are spacious with lots of grass.
Thank you for a great few days--wish I could stay longer and I look forward to returning.
We stayed at this site in early August, our third camping trip of this year, but our first to Wales. The location is beyond secluded - a long 7 miles from the nearest town with facilities - however, this is just part of the charm of this place!! The management are regimented as has been said by another reviewer - but as the site is spotless, this again can only be seen as an advantage, in fact, the site wardens are incredibly friendly and obviously proud of their campsite. Another major bonus was that the showers are not push-button, so you can enjoy a peaceful hot shower for as long as you like. I was eaten alive by midges, but it is next to a river - none of the rest of my family were affected, but be aware if you are tasty to the beasties too!! We had an electric hook up pitch which was very spacious. Overall, this was a fantastic site, isolated but beautiful - we would definitely consider a return visit in the future.
This was our second visit in a matter of a month. The site is level with the toilet block situated in the centre of the site, so easy for all to access. The managers are very welcoming and friendly. We love the fact that there is no phone signal. The area is gorgeous and plenty of places to walk. The mountain bike track down the road is very good. Would highly recommend this site if you want peace and quiet as the only noise is the birds.
SUITABLE FOR: Active break,Peaceful break
Campsite by a river. Pleasant views of riverside and mountain. Tent pitches are defined by markers, well wardened site. Note that the tent electric hook up and caravans/camper vans have more favourable pitches. The nicer tent (non electric) pitches are to the far end of the site, the remainder are next to the river, and as they do not get the evening sun it gets cold quite quickly, also people walk past on the riverside walk to the dog area. Site good for dogs. New looking facilities block. Only three showers, which wasn't an issue when we were there but could be if its busy. Lots of sinks though. No shop, but one nearby 10 minute walk up hill in the village. Very nice pub 'The Royal Oak' also up the hill and we ate here twice, excellent food and ales, and friendly. A map of the area would be useful, the information sheet says another pub is 'right along the river footpath' but it wasn't that straightforward! The nature reserve Dinas RSPB is beautiful with lots of walks, and a lovely longer circular walk (slightly strenuous in places). Llyn Brianne reservoir and surrounding forest breath taking views and good walking. The botantical gardens of Wales are also nearby. Note no mobile phone reception on campsite.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The site wardens were extremely efficient in their duties and enforcing the sites rules and regulations. Everything was timed with military precision, We usually stay at smaller sites and we not use to this, however as a new member we thought we would give this one ago. not for us. make sure you read ALL the signs.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
what a superb site, the site was immaculate, the staff could not do enough for you, the area is outstanding can't wait to go back, and to top it all the weather was good to
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
The site is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is truly a gem of a campsite, with friendly helpful wardens we had a great time despite the poor weather, thank you guys. Do not follow the sat nav instead follow the website directions and all will be well.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
We loved this site, it was quiet,secluded and very well kept. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The surrounding area was beautiful with very little traffic. Would not recommend for those not good with walking hills.
Great for photography,walking and cycling.
We will certainly be going back in the not to distant future.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We have just literally returned from this site today!I had to say what a wonderful place it is.We had awful weather all week but that didn't stop us exploring the area.It is very dog friendly with a good dog walking area and plenty of places to go put of the site too.A public footpath runs right beside the site along the river.All the pitches were level and near electric hook up points (if needed. The toilets etc were kept immaculate and showers were hot. We had a meal in the Towy Inn which was lovely.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Lovely site. Very warm welcome from the wardens and it was very easy to get set up. Peaceful location by the river, with good walks in either direction.
We were only staying 1 night (en route to St Davids), but would go back again for the peace and quiet. Some narrow spots on the lane down to the sight.
Toilet block was fine (no heating) and all very clean. Recommended.
DATE STAYED: April 2012
As a local busines man living only 40 miles away this site is a jewel .always clean and helpfull staff.the perfect retreat.
DATE STAYED: November 2011
There is one major problem with this site: it isn't open all year! Apart from that it is in my top 5 (Inverewe is number 1 - so don't be too put out). No cellphone coverage for me is a plus. Being just outside the Beacons National Park means that it isn't swarming with tourists like me. Some of the walks are stunning - particlarly the bird sanctuary just a couple of miles up the road; it would be great to be there in Winter. It is a spacious site with lots of room for everybody. Managers Kate and Eddie (now at Windermere) are the tops and I bet they are missing it.
DATE STAYED: October 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A warm welcome, facilities very clean, and a very tidy site indeed. I chose this Club site as it was reasonably close to the world famous Red Kite feeding station at Rhayader. There are nice walks along the river, and if you are lucky you may see Dipper and Kingfisher. The bacon from the local shop is to "die for". All in all a very nice site to which I hope to return.
We have just had a wonderful time at this site both the manager and staff where most helpful and with the usual welcome, this is a very good site it is peaceful and set in beautiful surroundings, the site was well looked after and tidy, the amenities are clean, the only complaint is the excessive use of the lawnmower to travel round the site, it seemed to be in use every day.
With that said all in all this is a well kept site with very friendly and helpful staff.
The following comment is not just about this site but in general about all the sites I have visited
It would seem that the rule about dogs must be on leads at all times is being ignored by members, this is very inconvenient for non dog lovers and for the owners of dogs, often the dog will come up to you off the lead sometimes this is ok but can lead to the dogs fighting also the dog will often mark its territory.
Form one dog owner to all dog owners please keep your dog on the lead so that all can have a good time.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
This was stop 1 out of our 7 site stop road trip and our 2nd visit here.
Not a lot to say apart from WOW we love this site.
They were expecting us in our tent as per 1st visit but had room for us and our Motor home.
So we have stayed here this year and both times we didn't want to leave.
Thank you again and can't wait to go back.
We decided to go to Rhandirmywn for 2 nights as our first trip out in the newly acquired motorhome. We loved it so much we went back again a week later. There is nothing bad to say about the site, it is great. We will definitely be going back again. Next time we will be taking our bikes and cycling around Llyn Brianne, a nearby reservoir. When the water gets low in the summer, you can see the houses and small holdings that were submerged when the Llyn Brianne dam was built and the area flooded. A beautiful area and well worth a visit. The locals are very friendly. Remember to support the local shops and pubs though.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
By far the most secluded and peaceful place I've camped in the UK.
The campsite managers were unbelievably welcoming, helpful and friendly - particularly as we had forgotten to pack most of the essentials (tent pegs!!).
The cleanliness of the site was outstanding - I've never seen such a well kept site at this. I would definitely return - a fabulous gem.
A gem of a site, as said by many before. So peaceful. Children had great fun meeting new friends of many nationalities, loved playing in the shallows of the river next to the site. Always clean, and plenty of space, benches by the river for peace and to read. Do find the Rhaeder falls near to site (not sure on the spelling), very pretty. Bear in mind that the nearest 'town' is about 15 minute drive away, but there is a visiting shop to the site at regular intervals. Plenty of birds to be seen on site. The only downside we found about the site was the midges, but they did not bother every one on site.....
This was our first stay at the site. Found it easily and the warnings about sat nav meant we had no trouble. The warm welcome we received was a theme of our stay with each of the Wardens pleasant, polite, helpful and so hard working. Always seemed to be 'on the go'. Brilliant situation by the river, for walks and wild life, we were amused to see a friendly buzzard who posed for pics on a telegraph pole at the site entrance and red kites by the dozen. Yes you can have activity or just sit back and relax in peace and views of the valley. Brilliant site and Wardens.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
Fabulous site, pitched by the river. Incredibly clean. So peaceful and secluded. Surrounding area beyond words! Local pub, up 'Heart Attack Hill' served delicious food and a very good pint at the end of the day! Will definitely return for repeat respite care.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
We thought that this site was our special secret! We've been coming here on & off for nearly 30 years - with & without kids, and regardless of the weather. Over the years our greyhounds have all loved it here (and still do). Great that there is no mobile phone signal - keeps family, friends and business clients at arms length, allowing you to truly relax. Bring your walking shoes and several good books and really chill out. Or, just sit on the river bank and watch the water flow by....
Last minute, drove for 31/2 hours to get here but well worth it. Met some great people and the site staff were great,(even when the car wouldn't start). Site very clean & tidy. As mentioned the local Pub is great well worth the walk up the hill.
The Children (9&3) loved it. Good for walking and cycling. Already booked to go back with the motorhome.
I agree better signs to the site (RAC took an hour to find once in the area).
But great that there is no mobile signal as well really great to get away from it all!
DATE STAYED: May 2011
Superb site staff very freindly situated next to the river 30 miles to the coast i.e. Newquay 40 miles to Elan Valley which must be visited. Nearest pub is very freidly great selection of beers & food the 10 min up hill hike from the campsite is wotrh it. Only critisims we have are the lack of signs to guide you to the site as sat nav is useless as described in the club book, and the chemical toilet needs addressing no hose pipe no towels to dry things off with and no bin as per other camp sites of this quality.
Beautiful site, situated in ideal walking country with fantastic scenery and numerous nature reserves and Forestry Commission sites within easy reach. Ideal for families or individuals interested in walking, cycling or just relaxing. Excellent, friendly and helpful staff. Facilities block and grounds kept immaculate. Superb dog exercise area and walk adjacent to the site alongside the river. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely consider returning.
A lovely warm friendly greeting from the site managers was great after a 250 mile drive. Nothing was too much trouble and after a run through of the facilities and set up of the camp site, we settled into the enjoy the idillic surroundings. This really is a gem of a site. Stunning views and scenery, miles of public footpaths, a local shop selling local produce and a wonderful pub just up the road selling local ales and great food. Everyone has mentioned how friendly the local people are and it's so true. Very dog friendly with a dog walking area on the edge of the site, which then leads onto a footpath that follows the river.Facilites were spotless and the whole site in wonderful order. We had a wonderful time, so much to explore, we are going back, in fact we have already booked a return visit. 5 star
DATE STAYED: April 2011
The site is in a beautiful area with lots of nature walks around. The site itself was very well kept, and the washrooms were extremely clean. The owners were friendly and helpful, even lending us jump leads when our car wouldn't start!
We will definitely be returning to this site, and I'd like to thank the site owners for making our first camping trip a positive one.
What a little gem! Wardens were very friendly and helpful, in fact everyone we spoke to were relaxed and friendly. The site is well maintained and in a lovely setting with some super walks staight off the site.
Facilities were spotless and remained so throughout our time there. The lack of a mobile phone signal is a bonus for a peaceful stay.Our Greyhounds loved it. We will be back. Don't tell anyone else,lets keep it our secret.
Excellent site in beautiful surroundings,very well maintained and very peaceful.Good walking straight from the site with plenty of places to explore.Local people are very friendly and always willing to have a chat.I keep coming back 3 or 4 times a year and meet the same people each time which is a good recommendation.
DATE STAYED: May 2010
A jewel of a site that we re-visit year on year
DATE STAYED: April 2010
Arrived on Whitsun bank holiday weekend, pobably one of the busiest periods. Despite this the site and facilities were always kept clean and the site rules of quietness between 11pm-7am was observed.
Cannot really find any fault with the site. We have active children who joined in with other children and adults in cricket and football matches.
DATE STAYED: May 2009
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
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Nearest train station: Llandovery – 7 miles
Nearest bus: 7 miles from site entrance
Rhandirmwyn has dedicated accessible facilities suitable for wheelchair users, including level access shower and equipment.