Just returned home today to Liverpool having spent the last 5 nights at Pen Y Bont. Just to say a massive thanks to the owners and staff what a wonderful pleasure to meet lovely friendly people who made me feel very welcome.
The site is perfect and is in a great location. Very clean and tidy. I have been camping in Wales for over 20 years both on my own and with mates and can honestly say this is the best site I have stayed on. Will definitely be back if you will have me. Oh even the owners dog is great.
Please feel free to use this message as a testimonial if you wish.
Thanks and best regards.
Hello all, just got back to Scunthorpe after 6 nights on your site, a very clean, pretty, and well maintained place in an outstandingly beautiful area. Friendliness, helpfulness, and knowledge, certainly went a long way to making our stay a really good one. The only issue I had with Pen y Bont was, I had to come home.
John & Helen
A big thank you all for making our first summer pitch booking a great success, despite the lovely Welsh rain it was warm.
A great site, wonderful location, excellent facilities, and friendly helpful staff where nothing is to much trouble.
What more could you ask for?
One of the easiest reviews I have ever made, nothing to moan about. My wife and I wish you all the best for the future.
On behalf of our family group which stayed with you August 1st till 11th I would just like to thank all the staff who created a great atmosphere for us to have a wonderful time. The site facilities and pitches were always clean and well-kept and the location was spot on for the walks and water sports which we had hoped for.
An extra + was that Bala its self was only a 10-minute walk away, very handy for the pubs, restaurants and shops.
We will certainly be recommending your site to any friends visiting the area.
Just returned from our first visit to this site and we have already booked to return!
A well kept site - not too big, with very clean facilities.
A short walk into Bala - took us about 10 minutes with shops and pubs and plenty of places to eat and drink.
We also took a trip on the railway which ran at the side of the lake.
We were very fortunate with the weather and enjoyed sitting around on the site.
Becky - May 2022
Just got back from a 2 night stay in one of the new glamping tents with my little family and I can’t recommend it enough! The owner was lovely and welcoming, the tent was just perfect with everything you need from a kitchen with all the bits you need to a spacious living room and 2 bedrooms! The toilet and shower block was great very clean and all the little touches added like shampoo etc was brilliant. It’s in such a great location, not far from the lake and Snowdon and a lovely café round the corner. Can’t fault this campsite at all. Will definitely be returning.
Paul - May 2022
We stayed for a family birthday for 3 nights, the site was immaculate, facilities were amazing & clean whenever we used them & the staff were amazing, couldn't do enough including setting up birthday balloons despite on very briefly mentioning our reason for staying. Will be coming back in future & would highly recommend.
Jimmy - May 2022
Where to start. If you are looking for a an immaculate site, not overcrowded with great facilities, this is the site to book! The Site There is a small shop at reception with the food basics and camping spares & gas. The site is well laid out with generous pitches based on tent size, some with electric and some without. There are also shepherd huts and some new large tent accommodation. Pitches for caravans and motor homes. All well spaced out. The toilet and shower block is amazing! Always clean, heated floor , plenty of showers & toilets and never seemed busy. There’s hand soap, shower gel and conditioner provided and plenty of hot water. If Carlsberg did toilet blocks! This would be it! Big thanks to Janice on reception, friendly and always about checking everything is ok. Got chatting to some regulars on the site who have pitched caravans, very friendly and helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to do. There are logs for sale and fire pits that can be used off the ground. The site is nice and chilled, by 10.30 just the sound of sheep, birds and snoring campers. If you are looking for late nights up drinking this isn’t the site! This is a site for Chillin’ out and relaxing! The lake is a 10 min walk if that from the site entrance, there’s a sailing club with a café that you can launch from. Or drive through Bala ( 5 min or about 20 max walk) and there’s launching on the left with parking. ( £3.50 to launch and £3 to park). Toilets and rental available as well as a nice grass area with benches on lake shore. In Bala there’s are several pubs, a great butcher, a Bargain Booze , Spa & a CoOp. So plenty of choice. Also Indian , Chinese and a few fish & chip shops. A big thanks to the staff, a great weekend camping and hope to return soon!
Guest - May 2022
We camped there for 3 nights this week. The pitch was on a very gentle slope but was easy to peg out and you can park next to your pitch. The roads on site were recently tarmacked and the caravan pitches had new slate shingle. The toilet/shower block was refurbished last year and is probably the best one I've ever seen, with 3 large showers. The block is kept impeccably clean and the bins outside are emptied regularly. It's more expensive than I'd usually pay but the site location is totally fantastic for walking, the steam railway, the water sports and the town centre. We'd never tried kayaking before but will definitely be doing it again. We were made very welcome by the regulars on site, the people of Bala and the 2 ladies who run the reception, especially Janice who is a fantastic host. Ok, if you have young kids then this is probably not the place for you as there are no ball games allowed and there's no play ground, but it was perfect for my 19 year old son and I. We've made memories that we'll treasure for many years to come!
Elizabeth - August 2021
Just had a fantastic couple of nights at this site. Beautiful kept grounds and clean facilities. The walk to the lake is 5 minutes max and about 10 minutes into town (would recommend paying the butcher a visit). All the staff on site were friendly and welcoming would highly recommend this little gem and hope to visit again soon.
Harold - July 2021
I can’t speak highly enough of this campsite, everything about it was perfect including the weather ☀️! Just a few minutes walk to the lake which we spent a lot of time swimming and paddle boarding in. The washing area was kept very clean and tidy and the two ladies in the shop were so friendly and lovely, taking time out of their day to share local tips of places to visit. One of the highlights apart from the lake was the white water rafting we did which was a 3 min drive away and also the meat delivery the campsite arrange delivery for! The sausages and chicken kebabs were to die for, so much better quality than supermarket bought ones. Everyone we came across on the campsite was friendly and respectful, no rowdy groups and everyone seemed to be quiet after 10.30pm, had some of my best nights sleep ever which is unusual when sleeping in a tent! Would definitely return with our family.
Elizabeth - July 2021
Immaculately kept and friendly site. The toilet and showers were always clean as was the washing up areas. Good sized pitches so you weren't overlooked. Great location with a gate from the site leading on to the coastal path. The owners were happy to advise on places to visit and eat. We will definitely return and would recommend the site.
Guest - June 2021
Great campsite with fantastic views. A cheeky last minute bank holiday getaway turned into a great staycation. Fantastic clean facilities and the site is lovely and quiet after 10.30pm. A 10 minute walk alongside the lake in the evening takes you straight into the heart of the village which has all the shops, pubs & takeaways you will need. The campsite is in a beautiful setting and great for access to all the Snowdonia sites.
Guest - April 2021
Me, my partner and my 2 year old daughter had a wonderful time staying in The Branwen Lodge last weekend. The location was beautiful and we had stunning views of the sunset in the evenings. There was a fully equipped BBQ hut right beside the cabin which was very convenient. The lodge itself was modern, spacious and in immaculate condition. The staff were all very helpful and welcoming from the minute we booked, we highly recommend a stay here! The perfect getaway!
Gillian - May 2022
Beautiful site, excellent wash facilities, very clean, cannot fault the site or the staff!
Lesley - May 2022
We stayed in the New Glamping tents. Ours was called Onen. It was such a luxurious tent - 2 bedrooms, kitchen, corner sofa and a TV. Lovely outside table and chairs and fire pit. The site is immaculate and new toilet block is lovely and warm and great showers. Have to mention the site Manager Janice who was a star looking after us and made us feel very welcome - in fact she makes everyone feel welcome and even came out at 8.30 at night to fix a problem with our electricity. All in all a great weekend and would definitely recommend it to others
Megan - June 2022
Wonderful spot! Stayed in the glamping tents and thought they were fab! Shower and toilet facilities were very clean and the staff were great!
Wayne - June 2022
A wonderful small site with new pitches and a new toilet block for 2022. The staff were friendly, helpful and very hands off. The location is ideal, right next to the Bala Train and Lake Bala and a 10 minute walk to Bala town. A wonderful weekend. 👍👍👍👍👍
Just got back from a fantastic weekend staying at Pen Y Bont caravan site. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The lake and Bala town is an easy walk from the campsite.
The campsite itself was very clean and well laid out and the shower block was amazing - spotless, roomy and looked brand new, we loved the shampoo and conditioners in each of the shower cubicles!
Thank you for a great weekend, we will definitely be returning in the near future.
Lee - June 2022
Staff really friendly and helpful. Very modern shower/toilet facilities, as well as laundry facilities - everything you need. Site clean and tidy, in a beautiful location, and Bala Lake is just a 2min walk from the site.
Deborah - June 2022
We were welcomed by a very friendly lady on reception (Jan I think), for a 2 night stay.
A lovely friendly site with great new facilities. It is in a great location, a short walk to the steam railway station and the lake, and a bit further into Bala itself which has some nice shops, pubs and cafes.
We had a nice spacious pitch with the added bonus of a picnic table next to it.
We will definitely return in the future.
Jane - June 2022
Stunning site, amazing showers, very friendly staff and owners - will definitely be back!
Nicola - June 2022
We’ve just left this site after having a great 4 nights in one of their glamping tents. The site is probably the nicest site I’ve ever stayed at. The new toilet/shower block is lovely and the grounds are beautifully landscaped and well maintained. The glamping tent had everything you could want. The only thing I would suggest is maybe leave instructions for the induction hob for people like ourselves who aren’t familiar with them. (We didn’t realise you needed to put the pan on before it would work). The staff were really friendly and welcoming, we will definitely return and would highly recommend it.
Ade - June 2022
Lovely campsite with something for everyone, pitches for tents inc. some new swish pre set up Isabella tent awning setups, caravans, motorhomes and some shepherds huts etc. Very pretty site and a well laid out and cared for park and pitches with plenty of space. Nice and helpful warden who was always happy to help.
Update after refurb.
What a great park and now even better with some more serviced pitches added and the toilet / shower block has had a complete refurb. Love it here.
Darren - May 2022
Amazing site, turned up to a nice warm welcome, easy check in.
A very well kept site, with plenty of room on each pitch. The site has a new shower/toilet block, which is very impressive.
The site is located just at the edge of the lake, so roughly a 10 - 15 minute walk into Bala, with a good footpath the whole way.
I will definitely be visiting again.
Dave - May 2022
Fabulous site run by people who really do care about their guests. Superbly maintained.
Guest - May 2022
Get campsite will definitely return much better now the new toilet facilities are open, give it a try you won't be disappointed.
Maria - April 2022
Turned up here looking for somewhere to stay in our camper after another site let us down. What a find. Great site. Jan was incredibly helpful and welcoming. Great shower cubicles and toilet facilities. Spacious pitches. Dog walks straight from the site and an easy walk into town.
William - April 2022
Really lovely campsite, well located and really nice and helpful staff!
Bernie & Jean - April 2022
Just had fab weekend at Pen y Bont, fabulous new toilets showers, a friendly site, Janice site manager is so professional yet goes about job with smile on her face saying personal hello to everyone and a smile, always helpful, looking forward to returning.
David - April 2022
It was excellent stay and the staff are a credit to the park. I will definitely be attending again, thank you.
Stephanie - August 2021
We stayed in August and had a lovely four night break camping the pitch was spacious. The site is great with lovely walks for the dogs straight from the site also a short easy walk into Bala. The owners are very friendly and the site had everything we needed. My partner and I are already planning another stay in one of the lovely shepherd's huts very soon. Thank you all.
Yvonne - June 2022
It was lovely to meet you. You made us feel welcome and we cannot praise the site enough. We had a lovely stay and we couldn't believe how clean everything was. Our son, daughter in law and grand daughter came up on Sunday and they were also amazed especially with the toilet and shower block.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Ian - June 2022
Absolutely lovely place, within easy walking distance to the lake and village. Definitely recommend!
Phil - July 2022
Fantastic little campsite. Very friendly and informative staff. Cosy and well-maintained with a well stocked shop for the size of the site. Toilets are immaculate with separate sink cubicles and large shower rooms. Lake with good café only 5 minute walk. Bala Town only 15 minute walk with plenty of pubs and restaurants. Great little railway 5 minute walk away with stunning scenery. What more could you want?
Neil - July 2022
What a little gem, first time here and very impressed. Very well kept absolutely immaculate. Shower block is first class loads of room in the shower cubicle with plenty of hooks and a great shower, good temperature and flow. Great little shop on site and close to the lake and an easy walk in to Bala itself. We will go here again.
Sally-Ann - July 2022
Just returned from a week on this site and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The site is clean and tidy and the new shower/toilet block is lovely with underfloor heating, you even get shampoo/shower gel and conditioner supplied! Thank you for a lovely relaxing retreat.
Stuart - May 2022
Met on arrival by a lovely lady who showed us where we would be staying for our stay, we were offered fresh meat delivered if we needed any for our BBQ, unfortunately we had brought it with us, site is absolutely spotless, new toilet/shower blocks and pot washing station, showers are the best I’ve used on any site.
Even though this is a family site you would not know it, absolutely silent by 21.00, must be all the fresh Welsh air 😂😂.
Close to Bala town for a walk, drink, food and shops or a swim in the lake.
Highly recommend a swim 👌👌
Would definitely stay here again in future, so so tranquil and relaxing 😌.
Emma - July 2021
Just returned home from this beautiful and friendly site.
Facilities were very clean.
Extremely helpful staff.
Will definitely be back!
Steve - April 2022
Great site in a good location, close to town and the lake.
The site is very well maintained with fantastic facilities which are kept spotlessly clean.
Matt - June 2022
My first time EVER camping!
Will definitely be doing it again at this site!
The lady at reception was more than helpful and welcoming.
The facilities were everything and more!
A must visit site!
Leanne - June 2022
We absolutely love this place and have visited a few times and will absolutely continue to do so. The staff are absolutely amazing and could not do enough for us! The camping park is super clean and tidy.
Chris - June 2022
What a brilliant site. We got such a friendly welcome. Our pitch was superb. The new amenities block is fabulous. Love the tree sculptures too.
We will be back for sure.
Martha - August 2020
What an excellent place! Fantastic park located just nearby Bala lake. Park is big, tent and caravan pitches are spacious and prepared just fine, entire park is well maintained, toilets, showers and washing dishes area spot on. 20 mins walk to the village. We have found many great trekking spots in just 10-30 minutes drive from the park.
Janice, the manager, was very helpful! What a lovely person!
We have been camping for the first time with the 12 month old baby and it all went great! I would definitely recommend this place for families.
Thank you for being such a wonderful host!
Mared a Dafydd - July 2022
Diolch o galon I chi am y croeso. Wnaeth Dafydd a finna fwynhau ein arhosiad penwythnos efo chi yn fawr iawn!
Mae'r safle yn daclus ac yn ddeniadol, a'r bloc toiledau/ cawodydd yn fendigedig!
Diolch yn fawr eto. Byddwn yn ôl!
Gobeithio gewch chi dymor di drafferth.
Jay - July 2022
Cracking campsite. Beautifully laid out, peaceful and quiet. Toilets and shower block are modern and spotlessly clean. Campsite team are really friendly. Great site, will definitely revisit.
Guest - July 2022
Lovely people very helpful and everything looks new, nicely spaced out pitches, highly recommended - absolutely loved it ❤
Alison - July 2022
We absolutely loved our stay. The location, our shepherd's hut and the staff were amazing! We will definitely be back :-). Thank you for a lovely stay! We can highly recommend staying here.
Georgia - August 2021
Myself and my boyfriend had a lovely weekend in our Branwen Glamping pod. The site is so peaceful and quiet and has amazing views! It is about a 5 min walk to Bala lake which is so beautiful. It’s a 5 min drive away to do paddle boarding with also a cafe there.
100% will be returning!!
Natalie - July 2021
Could not fault anything about the accommodation. Beautifully designed, well maintained and very clean.
Katie - May 2021
Great trip away with super friendly blonde lady who checked us in, sorry cant remember name.
Accommodation was super, cute & clean, really enjoyed our stay. Thanks Pen Y Bont
Gemma - April 2021
Me, my partner and my 2 year old daughter had a wonderful time staying in The Branwen Lodge last weekend. The location was beautiful and we had stunning views of the sunset in the evenings. There was a fully equipped BBQ hut right beside the cabin which was very continent. The lodge itself was modern, spacious and in immaculate condition. The staff were all very helpful and welcoming from the minute we booked, we highly recommend a stay here! The perfect getaway!
Lee - July 2022
Greeted by Debs. Lovely and very helpful lady. Site is fantastic. Great facilities, shower block is the best I've seen on site. We ended up booking an extra night. All staff are helpful and we all will be returning. Thanks guys, see you soon 👍👍
Susan - July 2022
Excellent site, the facilities are amazing. A must stay.
Chris and Diana - August 2022
Many thanks, wonderful site, really enjoyed our stay while we had a paddle at Llyn Tegid. The cafe at the Sailing Club was fantastic for breakfast and great staff. I shall recommend both for a stay and hope to be back soon.
Paul - August 2022
We stayed 3 nights in a campervan here. It is by far the best campsite we have ever stayed in. The entire campsite is so well managed. The toilet block is immaculate and has the best and cleanest facilities we’ve ever seen. The location is glorious next to a forest and Bala Lake. You can walk to the steam train station and to the fantastic Lakeview Café and it’s also a very easy walk into Bala town. And special mention to Debbie who works there who is just a joy to deal with. If you are looking for a campsite, you couldn’t choose better than this one. We will certainly be back.
Mel - August 2022
We had the most AMAZING time here at the weekend, Jan was more than helpful and so lovely too. Nothing was too much trouble and will be back there as soon as possible. 10 minutes walk to town and 2 minutes to lake side...hoping to use the pre-erected tent (wow they are amazing). Lovely pitches and everything you need and more in a campsite - even handwashes, shampoo and conditioner in the luxury showers and sink areas. Can not say enough good things about this site.