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 too 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 only 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 2 min 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-setup 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
Great 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.
Shawn - August 2022
The staff at Pen y Bont could not have been more helpful or pleasant during our 10 day stay everything was done with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. The facilities were spot on and the site, although very busy, was well laid out and had everything we needed. So a BIG thank you to team Pen y Bont 👍
Maggie - July 2022
Great location - fantastic showers, toilets, wash room facilities & friendly staff.
Ian - August 2022
Good pitches. Excellent showers. Friendly staff. Fantastic location. Thank you for your hospitality.
Simon - August 2022
This is a great site that’s really well maintained with lovely clean facilities that have been newly opened in 2022. The site is not too large and is well located just outside Bala so you can walk into town if you want. The on-site shop is well stocked and you can order meat for barbecues from a local butcher who delivers to site. The staff were also warm and friendly.
Lou - August 2022
This is a fantastic site, one of the best we’ve been to! We stayed on an all service hard standing pitch and it was spacious, private and easily accessible to the facilities. There is a brand new shower and toilet block that the team are very proud of (and should be)! They’re very clean, very modern and spacious. I used the disabled (also baby changing) unit which was very spacious and luxurious.
Philip - September 2022
Excellent site and location. Immaculate grounds and VERY clean shower block. Great location, so much to do within an hour's drive, will be back for sure!
Chris - August 2022
Wonderful location, next-door to the Bala Railway station and Sailing Club. Great facilities.
Joan - August 2022
Very well run site and staff are friendly, will recommend to friends and family. We enjoyed our stay there, will visit again.
Jonathan - September 2022
What an amazing caravan and camping site, I visited here frequently as a child and always had some amazing adventures on the nearby lake. We continued to stay here frequently before the pandemic and we returned again this year for the first time and just wow! The site has always been the best campsite close to Bala but now it’s even better than ever before, the toilet/shower facilities have had an amazing rebuild and now put many hotels to shame. The staff are great they are polite, welcoming, helpful and just all round awesome people. I hope to visit again soon with the family for more happy memories.
Guest - September 2022
I booked in to this site for a brief overnight stay last weekend. I wasn't there for long, so i can only comment on a few bits. I booked by phone, which was very simple and Debbie was very helpful and friendly. I arrived a little late and site info was left out on the reception door for my arrival. The site is very tidy, well laid out with a big pitch for my small tent. The toilet blocks are the star of the show however. Very clean, newly refurbished, quite posh and bug free! The site was fairly busy for the 2nd weekend in September. Not surprising as it's an excellent site and is obviously popular with regulars. Would definitely stay again.
Janet - September 2022
Little gem of a site. Clean facilities well kept grounds.
10 / 10
Spotlessly clean. There is a shop on site you can even order fresh meat to be delivered that day for your barbecue 😋 the two ladies that run the place are lovely. Great location 2 min walk to lake and Bala train station. Very peaceful site. Dog friendly.
Phil - September 2022
Great campsite, 10 min walk into Bala. Lovely lady that runs the site, very helpful and always smiling. Toilets and showers are very clean, as is the site in general. Nice level pitches and plenty of water taps. Highly recommended.
Emma - September 2022
Everything. A beautiful quiet site with the cleanest facilities I've ever seen. Lovely people running it, they were so helpful and in a great location. We couldn't fault it! 10/10
Karen - September 2022
2nd visit here & can’t wait to go again - fabulous - everything you could want - excellent shower/toilet block, great location , loads to do. Janice & her team are so hardworking & friendly - makes for a great holiday. Large plots, so near to town, really good as can plan to get something to eat & drink.
Mark - October 2022
Exceptional clean and tidy. Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful scenery and location.
Nothing to dislike
Sue - October 2022
Site layout, felt small and private, sheltered from the wind. Immaculate and heated toilet/shower block. Free hot water and shower gel. Nice location near to the lake, railway and town, more like 15 mins walk to the town centre. Well organised waste and recycling facilities.
Diane - October 2022
Stunning site with spacious pitches and hotel like bathroom! loved the little touches like shampoo and conditioner provided and the underfloor heating was incredible. We took the short walk into town on both evenings and enjoyed some great food and scenery.
Livvy - September 2022
Visited the site late September this year and had a brilliant time. The site is spacious, tidy and very well kept. I stayed in Onnen one of the Isabella glamping tents and highly impressed. The tent is well equipped with everything you need (crockery, kitchen utensils, cleaning resources). Also, if you wish to do your own cooking there’s fully functioning oven, hob, microwave, kettle and fridge. The tent has a television and if you’re cold the heater works well with warming up the whole room.
Very pleased with the modern and pristine washing facilities, toilets and shower block are very close to the tents and clean.
The site is situated closely to town so easy to access local shops and restaurants along with the lake.
All staff were super friendly and helpful at all times.
Would highly recommend Pen y Bont to everyone!
Samantha - October 2022
Lovely site, very clean and tidy facilities with under floor heating! Owner was lovely and welcoming. Would stay again!
Andrew - October 2022
Showers and toilet block was amazingly warm and clean! Owner was fantastic. Site was quiet.
Guest - October 2022
Great setting, close to Bala - excellent toilet block and washing facilities and fantastic pitches. Lovely on site shop/reception and kind, welcoming staff. Will defo be back!
Nichola - October 2022
Janice (Manager) gave us a lovely warm welcome. The amenities were outstanding. Views and location fantastic!!
Deborah - October 2022
This is a lovely site, one of the best we have stayed at. Beautiful setting and walks from the site. The new facility block was sheer luxury for a touring site, lovely and warm with toiletries in the showers. There is a small shop in reception and you can order fresh meat daily. It is a family owned site who were were very visible, helpful and friendly. They are upgrading the site, there are new large fully serviced pitches, some of the original hardstandings are narrow and awnings would be on the grass. There are 3 safari tents and 3 cabins with spectacular views, so family/friends can join you. When the new Lakeside paths are completed in the New Year Bala will be a go to destination. Make sure you book a table at ‘Old Wives Tales’ for a unique dining experience. There are other places to eat to town too and a café at the shoreside open 7 days a week.
Philip - October 2022
Very clean site and the toilet block appeared new and immaculate. Hard standing pitch was wide enough to walk around and avoid the soggy grass. Friendly welcome. Well placed for a short stroll in to Bala.
Michael - October 2022
Nice site situated within walking distance of Bala.
Excellent toilet/shower block with underfloor heating.
Russell - October 2022
Excellent site, excellent location, very clean and great service - thanks.
Mark - October 2022
A must stay at site!
Pristine camp site. 10min walk to Bala. Fully serviced pitches. Best shower block ever. Friendly staff. Stunning setting. Would definitely recommend. Ideal for Snowdon. Lovely shop. Gas refills. Fabulous disabled shower room suite. Many brand new hard standing pitches with full water and electric hook up.
Mark - November 2022
Everything great, friendly staff, excellent clean facilities - next time I would upgrade to a bigger pitch as well worth the few extra pennies, although ours was fine. Will definitely return, great site.
Andrea - November 2022
Great location, excellent shower/toilet block, well kept site, lovely walks very close and only 20 min stroll into Bala.
Lucy - November 2022
Great location. Friendly staff. Spotless and very modern toilet block.
Adrian - November 2022
Lovely campsite with something for everyone, pitches for tents, some new swish pre set up Isabella tent awnings, 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, this is a regular site for us!
Nic - November 2022
Lovely site with the best toilet block ever! The underfloor heating was a luxury and was spotless.
Janet and the team couldn’t do enough. Gorgeous walks on your door step and a few decent pubs 10mins walk. Went exploring walks around Bala Lake.
Anna - March 2023
Lovely site with an easy stroll into Bala. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming. The facilities were excellent with very warm, clean bathrooms. The pitch was fully serviced for a motorhome and flat.
Colin - March 2023
Very pleased to be warmly welcomed as the first touring arrival on the first day of the 2023 season - and on St David's Day! Stayed on one of the spacious new, fully serviced, motorhome pitches and were very impressed with the marvellous amenity block - spotless, luxurious and warm. The site is enclosed and comfortable, but with plenty of space for our 8m vehicle. Would thoroughly recommend Pen Y Bont as a base for exploring North/Mid-Wales.
Melissa - March 2023
Wow - the best site we have stayed at so far! Super clean, underfloor heating in the shower blocks, complimentary shampoo/body wash. 10 minute walk into Bala high street, 1 minute walk from the lake. We received an email with lots to do, they will order from the local butchers for you, bikes... anything! Pale Hall is only down the road to book afternoon tea if you wish. The site is quiet, spacious and clean. Absolutely perfect and 5*!!! We will be back!!!!
Melissa - March 2023
This place is amazing, what a fantastic and clean site. 10 minutes walk to Bala village, 1 minute walk to the lake. for a posh afternoon tea Pale hall is only a taxi ride away. The shower blocks were absolutely spotless with underfloor heating, toilets super clean. Lovely and quiet too. I would stay here 110% again! We will be back!!!!
Jane - March 2023
Loved my stay staff so friendly and it was so clean showers so clean will definitely be going back there for a nice quiet holiday.
Daniel - March 2023
Cleanliness of the washing facilities 👌🏽 outstanding. Site is well kept and very very close to shops, Lake, sports activities, pubs and restaurants. Location is 10/10.
Dean - March 2023
Absolutely beautiful campsite. We stayed in 1 of the Isabella tents. Great toilets. Staff seem lovely too. Would definitely visit again.
Charlotte - March 2023
Really nice campsite nicely spaced out. Facilities are outstanding. The owners are lovely.
Walkability: Lots of good walks to go on.
Food & drinks: Lots of options for food.
Dog-friendliness: Dogs welcome without the price hike for them.
Rooms: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Location: 5/5
Highlights: Great view, Quiet.
Mitch - July 2022
Retired couple with small motorhome. We were delighted with our choice which we found using the search for sites app. Arrived to be met with a very friendly lady on reception. Pitches are pretty level, there is great recycling facilities on site and you are never far from a water tap. Motorhome servicing is easily accessible. As for the toilet/shower block - wow! I understand this is a recent refurb, excellent job. (I really loved the stained glass window). The site is ten minutes walk - mainly flat - to the town which has everything you need in terms of shops, bars and restaurants and everyone is very friendly. The periodic toot toot from the wee steam train adds a unique feature. Bliss.
Guest - June 2022
We booked in for one night and were so impressed we booked a second - all the facilities are 5 star. very well kept site, toilet block is super clean as is the waste facility. Reception rang back with in minutes to take our booking. Highly recommend.
Richard - May 2022
Very nice, clean and well kept site. Facilities are five star. The staff are superb, very helpful friendly and they have a fantastic sense of humour. They have a small shop that can help your needs for most things and Bala is an easy walk away.
Guest - September 2021
This is a really good campsite just a short walk from the lake and Bala. A well stocked shop and staff really helpful. Stayed as part of a group and did the local train ride and walked in hills behind the site. Would certainly recommend & stay again.
Paul - April 2023
Superb site, brand new facilities, well stocked shop and gas store. Janice is so helpful and friendly, couldn't do enough for us. Lots of campers were regular visitors.
Two minutes from the lake and a ten minute walk into Bala. Really really good site.
Guest - April 2023
The site is child and dog friendly. Amenities are great and the customer service was great. Beautiful location as well.
Guest - April 2023
Beautiful location, friendly people and lovely owner. Made all the better by the gorgeous weather and baby lambs. Will come back.
Chris - April 2023
We received a very warm welcome at this lovely site where no attention to detail is overlooked. A great team who take pride in looking after the beautiful new pitches and their customers. Close to all the local amenities. Put this site on your list of 'must visit' . Rooms: If your lucky enough to find pitch 59 free you will be delighted with its views. Walkability: Easy flat walk into Bala. Restrooms: The 5* facilities are recently built both warm and spotlessly clean.
Carol - March 2023
Shower block worthy of a five star hotel! Superb site and a 15 minute walk into town.
Ryan - March 2023
I've been here a couple of times now, the site is very clean and tidy plenty of room and no rowdiness. So it's a perfect family place to come to relax. Toilets are exceptionally clean and rather posh so that bonus. Shop on site that is cheap and gas bottles in case needed. 10/10 for everything.
Shirley - March 2023
Great location. Large level pitches for motorhomes, etc. Fabulous shower block. Well kept site. Friendly manager.
Guest - April 2023
Lovely hot showers. Underfloor heating and shampoo and conditioner provided in each cubicle. Very clean facilities and a brand new central block.
Janice the manager was such a lovely welcoming person. She works tirelessly keeping every where in order.
Anne - April 2023
The pitches are perfect . The whole park is of a high standard especially the toilet block. The office staff was very pleasant and helpful. It is definitely a 5 star site.
Geoff - April 2023
Buom yn bwcio am dair noson ond bu'n rhaid gohirio oherwydd yr eira. Ni allai'r staff fod wedi bod yn well nac yn fwy cymwynasgar. Roedd y cae a’r cyfleusterau o’r radd flaenaf a byddwn yn bendant yn dychwelyd. Dylai mwy safleoedd teithio ddilyn eu hesiampl!
Jennifer - April 2023
The campsite was well maintained and friendly, clean facilities. Great spot right by Bala lake and train station and a short walk into Bala. We would defo stay again!
Karen - April 2023
The site is very easy to access by road. Reception were very friendly and had our information ready for us. All of the pitches are immaculate with superb facilities. The shower block was spotless and everything was to hand. Provision of shampoo and conditioner was a welcome added bonus. The small shop had a variety of grocery and camping items too.
Chris - April 2023
Perfect site, large level pitches with water, waste and 16 amp electricity. Staff are very helpful and work hard to make your stay hassle free. The new facility block is probably one of the best we’ve used. Site is perfectly positioned for an 10 minute walk into Bala where you will find pubs, restaurants, takeaways and a selection of shops. The recent flood defence works which are almost finished make for some good walks on the lakes edge. Can’t wait to return.
Guest - April 2023
The site is very clean, great location, and the site manager was very warm and friendly on her approach. The facilities were great and we have booked to return in August.
Guest - April 2023
Lovely facilities, clean toilets, warm showers and clean washing up station. Lovely views from the tent pitch could even see a little part of the lake.
Suzanne - April 2023
Very clean and well kept campsite
Amazing toilet and shower block on par with a 5 star hotel.
Had a fully serviced pitch which was a good size and level. Pitches were spaced out well so you didn't feel as if you were on top of one another.
Excellent location - within walking distance of lake and small town.
Good phone signal - 3 bars on EE 4G allowed us to tether to laptop for internet.
Would definitely recommend if you're staying in the Bala area - will visit again!
David - April 2023
Liked: Everything. Such a clean and tidy site. Staff lovely and the bathrooms recently refurbished so like new. Baby lambs at back of us and steam train a two min walk. Amazing.
Emily - April 2023
From the moment we arrived the staff were lovely and quickly sorted out a problem that arose with our pitch. Amazing spot, easy access to the most amazing places. Toilets/ showers were always clean and warm. We will definitely be returning and hopefully it’ll be a bit sunnier 😂
Guest - April 2023
Lovely pretty and quiet location, probably a little quiet for my two little ones (age 9 & 12) Showers were hot and very clean. Staff lovely and friendly. Bala town not far, around a 10 min walk.
Dawn - April 2023
Beautiful well cared for site, good clean toilet/shower facilities and an easy 20 minute walk into Bala. Great mobile phone signal.
Hannah - April 2023
Fantastic quiet site. 2 minute drive/10 minute walk from Bala lake and town centre. Lovely welcoming staff. Very clean toilets & wash facilities. On-site shop. Great size pitches and well spaced. Safe grass space in the centre for child to play on and picnic benches dotted around.
Colm - April 2023
Very well maintained site with lots of space, well thought out positioning and fantastic facilities.
Guest - April 2023
Lovely clean well maintained site, very friendly helpful staff, facilities were excellent, town and lake within walking distance, highly recommend.
Sean - April 2023
Great stay, very clean and modern facilities.
Guest - April 2023
Beautiful site, very clean and well kept, spacious pitches. Great place for walking, easy access to town. Dog friendly with lots of walks from site. Clean amenities.
Matthew - April 2023
Where to start, if we could have stayed longer then we would. We were met by a lovely lady; sorry I didn't get her name (pink hair) so friendly and couldn't be more helpful and came and check we were settled in ok. The site itself was was beautiful and well set out with amazing views, the facilities were more than expected, so modern and well set out and cleaned regularly. The 5 nights we spent here have been a well needed escape - open fires, BBQs and friendly residents as well as staff, the dogs loved it too (sorry to everyone they barked at walking by, they only wanted to say hello). I can't wait to visit again thank you Pen Y Bont so much 💖 see you soon!
Paul & Louise - April 2023
Wow great welcome on the Friday afternoon! First time campervaneres!
We had toilet and shower facilities in van we hired but the showers and toilets on offer were less than 100 yards from our pitch and were spotlessly clean at all times so we just used there toilets and showers, modern warm and spotless ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The lady with Pink Hair (I am sorry I didn’t get your name) was very personable and offered great service at every encounter thank you ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Never stayed on a campsite before and was very impressed with cleanliness of the whole site well maintained and well laid out ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well will be back thank you very much 💯 Paul, Louise & Baby Belle ❤️
David - April 2023
A clean site, very well landscaped and looked after. Great location to walk into Bala (15-20 mins) with lots of place to eat and drink nearby. Plenty to do in the area as well. We'll be back!
Liam - April 2023
Site was well set-out with all the essentials stocked in the shop right at the entrance. Views were amazing and the site is well placed, right next to Bala lake. The staff were also brilliant! Will definitely be returning.
Claire - April 2023
Another site to add to our return list. Well laid out site, lovely landscaping that means you don’t feel like you’re in boxed rows. Dog friendly site along with Bala being the same. Easy flat walk to the lake or to the Main Street. No children’s play park, which we like. Wi-Fi has to paid for but we got a reasonable tv signal a mobile data, so not bothered. The site has a mix of grass pitches for tents and the hard standing for caravans and motorhomes. You can have a fire in a raised fire pit which was lovely to see people chatting round them as the sun set.
Guest - April 2023
Beautiful site, newly gravelled pitches. Clean and tidy. Beautiful views. One of the best sites we have stayed on. Excellent!
Diane - May 2023
Friendly staff, helpful and always willing to make time for a chat.
Facilities 20/20 . Spotless shower and toilet block, no matter what time of day you used them.
Beautiful grounds, well kept and never once saw any litter.
Easy walk into the town.
Lake a two minute walk.
Couldn’t fault anything.
Mark - May 2023
Very nicely landscaped. The showers were some of the best I've seen! The location is fantastic and a short walk to the town. Good access to Snowdonia.
Bridget - May 2023
Lovely small camping site, clean, friendly. Bala lake is only a few minutes away from camp site and a short walk to town. We will be booking again for a return visit.
Nigel - May 2023
We stayed at this site for three nights as part of a three week tour of Wales, so we had encountered a few campsites but can honestly say that this was probably the best site we stayed on.
The pitches were laid out very well, the toilet and shower block was modern and very clean and the staff were very helpful on arrival and during our stay.
The location was very good with only a 10 minute direct walk into Bala as well as a slightly longer, dog friendly route, along the river.
Guest - May 2023
Brilliant atmosphere. Friendly and accommodating staff. Clean site and level pitches. Lovely walks nearby and plenty of dog friendly pubs. Will definitely be back again.
Nicole - May 2023
Lovely walk to the town
Polite, friendly staff
Lovely and peaceful in the night
Mathew - May 2023
Perfect location and brilliant facilities. The tent itself was excellent come with everything we need and more. Will 💯 percent stay here again.
Helen - May 2023
We had a lovely few days at this site, it was immaculate and very quiet later on. Will definitely be going back again.
Elle - May 2023
This is the best campsite I've ever stayed at. The staff were fantastic! Jan was amazing, she really looked after us and gave us great information on the the local area. The facilities were spotless and so modern and warm. The pitches had fantastic views and were really well looked after and maintained. The location of the site to the lake and to the main town was perfect. A nice little 5 minute walk to the lake and 15 to the pubs/restaurants. My partner and I loved it here and will be returning!
Jessica - May 2023
We have a lovely stay at Pen Y Bont in our roof tent. We booked a touring pitch with EHU. The site was really clean, peaceful and quiet and within walking distance of Bala Lake and the town centre. The toilet and shower blocks were the nicest we’ve on a campsite before. Would highly recommend.
Heather - May 2023
Quiet location despite easy access to main road.
Pubs and shops available but far enough away to feel remote (exactly what we were looking for).
Beautiful walks and nature.
Guest - May 2023
Well maintained park, fantastic location. Janice pink hair 💗 was wonderful and found us a more suitable pitch than the one originally allocated which was too small for us. Showers clean, lots of hot water!
Guest - May 2023
Immaculate, well-laid out site with friendly reception, handy shop, superb free hot showers, spotless loos and basins, 15 minute walk to town and 5 to steam railway. I’ll be back!
Lucy - May 2023
Loved all of it! Small enough that the facilities were super close and the pitches were still plenty big enough. Toilets/showers were the best I’ve seen on a campsite. And check in was very quick which is always ideal. Will be back! Great location to the lake which was incredible!
Rob - May 2023
Lovely camp ground, very modern and exceptionally clean and well kept. Most pitches looked very flat so no need to level my 8 meter motorhome once parked. 5 minute walk with the dogs to the lake and only 10 minutes into the town centre with dogs.
Guest - May 2023
What a lovely site. Decent sized pitches, excellent facilities that were kept clean and stocked by staff. They even provide shower wash and conditioner as well as a hairdryer. I noticed there were also laundry facilities, but we didn't use them so can't say what they were like. Idea is excellent though. On site shop available 9am to 5pm and you can also order BBQ packs there from the local butchers (before 12). You are also able to purchase Wi-Fi access if you wish.
Lake Bala is literally 5 minutes up the road & if you want to walk into Bala Town it's about 15 minutes. Plenty of pubs and little shops, a Co Op and Spar in Bala.
We took a drive out to Portmeirion which was under an hour away and well worth the drive as was Black Rock Beach about 45 minutes away where you can drive onto the beach park your car and have a lovely BBQ.
Loads of little steam railway journeys also with easy distance for days our with the kids. As well as Zip World, Snowdonia National Park and so much more.
So many sites that were so easily accessible.
Fantastic place to stay and will definitely be back to explore further.
Ian - May 2023
What a cracking touring park! Perfect location with excellent customer service. The site is clean and tidy at all times and a real sun trap if you get the weather. Toilets and showers are like hotel standard with the added bonus of open all the time. Great little shop if you need essentials or an ice cream on a hot day. Pavement walk into Bala and access to the lake front or plenty of walking paths nearby. Highly recommended 👍
Charlie - May 2023
This place is incredible, myself and my fiancé were only supposed to stay one night but had to extend to a second. The staff were very accommodating and very friendly making us feel extremely welcome. The facilities are incredible and clean (lovely hot showers). The shop on-site is very well stocked with necessities you would need, for anything else there is Co-op nearby about a 10 - 15 minute walk past the beautiful lake or a couple minutes by car.
Paige - May 2023
My friend and I just spent three days at the site camping. We could not recommend it enough, the facilities were amazing, the staff were friendly and the location was beautiful and easy drive to many destinations.
Gordon - May 2023
Everything about our stay was superb. From arriving, the whole team of staff couldn't do enough make our stay as fantastic as possible. Location is perfect and the facilities are spot on. Can not recommend enough. We will definitely be back!
Rosalind - May 2023
Just excellent all round 😁 The cleanliness of the facilities. Helpful staff. Ability to park on your pitch how you like but respecting your neighbours. Great proximity to the lake and town. It’s awesome.
Georgia - May 2023
What more can I say other than an amazing place to stay. We originally only booked one night but after the first night and falling in love with the area we manged to move our tent onto a different pitch and stay another. Would definitely go back and stay again. The staff were so accommodating and polite. And the facilities made it so much enjoyable and seemed so luxurious compared to other local campsites. Truly made our trip to Wales complete after spending 2 nights in Dolgellau. Lastly, as mentioned before the shop is very welcoming with a lovely selection of well stocked necessities from food to equipment you may have forgotten. 🙈🍦
Peter - June 2023
Absolutely wonderful site, staff are a credit to Pen Y Bont.
We had a very peaceful stay in a lovely pitch at the bottom of the site.
Facilities were very clean too & great hot showers!!
Loads to see and do.
Can highly recommend 👍
Charlotte - June 2023
Such a lovely site with ample facilities. Pitches are super spaced out so there's a nice element of privacy. The toilet block was nice and clean and showers were hot. Overall a lovely two night camping trip - Adam's food catering service on the site on the Wednesday evening was an added bonus! Staff all really friendly too. Quiet campsite for a peaceful getaway. Close to the lake (10 minutes and the town is also only a 10 or 15 minute walk. Perfect!
Claire - June 2023
Beautiful site - very well kept.
Owner was very friendly and well organised.
Shower block and toilets nicest we’ve seen!
Few minutes walk away from lake.
Ben - June 2023
Very friendly people and welcoming.
Had a great pitch with a view as requested.
The site is very well landscaped and clean and very easy to navigate around the site.
Shower and toilet block was very clean and modern.
The owner was very helpful with helping me and my partner plan our trip up Snowdonia mountain.
Stayed here for 6 days with no issues and would highly recommend to couples and family’s for a quiet and peaceful getaway.
David - June 2023
Fantastic from start to finish, a lovely welcome when arriving... pitch was vacant so able to set up early... everywhere was clean and tidy including toilets and shower block. Very well-kept, absolutely lovely site... close to lake shops and pubs... excellent Wi-Fi... booked to come again whilst we were there. Fantastic all round!
Kerrie - June 2023
Can not fault this site at all. we made a last minute booking for little weekend get away with our 4 kids. From the moment we arrived the lady from the office was so nice, pleasant and friendly. Pitches had picnic benches which was a nice touch. Shower and toilet facilities were impeccable. The little shop was stocked nicely, and nice and cheap. We found a lovely little spot a few minutes walk at the lake. Great place to stay.
Guest - June 2023
This is a lovely peaceful site with stunning views of Bala Lake which is a short walk away. The facilities are excellent and very well maintained/cleaned and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Guest - June 2023
The shower and toilet facilities are 5* - I've been to a lot of campsites so I've seen all sorts! The pitch was full but there was no waiting for the showers. The owners where extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely visit again.
Clifford - June 2023
There is nothing to dislike about this site. The whole site has been landscaped therefore pitches and location have been well thought through. For hard standing pitches, there is also a generous amount of grass space for pitching an awning if required. A very well stocked shop for all your camping needs. We were well looked after from the moment we arrived. The location is so well placed right next to Llyn Tegid with easy access to the lakeside. Beautiful in the early morning light. The walk into Y Bala is pleasant and not very far at all. This is a very busy site and was fully occupied, so be prepared for it to be so. Toilet facilities are like a 5* hotel. Couldn’t believe it. What a luxury!
Hazel - June 2023
Loved everything about this site. It's peaceful but not cut off. The staff are amazing and so helpful. The facilities are fantastic... spotlessly clean and very spacious... very private too.
Practical side; pitches are roomy and easy to manoeuvre into and not packed tight like sardines. You are neighbourly but not in each others way!
Grounds are well kept and a great place to watch birds and rabbits.
Just a great site!
Graham - June 2023
Beautiful site with great amenities. Very relaxed atmosphere and great pitches. Very well maintained and clean without removing the personality.
The manager (Janice) and her assistant (Grace) were welcoming and very helpful. We really felt welcome. Janice, even gave us some homemade fairy cakes . We were very touched.
The site is located within a few hundred yards of the beautiful Bala Lake and the Steam Railway and is about a 10 minute walk from Bala which is a charming community with plenty of bars, shops, cafes etc.
Rebecca - June 2023
There is nothing to dislike about this site! What an absolutely amazing place. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The lady on reception (sorry I didn't get your name) is an absolutely wonderful human! Nothing was too much trouble. We had several questions and she was so helpful. The site is immaculate, facilities were clean and modern. A short walk to the town and there are pubs, shops and a fabulous butchers. We drove to the waterfall (highest in the uk) which is stunning. We also visited Betws-y-Coed, well worth a visit with its little shops, restaurants and Riverside location. Our tent pitch was generous in size and tucked away at the back which was perfect. There was a little bit of noise on one of the nights from a large group but it stopped at 11pm. There is nothing at all I can say negatively towards this beautiful site. A huge thank you for our stay, we will definitely be back :)
Terry - June 2023
Really nice site, caters for every kind of camper, the site isn’t busy and is just a nice size, they also have their own glamping tents and pods. Nice quiet place, local for Bala and Bala lake, although there is no access to the lake from the site. Lovely staff, top quality shop, and the toilet block. The showers are Rolls Royce quality 👍 I came on my own with my boat but I’d definitely come back with my family.
Chloe - June 2023
Would recommend this campsite to anyone! Just what we were after. Lovely campsite, our pitch was the perfect size. The shower block is warm, modern and spotless. There is even a handy shop on site where we managed to get an inflatable mattress (we forgot to bring one!!). Really close to Bala lake and town. We had a great weekend staying here.
James - June 2023
Very quaint, very clean 🧽 toilet block very good standard of décor & hygiene 👍🏻… site was very well laid out with great space between vans… Grace was very informative in Reception… well worth a visit only 10 mins walk from town centre 👍🏻catered for dogs which was brilliant 🐾
Rose - June 2023
We absolutely loved our stay at Pen Y Bont and we couldn't fault a thing.
The staff were so lovely and helpful, especially Janice.
The facilities were great and the toilets/showers were always spotlessly clean.
The site is quiet and well kept and its location is perfect, close to the lake and within walking distance to Bala which is lovely. Highly recommend! Thank you for a lovely stay :)
Sarah - July 2023
This a great site, absolutely perfect for us. This is our 2nd time of stopping here and will definitely be going back next year. It’s in a perfect location to lots of amenities and attractions. Town in easy walking distance along a newly built riverside walkway or there is also a shorter route. Pitches big, toilets clean, showers warm with good flow. Good walks close by which was great for my 2 dogs. Janice and the other girls are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. I had forgotten a few essentials and the little shop on site had got just what I needed. I would highly recommend a stay here and have already sent the link to a few of our friends.
Guest - June 2023
I have stopped at this family run campsite a couple of times now. The site is clean with plenty of facilities. The team who run the site are very friendly and only happy to help when they can. It is only a short walk away from Bala if you need anything more. Pitches can fill up quickly so book as early as you can. Even when it is busy you have plenty of room. I will be booking again.
Guest - May 2023
Amazing site, beautiful, peaceful, clean. 10 minutes walk to Bala where there are pubs, restaurants and shops. 5 minutes walk to lake Bala which is stunning. Dog friendly and dog walks straight from the site! Loved our stay and will deff be back!
Guest - July 2023
To say we were blown away by this place is an understatement. Excellent, friendly atmosphere. Great location. The site, shower block and toilets etc were absolutely spotless. Wasn't expecting this standard for the price, it was top class at a very reasonable price. Pitches were excellent, ours had a great view,. We watched the sun set over mountain, it was so tranquil and stunning. This place is a hidden gem. Great for all, young and old, families or couples, singles and dogs. There was myself, my son and nephew in our party. We will be booking again if we can find a slot. I consider ourselves lucky that we found this site and also a space. Ideal location. We took kayaks and a paddle board. Its 5 mins from Bala and the lake, so ideal for our stay. We went for a midnight walk up a track at side of site. Took some great pictures of the stars. Would recommend the site with no hesitations.
Maureen - July 2023
The staff were very welcoming, despite arriving just as they should be finishing work, and we appreciated the phone call when we hadn't arrived at our estimated time. The camp site is pretty and excellently laid out. The facilities clean and very well appointed. The laundry facilities a good bonus. Close to the town of Bala and in the heart of the hills.
Grace - July 2023
Liked: Everything, what a beautiful, clean and well maintained camp site. With all the essentials on your door step and a beautiful little village about 20 mins walk! The lake is absolutely gorgeous! 10/10 would recommend!
Mark - July 2023
Great site with updated pitches. Fantastic facilities, modern toilet & shower block and laundry facilities. The site is well laid out and kept clean and tidy. The staff are great and very helpful. A short walk out of the site takes you to the Bala Lake Railway. Walk a little further and you get to the lake. The recent upgrade to the banks has provided excellent footpaths to the water sports & leisure centre and into town itself.
Steve - June 2023
Only stayed the one night but the service was outstanding, with facilities to match.
Loved that there was a catering van there on the Saturday night (although we ate at the local sailing club where we were racing).
Easy walking distance to the Sailing Club and drive/walk in to Bala township.
Will definitely be back at some point.
Celine - July 2023
Campsite was just perfect. We arrived late but received a phone call telling us that our allocated pitch was on a map on the office/shop door for when we did arrive. Really well kept and well thought out pitches - we were on 69B, which is fully levelled I serviced flat pitch with adjacent car parking. We have a larger tent and it was no bother to fit on the partially fenced pitch. Toilet/shower block was a short walk and really clean and well kept. Washing up area was undercover as well as a washing/drying room which is coin operated which was perfect after a day on the lake. On site shop has all your needs from stuff you might have forgot, some basic camping and food supplies, to local butcher meat orders! On the Saturday night there was also a food truck on site which was awesome. Ideally located for water activities and the local village, as well as the Bala steam
Railway and also accessing the wonderful Snowdonia national park. It isn’t too big either, which was really nice.
William - July 2023
Immaculate, friendly, relaxed and perfectly placed
Visited for a couple of nights in my campervan, solo. Check in was quick and easy and my pitch was absolutely perfect. The toilet block here is immaculate and never closes for cleaning, which I appreciate as hate clock watching on a morning to make sure I don't get caught out.
The second day that I was there, I walked past the owner and she actually addressed me by my name, which completely impressed me! How lovely of her to remember.
The site is a stones throw away from Bala lake, and just a little further to the little town, which has plenty of shops and pubs.
Would 100% recommend this site, can't fault it at all.
Mark - July 2023
Never been camping before so we decided we'd buy everything we needed to go, and we stumbled across Pen-y-Bont on PitchUp so we booked an electric hook-up tent pitch, thinking we'd be like a Carry On film if it got windy erecting the tent that it would go flying across lake Bala which was literally minutes away 🤣, we saw they did these wonderful glamping tents so we enquired and one was available for our 2 day stay we'd already booked so we upgraded to that instead.
Tuesday 11th July came around and we arrived at the site a lady showed us to the Glamping Tent Onnen and what can we say, we weren't actually expecting what it was equipped with fully as the website has old images, we brought our own TV etc for the kids which we didn't need as it already had a smart TV with Netflix etc on it already, I just used my own personal travel Wi-Fi to get it to work etc, cooker, microwave, fridge the whole shebang really, 2 separate bedrooms, 1 has a double bunk (single on top and double at the bottom) and the other a lovely double bed, all bed linen and towels included in your stay. Everything was brilliant, the toilet and shower blocks are phenomenal also, modern, clean and HUGE big enough to get a family in 1 cubicle lol (no we didn't) but gives you an idea of scale. The staff were lovely and friendly also which is rather refreshing coming from Greater Manchester where everyone is miserable and doesn't believe in customer service.
Guest - July 2023
Perfect in every way…
Lovely friendly staff who clearly enjoy what they’re doing.
Fantastic clean well maintained facilities, really like how everything is separated enabling you to use the facilities with upmost privacy.
The grounds are immaculate. Another plus is fresh drinking water taps near all pitches so no having to walk to replenish supplies.
Our pitch 14 (and those in that corner) I believe are being refurbished in the winter. They’re large pitches and was certainly big enough for our camper van and awning. There appears to be super pitches for larger caravans and motorhomes; these appear to have been refurbished and looked amazing. Originally allocated pitch 14 however, we moved to 11 so the people could be next to their friend who was joining them. They’re in a fantastic corner as it felt tucked away shaded by trees and bushes so more privacy but within a short walk to facilities and reception. We were lucky enough to meet some great people staying around us.
Highly recommend the Bala railway, had a great day out and it’s right near the site. It’s dog friendly.
Easy walk to Bala lake and the town which has pubs shops and a Co-Op and Spar.
Didn’t use the catering van Saturday but the menu looked nice and would have probably eaten from there if we hadn’t already planned evening meal.
Kellie - July 2023
There was so much I loved about Pen y Bont it's hard to remember it all. First of all was greeted by a lovely lady, very friendly and helpful. The facilities at this park were some of the best I've seen. Showers were great and shower gel/shampoo and conditioner provided... dish washing areas were always clean and tidy. Grounds kept neat and all well laid out. Some lovely walks around the area and Bala Lake a stone's throw away. Couldn't have asked for more... except better weather!!
Ashleigh - August 2023
We absolutely loved our stay here. The accommodation was beautiful, really clean and had everything you need in the kitchen. The beds were so comfortable, they even provided towels! The bathroom facilities on camp were clean and well kept. We had such a lovely, chilled out time and we will 100% be returning next year.
Guest - August 2023
Pen Y Bont is our favourite campsite (and we go to a lot of campsites!) Janice and her team are always so friendly and lovely. The facilities are excellent, the location is superb and the pitches are always well maintained and spacious. We always look forward to our stay no matter what the weather!
Guest - August 2023
What can I say spotless beauty in the Bala lake region. We love this place and love the staff who are great. Great, clean facilities, great serviced pitches, wonderful, just wonderful. Near the little town of Bala and steam train and much more! Janice and the team you are great and cannot wait to come back x
Guest - August 2023
Don’t usually write reviews but on this occasion thought I would make the effort.
Arrived at the reception to very nice welcome and all the information regarding the site and also a great knowledge of the area and things to see and do and also guidance to local shops etc.
The site is well kept, the toilet block is one of the cleanest and newest I have ever been to, even shower gel is provided and the shower block is heated! The staff on the site are very pleasant and ask if everything is going well with your stay.
The site is very close to Bala and is a great place for people with dogs.
Guest - October 2023
Fabulous site for motorhomes!
Really lovely site with great amenities. Fabulous location to explore lake Bala. Site is well laid out and facilities were spotless with lovely hot showers. Great washing up space. Very well managed. Fully serviced pitches with generous hard standings. Very dog friendly. 10 minute walk to lake and 15 to town. 5 minutes to lake railway.
Guest - October 2023
We hired a campervan and stayed at the campsite. The campsite was lovely - the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The facilities were first-rate, obviously newly renovated shower block, which is beautiful. But the thing that really lifted, this campsite was the staff, so nice and friendly. So much so that we have booked for next September in one of their Shepherd's Huts.
Guest - September 2023
Stayed a couple of nights at this lovely site in our rented motorhome which was our first adventure into the world of touring.
Janice was extremely helpful for us newbies and explained how things worked, nothing was too much trouble. She was a gem and was always on the go around the site.
Great washroom facilities clean, tidy, warm, hot showers with soap/shampoo provided, free hairdryer etc
Well laid out site within walking distance to the train which runs up Bala lake and 10 mins into town with shops and restaurants.
Would definitely love to stay again in the future.
Thanks Janice and team for your hospitality and care for us newbies xx
Guest - September 2023
Lovely site, well maintained, nice big showers, little shop on site. Dog friendly which is a most for us. Lake 5 minute walk from site and town about 10 minutes. Manageress Janice is a lovely friendly down to earth lady. We stayed in our motorhome but you can hire their lovely huts or glamping tents. Definitely recommend!
Guest - September 2023
Lovely site, recently upgraded with beautifully laid out pitches and fabulous new toilet block. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Janice and Grace made us feel very welcome. Will definitely return.
Guest - November 2023
Fantastic stay and lovely clean campsite!
We had a lovely weekend here in our motorhome! The staff are so lovely and friendly and the facilities are spotless and very clean. Pitches are spacious with electric and drinking water. The little village is a 10min walk away and the beautiful lake as well. Highly recommend!
Guest - October 2023
Great camping site!
Excellent site, close to Bala, 15min walk. Toilet block is very clean and good quality. Staff very friendly and a good base for exploring the area. Will definitely visit again when wanting a site in the area. Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a quality site.