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Bach Wen Farm

· Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
1 acre hosted by Bach F.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in North Wales: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Best tent sites: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
A tranquil pod glamping site with stunning views in all directions, taking in Gyrn Ddu, Anglesey and Snowdonia

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

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

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

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

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

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A wonderful little site with only three camp pitches, two glamping pods and a couple of holiday cottages. Good set of toilets and showers with washing up sinks that had running hot and cold water (nice touch!). We stayed on The Glade, which is secluded; has its own fire pit, elec and fridge (that was a pleasant surprise); is surrounded by trees on all sides; and relatively flat with the ground falling away from it on three sides. What more could you ask for? Oh yeah, it's only a five min walk to the beach down a private footpath! Two things to note, it can get muddy by the bridge (though the matting put down was a great solution, so issues there), and we'd recommend being the only one in the campsite showers as the water pressure wasn't really up for two! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bach Wen and would recommend it if you want a great location on the Welsh coast!
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March 11, 2024
Absolutely wonderful
Our stay in the pod was amazing. Beautiful view, nice bed, power, small radiator, and kettle. One of our favorite impulse getaways ever. Will be back!
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We had a wonderful stay in Dandelion. Despite the wind and the rain when we stayed, we were kept nice and toasty by the log fire and had wonderful views whilst we hid from the rain. It was also in such a great location and we had a great time exploring nearby!
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August 31, 2023
Staying at Burdock was very good, a nice size cabin with a few essentials and a great view, a nice introduction to my grandson on the delights of camping, fire, BBQ sun, sea and fresh air, not a tv or computer to be seen, and not requested once, the site is very tidy and well run. Good toilet, shower and washing facilities provided.
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We all loved the discreet camping pitch with built in fridge and electric. Beach with amazing Mountain View’s is literally 2 mins walk. Amazing scenery. Throughly enjoyed. Will be coming back.
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bach F.Joined in July 2014
From the host
Bach Wen is an amazing place to stay with it's own beach access, beautiful grounds and friendly hosts! We have made very special spaces for camping and the 2 pods are in private areas where you will not be disturbed. The Barn has a bar open on Saturday nights in the season. The toilet and shower blocks are very close to the camping and the pods.
Nearby attractions

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

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

Food and drink

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


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