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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
Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson

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.
Many thanks

A Perks

Hi Cate, Peter, Lauren, Millie.

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.

John & Helen

John and Helen

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 wanted to take the time to say a massive thank you from Adam and I. We had a great holiday and loved the little gypsy caravan Belle! It's cosy and the campsite was so clean!! Didn't hear anything at night, so peaceful and the staff were really helpful and friendly!! I have never been glamping before (or Wales for that matter) and it was such a great experience! So close to the town and a nice drive to mount Snowdon!! Great location! We would defiantly come back again!
Thank you again!!
Laura and Adam

Laura and Adam

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.
Very nice!


Friendly and obliging owners and staff, this is a well kept site with nice views. There is a good washing up area under cover, and the toilets/showers are kept clean. WiFi is extra but really good value. Dog friendly with some good walks from the site. There is an shop on site, and the walk to Bala town is on the level. We had an enjoyable, relaxing holiday, and have already booked a return visit.


DISABLED toilet and shower with a heater and choice of other aids made this a perfect place to stay last night with my 13 year old son whom is a manual wheelchair user.
The owners suggested we take a different pitch closer to the shower block and that was not booked. This was a really appreciated call making our stay that much easier.
Toilets are clean and a great size.
The site is quite small and very smartly kept too making it perfect for us. It's a small flat walk to Bala lake but when you get there the trail is quite rough. It is possible to walk into Bala from this location too.
Will definitely revisit when we have more time.

Andy & Tom - Sandbach

Andy and Tom

Gorgeous authentic caravan, kept us lovely cosy and warm. I really don't thank you can improve on this lovely caravan. We especially the brew starter kit and fire logs. Plus peaceful and lovely maintained site. This our first camping holiday about 20 years ago and is still wonderful, we will be back. Thank you.
March 2016

Nic and Neil

May 2016
Th most magical place, so quirky and gorgeous we have fallen in love with our little Belle! The campsite is full of surprises and cleanest we have ever seen.
Thank you for being so genuinely warm and accommodating. We've had the most wonderful adventure. ps cook shack, BBQ fire pit were fantastic the most gourmet camp food ever!

Jazz and Harry

Thanks for a lovely weekend. The site is really peaceful, well looked after and well worth the 4 stars.
We loved it, the dogs loved it, what more can you ask for.
We will definitely recommend it to our friends and will be returning in the future.

Tracy Butler

We recently stayed over the bank holiday weekend and camped just wanted to say a massive thank you was a fantastic few days and could not fault your site or members of your team and the facilities were top notch you made myself husband and daughter feel so welcome. We've already recommended to friends and we will be back. My mom was also there in her caravan and we're talking about how perfect it was! Thank you again...

Becki Walker

We recently stayed over the bank holiday weekend and camped just wanted to say a massive thankyou was a fantastic few days and could not fault your site or members of your team and the facilities were top notch you made myself husband and daughter feel so welcome. We've already recommended to friends and we will be back. My mom was also there in her caravan and we're talking about how perfect it was! Thank you again...

April 2015

Dear Pen y Bont

I am just writing the following email on behalf of myself and Becky to thank you for the wonderful time we have had this week. The service was outstanding and made us all feel comfortable when on site. The campsite is one of the best sites within Bala that I have camped at and will be a regular hoiday destination for myself and my friends as we have all enjoyed ourselves so much. It was worth the price camping at Pen y Bont as the facilities were top notch and was easliy accessable into the village as well as being able to venture out into the countryside. The only issue I had was the cold weather, but that was out of your control.

Thank you once again

Matt and Becky

My wife and I, stayed at your site for two nights, it was our first time away in our caravan. As it was our first touring holiday I was a bit apprehensive, but I was met by a very friendly staff member, who directed me to a big pitch, which was great. Your site is excellent, very clean and located in a beautiful area. We really enjoyed Bala and will be back to stay at your site again. Regards,

Wayne Moore

Just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with your site considering that I was one of the first campers of the season - in fact the very first weekend that you opened. The toilet/shower block was very clean. I would recommend you to anybody wanting to visit and camp in the Bala area. It was a great site to recce a walk for the Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club. Hope you have a good season and wish you all the best.

Michael Parr

Cate & Peter, Just a quick email to thank you both for our stay at your site. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay in Bala. Your site is excellent and we'd hope to stay again when next we visit the area.

John and Morag

Dear Cate and Pete, Just to say thank you for a lovely weekend at your site - Very Impressed with the Toilet and shower block and the lay out of the site. See you soon

John, Chris and Billy the Dog

Dear Cate and Pete, Just a short mail to say "thank you " for all your help with our short weekend stay at 'Pen y Bont'.
We had a very enjoyable stay! You have a lovely site, which we would recommend to anyone. It was so well ordered and very clean. You gave us a very warm welcome and accommodated all our needs. Although all the sailing didnt go to plan and the weather was 'changeable'!! we had a good time. Thanks again

Marie Dixon Wight and family

Hello there, We spent last weekend at your campsite and would just like to say what a lovely site it is clean,tidy and well set out,the picnic tables and BBQ log stands are an excellent idea,we are all coming back next year and hope to meet up with the new friends we made,thank you for letting us stay a bit longer on Sunday to dry our kit out,see you in 2012 take care.

Jason Griffiths

Hi Just to say thank you, we only stayed 2 nights for the bala triathlon but we cant fault the campsite, did not geat much of a chance to talk to the staff (owners) but when we booked they were very helpfull and when on site very nice and helpfull. the toilets and showers were very clean, Bala and the surrounding area was beautiful although the rain on sunday did spoil the bike leg of the tri. only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks again

Howard and Michelle John

Hi there, Got back home late last night and wanted to drop you a line to say what a FANTASTIC time we had at your site. We arrived Thursday pm and from the moment we came through the gates you were so friendly and helpful. The campsite is immaculate and we were thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities. The campsite is a credit to you and has such a relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this site to everyone as we had such a pleasant experience. Many thanks and will definitely be back. Thanks again,

Frank Skelly

Hi, I just wanted to say thankyou for a fantastic memorable holiday. We thoruoghly enjoyed our holiday at Penybont, we often promote your campsite to family and friends. Your campsite is very clean, children-friendly and expertly laid out. Also, there is plenty of space for your tents and there is good washing up and cleaning facilities. There is a good little campfire circle with wooden statues which was a good idea. Your camsite is also very decorative. Overall your camsite is fantastic. No doubt we'll be back.

Paula Dwyer

Just wanted to say thank you for making our stay a pleasant one. We would definately come back - the camp site was very well equipped and very clean.We had a lovely time - thank you for all your help as we were first time campers!!Take Care and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards

Debi and Amy

Peter and Cate, Just a quick note to say thank you very much for our weekends camping at Pen-y-bont campsite. We all had an excellent weekend and we were very impressed with the facilities that you have. My son Oliver said it was the best campsite he has ever stayed at and we all agreed with him. In our haste to get going we neglected to return the picnic table to its original position so I am sorry about that. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards

Gary Bates

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for a great weekend. We really enjoyed our stay on your caravan park. No doubt we’ll be back again. Regards


Dear All, My family and I have just returned home from a wonderful 10days at your site. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, the site is excellent and very well placed to enjoy the lake on our kayak! I also want to extend my gratitude to you for your help in sorting the pump problem out on our caravan, without making us feel like novices who know nothing about the practicalities of caravanning!! 😉
Not forgetting our attention seeking loveable little rogue of a dog – thanks for sharing your smiles and affection with him!

Thank you for providing us with a welcome, clean, highly hospitable destination for our much valued family holiday!

With appreciation and best wishes for the remainder of the season,

Rachael Aka and family

Pen Y Bont, Firstly I would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay with you on Thursday and Friday night, you have a great caravan site with very friendly staff and a well stocked shop, if it wasnt for your shop enabling us to buy a tarpolin to stay dry on the thursday night our stay may have been spoilt by the weather, as it happened we enjoyed watching the rain coming down while sat under our tarpolin.

I am e-mailing again to enquire if you have space for two to three tents on the 24,25th of September, myself and a friend will be doing the 70 wild miles race on and around Bala lake for cancer research and we would love to stay with you again, I have told my friends that Pen Y Bont is the place to stay for a trip to Bala.

I look forward to hearing back from you, Regards

Simon La Monica

We would just like to say a big 'Thank You' for a wonderful stay 31st July - 6th August 2010. The owners/management are very friendly and warm towards everyone and the site itself was just great. It caters for Touring Caravans (we stayed in ours on this visit) and Campers (we may try our tent one day.

here) and the facilities were very good. The toilet / shower block was very clean with plenty of hot water and never seemed to be busy when we wanted to use them. Once again many thanks, we will be back soon.

Dave, Mandy and Zoe Bertie

Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week's camping.

The site is brilliant - quiet, clean and tidy, especially the toilets and shower block which always make a difference. We will definitely be coming back to your warm and welcoming site, and would recommend it to family and friends. Once again thank you for helping make our week.

Dave, Natasa and Jake

Peter and Cate,

Really loved the camping weekend due in most part to the excellence of your campsite, as it had little to do with the weather!

All I ask for the next time is for you to arrange some sunny weather!!




We’ve just stayed on your campsite and I would like to say thank you and what a wonderful and well kept site you have. We were so pleased with our stay and how friendly you both were and what a lovely welcome you gave us. I've already been highly recommending you to friends and family and will continue to do so. We enjoyed our stay that much we were wondering if the same pitch is available for a five night break. Look forward to hearing from you

Thanks again for such a lovely welcome and time....


Hello there Cate and Peter,

Just a note to say thank you for an excellent campsite. We really enjoyed our stay with you this past week even though the weather was more like autumn!!

I would recommend your site to anyone who is looking for a quiet, well set out and well equipped campsite for exploring north Wales and the Snowdonia Park.

Even though the weather was a bit on the wild side at times we didn't mind and everyone on the site was friendly and helpful.

Once again, thank you for your hospitality.

Kind regards


Thanks for putting us up at short notice from Sat 15 to Wed 19 May, after confusing our campsites! We really enjoyed our stay in pleasant, neatly laid out surroundings with beautifully clean and tidy toilet/washrooms. Thanks also for all your advice and assistance, especially with the walk to Llanuwchllyn.

Before we departed we did manage to sit down amongst the Mabinogion Wood Carvings and study your leaflet of the Welsh Legends. It was very well composed and eventually all made sense thus providing a far better understanding of the characters. Thanks for “insisting” we did so.

All the very best and we hope not to leave our next visit for as long as the previous visit …… 12 years ago!

Peter & Alison Pipe

Easy walking distance from the town centre and the lake. The owners, Cate & Peter, are lovely and go out of their way to make everyone feel very welcome. On-site shop stocked for emergency supplies - teabags, milk and biccies!
Toilet/shower facilities are kept exceptionally clean! We love the efforts being made to help maintain our environment - push button water, recycling bins etc. Ideal location for site seeing and walking in the area whilst maintaining a 'homely feel' that made us want to come back time after time. We've met some great people and thoroughly enjoyed our summer on this site. We'd happily recommend it to anyone. We'll be back there next year.


Returned to this campsite this year and found it to be still excellent. The site is very well run and the owners are most helpful. The grass is kept short, with plenty of room between caravans. The shower blocks are immaculate and the shop well stocked with all the essentials. It is excellent value for money and very quiet. It's ideal for those who wish to use the facilities on Bala Lake.

We will definitely recommend this site and no doubt we’ll be back.


Just a few words to thank everyone at penybont camping park for a relaxing weekend. Visited this site about 29 years ago when it was just a field,a lot has changed since. Great clean toilets and shower block and a nice little shop onsite overall excellent. Will be back as soon as i can really enjoyed my stay. Left early Sunday morning,had to luck-up some relatives who live around the Gwynedd area,so sorry i didn't say thank you and goodbye personally. Would recomend your site to my family and friends. Once again thanx for your hospitality.

Steve Williams

I would just like to give the owners a big thank you for your kind & warm hearted welcome. the camp site was wonderful & has everything you need for camping. The people on the site where also very friendly. I would definitely be coming back to this wonderful site.

Paula , Heidi Leanne xxxxx

Paula , Heidi Leanne

Just would like to thank the owners off this fabulous site, its clean and very well presented, i would recommend this to anyone, the surroundings are beautiful and there is a picture from every angle its clean and peaceful and the owners are lovely people who are very welcoming we shall be going back again in May 2009!! A massive thanks.

San, David and Murphy x

San, David and Murphy

We would just like to say thank you to our hosts on the site for a fantastic time in your hands. The site was brilliant, the location second to none, our pitch just the ticket and the weather was spot on. This was our second time in Bala but our first on this site, we shall return year after year as we think this is one of the best sites we have visited. Everyone should try a little Heaven in there camping life and this is probably the closest you are going to get. A small site but very big in every other way. We took two extra members of our family this time and they were very impressed with the layout and the location of the site. A big thank you and see you again.

Julie Hewitt, Stephen Kitson, Sarah, Adam and Alison

Ps. Even the worst thunder and lightning storm we have seen for a long time, the night before we left, didn’t put us off.

Julie Hewitt, Stephen Kitson, Sarah, Adam and Alison

Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay in mid-June, despite the weather! We thought the site was brilliant - quiet, clean, tidy, great facilities block and always clean. It really spoilt us for our brief stay on the municipal campsite at Lichfield (decidedly second rate) after leaving Penybont. The walk into Bala was just right (except when it rained) with all the shops and eateries we needed (great fish and chips even on Sunday night). We had a ride on the railway, and some enjoyable walks in the area, and sometimes we just lazed around reading books bought from the second-hand collection at the Gallery. The wildlife was great with treecreepers even on the tree next to our motorhome. Lots of interesting buildings and history to be found just in Bala itself.

We look forward to another visit sometime

Bea and Ralph Hawkins

Dear cate & pete, just to say thankyou for a lovely weekend at your site. Very impressed with the toilets& shower blocks and the layout of the site. see u soon


Cate & Peter, just a line or two to again thank you for a great weekend over the Bank Holiday. Your site was a perfect base for our cycling weekend with our friends and they all wished they were stating where we were rather than where they ended up (Frongoch)! My elderly parents visited us on the Tuesday for lunch and they too thought it was a lovely site. As promised, I've submitted a review for ukcampsite.co.uk, although as I've only just registered with them, it may not be up for a while. Anyway, I hope you like my review and if we're up your way again, we'd not hesitate to visit you again.

Again many thanks