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“Lovely Cae Adda with lovely owner”
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Cae Adda
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed at Cae Adda for 9 days in Aug/Sep 2013. The campsite sits on the western shore of Lake Trawsfynydd and comprises two or three meadows around a toilet/kitchen block.

The location of the site is perfect to explore the ranges of Snowdonia; Porthmadog is the closest large town about 10 miles distant. Access to the campsite is from the main road to the east of the lake; it is approached via a single-lane road. The setting is very tranquil and peaceful.

There are great views of the Milky Way on a clear night.

You can pitch anywhere and the meadow we were in, to the right of the facilities, had some good level pitches; during our stay there was ample room between the few tents that came and went. You cannot drive your car onto the grass, but there is ample parking near the kitchen block or at the north end of the site, so we didn’t have to carry our stuff more than 50 yards to where we pitched. There are picnic tables that can be moved around, which are always useful. The facilities themselves are perfectly good: there is an enclosed kitchen with sink, fridge, freezer, microwave, additional power points, drying racks; there are two shower rooms both with WC and sink; there is a separate stand-alone WC. We were there at the same time as reviewer Martincf - it is true that the showers had an issue on a couple of occasions, but the owner fixed the problem quickly a refunded double the money, which was a generous touch.

Around the back of the kitchen, there is an open shed with ample chopped firewood. The owner operates an “honesty” system where money is posted via envelopes, which are provided, into a slot in the kitchen wall – this is for the rent and the firewood. I like that; he assumes that most people are honest and not out to fleece him, which is true in my experience. He lives off site, but visits a few times a day to clean the showers and loo and replenish the consumables. He is friendly man, happy to stand and have a chat.

We were so very happy to stay at Cae Adda and would do so again if camping in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We rocked up on Saturday afternoon and pitched our tent near to the shower block field. The view across the lake is the first thing that hits you. The owners are very relaxed and cheerful. Lovely lovely people.

Facilities are brill... there's a kitchen with a washing sink, kettle, microwave, fridge, dryer, and freezer. There's three toilets and two showers. £1 for a 10 min shower (only downside of the trip was the lack of hot water out of the showers in the 10 mins).

Campfires are strategically positioned around the camp.

My parents took the Pine tipi on the Sunday, so, the whole family spent time there making campfires and playing in the lake. The Pine tipi is classy (wood burner stove for heat, electric light, nice clean wooden floors). There's a shed next to it for cooking in on a stove, or even on the rocket stove!

In all, this would've been the single most peaceful site we have stayed out if it wasn't for our kids. :)

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

we'd planned to find a different campsite for each of our 5 nights in Snowdonia. Cae Adda was our first night and we ended up coming back every night. Perfectly located beside the lake, the view is AMAZING! Facilities are well maintained and cleaned every morning.
We couldn't resist a night in one of the tipi's and chose the pine tipi for our final night :-) It was perfect. The position was great and tucked nicely out of the way.
If you see Gwen around the sight make sure you stop and say hi... he's a lovely guy!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have stayed in both the woodland tipi and the cottage and had a fantastic time in both. This site has everything you need and Gwyn and Deilwen are always happy to help.
The location is stunning with the lake and mountain views. This site is a great base for travelling to seaside towns such as Barmouth or for walking/climbing in the surrounding countryside.
The cottage is clean and cosy with everything you need for your stay, and is suitable for all ages-my 2 year old nephews loved it and were safe to play in the gated garden.
There really is nothing negative to say about this place. Will definitely come back next year and recommend to others.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Took two different groups of Young People there in July and August
Fantastic and well cared for site, friendly and helpful owners
A little slice of heaven that i did not know about until now
Would reccommend to all

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed 4 nights in the Pine Tipi at Cae Adda Trawsfynydd. This was the most amazingly beautiful spot. The tipi is at the edge of a lake with woodland behind. The children were over the moon with it. The tipi was basic but had all we needed. The wood stove kept the tipi warm and there were mats to sleep on. It only rained once and the water came in a little at the door but it is a tipi after all! There was a dry shed to cook in and to keep your equipment in. Outside there was a picnic table, benches, chairs, a fire pit and a BBQ. All you need for a camping trip. We took a stove but there was a twin ring gas stove there. There was also a rocket stove which we sadly didn't get around to using. We were allowed as much wood to burn as we liked, in with the price of the stay which was £50 per night.
The showers and toilets were clean and there was plenty of hot water. The showers cost £1 for ten minutes which was good value. There was also a communal area where there was a fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and kettles for anyone to use.
We met the owners who were incredibly friendly and checked in on us on a couple of occasions to ensure we had all that we needed.
The site is in easy reach of plenty local attractions, including Mount Snowdon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This site is away from all the crowds and is well worth the trip, its position on the edge of Trawsfynydd lake and the far reaching views must be some of the best in North Wales.
Four of us had an excellent time staying in one of the lakeside tipis, it was very well equipped and the wood burner made it very cosy throughout the night.
We spent most of our time fishing 50 yrds from the tipi and spent the evenings cooking and relaxing around the camp fire, what a great way to watch the sunset over the lake!
The site has great facilities which are very clean and the owner Gwyn could not be more helpful.
Can`t wait for our next visit and I`m sure we will bring more friends next time.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jon A
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Address: Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia National Park LL41 4TS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Trawsfynydd
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Trawsfynydd
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Cae Adda Trawsfynydd, Wales, United Kingdom

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